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July Events: Our Top Picks To Plan Your Day Out in New Jersey

New Jersey July Events

Discover New Jersey's Best July Events: Uncover The Month's Top seasonal attractions, popular events, and hidden gems

The New Jersey July events calendar is packed with exciting things to do.

It includes the popular destination concerts, theatre, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests.





Note: Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

July 2021 Festivals and Themed Events

New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands
Fair runs from Friday, June 18 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
Next to MetLife Stadium
Website (Check Schedule)
This very popular family event features quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, open air thrill shows, games and prizes, and a variety foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages.
All Tickets Include Free Live shows and concerts. Free Live concerts, and Fireworks shows.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks
Every Friday, beginning June 25, 2021 and ending on September 3, 2021 @10pm. (Rain date is Sunday at 10 p.m)
on the Wildwoods Boardwalk
Pine Ave,
Wildwood, NJ
Website
(609) 523-1602
The fireworks will be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and visible from anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk!


Wildwoods Concerts Under the Stars Series
July 1, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, September 4, 11, & 18, 2021 Beginning at 8pm
The Lou Booth Amphitheatre
2nd & Ocean Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ
Website/Schedule
609.522.7722
This event features Free live entertainment


Basie Center's Concerts On the Green
Historic Suneagles Golf Club
Tinton Avenue
Fort Monmouth
Eatontown, NJ
Tickets
Price: $39–$89
Schedule:
Friday, July 2: Brian Kirk & The Jirks: That 70's Show
Friday, July 16 / Saturday July 17: Max Weinberg's Jukebox
Friday, July 23 / Saturday July 24: Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna)
Sunday, July 25: Marc Cohn Friday,
July 30: Dar Williams
Saturday, July 31: Comedian Steve Treviño (2 shows)

Seaside Heights Summer Concert Series
Seaside Heights, NJ
Website
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 7:00pm - All American Variety Show (Franklin Stage)
Monday July 12, 2021 - 7:00pm - October Rose (Franklin Stage)
Thursday, July 15, 2021- 7:30 p.m. - Billy Joel Tribute Concert by Captain Jack (on the Beach)
Monday July 19, 2021 - 7pm - Skys the Limit (Franklin Stage)
Monday, July 22, 2021- 7:30 p.m. - Soul Shine an Allman Brithers Experience (on the Beach)
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sounds Of the Street (Franklin Stage)

Brick's Summerfest Concert Series w/ Fireworks
Summerfest will be held on four Thursdays in July, 2021, each concert event will be folloed by fireworks. A food court and beer and wine garden for guests ages 21 and over will be available for each concert.
Windward Beach Prk
265 Princeton Ave.
Brick, NJ
Website
732-262-1044
Concerts with Fireworks schedule:
July 1: SuperTransAM ('70s and '80s arena rock).
July 8: The Amish Outlaws (Pop/Rock)
July 15: The Nerds (Pop/Rock)
July 22: '80s and '90s theme music night.

Tropicana's Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday in July at 10 p.m. plus Thursday, July 4th, 2021
Tropicana Casino & Resort
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Website
609-340-4000
Free Event
Fireworks can be viewed all along the beaches or boardwalk of Atlantic City.

Seaside Heights Fireworks
On the Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ
Website
833-4SEASIDE
Beginning July 5, through August 25, 2021: at 9:30 PM
Fired from the beach near the Franklin Ave.
2021 Fireworks Schedule:
Monday July 5th, Wednesday July 7th, Wednesday July 14th, Wednesday July 21st, Wednesday July 28th, Wednesday August 11th, Wednesday August 18th, & Wednesday August 25th, 2021

L.E.A.D. Fest State Fair
July 1 - 11, 2021
Mercer County Park
1638 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ
Website/Tickets Tickets; weekends: $8, weekdays: $5
This event features Fun, Food, Entertainment , Fireworks & more

North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival
July 1 - 11, 2021
Route 1 North, next to DeVry University.
North Brunswick, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $5-$20
This festival features lots of entertainment including: Rosaire's Royal (Pigs) Racers, High Flying Pages Thrill Show, Motorcycle Stunt Show, Gossamer Magic Show, spectatucular fireworks, and more. Fireworks Sunday, July 4 & Saturday, July 10, 2021 @10pm (Raindate for Fireworks on Sunday, July 11th) at 10:00pm.

Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru 
July 3 - July 18, 2021
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd.
Columbus, NJ 
Website/Tickets
Admission: $69 plus taxes. Each ticket is valid for 1 vehicle of up to 8 people
Bring the entire family to Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru where you can take a Prehistoric journey featuring life-sized dinosaurs. See the mighty T-Rex, 30-foot Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, and more – all from the comfort and safety of your vehicle.

Summerland Tour 2021
July 3, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Orange Loop Arena
201 South New York Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets
Regarded by Rolling Stone as one of the Hottest Summer Package Tours.
The lineup features Everclear, Living Colour, Hoobastank & Wheatus

July 4th Macy's Fireworks Dinner Cruise
July 4, 2021; Boarding 4:00 PM - Sailing 4:30 PM – Returning approx. 1:00 AM
401 Riverview Drive
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Website
(732) 697-9500
Sailing roundtrip from Perth Amboy to New York City
$169.00 per person plus tax and service fee- over age 21
$149.00 per person plus tax and service fee – under age 21
Dinner Cruise includes: Appetizer, salad, Sit-down dinner, dessert, coffee, tea,water, premium open bar(over age 21) or open soda bar(under age 21), DJ & dancing

Six Flags July 4th Fest
July 3, 4, 2021
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
Website
This Independence Day weekend celebration features screamin' rides and spectacular fireworks.

The Atlantic Highlands Fireman's Fair
July 4th to July 8th. 2021; 6pm - 10pm (Fireworks will be July 7th at 9:45 P.M.)
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
2 Simon Lake Drive, 
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
732-872-8711
Website
This celebration features rides, games, prize giveaways and a large food court with local food vendors.
A highlight of the Fair will be the fireworks display at dusk on Wednesday July 7th.
Additional parking will be available on Friday night because of the fireworks show at St. Agnes Church on Center Avenue, Fireman's Field on Avenue C & West Highland Avenue and the Masonic Lodge on East Garfield Avenue.

Jersey City 4th of July "Freedom and Fireworks"
July 4, 2021@dusk
Jersey City Waterfront
Website
Grucci's fireworks will launch from two barges in the Hudson River, painting the sky with an unparalleled backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.
Note: This year's Freedom and Fireworks event will not be able to include the yearly festival and superstar concerts like years past.

NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
July 9, 10, 11, 2021
Friday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues and surrounding pubs
in North Wildwood, NJ
Website
609.523.6565
This annual festival features live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on their FREE main stage.

The Feast of Mt Carmel - Berkeley Heights
July 14 - 18, 2021: 6pm - 11pm -- with Family night "Mini" fireworks show on July 15th & the Fireworks Extravaganza on July 16th
Springfield Avenue & 56 River Road
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Website/tickets
Tickets: $10-$33
Four days packed full of delicious food, wine and brew, non-stop entertainment, great crowds, amusements, games, and fun for the whole family. For adults, a beer and wine garden will be available.
For those raised in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey the “Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel” held on July 16th is a national holiday embedded in their roots.  Over 100 years ago, founders from Berkeley Heights created the Mt. Carmel Society.  The highlight is the is Family Friendly - fireworks  night on Thursday Night, July 15th, the event concludes at 11:00 pm - with the Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday, July 16th @10pm. (RAIN OR SHINE).

The 146th Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
July 15 - 20, 2021
Mt. Carmel Society Hall
1 Mt. Carmel Lane
Hammonton, NJ
Website
609-561-4818
Sponsors of the Longest running Italian Festival in the United States and a Hammonton, NJ Tradition Since 1875!
Feast Day is Friday, July 16th. with a food stand, Beer Garden, live entertainment, and Fireworks @ 10pm.
The week long Carnival opens at 6pm each evening. The food stand is open for lunch 11:30am - 1:30pm & at 5pm each day.

Monmouth County Fair
Wednesday - Sunday, July 21 - 25, 2021 at 4 PM – 11 PM
East Freehold Showgrounds
Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ
Website
732-842-4000, ext. 4312
This annual event features Outdoor Entertainment  (Majestic Motorcycle Madness, Thrill Show, Ready GO Dog Show), Strolling Performers, Carnival rides, home & garden competition, and live performances on the main stage.

New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
July 23 - 25, 2021
Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Rd
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Website/tickets
This very popular family festival features 3 days of hot air ballooning with approximately 100 giant hot air balloons, live concerts with performances by Grammy award winners, children's amusement rides; a 5K race; exhibits, hundreds of vendors, and an awesome fireworks display on Friday evening.

Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
Friday, July 23, 2021
Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ
Website
Admission for night time climbs is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12)
Climb the 199 steps to the Watch Gallery at the top of the Cape May Lighthouse, to enjoy the grand vista of the evening sky and the full moon from atop this majestic beacon at nighttime.

Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, July 24, 2021
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 
Website/Tickets
Cost: General session,  $50 donation per adult,  will take place from 1pm to 5pm.  The VIP session, which gets guests aboard to enjoy samples an hour earlier at 12pm than the public session, is a $75 donation.
This event features beer tasting, live entertainment, and a free self-guided tour of the nation's most decorated ship — do this early upon arrival; sorry, but no tours once guests sample beer. 

Warren County Farmers' Fair --- Hot Air Balloon Festival
July 31 — August 7, 2021
Warren County Farmers' Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ
Website
908-859-6563
Admission - Adults: $9 Ages 6-12: $5 Children 5 and Under: Free Free Parking: Admission is for both the Farmers' Fair and the Balloon Festival
In addition to the Hot Air Balloon Festival, this event features live music, a Rodeo, with bull riding, barrel racing and horse racing, Truck Pulls, Tractor Pulls and Demolition Derbies, a Wrestling Clinic, children's activities, and more.






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