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.

Warren County Farmers Fair

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 2022 North Jersey
Festivals and Themed Events

State Fair Meadowlands
June 23 - July 10, 2022
State Fair Meadowlands
1 MetLife Stadium Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Cost: $38.99
The State Fair Meadowlands is dedicated to providing the best value in family entertainment.  With over 100 rides, free shows, 50 food options, awesome fireworks displays on Sunday July 3rd, & Monday, July 4th, and more! The Fair has something for all ages.

July 4th Macy's Fireworks Dinner Cruise
July 4, 2022; Boarding: 6:00 PM Sailing: 6:30 PM Returning (Approx.): 10:30 PM
Cornucopia Cruise Line
Depature Port:
14th Pier Address: #1
14th Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(732) 697-9500
$199.00 - over age 21
$179 – under age 21
Features a Buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, water, premium open bar (Ages 21+), or open soda bar (Under 21), DJ & dancing.

Maplewoodstock Music & Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2022
From noon to 9 pm
Memorial Park
Dunnell Rd.and Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
A two day family festival celebrating of community music and art. the event feature local music from more than 20 performers and arts put on by friends and neighbors of Maplewood. The event also includes art, collectibles, crafts, clothes, provided by local artists and merchants, food from many local food vendors. For kids there is a Kidzone with bouncy rides, face painting, arts and crafts, and ice cream.
This year's featured performers are: Galactic, Funk Yeah!, and Friends of the Brothers, along with Alexander Kariotis and Autumn Jones.

Fanwood Summer Fan Jam
Sunday, July 10th, 2022: from 11am - 7pm
LaGrande Park Pavillion
Fanwood, NJ
Admission is Free, Park for free at the Fanwood Train Station South Side Parking Lot on South Avenue!
This family festival features Live Bands, Food Trucks with specialty foods for all tastes, a Kid Zone with rides and activities, and a Car Show.
Performers include:
Winslow (Eagles Tribute), The Funktion Band (Funk, Soul & Pop), Mushmouth (Rock & Pop from 70's to now), and Jim Barone (Elvis Tribute Artist)

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Annual Feast
July 13 through July 16, 2022
299 Delafield Avenue|
Town Hall Park
Lyndhurst, NJ
For more information about the Feast and procession with Our Lady, please call
This fun family festival features delicous Italian food, rides, games and entertainment. There are rides for children and adults alike!
Enjoy delicious Italian food (eat in/take-out available). Held in conjunction with the Italian Feast at Town Hall Park Concert “Music Under the Stars”.

Jersey City Restaurant Week
Sunday, July 17 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
Discover deliciously prepared meals from a host of restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines all over Jersey City—from Greenville to Grove Street.
For Information and participating restaurants

Summit Restaurant Week
Thursday, July 21- Sunday, July 31, 2022
A week of prix fixe menus and specials at Summit restaurants! Enjoy a summer evening in downtown Summit with many restaurants offering outdoor seating. Summit Street Sounds will kick off Restaurant Week with live music throughout downtown from 5-8pm on Thursday, July 21.
 For Information and participating restaurants

Morris County 4-H Fair
July 21 - 24, 2022; Fireworks (Friday night, July 22, rain date: Saturday, July 23)
Chubb Park
Next to Chester Library
250 W Main St
Chester, NJ
This annual family event features 4-H animals, Hands-on family activities, quiz bowls, Hay ride, a hay maze Exhibit of art, crafts, Entertainment stage, Amusement rides, Fireworks (Friday night, July 22, rain date: Saturday, July 23), Hot Air Balloon rides (Saturday - weather permitting), and more.

St. Ann's Festival
Friday, July 22 through Tuesday, July 26, 2022
On the streets around
St. Ann Church
704 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ
(201) 659-1114
Enjoy Italian food like St Ann's famous zeppole, music, rides, crafts, raffles, and games. Nightly entertainment on 2 stages. Feast Day Mass on July 26 followed by the Procession with a 600-pound statue of St. Ann will be carried through the streets of Hoboken.

Warren County Farmers' Fair --- Hot Air Balloon Festival
July 30 — August 6, 2022
Warren County Farmers' Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ
Admission - Adults: $10, 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.

July 2022 Central Jersey
Festivals and Themed Events

North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival
June 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 2022
Route 1 North, next to DeVry University.
North Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $6-$30
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 on Saturday June 18 & Saturday, July 2, 2022.
All proceeds from the Youth Sports Festival go directly towards the Youth Sports groups of North Brunswickng>.

Celebrate our Stars & Stripes - Concert & Fireworks

Saturday, July 2, 2022; 3pm - 10:00pm (The rain date is July 3rd)
Fireworks @ 9:20pm
Perth Amboy Waterfront
Sadowski Parkway & High Street.
Perth Amboy
South Amboy fireworks viewed at
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park.
Keenen Way
South Amboy,NJ
This celebration features a 25-minute fireworks program over the Raritan Bay. The launch will have over 3,000 shells and effects, including glittering, strobe, and whistling, with various colors synchronized to a patriotic musical compilation produced by Garden State Fireworks. The best views to enjoy the Celebrate Stars & Stripes Fireworks Spectacular Show will be from Sadowski Parkway in Perth Amboy, the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy,
The celebration will also feature food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, and live music starting at 3 PM on Sadowski Parkway in Perth Amboy and at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy.

30th Annual Oceanfest at Long Branch
Monday, July 4, 2022; 10am - 10pm
The Oceanfront Promenade
228 Broadway
Long Branch, New Jersey
This all day fun family event, with crowds in the hundreds of thousand, have turned out for the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season.
At Oceanfest, visitors can stroll the famous beachfront, take in the wonderful views, enjoy performances by dancers, musicians, clowns and musical acts, sample from a smorgasbord of food vendors, and check out the wares of crafters from all over the northeast. You can even see a fabulous sand sculpture, meet a familiar costumed character, and catch some cool ocean breezes.-- and caps it all off with the most spectacular fireworks display at dusk.

Brick SummerFest

Windward Beach Park
Brick, NJ
The evenings entertainment features music, fireworks on each of the nights, plus food, a beer/wine garden, and more.
July 7: Stiffler's Mom ('90s Hits) - July 14: The Benjamins (Current Hits, '90s) - July 21: Jessie's Girl ('80s Hits)
If there is a cancellation, bad night of weather, the rain date will be Thursday, July 28th.

Thursday's ROCK! Summer Concert Series

At the Hall of Records
Freehold, NJ
Thursdays from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
The free Thursday night concerts feature popular groups and local talent that attract people of all ages
from the greater-Freehold area and beyond.
July 7, 2022: Mission Dance. July 14, 2022: Joe Baracata Band. July 21, 2022: Matt O'Ree Band. July 28, 2022: Peanut Butter Bridges Band.

New Brunswick Restaurant Week
July 9th – 24th, 2022
New Brunswick restaurants have cooked up some amazing offers to get the foodie in each of us out the door and diving into new experiences and flavors. Visit a new spot that's sure to surprise you with delight, or stick with an old favorite where your tastebuds will be satisfied and your heart will be pleased by the local support.
For Information and participating restaurants

Jersey Shore's Summer Concert Series
Seaside Heights, NJ
Held at the Seaside Heights Beach Stage
Blaine Ave
Concerts begin @ 7pm
Tickets: $36.50 - $75.00
July 10, 2022: Moe
July 23, 2022: Air Supply

Ocean County Fair
July 13th - 17th, 2022
Robert J. Miller Air Park
Route 530
Berkeley Township, NJ
Cost: Fair Admission $9.00. Kids Under 10 Free! Free Parking!
This five day family event features entertainmant, rides, food vendors, 4-H Animals & Displays, and more.

Plays-in-the-Park - The SpongeBob Musical
July 13 - July 23, 2022
A unique government sponsored outdoor amphitheater, presenting 3 full-scaled musicals each summer.
Located one block south of the Menlo Park Mall off of Route 1
in Edison, N.J.
The turn off is called Grandview Avenue. At the top of the short hill make your first right on to Pine Drive and the Park Rangers will guide you to a parking spot.
Admission is free --- There will be no advance reservations. Patrons are to bring their own chairs with a back no higher than 40 inches (ex: folding chairs, soccer chairs, etc.) Doors will open at 5:30 pm for chairs to be set up and the show will start at 8pm.

July 16, 2022; 7pm - 11pm
SeaStreak Parking Lot
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
(732) 291-1260
Cost: Free
FilmOneFest takes place in a beautiful outdoor setting with the majestic Manhattan skyline as the backdrop. FilmOneFest (a production of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council) is the Jersey Shore's preeminent showcase for all forms of short films under two minutes in length. FilmOneFest also promotes local and international filmmaking through the use of new media and technology, educational activities and screenings, and supports its local food bank. The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is comprised of a team of dedicated volunteers who include professional artists, educators, business leaders and community organizers. Open for Submissions starting February 1, 2022 FilmOneFest (Films under 2 Minutes) proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway.

Laurita Winery Christmas in July Food Truck Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 16, 17, 2022
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Egypt, NJ
Cost: Admission is $12 ONLINE in advance, $14 at the door! Everyone 20 and under gets in FREE!
This event features an outdoor, fun filled day of relaxing fun on the grounds of Laurita Winery -- a great place to enjoy outstanding wines with friends and family. Pair our delicious wines with the many delicious food offerings available from onsite food trucks. Wine and dine while listening to top live musical artists. Each visitor will be given a unique souvenir Laurita wine glass. Other treats include: free parking, face painter for kids (1:00-4:00) fire pits, fantastic fireworks (Saturday evening) and access to many unique and popular food trucks.

Beach Ball Blast

Friday, July 22, 2022; 5:30pm - 9 pm
John C. Bartlett Jr. County Park
Berkeley Island
399 Brennan Concourse
Bayville, NJ
This event features, Live music, Dancing, Fun Games, Food Trucks, Crafts, and much more

Sourland Mountain Festival
July 23, 2022; 3pm - 8:30pm
Unionville Yards
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ
Website (Line-up & tickets)
Event Cost: $30 Adults
Every year the Sourland Mountain Festival brings the communities of the Central New Jersey region together and presents the best in musical talent, local food and drink, family fun – and a spectacular view. Bring all your friends and family, lawn chairs and blankets and plan to sit back and enjoy the party with a powerful lineup of the region’s most exciting musicians. Festival-goers get several hours of music, food, wine, spirits, craft beer, vendors, family activities, history, critters and wildlife education.

Monmouth County Fair
Wednesday-Sunday, July 27-31, 2022
East Freehold Showgrounds
1500 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ
732-842-4000, ext. 4312
Admission: $8.00, Children 17 and under enter Free. Free Parking
This family event features Live Entertainment • 4-H Shows & Exhibits Rides • Live Music on the Main Stage Robinson's Racing Pigs • Bwana Jim Wildlife Show Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy • Ready GO Dog Show • Horse Shows Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show • Living History Displays Home & Garden Demonstrations & Displays Monmouth County Park System Interactive Display Commercial Vendors • Delicious Food Vendors.

Jurassic Quest
Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31, 2022 (Friday 10a-8p, Saturday 9a-8p, Sunday 9a-6p)
Edison, NJ
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ

Jurassic Quest is the world’s largest, most popular dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Observe our herd of life size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex and an incredible 50-foot long Megalodon. Interact with our trainers, baby dinos and watch a live Raptor show. Join us on “The Quest”, an all new interactive adventure with clues throughout the exhibit. Explore our dinosaur rides, giant fossil dig, inflatables, fossil science exhibit, “Triceratots” soft play area, and MORE!

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
July 29 -31, 2022
Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Website (Events Schedule & Tickets)

One of the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. Features twice daily mass ascensions of up to 125 special shape and sport hot air balloons, headlining music concerts, continuous family entertainment, crafters and vendors, food, a balloon glow, and spectacular fireworks on Friday evening. The concerts feature top performers for each of the three nights.

Soulsational Music Festival
Saturday, July 30, 2022; 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (rain or shine)
Veterans Park
Bayville, NJ
This family event features live music on two stages, crafters, vendors, free yoga, vegetarian and organic food, food trucks, a beer garden, and a kids' village.

Mercer County 4-H Fair & Wheat Threshing
Saturday & Sunday, July 30, 31, 2022:
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane
Hopewell Township, NJ
This event features animal shows and exhibits, homemade ice cream, hay rides, pony rides, music magic shows and farm tours.
On Saturday, Howell Farm's 2022 wheat sheaves will be fully dried and ready to be "threshed" to separate the grain and straw. Demonstrations will take place in the barnyard between 11:00 and 3:00 – with visitors helping to "winnow" the threshed grain to clean it, separating the wheat from the chaff and preparing it for grinding.

July 2022 South Jersey
Festivals and Themed Events

Tropicana's Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday, now until Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, September 3, 2022
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Free Event
Fireworks are launched from the beachfront and can be viewed all along the beaches or boardwalk of Atlantic City.

Atlantic City July 4th Fireworks
North Beach, Friday, July 1, 2022: 9:30 p.m.
Viewing locations throughout the north end of the boardwalk including: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Ocean Casino Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel, Showboat Hotel and Steel Pier. Tennessee Avenue restaurants will have boardwalk activations throughout the evening.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks
Every Friday, June 24 - September 2, 2022. (Rain Date is Sunday at 10 pm.)
and on Monday, July 4, 2022
on the Wildwoods Boardwalk
Pine Ave,
Wildwood, NJ
(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 2, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 28, September 3, 10, & 17, 2022 Beginning at 8pm
The Lou Booth Amphitheatre
2nd & Ocean Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ
This event features Free live entertainment

Battleship New Jersey July 4th Fireworks Show
July 4, 2022: @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ
(856) 966-1652
Cost: $10
Get tickets online or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 or at the Battleship's Ticket Office before the show. Free Admission for Battleship Members.
Watch the Independence Day Fireworks from the Deck of the Battleship New Jersey.
Fire a 5-inch Gun Salute! We'll also have music, food concessions and a cash bar for adults. Tickets are only a $10 donation per person and proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial. The Battleship will open her decks at 7 PM. The fireworks shows are projected to begin at 9:30 PM. No chairs, food or beverages can be brought in. Guests can bring blankets to sit on the deck.

Camden - July 4th Freedom Festival
Monday, Jul 4th, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wiggins Waterfront Park
2 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
This year's Camden County Waterfront Freedom Festival will feature entertainment by the Tri-County Symphonic Band, Travel Lanes, The O'Jays, – and conclude with a spectacular, world-class fireworks display over the Delaware River.

Cumberland County Fair

Tuesday, July 5th - Saturday, July 9th, 2022
3001 Carmel Road
Millville, NJ
The annual Cumberland County Fair event features amusement rides, delicious t food, farm and garden exhibits, home and art exhibits, 4-H activities, entertainment, demolition derby, mud bog, Battle of the Bands, a livestock auction, and much more.

Free Summer Concert Series at Cape May Ferry Park

1200 Lincoln Boulevard
North Cape May, NJ
Every Wednesday between July 6 and August 31. Gates open at 4:30pm.
July 6 – B Street Band; July 13 – Danny V's 52nd Street Band; July 20 – AM Gold Yacht Rock; July 27 – Independence Day; August 3 – Englishtown Project; August 10 – Fat Mezz; August 17 – Legacy Band; August 24 – Sensational Soul Cruisers; August 31 – HunkaJunk

L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival @ Gloucester Premium Outlets
Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 17, 2022
Gloucester Premium Outlet
100 Premium Outlet Dr
Blackwood, NJ
Admission to the Fair is $5, rides are extra.
This event features good food, rides, and entertainment, hosted by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.)
Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.

NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival

July 8, 9, 10, 2022
North Wildwood's Anglesea Entertainment District
Outdoor Main Stage
Wildwood, NJ
Free Event
This event features both national and regional blues musicians, and accompanies the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship. Top Blues acts will perform on the Main Stage as well as in neighboring clubs and pubs. Street Parking is available in reasonable proximity, Alternatively, park along the Trolley Route and take the Trolley to the festival.

South Jersey Caribbean Festival
Saturday, July 9th, 2022; 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wiggins Park
2 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
Experience the crafts, sounds & flavors of the region's Caribbean community. Enjoy a day of steel drum music, jerk chicken, and fun on the Camden Waterfront.

The 147th Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

July 11, 2022 to July 16, 2022
Mt. Carmel Society Hall
1 Mt. Carmel Lane
Hammonton, NJ
Sponsors of the Longest running Italian Festival in the United States and a Hammonton, NJ Tradition Since 1875!
This annual family event features a food stand, Beer Garden, live entertainment, and more!

Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

July 13, 2022
Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ
Admission for night time climbs is $20 for adults and $8 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.

BRT Weekend: Caribbean Music Festival
July 15th - 17th 2022
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Website / Tickets
Cost: $15 – $20. Kids 13 and under are free.
This is the ultimate destination, day-party music festival. Inspired by Caribbean culture, each of their festivals includes 6 uniquely themed events, all-inclusive with free drinks & food, across a multi-day span on the Atlantic City Beach.

Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival
July 16, 17, 2022
Showboat Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ
This festival features an outdoor celebration of all things vegan and plant-based—from meals by local chefs to fashion and more. Certain vendors will also be catering to the gluten-free crowd. Tickets can be purchased here.

Burlington County Farm Fair
July 19 until July 23, 2022
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road
Springfield Township, NJ.
This annual family event promotes agriculture, social life, and youth as well as educating the general public by conducting a yearly agricultural fair with exhibits, livestock, and farm products. The activities include: Fireworks on Opening night July 19th

Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival

Saturday, July 23, 2022; 10AM – 5PM
The Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ
Admission is free
This family event features hard shell crabs, craft beers, food trucks and vendors, crafters, family entertainment and back-to-back music on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the shade near the outdoor stage. Well-behaved pets welcome!

Ocean City Night In Venice
July 23, 2022; @6pm
Ocean City, NJ
This years theme will be "Mummers: Struttin' on the Bay," a tribute to the colorful costumes, themed entries and distinctive string bands that define Philadelphia's annual New Year's Day parade and Ocean City's Tuesday nights on the Boardwalk. The grand finale Fireworks display will light up the bay and cap off the festivities at dusk.

Swedesboro Food Truck Festival & Dancing in the Park
July 28, 2022
Swedesboro Auction Park
101 Leahy Ave.
Swedesboro, NJ
Dancing in the Park will be held in conjunction with Food Truck Thursdays. Enjoy some tasty food and drink from a variety of area food trucks and vendors! This is a family friendly foodie event! There will be some games and background music to enjoy as you dig in and enjoy the music! Food Truck Festivals & Dancing in the Park,
will be held throughout Summer 2022
Music Lineup:

'22 MBA Wine Tasting
July 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edgemar Circle Recreation Field
located adjacent to the Jerome avenue ballfield
Margate, NJ
This event is much more than just a WINE TASTING!
Hosted by Diane Mitchell from 95.1 WAYV's "Mike & Diane Show", the event boasts a live and silent auction with auctioneer Lou Solomon. Amazing food, Jagielky's Chocolates, palate pleasing wine, craft beers, spirits, tasty bar drinks that are minus the alcohol, live music and dancing with the Mas Tequila Orchestra – all combine to make this an exciting (and annually sold out) event!
A portion of the proceeds from this event helps fund the opportunities and needs for children, including high school seniors who have attended Margate City schools and are continuing their education.

Sunflower Festival
July 29, 30, 2022: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sahl's Father Son Farm
420 W Pestalozzi Ave
Egg Harbor City, NJ
This event features 10 acres of sunflowers fields, live music, food trucks, craft vendors and of course photo opportunities.

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