New Jersey May Events:
2024 Edition

New Jersey May Events

Features New Jersey's top seasonal attractions,
popular events, and hidden gems

The New Jersey May events calendar is packed with exciting things to do in NJ.

May is also the month for the unofficial beginning of summer when visitors will flock by the thousands to the Jersey shore to hit the beaches and the boardwalk amusement parks.

Area 57 Flying Objects

If you are curious about life – after high school or looking to change careers – but are uncertain of your future, check out Area 57.  Warren Community College will be showcasing their Uncrewed Systems Programs.

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.

North Jersey 2024 May
Events and Festivals

Area 57 - Flying Objects & Other Funl
May 4th, 2024; 9:30 am - 6:00 pm (rain date May 5)
Warren Community College
475 Route 57
Washington, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Event Cost: Free for Students/Veterans, $4 seniors, $7 adults.
This event --- Area 57--- will feature Warren Community College's nationally highly rated Uncrewed Systems Program consisting of piloting, design and development, and the maintenance and repair of drones, in addition AI and Robotics. The event will also hot air balloons, combat and FRC robots.

Rock & Roll Steampunk Fair 2024
Saturday, May 4th, 2024; 10am - 5pm
Downtown Washington Borough
44 E. Washington Ave
Washington, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Event Cost: Free
This event features a full day of live music, streets lined with vendors, fabulous costumes, street performers, local specials, activities and so much more! Music lineup includes Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite, Frenchy and the Punk and all the way from the UK is Victor and the Bully!

Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 4th, 2024; from 12-7pm (Rain or shine)
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
Visit their site to learn more
Cost: Admission:Admission: $5 (kids under 38" free, $5 Drink Tokens: $5 Sampler Mug: (w/6x 4oz drinks) $10 Kids Drink Bat: $10 / Beer Bat: $20 Rides + Food are additional costs
Free parking
This event features entertainment for all ages in addition to food, deserts, specialty drinks and much more. The delicious options include 20+ Food Trucks, 100+ Craft Beers, live music, carnival games and more.

Annual Westfield Spring Fling
Sunday, May 5, 2024; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine.
Central Avenue running from East Broad Street to North Avenue and will include the parking lot across from the Post Office
Westfield, NJ
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This fun filled family event will feature diverse live entertainment, food vendors, merchandise vendors, a Kids Zone with rides and a multitude of activities to entertain kids throughout the day. Valenica Music and the New Jersey Workshop of the Arts will perform music and entertainment.

Mother's Day Brunch Cruise - NY Harbor (Also offers Dinner Cruise)
Sunday, May 12, 2024; Board: 12:00pm | Cruise: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Departing from Lincoln Harbor Marina
1500 Harbor Blvd
Weehawken, NJ
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This Mother's Day celebtration will feature a cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers with stunning views of the NYC skyline while enjoying a holiday buffet, classic cocktails, dining and dancing,

Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown
Saturday, May 18, 2024; 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mennen Arena Field
161 Hanover Ave
Morris Plains, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Cost: $20, $60, & $90
This festival held outdoors and under tents with live music, features a sampling of a variety of NJ beers with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & chefs serving BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase. In addition, there will be chefs culinary skills judged by a panel of celebrity judges.

The Rolling Stones Thursday May 23, 26, 2024, MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ
Buy Tickets: Ticketmaster | TicketNetwork | TickPick | Vivid seats

11th Annual Jersey City Jazz Festival
May 29 - June 2, 2024
Jersey City, NJ
This event features live Jazz music performed at multiple Jersey City venues including, White Eagle Hall, Nimbus Arts Center, The Statuary, Moore's Place, Hyatt House, The Canopy, and more!Free admission. The festival is also a celebration of community.

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