May Events: New Jersey Entertainment

2019 Schedule For Concerts, Theatre, Comedy, and Sports

New Jersey May Events

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.



Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. 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.

May Festivals and Themed Events

Eco Fair: Artful Living, Handmade & Homegrown
Saturday, May 4, 2019: 10am - 5pm
Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
856-825-6800
Website
Inspired by natural living, this event features the handmade works of New Jersey artists, locally grown native plants, herbs and vegetables, environmental organizations, hands-on crafts and activities for families and live music. Keynote speaker Pat Sutton, sponsored by CU Maurice River, will present It's a Jungle Out There: LIFE & DEATH in the Wildlife Garden. A book signing will follow after the presentation.

Chester Food Truck and Music Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11 AM - 7 PM
Municipal Field
134 Main St,
Chester, NJ
Cost: $5
Facebook Page
Over 20 gourmet food trucks, 3 great bands, craft beer & sangria garden, kids activities, benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad, Chester Food Pantry & Historic Chester Business Association. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs, pups and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the beer and sangria garden along with the amazing sounds. Face painting, vendors, kids activities.

Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2019; 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-7644
Website
Adults: $5, Children 12 and under: Free
This family event features more than 25 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare • Over 100 craft beers • A variety of hard ciders, hard sodas, flavored drinks, and wine • Backyard games and activities, including Ladderball, KanJam, Wiffle ball, volleyball, carnival games, and bounce houses • Great live music • Sports on our giant video board • Shopping with local vendors • Free parking

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 6, 2018; 11am to 6pm
Washington Street
Observer Highway to 7th Street
Contact:
Hoboken Division of Cultural Affairs
201-420-2207
gfallo@hobokennj.org
Website
Admission is free
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and crafts people with 3 stages of live performance. More than a music festival, there will be; Fine artists displaying oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc
Children’s activities with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more. Crafters displaying and selling handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items. And of course what's a Hoboken festival without food. There will be great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.

33rd Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival
Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19, 2019; Rain or shine event.
Downtown Belmar
Belmar Plaza Parking Lot Between 8th and 10th Avenues
Belmar, New Jersey.
Website
Free admission and shuttle from downtown, marina and train station.
Feast on your fill of crab cakes, steamed clams, combo platters and more during this years Seafood Festival. Hometown favorites Ragin' Cajun, Klein's, Jake's Downtown, Simply Southern, Marina Grille, and Mr. Shrimp Seafood Restaurant were among the participating Belmar restaurants.
Food will be for sale at each individual vendors booth.

Jersey Shore Festival
May 17th and 18th, 2019: (rain or shine)
Seaside Heights, NJ
Website (Information and line-up)
(732) 203-7787
FREE ADMISSION,
This event features performances by over 300 artists from around the world. Aside from the music, the Jersey Shore festival also includes activities that are fun the for whole family including BMX and Skate Shows, Motocross Shows, Ford Car show, Pro's vs. Heroes Charity Flag Football Game, Free Monster Truck Rides, Food Trucks, the JSF Vendor Village, and much more!

Azela Festival
Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Mother's Day) 10 am - 4 pm
Sayen Botanical Gardens
155 Hughes Drive
Hamilton, NJ
Website
This annual event features a magnificent display of over 250,000 flowering bulbs, dogwoods, azaleas and rhododendron, beautifully landscaped walking paths, fountains, bridges, lakes, gazebos and breathtaking scenery. Craft and food vendors, along with musical entertainment and children activities will provide fun for the entire family.

The Hackensack Music Festival
May 26, 2018; 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Hackensack Performing Arts Center
102 State Street
Hackensack, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $20
This event features a variety of top performers including:
Ttrumpeter Duke Jones, Armando son Jimenez and his band "Sabor," Multi-genre electric violinist Priya DeBerry, Daneik Ashley, and SOAR (Sounds of A&R)

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