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

New Jersey May Events

Discover New Jersey's Best May Events: Uncover The Month'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.


In response to this unprecedented crisis that is affecting our health concerns, all aspects of lives, and in particular with all New Jersey Leisure events and activities, we have removed events that we know have been cancelled. Our viewers are advised to check in with each of the venues, activities, and events that are listed in our webpages to ensure that they have not closed or postponed.This is especially the case with 3rd party ticket brokers below who have not yet updated their computerized scheduling of ticket sales.

Please visit our coronavius update web page for the latest information on New Jersey venue and activity closings.


May Festivals and Themed Events

Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2020; 12:00 - 7:00 PM (Rain or shine)
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-7644
Website
Adults: $5, Children 38 Tall and Shorte, 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

34th Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival
Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17, 2020; 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
Rescheuled to: May 29-30, 2020: (rain or shine)
Seaside Heights, NJ
Website (Information and line-up)
(732) 203-7787
FREE ADMISSION,
This family event event features performances by over 150 artists from around the world. Aside from the music, the Jersey Shore Festival also includes activities that are fun for the whole family including Motocross Shows, the JSF Vendor Village, and much more!

The New Jersey Jerk Fest
Saturday, May 23, 2020; 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Arbor Rescue Squad Lot
1790 West 7th Street
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Website
Cost: $5 - $10
The New Jersey Jerk Fest is anticipating to be the largest Caribbean Festival in the New Jersey. It has a broad general market appeal as the popularity of 'Jerk' transcends easily across the New Jersey area's dynamic, multi-ethnic population.
This family event features local chefs and restaurants cooking up variations of Jerk food, Food trucks and food vendors, Local performers & Live stage acts, A Beer garden, Craft and other shopping vendors, Bouncy Houses and other Kids Activiies

Trenton Pork Roll Festival

Saturday, May 23, 2020; 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
Website
Cost: $5
Whether you call it Pork Roll or Taylor Ham ... this cult favorite meat, still made in Trenton, is one of Jersey's most beloved edible treasures. This event features Food trucks & guest chefs, a Beer garden and full bar, Live music stage, their superhero mascot, P-Roll (alias: Casey Taylor) VIP option for the ultimate experience Games and fun for kids and adults alike.

Concerts

America's AC/DC Thunderstruck
May 29, 2020; @8pm
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
Web Site / Tickets
Contact: stephaniey@iplayamerica.com
Event Cost: $20+
Thunderstruck recreates the spirit and energy of an AC/DC concert, the way you remember it. Thunderstruck aims to please every crowd, playing the songs you know and love from all eras of AC/DC. Striving to stay true to the AC/DC way, Thunderstruck obsesses over the tones and structures of each song's studio and live versions, also using all the gear necessary to bring the power and entertainment of a genuine AC/DC show.





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