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

New Jersey September Events

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

The September events calendar includes concerts, theatre,  sports and entertainment that have appeal to people of all ages and interests

September is also the unofficial ending of summer on Labor Day weekend, and the official beginning of fall on September 21st. With pleasant temperatures, this is still a popular month for Jersey Shore beaches, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, festivals, and events

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.

Northern Jersey  September 2022
Festivals and Themed Events

Annual St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival
Friday, September 2 to to Monday, September 5, 2022 (Friday, Saturday Sunday 4:30pm to 10:30pm; Monday 3:30pm to 9:30pm)
St. Bartholomew Church
2032 Westfield Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ
The feast is truly a great family event and has something for everyone to enjoy. There is nightly live music, rides, games, and great food, including favorites like pizza, pasta, zeppoles, clams, mussels, and calzones. In addition, there are nightly 50/50 drawings and a super 50/50 raffle on Monday.

Scan Fest
Sunday, September 4th, 2022
The NJ Vasa Home Park
Budd Lake, NJ
There will be 6 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent. It's an all-day celebration of Scandinavia at its best – where you'll discover the customs…the history…the ethnic variety of the six Nordic nations: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri - The Hoboken Italian Festival
September 8th – 11th, 2022
Sinatra Park, on the historic waterfront of Hoboken, NJ
(201) 216-0252
The Hoboken Italian Festival, the premier Italian-American festival in New Jersey is over 80 years old, and is derived from a festival in Italy that is over 600 years old. The Festival is a four day festival of music food and fun from Thursday through Sunday. No day is greater however than Saturday, their "Feast" day, when the 800lb statue of Madonna Dei Martiri or Madonna of the Martyrs is carried through the streets of Hoboken.This includes a reenactment of the Blessing of the Fleet in the Hudson River, culminating with a fireworks show over Sinatra Park. The Madonna is sailed around the Hudson before it returns to the church.

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church's Annual Greek Festival
September 8, 9, 10, 11, 2022
721 Rahway Avenue
Union, NJ
908) 964-7957.
Come rain or shine under the tents!
This festival features Moussaka, pastitsio, leg of lamb, dolmades, spanakopites, tiropites, and more food along with folk dancing and live music. There's nothing like a Greek festival! There will be a full lineup of homemade Greek food & homemade desserts, full bar, vendors, rides and games.

7th Annual NJ Taco Festival
Saturday, September 10, 2022; 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
Cost: $10 – $75
This event features over 50 of the Tri-State Area's Best Taco Producers alongside a variety of Craft Beer and Specialty Cocktails. Their main stage has a full day of Live Music and Culinary Inspired Competition. This is a family friendly event with a Kids Zone featuring inflatables, face painting and more.

Annual Feis
Sunday September 11th, 2022; 8:30 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.
Sussex County Fairgrounds
Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
This event features a step dancing competition, music, art, Irish language, massed bands, food, Irish vendors, and a beer garden.

Edgewater Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 11:00-6:00 PM
Veterans Field
1057 - 1165 River Road
Edgewater, NJ
This event features a juried art competition with live music, food, and drinks available from local vendors. Enjoy the magnificent and unique art created by imaginative and extremely creative artisans. Listen to the music, shop, enjoy the entertainment on stage and savor the delicious food from local vendors. This event is free and designed to be enjoyed by the whole family
There is a free street fair, free parking with continuous shuttle bus service from Edgewater Commons.

Hot Air Balloons - Fun & Games Festival
September 23, 24, 25, 2022: (Hurricane Date: Friday, September 30- Sunday, October 2)
Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ
This fun family event features Hot Air balloon rides, live entertainment, food trucks, drone flying demos & lessons, and more!

Roseland Greek Fest
September 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2022
Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
80 Laurel Ave.
Roseland, NJ
Live Greek music, Greek dancing. gyros, souvlaki, home made pastries and more. They will feature the best of new and traditional Greek music including Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey, Terpsixorian Hellenic Dancers, & Fantasia Music
Shuttle Transportation located at 75 Livingston Avenue, Roseland  (Exit 5B -Route 280)

Water Lantern Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2022; 4pm - 9pm
Liberty State Park (by the Columbus Monument)
1 Audrey Zapp Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Cost: $25.99 - $55.99 - Prices increases as date of purchase occurs closer to the event.
This celebration is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.
This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience. Attendees will get to enjoy Food Trucks, Live Music, Designing your Lantern, and the Lantern Launch.
Water Lantern Festival allows you to Light The Water in a way you'll never forget. Now you can experience the magic of thousands of lanterns as the soft lights reflect upon the water.
This is a sustainable event. All lanterns will be cleaned up after the event. In addition, they pick up any trash that may have previously been in or around the water. The lanterns are made from rice paper and wood so they are as eco-friendly as possible and we reuse and recycle the LED candles.

Central  Jersey  September 2022
Festivals and Themed Events

Manasquan Labor Day Concert & Fireworks
Saturday, September 3, 2022; @ 7:30pm
Main Beach
Main St & 1st Ave
Manasquan, NJ
This family event features Concert by Deep Six followed by Fireworks on Main Beach.

Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

September 3, 4, 5, 2022; 11:00am to 5:00pm
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, NJ
Cost: General admission tickets are available in advance as well for $5 or day-of $6.  All crafts will also be available at our craft beer bar for $6. - Parking is FREE!
This Labor Day weekend from 11am to 5pm join us for three days of delicious BBQ and a great selection of brews in our Craft Beer Garden. The perfect companion to delicious BBQ is an ice-cold beer! Our NJ Craft Beer Garden will feature over 40 craft beers to choose from – and for the first time, all beers will be brewed right here in the Garden State.  Enjoy live music from 12-4pm all three days!  After the Reign rocks out on Saturday followed by Chris Morrisy Sunday and Jessica Rose on Monday.
FREE Family Fun Day activities take place from 12-4pm on Saturday and Sunday featuring pony rides, clowns, face painters and a bounce house.

Annual South Plainfield Labor Day Parade & Fireworks
Monday, September 5, 2022
Spring Lake Park
South Plainfield, NJ
Facebook page
The parade starts at the Police Athletic League [PAL] Recreation Center on Maple Avenue at Noon.
Immediately following parade, enjoy the festivities at the Veterans' Memorial Park (327 Elm Street - behind the South Plainfield Senior Center). Fireworks at dusk at Spring Lake Park

Central Jersey Jazz Festival

September 9, 10, 11, 2022
at Three Venues
Website/Schedule of performers
Free to the public
Experience the Sounds of Today's Best Live Jazz at 3 Outdoor Venues in Central Jersey:
Flemington, Friday, September 9, 2022
New Brunswick/ Metuchen, Saturday, September 10, 2022
Somerville, Sunday, September 11, 2022

"Celebrating 170 years of Railroad - Festival"

Saturday, September 10th, 2022; @11 am - 5 pm
The Phillipsburg Union Station, Shappell Park, and the surrounding area.
Phillipsburg, NJ
This first of it's kind railroad festival will feature a celebration of 170 years of railroad history with three walkable areas of food, retail vendors, music, the historic "Becker Train," vintage buses, tours, and with the option to book a train ride on "The River and Steam Train" or "The Winery Train."

The Latino Festival of Monmouth County

Saturday, September 17, 2022; 12-7pm; Rain date September 25th
1 E Main St
Freehold, NJ
This event is a fun family oriented event with special attractions, musical acts, cultural offerings, and some of the most delicious Latin American cuisine found in Central Jersey. The festival celebrates Latino culture through music, dance, food, and entertainment!

Sea.Hear.Now Festival

September 17, 18, 2022; Doors open 12:30pm
North Beach & Bradley Park
Asbury Park, NJ
Website & Tickets
Sea.Hear.Now is committed to raising awareness about the issues facing our ocean environment, including the global plastic waste crisis and climate change.
Two days featuring over 25 performances on three stages, all on the gorgeous Asbury Park Waterfront. The event features music, surf culture and arts festival features over 25 performances, food from regional and local restaurants including vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free options, specialty items from dozens of art vendors with giveaways with Bars & concessions throughout the park and beach Water stations with free refills. The lineup for the festival is decidedly rock-heavy, featured performers include Stevie Nicks, Gary Clark, JR., Green Day and More. They will have three stages -- two on the beach just north of Convention Hall and one in nearby Bradley Park -- and more than two-dozen of bands.

44th Annual Festival of the Sea
September 17, 2022; 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (Rain date September 18th)
601 Arnold Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
This event features local food, over 200 craft vendors, a beer and wine garden, music, family friendly activities. and much more.

Woodbridge Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Sunday, September 18, 2022; 1pm - 5pm
Back of Woodbridge High School
1 Samuel Lupo Place
Woodbridge, NJ
This event features a celebration of Irish customs, food, and drink. The events and attractions include:
Irish Dancers from the American Irish Association of Woodbridge, Irish craft & food vendors, Live entertainment by the Willie Lynch Band, Beer & wine, Super 50/50 Raffle, kids activities, and more!

Annual Rock the Farm Festival
September 22th, 2022; Noon - 10pm (rain or shine)
Grant Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: $40 Gen Adm Tier 2 - $200 VIP ACCESS
At the gate (If available) $45 Gen Adm *Kids 10 & Under are Free
Website- Tickets & Line-up
Rock the Farm is a premier family friendly music festival, featuring 10 hours of world class music across two stages, with a family-friendly kid-zone, Beer & wine garden, craft vendors, food trucks, games, and the infamous foam dance party.
This year's lineup:
TUSK | Fleetwood Mac, The Funky Monks | Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stiff Upper Lip | ACDC, We May Be Right | Billy Joel, ELO Tribute Show | ELO, Winslow | An Evening of Eagles Keep, The Faith | Bon Jovi, La Grange | ZZTOP, Jagged Little Thrill | Alanis Morissette, One Fine Tapestry | Carole King.
All proceeds from the festival benefit CFC Loud n Clear Foundation, an organization that promotes positive life choices by aiding drug recovery efforts.

September 23, 24, 25, 2022
Bradley Park
Across From Convention Hall
1301 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ
732 775 7676
This 3 day festival is the ultimate end of summer experience for food, crafters, games, beer, and a full line up of live music! Over 75 artisan crafters, local craft & domestic beers, and wine too!

Shamrocks By The Sea, Celtic Festival
September 24, 2022; 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Seaside Park Marina Green
807 NW. Central Ave.
Seaside Park, NJ 08752
This family event features a celebration of Irish culture with traditional Irish food and Irish entertainment including Traditional Irish Music by the Shamrock and Thistle Pipe Band and Bally Haunis.

Southern  Jersey  September 2021
Festivals and Themed Events

26th Anniversary Airfest
September 2, 3, 4, 5, 2022; 10 AM – 4 PM
NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Road
Cape May Airport
Rio Grande, NJ
(609) 886-8787
Cost: Adults $14, Kids 4-12 $10, 2 and under Free. AirFest admission is FREE if you are a Member of Naval Air Station
This annual event features all new aircraft, Tuskegee Airmen, live music, beer garden, vendors, exhibitors, classic cars & more.

Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival

September 2, 2022: 5 - 9pm This is a rain or shine event.
Rowan Blv'd
Glassboro, NJ
Cost: Free; Parking Free
This family fun event features restored vehicles representing all decades of automotive history as well as modern exotics and race cars.  Food truck vendors will be on site selling food and non-alcoholic beverages.   Landmark Americana will host the Beer Gardens.  View over 300 cruise vehicles while listening to live music, and a DJ, and enjoying great food trucks, a beer garden with cold craft beer. Participants compete for a multitude of trophy awards judged by car professionals.
The viewing area will be on Rowan Boulevard in Downtown Glassboro and an anticipated 5,000+ attendees.

The 50th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Labor Day Weekend, September 2-3-4, 2022
Salem County Fairgrounds
725 Route 40
Pilesgrove Township, NJ
Website (Line-up, schedule, and Tickets)
This family music festival features southern Appalachian old-time and bluegrass and related music styles. For kids, there is also a Children's Stage.
The festival site has plenty of room for camping for tenters as well as RVers, and unlike many other festivals, they do not charge extra for camping. Weekend ticket holders may camp on the grounds at no charge, but camping is available only to weekend ticket holders - daily ticket holders may not bring vehicles or camping gear into the campground.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks on the Beach in Wildwood

Friday, September 2, 2022. (Rain Date is Sunday at 10 pm.)
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.

Tropicana's Free Fireworks Show
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Tropicana Casino & Resort
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.

Annual Wildwood End of Summer Block Party & Music Festival
Sunday, September 4, 2022: 1pm - 10pm
Fox Park
(across from the Wildwoods Convention Center on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues)
Wildwood, NJ
Free Event
This family festival event will feature free music, entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors and more as we say goodbye to another great summer here in Wildwood.

New Year's in North Wildwood
September 10th, 2022; @3pm
North Wildwood, NJ
Admission: Free
Both the top Mummers Brigades AND top Mummers String Bands from the New Year's Day Parade in Philadelphia will entertain crowds in the pub district of North Wildwood. Take a spot along Olde New Jersey Avenue, where you can get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps.

Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Saturday, September 10, 2022; @11am -7pm
Manahawkin Lake Park
W Bay Ave
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
This family event features Irish music, dancing, crafts, and food.

St. Anthony's Italian Heritage Festival
September 10, 2022; 2 - 10 pm
Glassboro Town Square
Rowan Blvd
Downtown Glassboro, NJ
(856) 881-0500
This festival features carnival games, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, a homemade wine competition, cannoli eating contest, beer garden, food trucks, and of course, amazing Italian food.

Boots at the Beach
September 16, 17, 18, 2022; (Rain or shine)
Olde New Jersey Ave
North Wildwood, NJ
Free Outdoor event
Southern New Jersey's largest country festival features Country bands, Dj's, line dancing, food, and Country vendors crafts and wares. All in a great outdoor setting by the seaside in beautiful North Wildwood. A good Olde Time for the entire family. The event includes an open air concert and vendors for people to choose from. The event is held on Olde New Jersey Avenue in the Entertainment District that allows many options for guests in the areas of beverages, food, and many other entertainment options.

The XPoNential Music Festival
September 16 - 18, 2022
Wiggins Park & Waterfront Music Pavilion
Camden, NJ
Web Site/Tickets
This annual music festival features 3 days with 30+ performers on three stages, two venues, with an eclectic line-up of established and up-and-coming artists. heard on WXPN 88.5FM, the award-winning Philadelphia public radio station. Acts coming to the festival include Patti Smith and Her Band, Geese, Jenny Lewis, Taj Mahal, Kathleen Edwards, Valerie June, Felice Brothers, Houndmouth, The Suffers, Lo Moon, Samantha Fish, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, The Dip, Bartees Strange, Buffalo Nichols, Black Opry Revue, Dos Santos, Tamino, Cosmic Guilt, Catbite, The Tisburys, Omar's Hat, Highnoon, and Chestnut Grove.

New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
September 16, 17, 18, 2022
Showboat Casino/Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ
This event features amazing Horror films in the indie scene and also an opportunity to mingle with big names in horror. Horror fans can also participate in Q&A sessions, see the amazing vendors from around the Horror scene and watch the best indie films around. The event will include over 20 well known celebrities, many Indie Horror films, Film Awards, Exclusive Q and A panels, 200 vendors, Cosplay, Trivia Contest, Photo Ops and more!

Downbeach Seafood Festival
September 17, 18, 2022
Ski Beach
Dorset & Burk Ave
Ventnor, NJ
Cost: $10 in advance $15 per person at the gate. Kids under 12 are FREE to enter.
Located in Ski Beach, a beautiful, bayfront property with a boat ramp and a large grassy park. This venue has unobstructed bay views and allows for guests to get creative with their transportation modes, welcoming non-motorized water vessels to dock on it's shores. With most of the restaurants attending as brick and mortar Atlantic County restaurants, the Downbeach Seafood festival will allow attendees to experience this seaside community as a culinary destination. It is also an excellent opportunity for foodies and food seekers to meet some of Atlantic County's most unique chefs and restaurateurs, all while eating their tasty creations. This event also features. Jersey made craft beers, cooking with local chefs, shopping unique exhibitors, children's activities and amusements, live Sand Sculpting/ Kids Sand Sculpting area, Live Music, Complimentary Demos, and Seminars.This venue has unobstructed bay views and allows for our guests to get creative with their transportation modes, welcoming non-motorized water vessels to dock on it's shores. 
The Downbeach Seafood Festival will support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey through the widely-popular Chowder Cook-Offin. Parking for the event will be located at 4800 Wellington Avenue at no cost to attendees. There will also be free shuttles to and from the Festival!

Medford Oktoberfest & Music Festival
Saturday, September 17th, 2022; 12-7 pm (Rain or Shine)
Medford's Freedom Park
86 Union Street
Medford, NJ 08055
Website/line-up of performers
Free Admission, All Ages, Free On-Site Parking
Enjoy Great Live Music from several local Rock, Folk, and Blues Bands. The event includes a Beer tent, Three tages of Live Music, Food trucks, German Food, Artisan Ciders, kids fun activities and more.

Ocean City Airport Festival & Parachute Pyrotechnic Show
Saturday, September 17, 2022; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Municipal Airport
26th & Bay Ave.
Ocean City, NJ
Features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. The event will conclude with a Parachute Pyrotechnic Show from Team Fastrax at 8:00 PM, This event consists of several highly trained and specially licensed Team Fastrax™ demonstrators exiting the aircraft 6,000 feet above Ocean City's Beach & Boardwalk. Brilliant white or multi-colored projectile pyrotechnics are then ignited and flown in formation, creating a dazzling display for spectators on the ground, concluding with a landing on the 7th St Beach. Viewable along the entire Boardwalk.

Irish Fall Festival
September 23, 24, 25, 2022
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
One of the largest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore -- every September, Wildwood holds the annual Irish Fall Festival!. The yearly celebration of Irish heritage is expected to draw as many as a quarter of a million people to the resort of the Wildwoods for the festival. Come celebrate Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors daily. Other festivities include a golf tournament, Irish dance lessons, 5K run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, food court, and Catholic Mass. The events conclude with a parade on Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues.

Outlaw Music Festival
September 23, 2022
Waterfront Music Pavilion
Camden, NJ
This event features the live music of Willie Nelson & Family, Chris Stapleton, Zach Bryan, Larkin Poe, Brittney Spencer, and more.

Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council # 6342 Italian Festival
September 24, 2022, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Rain date Sept 25th)
Historic Smithville
Village Greene
Smithville, NJ
Come and enjoy a taste of Italy. The event features delicious Italian Food and Deserts, Wine Tasting and Beer, Italian music (Live Entertainment By Jim Craine and his Atlantic City All-Stars Band), Folk dancing, Children's activities, Free Bocce Ball (must register in advance), Italian and Classic cars, a vendor market with Hand crafted items and imported Italian specialties, and a super 50/50. Free Bocce Ball (must register in advance). Open to the public Admission and parking are free.

Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay & Scarefest After Dark
September 24, 25, 2022
All along Amherst Avenue, from Washington Avenue to Coolidge Avenues
PLUS, you can walk the new Promenade Baywalk
Margate, NJ
This event features Food, music (on two stages), crafters, kid's activities, character parade, Margate Catch the Wave Cornhole Tournament and SCAREFEST AFTER DARK.
Scarefest (Funfest) After Dark on 9/24 is a new take on Funfest After Dark. It's about costumes and tastings, dancing and mischief. Guests are invited to get a jump on Halloween and arrive dressed in costume! This is a special adults-only event, includes 5 samplings of wine & spirits, finger…. foods, and access to the Spooktacularly decorated lounge on the Washington Avenue Pier and the special Tito's Handmade Vodka tent.

Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration
September 24, 2022; 9am until dusk
Sunset Lake
along New Jersey Avenue from Rambler Road to Miami Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ
Free admission. Handicapped accessible.
Enjoy a massive street festival featuring scores of craft and food vendors, children's entertainment, live music and more! At 7:30 p.m. the event moves to Centennial Park for live music, culminating with a spectacular beachfront fireworks show at 9 pm

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