September Events: Our Top Picks
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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.

Annual Medham Labor Day Carnival, Parade, Concert, & Fireworks

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday, September 2, 3, 4, 5,2022; (Parade & Fireworks rain date on September 10th)
Bourough Park
Mendham, NJ
Admission: Free
This annual family four day holiday event features a carnival with rides, games, food, and a 50/50 raffle, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening 6pm - 10pm.
On Labor Day, Monday, the parade will kickoff @ 10:00am, beginning on 72 E Main St, and ending at the Borough Park Gazebo. After the Parade at 11:00am at the Borough Park Gazebo, the Altman Brothers (Mainstream Southern Rock Band) will perform. Later that night, the spectacular fireworks display will take place at dusk at Borough Park

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.

Fiddlefest Music and Food Festival
September 10, 2022: 3pm - 10pm
Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club
811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road
Bedminster Township, NJ
Event Cost: $75 Adults, $25 Children 5-11, 4 and under Free
This family festival features food trucks, beer, bands, activities for the entire family including magician, face painting, body art, balloon art, bounce house, spin art, crafts, cornhole, water pong & more!
Live performers incluude music by Lords if 52nd Street (Legends of the Billy Joel Band, ) Rainbow Full of Sound (Grateful Dead Tribute), Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac Tribute), Somerville School of Rock House Band (Rock covers), and Emily Vadala (Indie Singer/Songwriter)
Net proceeds from this event benefit the Tri-County Scholarship Fund

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.

Mountan Creek Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th, 2022: 12pm – 7pm
Red Tail Lodge at Mountain Creek
200 Route 94
Vernon,NJ 07462
Website & Reservations
Experience Oktoberfest in Vernon, New Jersey with live music, a wide variety of german, domestic and seasonal beers, ciders, & more, authentic german food, and activities for kids and adults alike. We'll be vastly expanding our serving lines with 6 beer trailers and more than a dozen satellite stations with craft beer, seltzer and canned cocktails.

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.

2022 Newark Puerto Rican Day Parade and The Boricua Music Festival
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Newark, NJ
The parade takes place at noon on Broadway/Avenida Puerto Rico to Lake Street along Bloomfield Avenue in Newark in honor of the millions of inhabitants of Puerto Rico and more than five million people living in the United States.
The parade will be followed by the Boricua Music Festival.

Turning Leaves Tour and Tea
September 18, 2022: 11am - 1:30pm
Acorn Hall
68 Lafayette Ave.
Morristown, N.J. 07960
Event Cost: $30.00
Join MCHS and Passaic River Coalition for a Turning Leaves Tour and Tea! MCHS will guide a special tour of Acorn Hall highlighting the newly-opened second phase of their landmark exhibit From the Waist Up: Bodices, Vests & Jackets, 1840-1920 featuring nearly 50 unique and never-before-seen garments alongside hundreds of accessories for men, women, and children. Attendees will also explore the history of the gentleman's farm, first built in 1853, and the Crane family that called it home for four generations. Guests can choose to start with tea at Willow Hall at 11:00, followed by a tour of Acorn Hall at 12:30 OR start with a tour of Acorn Hall at 11:00 followed by tea at Willow Hall at 12:30.

Balloomination - Warren County's Final Balloon Festival for 2022
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 food trucks, vendors, entertainment and hot air balloon tethered rides, balloon launch around 5:15 pm.
Balloomination is not the typical balloon glow of balloons blasting in time with the music, but an illumination of many balloons synchronized with the emotional content of the performance. This gives an experience beyond your imagination. It will touch you in a way that no balloon glow can. Balloomination has set the new standard for the balloon glow. Balloomination is something that you must see to believe.

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.

Bloomfield's Annual Restaurant Week
Wednesday, Septmber 28th – Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
This event will feature some pre-fixe meals and many special offers at 15+ RESTAURANTS in the Center including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For Information and participating restaurants

Central  Jersey  September 2022
Festivals and Themed Events

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
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.

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!

Woodbridge Hispanic Heritage Festival
Saturday, September 17, 2022; Noon -5pm
Woodbridge Town Hall
1 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ
This event features a celebration Hispanic Heritage Month with a festival that invites attendees to experience Hispanic culture through music, food, and more. There will be live entertainment by Freily El F & DJ Angel, traditional foods, arts/crafts, cultural exibitors, and 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
[email protected]
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!

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!

Annual Rock the Farm Festival
September 24th, 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.

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.

"Hot Rods for Heroes, Classic Car Show
Sunday September 25, 2022: 10am to 3PM
Huddy Park
31 Shore Drive
Highlands, NJ
Free Admission
This event will feature all antique, classic & custom hot rods for a day of fun on wheels.
Come hungry for local food from Highlands great restaurants. Crafters, Specialty vendors and local businesses will be in the Huddy Park area. This event is fun for the entire family!
There is a $10 charge to register your car, of which a portion will benefit Tunnel to Towers Foundation,

Hillsborough Restaurant Week
Tuesday, September 27 - Sunday, October 2, 2022

For Information and participating restaurants

Circus Vazquez: A New Age Traditional Circus Comes to New Jersey

September 30 thru October 10, 2022
Woodbridge Center Lot 250
Woodbridge Center Dr
Woodbridge, NJ
This event features a world class family friendly, animal free, amazing, and entertaining experience with performing artists from around the world performing in a circus style tent equipped with state-of-the-art architecture and technology.

Southern  Jersey  September 2022
Festivals and Themed Events

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.

Frantic City Music Fest
September 24, 2022
Orange Loop Amphitheater
130 S. New York Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ
This outdoor event will feature a stellar line-up of live performances, Food trucks with "top-notch food options for all diets," a merch concierge, and more. Eleven of the top indie bands from all over the country will perform sets ranging from a half-hour to an hour on two alternating stages.
Line-up includes:
Car Seat Headrest, Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail, Murder City Devils, Shannon and The Clams, Rocket From The Crypt, Superchunk, The Raveonettes, Samiam, Titus Andronicus, Protomartyr and Control Top. The event is being hosted by funnyman Fred Armisen.

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

Fall Antique, Glass & Bottle Show
September 25, 2022: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Batsto Village
31 Batsto Road
Hammonton, NJ 08037
This event features bottles, glass items, antiques, and collectibles available from a variety of vendors. Food, and beverages. Parking close to vendor displays will be plentiful.
Wagon rides will also be available at this event and run from 11AM – 2PM. There is a charge for rides to help us offset the cost of bringing equipment, horse and support personnel to the site. Bring the little ones!

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