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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


State of NJ

COVID-19 executive orders in effect apply to indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people, effective November 23rd: Outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 150 people
The following indoor gatherings are exempt and may continue under the current rules – limited to 25% of a room's capacity, up to 150 people:

  • Indoor performance venues, including concert venues
  • Restaurants with bars, and lounges that serve food and drink, however, must remove bar seating and close their indoor premises for business by 10 pm.

    With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.





Popular September 2020 Festivals and Themed Events

LBI's Annual Chowderfest
Saturday, September 5 until Sunday, October 4, 2020; Rain or Shine)
Taylor Avenue ball field, Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue
(across from Schooner's Wharf and Bay Village)
Beach Haven, NJ
Website/Schedule
Chowderfest Weekend has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome the fall.
However, this year due to restrictions currently in place, the Chowderfest will bring chowder tasters directly to the source by supporting local restaurants and retailers. There will be a lot of events this year including a Chowderfest Play list for in home or on route listening, Ecommerce Chowderwear store, restaurants serving up dine and take home options as well as an online voting component, Chowder Virtual Run, social media and pop up surprises.
By allowing a full month to share the spirit of the event, it allows attendees to enjoy multiple restaurants at their own pace, avoiding overcrowding of restricted space and submitting their vote when they are sure of their choice. Starting September 5, patrons can begin purchasing Chowder cups, pints and quarts to taste so they can even create a "Chowderfest at Your House" event with online voting beginning Labor Day Weekend. Each voter can register for free and will receive the Chowderfest Virtual Information Packet. The event will be supported by interactive content as well as the announcement for the Chowderfest 2020 Overall Champion happening October 4.

Filipino American Festival
Sunday, September 6, 2020; 12pm — 8:00pm
Overpeck Park
199 Challenger Rd.
Ridgefield Park, NJ 076661
201-841-3070
Website
This event features all things Filipino with Filipino foods, vendors, a cultural show fashion show, entertainment, beverages, arts, bubble tea and more.


Trenton Pork Roll Festival
Saturday, September 5, 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.

Downbeach Seafood Festival
Saturday, September 12, 2020; 12pm - 9pm
Ski Beach
Dorset Ave & Burk Ave
Ventnor. NJ
Website/Tickets
Admission: $10 per person. Kids under 12 are FREE
This family event features a seafood lover's dream with approximately 30 different local and regional seafood restaurants and purveyors who will be serving up their favorite seafaring dishes! This is a great opportunity for foodies and food seekers to meet some of Atlantic County's most unique chefs and restaurateurs all while eating their tasty creations, from clams to calamari, oysters to ahi, and even alligator. Attendees will get to try the vast selection of local restaurants, sipping Jersey made craft beers, cooking with local chefs, shopping unique exhibitors, or even playing in the sand.

New Jersey Motorsports Park for the Designer Wraps Beer Fest
September 12, 2020; 4PM - 8PM.
8000 Dividing Creek Rd
Millville, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $35, early entry tickets at $45, and VIP tickets at $75 -Parking will be $10 per car - cash only
Expect over 30 craft breweries and 60 styles of beer, in addition to food trucks, vendors, live music by Megan Knight, and more. Your ticket includes beer samples from all participating breweries. Parking will be $10 per car - cash only. All ticket holders must bring valid ID for admission to the festival to receive proper credentials, wristband, and tasting glass. Guests are reminded that New Jersey Motorsports Park offers overnight accommodations including camping spots and hotel rooms.

South Jersey Wine & Food Festival
Saturday, September 19, Sunday, September 20, 2020
Lake Lenape Park East
753 Park Road
Mays Landing, NJ
Tickets
Attendees will get to meet some of South Jersey's best winemakers and culinary personalities and sample their delicious creations!

Asian-American Heritage Festival
September 20, 2020; 11am - 8pm
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave
Edison, NJ
Website
732 371 9625
This is a Lifestyle Family Festival that brings together the three things that appeal most to Asian-Amerucans:Entertainment, food, and shopping. There will be Dance Performances, Diverse Food Options, Ethnic Shopping, Bollywood Celebrities, Cricket Fun Game, Kids Games, and more.
Every one is invited to attend. People form all backgroungs, religions, and ethnicities are welcomed to join in to celebrate and enjoy the rich sights, sounds, and tastes of Asian-American culture.

Kites at the Pier
Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27, 2020: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier Village
50 Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
Website
This two day family event features a dazzling display of giant inflatable kites visible for miles; an array of vertical wind feathers and ground displays; kids and adults Running of the Bols competition; super-sized giant bubbles, kite sales and a separate public flying field for all!.
Get in on the fun with music and kite flyers from all areas of the eastern seaboard flying their most incredible creations!





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