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.

WCC Hot Air Balloon Festival

Northern Jersey  September 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

Newark Restaurant Week
September 22 - October 1, 2023
Indulge in diverse flavors, pre-fixe menus, and special offers all around Newark.
For Information and participating restaurants

St. Nicholas Greek Festival
September 22, 23, 24, 2023; (rain or shine)
Friday 12pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm,-11pm, Sunday 12pm-7pm
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
467 Grandview Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
This festival features authentic Greek food, lLive Greek music, Greek dancing, wine tasting, and games for kids. Free offsite parking. Parking shuttles are offered from 3 locations, Coolidge School, Hawthorne Gospel Church and Abundant Life Reformed Church.

Water Lantern Festival

Saturday, Sunday,September 23, 24, 2023; 4pm - 9pm
Liberty State Park (by the Columbus Monument)
1 Audrey Zapp Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Cost: $29.98 - $59.99 - 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.

Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival
Saturday, September 30th and  Sunday, October 1, 2023
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, and more!

Central  Jersey  September 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

September 22, 23, 24, 2023
Bradley Park
Across From Convention Hall
1301 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ
732 775 7676
Cost: $5. 6 years and younger (FREE admission).
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!

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival
September 22, 23, 24, 2023 | Noon to 11pm Friday & Saturday, Noon to 6pm on Sunday
2200 Church Road
Toms River
Come taste authentic Greek food and pastries, Loukoumades, Souvlakia, Gyros and more! Watch our GOYANS and youth groups perform traditional and award winning Greek dances and enjoy live music, rides and games. If you're looking for a fun filled weekend, Saint Barbara's Greek Festival is the place! Large indoor Dining room, Outdoor 60ق│▓ x 90ق│▓ Entertainment tent, Outdoor Greek Food Court with Beer Truck and full bar, Rides and Games, Indoor 12,000 sq.ft. Vendor area with Bistro tables to enjoy your fresh Greek Pastry and Coffee. Something for everyone! No On Site Parking ق│ô Free Shuttle Service from Ocean County College.

Annual Rock the Farm Festival
September 23, 2023; Noon - 10pm (rain or shine)
Grant Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ
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:
Clouds In Our Coffee | Carly Simon, Coo Coo Cachoo | paul Simon, Grateful dub | grateful dead, dancing dream | abba, Lets Zep | Led Zeppelin, Nirvani | nirvana, Romeo Delight | Van Halen, Scarecrow | John Mellencamp, and FIX YOU | COLDPLAY
All proceeds from the festival benefit CFC Loud n Clear Foundation, an organization that promotes positive life choices by aiding drug recovery efforts.

"Celebrating 171 years of Railroad - Festival"
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023; @11 am - 5 pm
The Phillipsburg Union Station, Shappell Park, and the surrounding area.
Phillipsburg, NJ
The festival, which will have three walkable areas:
Area 1, Shappell Park and the surrounding area, with food and retail vendors and music.
Area 2 is Phillipsburg Union Station, the former train station built in 1914. Currently under restoration, the stationق│└s first floor will be open for tours.
Area 3 is the location of Delaware River Railroad Excursions, where you can book a trip on The River Train or The Warren County Winery Train, beautiful rides on historic railroad equipment including an operating steam locomotive. آ

Shamrocks By The Sea, Celtic Festival
September 23, 2023; 10:00 AM ق│ô 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.آآآآآآ

Hillsborough Restaurant Week
Tuesday, September 26 - Sunday, October 1, 2023
For Information and participating restaurants

New Jersey Storytelling Festival
Saturday, September 30th, 2923: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
26 Stangl Road
Flemington, NJ
This event features more than 50 storytellers at five locations on Stangl Road. Stories of all types from The Moth-type 'real stories from real people' to family legacy stories to children's stories. A continuous rotation of tellers will perform throughout the day from 1 to 5 PM.
The day begins with The Story Slam from noon to 1 PM. Contestants are chosen at random to recount a 5 minute-or-less personal tale. The theme is HOME TOWN.
The day ends with The Lightning Round, followed by the festival's signature close, the Lightning Round runs from 4:15 to 4:45 PM.

Southern  Jersey  September 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

Irish Fall Festival
September 22, 23, 24, 2023
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.

The XPoNential Music Festival
September 22, 23, 24, 2023
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:

Diggerfest Fall Festival
Selected dates: September 23rd - November 26th, 2023
Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Dr
West Berlin, NJ
Cost: $42.95
This family event at a top south NJ construction-themed park features an opportintiy for kids to ride & operate all of the amazing construction machines. There will also be live music, specialty food, hay rides, fun and games, hay rides, a petting zoo, a corn maze, fire truck rides, and more!.

Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council # 6342 Italian Festival
September 23, 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Rain date Sept 24th)
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), 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
September 23, 24, 2023
All along Amherst Avenue, from Washington Avenue to Coolidge Avenues
and 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 more.
Funfest is loaded with new entertainment and activities including music, games, back-bay nature tours and educational exhibits. A dozen musical bands will be featured on the main stage, playing everything from rock, to country, to reggae.
95.1 WAYV Kidق│└s Stage will include games and magicians, performing jaw dropping shows with comedy and audience participation. Crafts from over 65 juried artisans offering a wide variety of handmade crafts including: wood designs, pottery, fall dأ╚cor, culinary artisan products and unique jewelry. All of this will be in addition to a cartoon character parade, an appearance by Miss New Jersey, childrenق│└s gymnastics and yoga demonstrations and much more.
A beer garden and Titoق│└s Bloody Mary Village offer plenty of opportunities to quench anyoneق│└s thirst.

Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration
September 23, 2023; 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 24, 2023: 9:00 am ق│ô 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 ق│ô 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!

Wildwood Olde Time Italian Festival
September 29, 30, 2023; (rain dates Oct 16, 17)
Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues
Wildwood, NJ
Admiasion Free
This popular annual fest features an 'Olde World' family festival including a Procession of the Saints, delicious Italian food favorites, merchandise vendors, games, and continuous FREE live entertainment.

LBI's Annual Chowderfest
Saturday, September 30th, 2023; 10am - 6pm; rain date on Sunday
Taylor Avenue ball field, Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue
(across from Schooner's Wharf and Bay Village)
Beach Haven, NJ
Chowderfest has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome the fall.
Celebrate with vendors, brews on tap, live music lineup, and ChowderMonth champion announcements in Beach Haven! The Festival will be a non-tasting event.
Fun for the whole family, and pet-friendly. This is a non-tasting event, meaning no tastings will be occurring. All chowder is for purchase on the Chowder Trail. Select participating restaurants will be at the event selling their chowder along with other menu items.
Bring a chair and enjoy the live music.

Tickets to Popular New Jersey
Concerts, Shows, & Sports Events

Tickets to NJPAC Newark Concerts & Shows
Tickets to Prudential Center Concerts & Sports Events
Tickets to Atlantic City Concerts & Sports Events
Tickets to MetLife Stadium Concerts & Sports Events