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18 of the best things to do this weekend in NJ — July 14-16, 2017

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Looking for summer fun this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Check out our complete list of great events and fun things do right here in the great Garden State!

Big Joe Henry LIVE on the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights

Join Big Joe Henry as he broadcasts LIVE from the boardwalk in Seaside Heights on Saturday, July 15th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come see Big Joe and the Jersey Prize Team and see why everyone is talking about Seaside Heights, the classic American Boardwalk at the place to be this summer. With the new roller coaster, Hydrus, new restaurants, festivals, concerts, and free movies, you have to see for yourself. Visit Exit82.com for more information.

Date: July 15th, 2017
Location: Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Lincoln Ave. , Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


ATLANTIC COUNTY


Barrel Tasting Weekend

Ever wonder what your favorite wine tastes like straight out of the barrel? Are you interested in getting that wine 50% off? If so, the Bellview Winery Barrel Tasting Weekend is the event for you. Sample the next upcoming vintages as well as selections from our Celestial Series. The Celestial Series is a series of blends that were featured on tap in the winery. Due to popular demand, these blends were bottled in small batches that are typically not available for tasting. Join us to celebrate the wines to come from 10 am – 5 pm. Event Wine tasting is $5 and our standard tasting will also be available in the tasting room for $5 for 8 tastes. Futures for upcoming vintages will be available for purchase with special pricing of up to 50% off.

Date: July 15th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017
Location: Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St., Landisville, NJ 08326

Car Cruise

Stop by The Village Greene at Historic Smithville from 5 – 8 pm to see some spectacular vehicles on display, or show off one of your own! The Car Cruises is a perfect hang-out for all car enthusiasts to see, show, and talk cars. Historic Smithville also offers 60 Shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, train ride, paddleboats, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn and over 26 free weekend events!

Date: July 14th, 2017
Location: Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville, NJ 08205


BURLINGTON COUNTY


High Tea in Suningive: Blueberry Tea & Social

Enjoy tea and blueberry treats in Elizabeth White’s historic Suningive Cottage, the historic home of the cultivator of highbush blueberries. Pre-registration is required and available by phone or email. $15 per person, 2 pm.

Date: July 16th, 2017
Location: Historic Whitesbog Village
120 W. Whites Bogs Rd. #34, Browns Mills, NJ 08015


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Crabulous Crab Day 

Join us at The Wetlands Institute for a day filled with Crabulous fun and see just how much you can learn about crabs! On the program: Crab Races and Games, Crabbing at the Dock, Crabbing Tips and Tricks, Crab Teaching Tank, Crabbing Tournament, and more! 9:30 am – 3 pm.

Date: July 14th, 2017
Location: The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

13th Annual Celtic Festival

Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment-music, dancing, crafts, beer pavilion and more!

Date: July 15th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017
Location: Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9, Cape May, NJ 08204

Annual Duke of Fluke Fishing Tournament

Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle presents the annual Duke of Fluke Tournament – South Jersey’s largest Fluke Tournament starts 7:30 am. Live music, Pig Roast BBQ and Awards Ceremony start at 6 pm. Captain’s Meeting: 7 pm. Entrance fee for participants.

Date: July 15th, 2017
Location: 1020 W. Rio Grande Ave. (Rt. 47), Wildwood, NJ 08260

Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt

Aaaarrhhh you ready for Captain Kidd? The adventurous Captain Kidd has set sail for Historic Cape May in hopes of arriving on Sunday, July 16 ,2017 for the 54th Annual Cape May Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt to be held on the beaches of the nation’s oldest seashore resort. Youngsters are invited to rendezvous with Captain Will Kidd on the Cape May Promenade in front of Cape May Convention Hall on July 16 at 1 p.m. Lucky treasure seekers will follow Captain Kidd to his secret site in search of the elusive buried treasure. This event is free and open to children ages 3 – 10 years old.

Date: July 16th, 2017
Location: Cape May Promenade
714 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204


ESSEX


Tours of the Historic Houses

Step back in time Get to know ALL of the Montclair History Center’s historic houses in one afternoon! Discover the people whose “many voices” and life stories shaped our community, and travel through the ages with the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Hear about the evolution of our young country from New Jersey’s point of view, and learn of a unique story set during a time when the nation was embroiled in the Civil Rights. Visit our community farm to learn more about our agricultural past, and don’t forget to say hello to our happy brood of chickens! Your visit then continues to the elegant Shultz House, an amazing, fully-intact time capsule that takes you away to life in the early 20th century. A home chock full of original character, visitors can linger in a classic library full of vintage science instruments, admire Delft handiwork imported from the Netherlands, and marvel at the beautifully crafted woodwork. Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA are on the hour, last tour at 3 pm.

Date: July 16th, 2017
Location: Montclair History Center
108 Orange Rd., Montclair, NJ 07042


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


Garden State Cat Club Show & Expo

This is New Jersey’s largest cat show! Whether you’re a cat lover, a trainer, a presenter or simply looking for the “purr-fect” family outing, there is something for everyone. The Expo, affiliated with Cat Fanciers’ Association, is the not-for-profit club’s major fundraiser to support cats through local feline welfare groups. Events include: Pedigree & Household Pet compete for rosettes; Feline Agility Competition: Cats will compete on an obstacle course; Ambassador Cats; Adopt-A-Cat: Local shelters will have cats available for adoption; Ask the Vet; Meet the Breeds; Vendor and much more. Tickets are sold at the door. Visit website for ticket prices, discount coupon and more!

Date: July 15th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017
Location: New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
7 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ 08837


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Surf & Turf Seafood Fest

The festival features a variety of delicious seafood from top Garden State restaurants. With chefs battling for top titles, everyone fills up on mouth-watering offerings. Exciting thoroughbred racing, live entertainment, crafters and Star-Ledger Family Fun day Sunday combine for a fun filled weekend!

Date: July 15th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017
Location: Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757


MORRIS COUNTY


White Meadow Lake Festival Days

This family-friendly annual event presented by the White Meadow Lake Property Owners Association features live entertainment, contests, fireworks, favorite fair food and midway rides for all ages. Festival parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 on Friday and $30 Saturday – Sunday. Ride tickets are also available onsite for $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 3 or more tickets each. Carnival hours are 6 – 11 pm Friday, 3 – 11 pm Saturday (noon festival opening), and noon – 10 pm Sunday.

Date: July 14th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017
Location: White Meadow Lake Clubhouse Grounds
100 White Meadow Rd., Rockaway, NJ 07866

Blueberry Festival

Bring the family and celebrate with: Delicious Blueberry Treats made with Our Own Local Blueberries including Blueberry Shortcake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Ice Cream and more!Scenic Hayrides to our Blueberry Patch for pick-your-own Blueberries! Enjoy lots of Family Fun Activities (Pony Rides, Tractor Train Rides, Moon Bounce, Hay Wagon Rides, Corn Kingdom, Sunflower Maze and much more). Something for the whole family!

Date: July 8th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017
Location: Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, NJ 07930

Alexander and Eliza Hamilton: A Match Made in Morristown

This walking tour will cover a half mile and take one hour. Walk in Hamilton’s shoes; he lived in Morristown twice as aide-de-camp to General George Washington. On his second visit, he met and wooed his future wife, who was visiting Morristown, Eliza Schuyler. Tour begins at 10 am in the center of the Morristown Green. Cost is $15 per person.

Date: July 15th, 2017
Location: The Morristown Green
Park Place, Morristown, NJ 07960


OCEAN COUNTY


2017 Wooden Boat Festival

The Wooden Boat Festival is a yearly festival hosted by the Toms River Seaport and Maritime Museum for many years. This event is filled with family fun, wooden boat races, and live entertainment and food. Call the Toms River Seaport for any questions regarding this event. Now accepting applications for Wooden boats and vendors. The Toms River Seaport and Maritime Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the maritime history of Toms River and Barnegat Bay. With exhibits, display and educational programs, The Seaport provides knowledge and understanding of the important maritime history of Toms River. Founded in 1976 the Museum occupies the 1868 Carriage House of Joseph Francis. The Seaport and Museum are a volunteer run non-profit organization. Donations are used to update displays, vintage boat repairs, and educational programs.

Date: July 15th, 2017
Location: Toms River Seaport and Maritime Museum
Huddy Park, Water St., Toms River, NJ 08754

30th Annual Art Festival

Renowned artists and fine crafters from all over the country have been bringing their fine arts and crafts to this show for many years, plus new artists are added each year. Features local artists as well as artists from as far away as Florida and Maine.

Date: July 16th, 2017
Location: Sunset Park
3 W. Salem Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008


SOMERSET COUNTY


Festival of Nature

This year Wagner Farm Arboretum’s widely acclaimed Festival of Butterflies has been expanded to include many exciting new attractions and has been renamed “A Festival of Nature.” This wonderful event boasts a wide array of animal exhibits, outdoor activities, food, games, music, honey extraction, and vendors. It’s a great day out for the whole family. Visitors will be enthralled to hand-feed hundreds of beautiful butterflies in our giant walk-through butterfly pavilion and amazed by our raptor exhibit featuring eagles, falcons, owls and hawks and our falconry free-flight shows. Stop by our giant petting zoo and feed the animals and then head off to Rizzo’s Reptiles’ to see their animal demonstrations. Do not miss “Tecomah”, a real-live timber wolf! Children can help build a giant bug hotel, put out fires with the fire truck hose, jump around to their hearts content on our giant inflatables and play lots of fun games. 11 am – 4 pm.

Date: July 15th, 2017
Location: Wagner Farm Arboretum
197 Mountain Ave., Warren, NJ 07059


WARREN COUNTY


Barrel Tasting

Enter Villa Milagro’s pristine winery and learn how juice is transformed into the delicious elixir we call wine. We will tap barrels and tanks to allow you to taste wine at various stages of development. Tours on the hour beginning at 1 pm. Last tour starts at 4 pm. Admission $5. Details available online. 1 – 5 pm.

Date: July 15th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Rt. 627, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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