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!

Nocturnal at iPlay America with Craig Allen

iPlay America goes 21 and over every Friday night! Join Craig Allen on Friday, August 18th from 9:00 to 11:00 PM at Nocturnal with LIVE music by Guilty Pleasure Band! NO Cover, NO Kids and access to multiple bars! Click here for details! 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Date: August 18th, 2017
Location: iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728 United States

Big Joe Jersey Talent Show in Point Pleasant Beach!

The Big Joe Jersey Talent Show, presented by Ocean First Bank rolls into Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant Beach showcasing the best talent from around the Garden State. This year, contestants will complete for cash and prizes valued at over $10,000 including a Johannes Seiler 118 Piano courtesy of Worldwide Piano & Music School in Edison and Seiler Piano, a pair of tickets to the Broadway Series at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, a professional music video as well as multi-location photo shoot courtesy of nationally renowned filmmaker, Gary Gellman, and $1500 in cash courtesy of Ocean First Bank!

Date: August 20th, 2017
Location: Jenkinson's 300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 United States


ATLANTIC COUNTY


Gateway Playhouse Gala Opening

The Gala features a performance by Tony Nominated actress Andrea McArdle. Following the performance, a party will take place at Fitzpatrick's Steak House. 7:30 pm. The fun continues on August 20 with a repeat performance by Ms. McArdle at 3 p.m. Then on August 26 & 27, The Shaken not Stirred Players bring "Broadway By Rquest" to the Gateway. Where YOU write the show ! Tickets can be purchased online or by phone.

Date: August 19th, 2017
Location: Gateway Playhouse
738 Bay Ave., Somers Point, NJ 08244


CAMDEN COUNTY


Collingswood Night Market

On Aug 19 – Haddon Ave will be closed – and you’re invited to PARTY! After the annual Collingswoods Crafts and Fine Art Festival on August 19 we’re planning fun, games and deals for all for the first Collingswood Night Market! Saturday night of the festival, Collingswood merchants will fill the empty streets for a sidewalk sale. Guests can catch an outdoor movie or mini-concert, play games, dance or take a fitness class! Residents, families and guests from the region are invited to specials and entertainment from 5 to 9pm along a closed Haddon Avenue!

Date: Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Location: Borough of Collingswood
678 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Paranormal Weekend

Experience all things unexplained! Enjoy ghostly tales, presentations by paranormal investigators, a phrenology experience, ghost tours and much more!

Date: August 19th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017
Location: Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9, Cape May, NJ 08204


HUNTERDON COUNTY


“NJ Diners”, Michael Gabriele

"The History of Diners in New Jersey," written by New Jersey author and historian Michael Gabriele and published in 2013 by The History Press, tells the story of New Jersey's diner business and the evolution of the American diner phenomenon. New Jersey is universally recognized as the "Diner Capital of the World." Friendly, familiar beacons on the Garden State's highways, byways and downtown business districts, diners play an important role in New Jersey's culture and community life, and serve as the ultimate egalitarian dining experience. Gabriele's book gathers important pieces of the historical puzzle (people, events, places, dates, facts and figures) and assembles them into a cohesive narrative that traces New Jersey's diner history. Along with tales of noteworthy diners of the past and present, the book pays tribute to New Jersey as the diner manufacturing capital of the world during the 20th century. 7 - 8:30 pm.

Date: August 18th, 2017
Location: Bouman-Stickney Farmstead (Wade-Wyckoff Barn)
114 Dreahook Rd., Stanton, NJ 08885


MERCER COUNTY


Best of the Eagles

Join the Best of the Eagles at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds for a re-creation of the extraordinary Eagles sound in one of the best tributes around. Listen to some of the best hits, and enjoy the rhythm and rock from this fantastic group. Listen their true sound and precision that will be sure to have you rocking throughout the evening. Parking for the event will be $5 per car, admission to the concert is FREE. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers to enjoy an evening out in the park. No outside food or alcohol will be permitted inside the Festival Grounds. 8 PM - 10 PM

Date: August 19th, 2017
Location: Mercer County Park - Festival Grounds
1638 Old Trenton Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


Edison Food Wine Beer Festival

The festival is located at beautiful Lake Papaianni Park in Edison, NJ. The event will be $5.00 at the door and children are free. This event will be held on Saturday August 19th, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.This is a festival for the entire family and you will need to come and experience some of Edison's finest restaurants that serve up an amazing variety along with several famous Food Trucks. Keep some room for our amazing Dessert Vendors, some of which have been on the Food Network. Come and experience some of NJ's amazing Craft Beers as well as Wine & Sangria. Enjoy all-day live music in the park and make sure you bring your kids over to the children's area. We will have a variety of craft vendors and we will be raising funds for our local Edison animal shelter. Noon - 7 pm.

Date: August 19th, 2017
Location: Lake Papaianni Park
Central & Linden Ave., Edison, NJ 08899

Wekfest East

Started as a humbling event for grassroots enthusiasts in a small parking garage in 2009 in San Francisco, our event has now reached its eight year serving the community. Wekfest focuses on working with the leading brands and individuals both within the car community and various sub-cultures to bring an event to the East Coast that is one to remember. Wekfest follows a tradition of making each exhibiting car and vendor its focal point, not to be overshadowed by other theatrics. For one day, we create an environment for all car enthusiasts, and those new to the scene to gather, commune and share their common interests. 1 PM - 6 PM

Date: August 20th, 2017
Location: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Tu Sello Latino

Bring the friends and family and experience the flavors, sounds and culture of the Latin world as the Tu Sello Latino Fest comes to Monmouth Park. Festivities will culminate in a concert after the races. Check back for details on who will be performing. Sunday is Family Fun Day with clowns, face painters, pony rides and a bounce house for the kids. General parking $5 General admission $5 Children 12 and under always FREE Gates open 11:30am, first race 12:50pm

Date: August 20th, 2017
Location: Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757


MORRIS COUNTY


Canal Day Music & Craft Festival

You're Invited! The Canal Day Festival is an old-time country fair that celebrates the heritage of the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. The festival is now in its 42nd year. Come to a day of free family fun featuring over 100 unique craft vendors, great food, and educational events. Learn about New Jersey history by taking a Morris Canal guided walking tour provided by the Canal Society of NJ and visit the newly restored Lock 2 East. Experience life on the Canal first hand by traveling down the waterway on a free boat ride or prove your prowess by paddling a kayak. Learn about local and exotic wildlife. Experience the art of blacksmithing, visit a civil war encampment or lay back and enjoy listening to over 10 of New Jersey's best musical performers. End the day with a fantastic fireworks display. Event is from 10 am - 5 pm. Admission is Free, Parking $5.

Date: August 19th, 2017
Location: Hugh Force Park
180 W. Central Ave., Wharton, NJ 07885

Chester Food Truck & Music Festival

The Just Jersey Fest is rolling back into Chester Borough. Food! Beer! Music! Fun! New Jersey foodies, eat your hearts out! It’s a fun filled family day! Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some incredible bands, make for an enchanting and fulfilling Summer day. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the beer and sangria garden along with the amazing sounds. Face painting, Sand Art, Rock Climbing wall and more. Event is a Benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad & The Historic Chester Business Asssociation. You can find them on Facebook at I love Chester, NJ. We are also collecting non-perishable foods for The Chester Food Pantry.

Date: August 19th, 2017
Location: Municipal Field
134 Main St, Chester, NJ 07930

"Jersey Fresh" Harvest Festival

Come enjoy a day at the farm! Enjoy local food and family fun in a beautiful country environment! Please see our website for more details on this event.

Date: August 19th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017
Locaiton: Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Corner 84 County Rt. 513 S. (Old Rt. 24), Chester, NJ 07930


OCEAN COUNTY


Insane Inflatable 5K Jersey Shore

The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to Jersey Shore! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice! 8:30 AM - 1 PM

Date: August 19th, 2017
Location: Drum Point Sports Complex
41 Drum Point Road, Brick Township, NJ 08723

Blue Claw Craft Show

The Blue Claw Craft Show features many local and popular crafters from New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Also featured is a Blue Claw Crab race for children of all ages. Held in beautiful Sunset Park located on the Bay in Harvey Cedars. Something for everyone.

Date: August 19th, 2017
Location: Sunset Park
3 W. Salem Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008

Movie on the Beach: BFG

FREE movies on the beach every Sunday and Tuesday at dusk! Movie audience will be seated on the beach facing a screen. Bring your beach chair or blanket!

Date: August 20th, 2017
Location: North Beach
Carteret Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

The Laurita Awesome 80's Food Trucks Festival

Food and wine lovers will converge at Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks and Fire Works weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine and enjoying a seat to watch the Fire Works! Live music and good friends will make this day special!

Date: August 19th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017
Location: Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey 08533


PASSAIC COUNTY


Passaic County Fair

Passaic County's Annual Fair will take place from 6 - 11 pm during the week, and 3 - 11 pm on the weekend. Rides, fireworks, live music, games, petting zoos, and many more attractions await you at our fair. $5 entrance fee per car.

Date: August 17th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017
Location: Garret Mountain Reservation
8 Mountain Ave, Woodland Park, NJ 07424


WARREN COUNTY


Vintage North Jersey's Annual Food & Wine Festival

The ten winery members of Vintage North Jersey from Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon & Mercer counties gather at Four Sister's Winery in Belvidere for two days of fun in the sun. Live bands each day; food trucks & vendors; 50 plus wines to taste. Come taste some of New Jersey's best wines. Noon - 5 pm.

Date: August 19th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Rt. 627, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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