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 Jersey Talent Show Opening Night

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. It all kicks off on the beach at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Date: Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Location: Jenkinson's
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742


ATLANTIC COUNTY


Beachstock 2017 - The Planet's Biggest Beach Party

Take tunes and tides, throw in some sun, sand and surf, then mix in more than music, family-friendly activities and fabulous food and spread it all out for 12 hours. The result is the fourth annual "BEACHSTOCK: The Planet's Biggest Beach Party." Events and activities include: Live Bands, dancing, food court, beer garden, vendors, Kid's stage with games, shows, music, treasure hunts, tow at water demonstrations, paddle boarding, free surf clinic, volleyball, FREE movie on the beach at 8:30 pm. No beach tags required at event! 10 am - 10 pm . Rain date: June 25

Date: June 24th, 2017
Location: Beach
Granville Ave., Margate, NJ 08402

31st Annual Red, White and Blueberry Festival

The free-to-attend and park gathering features live music, kiddie rides, a huge classic car show, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, jugglers, and of course the day would not be complete without all things blueberry: pie, muffins, fresh berries, lemonade and even a blueberry pie eating contest. Hammonton is the Blueberry Capital of the World and this festival is one of the biggest and best around. Hosted by the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce.

Date: June 25th, 2017
Location: Hammonton High School
566 Old Forks Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037


BERGEN COUNTY


Shady Grove Arts & Crafts Festival

Held in the very upscale community of Ramsey, NJ, the 3rd Annual "Shady Grove" Arts & Crafts Festival with feature artisans, craftsmen and photographers from the tri-state area and beyond. There will be a special section for specialty foods, light music and a "hands on" craft area for the children. The exhibitors are some of the finest artists and craftspeople in the industry today. This show provides an opportunity for the artist to show and sell their products while attracting customers to attend the event, purchase unique items and have fun! Enjoy the day shopping amongst the many exhibitors selling their handcrafted items. There will be excellent furniture and woodwork, ceramics and metal art, jewelry, painting, photography, glass and textiles on exhibit and for sale to the public. This free event is open to the public on Sunday 10AM-5PM. As always, at all of JC's event there will be a wide variety of food vendors selling all kinds of gourmet & specialty cuisine.

Date: June 25th, 2017
Location: Adorno Fathers
575 Darlington Ave., Ramsey, NJ 07446


BURLINGTON COUNTY


34th Annual Blueberry Festival

34th Annual Blueberry Festival and Celebration of the Birthplace of the Blueberry! Join us for this wonderful TWO DAY event in Historic Whitesbog Village from 11 am - 4 pm. A great old-fashioned country fair with Pinelands artists, crafters, folk music, dancing, wagon tours, blueberry picking, kids crafts and field games, Blueberry Art show, vintage tractor and engine demos, Pinelands history and ecology, blueberry plants, blueberry baked goods, ice cream, food vendors, blueberry pie eating contest, historic house and museum tours, Jersey Devil sightings, local community groups and of course BLUEBERRIES! Volunteers manage all of the events which support Whitesbog Historic Village community programs. For additional details visit our website.

Date: June 24th, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
Location: Historic Whitesbog Village
120 W Whites Bogs Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015


CAMDEN COUNTY


Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival

Enjoy beer from over 25 craft breweries throughout New Jersey! Experience a tour of the Battleship, live music, delicious food and craft beers! Special VIP session from noon - 1 pm! For more information, visit website or call. 1 pm - 5 pm.

Date: June 24th, 2017
Location: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ 08103


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Cape May Hops Festival

This second annual all-day outdoor family festival features blues, brews and BBQ! Enjoy local breweries, live blues music on the outdoor stage, and food vendors serving up some tasty BBQ and other favorites, plus a crafts and collectibles show and kids activities, all on the grounds at the Physick Estate. Admission to the grounds is free. 10 am - 6 pm. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Date: June 24th, 2017
Location: Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204

North Wildwood Original Italian-American Festival

Annual celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music held in North Wildwood on Olde New Jersey Avenue. Friday: 4 – 10 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm; Sunday. 10 am – 6 pm.

Date: June 23rd, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
Location: 2nd & Olde New Jersey Aves., North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival

The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival will feature roughly a dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different styles of cuisines from award winning food trucks. There will also be crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more. Friday: Noon - 9 pm; Saturday: Noon - 9 pm; Sunday: Noon - 6 pm. Rain or Shine.

Date: June 23rd, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
Location: Kix-McNutley's
120 63rd St., Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

Quilt & Fiber Arts Show

Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring all things fiber arts at it's annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show. Both days will feature demonstrations and vendors of quilting, textiles, knitting, crocheting, lace making, basket weaving, broom making, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more.

Date: June 24th, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
Location: Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9 S., Cape May, NJ 08204


ESSEX


XRootsFest

XRootsFest is the best multicultural festival in the area. Bring the family and celebrate the diversity that makes our Nation great. Join the Fun! Share in the rich culture of our area. Enjoy ethnic music and dances. Taste ethnic foods and browse our colorful ethnic merchandise vendors. Experience new customs and artifacts. Fun for all ages!

Date: June 24th, 2017
Location: Floods Hill
300 Meadowbrook Ln., South Orange, NJ 07079

Breakfast with the Giraffe

Wake up on the wild side! Learn about our Giraffe at the Zoo from our Giraffe Keepers and enjoy a unique behind the scenes peek of the Giraffe House. Ticket includes breakfast, activities, and admission to the zoo for the day. 8:30 am - 10 am. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. $20 Zoological Society Members; $30 Non-Members; Children under two are free. Space is limited. Learn more and register online.

Date: June 24th, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
Location: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052


MERCER COUNTY


Fun Friday in Hightstown

This event will be held in Memorial Park right next to the Tavern on the Lake in downtown Hightstown from 5pm-8pm. The dates will be, 6/23, 7/21, 8/25, and 9/8. We have a large variety of vendors, farms, and amazing live entertainment. It's a perfect night to grab a picnic or a bite to eat from our many local restaurants and enjoy a little entertainment and shopping. During these nights, you can also take advantage of open swim in Peddie Lake!

Date: June 23rd, 2017
Location: Memorial Park
117 Main St, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520

Firefly Festival at Terhune Orchards

Fireflies are an "electrifying" part of summer. To celebrate this exciting event, enjoy an evening of nature, music, wagon rides, outdoor fun and, or course, the whole farm for firefly hunting!. Celebrate fireflies by making your own wings, bug boxes and antenna.. There will be a $5.00 charge for the crafts activities. Schafer's Gymnastics -the "Art of Flying" techniques will be here to show children some moves through a mini-obstacle course. Enjoy live music by Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band while you wait for the fireflies to come out. Hungry? You'll find lots of goodies available at Pam's Firefly Tent: grilled chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, pie, apple cider, donuts, cookies, apples and more! Pony rides and wagon rides through the farm and orchards will be available all evening. Everyone should wear their wings! Come and enjoy a flickering, flying, fun evening on the farm. Admission is FREE! Parking at the farm.

Date: June 25th, 2017
Location: Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Carter Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Cirque Italia

2017 Press Release – Unit II (GOLD) GET READY LAKEWOOD, NJ, BECAUSE YOU ARE ABOUT TO HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! CIRQUE ITALIA, THE FIRST TRAVELING WATER CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN WITH A SPECTACULAR SHOW THAT YOU CAN'T MISS! Beginning in 2017, Cirque Italia, the first traveling Water Circus, introduces a second unit, the Gold Unit: a luxurious experience where technology and preforming arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. This new performance will feature an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. Cirque Italia is ready to provide a breathtaking experience. This new stage by itself is enough to amaze the most demanding audience, and synchronized with the most creative display of superhuman talent - the result is simply out of this world!

Date: June 22nd, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
Location: FirstEnergy Park - The Lakewood BlueClaws Stadium
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701

6th Annual Taste of Highlands

Come enjoy a Taste of Highlands, and sample scrumptious food & cocktails at 22 Highlands restaurants, eateries & establishments. Taste of Highlands will celebrate the best of the thriving hospitality of the many great restaurants in Highlands. Nowhere else will you find such an eclectic selection of cuisine served from restaurants and eateries in a half-square mile. Tickets are $40.00 per person and are available online at www.highlandsnj.com at participating establishments or the day of the event at Huddy Park or Veterans Park until 2PM. Price of admission will include a map, keepsake tote bag and transportation. Visit all 22 establishments and enter to win $200 in HBP Bid Bucks, that can be used in any Highlands establishment.

Date: June 24th, 2017
Location: Huddy & Veterans Park
Waterwitch & Bay Aves., Highlands, NJ 07732


OCEAN COUNTY


Baymen's Seafood & Music Festival

Enjoy delicious "Jersey Fresh" clams, crabs, scallops from the finest local seafood purveyors. Music by Motts Creek Pickers on Saturday and Gary Philips & the Steel Street Drum Band on Sunday. Craft brew court. Crafters, vendors, food, family activities, demonstrations, decoy carving, boat building and the Juggling Hoffmans. Saturday  Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm. General admission. Members free.

Date: June 24th, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
Location: Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Kick Off to Summer Food Truck Festival

Come out with the family to kick off your summer! Festival features food trucks, live music, and kids activities. $5 admission for adults, free admission for children. The event runs from 3 - 9 pm.

Date: June 24th, 2017
Location: Lavallette Bayfront and Philadelphia Ave., Lavallette, NJ 08735

Art in the Park...and Beyond

The renaissance of Bay Head New Jersey continues with "Art in the Park...and Beyond, a fine art vending event not held since pre-Sandy. Centennial Park will be home to a diverse group of over 30 vending fine artists from all over NJ, as well as MD and PA, who will be showcasing and selling their works. The day will also include music by James Dalton and DJ Trish, as well as a face painter, and pet sketcher. Don't forget to pick up a "Beyond the Park" art stroll card which will guide you around the business district to the local merchants having their own in-house mini "art" events. Cards provided in the park the day of the event. AITP...and Beyond is sponsored by the Bay Head Business Association. 10 am - 4 pm *Rain or Shine

Date: June 25th, 2017
Location: Centennial Park
83 Bridge Ave., Bay Head, NJ 08742


SUSSEX COUNTY


8th Annual Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival

Two days of great music and mouthwatering BBQ served up by top chefs from across the country heat up the summer outdoor concert and grilling season. Presented by Franklin Sussex Auto Mall, this annual weekend bash brings Southern rock, Southern Cooking and good times to Northern New Jersey. The legendary Charlie Daniels, Blackberry Smoke, Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, Butch Trucks and his Freight Train Band, Marshall Tucker and The Steppin' Stones head nine bands performing over two days while top competitive rib teams serve up delicious BBQ all weekend then compete for the coveted titles of Best Ribs, Best Sauce and People's Choice award. New to the menu this year: wings! This is a true outdoor festival experience featuring craft beers and the ability to camp out during the weekend with bonus concerts.

Date: June 24th, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
Location: Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ 07822


WARREN COUNTY


Car Show

Classic cars and trucks, various prizes, a DJ, giveaways and special attraction vehicles. In lieu of a registration fee we are asking for a donation to 2kidsfoundation.org.

Date: June 24th, 2017
Location: Downtown Washington
44 E. Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 07882

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