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!

Join Big Joe Henry as he broadcasts LIVE from the boardwalk in Seaside Heights on Saturday, August 5th 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: August 5th, 2017
Location: Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Lincoln Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Join Big Joe Henry and the Jersey Prize Team at Buhler Ford on Route 36 in Eatontown for Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Enjoy free hamburgers, hot dogs and music! Everyone who visits Big Joe from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, gets a coupon for a free oil change. Plus, anyone who buys a car that Saturday, Barry ‘the Carman’ Pollack will donate $50.00 to the Asbury Park Music Foundation.

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: Buhler Ford
105 NJ-36, Eatontown, NJ 07724


ATLANTIC COUNTY


Cast your line and sip some wine at the Bellview Winery annual Seafood Festival! We will have a wide selection of seafood delights from some of the best gourmet seafood producers in the area. Wine tasting and Sangria will be available outside with chilled bottles inside for purchase. To the Maxx will be playing live throughout the day to get your sea legs dancing. Tickets to the event are $15 and will be available at the admissions tent or on our website. Children and leashed pets are welcome, and we do allow outside food. Outside alcohol is prohibited. Don't forget to bring your chairs and blankets! Pop up tents are permitted in designated areas on a first come first served basis.

Date: August 12th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Location: Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St., Landisville, NJ 08326


BURLINGTON COUNTY


Concert is presented at the bandstand from 4 - 6 pm. The boat parade follows and culminates with a fantastic fireworks display at 9:30 pm.

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: Riverfront Promenade
High St. & Pearl Blvd., Burlington City, NJ 08016

CIRQUE ITALIA, THE FIRST TRAVELING WATER CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN WITH A SPECTACULAR SHOW THAT YOU CAN'T MISS! Cirque Italia has grown to the point where the next logical step can only be to expand operations and double our presence at the national level. In response to our wonderful fans all over the U.S., and with over 90% of shows being sold out, NOW is the perfect time for a substantial investment. 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.

Date: August 10th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Location: Burlington County Fairgrounds
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd., Burlington, NJ 08022


CAMDEN COUNTY


Check out artifacts and meet re-enactors as the Battleship celebrates the anniversary of victory on World War II!

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ 08103


CAPE MAY COUNTY


It's a weekend full of incredible artistry and fun events - major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, and so much more! Friday: Noon - 11 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 11 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm. $20 per day or $40 for the entire weekend. For more info about the show call or visit website for a detailed schedule of events.

Date: August 11th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Location: Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Dozens of crafters offer everything from jewelry to leather goods, from fashion and accessories to water colors, so you are sure to find all the perfect gifts you've been searching for-and of course, a little something for yourself.

Date: August 12th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Location: Cape May Promenade
Boardwalk, Cape May, NJ 08204

Antique and classic cars and trucks line the Village’s shaded paths. Enjoy family activities and a classic car parade!

Date: August 12th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Location: Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9, Cape May, NJ 08204


ESSEX


This outdoor festival brings classic house music to West Orange, at beautiful and scenic venue on the banks of Crystal Lake. House Head Summerfest features house music artists and DJs poised to keep you on your feet, while you enjoy the rhythms and a variety of delicious foods and other vendors. Additional information available online.

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center
4 Boland Dr., West Orange, NJ 07052


MERCER COUNTY


The Butterfly Festival featuring the NEW Kate Gorrie Butterfly House is a family-oriented day that has grown to be a major regional event, attracting more than 3,000 visitors. The day will feature new and exciting ways in which the Watershed is fulfilling its mission to protect the environment and clean water. We invite you to join us in modeling ways to participate in the process of keeping our earth green and provide examples of planet-friendly choices to help support greener-living. We will feature local crafts and products and exhibitors with many types of art, crafts, music, photography, sculpture, etc.

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534

Hopewell Borough eateries will be serving up something extra delicious in August. For the first time, Hopewell will have a Summer Restaurant Week. This is the time when local farms have many items in season, so be sure to check out our menus to see who is featuring local foods from your favorite farms. Wednesday August 9th there will be a Pop up Farmers Market in town to celebrate all that is fresh.

Date: August 7th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Location: Various locations in Hopewell
Hopewell, NJ 08525


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


For more than 75 years, the Middlesex County Fair has been a tradition that brings together thousands of residents for a week of summer fun! With around 85,000 visitors annually, we are one of Middlesex County's largest outdoor events. Explore our county's rich agricultural heritage, learn a new craft, try a new food, or go on a ride – it's all in a day's visit at the Middlesex County Fair!

Date: August 7th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Location: Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick, NJ 08816

It's the 2nd Annual Indo-American Festival offering mouthwatering treats, music and theatre performances inspired by the rich culture and traditions from Northern and Southern India.

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: Elmer B Boyd Park
Rt. 18 N., New Brunswick, NJ 08901


MONMOUTH COUNTY


The 41st Ocean Township Festival hosted by the Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean Rides, Food, Entertainment, Games, Contests, 50/50's

Date: August 9th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Location: 200 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755

¡Wepa! Eat, dance and play your Saturday away at the 19th Annual Spanish-American Festival, hosted proudly by Keyport's own Spanish American Club. Help us celebrate the Bayshore's incredibly diverse Latino heritage at Beachfront Park-on the corner of First and Broad-with great food, games for all ages, live music, community awards and more!

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: Beachfront Park
First & Broad St., Keyport, NJ 07735

History Day is from 10:30 am - noon in the Community Room of the Camp Meeting Association and features guest lecturers on various topics related to Ocean Grove History. There is no cost to attend and these short lectures continue to receive great reviews.

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: Camp Meeting Association, Community Room
15 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756


MORRIS COUNTY


Come enjoy a fantastic evening at the Assumption Festival, a celebration filled with many wonderful delights. Make sure you're hungry so you can enjoy all the gastronomical delights along with our welcoming set aside beer & wine garden. We'll have your toes dancing the grounds with all the culinary delights. Oh, what a fun night it will be! Let the children enjoy the kid rides, play the games, challenging themselves in other ways, and they can browse the many, many novelties available to bring the memories of the feast home. Why not go home with more money than you came with, our 50/50 winner will. Save some room in your tummy for a fine range of wonderful deserts that will be sure to tickle your discriminating palate with old fashion flavor and charm.

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: Arbolino Park
Allen St., Netcong, NJ 07857


OCEAN COUNTY


Five nights of fun for all ages! Pay one price per person every night to ride the rides all night long. Rides for all ages. Super Progressive 50/50! Games of Chance and much, much more!

Date: August 9th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Location: St. Francis Parish & Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ 08008

FREE movies on the beach every Sunday and Tuesday at dusk! Movie audience will be seated on the beach. Bring your beach chair or blanket! 8:30 p.m.

Date: August 13th, 2017
Location: North Beach
Carteret Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


SALEM COUNTY


The Salem County Fair is an "old fashioned" country fair with numerous livestock shows and events and a large farm machinery display. A BBQ dinner is offered nightly along with many other food vendors. There are tractor and truck pulls, a ranch sorting, and Thursday evening fireworks. There is no admission but a parking fee is charged.

Date: August 8th, 2017 - August 11th, 2017
Location: Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Rt. 40, Woodstown, NJ 08098


SOMERSET COUNTY


Since 1948, thousands of visitors have enjoyed the Somerset County 4-H Fair. The fair has grown and changed, but there are still no admission or parking fees, no midway or carnival rides. This fair recognizes the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members and is a showcase for visitors to see a wide variety of 4-H projects in action. Maps and schedules of daily events such as dog, horse, and livestock shows are available in the information tent. Twirling, go karts, rockets, magic, model airplanes, R.C. cars, model trains, and other 4-H clubs compete and perform. The Arts Tent, Science Tent, and Prep Tent (for the youngest 4-H'ers) are packed with exhibits, activities for visitors, demonstrations, and performances. Ten other 4-H tents house a variety of animals including dairy cows, beef, alpaca, horses, dogs, herpetology, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits, and small animals. Most animal tents have a petting area and information about how to join 4-H.

Date: August 9th, 2017 - August 11th, 2017
Location: North Branch Park
Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807


SUSSEX COUNTY


The New Jersey State Fair, also known as the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show has a lot of exciting events happening! Come to the NJ State Fair and enjoy: farm animals, horse shows, food & crafts, carnival, free entertainment + much more! Take the time to visit our website to get more information on what will be happening this year! There is always something fun happening at the Fair. We look forward to seeing you this year! Also, pelase check out our Facebook for weekly updates and news.

Date: August 4th, 2017 – August 13th, 2017
Location: Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ 07822


WARREN COUNTY


VSF is a family fun, all day event with music, food, craft show, community displays and a classic car show. We support an organization called Operation Chillout which is an all-volunteer outreach dedicated to ending to the crisis of homelessness for veterans throughout New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania. 100% of the money we collect in donations at this event goes directly to the homeless veterans. This event is one of the biggest fundraisers that we do to help: Promote awareness of the multi-faceted nature of poverty & homelessness. Supply sustainable solutions and programs serving the needs of the poor, addicted, abused & homeless. Improve the quality of lives leading to permanent change & independent living. Organize peace and economic justice to address systemic inequities challenging impoverished communities. Engage direct compassionate action including the collection & delivery of supplies to homeless people & the agencies that provide for their temporary care.

Date: August 12th, 2017
Location: Vasa Park
1 Vasa Dr., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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