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 Franklin Avenue Stage on the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights on Friday, August 25th from 7:00 to 11:00 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 25th, 2017
Location: Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Franklin Avenue , Seaside Heights, NJ

Paramount Theatre ‘Cruisin the Circuit’ Hosted by Big Joe Henry

Join the Jersey Prize Team at the Paramount Theatre on Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park for ‘Cruisin the Circuit’ on Saturday, August 26th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Big Joe Henry will be hosting the concert, starting at 6:00 PM. The show features
Ronnie Spector and Ronettes, Shirley Alston Reeves – original lead singer of the Shirelles, The Crystals, The Coasters, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Nicky Addeo
plus Pat Guadagno’s Big Band.

Date: August 26th, 2017
Location: Paramount Theatre
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park,, NJ


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Wildwood by the Sea Restaurant Week

Wine and dine in some of Wildwoods finest restaurants. All participating restaurants will offer a complete four course meal, including appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert for one low price, plus tax and gratuity. Call or visit the website for participating restaurants.

Date: August 27th, 2017 - September 1st, 2017
Location: Various Participating Restaurants
various, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Seafarers' Weekend

Come aboard for exciting pirate performances. Enjoy special exhibits and demonstrations including antique boats, blacksmithing and decoy carving. Plus sea chanties and sing-alongs!

Date: August 26th, 2017 - August 27th, 2017
Location: Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9, Cape May, NJ 08204

Tri the Wildwoods - Triathon, 5k & Kids Splash & Dash

Whether you decide to race the Sprint or International distance, run in the 5k and or have your child participate in the Kids Race we're confident you will have an experience to remember. All participants receive an awesome t-shirt and medal as well as a HOT breakfast buffet immediately following the finish. Sprint: .25 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 5k run International: 1 mile swim, 20 mile bike, 5 mile run,5k: 3.1 mile run,Kids Race: 200 meter swim/splash, 1 mile run. 6:30 am.

Date: August 26th, 2017
Location: 15th Ave. & the Beach
North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Sports Card, Toys, Comics and Collectibles Show

Collectibles, memorabilia and guest star appearances. Sports Cards, old and new sets, autographed memorabilia, posters, supplies, toys, coins, beanie babies, comics, jerseys, videos and much more! Friday: 3 - 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm. Free admission.

Date: August 25th, 2017 - August 27th, 2017
Location: Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260


CUMBERLAND COUNTY


Artist Talk & Book Signing - Albert Horner

Pinelands preservationist and photography Albert Horner will discuss his photography process,and his passion for saving the pinelands of South Jersey. Signed books will be available for sale. 2 PM - 4 PM.

Date: August 27th, 2017
Location: Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
22 N High St, Millville, NJ 08332


ESSEX


Smokey Robinson Charity Concert

Come see the legendary singer/songwriter/producer, SMOKEY ROBINSON at Montclair State University, as part of the North Caldwell Police Foundation's Charity Concert to raise money. Time: 8 pm, doors open at 7 pm. Tickets start at $75 and are available online.

Date: August 26th, 2017
Location: Montclair State University, Memorial Auditorium
1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043


HUDSON COUNTY


Summer Day of Drones

On August 26 and 27, you're invited to fly down to Liberty Science Center for our latest drone event: Summer Day of Drones! We're partnering with the NYC Drone Film Festival for an epic weekend of drone activities. Wear FPV (first person view) goggles and watch from a drone's perspective as talented pilots race their creations out on the lawn and indoors. Get up close with drone pilots inside our "dronesium." View film screenings from the NYC Drone Film Festival. Guests can even attend our Drone University. In short 15-minute classes, learn all the fundamentals of how drones work and how to fly them, plus get 5 minutes of flying time. Experience the fun from 10 am to 4 pm on both days.

Date: August 26th, 2017 - August 27th, 2017
Location: Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305


HUNTERDON COUNTY


Hunterdon County 4H & Agricultural Fair

The Hunterdon County 4H & Agricultural Fair is a family friendly event with rides, tractor pulls, good food and of course, 4H and agricultural! Bring the family to see 4H members caring and showing their animals. Enjoy the many horse show events and other 4H clubs demonstrating their projects. Take time to relax and enjoy the good music and other stage shows that we have all week too! And save Friday night for the fireworks!!

Date: August 23rd, 2017 - August 27th, 2017
Location: Hunterdon County Fairgrounds
Rt. 179, Ringoes, NJ 08551

Farm-to-Fork Dinner

The Foodshed Alliance will host its annual Farm to Fork dinner and wine tasting at 4 pm. A cocktail hour and wine-pairing dinner will be presented by Northern New Jersey's most reputable chefs, featuring locally produced food from farms throughout northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Expert winemakers have hand selected each course's pairing which will begin with gourmet passed hors d'oeuvres, a VIP vineyard tour, and elegant dining overlooking our picturesque estate vineyard. Live musical entertainment. The dinner is a fundraising event for the Foodshed Alliance, a grassroots organization dedicated to integrating local food systems that sustain local farmers.

Date: August 27th, 2017
Location: Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ 08848

Lend A Hand: Henna Art Fundraiser to Support Mental Health Aware

On Saturday, August 26, Catherine Lent will be at Basil Bandwagon Natural Market in Flemington offering 15-minute Henna Art appointments with customers. For $25 per person, you can get a small to medium-sized henna design on your palm, back of hand, or lower arm. $5 of that fee will go directly to Basil Bandwagon Natural Market's Team participating at Carrier Clinic's Walk of Hope on September 16, 2017 - a fundraiser supporting mental health awareness and care for those struggling with mental illness. 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Date: August 26th,2017
Location: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market
276 US Hwy 202/31, Ste. 112, Flemington, NJ 08822


MERCER COUNTY


Riverfront Food Truck Festival w/LezEat Newark

Join us for a day of food, music, and fun at Riverfront Park. Tap into your inner foodie and try new bites, drinks and sweet treats. Grab a friend or the whole family for the ironbounds best summer foodie experience.

Date: August 26th, 2017
Location: Riverfront Park
728 Raymond Blvd., Newark, NJ 07105

August Potluck at Cherry Valley Cooperative

Join us in a celebration of food and community on the farm. Gathering together around food is what humans do. Food is the unifying factor that spurs great conversation, friendship, music, and art! Come gather around the table and the fire with us. All are welcome! This is a waste free event! Bring a dish to share & your own plate + utensils. We will be outside, please dress for the weather. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Date: August 26th, 2017
Location: Cherry Valley Cooperative
619 Cherry Valley Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Yin Yoga Pop Up Class

A nourishing and meditative practice that targets joints and connective tissues, cultivates self-awareness, reduces stress, and improves energy flow. All poses are done on the floor and held 3-5 minutes. The extended holds combined with mindful breathing create deep physical and mental release. It’s an excellent compliment to an active yoga practice or exercise. This class is unheated! 1 PM - 2:15 PM.

Date: August 26th, 2017
Location: Empower Yoga
200 Campus Town Circle, Suite 202, Ewing, NJ 08638

11th Annual Bark in the Park

Bring your well behaved dog to see a Trenton Thunder game! Enter the K9 Cash Scramble for a chance to win $10,000 and enjoy freebies, fun, and festivities! The Thunder play the Richmond Flying Squirrels. 5 PM - 8 PM.

Date: August 27th, 2017
Location: Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ 08611


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


HUB City Sounds: 2nd Annual Caribbean Festival

Featuring Caribbean Cuisine, music and dance performances including reggae, soca, calypso and dance hall.

Date: August 26th, 2017
Locaiton: Elmer B Boyd Park
Rt. 18 N., New Brunswick, NJ 08901


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Keyport Snapper Contest

Grab your fishing poles and get ready for the borough-favorite Snapper Contest. The annual contest features prizes in various age categories. Registration begins at 9 am and the contest runs from 10 am – noon.

Date: August 26th, 2017
Location: Waterfront Park
W. Front St., Keyport, NJ 07735

The Coney Waffle 2nd Annual Cannoli Waffle Eating Contest

Join Coney Waffle and AJH Entertainment for our Second Annual Cannoli Waffle Eating Contes. 1 PM - 4 PM.

Date: August 27th, 2017
Location: Coney Waffle (Pier Village)
24 Centennial Drive, Long Branch, NJ 07740

New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival & Free Giveaway

Come to Monmouth Park to support and celebrate New Jersey Thoroughbred racing! Watch and wager while supporting your local horses, jockeys, trainers and owners as they compete for bragging rights as Jersey’s best at the New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival! Plus, receive a FREE giveaway item with paid admission, while supplies last. Bring the whole family and let the kids enjoy FREE Family Fun Day with clowns, face painters, pony rides, a bounce house, and more. Enjoy live music from the Mike Dalton Band! 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM.

Date: August 27th, 2017
Location: Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport, NJ 07757

Asbury Beach + Mermaid Promenade

The Mermaids are ready to emerge in all of their colorful glory on 8/26/17! Get your tails shined up and join us on the boards to celebrate Summer in New Jersey! Registration begins at noon. 11:30 AM - 8 PM.

Date: August 26TH, 2017
Location: Asbury Park Boardwalk
Asbury Park, NJ 07712


MORRIS COUNTY


Folk Project Presents Fifth Annual NJ Uke Fest

Everything Uke from Friday night to Sunday afternoon! Concerts, workshops, vendors, open mics, jamming and fellowship, ending with a uke jam on the Morristown Green! Performers include Kimo Hussey, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Rachel Manke, Lords of Liechtenstein and Curt Sheller Jazz trio, all of whom will also present workshops. Tickets prices vary; please check website or call.

Date: August 25th, 2017 - August 27th, 2017
Location: Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ
60-C North Jefferson Rd., Whippany, NJ 07981


OCEAN COUNTY


Movie on the Beach: Finding Nemo

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 27th, 2017
Location: North Beach
Carteret Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

JDRF/FARE Crab Race

At 5 pm, artificial plastic crabs will be released from Patriot's Plunge into the Revolutionary River at Breakwater Beach in a race to benefit Juvenile Diabetes and Food Allergy Research Education. You can purchase your "crab" for only $5. Each donation receives a Twilight Admission for the day of the crab race if purchased one week in advance of the race. If you purchase your crab within a week of the race, you will be entered to win prizes but will not receive admission to watch the race. Winning crab gets $100 and a 10 All-Day Passes to Breakwater Beach for the 2018 season. LOTS of other prizes will be awarded too. You can purchase your crab at Breakwater Beach Waterpark. All proceeds from the event go directly to JDRF and FARE in hopes of finding a cure for these diseases. We will stop selling crabs at Noon on the day of the Crab race. Rain Date: August 27.

Date: August 26th, 2017
Location: Breakwater Beach Waterpark
62 Grant Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


SUSSEX COUNTY


The Great American Clambake

Visit Mountain Creek Resort for a relaxing day filled with great food, drinks and company! Additional information is available online.

Date: August 27th, 2017
Location: Mountain Creek Resort
200 Rt. 94, Vernon, NJ 07426

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