The best things to do this weekend in NJ: Sept. 18-20 events
Looking for something to do this weekend? New Jersey has a lot of festivals, art shows, fairs and concerts this upcoming weekend. Check out the list below and find out what’s happening in your county.
There's a lot of great stuff on our calendar, but here's top picks this weekend.
Mystic India: The World Tour: On Sept. 18, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. there will be musicians, dancers, aerialists and acrobats at NJPAC 1 Center Street, Newark. The dancers concept come from ancient India that transition into modern India. Ticket prices vary, purchase from here.
On Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. the Capital City Food Truck Battle, located on 50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton will occur. Admission to the event is $5. The Capital City Food Truck Battle will have food trucks, a beer garden, farmers market and live music.
Friday, Sept. 18th and Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, the Boots at the Beach Country Music Festival will be held at Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood. The admission is free. On Friday, the bars will have DJs and live country music playing. On Saturday there will be a fair. Fair will have food and vendors, selling country clothes and merchandise. At the fair country music will be playing.
And there's lots more going on, too.
Wine tasting is $8 per person. Cheese platter will be available for purchase. Enjoy wine with live entertainment.
Date: Friday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. To 9 p.m.
Location: 370 South Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton,
For children 3-5. Please call 609-625-7000 x5431 to register in advance because space is limited.
Date: Friday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. To 12 p.m.
Location:Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor
Performance will feature favorites from the 1971-1972 era.
Date: Friday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m. To 11 p.m.
Location: 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Cape May County
Seaside vendors and food court 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., children’s activities and live music 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, Rain or shine
Location: JKF Boulevard and Excursion Park, Sea Isle City
Event will have food, face painting and petting zoo.
Date: Saturday, Sept.19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 152 Silver Lake Road, Bridgeton
Kathleen Madigan has performed on nearly every stand-up television show. Ticket prices vary,
Date: Friday, Sept. 18 2015 7 p.m. To 10 p.m.
Location: 1 Center Street, Newark,
Two day music and food festival featuring live music, dance group and children activities.
Date: Saturday Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20, Noon to 6 p.m. – rain or shine.
Location: Armenian Church, 200 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston
Event will have live jazz performances, vendors, and a beer and wine garden
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, Noon To 8 p.m.
Location: 4 Boland Drive, West Orange
Tickets are $5 for non-members, $1 for children ages 6 through 18 and free for members and children under 6.
Date: Friday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. To 4 p.m.
Location: 58 North Broad Street, Woodbury
Event will have crafters.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. To 8 p.m;
Location: Newark Avenue, Between Grove Street and Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
Event will have music and wine. Please bring your own chair.
Date: : Friday, Sept 18, 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.
Location: 80 Old York Road, Ringoes,
Reservations are required for this event and can be made by calling 732-634-0413. A $5 donation is suggested.
Date: Friday, Sept 18, 7:30 p.m, to 9 p.m.
Location: 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge
Log onto www.statetheatrenj.org or call 732-246-7469 to order your tickets today!
Date: Friday, Sept. 18 to To Sept. 20 , 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick,
Event will have Encore Orchestra of NJ. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with an hour of food and wine during the Silent Auction. The keynote speaker is Dr Lorna Rodriguez from the Rutgers Cancer institute of NJ. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. The special guest MC for the evening will be Miss New Jersey 2015 Vanessa Oriolo.
Date: Saturday Sept. 19
Location: Temple Emanu-El at 100 James St. Edison
Event will have kids zone, food and crafters.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Main Street, Woodbridge
Admission to Monmouth Museum is $8 person. Children under 2 are free. The exhibit explores history and science behind communication. Explored in 4 exhibitions on a variety of subjects with hands on demos.
Date: Friday, Sep 18 2 p.m. To 9 p.m.
Location: 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Prices may vary.
Date: Friday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m. To 10 p.m.
Location: 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank
5k Suicide Prevention Walk
Walk to let people know there are other options besides suicide. Company teamed up with "Out of the Darkness"
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m.
Location: Matawan Regional high-school, Atlantic Ave., Aberdeen
$7 Advanced tickets, $10 at the gate, children under12 free.
Date: Saturday, Sept.19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Sea Girt National Guard Armory, Camp Drive and Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday Sept. 20
Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park, 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet
Event will I'll have food, vendor, racing, music and fireworks. A parade at 11 a.m. in downtown Freehold.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 130 Park Avenue, Freehold
Event will have apple ice cream, apple fritters and apple cotton candy. There will be a clown, food and live entertainment.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. To 4 p.m.
Location: Route 34 South, Colts Neck,
Event will have a fashion show and pet contests.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 20, Noon to 4. p.m.
Location: 194 Route 10 West, East Hanover
Live music, food, and kids activities
Date: Sep 18 to Sept 20, 5 p.m. To 10 p.m.
Location: Grant Avenue, Seaside Heights
Event will have old, crafters, live entertainment and a kids section.
Date: Saturday, Sept, 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Arnold and Bay Avenues, Point Pleasant Beach
Event will have poets, food and vendors
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. To 7 p.m.
Location: Island Beach State Park, Central Avenue, Seaside Park
$35 for Somerset County residents. $45 for non-residents.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. To 2 p.m.
Location: 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge,
No paint skills necessary, just bring a snack and a beverage
Date: Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30p.m. To 9:30 p.m.
Location: 3640 Route 94 Ste B, Hardyston
Event will have music, food and live entertainment
Date: Saturday Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20,
Location:Crystal Springs Resort, 200 Route 94, Vernon
NJ Highlands Coalition Festival
Event will be held rain or shine. Event will have local food, music, and art.
Date: Saturday Sept. 19 To Sunday, Sept. 20, Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. , Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Waterloo Village, 525 Waterloo Road, Byram (For GPS, use Stanhope, NJ)
For ticketing information, check out www.therockcarnival.com. Over 40 musicians will be playing.
Date: Friday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m. To 10 p.m.
Location: 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark,
Register early to reserve your spot. Cost is $10 per person.
Date: Friday, Sept 18, 7 p.m. To 9 p.m.
Location: 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit
The exhibition runs September 13th through October 8th. The gallery's hours are Monday throughThursday from 10-4, Fridays 10-2 and weekends 1-4. For more information please call The Arts Guild of New Jersey at 732-381-7511 or visit www.agnj.org.
Date: Friday, Sep 18, 10 a.m. To 2 p.m,
Location: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway