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.

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Atlantic County

Name: Electric Adventure Festival

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 2, noon to 11 p.m.

Location: Atlantic City Oceanfront

Information: Tickets range from $89.99- $279.99. Headliners are, Pretty Lights and Dillon Francis.

Website: http://electricadventure.com/

 

Name: American Idol Live

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

Location: Caesars Atlantic City

Information: Tickets range from $69-$99. Consists of season 14 top five contestants.

Website: https://www.caesars.com/caesars-ac

 

Name: Rob Thomas

Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.

Location: The Borgata, Atlantic City

Information: Tickets range from $49-$79.

Website: http://www.theborgata.com/


Name: Tropicana Fireworks

Date: Every Saturday night from July 11 to September 5, 10 p.m.

Location: Tropicana, Atlantic City.

Information: Free fireworks, about ten minutes long.

Website: N/A

 

Name: Multimedia Light & Sound show

Date: Nightly, in the summer

Location: Atlantic City Boardwalk

Information:  Featured shows play nightly at the boardwalk starting at dusk with shows at 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.  Schedule is subject to change.

Website: N/A


Bergen County

Name: Brews, Blues and BBQ’s at the Meadowlands Racetrack

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: The Backyard at the Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment One Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford

Information: BBQ, beer, live music, cooking demos and vendors. A two day Pit Pass is $50 per person and includes preferred seating, food and drink samples and more. A general admission day pass is $5 per person. Kids 10 and under are free. Parking is free.

Website: http://www.northjerseyevents.com/bbb.html

 

Burlington County

Name: Fine Arts and Peach Festival

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine

Location: Riverview Estates, 303 Bank Avenue, Riverton

Information: Event will have crafters, musicians, demonstrations, lunch, peaches, ice cream and peachy desserts.

Website: http://njvendors.com/events/counties-a-g/burlington/riverton-nj-august-fine-arts-and-peach-festival/

 

Name: Kirby’s Mill Art Show

Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or Shine

Location:  Kirby’s Mill, 275 Church Road, Medford

Information: Art show live music, and refreshments available. Admission and parking are free.

Website: http://njvendors.com/events/counties-a-g/burlington/medford-nj-august-kirbys-mill-art-show/

 

Camden County

Name: Camden Waterfront Arts and Wine Festival

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Wiggins Park Marina Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd Camden

Information: Fine art, crafts, jewelry, sculpture, live music and wine tastings

Website: http://www.camdencounty.com/ArtsandWine

 

Cape May County

Name: Fireworks

Date: Every Friday at 10 p.m.

Location: Boardwalk, Wildwood

Information: Free

Website: http://www.dowildwood.com/fireworks.html

 

Name: Cape May-Lewes Ferry's "Rock the Boat" Cruise

Date: Friday, July 31, 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Event occurs every Friday until Friday, Aug. 28.

Location: Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal 1200 Lincoln Blvd Cape May

Information: Dancing. Cost is $18.00 for adults, $9.00 for children ages 6-13 and free for kids under the age of 5.

Website: http://www.capemaylewesferry.com/EventsandPackages/Entertainment/tabid/90/Default.aspx

 

Essex County

Name: Beres Hammond

Date: Friday, July 31, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: 1 Center street, Newark

Information: Tickets are $69. Jazz concert

Website:  http://bestofnj.com/event/beres-hammond

 

Hudson County

Name: Blue Moon Guided Paddle Cruise

Date: Friday, July 31, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Laurel Hill County Park, Dinosaur Way, Secaucus

Website: http://www.myhudsoncounty.com/events/blue-moon-guided-paddle-cruise

 

Hunterdon County

Name: Landscape Painting

Date: Friday, July 31, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Drive, Flemington

Information: Art class. Tickets are $140. Instructor is Charles David Viera. Pre- registartion is required.

Website: http://bestofnj.com/event/landscape-painting/2015-07-31

 

Name:Tour de Farm NJ

Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: South Hunterdon Regional High School, 301 Mt Airy-Harbourton Road, Lambertville

Information: Tickets are $55.00. This event is rain or shine. No refunds will be offered. There will be food before the bicycling tour.

Website: http://bestofnj.com/event/tour-de-farm-nj

 

Mercer County

Name: Just Peachy Festival

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton

Information: Admission is $5. Peach foods, drinks, ice cream, salsa and wine.  Perfect Peach Pie Bake Off is at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Website:  http://terhuneorchards.com/

 

Name: Mercer County 4-H Fair

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2. On Saturday, event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m..  On Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville

Information: Free admission and parking. Event will have animal shows, food, ice cream, hay and pony rides and crafters.

Website: http://mercer.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/fair/index.html

 

Middlesex County

Name: Highland Park Tomato Festival

Date: Friday, July 31 at 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Main Street Highland Park

Information: Free tomato samples, live entertainment and tomato themed items.

Website: http://bestofnj.com/event/highland-park-tomato-festival

 

Name: Charity Pro Wrestling

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Allie Clark Field Complex in South Amboy

Information: Pro wrestlers will compete live. Admission is $20. VIP guaranteed front row seating is $40 and children under 12 are $15. There will also be giveaways and autograph signings at the event.

Website: http://bestofnj.com/event/charity-pro-wrestling

 

Monmouth County

Name: Clamfest

Date: Friday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 2

Location: Huddy Park, Bay and Waterwitch Ave.,Highlands

Information: Free. Baby costume contest is at 1 p.m. Clam shucking contest is at 3 p.m. All you can eat clams contest is at 3:30 p.m.

Website: http://www.highlandsnj.com/

 

Name: PTSO Carnival

Date: Wednesday, July 29  to Saturday, Aug. 1

Location: Old Long Branch High School, 371 Westwood Avenue, Long Branch

Information: This family event will have rides, games, vendors, fireworks and entertainment. Parking and admission is free.

Website: http://njvendors.com/events/counties-m-w/monmouth/long-branch-nj-july-and-august-ptso-carnival/

 

Name: An Afternoon at the Farm

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Allaire Community Farm, Allaire Road, Manasquan

Information: This children's charity event will include a silent auction, pony rides, petting zoo a band and more.

Website: http://njvendors.com/events/counties-m-w/monmouth/manasquan-nj-august-an-afternoon-at-the-farm/

 

Name: Craft Show and Vendor Market

Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, Handmade Crafters, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Readymade Sellers 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn, 2870 Route 35 South, Hazlet

Information: First Sunday of the month from June to December

Website: http://njvendors.com/events/counties-m-w/monmouth/hazlet-nj-craft-show-and-vendor-market/

 

Morris County

Name: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m.

Location: Mayo PAC., Morristown

Information: Tickets for the song parodies range from $39-$79. 

Website: http://www.mayoarts.org/

 

Ocean County

Name: A Seawife's Dream

Date: Sunday Aug. 2, 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Location: 19th and Bay Ave, Barnegat Light

Information: Free. Browse housewares, furniture and jewelry.

Website: http://www.vikingvillageshows.com/

 

Name: A Night Out to End Homelessness

Date: Friday, July 31, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Calloway’s Bar and Restaurant, 595 Route 9, Staffordville

Information: Event will have pizza, wings, beer, wine and soda. There will be prizes raffles and live entertainment. Adults tickets are $25, children under 10 are $15. To purchase tickets call Cheryl Polo at 609-994-3317.

Website:  http://njvendors.com/events/counties-m-w/ocean/staffordville-nj-july-a-night-out-to-end-homelessness/

 

Name: Lacey Shore Fest

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Lacey United Methodist Church, 203 West Lacey Road, Forked River

Information: Event includes craft show, vendors, art show, games, prizes, food, petting zoo, pony rides and live music.

Website: http://njvendors.com/events/counties-m-w/ocean/forked-river-nj-august-lacey-shore-fest/

 

Name: Monsoon Music Festival

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m.

Location: 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson

Information: Separate ticket and theme park admission, season pass or membership are required. Jassi Sidhu with PBN, Raj Bains from the UK and Deejay K-Square from Canada.

Website: www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

 

Name: Fright Fest Zombie Auditions

Date: August 1, 2, 14, 15, 28 & 29

Location: 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson

Information:  Auditions include several fun acting exercises in a group setting. Zombie auditions take place in the Employment Center. If interested, please complete the pre-employment application prior to attending an audition date, or scheduling an interview for technician positions

Website: www.sixflagsjobs.com

 

Name:  Food Service Job Fair

Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson

Information: Must be 16 or older. Please complete the pre-employment application before attending the job fair.

Website:   www.sixflagsjobs.com,

 

Somerset County

Name: Exploding Universe

Date: Friday, July 31, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Location: Planetarium/Raritan Valley College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg. Park in Lot #7 or #1

Information: Tickets are $7. The show follows the path of one of these "particles," a proton, as it participates in nature's astounding events of rebirth and renewal.

Website: http://www.visitsomersetnj.org/events#/?i=3

 

Sussex County

Name: New Jersey State Fair and Sussex County Farm & Horse Show

Date: Friday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 9

Location: Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta

Information: The event will have food, vendors, crafters, games, beer tent and side show and demonstrations.

Website: http://www.NewJerseyStateFair.org


Union County

Name: Health Fair

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Covenant United Methodist Church, 631 East Front Street, Plainfield

Information: There will be healthcare providers, medical screening and testing, (Medicaid welcomed), vendors, prizes, games, free food, flea market and live performances.

Website: http://njvendors.com/events/counties-m-w/union/plainfield-nj-august-health-fair/

 

Name: Hillside Little League Flea Market

Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 1225 Gurd Avenue, Hillside

Information: Vendors

Website:  http://njvendors.com/events/counties-m-w/union/hillside-nj-little-league-flea-market/


Warren County

Name: Farmers Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival

Date: Saturday, July 25 to Sunday, Aug. 1. Saturday to Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, 8 am to 10 p.m.

Location: Warren County Farmers Fairgrounds, 165 County Route 519 South, Belvidere

Information:This event will have hot air balloon rides, food, drinks tractor pulls and craftsmen. Parking is free. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. Cash only.

Website: http://www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org/

 

Name: Summerfest

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, noon to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, Aug. 2

Location: Donaldson Farms, Allen Road Farm Market, 358 Allen Road,
Hackettstown

Information: The event hosts adoptable animals, pony rides and vendors. The farm also offers pick your own raspberries and farm fresh food.

Website: http://njvendors.com/events/counties-m-w/warren/hackettstown-nj-august-summerfest/