A guide to events this weekend in New Jersey
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.
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.
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.
Name: Rob Thomas
Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.
Location: The Borgata, Atlantic City
Information: Tickets range from $49-$79.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Cape May County
Date: Every Friday at 10 p.m.
Location: Boardwalk, Wildwood
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.
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
Name: Blue Moon Guided Paddle Cruise
Date: Friday, July 31, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Laurel Hill County Park, Dinosaur Way, Secaucus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Name: Hillside Little League Flea Market
Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1225 Gurd Avenue, Hillside
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.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 1, noon to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, Aug. 2
Location: Donaldson Farms, Allen Road Farm Market, 358 Allen Road,
Information: The event hosts adoptable animals, pony rides and vendors. The farm also offers pick your own raspberries and farm fresh food.