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: Cider Social, Apple Juice for Adults
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, noon to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Caspian point, Atlantic City
Information: 30 cider/mead brewers, five local food exhibitors, live music and cider seminars. Tickets are $45 in advance (fees apply), online at www.cidersocial.com or through Ticketmaster.com and $50 at the door, if available. “Designated Driver” ticket price of $15.
Name: Yes & Toto
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m.
Location: The Borgata, Atlantic City
Information: 1970s rock band. Tickets are $49-$69.
Name: Triathlon and Health and Fitness Expo
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9
Location: Bader Field, Atlantic City
Information: Swim in the harbors of Atlantic City’s back bay, bike along the Atlantic City Expressway and run on the world famous AC boardwalk.
Name: Tropicana Fireworks
Date: Every Saturday night from July 11 to September 5, 10 p.m.
Location: Tropicana, Atlantic City.
Information: Free fireworks, about 10 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: "A Sunday afternoon of Jazz" at Bergen Community College
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9, noon to 9 p.m. Rain or Shine (indoors if rain).
Location: Bergen Community College, Lot C 400, Paramus Rd., Paramus
Information: Patti Austin will headline. To order tickets online: www.bccsummerjazz.eventbrite.com. Adults: $30; Students: $5
Name: Hollystock Music and Arts Festival
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, noon to 10 p.m.
Location: Townwide – with streets closed off. 4 Mill St., Mount Holly
Information: Music and arts
Cape May County
Date: Every Friday, 10 p.m.
Location: Boardwalk, Wildwood
Name: National Lighthouse Day Craft Show
Date: Friday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Light House Ave., Cape May Point, Cape May Point State Park
Information: Pirates, games, and vendors
Name: Craft Beer and Crab Festival
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Information: Music, beer, food and entertainment.
Name: Cape May-Lewes Ferry's "Rock the Boat" Cruise
Date: Event occurs every Friday until Friday, Aug. 28., 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
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: Bag & Basket Bingo
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m.
Location: Elks Lodge, Millville
Information: Bingo, prizes, food and auctions.
Name: Vineland Jersey Fresh Festival
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Giampietro Park, Vineland
Information: Live auctions of produce and cooked food.
Name: Newark Museum
Date: Through Aug. 9
Location: Newark Museum
Information: "Royals and Regalia: Inside the Palaces of Nigeria's Monarchs." Closed Mondays. $7 to $12 for tickets.
Name: Caribbean Heritage Festival
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, noon to 8 p.m.
Location: Monte Irvin Orange Park, Central and Oakwood Avenues, Orange
Information: Music, food and kids play area
Name: Touch- A-Truck
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Gloucester Family Fair Grounds, Mullica Hills
Information: Children can explore and touch their favorite trucks and equipment.
Name: 6th Borough Market
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Location: Montgomery Street & Marin Blvd., Jersey City
Information: Arts, crafts and food
Name: Flemington Car Show
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Main Street in Flemington
Information: Live music. Event is free.
Name: Butterfly Festival
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington
Information: Learn how to protect the environment.
Name: Toys for Tots 5k
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
Location: Evergreen Center, Colonia
Information: 5K run will raise money for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots of Central New Jersey.
Name: Middlesex County Fair
Date: Monday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 9
Location: 655 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick
Information: Food, and entertainment. Adults $7, seniors $4, children ages 3-12 $1, children 2 and under are free.
Name: Van Halen
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Location: PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel
Information: Tickets are $39 to $199.50.
Name: Hot Rods and Food Trucks Festival
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Keansburg Amusement Park, Beachway Ave., Keansburg
Information: Vendors and cars
Name: Butterfly Walk
Date: Friday, Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
Information: Search of mid-summer butterfly species
Name: Alstede Farms Peach Festival
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, to Sunday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Alstede Farms
Information: Live music, peach food and hayrides
Name: Free Movies on the Beach: “Paddington”
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9, 8:30 p.m.
Location: Carteret Ave on the beach, Seaside Heights
Information: The movie "Paddington" will be shown.
Name: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Open
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8,
Location: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Broadway
Information: $3 per person ages 12 and older; $1 per person ages 6 to 11; children under 5 free
Name: Botanical Gardens Summer Craft Fair
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine)
Location: Ringwood State Park, 2 Morris Rd., Ringwood
Name: Doo- Wop and Food Truck Fest
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Somerset County Park
Information: Free. Meals on Wheels
Name: Skylands Gallery Art Exhibits and Receptions
Date: Every second Saturday of the month, year-round, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Skylands Gallery, 7 Boulder Hills Blvd., Wantage
Information: Event has art, food wine and music.
Name: 3rd Annual Worthy Women’s Entrepreneurial Expo Summer Series
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8
Location: Super Stop & Shop of Union, 1401 Stuyvesant Ave., Union
Information: Expo is designed to give women business owners the advantage of building their brands by having their products showcased in the community
Name: Hillside Little League Flea Market
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9, 7a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1225 Gurd Avenue, Hillside
Information: Flea Market
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, noon to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, Aug. 9
Location: Donalds Farms, Allen Road Farm Market, 358 Allen Rd.,
Information:The event hosts adoptable animals, vendors, raspberries picking and pony rides.