Looking for something to do this weekend? Big Joe’s 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 Hawaiian Celebration LIVE from Asbury Park

Join Big Joe Henry’s Hawaiian Celebration for his live broadcast down at Asbury Park! The Jersey Prize Team will be there having fun and giving away awesome prizes… don’t miss out! 10 am - 3 pm.

Date: August 13th, 2016
Location: New Jersey Natural Gas Asbury Park Boardwalk Studio
3rd & 4th Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United States


Atlantic County 4-H Fair

The Atlantic County 4-H Fair has been a tradition since 1948. Every summer at the beginning of August the Fairgrounds come alive with youth, exhibits and demonstrations, livestock, small animals and shows, carnival rides and contests. For three days, the 4-H Fair invites you to enjoy their "tradition." For the participants, it is a gallery of opportunity divided into spaces showcasing animals, arts & crafts, horticulture, entertainment, and competition. First timers and grand champions compete side by side for ribbons and the chance to become the "best of show." For fair goers strolling along the midway or inside exhibit halls, the fair can be an extravagant exhibition of food, folks, animals, entertainment, and fun.

Date: August 11th, 2016 - August 13th, 2016
Location: David C. Wood 4-H Center & Fairgrounds
3120 Rt. 50, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Atlantic City Triathlon

The Atlantic City Triathlon (TRI AC) offers a sprint distance triathlon, international distance triathlon, and a 5k race benefiting Race2Rebuild. Sprint Distance: (individual and relay) .25 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 5k run.  International Distance: (individual and relay) 1 mile swim, 20 mile bike, 5 mile run.  5K: 3.1 mile run.

Date: August 14th, 2016
Location: Bader Field
600 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08204


Lake Tappan Paddle Day

Lake Tappan Paddle Day is a family-friendly day of paddling on the Lake Tappan Reservoir in Old Tappan, NJ – brought to you through a partnership between Hackensack Riverkeeper and SUEZ- formerly United Water. The event is a fundraiser that supports Hackensack Riverkeeper's clean-water mission, and concludes Riverkeeper's annual Reservoir Paddle Series.

Date: August 13th, 2016
Location: Lake Tappan
Washington Ave. N., Old Tappan, NJ 07675

Hermitage Outdoor Craft Show

Sixty Five exhibitors with arts & crafts will be set up on the tree shaded front lawn of this historic site. Just some of the items shown will be 20th Century nostalgic area train station prints, shabby chic, chalk & sawn wood furniture, hand painted glass, hand crafted jewelry, kids items, photography, doll clothing, hand crafted pillows & totes, florals, pottery, ceramics, decoupage, olive oils, dried herb mixes, gourmet pet treats, country crafts, fiber, woodworkers and much more. 10 am - 5 pm. Rain or shine. Admission: $4. Call or visit the website for directions and additional information.

Date: August 13th, 2016
Location: The Hermitage
335 N. Franklin Tpk., Ho-ho-kus, NJ 07423


Promenade Craft Show

Dozens of crafters offer everything from jewelry to leather goods, from fashion and accessories to water colors, so you are sure to find all the perfect gifts you've been searching for-and of course, a little something for yourself.

Date: August 13th, 2016 - August 14th, 2016
Location: 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204

Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Expo & Show

It's a weekend full of incredible artistry and fun events - major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, and so much more! Fri: Noon - 11 pm; Sat: 11 am - 11 pm; Sun: 11 am - 8 pm. $20 per day or $40 for the entire weekend. For more info about the show call or visit website for a detailed schedule of events.

Date: August 12th, 2016 - August 14th, 2016
Location: Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Rubber Ducky Regatta

Come see more than 10,000 rubber ducks race toward the finish line in the Endless River at Raging Waters Water Park at Moreys Piers, Schellenger Ave. and the Boardwalk. Annual fund raising event for the United Way of Cape May County. Purchase a $5 duck for entrance to the race and a chance to win one of many prizes! 7:30 pm. Free to spectators.

Date: August 14th, 2016
Location: Raging Rivers Water Park
Ocean Ave. & Schellenger Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260


Butterfly Festival featuring the New Kate Gorrie Butterfly House

The Butterfly Festival featuring the NEW Kate Gorrie Butterfly House is a family-oriented day that has grown to be a major regional event, attracting more than 3,000 visitors. The day will feature new and exciting ways in which the Watershed is fulfilling its mission to protect the environment and clean water. We invite you to join us in modeling ways to participate in the process of keeping our earth green and provide examples of planet-friendly choices to help support greener-living. We will feature local crafts and products and exhibitors with many types of art, crafts, music, photography, sculpture, etc.

Date: August 13th, 2016
Location: The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534


1st Annual Indo-American Festival

Hub City Sounds' 1st Annual Indo-American Festival will offer mouthwatering treats, music and theatre performances inspired by the rich tradition and culture of India. Hub City Sounds is a FREE and Family welcoming Performing, Visual and Culinary Arts festival series with events for all tastes! Festivalgoers are welcome to bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating at park events. The performance types, styles and cuisine will vary reflecting the diverse population of New Brunswick's community and of the region. Noon - 6 pm.

Date: August 13th, 2016
Location: Boyd Park
Rt. 18, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


40th Annual Township of Ocean Italian Festival

Event opens at 5 pm daily. Admission is Free and Family Ticket Ride Packages which are discounted are available every night of the festival. Enjoy rides, food, games, entertainment, petting zoo, demonstrations, food eating contests and much more!

Date: August 10th, 2016 - August 14th, 2016
Location: Joe Palaia Park
200 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755


Boonton 14th Annual Classic Car Show

Enjoy an afternoon of classic and custom cars on display along historic Main Street, Boonton. This event is fun for the whole family! Rain date: Sunday, August 2.

Date: August 14th, 2016
Location: Main St., Boonton, NJ 07005


2nd Annual Food Trucks on the Waterfront

South Toms River First Aid will have Food Trucks, Merchandise Vendors, Vintage cars, Kiddie attractions, and live bands! 11 am - 6 pm. Free admission. Look on Facebook for more information.

Date: August 13th, 2016
Location: South Toms River F.A.S.
100 Atlantic City Blvd., Mathis Park/Plaza, South Toms River, NJ 08757

"Truck"erton Food Truck & Brew Fest - Summer Edition

Join us as Tuckerton becomes "Truck"erton with 20 food trucks rolling in to serve up food and fun. Live music with Billy Walton, Ayla Gentiletti and Nectar & Ambrosia on Saturday and The Pickles, Diablo Sandwich and Gary Philips on Sunday. Vendors, family activities, decoy carving, boat building. Craft beer garden and wine tasting. Food prices set by individual food & drink truck vendors. Saturday 11 am - 8 pm; Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. Admission $8. Seaport members and children under 5 free.

Date: August 13th, 2016 - August 14th, 2016
Location: Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Big Joe Jersey Talent Show, Week 9

The competition is heating up this summer at the Big Joe Jersey Talent Show: Week 9! This is the last week before the semi-finals begin! Bring your friends and family down to Jenkinson’s Beach in Point Pleasant Beach for a night of unforgettable talent. 7pm - 8pm.

Date: August 14th, 2016
Location: Jenkinson's
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 United States


Greenwood Lake Air Show

The Greenwood Lake Air Show returns for its 8th year! This intimate performance with some of the air show industry's top professionals is sure to be the highlight of your summer. Watch the gravity defying skills of these pilots as they dive through the skies. Get your adrenaline pumping as the pop, pop, bang of the jet vehicle engines start up before they race down the runway in a blink of an eye. Meet the performers as they walk the crowd line after their performance and take the opportunity to get their autograph in the commemorative program. When your stomach starts rumbling, don't worry, there are plenty of food vendors on the field to satisfy your appetite. And when the kids need a break from all the action, you can take them to the Kidz Zone with bounce rides. Get tickets now!

Date: August 12th, 2016 - August 14th, 2016
Location: Greenwood Lake Airport
126 Airport Rd., West Milford, NJ 07480


Salem County Fair

The Salem County Fair, an "Old Tyme" Country Fair, is the oldest County Fair in NJ. There is a BBQ dinner offered every night as well as a staffed food concession and many food trucks. There is a large display of animals from cows to rabbits. Horse activities, including horse pulls and barrel racing, are held nightly as well as antique tractor pulls. You will see the largest display of farm equipment and tractors in NJ. This fair is the only fair situated on a grassy location. There is easy access to the grounds from Route 40.

Date: August 9th, 2016 - August 12th, 2016
Location: Salem County Fair
735 Harding Hwy., Rt. 40, Woodstown, NJ 08098


Somerset County 4-H Fair

Free family-fun with entertainment all day. Come see the horse,s dog, beef, dairy, sheep, goat and alpaca shows poultry, rabbits, herpetology tents go-karts, model trains, model planes, RC cars, rocket launches arts and science tents. Hands-on activities for kids in all 4-H Tents Activities and info in County Government Tent Food Supplied by 20 community organizations. Free parking and shuttle bus transportation all day from Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28, North Branch.

Date: August 10th, 2016 - August 12th, 2016
Location: North Branch Park
355 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807


Barefoot Grape Stomping

Kick off your shoes and get ready for an unforgettable experience with some barefoot grape stomping fun! Spend the afternoon enjoying good company and of course, some delicious wine! Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and home made breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a tasting of our dessert wines. Includes wine glass to take home. 1 - 4 pm. $35 per person plus tax & gratuity.

Date: August 13th, 2016
Location: Four Sisters Winery
783 N. Bridgeville Rd., County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823

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