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 Jersey Talent Show: Semi-Finals Round One

Attention: Moved to Monday night this week due to the threat of inclement weather.

Well, it’s here…Semi-Finals round 1 of the Big Joe Jersey Talent Show, featuring the best of Jersey Talent so far this season. Join us for a great night of talent…winners of this round will be selected by celebrity judges & will advance to the Finals happening September 4th! Looking forward to seeing you there! 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date: August 22st, 2016
Location: Jenkinson's
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 United States


Seafood Festival

Our biggest festival of the year! Come join the party with "To the Maxx Dance Band" and see what all the excitement is about! Ticket prices are $15 and include wine tasting, live music and parking. Children and pets are welcome and admission is free for those 20 and under. Outside food in coolers is allowed, however due to our insurance policy, no outside alcohol is permitted. The car show has been moved to September 4th and is no longer a part of this festival. Tickets are $15 and available online as well as at the admission gate the day of the event. Discounted online ticket pre-sale begins on July 17th and ends August 14th for $10. Tickets are always available for purchase at the admission gate the same day of the event.

Date: August 20th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016
Location: Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St., Landisville, NJ 08362


Monster Truck Beach Nationals

On the Wildwood Beach from Lincoln to Spencer Aves. Beach, Wildwood. The thrill and exhilaration of monster truck racing will take place on the beach in Wildwood. Monster trucks will square off on a custom beach race course for their chance to win the title of "King of the Beach." Fri: 6 pm – 10 pm, Sat: Noon – 4 pm, 6 pm – 10 pm, Sun: 1 pm – 5 pm. Call or visit the website.

Date: August 19th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016
Location: On the Beach
Lincoln Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260

Paranormal Pursuits

Experience all things unexplained! Enjoy ghostly tales, presentations by paranormal investigators, a phrenology experience, ghost tours and much more!

Date: August 20th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016
Location: Historic Cold Spring Village
720 US Rt. 9, Cape May, NJ 08204


Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster and Fire Fighter’s Family Day

WheatonArts and the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade host the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster and Fire Fighter's Family Day, from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. Over 80 antique fire trucks from the Mid-Atlantic States will be on display on the grounds. Show highlights include: - a firefighter competition to show how firefighters use their training and skills to battle fires - water barrel fight (two opposing teams try to move a barrel suspended on a cable to opposite ends using a high pressure fire hose) - bucket brigade (each team is timed as they carry water to the roof of a small building in buckets - firefighting demonstrations including pumping displays of fire hoses on numerous fire trucks.

Date: August 21st, 2016
Location: WheatonArts
1000 Village Dr., Millville, NJ 08332


Tina & Friends

Tina rocks. She rocks Lambertville, she rocks New Hope, and once a month she rocks the vines at Unionville. You're invited to join her band of merrymakers for a vineyard open mic in the Tasting Room. We serve tastings and wine by the glass or bottle, you bring a little dinner or snacks if you wish. There's no cover charge, and we promise you a raucous, rocking...even riotous good time. 6:30 - 10 pm.

Date: August 19th, 2016
Location: Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Rd., Ringoes, NJ 08551


August SMASH Event

Super Science Saturday is now the SMASH (Spectacularly Merging Art, Science & History) Series! Each SMASH date explores the fascinating intersection of science, art and history throughout the Museum and in our daily lives. Visitors will discover an array of hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations and shows, meet the Museum's experts and examine our collections through the lens of science. For our August SMASH event, we're focusing on Space! From planetarium exploration to the physics of rocket launches, we have a universe of connections to experience. We'll also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Viking Mission Mars landing. The next SMASH event is November 12 - Delve into New Jersey's past with our History and Archaeology teams, and discover an array of stories that make our state unique!

Date: August 20th, 2016
Location: New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08625


Open House and Garden Field Day

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host its Garden Field Day/Open House from 11 am - 3 pm. During the Garden Field Day, the Extension Agriculture Department as well as Rutgers Master Gardeners will offer advice on horticulture and environmental stewardship while guiding visitors through various teaching gardens and learning projects. Attendees can consult with Master Gardeners regarding garden plans or past problems and access their vast knowledge of horticulture.  Also part of the event will be the "Greatest of the Garden" competition. Gardeners should bring their biggest or most outstanding home grown produce to win recognition. Rutgers Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Date: August 20th, 2016
Location: Middlesex County EARTH Center
Davidson's Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, NJ 08902


Latin Fiesta

Welcome to Monmouth Park Racetrack's 1st-ever Latin Fiesta- a fun celebration of Latin culture through amusements, food, music and more! The event will be full of influence of culture, with a variety of Latin classics and other specialty favorites.

Date: August 20th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016
Location: Monmouth Park
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757

NJ Sharing Network 5K Celebration of Life Walk/Run

NJ Sharing Network's Annual 5K Celebration of Life brings together thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers to honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait and remember the lives lost while waiting. Whether you participate in the 5K or the many other event festivities, join us for a fun-filled celebration including music, snacks, prizes, and exciting activities for all ages!

Date: August 21st, 2016
Location: Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738


Canal Day Music & Craft Festival

You're Invited! The Canal Day Festival is an old-time country fair that celebrates the heritage of the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. The festival is now in its 42nd year. Come to a day of free family fun featuring over 100 unique craft vendors, great food, and educational events. Learn about New Jersey history by taking a Morris Canal guided walking tour provided by the Canal Society of NJ and visit the newly restored Lock 2 East. Experience life on the Canal first hand by traveling down the waterway on a free boat ride or prove your prowess by paddling a kayak. Learn about local and exotic wildlife. Experience the art of blacksmithing, visit a civil war encampment or lay back and enjoy listening to over 10 of New Jersey's best musical performers. End the day with a fantastic fireworks display. Event is from 10 am - 5 pm. Admission is Free, Parking $5.

Date: August 20th, 2016
Location: Hugh Force Park
180 W. Central Ave., Wharton, NJ 07885

Jersey Fresh Harvest Festival

Enjoy the bounty of the Garden State! We will be serving Jersey Fresh culinary samples made with local homegrown fruits and vegetables. The recipes will give you new ideas on how to use local homegrown fruits and vegetables in making fabulous summer dishes.

Date: August 20th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016
Location: Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, NJ 07930


New Jersey Devils Beach Bash

The New Jersey Devils are headed to Jenkinson's Beach & Boardwalk for the team's first Beach Bash. The day of fun in the sun will feature music, activities, games and appearances from Devils alumni Bruce Driver, Ken Daneyko and more. The fun starts at Noon on the beach in Point Pleasant Beach. Tickets start at $10.

Date: August 20th, 2016
Location: North Inlet, Jenkinson’s Beach & Boardwalk
3 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742


Passaic County Fair

Annual Passaic County Fair Featuring: Rides, Car Show, Games, Fireworks, Crafters, Live Music, Food, 5K Race, Pony Rides, Beer/Wine Garden, County 4H Exhibits, Health Screening, Boxing Exhibition and Chess Tournament Finals.

Date: August 18th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016
Location: Garret Mountain Reservation
8 Mountain Ave., Woodland Park, NJ 07424


Monarch and Meadow Festival

This family friendly program will include activity stations located throughout Duke Farms' meadows. Learn all about a variety of plants, birds and insects that are so important to balance these amazing ecosystems. Help out with hands-on meadow plantings, sign up for one of our guided walks and participate in the live tagging of monarch butterflies every hour! FREE. Register by following link above.

Date: August 20th, 2016
Location: Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Pkwy. W., Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Historic Midtown's Annual Car Show

The Annual Midtown Car Show is held in front of Elizabeth City Hall and has grown over the past few years. Hundreds of participants and spectators enjoy the vendors, entertainment and games that this event has to offer. Visitors and shoppers of all ages love to see the extensive arrays of of cars featured at our show. Enjoy the various vendors all lined up in front Elizabeth City Hall.

Date: August 20th, 2016
Location: Elizabeth City Hall
50 Winfield Scott Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07201


Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival

A collaboration of northern New Jersey wineries, announces its 3rd annual Wine & Food Festival to be held at one of the oldest north Jersey wineries – Four Sisters Winery, located just outside of Belvidere on County Route 519. Take a ride through beautiful northern New Jersey and experience some of their fine wines and local flavors at one centrally located venue. There will be wineries from Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties. Food trucks, specialty food and wine-related vendors, farmers' market will have a variety of food available for purchase. Enjoy demonstrations and local bands daily. Food Trucks include Oink and Moo BBQ, Surf and Turf and Waffle De Lys. Also available will be food by Four Sister's proprietor and Chef, Matty Matarazzo. Matty is in his 12th year as head chef at Four Sisters Winery.

Date: August 20th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016
Location: Four Sisters Winery
783 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823

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