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 2

Semi-Finals round 2 of the Big Joe Jersey Talent Show is here, 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 28, 2016
Location: Jenkinson's 300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742


Grape Stomping Wine Festival

Come celebrate the end of summer with Renault at this year's family friendly Grape Stomping Wine Festival See how many grapes you can crush! Family friendly event with plenty of activities for kids!

Date: August 28th, 2016
Location: Renault Winery
72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215


50 Year Mission Tour – Celebrating 50 years of Star Trek

"The 50 Year Mission Tour" celebrating 50 years of Star Trek, comes to NJ August 26-28 at the Crowne Plaza with Trek Stars, parties, panels and more! See the website for guests and ticket packages and availability.

Date: August 26th, 2016 - August 28th, 2016
Location: Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
2349 Marlton Pike W., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002


Seafarers' Weekend

Come aboard for exciting pirate performances. Enjoy special exhibits and demonstrations including antique boats, blacksmithing and decoy carving. Plus sea chanties and sing-alongs!

Date: August 27th, 2016 - August 28th, 2016
Location: Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rte. 9, Cape May, NJ 08204

Tri the Wildwoods - Triathon, 5k & Kids Splash & Dash

Whether you decide to race the Sprint or International distance, run in the 5k and or have your child participate in the Kids Race we're confident you will have an experience to remember. All participants receive an awesome t-shirt and medal as well as a HOT breakfast buffet immediately following the finish. Sprint: .25 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 5k run International: 1 mile swim, 20 mile bike, 5 mile run,5k: 3.1 mile run,Kids Race: 200 meter swim/splash, 1 mile run. 6:30 am.

Date: August 27th, 2016
Location: 15th Ave. & Beach
North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show

Collectibles, memorabilia and guest star appearances. Featuring over 100 tables of the hottest collectibles on the planet! Sports cards, old and new, sets, autographed memorabilia, posters, supplies, toys, coins, beanie babies, comics, jerseys, videos and much more! Fri: 3  - 9 pm, Sat: 10 am - 9 pm, Sun: 10 am - 5 pm. FREE admission!

Date: August 26th, 2016 - August 28th, 2016
Location: Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwoods, NJ 08260


Hunterdon County 4-H and Ag Fair

Animals, kids, crops, prizes, fireworks, neighbors and friends are some of the things that make The Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair a very special place to visit.

Date: August 24th, 2016 - August 28th, 2016
Location: South County Park
1207 Rte. 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530


Rock the Farm Music and Food Truck Festival

Join Spark Market Solutions and a BENEFIT EVENT for CFC Loud N Clear: Rock The Farm Music and Food Truck Festival, on Saturday August 27, 2016 at Brookdale Community College, from 1pm-10pm. This exciting 10- hour event will feature live music, vendors family fun and will benefit CFC Loud N Clear, a recovery and rehabilitation organization working towards "Rebuilding Lives, Healing Families, and Preventing Relapse.

Date: August 27th, 2016
Location: Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738

Peach & Butterfly Festival

The celebration's mission is to create awareness about the very special, delicious New Jersey peach, its many varieties, preparations made with fresh peaches and products made from peaches such as preserves, jams and baked goods. Several activities are scheduled including the highly anticipated Painted Lady butterfly release. All activities are free and the times are as follows: • Live Entertainment with "What is Broken" a female fronted acoustic duo. 12-3 p.m. • Everything Peaches Tastings & Demos - baked goods, jams, jellies and preserves, grilled peaches with pork, peach soup and New Jersey peach varieties 1-3 p.m. • Kids' Peach Pie Eating Contest 1 p.m. • Butterfly Release: 1:45 p.m. All events are free. Noon – 3 p.m.

Date: August 27th, 2016
Location: Sickles Market
1 Harrison Ave., Little Silver, NJ 07739

United By Blue's Cleanup at Sunset Lake

Join United by Blue, Hoagitos and the Jersey Collective for a cleanup of Sunset Lake from 10 am - Noon! The health of Sunset Lake dictates the environment for animals, humans and marine life alike. Unfortunately, litter can accumulate on the shores of the lake and in the water. Help us care for this Asbury Park gem, and get fueled up ahead of the cleanup with coffee served on-site, courtesy of Mindful Cafe. United By Blue will provide water, trash bags, supplies, and gloves for volunteers. All volunteers will also have the chance to win prizes during two cleanup games: weirdest trash find and total weight guess. Keep in touch for updates about the cleanup. Groups of all sizes are welcome! Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty or wet. This event is free and open to the public!

Date: August 27th, 2016
Location: Sunset Lake at Sunset Park
5th Ave. Entrance, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration - Musicians on a Mission

Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration Featuring Rainbow Full of Sound with Special Guest Bob Steeler (Hot Tuna, Saunders/Garcia) Acoustic Musicians On A Mission pre-party in GALLERY at 7 pm, Main Stage concert at 8 pm Intermission Show with acoustic performances by Musicians On A Mission members in GALLERY! Raffling three museum quality Jerry Garcia original art prints donated by the Jerry Garcia Foundation. Raffle tickets $10 or 3 for $25. Proceeds to benefit The Strand Theater & The Jerry Garcia Foundation. Tickets only $15 (Plus $5 fee per ticket.)

Date: August 26th, 2016
Location: Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701


Industrial Crafts Day

Enjoy early industrial crafts demonstrations by a tinsmith, tin piercers, a blacksmith, weavers and spinners. Crafters will have items for sale. Noon - 4 pm. Cost: $3 Adult, $2 seniors, $1 child.

Date: August 27th, 2016
Location: Cooper Gristmill
66 Rt. 513, Chester, NJ 07930


Centennial Art in the Park Showcase

Come celebrate the National Park Service's 100-year anniversary with an evening of poetry, music, theater and dance. Featured artists include: the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Hispanic Roots Quartet, Impact Repertory Theatre of Harlem, Inner City Ensemble Theatre & Dance Co., Jaimeo Brown & Drummers, the Paterson Music Project, Poets reg e. gaines, Kurtis Lamkin, Laura Boss, and Angela Kariotis, and the Passaic County Youth Poets. A mural created by Halls That Inspire will be unveiled during the event, and photography by the Centennial Class will be exhibited at the Paterson Museum in the Great Falls Historic District. Hungry? Look for the Empanada Lady and Little Jimmy's Italian Ices on site. Funded by an NEA Imagine Your Parks grant. 4 – 8 pm.

Date: August 26th, 2016
Location:Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
72 McBride Ave., Paterson, NJ 07501

Tackle and Field Outdoor Expo

Tackle and Field will be hosting an Outdoor Expo from Aug. 17 10 am to 5 pm and Aug. 28 from 10 am to 3 pm. The Outdoor Expo will have professional vendors like Carbon Express, Megabass, and many more doing demonstrations and giveaways. A game simulator will also be available to use for the kids on Aug. 27 from 11 am to 4 pm. Tackle and Field will also be having a tent sale and offering lunch from Noon to 2 pm.

Date: August 27th, 2016 - August 28th, 2016
Location: Tackle and Field
81 Ringwood Ave., Wanaque, NJ 07465

Maker Depot MakerFest 2016

NJs largest makerspace is hosting this community event to showcase makers and craftspeople from throughout the area. Exhibitors will demonstrate: 3D design & print, video game coding, Cosplay, fine art, doll making, as well as wood, leather, metal wool, chainmail, glass designs. And MUCH more. Be sure to join the day-long maker community build, as we work together to create a piece of furniture to donate to fellow exhibitors - Paterson Habitat for Humanity.

Date: August 28th, 2016
Location: Maker Depot
60 Commerce Way, Totowa, NJ 07512


Wine Cocktail Party

Enjoy wine tasting, sample of wine cocktails, a full cocktail to enjoy with a small plate of food and a gift glass to keep. $20 at the door. $15 in advance. Wine by the glass and bottle. Visit website for details and tickets.

Date: August 27th, 2016
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Warren Glen Rd., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Farm-to-Fork Dinner

The Foodshed Alliance will host its annual Farm to Fork dinner and wine tasting at 4 pm.  A cocktail hour and SEVEN-course wine-pairing dinner will be presented by EIGHT of Northern New Jersey's most reputable chefs, featuring locally produced food from farms throughout northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Expert winemakers have hand selected each course's pairing which will begin with gourmet passed hors d'oeuvres, a VIP vineyard tour, and elegant dining overlooking our picturesque estate vineyard.  Live musical Entertainment. The dinner is a fundraising event for the Foodshed Alliance, a grassroots organization dedicated to integrating local food systems that sustain local farmers.

Date: August 28th, 2016
Location: Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ 08848

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