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!

Barrel Trail Weekend

Get a first hand look inside the barrel room at your favorite New Jersey winery and taste future vintages right from the barrel as winemakers explain the wine making process. A great behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn about wine making from the men and women making New Jersey’s award-winning wines. Check schedule for participating wineries and the events they have scheduled.

Date: July 16th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016
Various Locations: Wineries Statewide


141st Annual Mt. Carmel Festival

Longest running Italian-American festival in the United States, featuring Italian food stands, beer and wine gardens, live entertainment, carnival rides, games, fireworks and a grand procession of saints through the streets of Hammonton.

Date: July 11th, 2016 - July 16th, 2016
Location: Mt. Carmel Festival Grounds
298 Tilton St., Hammonton, NJ 08037


Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace

The Greatest Party in Harness Racing...The Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace! The world's fastest 3-year-old pacers take to the track in the Meadowlands Pace - our signature pacing event. 2016 Meadowlands Pace t-shirt giveaway $500 Win Wager Contest Register for the chance to win a $500 Win Bet on Saturday, July 16 Two lucky contestants will be randomly selected. Wager can only be made on the designated races. One entry per person, must be present to win, contestants keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Please enter your name, email address and check the Win Wager Contest button . When you are done press Subscribe. Live Music Visit the Track Level Promotions Table to register for HorsePlay Paddock Park Activities: Carnival games and rides, mechanical shark, & 3-in-1 sports game Post Time 6:30 p.m.

Date: July 16th, 2016
Location: Meadowlands Racetrack
1 Racetrack Dr., East Rutherford, NJ 07073


New Jersey State Crab Festival

"Crabby" fun for all ages! Blue Claw crabs! Beer Garden, "must try" crabby bloody mary! 11 am - 10 pm. Vendors and exciting things for the kids including a crab race at 6 pm. Live outdoor entertainment all day.

Date: July 16th, 2016
Location: Ice House Restaurant
4415 Park Blvd., Wildwood, NJ 08260

12th Annual Celtic Festival

Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment-music, dancing, crafts, beer pavilion and more!

Date: July 16th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016
Location: Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9, Cape May, NJ 08204

Boardwalk Craft Show

The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, rain or shine. All handmade products. Sat: 9 am - 5 pm, Sun: 9 am - 4 pm. Free.

Date: July 16th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016
Location: Rio Grande Ave. & Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260


XRootsFest (Crossroots Fest)

XRootsFest (pronounced Cross RootsFest) is the hottest new multicultural festival in the area. . Mark your calendars and let your friends know now! The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will present XRootsFest ). Musicians, dancers, story-tellers, merchants and food vendors rooted in the cultures of four continents will weave together a fabulous afternoon for you, your friends and family. Enjoy and celebrate the diverse roots of our community and the region! XRootsFest Multicultural Festival in South Orange, New Jersey. Starts from noon - 6 pm, Free, family fun for all. Don't miss out!

Date: July 16th, 2016
Location: Flood's Hill
300 Meadowbrook Ln., South Orange, NJ 07079


Black Potatoe Music Festival

Want to discover the latest and greatest indie musicians? Then you won't want to miss this 20th annual festival.

Date: July 13th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016
Location: Red Mill Museum Village
56 Main St., Clinton, NJ 08809

Bastille Day Celebration

Our annual extravaganza of music, dancing, games, and art; suitable for all French-loving and fun-loving visitors. Follow us on Facebook for updates and details.

Date: July 16th, 2016
Location: 8 Bridge St., Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Summer Festival

Come join us at our Summer Festival for a weekend of fun, featuring live music, food trucks, wine tastings and much more! Noon - 7 pm.

Date: July 16th, 2016
Location: Old York Cellars
80 Old York Rd., Ringoes, NJ 08551


Barrel Trail Weekend

Join Working Dog Winery from Noon - 5 pm for the Annual Barrel Trail Weekend. Barrel samples will be available from our 2015 estate grown Cabernet Franc and 2015 estate grown Reserve Chardonnay. There will also be a self-guided vineyard tour through our 17 acres of impeccable vines. John and Maggs will be performing on Saturday, and The Pennington Station Band will entertain on Sunday. Delicious BBQ food trucks will here both days for you to enjoy. $5 admission.

Date: July 16th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016
Location: Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Rd., Hightstown, NJ 08520



FilmOneFest (the Atlantic Highlands One-Minute International Film Festival) is a celebration of the super short film and a snap-shot of the creative image making happening online and across the world. Founded in 2008, the festival takes place each July at the Atlantic Highlands (NJ) Marina. Films (under 2 minutes in length) from local and international film and video makers are projected on a giant screen under the stars on the historic shores of Sandy Hook Bay. Festival begins at 5 pm in the Atlantic Highlands Harbor. Live music, local artists displaying their artwork, and local restaurants at booths along the harbor. Admission and parking are free. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Attendees can view the films on an exclusive screen from gazebo bleachers with premium seats for $20. Rain date: July 17.

Date: July 16th, 2016
Location: Atlatnic Highlands Harbor
Simon Lake Dr., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Surf & Turf Seafood Fest

The festival features a variety of delicious seafood from top Garden State restaurants. With chefs battling for top titles, everyone fills up on mouth-watering offerings. Exciting thoroughbred racing, live entertainment, crafters and Star-Ledger Family Fun day Sunday combine for a fun filled weekend!

Date: July 16th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016
Location: Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757


Ocean County Fair

Ocean county fair is an old fashioned country fair with horse shows, animal exhibits, agriculture displays, 4H exhibits, continuous entertainment, rides, food and commercial vendors. Come planning to spend the day with activities for everyone. Admission charge, parking free.

Date: July 13th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016
Location: Robert J. Miller Air Park
Rt. 530, Berkeley Twp., NJ 08721

Slider's 11th Birthday Party

Be with us for Slider's 11th birthday!! There will be games, pictures taken, balloonists, tattoos, and some of Slider's special friends…..including Shark Ditty & Perky the Penguin from Jenkinsons Aquarium! Enter between 10:30 am – 1 pm and receive a BOGO Full Day BWB admission WITH a donation of a non-perishable food item to go to Lady of Perpetual Help food bank.

Date: July 16th, 2016
Location: Breakwater Beach Waterpark
62 Grant Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

29th Annual Art Festival

Renowned artists and fine craters from all over the country have been bringing their fine arts and crafts to this show for many years, plus new artists are added each year. Features local artists as well as artists from as far away as Florida and Maine.

Date: July 17th, 2016
Location: Sunset Park
3 W. Salem Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008


4th Annual Passport to HKTWN Restaurant Week

Join us in celebrating the wonderful dining options of Hackettstown. As you try each dining destination in town, enjoy special offers and receive a sticker in your passport. Passport stickers to be entered into raffle drawing.

Date: July 17th, 2016 - July 27th, 2016
Location: Main St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Wine Barrel Tasting Trail

Chill in our "Chill Room" where you will learn how we finish, age and bottle our wines delicious wines using no additives. Sample future vintages directly from the barrel then sample our currently bottled wines. $5 includes wine tasting and gift glass to keep.

Date: July 16th, 2016
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Warren Glen Rd., Finesville, NJ 08865

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