Note: Several Memorial Day events have been canceled or rescheduled due to expected heavy rains. See here for an updated list.

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!

Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off with Big Joe Henry [Live Broadcast]

Join Big Joe Henry as he broadcasts his show live from Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach. Come out for games and a great time... Looking forward to kicking off the Memorial Day weekend with you!

Date: May 28th, 2016
Location: Jenkinson's
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742


Tropicana's Boardwalk Block Party

Making plans for your family this Memorial Day Weekend? You won't want to miss Tropicana's summer kickoff party of epic proportions. In celebration of another $40 million of completed renovations and the unofficial start to summer, the Boardwalk Block Party will feature live entertainment, giveaways, the debut of all-new multimedia light and sound shows, fireworks and more. 8 – 10 pm.

Date: May 27th, 2016
Location: 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Wildwoods International Kite Festival

The largest kite festival in North America featuring kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations. Event begins on Friday at noon with the 'Unlocking of the Ocean' media event on the beach behind the center. Festivities continue with the opening of the Festival Field Tent and the 9 pm illuminated kite fly at Rio Grande Ave. and the beach. Sat. & Sun. include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach starting at 9 am daily, as well as kite exhibits and workshops. A Kite Festival Auction will be held in the center at 7 pm on Sat. night and is open to the public - many unique kites and collectibles will be auctioned off. Monday will feature the World Indoor Kite Competition from 11 am - 12:30 pm inside the center where kite fliers will showcase their impressive ability to fly a kite without wind.

Date: May 27th, 2016 - May 30th, 2016
Location: Wildwoods Beach
Rio Grande to Burke Aves., Wildwood, NJ 08260

Blues & BBQ Event

Join us for our Memorial Day celebration from 2 - 7 pm. Enjoy the music of blues singer Danny Eyer. Wine tastings, wine by the bottle or glass, sangria and wine slushies. Local artisan and food vendors will be on hand with BBQ goodies. Our events are always free admission and rain or shine. Children and pets welcome!!

Date: May 28th, 2016
Location: Natali Vineyards
221 N. Delsea Dr. (Rt. 47 N), Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Cape May Music Festival - Atlantic Brass Band

Opening the 27th Annual Cape May Music Festival at 8 pm is the 35-piece Atlantic Brass Band, a long time Cape May favorite, under the baton of Salvatore Scarpa. The Atlantic Brass Band returns to present a rousing concert of American music, perfect for a Memorial Day weekend celebration. Admission is free. Part of the Cape May Music Festival. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the City of Cape May.

Date: May 29th, 2016
Location: Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204


Trenton Pork Roll Festival

The Trenton Pork Roll Festival, featuring a live performance by C+C Music Factory, is the ultimate place to celebrate all the things you love about Jersey's iconic meat delicacy … in the city that makes it! Our secure, enclosed location means you can walk around freely with your favorite adult beverage from our full bar inside OR our beautiful outdoor beer garden. Enjoy pork-roll-centric dishes from a great selection of food trucks and guest chefs … like Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese Crepes, Pork Roll Mac & Cheese, Pork Roll Poutine, Pork Roll Sushi, and more. AND hear live bands all day on our outdoor stage, wrapping up with 90s hit-maker C+C Music Factory! Gates open at 10 am. $5 General Admission ($10 after 6 pm); FREE for children 12 and under; FREE for uniformed first responders and military.

Date: May 28th, 2016
Location: Trenton Social
449 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08611


Cypress Brewing Co. 1st Anniversary Tap Takover

We hope that you can join us for a tap takover at our favorite pub! We'll be pouring 7 unique styles along with 2 cask conditioned beer. Please see below for our draft list. Hope to see you there!On draft: 17 Mile IPA, Weize Guy, Northern English Nut Brown, Insane in the Grain, Paradise Dubbel with Blackberries, Vanilla Imperial Porter, Double Chocolate Imperial, Oatmeal Stout. On Cask:, Belgian Pale with Chanterelle Mushrooms, 17 Mile IPA with Smoked Jersey Chilis and Mangos.

Date: May 27th, 2016
Location: Hailey's Harp & Pub
400 Main St, Metuchen, New Jersey 08840


Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

The Jersey Shore's Food Truck Wars is pitting 50 regional trucks head to head in this competition of the tri state area's best mobile-made eats! Come out for a day of delicious food, entertainment and the Family Fun Day. Admission is only $3 to the park.

Date: May 28th, 2016 - May 30th, 2016
Location: Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757

Spring Family Fun Day

FREE Antique Car show Bounce House Face Painting Support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Freehold & Stomp the Monster by enjoying our BBQ, Beverages, freshly popped popcorn and homemade baked goods! All proceeds from refreshments go towards these GREAT organizations! 4 - 8 pm.

Date: May 27th, 2016
Location: 636 Adelphia Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728

Atlantic Wind Ensemble

Kicking off our 147th season, the Atlantic Wind Ensemble will perform a rousing recital of popular patriotic tunes, American classics and a special salute to our Armed Forces for Memorial Day. Conducted and directed by Dennis Eshbach. Donations accepted to benefit the Great Auditorium.

Date: May 28th, 2016
Location: Great Auditorium
Pilgrim & Ocean Pathways, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756


Wine & BBQ Experience

This will be New Jersey's biggest wine and barbeque holiday weekend extravaganza at beautiful Schooley's Mountain Park from noon to 5 pm. Sample wines from over 20 of NJ's finest wineries, enjoy great barbeque and music. Tickets will go on sale shortly and will be $25 in advance and $30 on-site.

Date: May 28th, 2016 - May 29th, 2016
Location: Schooley's Mountain Park
91 E Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

Opening Weekend for Sunrise Lake Beach Club

Enjoy the start of summer at the beautiful Sunrise Lake Beach Club. Relax on the beach, enjoy a boat ride, or challenge your child to a race on the Wibit. There is something for everyone. 11 am - 6:30 pm. Cost: $7 per adult, $6 per child/senior (65+), FREE age 4 and under.

Date: May 28th, 2016 - May 30th, 2016
Location: Sunrise Lake Beach Club
270 Mendham Rd., Morris Township, NJ 07960

Summer Kickoff at Lake Hopatcong

Come join us for our first annual Summer Kickoff event from Noon - 4 pm. Fun for the whole family including live entertainment, food, and games. For more information, please contact Lynn Keenan via phone or email. We hope to see you there!

Date: May 29th, 2016
Location: Lakeland Marine Base
37 Nolan's Point Park Rd., Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849


Waretown Founders Day & Fireworks

Family fun event featuring FREE children's inflatable rides, live bands, food trucks, 100 craft vendors, non-profit vendors, cupcake decorating contest, cupcake eating contest and a huge fireworks display at 9 pm.

Date: May 28th, 2016
Location: 139 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, NJ 08758

Viking Village Craft Show

Handmade arts and crafts from over 70 vendors. This is a rain-or-shine event taking place at Viking Village from 10 am - 4:30 pm.

Date: May 29th, 2016
Location: Viking Village
19th & Bayview, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006


NJ Jackals Fireworks Night

New Jersey Jackals are a professional baseball team located at Yogi Berra Stadium, on the campus of Montclair State University. The NJ Jackals will be playing Three Rivers Aigles with a post-game fireworks spectacular.

Date: May 28th, 2016
Location: Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Dr., Little Falls, NJ 07424


Tour of Somerville

This is an exciting three-day event of competitive cycling for professionals and amateurs. The event culminates on Monday with the 50-mile Kugler-Anderson Memorial Tour of Somerville, known as the "Kentucky Derby of Cycling." The Tour is the oldest major bicycle race in the United States and a legend in the lore of bicycle racing.

Date: May 28th, 2016 - May 30th, 2016
Location: Raritan, Bound Brook, Somerville
Various Locations, Somerville, NJ 08807

Spring Open House at Co-op 518

Join us for our first open house of the 2016 growing season! Come see what all the fuss is about! Learn about our practices and meet the Co-op 518 Farm Crew! Our Farm Market will be open from 10AM-5:30PM. Comprehensive Farm Tour led by Farmer Alec @1PM-2:30PM. 'Our Playful Nature' Natural Movement Workshop @ 3PM-4PM. 'Free to Roam' Tour @ 4:30PM-5PM. Potluck Dinner + Fireside Jam @ 5:30PM. Please bring a dish to share + your own plate and utensils. Local, Seasonal, Organic + Garbage-Free Items Suggested.

Date: May 28th, 2016
Location: Co-op 518 Community Farm
15 County Road 518, Franklin, New Jersey 08540


Zombie Apocalypse Asylum

Spend the day in a zombie apocalypse refugee camp, featuring: Zombie Obstacle Course, Mobile Laser Patrol, Guest Actors, Contest with Cash Prizes and Bands!

Date: May 28th, 2016 - May 29th, 2016
Location: New Jersey State Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ 07822

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