No one wants summer to end!

There are so many great things to see and do during the summer, the list seems endless! Everyone has that one special event that they mark on their calendars and plan to attend no matter what!

When Dennis and Judi asked callers what NJ summer events were on their “Must See-Cant Miss” lists, here’s what they picked out. And we guarantee, there are some that you have never heard of!

Here's a list of some great local Jersey events that only the locals would know about. Check out the list and maybe you'll get to attend one or two of these yourself.

Annual Ocean Township Italian Festival
Joe Palaia Park, 200 Whalepond Road, Oakhurst | Aug. 10 to 14

Every year, people come together for this huge, carnival-style celebration to celebrate Italian Heritage and culture. Admission is free, though you've got to buy tickets for the individual carnival rides (family ticket ride packages are discounted every night of the festival). The festival is open each night from 5 to 11 p.m.
Email or call 732-517-1040 for more information.

Cowboy Larry’s Wild Wild West Show
Jenkinson’s, on the boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach | Aug. 31, 2016

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Cowboy Larry Zwickel's Wild Wild West Show is an event filled with real cowboys, bullwhips, guns, ropes and more that will have you saying "Yee-haw!" The show is hitting the road for "Cowboys On the Beach" at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

Little Shop of Horrors
Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main St., Manasquan | Aug. 12 to 21

The geniuses behind Disney's "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin" bring their show "Little Shops of Horrors" to Manasquan. The show blends together monsters, science fiction and more in a hilarious musical. Tickets are available at the theater's website.

Awesome '80s Dance Party
Laurita Winery, 85 Archertown Road, New Egypt | Aug. 19, 2016

One of New Jersey's best-known wineries is putting on an Awesome '80s Dance Party that will have everyone grooving on the dance floor in their white washed jeans. Live '80s music will start at 7 p.m. and go non-stop until 11 p.m.. For more information, visit Laurita Winery's website.

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