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!


Hometown Celebration

Bring the whole family and enjoy ... live entertainment ... Free train rides, bounce castle, water slide, Police dog exhibition, dive team exhibition, gymnastics exhibition, mountain bike stunt show, water skiing exhibition, model train exhibit, pooch parade and more. Browse and shop 100 vendors including a delicious variety of foods. No Admission charge ... all are welcome!

Date: June 25th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: Lake Lenape Park East
753 Park Rd., Mays Landing, NJ 08330

30th Annual Red, White and Blueberry Festival

The free-to-attend and park gathering features live music, kiddie rides, a huge classic car show, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, jugglers, and of course the day would not be complete without all things blueberry: pie, muffins, fresh berries, lemonade and even a blueberry pie eating contest. Hammonton is the Blueberry Capital of the World and this festival is one of the biggest and best around. Hosted by the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce.

Date: June 26th, 2016
Location: Hammonton High School
566 Old Forks Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037


33rd Annual Blueberry Festival

33rd Annual Blueberry Festival and Celebration of the Centennial of the Blueberry! Join us for this wonderful TWO DAY event in Historic Whitesbog Village from 9 am - 5 pm. A great old-fashioned country fair with artists, crafters, music stage, wagon tours, blueberry picking, kids crafts, blueberry baked goods, ice cream, food vendors, historic house tours, local community groups and fun for all! Come early or come late for discount tickets and less crowds! Volunteers manage all of the events which support Whitesbog Historic Village. For additional details visit our website.

Date: June 25th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: Historic Whitesbog Village
120 W Whitesbog Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Burlington County Annual Earth Fair

Burlington County's Annual Earth Fair returns each year to Historic Smithville Park featuring vendors, entertainment for all ages, and kids' activities with an environmental twist. This family event focuses on ways to protect and enjoy our environment. Children's activities will include trash sculpting, paper making, storytelling, environmental vaudeville, face painting…and more. Be sure to check out the art exhibits in the Worker's House & Gallery and the Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery. There will be "Green" vendors, artists, crafters, activity providers and performers that have an earth-friendly theme.

Date: June 26th, 2016
Location: Historic Smithville Park
803 Smithville Rd., Eastampton, NJ 08060


Battleship Beer Fest

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary with the biggest turnout yet with over 25 New Jersey breweries on the deck of our nation's largest battleship -- the Battleship New Jersey.  This annual event includes a tour of the ship, live music by Cabin Dogs , food concessions and, of course, delicious craft beer! Ticket includes free self-guided tour of the nation's most decorated ship, a collectible sample glass and 15, 4 oz. samples with the option to purchase more. VIP tickets get in one hour early with exclusive access to one-offs and other limited edition brews.

Date: June 25th, 2016
Location: Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Pl., Camden, NJ 08103


North Wildwood Original Italian-American Festival

Celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music held in North Wildwood at 1st and Olde New Jersey Avenues. Festival includes over 40 authentic Italian-American food and merchandise vendors, children's games, meatball relay races, Little Miss Italy contest, grape stomping, olive tree signings, raffles, FREE live entertainment and more. Fri. 4 – 10 pm; Sat. 10 am – 10 pm; Sun. 11 am – 5pm.

Date: June 24th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: 2nd & Olde New Jersey Aves., North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Cape May Hops Festival

New in 2016! Celebrate the beginning of summer at the Physick Estate, with a day devoted to regional and local crafts beers, great food, local wine, live music, crafts and collectibles and kids activities. 10 am - 6 pm. Admission to the grounds is free.

Date: June 25th, 2016
Location: Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204


Fantasy Faire

Mystic Realms, Inc. presents its Fantasy Faire in partnership with WheatonArts from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Mystic Realms is a theatric arts organization that combines traditional theatric skills with live-action role playing to create an interactive experience where the participant is both the actor and the audience. Strolling costumed characters, portraying historical and mythical figures, interact with visitors on the grounds each day. The Fantasy Faire theme is the general Medieval to Renaissance period, but blends historic fact with myth and popular fantasy of the time. Knights stand side-by-side with elves; musicians play period instruments while fairies dance.

Date: June 25th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: WheatonArts
1000 Village Dr., Millville, NJ 08332


"Sip Into Summer" Wine Festival

Voted the 2015 Best Event of Washington Township, the "Sip Into Summer" Washington Lake Park Wine Festival in Sewell, NJ offers something for everyone: some of the best New Jersey wineries offering wines for sampling and sale, delectable foods from fabulous food trucks, great live music, unique artisan crafts and more! Festival hours are Saturday, Noon - 6 pm and Sunday, Noon - 4 pm. Gates open at 11:30 am. Advance sampling tickets to "Sip Into Summer" at Washington Lake Park" are on sale now for only $15 (must be 21 or older to purchase). Sampling tickets at the gate each day are $20.00. Non-samplers tickets (21+) are $5 and can only be bought at the gate.

Date: June 25th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: Washington Lake Park
626 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080


Mercer County Freedom Festival

Mercer County Freedom Festival is located in beautiful Mercer County Park in West Windsor NJ.  The festival is filled with carnival rides, live bands, food, beverages, car show, 5K run, and fireworks! Featuring Brother's in Harmony, Crazy in Stereo and Burnt Sienna - Fireworks will take place after Burnt Sienna's first set. 3 - 11 pm. Free admission. Rain Date: June 26.

Date: June 25th, 2016
Location: Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
1638 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, NJ 08550

Firefly Festival

Fireflies are an "electrifying" part of summer. To celebrate this exciting event, enjoy an evening of nature, music, wagon rides, outdoor fun and, or course, the whole farm for firefly hunting!. Celebrate fireflies by making your own wings, bug boxes and antenna.. There will be a $5.00 charge for the crafts activities. Schafer's Gymnastics -the "Art of Flying" techniques will be here to show children some moves through a mini-obstacle course. Enjoy live music by Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band while you wait for the fireflies to come out. Hungry? You'll find lots of goodies available at Pam's Firefly Tent: grilled chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, pie, apple cider, donuts, cookies, apples and more! Pony rides and wagon rides through the farm and orchards will be available all evening. Everyone should wear their wings! Come and enjoy a flickering, flying, fun evening on the farm. Admission is FREE! Parking at the farm.

Date: June 26th, 2016
Location: Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Carter Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540


Jersey Shore Greek Festival

OPA!  Be Greek for a day at the Jersey Shore Greek Festival on the grounds of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, NJ.  Traditional Greek food, music, dancing, culture and hospitality will be overflowing during the spectacular family event. Traditional Greek food & beverages including Lamb, Gyros, Spanakopita, Moussaka, Pastichio, and Greek beer and wine!  Rain or shine, under the giant tent, watch the award-winning church dance troupe dressed in their authentic costumes. They will invite you to join them so bring your dancing shoes!  Enjoy shopping at the Boutique featuring jewelry, icons, Greek specialty items. Then rest your feet at our Kafenion with a cup of Greek coffee and authentic hand-made pastries.To keep the kids happy, games and rides. The weekend will culminate with a super 50/50 raffle drawing. $2 tickets on sale now. Only 2,500 tickets to be sold. 12 chances to win up to $10,000!

Date: June 24th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: St. George Greek Orthodox Church
1033 W. Park Ave., Ocean, NJ 07712

Bradley Beach Lobster Fest

Two day free event! More Lobsters than ever before! Broiled Lobster, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Lobster rolls etc. 6 bands, live emcee/DJ playing requests. Over 100+ craft and specialty vendors. One Huge & Wine Garden. Great Oceanfront location. Giant Waterslide and childrens activities including rides, face painters and sand art. Sat. - 11 am - 8 pm; Sun. - 11 am - 6 pm.

Date: June 25th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: 500 Ocean Ave., Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

5th Annual Taste of Highlands

Come enjoy the 5th Annual Taste of Highlands, and sample scrumptious food and cocktails from nearly 20 Highlands establishments. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online and at participating establishments or the day of the event at Huddy Park and Veterans Park until 2 pm. Price of admission will include a map, keepsake tote bag and transportation. For more information call or visit the website.

Date: June 25th, 2016
Location: Waterwitch & Bay Aves., Highlands, NJ 07732


Baymen's Seafood & Music Festival

Enjoy delicious "Jersey Fresh" clams, crabs, scallops from the finest local seafood purveyors. Music by Motts Creek Pickers on Saturday and Gary Philips & the Steel Street Drum Band on Sunday. Craft brew court. Crafters, vendors, food, family activities, demonstrations, decoy carving, boat building and the Juggling Hoffmans. Saturday 11 am - 5 m, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. General admission. Members free.

Date: June 25th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, NJ 08087


7th Annual Rock, Ribs & Ridges

This 7th annual, two-day celebration serves up great music from legendary artists and mouthwatering barbecue from award-winning local chefs, presented by Franklin Sussex Auto Mall. The Summer concert and grilling season gets underway with scheduled headliners including the classic rock sensations Kansas and Jefferson Starship, Southern rockers The Outlaws and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd, plus additional top classic rock and regional Southern rock performers. Festival-goers will also enjoy Southern cooking as area chefs will be adding local flavor to the offerings and will be competing for the coveted titles of Best Ribs, Best Sauce, and People's Choice. Enjoy summer fun in the sun at the expansive Sussex County Fairgrounds, which offers camping and RV packages for a truly exciting weekend. Come taste the excitement!

Date: June 25th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: The Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ 07822

New Jersey Beer & Food Festival

Join us for a 2-day event full of delicious food, a variety of craft beer, cider and traditional drafts PLUS golf & family fun! Spend a day or the whole weekend as you sample your favorite brews, discover a variety of new flavorful beers, enjoy great locally-sourced food, take a yoga class at the Crystal Springs Quarry including  a Schofferhoffer Grapefruit beer tasting, learn how to pair 2 of your favorites: beer & chocolate, enjoy a casual lunch with our Executive Chef in our Chef's Garden, and our main events - 2-days of our Beer & Food Fest under the tent featuring live music by Lima Bean Riot on Saturday & Philbilly on Sunday!  Looking for the ultimate experience? Check out our Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament which includes access to the NJ Beer & Food Festival in the afternoon! ALL NEW! Bring the family back on Sunday for our Family-Friendly Day, featuring great food, beer tastings, games, activities for all ages and live music!
Date: June 25th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Location: Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419

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