July 16
Manalapan Car Show, Concert and Fireworks  
Manalapan Recreation Center, Manalapan
Friday, 6 PM – 10 PM
Come enjoy an evening of classic cars and classic rock. The Crazy Eights will be performing hits from Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones and more. Make sure to bring a lawn chair for the fireworks show at the end of the night. 

Summer Nights Series: 80’s DJ Dance Party with DJ Darius the 1st
Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton
Friday, 6 PM – 8 PM
Get your groove on at this free 80’s style dance party hosted by the Princeton Library in partnership with the Princeton Shopping Center. Dress up in your raddest retro outfits and get ready to dance. There will also be a fun Pokemon card scavenger hunt. 

Bubble Fest
Hamilton Park, Jersey City
Friday, 5 PM – 7 PM
Grab a picnic blanket and head to Hamilton Park for some tasty food, live entertainment, cool activities and of course, bubbles! The festival is free and fun for the whole family.


July 17

Monster Jam
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Saturday, 7 PM
Monster Jam is back at full capacity! Come see trained drivers perform epic stunts in their monster trucks. Featured competitors include Gold Digger®, Soldier Fortune™, Bakugan Dragonoid™ and more. Pre-order your tickets and Pit Party pass on Ticketmaster.

Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival
Showboat Hotel, Atlantic City
Saturday, 12 PM – 8 PM ; Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM
The Atlantic City Vegan Food Fest is back on the Boardwalk this weekend  outside of The Showboat. Enjoy two days of live music and over 100 vegan vendors serving up food and fun. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Songs and Stories of the American Revolution
Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center, Titusville
Saturday, 2 PM – 5 PM
Step back in time and listen to some incredible stories and songs from the Revolutionary Era performed by Matthew Dodd. Located at the historic Washington Crossing State Park, this outdoor concert is great for guests of all ages. Check out their website for directions or call (609) 737-0623 for more information.

Borough of Glass Art Walk and Night Market
Glassboro Town Square, Glassboro
Saturday, 5 PM – 10 PM
Head down to the Glassboro Town Square and check out spectacular works of art created by local hand-crafters and artists. Guests  are encouraged to interact with the artists and even try their hand at making something themselves. In addition to the vendors and live demonstrations, there will also be live music, food trucks and a beer garden. 

Waterford Car Show and Family Fun Day
Waterford Twp Municipal Building, Atco
Saturday, 3 PM – 7 PM
This event presented by the Waterford Township Civic And Events Association and High Octane will have lots of classic cars, food vendors and kids activities like face painting and inflatables.

Boardwalk Craft Show
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood
Saturday & Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Come soak up the sun and check out this craft show on the world-famous Wildwood Boardwalk featuring original, handmade products. Admission is free.

Taco Palooza Food Truck Festival
Washington Lake Park, Sewell
Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Calling all taco lovers! The Taco Palooza is taking place this Saturday at the municipal field in Sewell. There will be a wide variety of taco vendors, live music and activities for the kids. Admission is $5 for ages 5 and up and proceeds go to the Historic Chester Business Association. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Mid Summer Market
Calgo Gardens, Freehold
Saturday, 10 AM – 3PM
Check out a variety of unique local vendors at the Mid Summer Market this Saturday. There will be organic produce, jewelry, bath products, beautiful flowers and more to purchase. This outdoor event is free. 

Family Summer Fest
V & V Adventure Farm, Shamong
Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM
Grab the family and head over to V & V Adventure Farm for a day of fun. There will be over 40 local vendors showcasing handmade goods and plenty of kids activities. Cost of admission for kids is $10 and $5 for adults. Tickets are cash only at the door. 


July 18

Art at the Park
Duke Island Park, Bridgewater
Sunday, 10 AM – 6:30 PM
This event is all about showcasing the works of talented local artists and crafters. Guests will also receive paint and canvases to create their own art pieces and children can enter in their drawings for a chance to win a prize. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

The Children’s Museum Presents: Let’s Get Going!
Bridgewater Commons Mall, Bridgewater
Sunday, 1 PM – 3 PM
The Children’s Museum in partnership with Bridgewater Commons is hosting a fun and educational event all about transportation. There will be a variety of activities for kids to enjoy like making their own train car and decorating a conductor’s hat. The event is free and parents should RSVP on Eventbrite as walk-ins are limited.

Into the Woods Concert in the Park
Roosevelt Park Theater, Edison
Sunday, 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Enjoy a free outdoor concert from the woodwind trio, Into the Woods! They will be performing “Bach to the Future”, classical music in a way that you have never heard before. Make sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.