Motown Night: The Sensational Soul Cruisers Concert
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds, West Windsor
Friday, 6 PM – 9:30
The Sensational Soul Cruisers are hitting the outdoor stage at the Mercer County Festival Grounds this Friday to play some classic Motown hits. Make sure to bring a lawn chair or a blanket. There is a $5 parking fee.
Winfield Fire Department’s Annual Carnival
Winfield Elementary School, Winfield
Friday, 7 PM – 11 PM, Saturday, 4 PM – 10:30 PM
One of New Jersey’s most popular carnivals is back again! There will be fun rides, raffles, games, a beer tent and lots of classic carnival treats to enjoy.
Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms
Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown
Friday, 5 PM – 9 PM
Head to Donaldson Farm for great music and delicious food while watching the sunset over the farm. James Off Main will be serving up dishes made with fresh locally sourced ingredients and Carly Simon tribute band Clouds in My Coffee will be performing live. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite and kids under 3 are free.
Manasquan Fireman’s Fair
Mallard Park, Manasquan
Friday & Saturday, 6 PM – 10:30 PM
Come enjoy an evening of fun carnival rides and classic games like skee-ball at the Manasquan Fireman’s Fair. Check out their website for ticket information.
Warren County Farmers’ Fair & Balloon Festival
Strykers Road, Phillipsburg
All weekend, 12 PM – 10 PM
Get ready for a day of fun at the Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Balloon Festival. Watch the balloons soar through the sky or take a ride yourself. There will also be tons of entertainment from an antique tractor show, demolition derby and carnival rides. This festival runs daily through August 7. Check out their website for tickets and the full event schedule.
Rockaway Food Truck & Music Festival
Fireman’s Field, Rockaway
Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Head to the Rockaway Borough Food Truck & Music Festival this Saturday and check out all the activities they have to offer. There will be 15 different gourmet food trucks, a beer, margarita and sangria garden, live music and fun games for the whole family. Tickets are $5 for everyone ages 5 and up and guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
Stony Hill Farms Sunflower Festival
Stony Hill Farms, Chester
Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Love sunflowers? Head to Stony Hill Farms for a day of live music, great food and lots and lots of beautiful sunflowers. Take a wagon ride through the sunflower field and even pick your own to take home. Tickets can be purchased on their website.
Somerset Street, Raritan
Saturday, 4 PM – 9 PM
Have fun and support local businesses at the Discovering Raritan street fair. Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food trucks and enjoy some live music. There will also be a kid’s activity tent for the little ones. Admission to this fair is free.
Toms River Seaport Summer Festival
Huddy Park, Toms River
Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM
The Toms River Seaport Society is holding its free annual Summer Festival this Saturday. Come see vintage boats, enjoy food vendors and browse the works of incredible local artisans. Watch out for the Valhalla Pirates!
Brass on The Lawn Summer Sounds Concert
Princeton University Campus, Princeton
Saturday, 7 PM – 8 PM
This outdoor concert will feature classic film and broadway hits performed by Princeton Symphonic Brass. Make sure to bring a lawn chair. Tickets can be purchased on their website.
Sweet Corn Festival
Ort Farms, Long Valley
Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM
Celebrate a summer staple at Ort Farms’ Sweet Corn Festival. There will be food trucks, a beer vendor, live music and plenty of farm activities to partake in. Tickets are $5 when purchased online and kids under 10 can attend for free.
Mercer County 4-H Fair
Howell Farm, Lambertville
Saturday, 10 AM – 8 PM & Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM
There is so much to see and do at the Mercer County 4-H Fair! Check out live demonstrations, enjoy some homemade ice cream, go on a hayride, see an animal costume contest and more. Admission is free but guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
Meadowlands 7th Annual Food Truck Seafood Festival
Meadowlands, East Rutherford
Saturday, 5 PM – 11 PM
Come enjoy a wide variety of seafood prepared fresh by local New Jersey businesses. If seafood isn’t your thing, there will also be empanadas, BBQ and italian ice vendors. Admission is free.
What People Wore Historical Fashion Show
Middletown Arts Summer Stage, Middletown
Sunday, 7 PM – 8PM
Step back in time and come see what people used to wear, starting from the 16th century all the way up to the 1980s at this free outdoor fashion show. Call 732-614-5426 to RSVP.
Independence Fire Company of South Amboy’s 21st Annual Car Show
South Amboy Train Station, South Amboy
Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM
South Amboy Independence Engine & Hose Co. #1’s annual car show is back! Grab the family and come enjoy some classic cars and live music. Admission is free.