Barefoot Country Music Fest
Beach Between Morey’s Piers, Wildwood
Thursday – Sunday, various times
Legendary music entertainers will once again take the stage in Wildwood, only this time the stage will be located on the beach with the Atlantic Ocean serving as the backdrop for the inaugural Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF). Mega pop-country superstars Carrie Underwood, Dan and Shay and southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynard will be among the musical superstars that are headlining the event.
Demarest Farms Drive-In Movies
Demarest Farms, Hillsdale
August 20: Batman, August 21: Homeward Bound, August 22: Jurassic Park
All movies begin at 8:30 PM. Dim the lights before entering the lot and be sure to turn engines off.
Dino Dig Adventure
Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
All weekend, 10 am – 5 pm
Dig for fossils from seven different dinosaur species buried in more than 60 tons of sand. Uncover replica fossils of bones, eggs—even dinosaur poop!
The Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival and Market Night
Haddon Ave., Collingswood
Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
The Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival will proudly present 100+ craft and fine artists selected for the quality and variety of their latest work. Offering contemporary designs in wood, glass, clay, metal and fiber, the artists will be on-site to discuss these works and share their passion for creating them.
Shark Awareness Weekend
Adventure Aquarium, Camden
Friday – Sunday, see website for avail times
Adventure is in the air this Shark Awareness Weekend, August 20 through August 22! Celebrate these mysterious and misunderstood animals from all angles. Touch a shark, walk across Shark Bridge above them and under them through the Shark Tunnel. Join the Lifeguard on duty in Shark Realm for Shark Chats!
PGA Tour’s The Northern Trust Golf Tournament
Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City
Now – Sunday, various times
Experience the action this summer when the world’s best golfers return to Liberty National Golf Club for the first event of the PGA TOUR’s season-ending FedExCup Playoffs.
People, Place, Process: 50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
This Museum of American Glass exhibition honors 50 years of glassmakers at WheatonArts! Discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time. See themes of creativity reflected through people, place, and process.
The Passionistas Project Hosts 2nd Annual Women’s Equality Summit 2021
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:45 pm
For the 2nd Annual Women’s Equality Summit 2021, The Passionistas Project is hosting a three-day event with live panels addressing areas of equality affecting women. This is an online virtual event.
St. Philip’s 62nd Summer Festival of Fun
St. Philip the Apostle, Saddle Brook
Now – Sunday
The Parish Festival is a great event in the life of the parish. With amusement rides, games of chance, raffles and a great variety of food, the festival gives the people of the parish and our neighbors a chance to meet each other in a fun-filled atmosphere.
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Now – September 6, various times
Grab a prehistoric passport and join over 40 giant moving dinosaurs on a globetrotting expedition at Dino Safari, a completely drive-thru dino adventure for the whole family.
Twilight Farm Festival
City Green, Clifton
Thursday, 5:30 pm
Come see the animals in the learning garden, shop the farm stand, enjoy live music by The Outcrops, drinks from Montclair Brewery, & BYO Picnic. The fun starts at 6:00 pm! Doors at 5:30.
The Summer Unwined Concerts
Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA
Friday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Enjoy live music by amazing bands in the Festival Field every Friday evening. Bring the whole family…we’ve got lots of activities for the kiddos including jumping pillow, barnyard animals, SBF 500 pedal go-carts, playground, lawn games, food, drinks & fun!
Salem Tomato Festival
Old Salem County Court House, Salem
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Food trucks, the tremendous DJ Jason Reese, the Best of South Jersey winning band To The Max, and the reenactment of a famous tomato eating incident are ready to go. There will also be an all ages art contest hosted by the Salem Art League displayed at the old Salem Courthouse, a tomato competition and a tomato toss.
Union County Car, Truck & Bike Show
Oak Ridge Park Sports Complex, Clark
Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Union County Car, Truck & Bike Show – Saluting the First Responders and Front-Line Heroes. Free Admission & Free Vehicle Registration – Fun for Entire Family! All Makes & Models Welcome! Trophies, DJ, Food Vendors, Super Hero Characters, TV Movie Cars, and MORE! The first 50 Front-Line Heroes and First Responders to register will receive a VIP necklace ID badge.
Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
Hugh Force Canal Park, Wharton
Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
This old-time festival features live music, crafts and delicious food. Ride a boat down the canal and don’t miss the free kayak rides. The festival concludes with fireworks.
Ramsey Food Truck & Music Festival
Academy of St. Paul, Ramsey
Saturday 11 am – 7 pm
A Benefit for St. Paul’s Parish. Fifteen gourmet food trucks, live music from three bands, beer, margarita & sangria garden, vendors, hatchet throwing, kid activities including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, games, sand art & so much more! The event is being held in the Parking lot & Field of The Academy of St Paul. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs, pups and blankets!
Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair
Saturday 2 pm – 3 pm
Celebrate our return to live performance with Ocean Adventures!, an afternoon of theatre featuring four new children’s plays with a nautical twist. All plays are directed by Alicia Hayes.
Music at Midvale — Rave Tesar
The New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation, Ringwood
Saturday 4 pm
Rave is a keyboardist, composer, producer and engineer, and is perhaps best known for his long-standing collaboration with singer Annie Haslam and her progressive rock band “Renaissance.” Tickets: $12; advance purchase required. In case of rain, the concert will be rescheduled to August 22 at 4 PM.
Middletown Food Truck & Music Fest
Middletown Sports Complex, Middletown
Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm
Bring your lawn chair and your appetite as over 15 food vendors hit The Middletown Sports Complex! In addition to the amazing food and live music from Naughty Humphrey and Grand Theft Audio you can toss hatchets, play Jersey Shore style games, bounce in the house….and of course take advantage of all the activities at the Sports Complex including open skating!
Family Ag Days
The Van Riper Hopper House/The Wayne Museum, Wayne
Sunday 9 am – 1 pm
The County of Passaic in conjunction with Hazelman Farms presents Family Ag Days during the summer months at the Van Riper Hopper House. Activities include music, a petting zoo, children’s activities, museum tours and produce for sale.
Summertime Social at Historic New Bridge Landing
Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge
Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm
Visit Bergen County’s premier historic site this summer: Historic New Bridge Landing! The Bergen County Historical Society will be having their annual Summertime Social on Sunday August 22nd 1 pm- 4pm. Staffed by knowledgeable BCHS interpreters all 3 Jersey- Dutch sandstone houses including the state historic 1752 Steuben House will be open for tours throughout the day.
Family Fun Night
Pier Village, Long Branch
Sunday, 12 pm – 8 pm
Family Fun Night returns to Pier Village every Sunday starting on May 23 through September 5. Come to Festival Plaza for Miniature Golf, Rockwall Climbing, Trampoline Bungee Jumping, Rides and Games. Ride by the sea on the Pier Village Carousel located on the promenade from 12 pm – 8 pm and take a chance at the Family Fun Arcade, Boardwalk Fun N’ Games.
Catboy Dance Party
Imagine That!!!, Florham Park
Sunday, 10 am – 3:30 pm
Catboy from PJ Masks will be here for a dance party and pictures at 11:30. This is included with general admission. You don’t want to miss this! Open play 10-3:30.