The Brigantine Beach Food Truck Festival
38th Street Beaches, Brigantine
Friday & Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM, Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM
Head to The Brigantine Beach Food Truck Festival and grab a bite to eat from a wide variety of local food vendors while soaking up the sun on the beach. Check out their website for more information. Admission for this event is free.
26th Annual Clam Festival
Huddy Park, Highlands
Friday, 6 PM – 11 PM, Saturday, 12 PM – 9 PM, Sunday, 12 PM – 8 PM
Calling all seafood fans! Highlands’ famous 26th Annual Clam Festival is here with fresh seafood, vendors, live music and activities for the kids. Not a big seafood fan? Don’t worry, they also have a land-lubber menu so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Admission to the festival is free.
Festival Playero Latin Food & Music Festival
Fox Park, Wildwood
Friday, 6 PM – 11:30 PM, Saturday, 11 AM – 9:30 PM
The largest Spanish music festival of the summer is coming to Wildwood this weekend. Come see live performances from Tony Vega, Elvis Crespon, Edgar Joel, Frankie Negron and other musicians. There will also be Spanish food vendors and a cash bar at this family-friendly festival. Head to their website to purchase tickets.
Warren County Farmers’ Fair & Balloon Festival
Strykers Road, Phillipsburg
Friday & Saturday, 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, to a demolition derby and lots of carnival rides. Check out their website for tickets and the full event schedule.
New Jersey State Fair
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta
Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM – 10 PM
Head to the New Jersey State Fair from August 7 through the 14th for great food and exciting live entertainment. Head to the 4-H building for live demonstrations or go to the performing arts tent and see the RJ Variety Entertainment & Magic Show. This fair is so jam-packed with activities to do and shows to see that you can’t fit it all in one day. Check out their website for the full event schedule.
Montclair Jazz Fest Lackawanna Block Party
Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair
Saturday, 12 PM – 9 PM
Grab the family and head to the Lackawanna Block Party for some jazz music performed by world-renowned musicians like Ingrid Jensen, The Kelly Green Trio, Lee Hogans and Pursuance, and more. There will also be a Family Jazz Discovery Zone where kids can play and enjoy some hands-on arts and crafts projects.
Crafts and Drafts Market
Jersey Girl Brewing Company, Hackettstown
Saturday, 1 PM – 6 PM
This popular outdoor craft market is back again at Jersey Girl Brewing Company. Check out some handmade goods crafted by local artisans and head to the biergarten to sample some craft beer. This event is family-friendly and admission to both the market and brewery is free.
Just Peachy Festival
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Enjoy live music, barnyard style fun and of course peaches at Terhune Orchards’ Just Peachy Festival. Pick your own delicious fresh peaches and check out the animals at the traveling zoo. Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt and do some hands-on activities at the Discovery Barn. Admission is $10, kids under 3 are free.
National Lighthouse Day Celebration
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, North Wildwood
Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Come celebrate National Lighthouse Day at the spectacular Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in North Wildwood. Tour the lighthouse and watch the special honor ceremony with special guest speakers like Mayor Patrick Rosenello. There will also be fun games and activities for children to partake in. Admission is free.
Farm to Table Peach Pancake Breakfast
Alstede Farms, Chester
Saturday & Sunday, various times
Head to Alstede Farms for a delicious, farm fresh breakfast. After arriving, guests will get to take a wagon ride around the farm before stopping at Harvest Hall for a homemade meal of pancakes with peach sauce and other breakfast staples. Check out their website for the full schedule.
Nassau Park Pavilion, West Windsor
Saturday, 5 PM – 7:30 PM
Trinidelphia is coming to the Nassau Park Pavilion for a free outdoor concert. Trinidelphia is known for their unique fusion of Caribbean and American music, combining classic Trinidadian Soca and Calypso with Top-40 hits and jazz. They are sure to delight music fans of all ages.
Woodstock Trading Company Anniversary Celebration
Woodstock Trading Company, Cherry Hill
Saturday, 1 PM – 4 PM
Cherry Hill’s hippie headquarters is celebrating their 33rd birthday and you’re invited to party. Head on over to the Woodstock Trading Company for a free family-friendly lawn concert with Chinacat Jubilee and Psychedelic Elders. Make sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
The Crest Food Truck and Movie Night
Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest
Sunday, 4 PM – 9 PM
What could be better than great food and a movie by the picturesque Sunset Lake in Wildwood? Head to The Crest Food Truck and Movie Night this Sunday for a bite to eat from some amazing local food vendors and stay for the showing of Pirates of the Caribbean. There will also be craft vendors and games to enjoy.
Summer Sunday Concert Series- Hits of the 80s
Duke Island Park, Bridgewater
Sunday, 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Head to Duke Island Park to see the local Tyrone Stackhouse Project perform some of the greatest rock and funk hits of the 80’s at this free outdoor concert. Make sure to bring a lawn chair or a blanket.
Japanese Summer Festival
Mt. Fuji Steakhouse, Hillburn, NY
Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM
Mt. Fuji Steakhouse presents the Japanese Summer Festival, Sunday August 8th 1-5pm. Enjoy food, games, drumming, sword fighting, ice sculpture and more. Yukata rental available including up-do hair-do and a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Adults: $20, Kids (3-10) $10. Proceeds go to charity.
Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Ave., Jersey City
Saturday 3 PM – 10 PM
While the bands play, the goats graze at Goatchella! “Dancing” Tony Susco of Rock-It Docket, along with Cocoon Recording Studio, JC Studios, The Latest Noise, JC Music Scene and Look at My Records present Goatchella 2021: The Return of The Goats. Tickets $25 adv, $30 gate adult, $10 kids under 18, $5 children, $20 after 6 pm.