The climate is heating up, and so is your social calendar. Avenue festivals, live shows and meals truck meet-ups are again in a giant manner. Whereas some occasions could look acquainted—making their post-pandemic return—others are making their Backyard State debut. Every has its personal vibe, whether or not you’re into jazz music, vegan eats or craft beer. Right here’s what festivals and different New Jersey happenings are going down this summer season.
Paramus Meals Truck Pageant & Fireworks – Paramus, NJ
Already planning your Fourth of July festivities? This one-of-a-kind occasion will characteristic over 20 meals vehicles, craft beer, a sangria and margarita backyard, plus axe-throwing. Goers can collect subsequent to the Gennarelli Sports activities Advanced at Westfield Backyard State Plaza from 2 p.m. to eight:30 p.m. To finish the evening, the Paramus 4th of July Committee will probably be placing on a vacation fireworks show.
Maplewoodstock – Maplewood, NJ
Since 2004, Maplewoodstock has taken place each Saturday and Sunday following Independence Day. This music and humanities competition is held yearly at Memorial Park and is free to attend. The 2-day celebration is accompanied by a beer backyard, over a dozen meals distributors, garments and crafts from native artisans and stay music from regional and nationwide bands. For extra info on Maplewoodstock, take a look at their web site.
Atlantic Metropolis Vegan Meals Pageant – Atlantic Metropolis, NJ
In 2021, the Atlantic Metropolis Vegan Meals Pageant held its first in-person occasion in over a 12 months and a half. For summer season 2022, this fashionable New Jersey meals competition is returning but once more to the Showboat Lodge. Right here, goers can anticipate an out of doors celebration of all issues vegan and plant-based—from meals by native cooks to vogue and extra. Sure distributors may also be catering to the gluten-free crowd. Tickets could be bought right here.
July 22 – July 26
St. Ann’s Pageant – Hoboken, NJ
For those who’ve been ready to get your arms on the well-known zeppoles from Hoboken’s St. Ann’s Pageant, you’re in luck. The enduring “feast” returns to 704 Jefferson St. in only a few weeks. As all the time, anticipate attendees to be lining up early for rice balls, pizza, fried calamari, cheesesteaks and entrance to the beer backyard.
Craft Beer, Music & Crab Pageant – Cape Could, NJ
Primarily based on the title alone, what’s to not love in regards to the upcoming Craft Beer, Music & Crab Pageant in Cape Could? In actual fact, CBS NY as soon as declared it one of many “5 Finest NJ Summer time Festivals.” Wish to get in on the enjoyable? Head to 1048 Washington Avenue for exhausting shell crabs, craft brews, an array of meals distributors, stay music and extra. For additional information on this occasion, click on right here.
Unhappy Summer time Pageant – Asbury Park, NJ
Calling all emo youngsters! Your favourite punk bands from the early 2000s (and on) will probably be taking The Stone Pony Summer time Stage on July 29. The lineup contains Mayday Parade, Waterparks, Neck Deep, State Champs and extra. Tickets for Unhappy Summer time Pageant are $44.50 if bought prematurely, or $50 on the door. The gates will open at 1:30 p.m. and the present will start at 2:30 p.m. and run by means of 10:30 p.m.
Italian Pageant & Wine Tasting – Oceanport, NJ
Wine tasting meets horse racing at this Italy-themed competition on the Monmouth County Racetrack. The 2-day occasion will characteristic bites from native eating places and meals vehicles, along with libations from Opici Wines. The Italian Pageant provides the choice to buy wine tasting tickets at a decreased worth prematurely or on the day of. Basic admission tickets for each the occasion and the observe are additionally accessible.
Highlands Clam Fest – Highlands, NJ
This 12 months marks the twenty seventh anniversary of the Highlands Clam Fest. The occasion is a South Jersey custom with tons of contemporary seafood, contests, stay leisure, craft distributors and kids’s actions. All of it kicks off at Huddy Park on Aug. 5. Each admission and parking are free.
Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Pageant – Stafford Township, NJ
Head to Manahawkin Lake Park this summer season for the “Finest Beer Fest on the Jersey Shore.” Anticipate nice meals, stay music, and, after all, a ridiculous quantity of beer from native breweries. Attendance is free for individuals who don’t want to take part in any of the 2 tasting classes held that day. Tickets and extra info could be discovered right here.
TidalWave Music Pageant – Atlantic Metropolis, NJ
Thirty nation artists will play throughout two levels at this three-day summer season competition on the Atlantic Metropolis Seashore. From Luke Bryan to Morgan Wallen, this oceanfront live performance sequence is one you gained’t need to miss. You possibly can study extra on the TidalWave web site.
Hello-Tide Summer time Vacation – Asbury Park, NJ
Hello-Tide Summer time Vacation—previously Asbury Park Surf Music Pageant—will return to NJ after a two-year hiatus. The occasion will spotlight musical artists from Hello-Tide Recordings, along with tropical cocktails, pool events and extra. The Asbury Lodge will play host whereas live shows will happen at Asbury Lanes.
Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Pageant – Lengthy Department, NJ
Followers of jazz music or the blues will need to mark their calendars. This annual Jersey Shore occasion will probably be held on Aug. 27 on the Nice Garden on the Boardwalk in Lengthy Department. The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Pageant will start at 1 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. with a fireworks present.
Downtown Jamboree – Montclair, NJ
The Downtown Jamboree is taken into account the “grand finale” of the annual Montclair Jazz Pageant. This celebration will happen at Lackawanna Plaza on Sept. 10 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Assume stay jazz performances throughout a number of levels, crafters and artisans, meals distributors, family-friendly actions and extra. Admission is free for all.
XPoNential Music Pageant – Camden, NJ
Lovers of indie music could have the chance to rock out at XPoNential Music Pageant. Going down at each the Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina and the Waterfront Music Pavilion in Camden, the live performance lineup will characteristic performances from greater than 30 musical artists. The likes of Ingrid Michaelson, The Revivalists and Patti Smith and Her Band will probably be in attendance. Ticking info could be discovered right here.
Morristown Jazz & Blues Pageant – Morristown, NJ
Now in its twelfth 12 months, the Morristown Jazz & Blues Pageant will welcome music followers of all ages to attend its annual celebration. The festivities will kick off at midday at Morristown Inexperienced and run till 10 p.m. This competition is a rain or shine occasion and entry is free. Goers are inspired to BYO garden chairs and blankets.