things to do in nj

23 Fun Things To Do In NJ

Upcoming Outdoor Events in New Jersey


The summer is about taking advantage of the warm weather and sunshine while doing something fun, whatever that may be. Here is a list of a few fun things do it in NJ.

Arts/Crafts/Music
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NJ Botanical Gardens Summer Craft Fair
Tons of fun for the whole family! Over 40 booths with beautiful crafts, including jewelry, pottery, sculpture, art, kids’ stuff, and all kinds of unusual goodies. Lots of great food and drink, too! Free admission to Craft Fair & Garden. ($5/car State Park parking fee.).
2 Morris Road
Ringwood, NJ

August 9: 11 a.m – 4 p.m.

43rd Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival ($$$)
Celebrate bluegrass and southern Appalachian old-time music with three days of excellent live performances.
Salem County Fairgrounds
Woodstown, NJ
August 29-31
www.delawarevalleybluegrass.org

Food Festivals
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Rutgers Gardens Open House & Wine Tasting Festival
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ
July 26: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/openhouse.html


The Jersey City Project: Project Eats
City Hall Plaza
Downtown Jersey City, NJ
July 26: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
www.thejerseycityproject.com/project-eats.html

Scandinavian Festival
NJ Vasa Park
1 Wolfe Rd
BuddLake,NJ
August 31: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (rain or shine)
www.ScanFest.org

Hoboken Italian Festival
500 Sinatra Dr.
Hoboken, NJ
September 4 – 7
www.hobokenitalianfestival.com

Fairs & Carnivals
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Monmouth County Fair
Games, vendors, and live entertainment for the whole family.
East Freehold Showgrounds
Kozloski Rd.
Freehold, NJ
July 23-27
www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Middlesex County Fair
655 Cranbury Rd.
East Brunswick, NJ
August 4 – 10
www.middlesexcountyfair.com


2014 Global Citizen Festival
Central Park
New York, NY
September 27
www.globalcitizen.org

Transportation/Automotive Related
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QuikCheck NJ Festival of Ballooning ($$)
Hundreds of hot air balloons as well as great live performances form the likes of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Three Doors Down.
Solberg Airport
Readington, NJ
July 25 – 27
www.balloonfestival.com


19th Annual Riverside Car Show & Artisan Show
Car show with 3 classes of cars: Stock, Modified and Antique. Peer judged contest, trophies going to top 100 cars. $25 to register your car day of show. Artisan show features handmade crafts like jewelry, art, ceramics and more.
Scott St. and Pavilion Ave.
Riverside, NJ
August 16: 1-7 p.m. (rain date August 17)
http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Family/Calendar/index.php/name/19th-Annual-Riverside-Car-Show-and-Artisan-Show/event/18623/

Local Farmers’ Market
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6th Borough Market
Behind City Hall
Montgomery St. and Marin Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 19
11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
www.6thboroughmarket.com

Hamilton Park Farmers’ Market
8th-9th West Hamilton & McWilliams Pl.
Jersey City, NJ
April 16-December 17
Wednesdays: 3-7:30 p.m.
www.facebook.com/HPNAFarmersMarket

Van Vorst Park Farmers’ Market
Jersey Ave. & Montgomery St.
(Around the gazebo)
Jersey City, NJ
April 26-December
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Riverview Farmers’ Market
Riverview-Fisk Park
Palisades Ave. between Bowers & Griffiths Sts.
Jersey City, NJ
May 4-October 26
Sundays: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
www.riverviewfarmersmarket.com

Bayonne Farmers’ Market
23rd and Del Monte Dr., between Broadway & Ave. C.
May 6-October 28
Tuesdays: 2-7 p.m.
www.facebook.com/bayonnefarmersmarket

Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Farmers’ Market
Grove Street PATH Plaza
Jersey City, NJ
May 12-December
Mondays & Thursdays: 4-8 p.m.
www.facebook.com/downtownjcfarmersmarket

Union City Farmers’ Market at Troy Towers
380 Mountain Rd., (North Parking Lot)
May 18-December 24
Sundays: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market
Hudson St. & 13th St.
June 5-October
Thursdays: 2-7:00 p.m. 
www.hobokenfarmersmarket.com

Downtown Farmers’ Market
Washington St. & Newark St.
Hoboken, NJ
June 24-November 18
Tuesdays: 3-7:30 p.m.
www.hobokenfarmersmarket.com

Garden Street Farmers’ Market 
Garden St. & 14th St.
Hoboken, NJ
June 7–November 23
Saturdays: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
www.gardenstreetfarmersmarket.com

Newport Centre Farmers’ Market
Newport Centre Mall
Level 1 Center Court
30 Mall Dr. W., Jersey City, NJ
June-October 
Tuesdays: 12-7 p.m.

Journal Square Farmers’ Market 
Kennedy Blvd. at Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ
June 25-November 26
Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 
(From October on, only until 6:30 p.m.)