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Planning a visit to New Jersey? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.


Atlantic City & The Jersey Shore Events

June 2016

June 4, 2016
2016 Doggy Yappy Hour

Bring your four-legged friend to Ocean County Park in Lakewood for an afternoon of vendors, give-a-ways, demonstrations, and more. Event start time is TBA.

June 18 & 19, 2016
2016 Atlantic City Food Truck Festival

Come get a taste of NJ at Brighton Park in Atlantic City this summer. The itinerary includes a host of unique and delicous food trucks, as well as live music, a kids' zone, a beer and wine garden, and more. Admission is free. It all starts at noon both days.

August 2016

August 1-7, 2016
2016 Middlesex County Fair

An East Brunswick tradition, featuring all of your favorite Midway and fair classics, including foods, rides, agricultural heritage activities, arts and crafts, and so much more. It all gets underway at the Middlesex County Fairgrounds.

August 2016

August 27, 2016
2016 Insane Inflatable 5K

A unique 5K event to say the least, this race will see runners cross inflatables set up throughout the city, with a Midway celebration to follow, which will feature food, beverages, and more. It all starts at 8:30 a.m. Register today.

August 17, 2016
2016 Atlantic City Airshow

The USAF Air Demonstration Squard, or the "Thunderbirds," are set to dazzle and awe audience at the Atlantic City Boardwalk this summer. This event is free and open to the public.

Newark & the Gateway Region Events

July 2016

July 20, 2016
American Bridal Show

If you're an bride-to-be or you simply enjoy bridal fashion – because who doesn't? – be sure to check out the American Bridal Show July 20th in Morristown. It's all happening at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena near downtown. 

July 17 & 18, 2016
Twin Brooks Kennel Club Dog Show

Visit the William G. Mennen Sports Arena over two days in mid-July for the Twin Brooks Kennel Club Dog Show. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. see a variety of breeds compete for prizes and the coveted Best in Show. 

August 2016

August 27, 2016
Industrial Crafts Day

This summer in Chester, enjoy one of the area's premier artistic events – it's Industrial Crafts Day. Visit the Cooper Gristmill on Route 513 betwenn noon and 4 p.m. for demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on events. See blacksmiths, tinsmiths, spinners, weavers, and more!

September 2016

September 18, 2016
Country Fair & Harvest Festival

Check out one of Morristown's premier events – the Country Fair & Harvest Festival. Held at the Fosterfields Living Historical Farm on September 18th from noon to 5 p.m., this family-friendly event features wagon rides, a petting zoo, live music, and plenty of food vendors.

Northwest New Jersey Skylands Events

April 2016

April 9 – November 13, 2016
Family Fun Farm Activities

Beginning on April 9th, visit Alstede Farms in Chester for the Family Fun Farm Activities. There's a giant corn maze, a sunflower maze, moon bounce house, pony rides, and a ton more. 

Trenton & the Delaware River Region Events

August 2016

August 13, 2016
Pennington Butterfly Festival

Check out the new Kate Gorrie Butterfly House this summer in Pennington. Be sure to visit on August 13th for the annual Butterfly Festival. The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed houses the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House.

August 2016

August 9 – 11, 2016
Salem County Fair

Known to be the oldest county fair in all of NJ, the Salem County Fair is a premier event in the state. Head for the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown between August 9th and 11th for horse-related attractions, farm equipment, and more.

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