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Welcome to Things To Do In New Jersey! Our NJ Calendar of Events features the best, most exciting New Jersey events happening in the Garden State! You”ll find NJ fairs and festivals, conventions, concerts, sporting events, children’s activities, free things to do in New Jersey, and lots more! Be sure to check back frequently – or subscribe – as more New Jersey events will be added to the New Jersey Calendar of Events on a daily basis!

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New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge @ Various New Jersey Lighthouses
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

How many New Jersey lighthouses can you visit in one weekend? Hop in the car this weekend and find out while you take the annual New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge!

The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is a two-day opportunity to visit 11 New Jersey lighthouses, one museum, and two life-saving stations. Purchase a Lighthouse Challenge of NJ souvenir booklet for just $2 and have it stamped at each stop along the challenge. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered in a drawing for $1000 in prizes.

Lighthouses participating in the Lighthouse Challenge of NJ 2017 include Absecon, Barnegat, Cape May, East Point, Finn’s Point, Hereford Inlet, Navesink Twin Lights, Sandy Hook, Sea Girt, Tucker’s Island, and Tinicum. The Barnegat Light Museum as well as lifesaving stations in Ocean City and Stone Harbor will also be participating in the challenge this year. Nighttime lighthouse climbs are being offered at Absecon, Cape May, and Tucker’s Island.

Learn more about the New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge here!




Chatsworth Cranberry Festival @ Downtown Chatsworth
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 34th annual Chatsworth Cranberry Festival celebrates New Jersey’s cranberry harvest (the 3rd largest in the US!) and is a tribute to the local arts and culture of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. This free family friendly South Jersey event – the second largest cranberry festival in the country – features many local artists and craftsmen, some of whom will be demonstrating their crafts as well as offering their items for sale. Other highlights of the Chatsworth Cranberry Festival include breakfast each morning (6-11 am) at the Chatsworth Volunteer Fire House, live southern/classic rock, an antique and classic automobile show featuring over 100 automobiles (9am -4pm Sunday), antique dealers and a Quilt Display. Limited cranberry bog tours will be offered. Fresh cranberries and cranberry products will be offered for sale.

Learn more about the Chatsworth Cranberry Festival here!


 

Four Centuries in a Weekend – Explore Historic Union County @ Various Historic Union County Sites
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Travel through Four Centuries in a Weekend – Explore Historic Union County! This exciting weekend offers the opportunity to visit more than 30 historic sites in Union County NJ for free and enjoy special activities at each site. The family-friendly event includes children’s games and activities, demonstrations of early farm life activities and trades, battle reenactments, free tours, guided hikes, flashlight tours of historic cemeteries, the opportunity to “meet” historic figures courtesy of reenactors, craft activities, and much more!

Learn more about Four Centuries in a Weekend –
Explore Historic Union County here!


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Morristown CraftMarket @ Morristown National Guard Armory
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Now in its 41st continuous year, the Morristown CraftMarket is one of the top juried and longest-running fine art and fine craft shows in the nation. Each year about 150 gifted artists come from over 25 states throughout the country to exhibit in this nationally acclaimed show held on the spacious ground level floor of the Morristown Armory. Showcased is an exhibition and sale of extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and limited edition fine arts and crafts in all contemporary media, including original creations in jewelry, ceramics, glass, leather, wood, metal, wearable fiber and more.

Click here to learn more or purchase discounted tickets to Morristown CraftMarket!


Hoboken Harvest Festival @ Pier A Park
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of family friendly fun for all ages at the Hoboken Harvest Festival. There will be live music and dancing, pumpkin painting, a hay maze, horse & carriage rides, a trackless train, inflatable rides, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, craft activities, local vendors, great food and much more! Free admission!

Learn more about the Hoboken Harvest Festival here!


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Downtown Toms River Harvest Arts Festival @ Downtown Toms River
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Downtown Toms River Harvest Arts Festival will feature live entertainment and many artists who will be displaying their work in juried art show. There will also be food trucks, handcraft & merchandise vendors, a beer and wine garden, and kids activities and games including pumpkin painting, inflatables & rides, sand art, and more!
Learn more about the
Downtown Toms River Harvest Arts Festival here!




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Disney High School Musical @ Union County Performing Arts Center
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

Boy (Troy) meets girl (Gabriella) by chance at a New Year’s party where sparks fly over karaoke. The next semester, Gabriella fatefully transfers to Troy’s East High, where the sweethearts decide to audition for the school musical. The trouble is: Troy’s the star of the basketball team while Gabriella is supposed to be in the Scholastic Decathlon. Can these two defy their jock/brainiac cliques and chase their theatrical dreams? Find out when you see Disney High School Musical at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway!

Learn more or purchase discounted tickets to
Disney High School Musical
at the Union County Performing Arts Center!


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American Finals Rodeo @ Boardwalk Hall
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

The American Finals Rodeo will feature the top 12 American Professional Rodeo Association contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The event will feature competitors from all over the world who will have competed as part of the regular season in states as far west as Indiana, south as Tennessee and north as Maine.

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Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station Dinosaurs @ Field Station Dinosaurs
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station Dinosaurs is a fun, mysterious expedition into a shadowy, prehistoric world. But things get a little scary when the lights go out and it’s discovered that there’s a vicious T-Rex on the loose! Expedition Commander Guy Gsell, will lead a Tyrannosaurus Hunt along the Field Station’s darkened trails with a stop at every dinosaur and a few surprises along the way. This unique family experience includes three live shows. The Dinosaur Profiler will be on hand to explore the modus operandi of the T-Rex, from its ability to see in the dark to its amazing sense of smell. The Field Station’s Director of Security and Safety has prepared a Dinosaur Survival Guide for when guests come face-to-face with a T-Rex. By looking at the dinosaurs that lived in the age of T-Rex, children will learn from the greatest masters of Dinosaur Self-Defense – triceratops, stegosaurus and dilophosaurus! The Dinosaur Troubadour will host the Crazy Cretaceous Costume Party, a musical puppet show where staff paleontologists use the scientific method to determine the scariest Halloween costume of all. Is it the mummy, the vampire, the skeleton … or the dinosaur? The Field Station team is ready to conduct an experiment and announce their conclusions. Along the way you’ll even meet a baby parasaurolophus and a walking T-Rex skeleton! End your fun family night out by gathering around the campfire for a dinosaur sing-a-long, s’mores, and hot chocolate.

Click here to learn more or to purchase discounted tickets to Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station Dinosaurs here!


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Nathan Lane and The Birdcage at the NJ Performing Arts Center @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm

The Birdcage is a wacky comedy starring Nathan Lane as Albert and Robin Williams as his cabaret-owning partner, Armand. When Armand’s son comes into town and brings his fiancée’s conservative parents along, Albert agrees to pose as Armand’s “wife” in order to make them seem like a more conventional couple. See The Birdcage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, then enjoy an appearance by Tony award-winning Nathan Lane himself!

Learn more and purchase discounted tickets for
Nathan Lane and The Birdcage
at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center here!





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Billy Elliot at the Grand Theatre @ The Grand Theatre
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

Set to what the New York Post called Elton John’s “best score yet,” and named Broadway Musical of the Decade by Time magazine, the explosive Billy Elliot: The Musical fills the stage with inspiring songs and high-energy dance. Based on the hit film of the same name, this heartwarming show is about a motherless boy in a small, poverty-stricken mining town who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and fights against social stereotypes to achieve his dream of becoming a dancer. See Billy Elliot at the Grand Theatre and cheer along as his talent and ambition become symbols of hope for a town that’s enduring more than its fair share of hardship.

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Billy Elliot at the Grand Theatre here!




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Disney High School Musical @ Union County Performing Arts Center
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

Boy (Troy) meets girl (Gabriella) by chance at a New Year’s party where sparks fly over karaoke. The next semester, Gabriella fatefully transfers to Troy’s East High, where the sweethearts decide to audition for the school musical. The trouble is: Troy’s the star of the basketball team while Gabriella is supposed to be in the Scholastic Decathlon. Can these two defy their jock/brainiac cliques and chase their theatrical dreams? Find out when you see Disney High School Musical at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway!

Learn more or purchase discounted tickets to
Disney High School Musical
at the Union County Performing Arts Center!


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Kiss Me Kate at the Haddonfield Plays and Players Performing Arts Center @ Haddonfield Plays and Players Performing Arts Center
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

Two divorced and flamboyantly egocentric performers find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of Taming of the Shrew in Cole Porter and Sam and Bella Spewack’s tribute to the theatre, in all its greasepaint and glory. Enjoy Kiss Me  Kate at the Haddonfield Plays and Players Performing Arts Center.

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Kiss Me Kate at the Haddonfield Plays and Players
Performing Arts Center!




Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

A mainstay of the tight-knit New Jersey rocker community, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes have swapped songs and members with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, and others. But they’ve held onto a strong following of their own for more than four decades with their blend of classic blues-rock and horn-driven soul, legendary live shows and signature singles like I Don’t Want to Go Home, The Fever, and Talk to Me. See Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood on the heels of their 2017 releases, The Fever -The Remastered Epic Recordings two-CD set and Live From E Street.

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Tango Buenos Aires at the State Theatre @ State Theatre New Jersey
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

Spend an unforgettable night out with Tango Buenos Aires! Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango, the dance of lovers. This world renowned dance company was created for the Jazmines festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret Michelangelo by renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena. Met with tremendous success, it was immediately added to the season of the General San Martin Municipal Theatre. Since then, the company has toured the world bringing culture and dance to regions around the globe.

Click here to learn more or purchase discounted tickets to
Tango Buenos Aires at the State Theatre in New Brunswick!


Oct
22
Sun
New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge @ Various New Jersey Lighthouses
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

How many New Jersey lighthouses can you visit in one weekend? Hop in the car this weekend and find out while you take the annual New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge!

The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is a two-day opportunity to visit 11 New Jersey lighthouses, one museum, and two life-saving stations. Purchase a Lighthouse Challenge of NJ souvenir booklet for just $2 and have it stamped at each stop along the challenge. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered in a drawing for $1000 in prizes.

Lighthouses participating in the Lighthouse Challenge of NJ 2017 include Absecon, Barnegat, Cape May, East Point, Finn’s Point, Hereford Inlet, Navesink Twin Lights, Sandy Hook, Sea Girt, Tucker’s Island, and Tinicum. The Barnegat Light Museum as well as lifesaving stations in Ocean City and Stone Harbor will also be participating in the challenge this year. Nighttime lighthouse climbs are being offered at Absecon, Cape May, and Tucker’s Island.

Learn more about the New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge here!




Chatsworth Cranberry Festival @ Downtown Chatsworth
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 34th annual Chatsworth Cranberry Festival celebrates New Jersey’s cranberry harvest (the 3rd largest in the US!) and is a tribute to the local arts and culture of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. This free family friendly South Jersey event – the second largest cranberry festival in the country – features many local artists and craftsmen, some of whom will be demonstrating their crafts as well as offering their items for sale. Other highlights of the Chatsworth Cranberry Festival include breakfast each morning (6-11 am) at the Chatsworth Volunteer Fire House, live southern/classic rock, an antique and classic automobile show featuring over 100 automobiles (9am -4pm Sunday), antique dealers and a Quilt Display. Limited cranberry bog tours will be offered. Fresh cranberries and cranberry products will be offered for sale.

Learn more about the Chatsworth Cranberry Festival here!


 

18th Century Field Day at Red Bank Battlefield @ Red Bank Battlefield Park
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy battle reenactments, colonial demonstrators, vendors, food, and fun at the 18th Century Field Day at Red Bank Battlefield! Learn about the Battle of Red Bank and why New Jersey is called “The Crossroads of the American Revolution.” Tour the Whitall House and visit with our hearth cookers preparing delicious fall-inspired food. Take in a spectacular sword fight and enjoy a colonial magic show. Cheer on the Jonas Cattell Run participants at the finish line. Fun, food, and activities for everyone! Free admission!

Learn more about 18th Century Field Day
at Red Bank Battlefield here!



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Morristown CraftMarket @ Morristown National Guard Armory
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Now in its 41st continuous year, the Morristown CraftMarket is one of the top juried and longest-running fine art and fine craft shows in the nation. Each year about 150 gifted artists come from over 25 states throughout the country to exhibit in this nationally acclaimed show held on the spacious ground level floor of the Morristown Armory. Showcased is an exhibition and sale of extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and limited edition fine arts and crafts in all contemporary media, including original creations in jewelry, ceramics, glass, leather, wood, metal, wearable fiber and more.

Click here to learn more or purchase discounted tickets to Morristown CraftMarket!


New Providence Street Fair @ Downtown New Providence
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The New Providence Street Fair offers attractions for everyone, young and old. As in previous years, the family-friendly event provides arts and entertainment for the kids, such as kiddie rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, balloons and a clown performer. Attendees will also be able to enjoy great fair food like sausage and pepper sandwiches, hot dogs, shish-k-bobs, zeppoles, butterfly fries, kettle corn, ice cream and more. The event also offers food from local establishments and Business Community members. Street vendors present many unique items at great prices and local non-profit organizations host contests and games for all attendees. Free admission.

Learn more about the New Providence Street Fair here!


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