Air Show, Concert, Family Friendly Festivals
Top NJ Events This Week
Wow – I can’t believe we’re a week into August already! The summer sure is flying by! I hope you’re enjoying it. My family and I have been busy exploring the state and we’re hoping to visit many more of New Jersey’s gems before the kids have to head back to school. This week, there are some awesome events happening in New Jersey. From one of the best concerts of the summer, to an awesome air show, to fairs and festivals… there’s something for everyone in New Jersey this week. Here are the top five things to do in New Jersey this week…
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Top 5 Things To Do In New Jersey This Week
August 10, 2016
1 Harbor Boulevard
Tickets: $38 – $56
Save over 60% on tickets HERE!
Multi platinum-selling band Counting Crows and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer- songwriter Rob Thomas are blazing a trail across the U.S. this summer on their co-headlining tour. Counting Crows rose to prominence in 1994 with the release of their hit “Mr. Jones.” Drawn in by lead singer Adam Duritz’ expressive vocals, fans love Counting Crows’ dark and angsty mix of Van Morrison-style classic rock with alt-college attitude. The band’s addictive melodies have spawned hits like “Round Here,” “A Long December” and “Hanginaround,” as well as the Oscar-nominated “Accidentally in Love.” Their latest album, 2014’s Somewhere Under Wonderland, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart, with The Daily Telegraph calling it “their best collection of songs since their debut.” For Rob Thomas, the tour celebrates his third solo disc, The Great Unknown, which dropped last year to wide critical acclaim. Rolling Stone hailed him as “the same consummate pop-rock craftsman who has been making it all sound so smooth for years … Thomas piles on the hooks right from the opener.” The Great Unknown features the hit single “Hold On Forever” as well as the soon-to-be released “Pieces.” Save over 60% on tickets HERE!
August 12 – 14, 2016
Greenwood Lake Airport
126 Airport Road
West Milford, NJ
Tickets: Adults – $25 / Seniors & Veterans – $15 / Children – $10
Save up to 46% on tickets HERE!
The Greenwood Lake Air Show is an annual celebration of aviation and automobiles that hosts acrobatic flying performances and vintage hotrods. Don’t miss this spectacular air show that is scheduled to feature the AeroShell Acrobatic Team, air-show veteran and American Champion Super Decathlon pilot Greg Koontz, and aviation pranksters The Alabama Boys; Redline Aerobatics. The show will also feature a tribute to the heroic Tuskeegee Airmen, the American Airpower Museum, and war memorabilia displayed by the Army Air Forces Historical Association. Save up to 46% on tickets HERE!
August 13, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm
Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Reserve
31 Titus Mill Road
Admission: $10 per person / $25 per carload
Save up to 52% on tickets HERE!
At the Watershed Butterfly Festival, kids can get face to antennae with butterflies and other insects at the butterfly house, and families can explore nature on hayrides, walks, and do some hands-on learning at the festival’s interactive enviro-zones. After learning all about a butterfly’s life-cycle and rambling along on a trail, guests can take in the festival’s much anticipated butterfly and bug parade where costumes are encouraged. Other entertainment will include live music, aerial acrobatics, yoga, hula hoop and a dog agility demonstration. Food and arts & crafts will be available from local vendors. On top of all that, guests can help set a Guinness Book of World Records record for the most people dressed as butterflies, by wearing your wings. Save up to 52% on tickets HERE!
4. Visit the County Fair!
Summer in New Jersey just isn’t complete without a day (or night) at the fair and we’ve got plenty of them happening this week! No matter where you live – North, Central, or South Jersey – there’s a county or state fair taking place this week. Here’s where you can find them…
August 11th – 13th, 2016
David C. Wood 4-H Fairgrounds
3210 Route 50
Egg Harbor City, NJ
Free Admission / $3.00 Parking.
August 5th – August 14th, 2016
37 Plains Road
Admission: Adults $12 / Children (6-12) $6 / Children (5 and under) Free / Veterans Free / Seniors $9 / Free Parking.
August 9th – 12th, 2016
Salem County Fairgrounds
Free Admission / Fee for Parking
August 10th – 12th, 2016
North Branch Park
355 Milltown Road
Free Admission / Free Parking.
August 13, 2016 / 11:00am – 8:00pm
August 14, 2016 / 11:00am – 6:00pm
120 West Main Street
Event admission is $8 for adults, and free for Seaport Members and children under 5.
Save $1 on admission by bringing an item to donate to the Tuckerton Food Pantry.
Come on down to the Tuckerton Seaport for “Truck”erton Food Truck & Brew Fest! The Seaport will host 20 gourmet food trucks over the two days from all over the East Coast, bringing a flavor blast to the Jersey Shore. Have you ever tried the ooey gooey deliciousness of Wisconsin Battered Cheese Curds? Who has room for a fat sandwich loaded with onion rings and French fries? Be sure to save some room for authentic Belgian waffles with toppings imported from France. Also, enjoy live music by the Billy Walton Band, Nectar & Ambrosia, the Shore Side Duo, The Pickles, Diablo Sandwich, and Gary Philips (see website for schedule) and the craft beer garden with New Jersey’s favorite brews on tap, featuring local favorite Pinelands Brewing Company. The Garden State’s Laurita Winery will offer local wine samplings and will be selling wine by the bottle. Event admission includes access to the Seaport’s 40 acres of family fun, featuring maritime activities, historic and recreated buildings, live animals, a boardwalk, miniature golf course, and exhibits. Food, beer, and wine prices are set by the individual vendors. Beach chairs and blankets welcomed.
For more things to do in New Jersey this week, be sure to check out Things To Do In New Jersey’s August Calendar of Events!
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