Blueberry Festival, BeachStock,
and Rock & Ribs Fest Top NJ Events This Week
Happy First Week of Summer New Jersey! There are so many fun things to do in New Jersey this week! From the Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival in Tuckerton to the Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival in Sussex County to the Whitesbog Blueberry Festival in the New Jersey Pinelands and more, there’s a New Jersey event for everyone! Read on for the top five things to do in New Jersey this week…
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June 26, 2016
11:00am – 5:00pm
120 West Main Street
Admission: $8 Adults / $6 Seniors / $5 Kids 5-12 / Free for kids under 5 and Seaport members.
For nearly a quarter of a century, the Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival has been a celebration of all things New Jersey. You’ll delight in the delicious Jersey fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp from the finest local seafood purveyors paired with local craft beer and wine. Shop for gifts and souvenirs from unique vendors and crafters. Enjoy live music from local favorites Motts Creek Pickers and Lele Party (Saturday) and Gary Philips and Lele Party (Sunday). Enjoy fun family activities and demonstrations by New Jersey boat builders and decoy carvers. Speak to commercial fisherman to learn about occupations on the bay or learn how to shuck a clam! Bring the whole family and plan to spend the day. Event admission includes access to the Seaport’s 40 acres of family fun, featuring maritime activities, historic and recreated buildings, live animals, boardwalk, miniature golf course and exhibits. This event has been named one of the Best Outdoor Festivals in New Jersey by NJ Monthly Magazine! Save 44% off the regular ticket price HERE!
June 25 & 26 , 2016
9:00am – 5:00pm
120 Whites Bogs Road
Browns Mills, NJ
Admission: $10 per carload.
The Whitesbog Blueberry Festival is an annual New Jersey Pine Barrens tradition celebrating all things blueberry!!! It’s a day of fun things to do for visitors of all ages! Try some delicious blueberry dishes and other fantastic festival foods, listen to live country and bluegrass music, enjoy living history tours and wagon rides around Whitesbog Village, participate in the blueberry pie eating contest, do some blueberry picking, stroll and shop along crafters’ and artists’ row, hunt for the Jersey Devil, play traditional games, and more! (Can’t make the festival or want to do some more blueberry picking this summer? Click HERE for a complete list of pick-your-own blueberry farms in New Jersey!)
June 25, 2016
8:00am – 10:00pm
Free admission – no beach tags required!
Margate’s 5th Annual Beachstock is billed as “The Planet’s Biggest Beach Party” and it may very well be just that! This huge Jersey shore event is packed with fun things to do… live bands, family-friendly activities, fabulous food and a beer garden, paddleboarding races, a free surf clinic, kids’ games, treasure hunts, a beach volleyball tournament, and more!!! The day wraps up with a free movie (The Peanuts Movie) and bonfire on the beach at 8:30pm. No beach tags are required for Beachstock 2016!! Rain date: June 26th.
June 25 & 26, 2016
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
The Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival fires up the summer outdoor concert and grilling season with a full weekend of great music and mouthwatering barbecue. The festival’s headliners include a “Who’s Who” in Southern rock as well as some of the biggest names in classic rock (Kansas, Jefferson Starship, The Outlaws, Stolen Rhodes, The Steppin’ Stones, Pure Prairie League, Farmer Phil Band, Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blues Traveler). Festival-goers will also enjoy two days of delicious barbecue served up by top regional chefs and award-winning competitive rib teams as well as an assortment of outstanding craft beer selections at this annual bash. General Admission Tickets start at $45 for adults and $15 for children. VIP tickets and camping passes are available for purchase as well (see website for details).
June 26, 2016
4:00pm – 9:00pm
330 Cold Soil Road
Enjoy an evening of music, nature, wagon rides, outdoor fun, and – of course – firefly hunting! Celebrate fireflies by making your own wings, bug boxes and antennae. Circus Place, New Jersey’s premier circus training facility, will showcase their Youth Circus Performance Troupe at Firefly Festival. Watch the students perform aerials, acrobatics and juggling. Visitors can also participate in interactive workshops and learn to juggle, spin a plate, balance feathers, and walk a tight wire! Enjoy live music by Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band while you await the appearance of the fireflies. Wagon rides and pony rides through the farm and orchards will be available all evening. Food will be available at Pam’s Firefly Tent. The night’s menu will include hot dogs, grilled chicken, corn on the cob, apple cider, pie, donuts, and more! Everyone should wear their wings! Free admission – $5 charge for crafts activities.
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