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18 Amazing Things to Do in New Jersey This Weekend

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Top Things To Do in NJ This Weekend

Looking for fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend? We’ve got the scoop on fun NJ events happening all over the state! From fall festivals, to a zombie invasion at the Jersey shore, to concerts, and much more… there are tons of fun things to do in NJ this weekend! In fact, we’ve put together a list of 18 amazing NJ weekend events happening around the Garden State! Read on to learn all about the best things to do in New Jersey this weekend…

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Things To Do in NJ This Weekend – 10/6 – 10/9

1. LBI FLY International Kite Festival

Ship Bottom / Brant Beach / Barnegat Light NJ | October 6-9 2017

The LBI FLY International Kite Festival will feature sport kite flying demonstrations and competitions (in which team and individual sport kite fliers fly kites to choreographed musical routines), as well as an indoor kite festival (featuring celebrity kite fliers who are highly skilled at flying kites in zero wind) and the Sunday night kite fly at Barnegat Light in which sport kite teams will fly in lighted formations as the single line kites shine and blink like brilliant stars in the sky. There will also be kid’s kite making activities, a craft show, music, entertainment and local food vendors. Most activities at the LBI FLY International Kite Festival are free ($2 per person 13 & up for Friday Night Indoor Fly & Sunday Night Fly)! Read more…

2. Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

Paramus NJ | October 6 -9 2017

Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel re-creates the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements while allowing visitors to experience the art from a new perspective. This exhibit at Westfield Garden State Plaza features reproductions of the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel in near original dimensions using state-of-the-art technology. (Exhibition continues through October 15th) Read more…

3. The Shape of Things

Hammonton NJ | October 6-8 2017

How far would you go for love or art? What price would you be willing to pay? Tony-nominated playwright Neil LaBute asks these questions and more in The Shape of Things, a modern-day retelling of the fall of man. Explore notions of romance, art and morality when this darkly comedic drama comes to Hammonton’s Eagle Theatre. Your ticket to the show will also include a preshow walk-through of an onsite art exhibit featuring a different artist each week, as well as free wine tastings and other special surprises. Read more…

4. Clark Oktoberfest

Clark NJ | October 7 2017

The Deutscher Club of Clark Oktoberfest will feature live music by Bernies Orchestra and Doppelgänger, a Masskrugstemmen (stein holding contest), traditional German food and beer, a pig roast, and more! Read more…

5. Sussex County Harvest Honey and Garlic Festival

Augusta NJ | October 7 2017

The Sussex County Harvest Honey and Garlic Festival is a celebration of agritourism, ecotourism and arts & heritage tourism. The family friendly festival will feature a farmers market, educational displays and activities, vendors, and more. Free admission! Read more…

6. Wildwood Seafood and Music Festival

Wildwood NJ | October 7 2017

The Wildwood Seafood and Music Festival features two stages of live music, crafters, food vendors, games, a pie eating contest, and a “Kids Korner” with activities including pumpkin painting, crab hat making and inflatable bounce houses, and more! Free admission! Read more…

7. Big Brew Beer Festival

Morristown NJ | October 7 2017

The Big Brew Beer Festival in Morristown is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Come on out for a fun-filled time of great craft beer, music, food, and entertainment. Read more…

8. Highlands Oktoberfest

Highlands NJ | October 7 2017

The feel-good spirit of the Highlands Oktoberfest is modeled on the traditional Munich, Germany Oktoberfest with an emphasis on eating, drinking and being merry while providing something for everyone. Enjoy authentic German food and beer, live music, dancing and entertainment. Festivities will include a “Best-Dressed” Contest and a “Beer Stein Holding” Contest with special prizes. Free admission and parking. Read more…


9. Merchantville Music Fest

Merchantville NJ | October 7 2017

Come on out to the Merchantville Music Fest! Enjoy great food and live music by Irez Ramirez, Mums the Word, All The Forgotten, Tara Hendricks, and MONKO.  Read more…

10. The Witches Ball

Mount Holly NJ | October 7 2017

Surrender yourself to the atmosphere while all around you performances blend with the patrons as the night progresses. A diverse collection of music, art and revels await those who have the inclination and imagination to take part in the Witches Ball in Mount Holly. Costumes are encouraged. Be elaborate, be imaginative and be different! Recommended for adults only. Free admission! Read more…

11. Asbury Park Zombie Walk

Asbury Park NJ | August 7 2017

The largest zombie walk in New Jersey returns to the historic Jersey shore boardwalk this weekend for a 10th anniversary celebration! Thousands of zombies, young and old alike, are expected to invade Asbury Park this Saturday. What started out as a small gathering of undead has now grown into a Jersey shore fall tradition that has twice set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of zombies in the world! Will the 2017 Asbury Park Zombie Walk break another record this year? Be there to find out! Free admission! Read more…

12. Collingswood Book Festival

Collingswood NJ | October 7 2017

Stroll more than six blocks of Haddon Avenue filled with authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. The award-winning Collingswood Book Festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Free admission! Read more…



13. Avalon Seafood Festival

Avalon NJ | October 7 & 8 2017

Come on out to the Avalon Seafood Festival and enjoy fresh and local seafood from area restaurants, craft beer and wine, kids’ activities, the Fins for Friends Surf Classic, the Chowder Championship, and live entertainment all weekend. Free admission! Read more…

14. Wheaton Arts Festival of Fine Craft

Millville NJ | October 7 & 8 2017

Wheaton Arts Festival of Fine Craft features over 140 juried artists, indoor and outdoor craft demonstrations, hands-on family activities, wine tasting, a beer and wine garden, entertainment, specialty foods, scarecrow building,  and the crowd favorite “Glass Pumpkin Patch”!  This festival was named one of the Top 200 Craft Shows by Sunshine Artists. Read more…

15. Bordentown Cranberry Festival

Bordentown NJ | October 7 & 8 2017

The Bordentown Cranberry Festival features over 150 crafters, artists and vendors offering handmade, vintage and upcycled items for the heart and home! It is one of the largest juried craft shows in New Jersey and also features a craft beer garden, live music, and kids amusements. Free admission! Read more…

16. Keyport Screamin Country Jamboree

Keyport NJ | October 7 & 8 2017

The Keyport Screamin Country Jamboree features a fireworks bonanza, great food, amusement rides, games, vendors and crafters aplenty. Enjoy a beer garden, live music and plenty of entertainment – including square dancing demos and lessons, screamin’ contests and strollin’ cowboys and cowgirls performing ol’ Western spectacles for your delight. Free admission! Read more…



17. Dunellen HarvestFest

Dunellen NJ | October 8 2017

The Dunellen HarvestFest will feature artists and crafters from around the Garden State, local nonprofits, an apple pie contest, a pumpkin decorating concert, carriage rides, activities for kids, great food, live music, dancing and more! Free admission! Read more…

18. Katy Perry at the NJ PAC

Newark NJ | October 8 2017

Global pop superstar Katy Perry has been wowing audiences for nearly a decade. Her colorful aesthetic, over-the-top ensembles, and dance-worthy hits have earned her 13 Grammy nominations and five American Music Awards. Now she’s bringing her amazing stage presence to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Be there to see her perform past hits like California Gurls, Teenage Dream, Firework, E.T., and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) as well as tracks from her latest album, Witness, including Swish Swish and Chained to the Rhythm! Read more…



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