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Top Five Things to Do In New Jersey This Week – July 28-August 3

Top Five Things to Do In New Jersey This Week- July 28-August 3

More great things to do in New Jersey this week! Fantastic music, spectacular theatre productions, awesome Jersey fresh seafood, and – of course – more farm fairs including the granddaddy of them all, the NJ State Fair and Sussex County Farm and Horse Show! Check out the top picks for things to do in New Jersey this week and then get out there and enjoy!

1. 20th Annual Clam Festival – Highlands

Huddy Park
Bay & Waterwitch Aves.
Highlands, NJ 07732
732-291-4713
Free parking and admission

Enjoy succulent seafood straight from the Jersey Shore at the Highlands’ 20th Annual Clamfest. This spectacular 4-day festival features the freshest seafood, live entertainment, amusement rides, games, contests, a beer and wine garden and more. Rain or shine. Festival times: Thur. 6 pm – 10 pm; Fri. 6 pm – 11 pm; Sat. noon – 11 pm; Sun. noon – 8 pm.

2. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

July 31
State Theatre
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-246-7469

Swing the night away at the State Theatre with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and its musical director Wynton Marsalis! Marsalis is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. He has produced over 70 records which have sold over seven million copies worldwide. Visit the State Theatre online for tickets.

3. Visit the Farm Fair!

One of the best things to do in New Jersey in the summertime is to visit your local Farm Fair! Farm animals, chainsaw artists, pony rides, farm tours, hay rides, tractor pulls, delicious food, thrilling rides, live music, and more… there’s something for everyone at your local fair! Here’s where the fairs are this week…

July 26-August 2
Three miles north of Phillipsburg on Rt 519
Weekday special: Monday thru Friday, 12-4pm only
Adults $6.00 / Youth 12 and under FREE
Admission After 4 pm & all day Saturday & Sunday,
Adults $7.00 / Youth 5–12 $4.00 / 4 and under FREE

August 2-3
Hours – Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Howell Living History Farm
70 Wooden’s Lane
Lambertville, New Jersey 08530
Free Admission. Free Parking.

August 1-10
Hours – August 1-9, 10am – 10pm / August 10, 10am – 5pm
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd.
Augusta, New Jersey 07822

4. Bayshore Irish Festival

August 2
Noon to 6pm
Beachway & Raritan Ave.
Keansburg, New Jersey 07734
Free admission

Keansburg’s first annual Bayshore Irish Festival. The festival is a free, family-friendly event celebrating the Irish heritage of the Bayshore Communities with a variety of activities and entertainment for the entire family. Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the day by local traditional Irish musicians as well as by Irish bands Celtic Connection and Narrowbacks. Traditional Irish step dancing will be presented by the Shea-Jennings School of Irish Dance. Food, clothing and crafts vendors will be on hand in addition to a showcase for local businesses. A beer garden will be provided. Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No coolers permitted.

5. CATS at the bergenPAC

August 1-3
bergenPAC
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
201-816-8160

The Performing Arts School in Englewood is bringing Andrew Lloyd Weber’s CATS back to life this summer in a fully staged, spectacular musical production on the bergenPAC stage. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster or call (800-745-3000).