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Top Five Things to Do In New Jersey This Week – July 21-27

Top Five Things to Do In New Jersey This Week – July 21-27

There’s lots of things to do in New Jersey this week! From frisbee to farm fairs – no matter where your interests lie, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy this week. Here are the top picks for things to do in New Jersey this week…

1. QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Rd
Whitehouse Station, NJ United States 08889

The 32nd Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning returns to Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ the weekend of July 25th – 27th, 2014! The festival features twice a day mass ascensions of 100 balloons from around the world as a major headlining concert series. This year’s headliners include America, Hot Chelle Rae, Three Doors Down, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Other attractions will include a famous movie cars exhibit, the NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum, amusement rides, Friday night fireworks, and much more. You can even take a ride in a hot air balloon! Save 33% on general admission tickets (regular price $30-adults/$15-children ages 4-12) if you purchase them before Thursday (7/24) at midnight. Visit QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning for directions, parking information, festival information, or to order tickets.

2. Queen & Adam Lambert

IZOD Center
50 State Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Adam Lambert and original Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor will rock the Izod Center on Wednesday, July 23 and tickets are still available! The collaboration between Adam Lambert and original Queen members has received widespread critical acclaim. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to”. Visit Ticketmaster or call (800-745-3000) for tickets.

3. Visit the Farm Fair!

One of the top things to do in New Jersey all summer is to celebrate the Garden State at your local Farm Fair! Farm animals, food, rides, chicken barbecues, mud runs, peach festivals, tractor pulls, live music, and more… there’s something for everyone at your local fair! Here’s where the fairs are this week…

Gloucester County 4-H Fair / N. J. Peach Festival

July 24-27
275 Bridgeton Pike (Rt 77), one mile south of Mullica Hill
Free Admission, Parking Donation

Monmounth County Fair

July 23-27
East Freehold Park & Show Grounds, Kozloski Rd., Freehold Township
Admission $8.00. Children 12 and Under Free.
Free Parking.
Hours: Wed-Sat 5 pm – 11 pm, Sunday 11am – 6 pm

Warren County Farmers’ Fair

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

4. Co-Ed Beach Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

July 26 – 9am-6pm
July 27 – 10am-4pm
On the beach between Oak & Poplar Aves.
Wildwood, NJ 08260
856-696-9705
Free for spectators.

Check out the largest beach Frisbee tournament in the world! A 4-on-4 team competition for players of all levels. Over 400 teams from all over the U.S. compete in the tournament.

5. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular

July 23-27
The Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Got a budding paleontologist in the house? Don’t miss Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular! Watch as 20 life-sized, incredibly realistic animatronic dinosaurs take over the Prudential Center in Newark. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. A spectacle that is sure to thrill young and old alike! Visit Ticketmaster or call (800-745-3000) for tickets.

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