The Best Things To Do in New Jersey in August
August is the time to take in every ounce of summer (before we start looking forward to fall, of course). In New Jersey, that means fresh local produce, street fairs, and food trucks galore. Take a look at the top things to do this month and take advantage of the last days of summer. Your ride to all of them is just a tap away.
Celebrate Rio | Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
When: August 6–9
Why: Jenkinson’s Pavilion is celebrating Rio with an event to cheer on Team USA. There will be a Rio-inspired dance show and face painting to show your pride. Sit back and have your country’s most iconic drink while you watch the teams in your favorite sport. And, see how to take $10 off your Uber ride home.
Craft and Beer and Crab Festival | Cape May
When: August 6
Why: Kick off the month of August with buttery lump crab, corn on the cob, and craft beer, at the 5th annual Craft Beer and Crab Festival. We can smell the Old Bay already.
Hub City Theatre Street Festival | New Brunswick
When: August 6
Why: If you’re in New Brunswick, check out this festival for a variety of excellent performances, including jazz, acoustic street performances, and pop-up theatre. Oh, and fire breathers. Tour between the Street Festival, Family Zone, and the Main Stage from 1–6pm.
Montclair Jazz Festival | Montclair
When: August 13
Why: Another great option to see live music this month is at the Montclair Jazz Festival—the largest single-day event in Montclair. From kids with awe-inspiring musical talent to veterans, this event will have you singing the tunes of summer.
Peach Festival | Morris County
When: August 13–14
Why: It’s finally prime peach season in New Jersey! Cobblers, pies, tarts, and ice cream—this festival has it all. You can even sink your teeth into a fresh peach straight off the tree. And if you can’t wait until August 13 to indulge, go to the all-you-can-eat Peach Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, August 7.
16th Annual Butterfly Festival | Hopewell
When: August 13
Why: Do you know what a Swallowtail Butterfly looks like? Get tickets to the 16th Annual Butterfly Festival and find out. A great event for the kids—get them a pair of wings and they could be a part of the Guinness World Record attempt for the most people wearing butterfly wings at once (they’ll thank you when they’re older).
Food Trucks on the Waterfront | Tom’s River
When: August 13
Why: Take an Uber to the 2nd annual event along Tom’s River and sample some of the best food trucks in New Jersey. Area favorites include empanadas, nachos piled with pulled pork and fresh salsa, and Spudwiches (those are sandwiches made inside a potato).
“Truck”erton Food Truck & Brew Fest | Tuckerton
When: August 14
Why: Consider Saturday’s Food Truck’s on the Waterfront a warm-up for the second food truck event this weekend. This one features 18 trucks, 13 craft beers, and plenty of wine and live music to go around. So grab a picnic blanket, hop in an Uber, and make your own food and beverage pairings with all of the sweet and savory eats.
Movies on the Beach | Ocean County
When: August 16
Why: This series happens every Sunday and Tuesday throughout the summer. But the prime time to go is in mid to late August when the nights are cooler. Because what’s better than being on a breezy beach at nighttime in a light sweater? Check out the schedule of screenings, including great flicks like Finding Nemo, Jurassic World, and Inside Out.
Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival | Collingswood
When: August 20
Why: More than 175 crafters and fine artists from throughout the country will showcase their latest works of everything from clay, to jewelry, to leather goods. Make a trip and find yourself a one-of-a-kind purchase for your closet.
Vintage North Jersey Food and Wine Festival | Belvidere
When: August 21-22
Why: Food and wine enthusiasts, this is one to put on your August list of to-dos. The festival held at Four Sisters Winery, one of the oldest wineries in north Jersey, brings together wineries from Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, and Mercer Counties along with food trucks and live music. Hop in an Uber and discover your new favorite type of wine. Cheers!
Hot Halloween | Point Pleasant Beach
When: August 23–25
Why: Dress the kids up and head to the boardwalk—Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is giving you a reason to get in costume in August. And you can use it as an excuse to reuse the impractical Halloween costumes you bought with the thought “I’ll definitely wear this again.” Thanks, Jenks.
Rock the Farm Music and Food Truck Festival | Lincroft
When: August 27
Why: Ten hours of live music, guided meditation, yoga, drum circles, and meals from award winning food trucks—this festival has everything to finish the summer off with a bang. Namaste.
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