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The Best Festivals & Expos in New Jersey

Best of NJ works hard to create a statewide calendar full of fun things to do. But since there are so many types of events going on all year round, we’re breaking things up a bit. Below, you’ll find a list of The Best Festivals & Expos in New Jersey.

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North Jersey Festivals & Expos


Cypher Music Festival
Cypher Music Festival

Where: Weequahic Park – 07/17/2020 - 07/20/2020: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Details: The Cypher Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival. Held at the Weequahic Park in New Jersey, in the Historical Newark.


New Jersey Statewide Virtual Job Fair July 28th 2pm-4pm

Where: Postal code 07663, United States – 07/28/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Statewide Virtual Job Fair July 28th 2pm-4pm Our New Jersey Statewide Virtual Job Fair will host MANY employers that will be recruiting LIVE…


Philadelphia area Virtual Job Fair July 29th 2pm-4pm

Where: Postal code 07663, United States – 07/29/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Philadelphia area Virtual Job Fair July 29th 2pm-4pm Our Philadelphia Area Virtual Job Fair will host MANY employers that will be recruiting LIVE via our…


Sunflower Festival 8/1

Where: Stony Hill Farms – 08/01/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The Sunflower Festival is an experience.  Each festival ticket includes a wagon ride to the sunflower fields. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring sunflowers…


Sunflower Festival 8/2

Where: Stony Hill Farms – 08/02/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The Sunflower Festival is an experience.  Each festival ticket includes a wagon ride to the sunflower fields. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring sunflowers…


Sunflower Festival 8/8

Where: Stony Hill Farms – 08/08/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The Sunflower Festival is an experience.  Each festival ticket includes a wagon ride to the sunflower fields. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring sunflowers…


Sunflower Festival 8/9

Where: Stony Hill Farms – 08/09/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The Sunflower Festival is an experience.  Each festival ticket includes a wagon ride to the sunflower fields. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring sunflowers…


Passaic County Fair

Where: Garret Mountain Reservation – 08/13/2020: All Day
Details: The annual Passaic County Fair is here! Admission is free for the family event, and parking is only $5.00 per car. Attendees can expect to…


Morris Township Family Food Truck Fest
Morris Township Family Food Truck Fest

Where: Ginty Field – 08/22/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Details: Come to the Morris Township Family Food Truck Fest. Join in at this beautiful outdoor park and ball fields. Check out a wide variety of gourmet options.


Ridgefield Park Street Fair

Where: Ridgefield Park Street Fair – 09/19/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Ridgefield Park Street Fair


Fall Festival Street Fair - N. Bev Rd. Business

Where: Parsippany Recreation Department – 09/20/2020: All Day
Details: Fall Festival Street Fair - N. Bev Rd. Business


Fall Festival Street Fair- Out of Town Food Vendor

Where: Parsippany Recreation Department – 09/20/2020: All Day
Details: Fall Festival Street Fair- Out of Town Food Vendor


Clifton Food Truck & Music Festival

Where: Wayne P.A.L. Hall – 10/18/2020: All Day
Details: Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day! Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, music, pony rides, & petting zoo,  vendors & fun! Bring…


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Four Day Pass Oct 22 - 25

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/22/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Four Day Pass Oct 22 - 25


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Thur, Oct 22

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/22/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Thur, Oct 22


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Fri, Oct 23

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/23/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Fri, Oct 23


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sat, Oct 24

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/24/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sat, Oct 24


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/24/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/25/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25


Paramus Food Truck & Music Festival

Where: Paramus Park Mall – 11/01/2020: All Day
Details: Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day! Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, music, pony rides, & petting zoo, vendors & fun! Bring your…


Holiday CraftMorristown 2020 (Day 1)

Where: National Guard Recruiter – 12/11/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday CraftMorristown, on December 11-13, 2020 is NJ’s most exciting and unique shopping event of the holiday season! Find uncommon and extraordinary gifts loved ones…


Holiday CraftMorristown 2020 (Day 2)

Where: National Guard Recruiter – 12/12/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday CraftMorristown, on December 11-13, 2020 is NJ’s most exciting and unique shopping event of the holiday season! Find uncommon and extraordinary gifts loved ones…



Central Jersey Festivals & Expos


Festival of Ballooning
New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning

Where: Solberg Airport – 07/24/2020 - 07/27/2020: All Day
Details: Don't miss the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning. Returns to Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ the weekend of July 24 – 26, 2020.


5k Celebration of Life

Where: NJ Sharing Network – 09/13/2020: 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The 5K Celebration of Life is a healing and uplifting experience for those whose lives have been touched by organ and tissue donation and transplantation.…


Grindhouse Nights Film Festival September 2020

Where: Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse – 09/19/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join us for a full day of horror chills and thrills as we combine the best in independent filmmaking with the best in live entertainment!…


Asian American Heritage Festival

Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center – 09/20/2020: All Day
Details: The Asian American Heritage Festival celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the Asian diaspora in America. We bring together the sounds, sights, dances, art…


Stranger Con – A Salute to Stranger Things
Stranger Con

Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center – 09/26/2020 - 09/27/2020: 1:30 pm
Details: Come to Stranger Con – A Salute to Stranger Things at New Jersey Convention & Expo Center. Meet your favorite actors from Stranger Things.


DogFest Philly-NJ 2020 (VIRTUAL)

Where: Virtual – 09/26/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Canine Companions DogFest is coming to you! So grab your dog and get ready to have a tail-waggin’ good time! We’ll change lives, four paws…


Fall Festival

Where: Rutgers Gardens at Rutgers University – 10/18/2020: All Day
Details: Join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly day in the Gardens! Explore the many different areas in the Gardens as you Trunk or Treat for candy…



Jersey Shore Festivals & Expos


Italian Festival & Wine Tasting

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 08/01/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Pizza, Pasta & Wine – it’s the most delicious time of year at our Italian Festival & Wine Tasting! Bring your family and friends to savor…


The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

Where: Atlantic City Convention Center – 08/07/2020: All Day
Details: The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will be Postponed until August 7-8, 2020. The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival has been rescheduled. Good…


A Taste of New Orleans Festival

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 08/08/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Follow the New Orleans motto and Let the Good Times Roll! Monmouth Park welcomes back the Taste of New Orleans Festival on Saturday, August 8!Enjoy…


New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival & Giveaway

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 08/30/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Come to Monmouth Park to support and celebrate New Jersey Thoroughbred racing!Watch and wager while supporting your local horses, jockeys, trainers and owners as they…


BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 09/05/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: BBQ & Craft Beer Festival Day 1Is your mouth watering? It’s time for our annual BBQ & Craft Beer Festival!Dig in to the juiciest, most…


Fall Family Festival

Where: JFK Blvd. & Promenade – 09/19/2020: All Day
Details: Fall Family Festival is Sea Isle’s most popular autumn festival, featuring two-days of family-friendly activities and entertainment.


Fall Family Festival: Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours

Where: Excursion Park – 09/20/2020: All Day
Details: Tours will be led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society, who will point-out notable landmarks and explain how Sea Isle has grown…


Irish Festival Weekend

Where: LA Costa Motel – 09/25/2020: All Day
Details: This yearly Celtic celebration will feature live Irish music, dancing, an Irish Vendor’s Market, great food and countless festival-goers “wearing the green.”


Fall Festival: Flannels & Food Trucks

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 09/26/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: One. Last. Time.For the final time this season, nearly a dozen of your fan-favorite Food Trucks return to Monmouth Park serving up everything from empanadas…


Italian Festival

Where: Kix McNutley’s – 10/03/2020: All Day
Details: Festival-goers will enjoy an Italian Vendors Market with craft and specialty merchandise, delicious Italian delicacies and plenty of live entertainment.


OKTOBERFEST

Where: Historic Smithville and Village Greene – 10/03/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Historic Smithville’s famous Oktoberfest has over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kids activities, non-profit organizations and more! All of this is in…


Irish Festival

Where: Historic Smithville and Village Greene – 10/10/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The annual Irish festival at Historic Smithville is a well attended festival and for good reason! It is lots of fun. The music alone is…


ECMHoF Opening Night Pool Party!

Where: The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort – 10/12/2020: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Pool at Harrah's Atlantic City is a star in its own right - a real spectacle!  The East Coast Music Hall of Fame is…


ECMHoF Official Opening Night Welcome Reception

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 10/12/2020: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The official Opening Night Welcome Reception is sure to be a blast!  We'll greet old friends and make new ones as you mix and mingle…


Cooking with Tony Orlando (11 AM session)

Where: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City – Viking Kitchen – 10/13/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: "If music be the food of love, play on!"  Passions for music and food have always been closely intertwined and Tony Orlando's passion for great…


Lunch - Legends Awards Ceremony

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 10/13/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The East Coast Music Hall of Fame presents its Legends Awards ceremony, preceded by a lunch gathering of supporters, music fans and honorees.  Attendance to…


ECMHoF Pre-Gala VIP Reception

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 10/13/2020: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Last year's pre-Gala VIP Reception was such a smash, we've made it bigger and better.  This year's reception will feature honorees from both 2019 and…


ECMHoF Official After-Party

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 10/13/2020: 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Last year, a benevolent local businessman invited a select few of his artist friends and family to an after-party and before we knew it, dozens…


ECMHoF Farewell Breakfast

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 10/14/2020: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: A sumptuous breakfast buffet awaits you, including All-American rise-and-shine starters, coffee, tea and more!  It's one final chance to say goodbye to new friends and old…


Harvest Festival

Where: Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum – 10/24/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Join us for a family-friendly Harvest Festival with bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, balloon-twisting and plenty of activities.Free admission.  Food will be available for…


Barefoot Country Music Fest: Carrie Underwood - 3 Day Pass

Where: Wildwood Beach – 06/18/2021: All Day
Details: Barefoot Country Music Fest: Carrie Underwood - 3 Day Pass


Barefoot Country Music Fest 3 Day Pass with Carrie Underwood Tickets (June 18-20, 2021, Rescheduled from June 19-21)

Where: Wildwood Beach – 06/18/2021: 12:59 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Barefoot Country Music Fest 3 Day Pass with Carrie Underwood Tickets (June 18-20, 2021, Rescheduled from June 19-21)


Sea Hear Now Festival 2 Day Pass Tickets (September 18-19, 2021, Rescheduled from September 19-20, 2020)

Where: Asbury Park Oceanfront – 09/18/2021: 12:59 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sea Hear Now Festival 2 Day Pass Tickets (September 18-19, 2021, Rescheduled from September 19-20, 2020)



South Jersey Festivals & Expos


My Polish Honeymoon and Beneath the Ink

Where: Katz Jewish Community Center – 07/19/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: THESE FILMS ARE VIRTUALOnline sales close at Midnight EST the day before the viewing window opensFilms will be available to view from 7/19 - 7pm…


Douze Points and Two of Every Kind

Where: Katz Jewish Community Center – 07/21/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: THIS FILM IS VIRTUALOnline sales close at Midnight EST the day before the viewing window opensFilm will be available to view from 7/21 - 7pm…


Invisibles and Children of the Holocaust Remember

Where: Katz Jewish Community Center – 07/26/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: THESE FILMS ARE VIRTUALOnline sales close at Midnight EST the day before the viewing window opensFilms will be available to view from  7/26 - 7pm…


The Peanut Butter Falcon

Where: Katz Jewish Community Center – 07/28/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: THIS FILM IS VIRTUALThis film is available on Amazon Prime for a  nominalfee, Xfinity - through Epix.  View anytime before 7/30.Join us on Thursday, 7/30…


Love in Suspenders and Sensei Fran Kicks Ass

Where: Katz Jewish Community Center – 08/04/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: THESE FILMS ARE VIRTUALOnline sales close at Midnight EST the day before the viewing window opensFilms will be available to view from  8/4 - 7pm…


Rancocas Woods Pop-Up Beer Garden
Rancocas Woods Pop-Up Beer Garden

Where: Rancocas Woods Events – 08/08/2020: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Please join Rancocas Woods on Saturday, August 8th from 12-6pm. Live music, local brews, food trucks & more in the Beer Garden!


Chewdaism: A Taste of Montreal & Gefilte

Where: Katz Jewish Community Center – 08/09/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: THIS FILM IS VIRTUALOnline sales close at Midnight EST the day before the viewing window opensFilm will be available to view from  8/9 - 7pm…


Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles and The Fiddle

Where: Katz Jewish Community Center – 08/11/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: THESE FILMS ARE VIRTUALOnline sales close at Midnight EST the day before the viewing window opensFilms will be available to view from 8/11 - 7pm…


49th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival ADVANCE SALES

Where: Salem County Fairgrounds – 09/02/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Since 1972, the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music, a non-profit organization, have sponsored the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, making it one of the oldest…


South Jersey Apple Fest

Where: Cumberland County Cooperative Fair Association – 09/05/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: South Jersey Apple Fest is an apple theme festival showcasing over 75 craftsmen, fall Home Show, Apple Pageant, Apple Butter, Bands, Hayrides, Apple Pie by…


22nd Annual Festival of Fine Craft

Where: WheatonArts – 10/03/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: WheatonArts, Millville. Features 150+ juried artists showcasing a wide range of handmade crafts from high-end jewelry & wearables to decor & furniture. Craft demonstrations. Beer/Wine…


22nd Annual Festival of Fine Craft

Where: WheatonArts – 10/03/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: WheatonArts, Millville. Features 150+ juried artists showcasing a wide range of handmade crafts from high-end jewelry & wearables to decor & furniture. Craft demonstrations. Beer/Wine…


South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival

Where: Salem County Fairgrounds – 10/10/2020: All Day
Details: Salem County Fairgrounds, New Jersey; The 17th annual  South Jersey Pumpkin Show will open on Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11, 2020.  This two-day…


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