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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


Vernon Lights Festival
Vernon Lights Festival

Where: Vernon Lights Festival – 11/29/2019 - 02/02/2020: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Vernon Lights Festival is a Wonderland of Lanterns and Light. Don’t miss this walk-through wonderland of family fun. See massive lighting displays.


Sneaker Fest
Sneaker Fest New York City

Where: Harborside JC – 01/26/2020: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Sneaker Fest, the greatest sneaker convention. Allows collectors to buy, sell, and trade some of the rarest sneakers, clothings, and items in the world!


Jersey City Whiskey Fest at Harborside Atrium
Jersey City Whiskey Fest at Harborside Atrium

Where: Harborside 3 Atrium – 01/31/2020: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Details: Come to the Jersey City Whiskey Fest at Harborside Atrium. Jersey City Whiskey Fest features over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits.


Great Beer Expo
Great Beer Expo: New Jersey

Where: The Meadowlands Exposition Center – 02/01/2020: 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: The biggest names in brewing are getting ready for New Jersey’s biggest pre-game tailgate party. Selected as one of the “Top ten NJ expos” by BestOfNJ.com.


Shanghai Circus World

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 02/25/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Shanghai Circus World


St. Patty's Bar Crawl
St. Patty's Bar Crawl

Where: The Laundromat – 03/07/2020: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Don't miss the St. Patty's Bar Crawl starting at The Laundromat. There will be lots of great giveaways all day throughout the crawl. Plus, free apps.


Shamrock Brew Fest at Westfield Garden State Plaza
Shamrock Brew Fest at Westfield Garden State Plaza

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza – 03/08/2020: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Don't miss the Shamrock Brew Fest at Westfield Garden State Plaza. Join MegaBite Events and 25 breweries from around the tri-state area.


Castle Point Anime Convention 2020
Castle Point Anime Convention 2020

Where: The Meadowlands Exposition Center – 05/02/2020 - 05/03/2020: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Castle Point Anime Convention 2020. A variety of exciting events. Including anime showings, game tournaments, and more.


Hoboken's Tacos N' Tequila Crawl
Hoboken's Tacos N' Tequila Crawl

Where: Hoboken – 05/02/2020: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Hoboken's Tacos N' Tequila Crawl! Let's taco 'bout sipping margs, eating tacos & getting festive. Dance your tacos off at the Tacos N' Tequila Crawl!


World Dog Expo 2020
World Dog Expo 2020

Where: The Meadowlands Exposition Center – 05/30/2020 - 05/31/2020: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Dog lovers won't want to miss the World Dog Expo 2020 at The Meadowlands Exposition Center. This weekend spectacular event will celebrate dogs everywhere.


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

Where: Ginty Field – 08/22/2020: 11:00 am - 7:00 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.



Central Jersey Festivals & Expos


2020 Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival
2020 Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival

Where: Lambertville Station – 01/18/2020 - 01/26/2020: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Don't miss the 2020 Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival. Enjoy 9 days packed with events for adults, children and families. Events include chili cook off.


Super Pet Expo
Super Pet Expo at the New Jersey Convention Center

Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center – 02/07/2020 - 02/09/2020: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Don't miss the Super Pet Expo at the New Jersey Convention Center! This year visitors and their dogs can participate in dog features.


New Jersey Wedding Expo
New Jersey Wedding Expo

Where: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center – 02/09/2020: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Come to the New Jersey Wedding Expo at the Convention Center. Many new vendors, shows and displays! Plus all new prizes and grand prizes.


Curls N Cupcakes
2nd Annual Curls N Cupcakes - A Natural Hair Event

Where: Crowne Plaza Edison – 03/21/2020: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Come out yo the 2nd Annual Curls N Cupcakes. An annual event to celebrate natural hair by having curl chats, question and answer sessions.


Heart of Oneness Holistic Expo
Heart of Oneness Holistic Expo

Where: The New Jersey Convention and Expo Center – 03/27/2020 - 03/29/2020: 5:00 pm
Details: Come to the Heart of Oneness Holistic Expo. This community event is dedicated to Wellness, Spiritual Growth & the Conscious Evolution of Humanity.


Bridgewater Grand Slam Food Truck Fest
Bridgewater Grand Slam Food Truck Fest

Where: TD Bank Ballpark – 05/09/2020: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Bridgewater Grand Slam Food Truck Fest! You don’t need to be a baseball fan to enjoy their wide selection of gourmet food-on-wheels.


Asian American Heritage Festival

Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center – 05/17/2020: 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…



Jersey Shore Festivals & Expos


Asbury Park Beerfest
Asbury Park Beerfest

Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall – 01/25/2020 - 01/26/2020: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Asbury Park Beerfest at Convention Hall! The event features craft beers, ciders, retro beers, classic boardwalk food, tasting glasses.


Flip FabriQue

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/08/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Flip FabriQue


Street Fair
Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show

Where: Downtown Red Bank – 04/05/2020: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Come to the Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show. Free admission for Spectators! Come on down for a day of family fun with original & interesting Art


Shadow Of The City

Where: Stone Pony Summer Stage – 06/27/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Shadow Of The City


gildas-club-south-jersey-dragon-boat-festival
Gilda's Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival

Where: Lake Lenape Park East – 07/12/2020: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Join in at the 5th Annual Gilda's Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival! This event features dragon boat races, Brews for Dragons beer tasting, food…



South Jersey Festivals & Expos


Mount Holly Fire & Ice Festival
Mount Holly Fire & Ice Festival

Where: Downtown Mount Holly – 01/25/2020: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Mount Holly Fire & Ice Festival. Over a dozen professional ice carvers from up and down the east coast. Plus an equal number of professional chili chefs.


Bridal Showcase at The Merion
Bridal Showcase at The Merion

Where: The Merion – 01/26/2020: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: Don't miss the Bridal Showcase at The Merion. Wedding exhibits with everything you need for your wedding day and married life! Wedding seminars.


Visit our Statewide Calendar to see more great events going on in New Jersey.