There are plenty of things to do in New Jersey. Visitors can explore historic sites, spend summer days at the beach and admire the brilliant colors of the fall foliage. New Jersey has charming small towns with specialty shops, restaurants and parks. A number of New Jersey festivals are held every year. These include New Jersey music festivals and family events. Some festivals celebrate the state's history or holidays. If you want to attend festivals in New Jersey, you will find them all over the state. There are a few that you will not want to miss.
Maplewoodstock (held in July, Maplewood)
Rock, country, reggae and jazz are a few of the types of music you will hear during this two-day festival. There is more to do at this festival than listen to music. You can buy art, crafts and collectibles made by local artists. Children can ride bouncy rides, have their faces painted and eat ice cream in the Kid Zone. Food served here includes burgers, chicken and barbecue.
State Fair Meadowlands (held late June-early July, East Rutherford)
Fair attendees can watch a pig race, see a big cat show and visit a petting zoo. Free concerts feature country and pop singers. People who have worked up an appetite wandering around the fair can enjoy funnel cakes, hot dogs and pizza.
Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair (held in May, Titusville)
Visitors can learn about 500 years of the state's history through re-enactments and demonstrations. Artifacts and educational material are displayed here. Children can dress up and play games.
Oceanfest (held on July 4, Long Branch)
You can celebrate the Fourth of July and summer by walking along the beach, listening to live music and watching a sand sculpture demonstration. Food and handmade crafts are sold here. This festival ends with a fireworks show.