New Jersey Festivals 2016, 2017

NateFest 2017

NateFest

March, 2017

GameChanger World, Howell, New Jersey

Hardcore comes to Howell in this two day extravaganza featuring the punk and hardcore outfits that rocked the 90s and continue to rock the present. But the vibe here is focused here on one of the music community's own. The event is a fundraiser for cancer treatment for Nate Gluck of New Jersey Hardcore mainstays Ensign. Come down and rock hard for a good cause... Read More
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival 2017

Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

April, 2017

Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is a fusion of beer and music located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The festival is focused on promoting craft beer and typically features over 150 unique brewers from across the country. Past musical guests have included Taking Back Sunday, and The Menzingers... Read More
Skate and Surf Festival 2017

Skate and Surf Festival

May, 2017

Asbury Park Oceanfront, Asbury Park, New Jersey

The Skate and Surf Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey is a two day event that takes place in the spring. Enjoy live music throughout the day along Asbury Park's beautiful ocean front. Sample some of the local cuisine and drinks offered by vendors at the festival grounds or head into town to sample some of the food available at Asbury's parks numerous fine restaurants... Read More
Beardfest 2017

Beardfest

June, 2017

Paradise Lakes Campground, Hammonton, New Jersey

Beardfest is an annual three day music and art festival that takes place in the scenic backdrop of Hammonton, New Jersey. Come listen to local and nationally recognized bands in the forest and lake stages. Explore the numerous art exhibitions and workshops that will be sure to get your creative side working. Enjoy nature at its best with swimming and camping after the hustle and bustle of the festival dies down... Read More
Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival 2017

Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival

June, 2017

The Beach at Seaside Heights, Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Join thousands of fellow travelers in the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Nestled along the Atlantic Ocean Seaside Heights provides an excellent avenue for partying and relaxing along the ocean. Hear live music and then bring the festive mood into town while experiencing local food, drinks and culture in the heart of Seaside Heights... Read More
idobi Meltdown 2017

idobi Meltdown

June, 2017

Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, New Jersey

The Idobi Meltdown Music Festival is a two day event that takes place at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. The event feature punk, indie, rock and hardcore bands from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Get up close and personal with some of the region's local hardcore and alternative music bands at the Idobi Meltown Music Festival... Read More
Summer Solstice Festival 2017

Summer Solstice Festival

June, 2017

Le Grand Fromage, The Boneyard, Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Summer Solstice Festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey kicks off the beginning of the summer season and celebrates the longest day of the calendar year. Listen to and enjoy live music at over four stages scattered along the oceanfront. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Atlantic City and party well into the night with food, drinks and beachfront activities during the festival... Read More
Maplewoodstock 2017

Maplewoodstock

July, 2017

Maplewood, New Jersey

For 12 consecutive years, the Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival has provided free quality entertainment to people of all ages. The two-day festival is a grassroots celebration of music and art that has become a time honored tradition at New Jersey’s Memorial Park... Read More
Rock Carnival 2016

Rock Carnival

September 30, 2016

FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood, New Jersey

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Ridgewood Fall Art and Craft Street Fair 2016

Ridgewood Fall Art and Craft Street Fair

September, 2016

East Ridgewood Avenue - Ridgewood, NJ 07450, Ridgewood, New Jersey

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NJ Friends of Clearwater Environmental Festival 2016

NJ Friends of Clearwater Environmental Festival

September, 2016

Great Lawn Oceanfront , Long Branch, New Jersey

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Stirling Street Fair and Craft Show 2016

Stirling Street Fair and Craft Show

September, 2016

Main Avenue - Stirling, NJ 07980, Stirling, New Jersey

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Millburn Short Hills Street Fair and Craft Show 2016

Millburn Short Hills Street Fair and Craft Show

September, 2016

Downtown - Millburn, NJ 07041, Millburn, New Jersey

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Deptford Mall Fall Craft Fair 2016

Deptford Mall Fall Craft Fair

September, 2016

Deptford Center Mall , Deptford, New Jersey

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The Asbury Park Oysterfest 2016

The Asbury Park Oysterfest

September, 2016

Asbury Park Carousel Lot , Asbury Park, New Jersey

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Highlands Festival at Waterloo 2016

Highlands Festival at Waterloo

September, 2016

Waterloo Concert Field , Waterloo Village, New Jersey

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Foodshed Alliance Wine & Food Festival at Alba Vineyard 2016

Foodshed Alliance Wine & Food Festival at Alba Vineyard

September, 2016

Alba Vineyard, West Milford, New Jersey

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The Big Brew Beer Festival 2016

The Big Brew Beer Festival

September, 2016

430 Western Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey

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Somerdale Day Along the Boulevard 2016

Somerdale Day Along the Boulevard

September, 2016

CooperTowne Center , Somerdale, New Jersey

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Country Barn Crafts Fall Show 2016

Country Barn Crafts Fall Show

September, 2016

Cassisi Farms , Vineland, New Jersey

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Brunswick Square Mall Welcome Fall 2016

Brunswick Square Mall Welcome Fall

September, 2016

Brunswick Square Mall , East Brunswick, New Jersey

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Flemington Main Street Craft Fair 2016

Flemington Main Street Craft Fair

September, 2016

Main Street Sidewalks , Flemington Borough, New Jersey

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Que by the Sea BBQ Competition & Festival 2016

Que by the Sea BBQ Competition & Festival

September, 2016

Seaside Heights , Seaside Heights, New Jersey

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Fanny Wood Day Street Fair 2016

Fanny Wood Day Street Fair

September, 2016

Downtown , Fanwood, New Jersey

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Fifth Italian Festival 2016

Fifth Italian Festival

September, 2016

Downtown , Smithville, New Jersey

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About Festivals in New Jersey

New Jersey events include music festivals, film festivals, arts and crafts festivals, ethnic heritage festivals, and food festivals. Some are established traditions, that have been celebrated and growing for decades. Others are brand new.

During the late 19th and early 20th century, New Jersey was the nation's brewing capital, so New Jersey hosts several beer festivals: Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, Garden State BrewFest, Hollystock, Glassboro Craft Beer Festival, Asbury Park Beer Fest, Annual International Great Beer Expo. These festivals combine beer tasting, music, arts and crafts. Annual Highlands Oktoberfest and Oktoberfest on Historic Jackson Street combine beer tasting with a celebration of German heritage. New Jersey music festivals cover every genre of music. The Keyport Screamin' Country Jamboree focuses on country/western music. The Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival has national famous musicians as well as local musicians. Xponential Music Festival features zydeco as well as rock and soul. RiverFest has rock, soul, and R&B. Each of these festivals include fun activities, food, drink, and other entertainment above and beyond the music.

Festivals in New Jersey aren't limited to beer and music. There are also the Annual Azalea Festival, the New Jersey State History Fair, OceanFest, and the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, and Bonnie Brae Scottish Festival.