NJ Wow Summer Events 2024

Summers in New Jersey are meant to wow! Whether you’re into wining, dining, dancing, hitting the greens or watching the big screen, New Jersey has summer events and activities that are perfect for you. Here’s a list of just some of the happenings popping up near you.

32nd Annual Pride Celebration | June 2, 2024 | Asbury Park 
The largest LGBTQ+ event in the Garden State – parade, vendors, rally, outdoor concerts and lots of Pride.

ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer | June 3 – 9, 2024 | Galloway
This 54-hole event is a Jersey Shore tradition. If excitement is what you’re driving at, this one’s for you.

Lighthouse International Film Festival | June 5 – 9, 2024 | Long Beach Island
It’s lights, camera, action at this beachy film fest featuring top films recognized around the world.

Montclair Pride Festival | June 8, 2024 | Montclair
Celebrate Pride in Downtown Montclair with a full day of performances, food, culture & fun.

Montclair Pride

Pride in the Park | June 8, 2024 |Red Bank
Head to Riverside Gardens Park for this inclusive summer event with live music, vendors & more.

North Jersey Pride Festival | June 9, 2024 |Maplewood  
Performers, merchants, and plenty of Pride. Bring a blanket or some beach chairs, and enjoy!

North to Shore | June 10 – 30, 2024 | Asbury Park, AC, Newark
NJ’s statewide art, music, comedy, film and tech extravaganza is back for 2024 and groovin’ all June.

Nort2Shore, Newark 2023

Beardfest 2024 | June 13 – 16, 2024 | Hammonton
A three-day celebration of creative expression. Music, movement, spirituality. No beard required.

Greenwood Lake NJ Air Show | June 14 – 16, 2024 | West Milford
Wow Dad, with top day-into-night airshow performers plus a laser show on Father’s Day weekend. 

NJ Beer & Food Festival | June 15, 2024 | Hamburg
200+ brews, ciders and hard seltzers, live music and unlimited buffet at stunning Crystal Springs Resort.

Crystal Springs Bistro 
Red Bank Juneteenth Celebration | June 16, 2024 |Red Bank
Experience the joy at Johnny Jazz Park - live jazz, performers, guest speakers, vendors, food & more.

Unity in the Community Juneteenth Celebration | June 16, 2024 | Collingswood
Celebrate freedom, diversity and culture at this amazing summer event in Downtown Collingswood. 

Juneteenth Celebration | June 16, 2024 | Holmdel
Live performances, DJs, vendors, games & special guests that shine a light on culture and unity.  

Burlington County Farm Fair | June 16 – July 20, 2024 | Springfield Township
A thrilling mix of Jersey agriculture, animals, activities and fun, fun, fun for all ages.

National Marbles Tournament | June 17 – 20, 2024 | The Wildwoods
We’re rolling out the wows at this official national marble competition for boys and girls.   

14th Annual Rock, Ribs, and Ridges Festival | June 18 – 30, 2024 | Sussex County Fairgrounds
Three days, eleven bands and five barbeque pitmasters, plus tunes from some of the best bands around.

State Fair Meadowlands | June 20 – July 7, 2024 | East Rutherford
17 days of fun, 100+ rides, games, live shows, a petting zoo, and plenty of oh-so-yummy food.

Barefoot Country Music Fest | June 20 – 23, 2024 | The Wildwoods 
40+ of country music’s top artists, 5 unique stages on the shores of wow-a-minute Wildwood.

Meadowlands Racetrack Wine Fest | June 22, 2024 | East Rutherford
Grab a saddle and raise a glass to distinctive wines from around the world, DJ and live horse racing.

Whitesbog’s Blueberry Summer Fest | Saturdays June 22 – July 27, 2024 | Browns Mills
Blueberries by the pint (and the pie!), live music, and fun in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. 


38th Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival | June 30, 2024 | Hammonton
Get your fill of blueberries, crafters, food vendors and more in The Blueberry Capital of the World.

Oceanfest at Long Branch | July 4, 2024 | Long Branch
The biggest Independence Day celebration in New Jersey capped off a spectacular firework display. 

AC Beer & Music Fest | July 13, 2024 | Atlantic City
Cheers to 100+ breweries and other crafted seltzers, RTDs and THC drinks in Bader Field.

Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival | July 13 – 14, 2024 | Haddonfield
Beloved two-day outdoor festival showcasing 200+ artists and crafters in Downtown Haddonfield.  

Skimmer Festival | June 15, 2024 | Sea Isle City
Seaside vendor craft market, amusement rides, photo opps, sand art, Art Bar & more at the Jersey Shore.

Haskell Stakes | July 20, 2024 | Oceanport
Giddy-up and go to the $1M Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park. Post time for the first race is noon.

Monmouth County Fair | July 24 – 28, 2024 | Freehold
Five days of cool music, rides, games and competitions held at the East Freehold Showgrounds. 

86th Annual Warren County Farmers’ Fair |July 27 – August 3, 2024 | Phillipsburg
Hot air balloon festival, arts expo, 4-H shows and competitions, free concerts & more. 

29th Annual Clam Festival | August 1 – 3, 2024 | Highlands
Scrumptious seafood, entertainment, contests, vendors, crafters and activities for the kids, too. 

Plate of Clams

New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm & Horse Show | August 2 – 10, 2024 | Augusta
The fair where farm meets fun featuring everything from horse shows to performing arts and exhibits.

Show Jumping

2024 Middlesex County Fair | August 5 – 11, 2024 | East Brunswick
The 86th Anniversary Fair promises to be bigger and better than ever, with wows for the entire family.

Atlantic City Airshow | August 13 – 14 | Atlantic City
The sky’s the limit! Be inspired by this mesmerizing airshow which is “A Salute to Those Who Serve.”

There’s always something happening in Jersey. For a listing of wow events for every age and every interest, visit our events page. Explore all of the exciting destinations and attractions waiting for you in New Jersey and plan your next vacation, weekend getaway or day trip with the NJ travel guide. Sign up for our e-newsletter too.