Things to Do in NJ This Week

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in New Jersey? New Jersey Monthly has you covered! Here are our picks for the best events this week and weekend across the state, from festivals to concerts to family-friendly happenings and more. Or, if you’re looking for activities happening year-round in the Garden State, check out our list of the 52 things you must do in New Jersey. Lastly, if you’re heading down the Shore this summer, read our guide to the best beaches as well as our list of the top things to do at the Shore that don’t necessarily involve the sun and sand.


Monmouth County Fair

📅: Wednesday, July 24-Sunday, July 28 (times vary by day)
📍: East Freehold Showgrounds • Freehold
ℹ️: This county-wide event boasts a plethora of family-friendly events.
💸: Free


Ladies of Laughter Presents Her Time

📅: Thursday, July 25 (7:30 pm)
: South Orange Performing Arts Center • South Orange
ℹ️: This “contest for funny women” is divvied between professionals and newcomers looking to make a name in comedy. This is a preliminary competition for Ladies of Laughter’s 2024 National Comedy Contest.
💸: $25+


Two Door Cinema Club

📅: Friday, July 26 (6:30 pm)
📍: Stone Pony • Asbury Park
ℹ️: The Northern Irish indie post-punk group, known for songs like “What You Know,” stops in Asbury Park.
💸: $59.50


Tom Papa

📅: Friday, July 26 (8 pm)
📍: Music Box at the Borgata • Atlantic City
ℹ️: The king of lovable sarcasm, this New Jersey-born comedian, podcaster and radio personality is best known for his Netflix specials.
💸: $45+


Soulsational Festival

📅: Saturday, July 27 (11 am)
📍: Veterans Park • Bayville
ℹ️: Get outside with the kids, listen to music, peruse food trucks, and enjoy plenty of activities, workshops, classes, demonstrations and more.
💸: Free


Jordan Klepper

📅: Saturday, July 27 (7:30 pm)
📍: NJPAC • Newark
ℹ️: The comedian is best known for his work as a correspondent for The Daily Show.
💸: $42.40+


New Jersey Symphony: Baahubali: The Beginning Live in Concert

📅: Saturday, July 27 (7:30 pm)
📍: NJPAC • Newark
ℹ️: The biggest box-office hit in Indian film history, this historical-fiction epic is being screened and accompanied by the New Jersey Symphony performing its momentous score live and in sync.
💸: $35-$89


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