Things to Do in NJ This Week

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in New Jersey? We have you covered! The editors at New Jersey Monthly are the experts on things to do in New Jersey, and below are our picks for the best events this week across the state, from festivals to concerts to kids’ activities and more.


Janet Jackson

📅: Tuesday, July 9 (8 pm)
📍: Prudential Center • Newark
ℹ️: The platinum-selling, five-time Grammy winning and youngest Jackson sibling is celebrating 50 years in the entertainment industry.
💸: $39+



📅: Wednesday, July 10 (7 pm)
📍: Bergen Performing Arts Center • Englewood
ℹ️: One of the best-selling reggae groups of all time, this band’s biggest hits include “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You.”
💸: $49+


Newark Black Film Festival

📅: Wednesday, July 10-Saturday, July 13
📍: Newark Museum of Art • Newark
ℹ️: The oldest African American film festival in America celebrates its 50th anniversary with screenings, panel discussions and more.
💸: $60+


Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival

📅: Friday, July 12 (9 am-2 pm)
📍: Wildwood Crest Pier • Wildwood Crest
ℹ️: This sand-sculpting contest is open to amateurs and semipros, with prizes awarded.
💸: Free


Jiaoying Summers

📅: Friday, July 12-Saturday, July 13 (7 pm)
: Bananas Comedy Club • Rutherford
ℹ️: The Tik-Tok comedy phenom known for her activism for the AAPI community performs.
💸: $24+


New Jersey State Barbecue Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival

📅: Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14
📍: Anglesea • North Wildwood
ℹ️: Chow down on barbecue while rocking out to top-notch blues artists.
💸: Free


The Peach at the Beach

📅: Saturday, July 13
📍: Showboat • Atlantic City
ℹ️: Soak up the sun, listen to tunes, and enjoy the Island Park water park at this music fest.
💸: $89+


Sourland Mountain Festival

📅: Saturday, July 13 (3 pm)
📍: Unionville Vineyards • Ringoes
ℹ️: Fun and philanthropy join forces at this music festival hosted by Sourland Conservancy, which aims to protect the local environment.
💸: $10-$125 (kids under 12 free)


South Jersey Caribbean Festival

📅: Saturday, July 13
📍: Wiggins Park at the Camden Waterfront • Camden
ℹ️: Celebrate with Caribbean food, steel drums, reggae and more.
💸: Free


📅: Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14 (noon-9:30 pm daily)
📍: Memorial Park • Maplewood
ℹ️: Maplewood’s annual music and arts festival features acts including Remember Jones and Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. Bring a blanket or chairs.
💸: Free


Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Arts Festival

📅: Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14 (10 am-5 pm)
📍: Kings Highway • Haddonfield
ℹ️: More than 200 artists showcase their wares.
💸: Free


As You Like It

📅: Thru Sunday, July 14 (7 pm)
📍: Outdoor Stage at Saint Elizabeth University • Florham Park
ℹ️: Experience the Bard’s classic comedy at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Outdoor Stage, which stages plays in a beautiful amphitheater.
💸: $40-$45


Whitesbog Blueberry Fest

📅: Thru Saturday, July 20 (10 am-3 pm)
📍: Whitesbog Historical Farm & Village • Browns Mills
ℹ️: This family-friendly festival features live music, vendors and food.
💸: Free


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