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Find the best things to do in NJ this weekend, including food festivals, concerts, family-friendly events, performances and art exhibits. Our events calendar is your go-to guide for fun in New Jersey.

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Things To Do In NJ This Weekend

 

Fun Things to Do in NJ This October
We’ve got you covered with a variety of events, including autumnal activities and eclectic art shows.

 

The Best Fall Day Trips in New Jersey
From the fascinating ecosystem of the Great Swamp to the scenic hiking trails of South Mountain Reservation, there’s plenty to see and do close to home.

 

New Jersey Fall Festivals and Fairs You Won’t Want to Miss
From Oktoberfest celebrations to family-friendly events, the Garden State has a plethora of fun fall happenings.

 

Haunted Attractions Sure to Scare NJ This Fall
Find frights and delights all over New Jersey as Halloween nears.


The Best Fall-Flavored Brews in New Jersey
Step aside, pumpkin-spice lattes! These popular local breweries are pouring seasonal lagers, ales and stouts.

 

52 Things You Must Do in New Jersey
The best places and experiences to check off your list in 2022.

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  • Music, Rock

    The Wood Brothers

    When: Tuesday, October 04, 2022

    Roots music trio the Wood Brothers, featuring brothers Chris (originally of Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Oliver Wood, along with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, bring a distinctive flair to their union of folk, blues, gospel, and jazz, as evidenced in their most recent release, Kingdom in My Mind.


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  • Music

    Nella

    When: Thursday, October 06, 2022

    Born in Venezuela, Nella skyrocketed to international renown fueled by her powerhouse voice and undeniable presence. Winner of the 2019 Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist, her full-length debut, Voy (I Go) yielded the hit “Me Llaman Nella” (They Call Me Nella) which surpassed 1.4 million Spotify streams and 1.4 million views on YouTube. The title track was named the 14th best song of 2019, in any genre, by the New York Times.


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  • Performance/Dance

    Masters of Illusion

    When: Saturday, October 08, 2022

    Cutting-edge illusionists perform sleight-of-hand, perplexing interactive mind magic, hilarious comedy, dangerous escapes and large scale illusions that baffle and astound audience members of all ages.


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  • Music, Classical

    New Jersey Symphony: Yefim Bronfman Plays Rachmaninoff

    When: Sunday, October 09, 2022

    The excitement of our centennial season begins with a work by one of the most in-demand composers of today, Jessie Montgomery. Nimbus Dance adds dynamic original choreography to Copland’s Appalachian Spring; the iconic score is quintessential Americana with both celebratory exuberance and somber undertones. We close with superstar pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Piano Concerto No. 3.


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  • Comedy

    Jay Leno

    When: Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Jay Leno presents his hilarious take on the world when he performs his trademark brand of everyman humor that has made him one of America’s favorite personalities.


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  • Music, Rock

    Croce Plays Croce: 50th Anniversary of You Don’t Mess Around With Jim

    When: Friday, October 14, 2022

    Soulful singer A.J. Croce pays tribute to his father, the late, great Jim Croce, with a heartfelt night of music and stories featuring Jim Croce’s enduring songs, such as “Time in A Bottle,” “One Less Set of Footsteps” and “Operator,” as well as A.J.’s own tunes, and songs that influenced both father and son.


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  • Lectures

    Life with the Afterlife: A Supernatural Evening with Ghost Hunter Amy Bruni

    When: Saturday, October 15, 2022

    Paranormal investigator, author, podcaster, and star of Kindred Spirits and Ghost Hunters Amy Bruni shares hair-raising tales from her countless hours hunting ghosts at America’s most haunted locations. Amy shares her unique approach to interacting with the spirits of the dead and those who encounter them. By the end of the night, you will question everything you thought you knew about the spirit world, and life after death.


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  • Family/Kids

    Peppa Pig’s Adventure

    When: Sunday, October 16, 2022

    Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises. Little piggies everywhere will love this 60-minute live musical experience! Ages 2-7.


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  • Music, Rock

    Hoobastank & Lit: Tried & True Tour

    When: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    An evening of power alternative rock headlined by Hoobastank (“The Reason,” “Crawling in the Dark”), and featuring Lit (“My Own Worst Enemy,” “Miserable”), with Alien Ant Farm (“Smooth Criminal,” “Movies”) and Kris Roe of The Ataris.


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  • Music, Rock

    Glen Burtnik’s The Summer of Love Concert — Woodstock Edition

    When: Friday, October 21, 2022

    Glen Burtnik and the amazing Summer of Love band celebrate the songs of the Woodstock generation — the music that changed the world! Featuring the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane and many more.


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