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8 Summer Events, Fairs and Concerts You Don’t Want To Miss in New Jersey

April 21st, 2022

Summer months are always brisk, sometimes brusque, positively entertaining, incredibly lively and most certainly memorable! You’ll be genuinely spoiled for choice with a calendar that is choked with events throughout the sunny months in Garden State. It’s hard to complain about free live entertainment in scenic parks throughout NJ, food and wine tasting events, cultural festivals, new exhibits that local museums, fairs, a hot-air balloon festival and July 4th fireworks. You’ll regret missing the fanfare if you’re in town.

It’s also the time of the year that parents and teachers organize field trips for their kids or students, taking their pick from a long list of top American tourist temptations like Adventure & Safari, Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark, Crystal Springs Family Waterpark, Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Field Station: Dinosaur, The Funplex and many more! If it hits your fancy, you’re encouraged to tour NJ’s top breweries, lofty lighthouses, magnetic arboretums, and gardens, or you can take a trip to Adventure Aquarium, Jenkinson Aquarium, American Labor Museum, Liberty Science Center, or the Doo Wop Experience Museum. Poke around small neighborhoods and communities and they might spring a few pleasant surprises at you. You’ll just never know what’s around the corner, so, be adventurous.

1. The Princeton Festival
McCarter Theater Center, Matthew Acting Studio, the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Miller Chapel, the Princeton Abbey and The Lawrence School’s Clark Music Center

91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 258-2787 / (609) 759-0379

Prized as one of the local’s highest operatic achievements, The Princeton Festival is a 4-day event that has won over the hearts of the Jersey Arts Organization and The New York Times. Its highly-rated endeavors are always rave-worthy and easily bagged the People’s Choice Award for past notable productions like Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Handel’s Ariodante, The Rake’s Progress, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The premier performing arts festival offers eight different types of performing styles, having evolved from its more meager and conservative lineup of the past, and it boldly features both nationally renowned and aspiring artists in its productions today.

The summer event is anchored by A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Madama Butterfly, as well as a raconteur show backed by The Metropolitan Opera. Although the main event of the festival will take place at McCarter Theater Center, the stages at Peter and Will Anderson Quintet will be taken up by the likes of Concordia Chamber Players, Baroque Choral, piano recitals, instrumental concerts, competitions, 15 free lectures, master classes, previews and workshops creating a splash in the music scene throughout the pristine town of Princeton.

During its early years, it was a small program launched by its founder, Richard Tang Yuk; today, it has a longer tentacle-reach effect.

2. Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
Sussex County Fairgrounds

37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ 07822

(973) 948-5500

If badass barbecue was to meet with funk music, it would be right there at Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival. It’s worth 2 days of mouthwatering BBQ served up by the best chefs from all across the country while the atmosphere if ramped up by a boisterous grilling session and an outdoor concert.

Held on the Sussex County Fairgrounds and presented by Franklin Sussex Auto Mall, we’re anticipating a jam-packed event featuring Southern cuisine and music from the likes of Grand Funk Railroad, George Thorogood and the Destroyers at the heart of Northern New Jersey. The renowned country musicians will be accompanied by hand-picked, fresh-faced, up-and-coming artists too. The titles that the chefs and greasy, hard-working pitmasters will covet for include the ‘Best Ribs’, ‘Best Sauce’ and ‘People’s Choice’ award.

Camping, if you’ve not gotten the memo, is the best way to enjoy the exciting event, turning the weekend party into a week-long one. The bonus in its location is that the campgrounds are only a 3-minute walk from the venue; when you’re done with the epicurean riff-raff, the campsite is, thankfully, only a crawl away.