Top 3 NJ Summer Festivals in 2015

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    Spring has officially sprung, but festival season marks the start of the summer madness which New Jersey residents long for after a treacherous winter!

    NJ Rockstar is always front row and in on the action, ready to deliver you the entertainment, delicious food, and non-stop NJ celebrations that you don’t want to miss .

    New Jersey has three solid months of sandy beaches, loud music, and fatty favorite foods to play catch up with…

    In a series of local updates, NJ Rockstar is committed to letting you know exactly where you want to be during the heat this season!

    The Top 3 NJ Summer Festivals in 2015 to mark on your calendar include: 

    #3 Jersey Shore Festival

    Jersey Shore natives rejoice! It’s time for a celebration. The 2015 Jersey Shore Festival will be back to Seaside Heights with a vengeance – May 14th to 17th, 2015!  

    This 3 day party is a free admission music and arts extravaganza that completely kicks off the summer festival season! 

    With performances by over 250 artists from around the world, the Jersey Shore Festival is the premier emerging artist festival in New Jersey!

    Get ready to be catapulted into the NJ lifestyle with boardwalk favorites, dancing, fun, and sun! 


    #2  Portugal Day Festival Parade

    You won’t want to miss the Portugal Day Festival Parade in Newark’s Ironbound. Thousands of people take to the streets to immerse themselves in Portuguese cuisine, music, art and culture! Indulge in a culinary adventure with food tents from the area’s best restaurants fueling the live entertainment which will keep you moving all night long! Experience a bit of Portugal right here in Jersey.

    Every year nearly 300,000 people come to the Ironbound to celebrate Portugal Day.

    Venue: Ironbound

    Times: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    June 14, 2015 – June 14, 2015

    Admission: FREE


    #1 The Union County Food Truck and Rock Carnival

    Train performs previously at the Union County MusicFest held in Clark's Oak Ridge Park, the site of the new Union County Food Truck and Rock Carnival. (Photo: Jeff Bosie)
    Train performs previously at the Union County MusicFest held in Clark’s Oak Ridge Park, the site of the new Union County Food Truck and Rock Carnival.
    (Photo: Jeff Bosie)

    Slated to take place Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, more than 15,000 Jersey rock fans are expected to attend over the course of the two days.  The lineup has yet to be announced, but organizers promise multiple rockers from the ’80s, ’90s and today, along with dozens of area food trucks, amusement rides and a rock-themed vendor village. “It’s going to be like Wayne’s World and it will be affordable,” said promoter John D’Esposito, who added the lineup will include bands that are played on the radio stations WDHA (105.5-FM) and WRAT (95.9-FM).




    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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