Top 9 Things To Do In NJ The Weekend Of June 18th

    Top 9 Things to do in NJ the Weekend of June 18th

    It’s Father’s Day Weekend!  Grab Dad and enjoy some of the Insider List Top Events this week…

    From wine & chocolate, to Jazz, to classic cars – there’s something for everyone!

    #9.  Atlantic Highlands Classic Car Show, June 20, 10 am – 4 pm

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    The 7th annual Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce Car Show will be held along First Avenue from Highland Avenue to Bay Avenue.

    Car related and handcrafted items will be for sale in Veteran’s Park. There will be a “Kid Friendly” area with games and prizes.  Two stages will be set up; one in Veteran’s Park and one near Bay Avenue, both playing live music throughout the event.

    FREE GENERAL ADMISSION! – Family Friendly Event. Live Entertainment All Day.



    #8.  Mercer County Cultural Festival June 20,  11 am – 7 pm

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    Mercer County Park – West Windsor

    Mercer County will celebrate it’s 4th Annual Cultural Festival with authentic ethnic food trucks, live cultural music and dance performances. The festival will also feature artists exploring their heritage in their art and crafts with live demonstrations. Children’s inflatables are free.
    Free parking and admission.  Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the day long back to back performances!


    #7.  Point Pleasant Boro Jazz & Blues Festival, June 20, 12 pm to 8 pm

    JSF 2012 Logo

    Riverfront Park at The corner of Maxson Ave. and River Rd, Point Pleasant Boro.  Featuring all-day music on the main stage:  Seven great bands, concluding with The renowned Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling as Headliners!

    Vendors, Crafters, Art, and free live Music! Featuring music onstage, river views, & a Beer and Wine Garden! Rain or Shine! Lawn chairs encouraged, coolers prohibited, dog friendly & don’t forget the sunscreen!

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    #6.  Chester Wine & Food Festival, June 20 & 21 – 12 pm – 6 pm



    2nd Annual Chester Wine Festival in beautiful and historic downtown Chester, NJ – Municipal Field, near the big Gazebo, located on Main Street.

    The Chester Wine Festival will feature exclusively local wineries from right here in New Jersey, Gourmet Food Trucks, unique Vendors & Musical Entertainment.

    Price per ticket is $17 when purchased online, and $20 at the gate the days of the event.


    #5.  Spring Fine Arts & Crafts at Brookdale Park, Brookdale Park Montclair

    June 20 & 21 -10am to 5pm rain or shine.

    Walk the paths of beautiful Essex County’s Brookdale Park on the border of Bloomfield and Montclair to shop for handcrafted jewelry, furniture, glass, fiber, pottery, leather, fine art and so much more.

    In its 27th year, Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park will feature over 170 professional artists, photographers and craft artisans from throughout the country displaying and selling their hand-crafted work.

    This free to the public show, co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Janet and Howard Rose of Rose Squared Productions, Inc.



    #4.  The 6th Annual Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival, North Wildwood

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    The festival is a celebration of life by the sea. For two full days, artists, crafters, authors, historians, lighthouses and maritime museums join

    together for a weekend of fun and festivities! There are also antique boats, pirates, performers and demonstrations by men and women of

    the sea – plus great food! The whole event is free and open to the public.



    #3.  Wine Festival, Ice House, Wildwood, June 20 – 6 pm

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    Wine Festival –  6:00 PM “Under the Tent”
    Live Entertainment , Hor d’ oeuvres,  Over 100 Wines and Spirits.
    Tickets – $25 in Advance ~ $30 at the Door (if available)
    Keepsake Wine Glass with Ticket.
    Must be 21!


    #2.  The Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Party of the Year, June 18, Rahway

    5:30 pm – 9 pm

    rahway wine cheese

    The second annual Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Party of the Year is set for Thursday, June 18, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Hamilton Stage in Rahway.

    The second Annual Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Party of the Year features a selection of fine domestic and foreign wines by Witty’s and Metro Liquors, an array of international cheeses from Emmi Roth USA, assorted chocolate by Lindt Chocolate and live music by Rahway’s own favorite pop duo Karickter.

    The event is a fundraiser for Union County Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door; patrons must be 21 years or older to attend.

    Get tickets online at, by phone at 732-499-8226 or at UCPAC box office, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.



    #1.  Meadowlands State Fair, June 19 – July 5



    As New Jersey’s best value in family-friendly entertainment, 17 days of action-packed fun for the entire family.

    Opening Day is Friday, June 19, closing Sunday, July 5.

    For more information –


    A weekly listing of upcoming not-to-miss events in New Jersey this weekend.  Check back each week for a new list of top events for New Jersey!




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