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Get Outdoors and Celebrate at these 9 Fabulous Jersey Festivals

Posted by: Sarah Graves - June 01, 2015

Start Planning Your Summer this JUNE! 

June marks the beginning of a month of delicious food and fun.   Travel back in time at Tuckerton Seaport or Cold Spring Village as history comes to life.  Enjoy the music from a live band as you stroll down the street taking in all the vendors.  Seafood lovers, don’t miss the Seafood Festival.  Science lovers, don’t miss the largest Edison Day Ever!  Water lovers, go to the fishing villages or down by the shore….  Free fun, history and culture splattered throughout NJ.  Read on…

4th Annual Privateers and Pirates Festival at Tuckerton Seaport

June 6
20 West Main Street, Tuckerton
Where do Pirates hang out at the Jersey Shore? At Tuckerton Seaport of course! The Seaport will be taken over by Captain Black and the Crew of the Valhalla who have been plundering the eastern shore of the American colonies for centuries. This is your chance to set sail for a fun-filled day for the entire family. The day’s activities begin at 11am with a Pirate Meet & Greet. Get your hands on a treasure map as you enter to join in the fun of a treasure hunt. Wear your best pirate costume and you might win a prize.

Bay Day at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve

June 6
2800 High Street, Port Norris
Delaware ‘Bay Day’ is the largest FREE festival in the tri-state region. It will be held along the ‘wild and scenic’ Maurice River in the historic New Jersey fishing villages of Bivalve, Port Norris. East Point Lighthouse, located in Heislerville, will also be a satellite site for this event.  It is a fun-filled family day celebrating the rich maritime history, vibrant culture and phenomenal natural resources of the Delaware Bay.

Edison Day

June 6 from 11 AM - 5 PM
Thomas Edison National Historical Park 211 Main Street West Orange
Join West Orange as it celebrates Edison Day. This year the park has joined with many of its West Orange partners to bring you the largest Edison Day EVER!  There will be a street fair, town picnic, stage with live entertainment and the park has many special programs throughout the day.

Free Cold Spring Country Fair at Historic Cold Spring Village

June 6 – 7
720 Route 9, Cape May
(609) 898-2300, ext. 10
Free admission! Stroll the Village's shaded lanes where arts, crafts and antiques vendors sell their wares. Visit select buildings and learn about the trades and crafts of the ‘age of homespun’! Take guided walking tours and special discounts at the Country Store!

45th Annual Irish Festival at Monmouth Park Racetrack

June 7
Rt. 36 and Oceanport Ave, Oceanport
Come celebrate your inner Irish on a day where everyone has a little bit of Ireland in them!  Enjoy a beautiful day of live Thoroughbred racing highlighted by Irish step dancing, crafters, food, a pipe and drum competition and the fan-favorite human horse race.  Music from the Emerald Isle will be playing all day from three different stages. So wear green, dust off your finest Irish brogue, and just us for a great day of fun as we celebrate everything Irish. 

34th Annual Denville Rotary Street Festival

June 7, from 11 am – 6 pm; RAIN or SHINE!

For 34 years, the Denville Rotary has produced the Premier Street Festival along the beautiful tree-lined streets of this lovely, old-fashioned town located in affluent Morris County. The town is filled with quaint shops, cozy restaurants, and spas. They provide an enjoyable, high quality experience for the whole family, including live music, Beer Garden, 50/50 Ticket sales, rides, gourmet foods such as fresh seafood served at an outdoor cafe, and many other crowd-drawing activities.  Admission and Parking is free.

NJ Seafood Festival in Belmar

June 12 – 14
Silver Lake Park 5th and Ocean Avenue, Belmar
Does anything scream summer at the Jersey Shore more than fresh seafood? Come celebrate the best the ocean has to offer at our annual three-day New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar. Featuring 40+ Seafood Vendors, Beer Tent & Wine Garden, Children’s Activity Tent, and Live Music.  FREE Admission & Shuttle from Marina and train station

Hands-on History at Historic Cold Spring Village

June 13 – 14
720 Route 9, Cape May
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! See blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

Butterfly Bonanza!

June 13; 12 noon - 4 pm
Intersection of Mars Court & Boonton Avenue, Montville Township
Discover New Jersey’s fabulous butterflies and other pollinators and learn their contributions to the natural world. Join in the fun with bug safaris, a Pollinator Parade, games, crafts, live music, and so much more!

Check our calendar for more Fairs and Festivals

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Posted by: Sarah Graves| June 01, 2015
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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