10 New Jersey Summer {2015} Festivals You Can’t Miss

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Beautiful weather, time off, friends and family…summer is prime time for festivals. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite festivals in New Jersey that you just CAN’T miss!

New Jersey Balloon Fest

July 4th: Oceanfest {Long Branch, NJ}. Oceanfest is the biggest Fourth of July celebration in New Jersey. Since the fireworks aren’t on our side anymore, it’s time to get out of town for a bit and head to the ocean!

July 10th: Vans Warped Tour {Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NJ}. The largest traveling music festival in the United States.

July 22nd-25th: St. Ann’ s Italian Festival {Hoboken, NJ}. Delicious Italian food in Hoboken is basically a staple, so you just can’t miss the popular Italian feast at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church. That, and fried oreos and zeppoles.

July 23rd-25th: Atlantic City Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival {Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City NJ}. Featuring some of the world’s finest restaurant’s and wines.

July 24th-26th: The 33rd Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning {Solberg Airport, Readington NJ}. The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.

July 25th: Soulsation Festival {Veteran’s Park, Bayville, NJ}. Live Music, Vendors, and FREE Yoga Classes!! There will also be a food & beer garden with organic and vegetarian options.

August 2nd: Bayshore’s Irish Festival {Keansburg, NJ}. Celebrate the Irish heritage of the communities of Bayshore as the host their First Irish Festival! So fun.

August 8th: Cape May’s Craft Beer and Crab Festival {Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ}. It’s an all day feast with local and  regional beers followed by a crab boil and BBQ.

August 15th: Pinelands Music Festival {New Jersey Motorsport Park, Millville NJ}. This is an all day music festival featuring the nation’s leading Alternative and Indie Rock Bands. Over 30 artists will be performing, so it’s quite a lineup.

September 10th-13th: Hoboken Italian Festival {Sinatra Drive, Hoboken NJ}. Italian, Italian, and some more Italian. End your summer celebrating Hoboken’s Italian tradition and culture at Hoboken’s Italian four day festival. You won’t want to miss it!


So, which festival{s} will you be attending? 

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.