10 Best NJ Events in NJ This Weekend: June 10 – 12


Experience Greek culture with live entertainment and cuisine at the Big Greek Festival, taste from a variety of food trucks and shop around different vendors at Livingston’s Summerfest, become a pirate for a day and join in on interactive pirate games at the Privateers and Pirate Festival, or get your groove on at the 6th Annual Groove in the Grove, also known as the songwriter’s festival.

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1. Big Greek Festival
June 10th – June 12th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thousands of people attend each year, making the St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival a family-fun experience that will fill your weekend with amazing live Greek music and entertainment such as folk dancing and a variety of Greek cuisine.
1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ
Cost: Cost of Admission

2. Feast of St. Anthony Festival
June 10th, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Non-stop live music and entertainment throughout the entire event performed by Nikki Briar & The Sweet Briar Band, the Baron-Montemurro Duo, The Jersey Four, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tribute, Dave Deluca, and many more.
Church of the Assumption
113 Chiego Pl., Roselle Park, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

3. Livingston’s Summerfest: Food Truck & Craft Festival
June 11th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Savor the summer sun and head on down to Livingston for their annual Summerfest festival featuring endless foot truck fun and crafts. The proceeds from the event will benefit Livingston’s First Aid Squad.
Livingston High School
Robert H Harp Dr., Livingston, NJ
Cost: $5 adults, children are free

4. Privateers and Pirates Festival
June 11th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pirates are at the Jersey Shore! Tuckerton Seaport is holding their 5th Annual Pirvateers and Pirates Festival when the Seaport will be taken over by Captain Black and his crew. Children are invited to wear their best pirate costume during this fun-filled day with live entertainment and a chance to live a day as a pirate.
Tuckerton Seaport
120 W Main St., Tuckerton, NJ
Cost: $8 per person

5. Antique Street Fair
June 11th, 2016 | All Day Event
Check out local and guest antique dealers from all over New Jersey, as well as various food street vendors and live entertainment.
47 S. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

6. 6th Annual Groove in the Grove
June 11th, 2016 | 1:00 PM
Listen to acoustic performances by local independent singers and song writers at the 6th Annual Groove in the Grove, also known as the Songwriter’s Festival in Budd Lake. This community oriented festival focuses on music and art and is a great way to spend the Saturday if your family loves good music.
Wolfe Rd., Budd Lake, NJ
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students, children are free


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7. 2nd Annual Bayonne Hometown Fair
June 11th – June 12th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Children’s rides, interactive games, local merchants and specialty vendors, food vendors, and live musical entertainment are gracing the sidewalks and streets of Bayonne this weekend for their 2nd annual hometown fair.
21st – 25th St. & Broadway, Bayonne, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

8. Onion and Garlic Festival
June 11th, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Everyone loves a good little kick to their meal with onions and garlic, and the Oasis Family Farm is celebrating these wonderful condiments at their Onion and Garlic Festival, featuring delicious inion rings, blooming onions to pick and purchase, daily wagon rides and activities for the kids, and other farm attractions.
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville, NJ
Cost: Cost of Admission

9. Flag Day Festival in Somerville
June 11th, 2016 | 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
At this annual event that helps support our Troops, families are encouraged to wear their countries colors with pride as they witness historic military vehicles, SWAT vehicles, and historic reenactments that pay tribute to our Troops. There will also be carnival games and bouncy houses for the kids. Please bring food donations.
Somerset County Courthouse
West Main St., Somerville, NJ
Cost: Free Admission


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10. 46th Annual Irish Festival
June 12th, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Break out your favorite Irish kilt for the annual Irish festival in Monmouth Park. Celebrate your heritage or simply stop by to enjoy the Pipe and Drum bands. There will be free pony rides, a bouncy house, and face painting for the kids.
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ
Cost: $5 admission, children are free




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