10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: May 13 – 15


Discover Irish culture at the Second Annual Irish Festival, take on a hidden treasure adventure at Oasis Family Farm’s Pirate Adventures, dance out to rock & roll with the Turtle Dance Music Kidz Cabaret, taste test the best burgers at the Meadowlands Battle of the Best Burger, or enjoy a variety of food trucks during the 6th Annual Toms River Food Fest.

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1. Second Annual Irish Festival
May 14th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Learn about the Irish culture at Central Jersey’s Irish Festival this weekend. There will be family-friendly friends scattered through the event, a variety of fare and drinks, and live Irish themed music.
140 Robertsville Rd., Freehold, NJ
Cost: $5

2. Oasis Pirate Adventures
May 14th, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Discover hidden treasure this weekend at the Oasis Pirate Adventures event. Oasis Family Farm is hosting an extravagant event where participants will receive free entry into Oasis Family Farm’s FunZone, a treasure chest of goodies, a pirate eye patch, pirate themed temporary tattoos, and much more.
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr., Robinsville, NJ
Cost: $14.95 per participant


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3. Turtle Dance Music Kidz Cabaret
May 14th, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Dance to the music and join in by playing with the instruments. During this interactive music and movement concert, kids will be introduced to the beauty of Rock & Roll while being instructed to play along with the Turtle Dance Music.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ
Cost: Prices vary depending on seating


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4. 6th Annual Toms River Food Fest
May 14th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Vendors, live entertainment, free rides and amusement for the kids, and a wine garden for the adults. You won’t want to skip out on the 6th Annual Toms River Food Fest, sponsored by the Toms River Fire Company 1. This event will have a variety of foods and vendors to cater to everyone in the family.
Downtown Toms River
Washington Street, Toms River, NJ
Cost: Free admission

5. Buffalo Watch Fundraiser
May 14th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Antique items, food trucks, beverage tasting, a farm tour, pony rides, live music and entertainment, a fire truck display, over 100+ vendors, and farm fresh food will all be featured at the 2016 Buffalo Watch fundraiser. Spend a day at the farm and help contribute to a cause by experience Americana at its finest.
Readington River Buffalo Farm
937 County Rd. 523, Flemington NJ
Cost: $5 donation


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6. Meadowlands Battle for the Best Burger
May 14th, 2016 | 6:00 PM
At Meadowlands Battle for the Best Burger, guests are invited to sample the many burgers that will eb entered in the contest. Families will have a chance to help decide which burger is the best by winning a spot at the judging table. If up for the challenge, families can also enter to participate in the burger contest for an entry fee of $100.
Meadowlands Racetrack
1 Racetrack Dr., East Rutherford, NJ
Cost: Free admission

7. Ocean City Spring Block Party
May 14th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
From the unique food vendors of Ocean City to the delightful live music of many performances who are planning to attend, Ocean City’s spring block party will be enjoyable for people of all ages.
5th – 14th Street, Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ
Cost: Free admission


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8. Atlantic City Boardwalk Con
May 13th – 15th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Geek meets pop culture at Atlantic City’s convention for lovers of television and film. Celebrity guests, artists, vendors, and writers will be in attendance for fans to meet and greet. There will even be a Kidz Zone that has events such as a costume contest and a Justice League bouncy house.
Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $30+ for a day pass

9. New Jersey State History Fair
May 14th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Take the family to Monmouth Battlefield State Park and learn a bit about New Jersey’s history. Including detailed historical presentations about the Civil War, the New Jersey State History Fair is an educational and exciting event. Topics of music and literature will be presented and even some historical displays.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
16 NJ-33, Manalapan Township, NJ
Cost: Free admission/$10 parking

10. Pirate and Fairy Festival
May 14th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Face painting, a giant slide, an interactive treasure hunt, a bounce castle, pony rides and more. Bring your family to the Pirate and Fairy Festival and embrace your inner childhood fantasy with over 30+ specialty vendors and a fairy dancing extravaganza. Families are encouraged to dress in their best costume.
Turkey Brook Park
30 Flanders Rd., Budd Lake, NJ
Cost: $15 per child, $5 per adult




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