30 Free NJ Events in July


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1. Sports Cards, Toys, Comics, & Collectibles Show
July 1st – July 3rd, 2016 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
If you want to build up your collection of cards, memorabilia, and other collectables than stop by the Sports Card, Toys, Comics, and Collectibles show going down at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Over 100+ tables will be featuring beanie babies, video games, comic books, action figures, non-sport cards and sports cards, and many other collectible items.
The Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ

2. Summer Art Walk
July 2nd, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Check out the local artists during this special Spring Lake outdoor gathering of talented creators. Bring the whole family and witness different art pieces and works of Spring Lake experts.
Spring Lake 3rd Avenue Business District
Spring Lake, NJ

3. 3rd Annual Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks Festival
July 4th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Celebrate the Fourth of July in the best way possible by heading to Jersey City for their firework, live music, child-friendly extravaganza with amusement rides and endless food vendors.
Liberty State Park
1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City, NJ

4. Family Fun day at Tuckerton Seaport
July 4th, 2016 | 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Tuckerton Seaport is hosting its family fun day event with food vendors such as Chillin Out Ice Cream and The Empanada Guy as well as a performance by a blues band and a patriotic parade.
The Tuckerton Seaport
120 W Main St., Tuckerton, NJ


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5. Jenkinson’s Music Festival
July 6th, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Join Jenkinson’s Boardwalk for their summer music festival going down all summer long, starting this July 6th with a performance by The Bronx Wanderers.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

6. Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert
July 8th, 2016 | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Take it back to the 1970’s with the Tusk-Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert on the beach. Bring a chair or a beach blanket and relax at this Seaside Heights performance.
South Beach, Blaine Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ

7. Jenkinson’s Summer Movie Nights
July 8th, 2016 | 8:30 PM
Jenkinson’s invites children of all ages and their families to their weekly summer movie night, happening at dusk every Friday depending on the weather. Experience a movie on the beach every Friday.
Jenkinsons, Point Pleasant, NJ

8. Angelsea Blues Festival
July 8th, – July 10th, 2016 | ALL DAY EVENT
The Angelsea Blues Festival is taking a tour at the beach in North Wildwood, New Jersey! Don’t miss out on this spectacular blues event featuring top blues acts in a free outdoor performance.
Anglesea Entertainment District
201 New Jersey Ave, North Wildwood, NJ

9. Celtic Festival at the Jersey Shore
July 9th, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Jersey Shore invites families to listen to traditional Celtic tunes—bagpipes and drum soloists—at their Celtic Festival.
Christ Episcopal Church
415 Washington St, Toms River, NJ

10. Backstage Event at Garden State Plaza
July 9th, 2016 | ALL DAY EVENT
BergenPAC and the Westfield Garden State Plaza pretend a free live entertainment event with Twinkle & Friends—a high energy concert fusing fun and education for kids of all ages.
Westfield Garden State Plaza
1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ

11. Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival
July 9th, 2016 | ALL DAY EVENT
Do you have a bunch of creative minds in your family? Than you might want to think about attending the Haddonfield crafts and fine art festival, featuring many vendors and displays.
Kings Highway & Tanner St., Haddonfield, NJ

12. Teddy Bear Picnic Day
July 10th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Take your family to Bluebird Farm Alpacas and make sure your little ones pack their favorite teddy bear for the national teddy bear picnic event.
Bluebird Farm Alpacas
44 Willow Ave., Far Hills, NJ


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13. Bonfire on the Beach
July 11th, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Bonfires alone are a super fun experience, but a bonfire on a beach is an event that only happens once in a while so bring your beach chairs and head to North Beach to make s’mores and listen to local singers and performers.
Seaside Heights, NJ

14. 20th Annual Downtown Jazz Festival
July 12th, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Shop, dine, and enjoy the soothing sounds of jazz with Downtown Westfield for their sweet sounds festival featuring musicians such as David Aaron Quintet and Frank Noviello.
Downtown Westfield
105 Elm St., Westfield, NJ

15. 14th Annual Newport Beach Party
July 13th, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free live performances all day by family-friendly rock bands such as The Fuzzy Lemons and The Bejamins.
Newport Green
700 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ


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16. 2016 Sandcastle Contest
July 13th, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sandcastles galore! Plan your sandcastle idea and enter the contest to see if your sandcastle can beat the rest or just go to the beach to witness the creations of these fantastic sandcastle artists.
18th Avenue Beach, Belmar, NJ

17. Summer Blast 2016
July 15th, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
At dusk, families are invited to enjoy a free movie in Plainsboro, but that’s not all. The event will also include free snacks and drinks, a side show of live music, inflatable bouncy houses, games, and face painting.
Morris Davison Park
780 Plainsboro Rd., Plainsboro, NJ

18. XROOTSFEST Multicultural Festival
July 16th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Embrace this cross-roots multicultural festival, sponsored by the community coalition on race. There will be musicians, dancers, story-tellers, food vendors, and much more featuring a variety of cultures.
Flood’s Hill
300 Meadowbrook Ln, South Orange, NJ

19. Drone Demonstrations
July 20th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Recently, Drones have been extremely popular and many people are wondering how they work before they get their hands on one. The NJ Drone Academy is doing a live demonstration on how to build and fly a drone, as well as answering questions about the technology behind it.
SCLSNJ’s Peapack & Gladstone Library branch
Municipal Complex on School Street, Peapack, NJ

20. 25th Annual Julyfest
July 20th, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The best way to celebrate the month of July is by attending the 25th annual Julyfest in Elizabeth with free food, music, and many giveaways.
Jackson Park
250 Broadway, Elizabeth, NJ

21. Peterstown Cultural Festival
July 21st, 2016 | 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
This outdoor street fair is perfect for the whole family with a mix of different cuisines, multicultural music, kiddie rides, and games.
4th Ave. & High St., Elizabeth NJ

22. Open Mic at Camden County College
July 21st, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Camden County College is holding a cultural and heritage musical open mic family-friendly event where families are invited to perform and cover songs. If you don’t want to hop on the stage and perform, you can always sit in the audience and watch the free live artists.
Camden County College
Gloucester Township, NJ

23. Cultural Arts Concert Series in Scotch Plains
July 21st, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free concerts are happening all summer long, including concerts in Scotch Plains every Thursday starting in July with the Full Count Big Band and Wolf Creek.
Alan Augustine Park
430 Park Ave., Scotch Plains


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24. Fanwood Green Fair
July 23rd, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Learn how to adopt a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle at the Fanwood Green Fair which aims to educate families about sustainable products and services within your community.
Fanwood Town Hall
75 N Martine Ave., Fanwood, NJ

25. Newark EXPO
July 23rd, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
The NewarkEXPO is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to be motivated by speakers, watch a musical concert with gospel and jazz performers, witness a unique fashion show, and learn about different health initiatives. This free community event brings together a multiplicity of topics and ideas.
Robert Treat Hotel
50 Park Place, Newark, NJ

26. Middlesex Borough Community Day
July 23rd, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fireworks, live music, food, games, children’s activities, and local vendors come together for the Middlesex Borough Community Day.
Mountainview Park
Middlesex, NJ

27. Latin Fest
July 23rd, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Feel the Latin vibes with a salsa and Zumba experience led by a professional DJ at the Carteret Water Park.
Carteret Waterfront Park
Carteret, NJ


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28. Christmas in July at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
July 26th – July 28th, 2016 | ALL DAY EVENT
Have you ever heard of Christmas in July? If not, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk invites you to experience this unique Winter Wonderland extravaganza with Christmas themed events and a chance to meet Santa on the beach!
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach

29. Christmas in July in South Plainfield
July 30th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
If you can’t make it to Jenkinson’s, South Plainfield is also hosting a Christmas in July event with a street fair, a marching band, a dunk tank, photo booths, and a water balloon toss.
Downtown South Plainfield, South Plainfield, NJ

30. 6th Annual Soulsational Festival
July 30th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
The soul music never ends with the 6th annual soulsational festival that combines the beauty of soul performances, local businesses and vendors, and opportunities to give back to the Jersey Shore.
Veteran’s Park
Bayville, NJ


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