ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 29: Fans watch Save Ferris perform during the first day of Warped Tour on June 29, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Happy July and with the hot and beautiful New Jersey summer starting off with a bang, there isn’t a better way to celebrate than a good old fashioned summer festival.

However, there are far too many good choices, don’t panic. We got you covered here’s 7 New Jersey Summer Festivals you just have to check out.

  • 1. Maplewoodstock – Maplewood NJ

    To start this summer list of right who doesn’t love food trucks. The Maplewoodstock Summer festival will take place from July 9th  to the 10th and plans on featuring over a dozen different food vendors, a beer garden as well as great music for you to kick back and relax to. So be a part of this free annual celebration right over at Memorial Park in Maplewood. For more information on Maplewoodstock, check out their website.

  • 2. Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival – Atlantic City, NJ

    If you’re looking for a more Vegan friendly festival well look no further for summer 2022, this popular New Jersey food festival is back at the Showboat Hotel from July 16th to the 17th.Atendentants can enjoy nice and fresh plant-based food as well as gluten free from certain vendors, all made by local chefs and businesses that will have stands for guest to explore if you plan on going, you’ll have to get your tickets by Clicking here.

  • 3. Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival – Cape May, NJ

    Beer, music and crab! What more could you want from a New Jersey Festival? This Cape May event is a one-day festival held on July 23rd  However, it’s so well known that CBS NY once declared it one of the “5 Best NJ Summer Festivals.” So, make sure to head over to 1048 Washington Street for shelled crabs, craft brews, plenty of food vendors, live music and much more. If we’ve sparked your curiosity and you want to learn more about this event, Click Here.

  • 4. Italian Festival & Wine Tasting – Oceanport, NJ

    What’s better than having fun in New Jersey with a nice glass of wine? I’ll tell you having fun in New Jersey at a whole wine festival!  This Italy-themed festival at the Monmouth County Racetrack puts horses and wine together. The two-day event starting on July 30th will feature all kinds of treats from local restaurants and food trucks, in addition to libations from Opici Wines. While you’re at it this one festival is offering the option to purchase wine tasting tickets at a reduced price. General admission tickets for both the event and the track are also available. So, if you want to end July off right, why not do it here.

  • 5. Highlands Clam Fest – Highlands, NJ

    Heading into August this year we celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Highlands Clam Fest. Located at Huddy Park starting August 5th to the 7th This South Jersey tradition features fresh seafood, amazing live entertainment, craft vendors and activities made to keep your children having fun. Both admission and parking are free so if you’re looking for a fun weekend that won’t break the bank check it out.

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  • 6. TidalWave Music Festival – Atlantic City, NJ

    If you’re looking for a more country swing to your summer, then check out the TidalWave Music Festival in Atlantic city where thirty country artists will play across two stages for three days on Atlantic Cities Beach. From Luke Bryan to Morgan Wallen, Kick back on the sands as you enjoy an oceanfront concert series that you won’t want to miss. The fun begins August 12th and ends on the 14th  to learn more about TidalWave check out their website.

  • 7. Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival – Long Branch, NJ

    Last but not least we have the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival! This annual Jersey Shore event will be held on Aug. 27 at the Great Lawn at the Boardwalk in Long Branch. With plenty of music and memories to be had, jazz and blues fans shouldn’t miss this once-in-a-year event. The festival will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. with a stunning fireworks show.