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2022 summer events and festivals in New Jersey

2022 summer events

Summer in New Jersey is all about fun, fun, fun. It’s about living it up with family and friends with music and art festivals, hot air balloons, and others.

You can’t go wrong if you choose New Jersey as a place to spend summer– now and in the future. Let these summer events and festivals tell you why.

Music festivals

  • Michael Arnone’s 31st Crawfish Festival, June 3 to 5, The Sussex County Fairgrounds Augusta, New Jersey • Features Louisiana and New Orleans’ favorite music and food. Genres include R&B, gospel, jazz, Delta blues, Cajun, and zydeco.
  • Rock, Ribs and Ridges, June 24 to 26, Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, New Jersey • The event features several bands whose repertoire can keep music lovers on their feet from 1 p.m. until late into the night.
  • Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival, June 4 and 5, Bader Field, Atlantic City, New Jersey • Bands galore enliven this “Celebration of Suds” which kicked off in 2016 and has attracted almost half a million. Its venue, Bader Field, spans 1.4 million square feet.
  • Barefoot Country Music Festival, June 16 to 19, Wildwood, New Jersey •Country music’s leading lights and upcoming artists will descend on Wildwood’s stunning beaches to perform on five one-of-a-kind stages. The family-friendly festival features over 40 artists out to make summer something to remember.

Art fairs

  • Somerville Street Fair & Craft Show, June 5, Downtown Somerville, New Jersey • This free event offers arts and crafts, dance, performers, live music, shopping, children’s rides, and food.
  • Art at the Esplanade, June 7, Elm Road, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey • Discover hidden gems crafted by the talented artists of Mountain Lakes. The open-air event offers original paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and others.
  • Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Arts Festival, July 9 to 10, Kings Highway, Haddonfield, New Jersey • The outdoor festival is back with a vengeance after a three-year-break due to the pandemic. Its 28th edition gathers over 200 artists in a show of excellence in arts and crafts.


  • The 39th New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning, July 29 to 31, Solberg Airport, Readington, New Jersey • Dubbed as the biggest summer hot air balloon and music festival in North America, this family event sees 100 specially-shaped hot air balloons going up in the air twice a day. It also offers a live concert headlined by Grammy winning artists, kiddie entertainment and attractions, amazing fireworks, a breathtaking balloon glow, Running with the Balloons 5K race, food, shopping and others.
  • Tri County Fair, June 16 to 19, Christ Church, Rockaway, New Jersey
    This free event on a 107-acre area offers family-friendly sounds, a fireworks display on Friday, a car show, monster truck rides, and acts from illusionist Jay Mattioli.
  • State Fair Meadowlands, June 23 to July 10, 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, New Jersey • Bring the family to enjoy food, rides, games, free shows, and fireworks displays in this huge outdoor event.
  • Puchi Anime & Video Game Con, August 6 and 7, Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, 100 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Teaneck, New Jersey • Treat the family to this fun event featuring games, a maid café, anime screenings, cosplay panels, karaoke and others.

We know New Jersey by heart. We’re excited to help you enjoy summer in this beautiful state. If you’re liking what you see, call 908.436.7947 or contact us here to explore the opportunities of living in New Jersey.

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