New Jersey’s BEST Summer Festivals

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You’ll find no shortage of ways to celebrate summer, from enjoying New Jersey’s beaches to exploring the boardwalks, but perhaps the most fun way to enjoy the season is to experience the large-scale events around the state. We’ve rounded up just a few of our favorites—some of the biggest and best—but explore the events calendar for even more upcoming things to do.

XPonential Music Festival
July 28 – 30, 2017
Camden
Featuring a roundup of big name music stars—such as Wilco, Amos Lee & Friends, Spoon and many more—this annual music festival on the Camden Waterfront is an incredible festival experience with waterfront views.

QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
July 28 – 30, 2017
Readington
As the largest summertime hot air balloon festival in North America, you’ll see more than 100 hot air balloons as they fill the sky with dazzling colors.

Warren County Farmers Fair and Balloonfest
July 29 – August 5, 2017
Phillipsburg
Head over to the Warren County Fairgrounds for a family-friendly event with more than 35 hot air balloons, as well as demolition derbies, tractor pulls, 4-H animal exhibits and more.

Atlantic City Airshow – “Thunder Over the Boardwalk”
August 23, 2017
Atlantic City
Watch with excitement as the U.S. Airforce Thunderbirds roar above Atlantic City’s beaches and boardwalks during this annual airshow. This family-friendly event will also include performances by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the GEICO Skytypers and more. Enjoy Atlantic City’s FREE beach too.