Summer's Not Over Yet
August and September provide plenty of thrilling activities and events, so guests can end the summer on a high note.
Beach Time: New Jersey is known for its beautiful beaches, stretching for miles down the coast and offering families fun, sun and surf, even in the late summer months. Cities such as Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant Beach and Ocean City, feature bustling boardwalks filled with entertainment, shopping and dining.
State and County Fairs: The end of summer brings a number of fairs and festivals, such as the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm Horse Show. The event features agricultural events and education, animals and a petting zoo, exhibits, a carnival, crafts and vendors, flower and vegetable shows, fair food and much more. The show runs Aug. 2-11.
Amusement Parks: New Jersey has a wide selection of amusement parks that operate well into September. Morey's Piers, the largest amusement piers in the world, offer three piers with hundreds of rides, two water parks, and a number of roller coasters. The piers operate from Memorial Day until the first weekend in September after Labor Day. Six Flags Great Adventure is America's largest seasonal theme park with more than 200 rides, the biggest drive-thru safari outside of Africa and one of the world's largest water parks. The park operates from 10:30 am-10 pm everyday through Labor Day, and special weekend hours throughout September.
Labor Day Festivities: New Jersey hosts a range of celebrations over Labor Day Weekend, from the Labor Day Southern Hospitality Weekend in Ocean View to the Annual South Plainfield Labor Day Parade. People can also check out Atlantic City for the annual Comedy Fest, or Cape May for Hands-On History and the Annual AirFest.
September Fests: The party doesn't end after Labor Day. There are a number of popular festivals to enjoy in the mild days of September, including the Atlantic City Seafood Festival (Mid-September) and the Irish Fall Festival in North Wildwood (Mid-September).