12 regional wineries. Designated drivers and
children are free; rain or shine. Noon- 5 pm; $20-
$25. FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
Create & Collide Festival: SouthNext
June 17-19 Formerly called the South Orange
Festival of Arts Ideas & Music, SouthNext hosts
a creative weekend featuring workshops, live
music and community art projects. New Jersey
band the Smithereens headlines the Saturday-night show at SOPAC. All-access wristbands,
$30. South Orange ( southnextnj.com).
Hot Rods & Food Trucks Festival
June 18 This massive third annual car show
Point Pleasant Jazz & Blues Festival
and food-truck showdown on Bay
Boulevard offers trophies and prizes for Best in
Class and Best in Food. 11 am- 5 pm. Seaside
Heights ( irunnewjersey.com).
June 18 The annual Jersey Shore music
series kicks off in Point Pleasant. Noon- 8
pm. Riverfront Park ( jerseyshorefestival.org).
National Marbles Tournament
June 20-23 This highly competitive throwdown
between young mibsters (or marble players)
awards the winning boy and girl a coveted college scholarship. Ringer Stadium, Wildwood
Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational
June 24-26 This three-day festival
welcomes delicious meals on wheels, plus
cookware and other food-related vendors. Fri &
Sat, noon- 8 pm; Sun, noon- 5 pm.
Cape May Hops Festival
June 25 This inaugural festival showcases blues
and barbecue food alongside local craft beer
and craft vendors. 11 am- 6 pm; craft show opens
at 10 am. Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May
State Fair Meadowlands
June 23-July 10 The 30th annual State Fair
offers nonstop entertainment: 150 rides and
attractions, a petting zoo, live music and performers including hypnotists, big-cat trainers
and Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs. The fair will
also debut a new attraction, a Death-Defying
High Dive Show, where a diver plunges 80
feet into a 9-foot pool. Closed on June 26.
Meadowlands Fairgrounds, East Rutherford
Wine & Chocolate Festival
June 25-26 Horse racing, wine and sweets
combine at this two-day fest. Gates open at
11: 30 am; first race starts at 12: 50 pm. $5-$15.
Monmouth Park Racetrack, Monmouth
Washington Lake Park Wine Festival
June 25-26 The fourth annual sip fest features
food trucks and live music. Noon- 5 pm; $20.
Washington Lake Park, Sewell
I Talks I
June 4 The Oscar-winning actor visits the Borgata to share stories from his life in theater and
film, plus an audience Q&A. 8 pm; $89-$349.
Event Center, Borgata, Altantic City (
I Tours I
Spring Lake Historical House Tour
June 2 The 37th annual house tour features
six historic homes, plus the Villa Park House
Bed & Breakfast inside a historic Victorian; St.
Andrew’s United Methodist Church; and the
chic Larimar Restaurant. 10 am- 3 pm; $35. Spring
I Kids I
Kidz Bop Kids: Life of the Party
June 24 Celebrate 15 years of Kidz Bop
compilations with a live show. Ages 4-12. 7
pm; $19-$100. Mayo PAC, Morristown (
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