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A guide to the best happenings, festivals and other outdoor events from the tri-county region to the Shore.

by Amy Kodrich

With the pandemic hopefully in our rearview mirror, events are returning in full force. We traveled around the area and headed down the Shore to find the best outdoor events and ways to enjoy summer in South Jersey. Consider this a handy guide to help you fill up your calendar from now to beyond Labor Day. 





Summer concerts 


Aug. 2 

Radiation Nation, Moorestown Community House Lawn, Moorestown 7:15 p.m


Festivals and other events 


Aug. 19 | Sept. 16 | Oct. 21 

Main Street Medford Food Truck Night

This family fun event will include live music, shopping and 10 or more unique variety of food trucks along Main Street. Medford, 5-9 p.m


Aug. 28 | Sept. 25 

Rancocas Woods Craft & Antique Show

Come out to this outdoor market featuring more than 90 vendors selling handmade, antique and vintage goods. The event will also feature live music by local acts. Mount Laurel, 10 a.m-4 p.m.


Sept. 19

2021 Art, Wine & Music Festival 

Head to Medford for a day of fine arts, crafts, wine and food. South Jersey wineries and local breweries will be scattered throughout the Main Street while live music fills the air. Other activities for the kids include face painters, balloon artists, performers and more. Medford, 11-4 p.m. 





Summer concerts 


July 27

Music Under the Stars: Xtreme Queen, Barclay Farmstead, Cherry Hill, 7 p.m. 


Aug. 4 

Sammy Rae & The Friends / plus special guests Hotsy Totsy, Haddon Lake Park, Haddon Heights 7 p.m.


Aug. 5

Kathy Sledge, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken 7 p.m.


Aug. 18 

Katie Pruitt / plus special guest Andrea Nardello, Haddon Lake Park, Haddon Heights 7p.m.


Aug. 26

Jazz under the stars with The Matt Cappy Jazz Quartet, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken 7 p.m.


Sept. 2

Sister Hazel, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken 7 p.m.


Outdoor movies 


Aug. 5 

Wreck-It Ralph, Knight Park, Collingswood, dusk


Aug. 12 

Raiders of the Lost Ark, Knight Park, Collingswood, dusk

Aug. 19 

The Incredibles, Knight Park, Collingswood, dusk

Festivals and other events

July 29 | Aug. 26 | Sept. 30 

Al Fresco Affair Food Truck Series 

Croft Farm is hosting live music and local food truck vendors and each month will feature new culinary choices as well as a mix of performers. Cherry Hill, 5:30-7:30 pm


Aug. 21, 22

The Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival 

More than 140 artists from across the area will showcase their work at this festival. Collingswood, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.





Summer concerts


July 31 

The British Invasion Experience, James G. Atkinson Park, Sewell, 7 p.m. 


Aug. 7

The Texas Leggs, James G Atkinson Park, Sewell, 7 p.m. 


Aug. 14 

Right Turn at 40, James G Atkinson Park, Sewell, 7 p.m. 


Aug. 28 

Stained Glass, Fasola Park, Deptford, 1:30 p.m.


Sept. 3 

South 47, Rowan Blvd., Glassboro, 6 p.m. 


Outdoor movies


Aug. 6 

Sonic, Lloyd Bosh Corsey Park, Deptford, 7:30 p.m.


Aug. 11 

Trolls World Tour, Chestnut Branch Park, 545 Main St, Mantua, dusk

Aug. 13 

Onward, Locke Avenue Park, 58 Locke Avenue, Woolwich, dusk 

Aug. 18

Wonder Park, Stewart Park, 67 Ferrell Rd, Mullica Hill, dusk 

Aug. 25 

Trolls World Tour, RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 RiverWinds Drive, West Deptford, dusk

Aug. 27 

Onward, Sunset Auditorium, Laurel Ave., Pitman, dusk

Sept. 3 

Raya and the Last Dragon, Larkins Park, Deptford, 7:30 p.m.

The Croods-A New Age, Washington Lake Park Amphitheater, Sewell, 7 p.m.


Sept. 17

Soul, Allen Park, Deptford, 7:30 p.m.


Festivals and other events


Aug. 26 

Food Truck Festival / Dancing in the Park

This family event will feature live music, food vendors and assorted games and activities in the heart of Auction Park. This month’s featured band is Dukes of Destiny. Swedesboro, 7-10 p.m


Sept. 11

St. Anthony’s Italian Festival 2021

Glassboro Town Square will be the host of this event that will feature live entertainment, music, carnival games and plenty more including a cannoli eating contest and a homemade wine comeptition. Glassboro, 2-10 p.m.


Sept. 18 

Washington Lake Park Wine & Music Festival 

Noted as one of the best events to attend in Washington Township, visitors will be able to sample some of South Jersey’s top wineries while enjoying live music and offerings from several food trucks. Washington Township, Noon-4 p.m.


2021 Lori Poisker Memorial Pitman Craft Show

Explore Uptown Pitman as the community comes together to host over 200 crafters displaying their handmade items including jewelry, toys, clothing and more. There will also be fresh food vendors from local eateries. Pitman, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.






Festivals and other events


Aug. 18

Atlantic City Air Show, Atlantic City Beach & Boardwalk, 11 a.m.  


Sept. 9-12

2021 Atlantic City In-Water Boat Show, Golden Nugget Atlantic City Hotel, Casino and Marina, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.




Outdoor movies 


Aug. 3 

Jaws, 30th Street and the Beach, Avalon, 8:30 p.m


Aug. 10 

The Croods: A New Age, 30th Street and the Beach, Avalon, 8:30 p.m. 


Aug. 17

The Mighty Ducks, 30th Street and the Beach, Avalon, 8:30 p.m. 


Aug. 24 

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 30th Street and the Beach, Avalon, 8:30 p.m. 


Summer concerts/shows


Funtastic Fridays at Surfside Park

A live interactive performance featuring your favorite Disney and other animated characters and lots of live music. 7 p.m.

  • July 30, Trolls Just Wanna Have Fun

  • Aug. 6, Superheroes

  • Aug. 13, Frozen Showcase

  • Aug. 20, Mickey’s Magical Sing-A-Long


Sundays at Avalon Surfside Park: Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m.

  • Aug. 1, Boy in Black 

  • Aug. 8, Central Park 

  • Aug. 15, Dead Reckoning 

  • Aug. 22, Beatlemania 

  • Aug. 29 , Magical Mystery Doors 




Summer concerts


Aug. 4 

Hildy & The Peptones, Brigantine Beach Community Center Lawn, 7-8 p.m.


Aug. 18 

Brenda Bass & The Swingettes, Brigantine Beach Community Center Lawn, 7-8 p.m


Festivals and other events


Aug. 6, 7 11 a.m.-7 p.m & Aug. 8 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

Brigantine Food Truck Festival

The Brigantine Beach Food Truck Festival will be taking place at the 38th Street beach and feature a variety of food offerings from more than 20 different food trucks. 




Summer concerts 

Rotary Park Concerts, all shows are at 7 p.m.

Aug. 1, Maura McKinney Mastro

Aug. 2, Suite Inspiration

Aug. 6, The Al Harrison Dixieland Ban

Aug. 7, The Fabulous Silver Wings

Aug. 8, Heard Immunity

Aug. 9, Dan Barry & Friends

Aug. 13, John Clark Band

Aug. 14, Herb Moore Trio

Aug. 15, Maddie Hogan

Aug. 16, Blondage Rocks

Aug. 20, The Capers

Aug. 21, Jack Melton Swing Band

Aug. 22, The Original Hobo Band

Aug. 23, Bastards Sons of Captain Mey

Aug. 27, The John Walter Community Band

Aug. 28, Rowan College SJ-Cumberland Campus Bands

Aug. 29, Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmar Band

Aug. 30, Gordon Vincent

Sept. 3, Geno White Trio


Festivals and other events

Aug. 6

88th Annual Cape May Baby Parade 

You don’t want to miss the cutest parade in Cape May. The Baby Parade will start at Congress Street and Beach Avenue. The procession down Beach Avenue will conclude at the Convention Hall and end with an award ceremony. 10 a.m. 





Aug. 7

2021 National Lighthouse Day Craft and Collectibles Show 

The Cape May Lighthouse will be the site for this show featuring a wide range of handmade pieces and local food vendors. There will also be live music and other family-friendly activities throughout the day. 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.





Outdoor movies 


Thrilling Thursdays, Granville & Huntington Avenues on the beach, 7 p.m. 

  • July 29, The Lion King 

  • Aug. 5, The Goonies 

  • Aug. 12, Godzilla vs. Kong 

  • Aug. 19, Trolls: World Tour 

  • Aug. 26, Jumanji the Next Level 


Festivals and other events


Aug. 14 

2021 Margate Antiques, Arts and Crafts Show 

Held at the Margate Community Church, there will be approximately 85 vendors and dealers showcasing and selling a variety of antiques, arts and crafts. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Sept. 25-26 

Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay 

This celebration will have food, music and entertainment for all ages. Other activities include a character parade and the Catch the Wave Cornhole Tournament. Starting at 8 p.m., Funfest After Dark at the Margate Pier on Amherst Avenue will feature live entertainment and wine and beer tastings. Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday 1-5pm. 



Festivals and other events


July 24 

Night in Venice 

The Night in Venice boat parade begins near the Ocean City-Longport toll bridge and travels along the bayside to Tennessee Avenue. Grandstands will be set up for viewers along the bay from Battersea Road to 16th Street, and also at Tennessee Avenue. This year’s theme will be “Honoring Our Heroes.” There will be fireworks after the parade. 6 p.m.

Aug. 5 

Sand Sculpting Contest 

Onlookers will want to get down to 6th Street to grab a good spot to catch these sand artists at work. 11 a.m.

Aug. 12 

111th Annual Ocean City Baby Parade

Children ranging in age from newborns to 10 years old will strut their stuff down the Boardwalk in this parade that is one of the oldest in the country. 10:30 a.m.


Summer concerts 

Summer Concert Under the Stars, Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave., 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

  • July 31, Elton John Tribute

  • Aug 7, Seven Bridges (Eagles Tribute)

  • Aug 14, Countdown to Ecstasy (Steely Dan Tribute)

  • Aug 21, Classic Stones Glimmer Twins (Rolling Stones Tribute)

  • Aug 28, Motor City Revue (Motown Tribute)

  • Sept. 4, Jesse Garron (Elvis Tribute)


Summer movie and concerts

Sunset at Ski Beach

  • Aug. 25, Movie: We are Heroes, 5 p.m.; Music: Even Betta, 6:30 p.m., The Burnsiders, 7:45 p.m.


Summer concerts 

2021 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, Centennial Park, 7:30-9:15 p.m.

  • July 31, The Benderz

  • Aug. 4, Fuse Box 

  • Aug. 7, Big Bleu 

  • Aug. 11, Abe Ovadia

  • Aug. 14, Damn The Torpedoes

  • Aug. 18, Christopher Dean Band

  • Aug. 21, The Deck Band 

  • Aug. 25, Star Band 

  • Aug. 28, B Street Band 

  • Sept. 1, Fat Mezz Ban

  • Sept. 4, Roundhouse Band 

  • Sept. 11, ’70s Flashback 

  • Sept. 18, Kevin Miller’s Smashed 

Festivals and other events


July 29, Aug. 12 

Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest

This popular event along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood features award-winning food trucks and other gourmet food vendors along with arts and crafts for sale and live music. 5-10 p.m. 


Aug. 8 

The Crest Food Truck and Movie Night

Think of it as a unique twist on dinner and a movie at Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest. Guests can grab a bite and head down to the lake to catch a flick. 4 - 9 p.m.


Sept. 3-6 

Airfest at Naval Air Station

Planes from the Classic Jet Aircraft Association will fly into Naval Air Station Aviation Museum in Rio Grande for an aeronautical display. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 


Sept. 17-19 

Boots on the Beach

This free outdoor country music festival, held on Olde New Jersey Avenue in the Entertainment District, is making its return after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. 1-10 p.m. (Sept. 17 and 18), Noon-4p.m. (Sept. 19)

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