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Summer Fun
The outdoor events you won't want to miss!

by Amy Kodrich
This season, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a sun-soaked afternoon or enchanting evening around South Jersey. From neighborhood celebrations to larger events, this is your guide to enjoying summer in style
June 2
Family Movie and Camp Out Night at Deptford Central Park
7:30 p.m., Deptford,
June 3
Moorestown Day
Enjoy a fun-filled day of food, vendors, shopping, entertainment, live performances the whole family will enjoy on Moorestown Main Street.
9 a.m., Moorestown,
June 3
Mayor’s BBQ
Hosted by Glassboro Mayor John E. Wallace III, families can enjoy live music, barbecue, craft drinks, games, cornhole tournaments and auctions along the Glassboro Town Square.
5-9 p.m., Glassboro,
June 10
CommUnity Day
There will be over 50 vendors on site selling artisan offerings, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. Free activities will include live music, DJ music, sports obstacle course, balloon artists, inflatables and more.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glassboro,
June 11
The 31st Annual Medford Art, Wine & Music Festival and Wine n’ Shine Car Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Medford,
June 15
Concert at Gazebo Park – The Bass Boards
6:30-8:30 p.m., Maple Shade,
June 17
Juneteenth Celebration at Laurel Acres Park
Noon-3 p.m., Mount Laurel,
June 18
Sensational Soul Cruisers at Washington Lake Park
7 p.m., Sewell,
June 24
6th Annual Summer Solstice
4-10 p.m., Haddon Township,
June 29
Ice Cream & Movie at Laurel Acres Park
6-8 p.m., Mount Laurel,
July 1
Bordentown Independence Day Fireworks Celebration at Joseph Lawrence Park
4 p.m, Bordentown,

July 1
Maple Shade Independence Day Parade & Fireworks
Noon, Maple Shade,

July 2
Concert at Riverton Park
5:30-7:30 p.m., Riverton,
July 3
Independence Day Celebration at Freedom Park
TBD, Medford,
July 4
4th of July Parade & Fireworks at Washington Township High School
6:30-9 p.m., Sewell,
July 4
126th Riverton 4th of July Children's Parade
10-11 a.m., Riverton,
July 4
Independence Day Parade
The parade route begins at the municipal building, winds its way down Haddon Avenue and ends at Crystal Lake Pool Complex. After the parade, families are welcomed to the community pool for food and drinks.
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Haddon Township,
July 4
Fun on the Fourth
TBD, Collingswood,
July 7
Family Movie Night at Allen Park
8 p.m., Deptford,
July 15
Taco Palooza Festival at Washington Lake Park
11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sewell,
July 15
Borough of Glass Art Walk and Night Market
This festival includes dozens of local and area glassblowers, sculptors, painters, metalsmiths and woodworkers selling a variety of goods. Stroll along Rowan Boulevard and the Town Square as you listen to music, take in some live entertainment and enjoy multiple food trucks.
5-10 p.m., Glassboro, 
July 15
Fourth Annual Cherry Hill Mall Food Truck Festival
July 15
Sunflower Festival at Ferrara's Orchards
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mullica Hill,
July 20
Summer Concert in Laurel Acres Park
6:30-8 p.m., Mount Laurel,
Aug. 1
National Night Out at Washington Lake Park
6 p.m., Sewell,
Aug. 1
National Night Out at Mount Laurel Municipal Complex
5:30-8 p.m., Mount Laurel,
Aug. 1
National Night Out at Audubon Park’s Soccer Field
5-8:30 p.m., Haddon Township,
Aug. 12
Food Truck Festival at Old Stone House Village 
3-8 p.m., Sewell,
Aug. 15
Concert at Gazebo Park – Blast from the Past
6:30-8:30 p.m., Maple Shade,
Aug. 16
End of Summer Block Party
Located on Main Street, this event features live musical entertainment, more than a dozen food trucks, al fresco dining and special offerings from local restaurants.
5-8 p.m., Moorestown,
Aug. 19-20
Collingswood Crafts and Fine Arts Festival
The festival will present 165+ craft and fine artists selected for the quality and variety of their latest work. Offering contemporary designs in wood, glass, clay, metal and fiber, the artists will be on site to discuss these works and share their passion for creating them.
All day, Collingswood,
Aug. 26
Summer of Love – ‘60s Music Fest!
Along Haddon Ave., enjoy live music, a beer garden, artisans and makers, food trucks, a kid zone and more.
2-10 p.m., Haddon Township,
Aug. 26
Food Truck Festival at Deptford Central Park
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Deptford,
September 1
Car Show and Food Truck Festival
View over 300 vehicles along Downtown Glassboro while listening to live music from 92.1’s DJ Pepper Paul and enjoying food trucks and a beer garden.
5-9 p.m., Glassboro, 
Down the Shore
June 15-18
Barefoot Country Music Festival
Along the Wildwood beaches, this four-day event hosts 40+ of the industry's biggest stars. This year's headliners include Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker and more!
6 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Wildwood,
June 17
Create in the Crest Arts Festival
9 a.m., Wildwood Crest,
July 3
Independence Celebration
Beginning at 5 p.m. with crafters and food vendors, the event also includes 6 p.m. registration for the Ventnor Mile and live music, 7 p.m. race start and concert, then a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. to cap off the night.
5 p.m., Ventnor City,
July 4
Fourth of July Celebration
The kite-flying competition at 7 p.m. is followed by entertainment on the beach next to the Music Pier. A Boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening at 9 p.m.
7 p.m, Ocean City,
July 4
Downtown Wildwood July 4th Party
7-10 p.m., Wildwood,
July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on the Boardwalk
10 p.m., Wildwood,
July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks
9:15 p.m., Sea Isle City,
July 14
Carnival By the Sea
Enjoy popular carnival games, face painting, live entertainment and more.
5-8 p.m., Sea Isle City,
July 29
Night in Venice
Ocean City’s 68th annual Night in Venice will celebrate all things Philadelphia with the theme “It’s a Philly Thing” and this year's grand marshal, retired Action News anchor Jim Gardner.
6-11 p.m., Ocean City,
Aug. 10
113th Annual Baby Parade
10:30 a.m., Ocean City,
Aug. 25-26
Food Truck Weekend
Noon-8 p.m., Sea Isle City,

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Published and copyrighted in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 20, Issue 2 (May 2023)

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