NJIB’s Top Fifteen New Jersey Events September 9 – 11, 2022
Well, well, well… September is here! And it’s officially local Summer. Featured events include the NJ Taco Festival, the return of the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, Wildwood Restaurant Week, WMGK Brew Blaston the Battleship, and much more. September is my favorite month because it’s Summer AND Autumn and there’s plenty going on. Let’s leave the house to explore what NJ has to offer (or not, you do you). These are my top 15 New Jersey Events for September 9 – 11, 2022.
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Top 15 New Jersey Events for September 9 – 11, 2022:
Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri – The Hoboken Italian Festival
September 8 – 11
The Hoboken Italian Festival, the premier Italian-American festival in New Jersey is over 80 years old, and is derived from a festival in Italy that is over 600 years old. The Festival is a four day festival of music food and fun from Thursday through Sunday. No day is greater however than Saturday, their “Feast” day, when the 800lb statue of Madonna Dei Martiri or Madonna of the Martyrs is carried through the streets of Hoboken. This includes a reenactment of the Blessing of the Fleet in the Hudson River, culminating with a fireworks show over Sinatra Park. The Madonna is sailed around the Hudson before it returns to the church.
Sinatra Park, on the historic waterfront of Hoboken, NJ
45th Annual Greek Festival
September 8 – 11
Join the fun at the 44th annual Greek Festival at St. Demetrios of Union. Be Greek for a weekend and you’ll love it! Authentic Greek food prepared on premises including soulvaki, gyro, pastries, and more. Plus live music, vendors, rides, and games.
721 Rahway Ave, Union Twp, NJ
Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market
September 10, 10AM – 5PM
The TPRFM is making the trip 45 minutes north and bringing 85,000 square feet of kick ass to the NJ Expo Center in Edison, NJ! Featuring more than 400+ small businesses, artists & makers, celebrity guests, live music, live tattooing, pop up shops. a silent disco, photo ops and so much more!
New Jersey Covnention & Expo Center, Edison, NJ
Cost: $10, kids 10 and under are free
NJ Taco Festival
September 10, 10AM – 8PM
A whole day full of entertainment, competitions, fun, and tacos! This year the NJ Taco Festival once again bring you performances by great bands! And don’t forget to check out the full stage schedule for the pepper eating contest, Margarita Mix-Down and more!
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $10 – $75
Manville Food Truck and Music Festival
September 10, 11AM – 7PM
The Trucks are rolling into Manville! Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day! 20 delicious Gourmet Food Trucks, beer, margarita & sangria garden, Live Music, 50/50, axe throwing, kid activities including Pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, knockerball, inflatables, sand art & so much more! A Benefit for The Manville Youth Athletic League.
Gerber Field, 1324 Dukes Parkway, Manville, NJ
Cost: $5 admission, kids under 5 free
New Year’s in North Wildwood
Both the top Mummers Brigades AND top Mummers String Bands from the New Year’s Day Parade in Philadelphia will entertain crowds in the pub district of North Wildwood. The excitement kicks off Friday night at 6 p.m. with the Fancy Brigade Pub Crawl through local drinking establishments in the North Wildwood Entertainment District. A colorful Mummers parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday along Olde New Jersey Avenue where you can get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps.
Olde New Jersey Ave, North Wildwood, NJ
Bayonne Arts Festival
September 10, 11AM – 6PM
The Bayonne Arts Festival is a celebration of art, music and dance in Bayonne, New Jersey. This September, we will host the Bayonne Arts Festival with an expected crowd of several thousand people from Bayonne and beyond!
Dennis P. Collins Park, 1st Street, Bayonne, NJ
WMGK Brew Blast
September 10, 1PM – 5PM
Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for tasty craft brews (50+) & awesome views at the MGK Brew Blast. All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey.
Battleship NJ, Camden, NJ
Cost: $50 General Admission Tickets, $20 Designated Driver Tickets
September 10, 1PM – 5PM
Boonton Brewfest is back! Boonton Main Street Inc. is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Canalside Park for a fun-filled day of music…games…and of course beer. The event will host 30 local breweries all from the Greater NJ area. In addition to amazing craft NJ beer, you can expect…
Live music from two different bands
DJ keeping the vibes going close to beer sampling tents
Various adult games including corn hole…giant Jenga…bucket pong
10-15 local food vendors representing a variety of cuisines w/ food for purchase
One wine sampling tent
Local craft vendors and merchandise available
All tickets (outside of the designated driver) will include a custom memento glass to be used for free sampling of all beers. VIP tickets will get you into the event one hour early for first dibs on tasting and optimal seating setup, and will include a free t-shirt to boot.
Canal Side Park, Plane Street, Boonton, NJ
Cost: $20 – $80
South Jersey Apple Fest
September 10 & 11
The South Jersey Apple Fest, a two-day, apple themed festival, that will celebrate the beginning of the apple harvest season. This festival will be packed full of delicious desserts offered by Food Vendors at the show. Non-professional bakers are invited to enter their best apple dessert in our “Everything Apple Dessert Contest” on Saturday at 2pm. After judging, families visiting the festival will have the opportunity to sample the entries for free. The Apple Mascot will make an appearance both days and will be available for photos. Over 85 talented artists and crafters will offer amazing works from clothing to ceramics, paintings, pottery, glasswork, soaps, candles, quilting, woodworking, wreaths to handcrafted jewelry. Rows and rows of canopies will line the walkways.
Shoppes at Dragon Village, (formerly Dutch Neck Village) 97 Trench Rd, Bridgeton, NJ
Cost: $5 per car
Bergen County Food & Wine Festival
September 10 & 11, 12PM – 6PM
Dozens of Restaurants will serve up Bergen County’s finest fare, complete with beer, wine, and spirit tastings both local and from around the world. Entertainment, cooking demonstrations and competitions will only add to this celebration of Bergen County’s incredible culinary scene.
Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ
Cost: $70 – $215
48th Annual Fall Chester Craft Show
September 10 & 11, 10AM – 5PM
Experience a wide variety of handmade items including traditional craft, fine art and country crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, accessories, gourmet pet products, confections, and wonderful eateries. Be sure to stroll through Historic Chester and visit over 80 unique shops and eateries which are just steps away from the show!
Municipal Field, 134 Main Street, Chester,NJ
Cost: $6, kids 12 and under are free
September 11, 8:30AM – 6PM
This event features a step dancing competition, music, art, Irish language, massed bands, food, Irish vendors, and a beer garden.
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Road, Augusta, NJ
Red Bank Street Fair & Craft Show
September 11, 11AM – 5PM
Come on down for a day of family fun with original & interesting Arts & Crafts, shopping, kid’s rides and great FOOD!
Downtown Red Bank, NJ
Wildwoods Restaurant Week
September 11 – September 15, 2022
Wildwoods Restaurant Week is back for a second week! Enjoy a 4 course dinner for $40 per person plus tax & gratuity at participating restaurants from September 11 – 15, 2022. Don’t miss your chance to dine at some of the Wildwoods best restaurants…this is the last Restaurant Week for 2022! Visit chewwildwood.com to see list of participating restaurants or call 609.780.8888 for more information.