Festivals in New Jersey

January

KotoriCon – anime convention at Gloucester County College

February

Black Maria Film Festival

March
Garden State Film Festival
Jersey City Chili Cookoff

April

Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Festival
International Festival – Princeton University
Lambertville Shad Festival
Rutgers Agricultural Field Day and New Jersey Folk Festival – Rutgers in New Brunswick, held on the last Saturday of April
Trenton Computer Festival

May

Annual Greek Festival – Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Piscataway, held the weekend after Mother’s Day; the state’s and longest running Greek festival
Crayfish Festival – Augusta – Sussex County Fairgrounds
Hoboken Arts and Music Festival
Jersey Shore Music Festival – Seaside Heights
Montclair Film Festival – film festival in Montclair
Munchmobile Hot Dog Showdown & Beer Festival – Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport
NJ Greek Fest (The New Jersey Greek Festival) – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield, held the first weekend after Memorial Day[5]
New Jersey State History Festival – Washington Crossing State Park, held the first weekend in May
Raritan River Music Festival

June
AnimeNEXT – anime convention in Atlantic City
Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival
Beardfest Music & Arts Festival – NJ Pinelands National Reserve
Belmar Seafood Festival
BIG GREEK FESTIVAL  – Randolph June 7–9
Celtic Festival – Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May
Cuban Parade of New Jersey
Flemington OPA Festival – St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
Hoboken Film Festival
Hungarian Festival – New Brunswick
Jersey Shore Wine Festival – FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood, June 2 and 3
McDonald’s Gospelfest
New Jersey Film Festival
NJ Playwrights Festival
Point Pleasant Summerfest in the Park – June 3
Portugal Day Festival in Newark
Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival[8]
Tri-County Fair (Thursday-Sunday Father’s Day weekend)

July
All Points West Music & Arts Festival
Pleasantville, New Jersey Colombia Festival – Orgullo Colombiano
FARM Music & Arts Festival – Vernon, July 24–26
Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular – Independence Day
Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning – Thor Solberg Road in Readington, held the last weekend of July
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Outdoor Stage
Soulsational Music Festival – Jersey Shore, held the last Saturday in July
St. Ann’s Feast – Hoboken
XPoNential Music Festival

August
Chillfest
Crab Cake Festival & Shore Chef Cook-Off – Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport
Hambletonian Stakes
Highlands Clam Festival – Highlands, held in the first week of August
Jersey City Pride
Monmouth Film Festival
New Jersey State Fair[2]
Newark Black Film Festival
Philippine Fiesta – Meadowlands Exposition Center
Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

September
BBQ, Bets & Brews Festival – Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport
Black Maria Film Festival
First Annual Roseland Greek Festival – St. Nicholas, Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Flemington OPA Festival – St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
Garden State Country Music & Food Truck Festival – Bader Airfield in Atlantic City
Liberty Jazz Festival
New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest – New Brunswick
Revelation Generation
Rib Rock, featuring B.B. King – PNC Bank Arts Center
South Mountain International Blues Festival – South Mountain Reservation in West Orange
Water and Wings Festival
Youth Dance Festival of New Jersey
Just Be You Performing Arts Film & Theater Festival

October
AnimeNEXT
Festival of Fine Craft, Millville, New Jersey – Millville, on the first weekend in October
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
Golden Door Film Festival
Lima Bean Festival – West Cape May, on October 6
MangaNEXT
German American Volkvest

November
Teaneck International Film Festival

December
First Nights – celebrated on New Year’s Eve, found throughout the state, including Montclair[18]
Other
The Bank of America New Jersey Fresh Seafood Festival – Atlantic City
Cape May Strawberry Festival
Navratri – India Square
Slow Food Festival
Ukrainian Festival