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10:00 am

Harvey Cedars Blue Claw Craft Show and Crab Race

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harvey Cedars Sunset Park, 7606 Long Beach Boulevard NJ United States
Free

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Crafters will display their handmade goods, many unusual items for children and adults alike.  Includes a Blue Claw Crab race for children with registration beginning at 10am, races begin at 11am.  Bring your own crab or rent one from us, prizes awarded.  Race sponsored by PBA 175. Free parking...

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Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

Haddon Avenue, 756 Haddon Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108 United States
Free

14TH ANNUAL COLLINGSWOOD CRAFTS AND FINE ART FESTIVAL AUG. 17 & 18, 2019 This is the 14th year for the Festival, which is an eagerly anticipated and well attended highlight of the summer and arrives as families begin to get ready for the new school year. The Festival presents the handcrafted work of more than...

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12:00 pm

Olde Freehold Day

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lake Topanemus NJ United States
Free

Come downfor a day filled with Family Fun! Saturday, August 17, 2019 12Noon to 5pm  FREE ADMISSION LIVE BANDS: This years' bands are Lee & Sherri, Eddie Testa, Step Aside as well as a few great others in the works. Past performers have been: The Eddie Testa Band, The Space Krickets, Joyful Noice, Step Aside...

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Food, Wine, Beer Festival in Edison

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Builidng
Edison, NJ 08817 United States
Free

Saturday, August 17th  12:00 pm to 8:00 pm $5 Entry Fee Children Under 10 Are FREE Come enjoy Edison's ONLY outdoor Food, Wine and Beer Festival 

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Potato Harvest at Historic Longstreet Farm

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 18, 2019

Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733 United States
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Free

Potato Harvest      Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18 from 12-2 p.m.        Learn how potatoes were grown and harvested at the end of the 19th century. Help the Longstreet Farm staff bring in the crop, and dig some potatoes for your own family. Stop by the summer kitchen for some 19th century inspiration on how...

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Annual Block Party at Protec Ponds Ice Skating Center

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Protec Ponds Ice Skating Center, 15 Worlds Fair Dr
Somerset, NJ 08873 United States
Free

Come down for a FREE day of fun inside our rinks, try our programs like Academy, Learn to Skate, and the Ducks can even practice/scrimmage! FREE Public Skate and Open Stick too! NY RANGERS ALUMNI will be on hand signing autographs/taking pics in our parking lot along with dozens of local vendors, crafters and FOOD!...

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Bugs Birds and Beyond – A Free Festival For Kids of All Ages

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Agriculture Building – Monmouth, 4000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ United States
Free

Bugs Birds and Beyond – A Free Festival For Kids of All Ages * Penguins on Parade (New this year) * Rappin with Raptors * Live Butterflies, Reptiles, Snakes, turtles, rabbits, bees and more *Educational displays, Activities, Crafts and Games * Guided tours of 2 gardens * Gardening Q &A by the Rutgers Master Gardeners...

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Annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Parade and Festival

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

NJ United States
Free

Parade- Aug 18 at 12 at Lincoln Park between Kennedy Blvd and Belmont Avenue. Ends at City Hall Festival- Aug 17 and 18 12pm -10pm Christopher Columbus Drive from Marin Blvd to Warren St.

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Jersey Fresh Jam

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Terracycle Inc, 121 New York Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08638 United States
Free

New Jersey's premiere hip-hop festival Artists from far and wide converge to adorn the walls with masterpieces while local and regionally know emcees, bands, and DJs provide the soundtrack.

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2:00 pm

Food Truck Festival in Egg Harbor City

August 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Saturday, August 17 at 2:00pm-8:00pm 2ND ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK & BEER GARDEN FESTIVAL HOSTED BY: EHC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR INFORMATION CONTACT ANITA & KEITH MULLINEAUX AT CAPTAINHYWAY@AOL.COM 609-868-4799 OR JAMES CARROLL AT CASINOATTY@AOL.COM 609-404-3440 For more information about the Food Truck Festival in Egg Harbor City, please contact the event organizer as listed above....

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3:30 pm

Griggstown Harvest Home Festival at Griggstown Reformed Church

August 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Road
Griggstown, NJ 08540 United States
Free

Games, crafts, quilt display, silent auction, food, music

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