This Memorial Day weekend in New Jersey there’s an international kite festival in Wildwood, a choral concert in the tiny town of Stanton and a huge rock extravaganza featuring New Jersey’s own Bon Jovi at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford. Here are our choices for the best things to do in New Jersey this weekend.
Our list of events this weekend is quite thin to put it mildly. It seems that everyone avoids planning any event for the big holiday weekends. We know that there are hundreds of small towns like Frenchtown that have their own home grown Memorial Day Parades and patriotic events to honor our Veterans but the problem is that these types of events are generally not publicised very well. In Frenchtown hometown earlier this week it seemed nobody knew what time the parade was supposed to start. In order to help any of you that might have questions, we formed a new Memorial Day in Jersey Group on BestofNJ.com. You can go there and tell us all how your community celebrates the day or ask a question about other celebrations in other towns.
Wildwoods International Kite Festival . Saturday, Sunday, Monday . The Wildwoods in South New Jersey
The Wildwoods, NJ – The 25th Annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival will kick off the summer season in the Wildwoods this Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31, on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue and in the Wildwoods Convention Center.
Raritan River Music Festival . Saturday . Stanton in Central New Jersey:
Founded in 1989, the Raritan River Music Festival is celebrating 21 years of great new music in Central New Jersey. This year the festival will feature concerts in Stockton, Clinton, Stewartsville and Stanton on four different Saturdays in May.
Bon Jovi: The Circle Tour . Saturday . East Rutherford in North New Jersey
East Rutherford, NJ – April 5, 2010 – The summer just got hotter as Bon Jovi’s “The Circle Tour,” promoted by AEG Live, adds a fourth concert at New Meadowlands Stadium in the band’s home state of New Jersey on Friday, July 9th, 2010. The newly added date will include very special guest Kid Rock, who is teaming up with Bon Jovi as they take over stadiums across the U.S. and Canada. The previously announced series of inaugural concerts at the soon-to-be-opened venue feature different special guests including GRAMMY Award-winning rockers Train on Wednesday, May 26th; platinum-selling singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw on Thursday, May 27th; and pop-rock hit-makers OneRepublic on Saturday, May 29th.