Labor Day Weekend Events: New Jersey

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Labor Day Weekend Events: New Jersey

Enjoy the last weekend of summer with some fun activities and maybe even a party! I have compiled a list of some fun free events to go to in New Jersey along with some frugal ideas for a Labor Day Weekend Party.

Labor Day Weekend Events

North Jersey

Scandinavian Festival: Budd Lake, NJ
New Jersey Vasa Park
1 Wolfe Road
Budd Lake, New Jersey, 07828
Sunday September 4: 10am-6pm
$14 Admission for Adults/Free children under 12
*Food, music, shopping, entertainment, competitions and more!

Riverdale Labor Day Street Fair: Riverdale, NJ
Newark Popton Tpke, (off Route 23) street
September 5, 2011
*Fair, Festival, Family event, food, music, kid friendly

The Annual Mendham Borough Labor Day Parade: Mendham, NJ
Parade begins at 10am on September 5, 2011
Runs along East Main Street and Mountain Ave.

54th Annual South Plainfield Labor Day Parade: South Plainfield, NJ
Starts at the Polic Athletic League Rec Center on Maple Ave
September 5, 2011 at 10am

Central Jersey

Asbury Park Fireworks Display: Asbury Park, NJ
Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 9pm
Boardwalk between 3rd & 4th Avenues

Giant Graft Show: Ocean Grove, NJ
Ocean Pathway
200 artists are featured: handspun silver jewelry, gold and jewlery, handmade clothing items, floral arrangements and more!

Frenchtown Riverfest: Frenchtown, NJ
September 3-4, 2011 from 12-6 pm
Bridge Street in Frenchtown
*entertainment, food and crafts

Jazz IT Up Wine and Food Festival: Farmingdale, NJ
September 3-4, 2011 from 12-5 pm
Allaire State Park in Farmingdale
*Listen to Jazz and drink New Jersey wine/ there will be kids activities as well

South Jersey

Labor Day Fireworks: Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk at dark

Labor Day Craft Show of Wildwood: Wildwood, NJ
September 3-4, 2011: Sat (9-5) Sun (10-5)
Wildwood Convention Center: $3 Admission/Kids Free (12under)

Mayor’s Labor Day Race: Ocean City, NJ
September 5, 2011 at 9am
23rd Street Beach
*5 mile race and 1 mile health walk right after the race

Manasquan Labor Day Concert and Fireworks Celebration: Manasquan, NJ
September 3, 2011 at 7:30pm
Main Beach at Main St and 1st ave
*Concert by “Moonlighting” followed by fireworks

New Jersey Superbike Championship Weekend: Millville, NJ
September 2-4, 2011
Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park

The 40th Annual Deleware Valley Bluegrass Festival: Woodstown, NJ
September 2-4, 2011
Salem County Fairgrounds

Medford Lake Labor Day Parade: Medford, NJ
September 5 @ 10am
at the Forge at Taunton and Tuckerton Boulevard

Frugal Labor Day Weekend Party

Don’t want to leave the house? Why not throw your own Labor Day Weekend Event! Here are some tips to keep your party frugal!

Pot Luck

Have your guests bring their favorite side dish or dessert! Not only will this cut down on your costs, but you know your guests will love the food at your party! This also could be fun because it could be a contest to see whose food is the favorite of the crowd! It is deffinetly a convorsation starter!


Keep your decorations simple. Maybe you have some flags left over from the 4th of July or you found some cute chip trays at the dollar store! Keep it simple because the food and the people around you are the main attraction!

Meat and BBQ

This is a great time to put some of that stockpile of meats to good use! If you want to save that stockpile or haven’t built it up yet here are some great places to get some good prices on meat!

  • ShopRite: Top Round London Broil Twin Pack – $1.99/lb
  • ShopRite: Boneless Chicken Breast – $1.00/lb
  • ShopRite: Butterball 93% Lean Ground Turkey – $2.50
  • ShopRite: 80% Lean Ground Beef – $2.49/lb
  • Pathmark: Premio Italian Sausage ($2.99) – $1.99 after coupon
  • King Kullen: Premio Italian Sausage ($3.50) – $1.50 after coupon
Honestly a TV for sports is always good entertainment. You also have all of your family and friends around you to talk and reflect. I’m sure you can make up some kind of game as well!