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Book Travel with America The Beautiful Top 10 Annual Events in New Jersey for 2014!

When it comes to special events, fairs and festivals, New Jersey has something for everyone. Whether it's honoring food, history, heritage, or one of the four seasons, New Jersey celebrations are known for their authentic charm. The following is just a sample of our favorite  events taking place during 2014.

Hudson Restaurant Week

January 13 - January  26, 2014 in Hudson, New Jersey

Hudson Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary celebration that promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey during slow times of the year: January and July. It was created by Get Out Hudson magazine in 2005 through conversations with local restaurants.and it put Hoboken and Jersey City restaurants on the map even to the point of being discussed side-by-side with New York's own event. The event is during slow times of year for the restaurant industry which is the end of the summer in July and after the holidays in January. Approximately 25-35 restaurants participate in the event and provide prefixed menus at discounted prices. Visit:

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

March 21-23, 2014 in Sommerset, New Jersey

Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art.  Visit:

Sherlock Holmes Weekend in Cape May

March and November  in Cape May, New Jersey

March 14-16 and November 1-3, 2014.... be sure to reserve early!  The game's afoot in Victorian Cape May... Choose your weekend for a suspense-filled encounter with that inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes in the National Historic Landmark City of Cape May, New Jersey.In a weekend of mystery and intrigue, Friday through Sunday, would-be sleuths can join others in the National Historic Landmark City of Cape May to solve the crime. The scene is set on Friday evening, and the game continues until Sunday morning when the mystery is solved and the winners announced. Period costume is highly encouraged.  Visit:

Lambertville Shad Festival

April 26 & 27, 2014  in Lambertville, New Jersey

Each year the Lambertville Shad Festival highlights the region's arts community, the City of Lambertville, the Delaware River, and of course, Lambertville’s favorite fish, the Shad! The Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized, award winning event. Shad Fest features the area's finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment. The two-day extravaganza also serves as a venue for local nonprofit organizations to raise necessary operating funds. Highlights include a KidZone, Lambertville Station Beer Garden, planking demonstration and Rubber Duck Race. Visit:

NJ Seafood Festival

June 6, 2014 in Belmar, New Jersey

The New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar combines a culinary celebration of seafood delights with a day of fun. The Annual event will once again unite master chefs, fine artists and crafts people along with musicians from around the state. Food offerings extend from the traditional shrimp, lobster and calamari, to the more exotic alligator sausage, sushi, conch fritters, and seafood paella. The New Jersey Seafood Festival has been named as one of the top 100 events in North America. Approximately 250,000 visitors attended last year’s festival, which is held at Silver Lake Park on Ocean Avenue. Visit:

Atlantic City Air Show

June 25, 2014  in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Attracting nearly a million people in 2012, the Atlantic City Airshow is one of the most popular events in Atlantic City, and one of the very best air shows in the country, with its heart-stopping feats, aerobatics maneuvers, formation flying and solo routines by military and civilian pilots. See flybys and demonstrations that reach up to 15,000 feet and as low as 50 feet over the water in front of the Atlantic City skyline. Annual performances have included demonstrations from U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Air Force. Visit:

NJ Statewide Cultural Festival

September  in Statewide, New Jersey

A tradition now for more than four years, New Jersey’s annual statewide Cultural Festival celebrates the culture and diversity of New Jersey with arts, music, dance, crafts and exhibits, and food. Visit:

Exit 0 - Cape May Jazz Festival

April and November in Cape May, New Jersey

Having celebrate its 16th year and 31st celebration, the Cape May Jazz Festival presents concerts, festivals, educational programs, workshops and jam sessions for musicians, as well as complimentary guitar, saxophone, percussion and improvisation workshops. Featured artists have included Jon Faddis, Jesse Andrus, Frank Bey, Edgardo Cintron, David Cole, Jackie Ryan, Pamela Williams and Michael Pedicin. Visit:

Patriots Week in Trenton

December  in Trenton, New Jersey

Patriots Week is a celebration honoring Trenton’s unique role in securing victory in the American Revolution. Providing Revolutionary War historians, enthusiasts and casual observers of all ages the perfect opportunity to relive America's quest for independence, Patriots Week takes place at various locations throughout historic Trenton. Highlight events include the

public reading of Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis,” an essay written shortly before the Battle of Trenton that helped rally Americans to the cause of the Revolution, reenactments, lectures and walking tours, Visit:

Sherlock Holmes Weekend in Cape May, NJ!
Patriot’s Week Celebration , Festival and Reenactments
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Favorite 2014 Events in New Jersey!
Atlantic City Airshow - June  2014
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New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar!
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