Best time to visit New Jersey

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Best time of year to visit New Jersey

The best time to visit New Jersey runs from May to June and from September to October. Generally, these are excellent months for exploring the state. Late spring welcomes you with warmth, uncrowded streets, and numerous outdoor events during Memorial Day Weekend. Early fall is balmy with astonishing foliage and a hint of wind. You'll never regret it if you choose New Jersey for Halloween celebrations. The hot and humid period from July to August is literally meant for sea resorts, outdoor festivals, and state fairs. Just mind that summer is also the high season in New Jersey with swarms of tourists around. Temperatures from November to March are at their lowest and so is the number of visitors. So if you have some time on your hands, marvel at fantastic Christmas lights around New Jersey.

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State Fair Meadowlands

State Fair Meadowlands

June 20–July 7, 2024 • event

The largest fair of New Jersey offers old-fashioned fun

4th of July

4th of July

July 2–July 4 • event

Spectacular fireworks over oceanfront and small-town parades

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows

late March–September • nature

A curious optical phenomenon occurs quite rarely and only in special locations. If you are in the right time and in the right place, just look up to the sky

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whale & Dolphin Watching

March–December (best in June–September) • nature

In southern New Jersey, you can observe several sea mammal species next to the shore

Atlantic City 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Atlantic City 4th of July Events & Fireworks

July 4 • event

Atlantic City sparkles with red, white, and blue for America's birthday

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round (best from April to July) • nature

How about finding a few hours for yourself and going stargazing in New Jersey?

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–September • activity

The best beaches of New Jersey are definitely worth your attention during hot summer days

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The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

out of rangecanceled in 2024 (will take place in July of 2025) • event

The biggest summer hot air balloon and music festival in North America

New Jersey State Fair

New Jersey State Fair

out of rangeAugust 4 - 12, 2023 • event

Old-fashioned fun and agricultural exhibits in New Jersey

Warren County Balloon Festival

Warren County Balloon Festival

out of rangeJune 1–2, 2024 | July 27–August 3, 2024 | September 21–22, 2024 • event

Three balloon festivals in two different locations—choose the one you like the most and go ahead!

Greenwood Lake Airshow

Greenwood Lake Airshow

out of rangeJune 14-16, 2024 • event

Rejoice in a breathtaking air show, combined with a one-of-a-kind night show

Atlantic City Airshow (Thunder Over the Boardwalk)

Atlantic City Airshow (Thunder Over the Boardwalk)

out of rangeAugust 16, 2023 • event

One of the largest air shows in the United States

New Jersey Renaissance Faire

New Jersey Renaissance Faire

out of rangeMay 18-June 9, 2024 (weekends only) • event

Feel the real medieval vibe at this Renaissance fair

Grand Harvest Wine Festival Morristown

Grand Harvest Wine Festival Morristown

out of rangeOctober 14–15, 2023 • event

All the best New Jersey wineries in one place

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

out of rangelate March–late April • nature

Behold a range of pink across New Jersey's parks and arboretums

New Jersey Fall Foliage

New Jersey Fall Foliage

out of rangeOctober • nature

Despite being the most densely populated state, New Jersey has plenty of secluded spots for leaf peeping

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

Plenty of things to do during the festive season

Roar to the Shore

Roar to the Shore

overSeptember 5–8, 2019 • event

One of the largest motorcycle rallies of the Northeast

Power in the Pines Air Show & Open House

Power in the Pines Air Show & Open House

out of rangeMay 20–21, 2023 • event

A popular air show draws hundreds of thousands aviation fans

Sparta New Jersey Renaissance Festival

Sparta New Jersey Renaissance Festival

out of rangeSeptember 9–24, 2023 • event

The Enchanted Forest, jousting, and other entertainment

Delaware Water Gap Fall Foliage

Delaware Water Gap Fall Foliage

out of rangelate September–late October • nature

One of the best fall color shows in the Poconos

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31  • event

Enjoy numerous celebrations all around the state

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1 • event

Welcome in the upcoming year with numerous festivities

New Jersey Folk Festival

New Jersey Folk Festival

out of rangeApril 27, 2024 • event

A celebration of traditions of three Native American Tribes

Hammonton Carnival

Hammonton Carnival

out of rangeJuly 16, 2024 • event

Hammonton Carnival or Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel welcomes you

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 25–27, 2024 • event

Lots of festivals, parades, and commemoration ceremonies

Lunar Faire

Lunar Faire

out of rangeMay–December 2022 (every new and full moon) • event

A witchy and weird bi-monthly night market appearing on new and full moons

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

out of rangeMay–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

St Ann's Festival Hoboken

St Ann's Festival Hoboken

unconfirmedlate July 2023 • event

Visit one of the most beloved Italian festivals in the USA

Atlantic City Restaurant Week

Atlantic City Restaurant Week

out of rangeOctober 1–6, 2023 • event

Six days of mouthwatering flavors from the city's best chefs

Jersey City Jazz Festival

Jersey City Jazz Festival

out of rangeMay 29-June 2, 2024 • event

NJ's favorite outdoor party with splendid views of NYC

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

on holdNovember 14–15, 2020 • event

The largest marathon in the state of New Jersey

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangemid-September–early November  • event

Get ready to be spooked and scared at one of New Jersey's many attractions

Pints in the Park

Pints in the Park

unconfirmedlate July 2023 • event

A one-day springtime festival at Washington Lake Park

Atlantic City Beer & Music Fest

Atlantic City Beer & Music Fest

out of rangeApril 12-13, 2024 • event

Sample up to 500 beers at Bader Field on Jersey Shore

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