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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.

5 THINGS TO DO IN NEW JERSEY (AUGUST 09 - AUGUST 18)

New Jersey State Fair

New Jersey State Fair

August 5–13, 2022 • event

Old-fashioned fun and agricultural exhibits in New Jersey

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

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

21 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

out of rangeJuly 29–31, 2022 • event

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

State Fair Meadowlands

State Fair Meadowlands

out of rangeJune 23–July 10, 2022 • event

The largest fair of New Jersey offers old-fashioned fun

4th of July

4th of July

out of rangeJuly 2–July 4 • event

Spectacular fireworks over oceanfront and small-town parades

Warren County Balloon Festival

Warren County Balloon Festival

out of rangeWarren County Hot Air Balloons in Washington: June 3–5, 2022 | Warren County Farmers' Fair in Harmony: July 30–August 6, 2022 | Warren County Hot Air Balloons in Washington: September 23–25, 2022 • event

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

Roar to the Shore

Roar to the Shore

overSeptember 5–8, 2019 • event

One of the largest motorcycle rallies of the Northeast

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

out of rangelate March–late April • nature

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

Greenwood Lake Airshow

Greenwood Lake Airshow

out of rangeJune 10–12, 2022 • event

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

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

Plenty of things to do during the festive season

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

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

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 28–30, 2022 • event

Lots of festivals, parades, and commemoration ceremonies

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

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31  • event

Enjoy numerous celebrations all around the state

New Jersey Folk Festival

New Jersey Folk Festival

out of rangeApril 30, 2022 • event

A celebration of traditions of three Native American Tribes

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31  • event

Welcome in the upcoming year with numerous festivities

Atlantic City 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Atlantic City 4th of July Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

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

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

Atlantic City Beer & Music Fest

Atlantic City Beer & Music Fest

out of rangeJune 4–5, 2022 • event

Sample up to 500 beers at Bader Field on Jersey Shore

Pints in the Park

Pints in the Park

out of rangeMay 21, 2022 • event

A one-day springtime festival at Washington Lake Park

Grand Harvest Wine Festival Morristown

Grand Harvest Wine Festival Morristown

unconfirmedearly October  • event

All the best New Jersey wineries in one place

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