17 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in South Jersey

August is like the Sunday of summer – so take advantage of all the awesome things South Jersey has to offer before school and work starts back up! Here are 17 events happening this weekend:


1. Twilight Concert Series
Thursday, August 2 | 8 PM – 10 PM
Cooper River Park, Pennsauken

The Atlanta Rhythm Section is performing live at Cooper River Park as part of the Twilight Concert Series! The band has put out 15 albums of excellent material and consistently puts on entertaining live shows. You’ll hear hits like “Doraville,” “I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight,” So in to You,” and “Do It Or Die.” All concerts in this series are free. MORE >


2. Movies in the Park
Thursday, August 2 | 8:30 PM – 10 PM
Knight Park, Collingswood

A patch of grass, some good buddies, and a summer flick – what could be better? Bring the family for a movie night in Knight Park! The screen is located by the Browning and Collings intersection near the gazebo. Movies start at dusk ( times vary slightly throughout the season). This week’s featured film is Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. MORE >

3. Jersey Fringe Festival
August 3, 4, & 5 | All Day
Downtown Hammonton

The Jersey Fringe Festival is a three-day street fair and theatrical marathon that features eclectic acts, a craft beer and wine garden, pop-up art, food trucks, live music, and street performers. The outdoor festival is free and open to the public. The indoor experiences throughout the downtown are accessible for one affordable price. MORE >


4. Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series
Friday, August 3 | 4 PM – 9 PM
Hawk Haven Winery, Rio Grande

Discover new music and pair it with amazing wine at the Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series! The sun setting behind the vineyard provides the perfect backdrop for a fun Friday night at Hawk Haven. Named for the essential part of the grapevine, Rootstock combines beautiful vineyard ambiance with intimate performances from world class musicians. Grab a seat at one of the picnic tables or kick back on a blanket – the show is about to start! MORE >


5. Food Truck Friday
Friday, August 3 | 5 PM – 8:30 PM
White Horse Winery, Hammonton

Start your weekend off right with food trucks and live music at White Horse Winery! White Horse Winery’s live music performances are held in their spacious tasting room or on their outdoor patio depending upon weather. This week’s featured food truck is I Got Crabs and performing live is Jeff Twardzik. MORE >


6. Friday Live Music Series
Friday, August 3 | 6 PM – 9 PM
Sharrott Winery, Hammonton

Come enjoy wine and live music at Sharrott Winery! Live music will be in Sharrott’s new winery with indoor and outdoor seating available. Wine tastings are $10 per person and include six samples of Sharrott’s award-winning wines. They also have delicious food options and gourmet flatbreads from their new wine bar menu. Can’t make it out on Friday? Don’t worry, Sharrott Winery has live music performances every Saturday and Sunday as well! MORE >


7. Amphitheater Concert: Strictly 60’s
Friday, August 3 | 7 PM
Burlington County Amphitheater, Westampton

The Burlington County Amphitheater is home to a vast variety of talent during the summer concert series. This Friday’s featured artist is Strictly 60’s. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Refreshments will be available to purchase. MORE >


8. Keith Urban: Graffiti U World Tour
Friday, August 3 | 7:30 PM
BB&T Pavilion, Camden Waterfront

Don’t miss Keith Urban at the BB&T Pavilion this Friday! Keith Urban is a New Zealand country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has charted 37 singles on the US Hot Country Songs chart, 18 of which went to number one. Urban is also known for his roles as a coach on the Australian version of the singing competition The Voice and as a judge on American Idol. MORE >


9. The Wizard of Oz
August 3 & 4 | 7:30 PM
Oakwood Summer Theatre, Carney’s Point

Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion, and Toto as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. This beloved tale has been entertaining audiences for generations with hits such as “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” and more! You know the words, you know the songs, and you know the story – now see why there’s no place like home when you experience an Oakwood Summer Theatre production! MORE >

10. Lindenwold Park Concert Series
Friday, August 3 | 8 PM – 11 PM
Lindenwold Park, Lindenwold

Plan a night at Lindenwold Park for the First Ladies of Rock and Soul Concert! This assembly of seasoned singers and musicians pays tribute to the songs of the “Girl Group” era. This time period created one of pop music’s most enduring and enjoyable trends. Come dance, reminisce, and have some good old-fashioned fun while you experience the re-creation of these timeless gems! MORE >


11. Antique Fire Apparatus Show
Saturday, August 4 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Cooper River Park, Pennsauken

The Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Association is hosting a national show that features antique fire apparatus from the 1700’s all the way up to today, in addition to antique ambulances and police vehicles. There will also be a fire service-related flea market, fire safety displays, activities for children, food, and refreshments. Admission is free. MORE >

12. History Hike
Saturday, August 4 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills

Stroll through Historic Whitesbog Village and learn about the village’s role in history! Visit Suningive, the worker’s cottage, and other museums and buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage. Advance reservation is requested but not required and the cost is $5 donation per person. MORE >


13. Family Fun Night
Saturday, August 4 | 4:30 PM – 7 PM
Indian King Tavern Museum, Haddonfield

Have you ever wanted to pull up a seat at the tavern and play a colonial game? Now is your chance! Join members of the 1st New Jersey Volunteers at the Indian King Tavern Museum in playing games and other activities. Summer refreshments will be available. MORE >


14. Cowtown Rodeo
Saturday, August 4 | 7:30 PM
Cowtown Rodeo, Pilesgrove

Started back in 1929, Cowtown Rodeo has stood the test of time, remaining true to the traditions of the Old West and bringing you a taste of western ranching. Cowtown Rodeo is the longest running weekly rodeo in the United States. Each week guests can enjoy seven pro-rodeo events including bull riding, bareback riding, and tie down roping, as well as a BBQ buffet. MORE >


15. Historic Smithville Mansion Tours
Sunday, August 5 | 1 PM – 4 PM
Smithville Mansion, Eastampton

The Historic Smithville Mansion tours are every Thursday and Sunday at 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. The tours include a verbal history and tour of the Mansion and Gallery Annex. A tour donation of $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and students is requested. MORE >


16. Sunset Sundays at the Enoteca
Sunday, August 5 | 5 PM
Auburn Road Vineyards, Pilesgrove

Join Auburn Road Vineyards for Sunset Sundays each week starting at 5 PM! Guests can enjoy tacos and waffles by Ravello Woodfire Specialties, as well as music from DJ J2J with a glass of your favorite wine! The winery closes at sunset. MORE >


17. Salem County Fair
August 7, 8, 9, & 10 | All Day
Salem County Fairgrounds, Salem

A tradition since 1959, the Salem County Fair features pony rides, pig races, skillet throwing, live music, great food, farm animals, and so much more! Admission is free and parking is $10 per vehicle for all four days. MORE >