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75th Annual Baby Parade (August 6), parade for young children and families topped with bands, floats and dignitaries honouring the baby parade queen.
Shore Chefs Crab Cake Cook-Off: Taste fare from the best chefs in the Garden State as they battle for the Best Crab Cake Award (August 21 and 22).
“Thunder over the boardwalk”: Atlantic City Airshow: Unique in its location over the beach, ocean and Boardwalk, this show creates thrills with parachute teams, fly-bys and formations (August 25).

Liberty State Park: The nation’s most important symbols of freedom, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, can be seen and visited from Liberty State Park by picking up the ferry. Jersey City.
Princeton: Ivy League town with historic landmarks, trendy shopping, classic accommodations, dining spas, museums and galleries.
New Jersey State Museum: Features original New Jersey and captured Confederate flags, interpretive displays and descriptive map of significant battles fought in New Jersey. Trenton.
Adventure Aquarium: “Swim with the Sharks” and come within inches of sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, nurse sharks and barracuda, and a 12-metre suspended Shark Tunnel with 26 sharks. Camden.
battleshipnjNew Jersey Tourism Board USS New Jersey: The most decorated battleship in history is a museum and houses exhibits of the ship’s past. Camden.
Liberty Science Center: Hundreds of amazing experiences in six exhibition areas show science and technology as they really exist in daily life. Jersey City.
Wildwood: Boasts the largest Ferris wheel on the east coast, an eight-kilometre stretch of white-sand beaches and a vast array of amusements, shops and eateries.

Cape May Jazz Festival (April & November), Cape May.
Cherry Blossom Festival (April), Newark.
World Series of Birding (May), Cape May.
NJ Seafood Festival (June), Belmar.
St. Ann’s Italian Festival (July), Hoboken.
New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge (October), statewide.
WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft (October), Millville.
Patriot’s Week (December), Trenton.

Greater Atlantic City Region: 24-hour gaming; Ocean Life Center; world’s first boardwalk, Absecon Lighthouse; golf and sporting paradise; outlet and upscale shopping.
Historic Smithville and the Village Green: Quaint setting for shopping and dining, plus train rides, a carousel for the kids and boating on Lake Meone.
Duke Farms: 11 indoor gardens featuring stunning seasonal displays. Enjoy biking and birding plus a Japanese Outdoor Garden tour. Hillsborough.
Historic Cold Spring Village: Open-air living history museum comprised of 26 early American buildings with interpreters in period costume plying their trades and crafts. Cape May.

Hidden Gems:
Valley Shepherd Creamery: An old-fashioned creamery and farm featuring sessions on making artisan sheep milk cheeses and Ewe-gurt by hand; hayride to the cheese aging cave in the hillside of Long Valley. Morris County.
Northlandz: 100 miniature trains; and La Peep dollhouse; a 94-room mini-mansion; doll museum; art gallery; and music hall with a 2,000-pipe organ.
Hammonton: Visit the Tomesallo Winery, the largest grape producer in the state and savour their fine wines. It’s also the Blueberry Capital of New Jersey.

Did You Know?
State Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
State Flower: Violet
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch

Fast Facts
Direct Flights: Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United, US Airways
Sales Tools: New Jersey Official Travel Guide; travel agent section on website
Info: New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism