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Get ready for some Red, White & Blueberry fun
Nothing says summer like the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce’s 35th annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival! The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27 at Hammonton High School on Old Forks Road.
This fun, family festival will feature music by Stealing Savanah and DJ Nicky G, a Cruisin’ Classics Car Show, crafters and food.
Of course, New Jersey’s official state fruit, the blueberry, will be honored and eaten during the festivities.
Admission is free.
Also, the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
For festival information, visit Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.
For car show information, call (609) 839-2239.
Sip New Jersey wine at Gloucester County Fairgrounds
New Jersey wineries will pour everything from their seasonal best, refreshing white wines to bold, fruity sangrias along with traditional favorites at the Sip Into Summer Wine Festival, which will run from noon to 5 p.m. June 26 and 27 at Gloucester County Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill.
Guests will have an opportunity to sip and purchase their favorite wines from Chestnut Run Farms, DiMatteo Vineyards, Plagido’s Winery, Salem Oak Vineyards, Terra Nonno Winery, The Vintner’s Wife, Villari Vineyards, White Horse Winery, Wagonhouse Winery and more.
Food will be available from Carolina Blue, Cousins Maine Lobster, Kiersten’s Creations, Mexi-Flip Taco Truck and Polish Water Ice.
Music will be provided by Right Turn at 40 on June 26 and The Funktion Band on June 27.
Also, more than 10 crafters will be set up on site each day.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate, cash only, for “samplers” age 21 and older, includes wine glass and samples; $5 for ages 21 and older, at the gate, cash only, and free for ages 20 and younger.
For information, visit visitsouthjersey.com/events/sip-into-summer-wine-festival-2.
Swedesboro event features food trucks, music and dancing
Swedesboro will merge two events, Food Truck Festival and Dancing in the Park, into one that will be held on the fourth Thursday of June, July and August at the Swedesboro Auction Park at 101 Leahy Ave.
Events will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 24, July 22 and Aug. 26.
All Souled Out will provide the music this month.
Food trucks scheduled to participate include: Blossom, Pirate Pete Soda, Dan’s Waffles, Dominic’s Tavern, Wing Kitchen Express, Sugar Matta, G’day Gourmet, Battiatos, Kona Ice, Potato Patoto, Little Sicilian, Latin Bites, Bottos, Jeremiah Slider King, Shags Crab Shack, House of Cupcakes and Empanada Guy.
For information, visit www.historicswedesboro.com.
Blueberry Summer Fest begins Whitesbog
Blueberry Summer Fest begins this weekend at Whitesbog. The event, which will feature a different theme each week, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sunday will be the rain date.
This week visitors will have an opportunity to pick a pint of blueberries, listen to music, and take home a fresh blueberry pie or a one-of-a-kind gift.
For information, visit whitesbog.org or Whitesbog Preservation Trust on Facebook.
Rancocas Woods hosts Craft & Antique Show
Rancocas Woods will host a Craft & Antique Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 at 118 Creek Road in Mount Laurel. Rain date is June 27.
More than 70 vendors will offer an eclectic mix of local handmade, vintage and antique items.
For information, visit rancocaswoodseventsnshops.com or Rancocas Woods Events and Shops on Facebook.
Visit Cape May for crafts and collectibles shows
If you enjoy wandering along aisles and aisles of crafts and collectibles, then you may want travel to Cape May this weekend.
- Second annual Wings & Things Arts and Crafts Festival, features food, drinks, entertainment, vendors, photo opportunities with Star Wars Rebels and Imperial soldiers, raffles and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26, Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, Cape May Airport, call (609) 886-8787 or visit www.usnasw.org.
- City of Cape May Promenade Arts and Crafts Shows, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26 and 27, call (609) 884-9565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Summer Crafts & Collectibles Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., call (609) 884-5404 or visit capemaymac.com.
Free Fridays Concert Series 2021 continues in Woodbury
The Free Fridays Concert Series 2021, hosted by The FAF Coalition, will continue at 6 p.m. June 25 at Lot 323, Woodbury at 115 S. Broad St.
For this Latin Dance Party, music will be provided by J. Sharp, Rafael Ponde and De Tierra Caliente.
Food trucks on site will include Potato, Patoto; Red’s Rolling Restaurant; Not Your Mama’s Tacos; Mary’s Mobile Diner; The Fabulous Fig (vegan); and Sugar Matta (desserts).
Craft beer will be available from Eight & Sand Beer Co., and Tonewood Brewing.
Wine will be available from Kennedy Cellars & School of Wine.
For information, visit thefaf.net.
It’s drive-in movie time at Smithville Park
Burlington County Parks System and Burlington County will host a drive-in movie event featuring “Shrek” at 8:30 p.m. June 26 at Smithville Park.
Next up on the schedule is “Incredibles 2” at 8:30 p.m. July 17. Audio will be available through your car speakers.
Admission is free.
The park is at 803 Smithville Road.
For information, visit https://bit.ly/3d5WT5Z.
What’s happening at the Landis Theater?
Looking for live music? Then check out Landis Theater’s lineup.
The schedule through July 18 includes:
- Zoso, the ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute, 8 p.m. June 25, tickets $30.
- Rock of Ages, tribute to Def Leppard, 8 p.m. June 26, tickets $30.
- Bad Animals, tribute to Heart, 8 p.m. July 3, tickets $30.
- Led Zeppelin performing “Physical Graffiti,” 8 p.m. July 9, tickets $35.
- Liliac, 8 p.m. July 10, tickets $35.
- Vixen, 7 p.m. July 11, tickets $49.
- Wynonna Judd, 8 p.m. July 15, tickets $75.
- Terrapin, a Grateful Dead tribute, 8 p.m. July 16, tickets $30.
- Lounge Fly, a Stone Temple Pilot tribute, 8 p.m. July 17, tickets $30.
- Kick, the INXS Experience, 8 p.m. July 18, tickets $35.
The theater is at 830 E. Landis Ave., in Vineland.
For tickets, a complete schedule of upcoming performances or information, call (856) 691-3600 or visit thelandistheater.com.
Concerts continue in Camden County
The Camden County Board of Commissioners’ 2021 Summer Concert Series continues this week with:
- Sunset Jazz Series, Vertical Currant with Isaiah Ktumwa, 7 p.m. June 28, Wiggins Waterfront Park, Camden.
- Twilight Concert Series, Live At The Fillmore, a tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band, 7 p.m. June 24, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken.
Admission is free.
Also, if you haven’t been vaccinated yet, the Camden County Health Department, in partnership with the Rutgers School of Nursing and Cooper University Health Care, will operate pop-up vaccination clinics at these concerts.
Vaccination, with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, is free and appointments are not required.
For information, visit www.camdencounty.com.
‘Birdcage’ returns to the big screen
The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with “The Birdcage” 25th Anniversary in select movie theaters, June 27, 28 and 30.
In this comedy, Armand (Robin Williams) and Albert (Nathan Lane) have built the perfect life for themselves tending to their gaudy Miami nightclub.
But their tranquility is shaken when Armand’s son announces that he’s getting married to the daughter of ultra-conservative Senator Keeley (Gene Hackman) and they’re all getting together for dinner!
Can Armand and Albert transform themselves into Mr. and Mrs. Family Values in time? It’ll take the performance of their lives!
For tickets or information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
What has art, wine, crafts and music?
Fourth Fridays in Downtown Wildwood this summer will feature an opportunity to “Sip, Shop & Stroll.”
Visitors are invited to stop by Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. June 25, July 23 and Aug. 27 to enjoy an evening filled with music plus craft, art and wine vendors.
Free parking is available.
For information, call (609) 523-1602 or visit dooww.com.
Family Night scheduled in Millville
The City of Millville, along with Millville’s Recreation Volunteer Committee, Millville’s Black Leadership Group and Millville Police Department, will host a Fourth Friday Family Night from 5 to 8 p.m. June 25 at Captain Joseph Buck Waterfront Park.
DJ Barry “Reese” Cephas of B&B Barbershop will provide the entertainment.
Families are invited to enjoy an evening of music and dancing.
Food trucks and music at Croft Farm
Cherry Hill Recreation Department will host an Al Fresco Affair Food Truck Series from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 24 and also on the last Thursday of each month through September at Croft Farm.
Food trucks for this month will include Not Your Mama’s Tacos, Beast of the Street, The Little Sicilian, Jeremiah’s Custom Cuisine, Cupcake Carnivale and Mister Softee.
Oliver Dagum will provide the entertainment.
Each event will feature different food trucks and musical performers.
Bring a blanket or chair.
Croft Farm is at 100 Borton Mills Road in Cherry Hill.
For information, visit www.cherryhill-nj.com/alfrescoaffair.
Farm Market planned at Village on High
The Village on High and Millville Glasstown Arts District will sponsor a Farm Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26. The market will also be held on July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25.
Items available will include organic vegetables, cut flowers, indoor/outdoor plants, organic honey and more. Andy and Ken will provide the music.
Village on High is at 501 N. High St., in Millville.
For information, call (856) 293-0556 or email email@example.com.
Enjoy arts in the park in Somers Point
Somers Point Arts Commission will host Arts in the Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 at JF Kennedy Park on Broadway.
The event includes an art show, music, food and art activities for children.
For information, visit www.facebook.com/somersptarts.
Celebrate Pride Month at the Eagle Theatre
The Eagle Theatre will present “It’s Not Personal, It’s Drag, part of the 2019 New Jersey Fringe Festival in Hammonton, at 8 p.m. June 24, 25 and 26.
The show will feature a “star-studded” cast of local drag performers and will be hosted and produced by Meg Cutting.
The performance will include lip syncing legends, dancing divas, themed cocktails and electric performances.
This show is for mature audiences. Guests must be age 18 and older to attend and 21 and older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
Tickets start at $12.50 for general admission.
The theater is at 208 Vine St., in Hammonton.
For tickets or information, call (609) 704-5012 or visit www.eagletheatre.org.
Monopoly City Music Series continues online and at Bourre
Bourré will present the next concert in the Monopoly City Music Series on June 25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 6:45 p.m.
The concert, which can be enjoyed live at Bourré or streamed online through various channels, will benefit Gilda’s Club of South Jersey.
Mike “AC Mike” Lopez will be the emcee. Beth Tinnon Trio and Almost U2 are scheduled to perform.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Bourré is at 201 S. New York Ave., in Atlantic City.
For tickets, visit westarproductions.co/bourre
For information, call (609) 246-6670 or visit bourreatlanticcity.com.
Wheaton conversation focuses on Zimmer and Schaechter
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center will host Virtual Wheaton Conversations: Judith Schaechter and Jeff Zimmer at 6 p.m. June 24 via Zoom.
Zimmer and Schaechter, who have been friends for almost 20 years, will discuss common themes in their work, their process, and how they see themselves as artists through social issues, identity, inspiration and darkness.
To register or for information, visit https://bit.ly/3xKOUmD.
It’s time for Beachstock in Margate
The 10th annual Beachstock will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 26 at Margate Beach. The rain date is June 27.
This year’s event will feature food, children’s activities including a treasure hunt, music, Air Circus single/double line stunt kite demonstrations and lessons, volleyball, South Pacific Island Dancers, beach nature walk, character appearances, an evening movie, a bonfire on the beach, a performance by British Invasion, sand sculpting lessons, crafters, artists and other vendors, and more.
The activities will take place on the beach between Huntington and Granville avenues with food and beverage set up in the parking lot of the Martin Bloom Pavilion.
This year’s event will also include the Margate Catch the Wave Cornhole League Tournament, where teams can compete to win cash prizes. Plus, family fun recreational play. Spectators and guests can watch the tournament from the Colmar Home Center Chill Zone featuring comfy furniture and refreshments.
Beach tags are not required for this event.
To register for the volleyball or cornhole tournament or for information, visit MargateHasMore.com.
Enjoy the full moon from the top of Cape May Lighthouse
Visitors are invited to climb 199 steps to the top of Cape May Lighthouse to enjoy a view of the full moon and the ocean from 8 to 10 p.m. June 24, July 23 and Aug. 22.
Tickets are $20 for ages 13 and older and $10 for ages 3 to 12 and active military or veterans.
Tickets may be purchased from the keeper at the Lighthouse on the night of the event.
For information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit capemaymac.org.
Antique autos set to roll into Ocean City
More than 300 vintage vehicles are expected to roll into Ocean City for an Antique Auto Show on June 26.
The cars will be on display from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the tabernacle grounds at 6th Street and Asbury Avenue. A boardwalk parade will follow the display.
For information, visit jerseycape.aaca.com or www.oceancityvacation.com or call (609) 399-6111.
HCSV hosts quilt and fiber show
Historic Cold Spring Village will present the 31st annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 and 27.
It will feature a Viewer’s Choice quilt show, speakers, demonstrations and vendors.
Visitors are also welcome to stop by the Country Store, Bakery, Cold Spring Brewery, and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant.
The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free, self-guided tours.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and younger.
The village is on Route 626, Seashore Road, three miles north of Victorian Cape May.
For information call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit www.hcsv.org.
What’s happening at South Jersey wineries?
Here’s a look at what’s happening at some South Jersey wineries:
Live Music Series, enjoy wine, food from the Wine Bar Kitchen, and music by Jeff Twardzik, June 24, Nicki Sbaffoni, June 25, Mike Beck, Oliver Dagum, June 26, and Jeff Kessler Duo, June 27, reservations suggested, Sharrott Winery, Hammonton, (609) 567-9463, sharrottwinery.com.
Sunday Funday: Summer Edition, features wine, food trucks and music, noon to 6 p.m. June 27, Hawk Haven Winery, Rio Grande, (609) 846-7347, hawkhavenvineyard.com.
Country Sundays at Renault, features wine, food and music by Cat Country Rising Stars and Jessica Rose Band, noon to 4 p.m. June 27, table reservations recommended, Renault Winery, Egg Harbor Township, (609) 739-7670, www.renaultwinery.com.
Fiesta Friday and Saturday Soirees, features live music, food trucks and specialty drinks, 4 to 8 p.m. June 25 and 26, reservations recommended, Bellview Winery, Landisville, (856) 697-7172, bellviewwinery.com.
School’s Out Food Truck Fair!, features wine and food trucks, plus fireworks on Saturday, bring a blanket or chair, noon to 9 p.m. June 26 and noon to 7 p.m. June 27, tickets $8 for ages 13 and older, 2020 food truck passes will be accepted, Laurita Winery, New Egypt, (609) 752-0200, lauritawinery.com.
Wine and Oldies Music Night, features DJ Johnny Tocco, 7 to 10 p.m. June 25, tickets $10, available at the door, Summit City Winery, Glassboro, (856) 881-2930, summitcityfarms.com.
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