Your New Jersey Event Guide for September

Updated: Sep 1, 2021

From block parties to jazz festivals, here is a list of can't-miss events happening in New Jersey in September 2021.


Enjoy the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Begins September 16

The open-air, waterfront production will run for two weeks at the Sinatra Park Amphitheater and showcase the works of the legendary playwright.

Join the Hoboken Wellness Crawl

September 19

From food and fitness to medicine and beauty, this event showcases top local businesses that promote mental and physical wellness.

Visit Two Historical Museum Exhibits

Throughout September

Two engaging exhibits, “Light at Play in Hoboken” and “The Avenue: A History of Washington Street” celebrate the history of Hoboken through art and photography by two local artists.

Jersey City

See Local Artwork on Display

September 10

Description: Explore a variety of works from local artists on display in various businesses throughout the city.

Explore the All About Downtown Street Fair

September 18

Returning after a one-year hiatus, the fair features over 200 vendors in addition to children’s activities.

Attend the Jersey City Jazz Festival

September 25

Description: The largest jazz fest in the area is back for another year with more than 300 artists performing in various venues throughout Jersey City.

Take Part in the Water Lantern Festival

September 25

Create and personalize your own water lanterns before casting them onto the lake.

Essex County

Visit the Maplewood Porchfest

September 5

Enjoy music from your favorite local bands during this neighborhood-wide block party.

See a Unique Art Exhibition

September 10

This exhibition features every medium of art, garnered entirely from local artists’ submissions.

Add New Plants to Your Garden

September 10

Spruce up your plant collection while exploring the picturesque grounds of the Van Vleck Gardens.

Attend the SOMA Film Festival

September 10

Returning for its sixth year, the SOMA Film Festival highlights the work of local filmmakers.

Witness The Power of IV

September 11

Four local female artists will showcase their artistic talents in this eclectic exhibit.

Explore the Exhibition "Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles"

September 12

The Montclair Art Museum will debut this exhibition, featuring 70 bold artworks by Navajo (Diné) weavers.

Find Great Deals at the Uptown Montclair Sidewalk Sale

September 18

Peruse a variety of products, from clothing to decor, and find some great deals along the way.

Discover the Rose Squared Art Show

September 19

The show has something for every art lover, from pottery and sculpture to paintings and photography.

Experience Greek Fest

When: September 24

The annual festival features live music and dancing, as well as mouthwatering Greek cuisine.

Celebrate Jazz in Montclair

September 25

Free to the public, the Montclair Jazz Festival features an exciting lineup of jazz artists, as well as over 100 vendors.

Throughout New Jersey

Explore the Bridge Arts Festival

September 11, Bayonne

Celebrate Bayonne’s art, culture, and music while enjoying live performances, food trucks, and children’s activities.

Explore Crafts, Gifts, and More

September 12, Chester

Description: Back for its 47th year, the Chester Craft Show offers a wide selection of crafts, gifts, and furniture from local artisans.


See Misty Copeland's Virtual Engagement at the Grunin Center

September 16, Virtual

Hear from Copeland, who made history as the first Black American woman to become a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre.


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