Places to Visit This Summer in New Jersey: Part 1

The summer season is filled with fun and exciting activities in and around the Newark, NJ, area. Whether you’re planning on visiting the area and are unfamiliar with your options, or you’re local and just want something fun to do over the next few weeks, our crew at Value Van & Car Rental has put together this list of events and festivals that we hope you’ll enjoy.

New Jersey Road Trip

The Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival

The 5th annual Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks Festival is located right on the Hudson River this July 4th! Enjoy a full day of live music, amusement rides, and a fun variety of food and drinks. Then finish your evening with an amazing fireworks display set against the New York City skyline.

The Blueberry Bash

Visit Terhune Orchards in Princeton, New Jersey for their Blueberry Bash July 7th and 8th. Start by picking your own blueberries for the family to enjoy, then relax and enjoy some live country music. Bring the kids for a puppet show, wagon and pony rides, face painting, and games in the barnyard. Then, when hunger strikes, visit the buffet for tons of blueberry treats!

The Manasquan Quakers Friendly Fair

The 61st annual Friendly Fair put on by the Manasquan Quaker members is happening July 14th on the New Jersey Shore. This festival has something for everyone as it features antiques and flea markets, home baked goods, craft and book sale, plus a bluegrass band for entertainment, hot food for everyone, and games for the kids.


For all of your summer adventures or travels around Newark, be sure to contact Value Van for all your car and van rental needs. We can help whether you plan to pile a whole group into a passenger van or you just need a car to drive around and visit the festivals. Check out our inventory of cars, vans, and SUVs, and call us today at (973) 792-0343 to make a reservation. Visit New Jersey Family’s website for a complete list of the fairs and festivals New Jersey has to offer this summer.