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Celebrate the back-to-school season with a jam-packed weekend of fun right here in South Jersey. Check out where to go and what to do!

 

Good Old Days Festival

September 9
Head out for some old-fashioned fun at the Good Old Days Festival at John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point. Check out antique cars, grab a bite to eat or swing by the beer garden while the kids enjoy pony rides, magic shows and more. There will also be a 5K run/walk at 9 am. Festival is free to attend; cost of 5K is $25. Proceeds fund high school scholarships provide by the Lawrence “Bud” Kern Memorial Trust. For more information, visit the website.

 

Tri-State K-9 5K

September 9
Bring Fido along for this pet-friendly 5K run and 1-mile fun walk. The race begins at 9 am and is followed by a after party featuring food, demonstrations and tons of vendors. The festivities run from 9 am to noon at Cooper River Park. All proceeds benefit the Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team. For more information, call 856-354-1434 or visit the website.

 

Waves & Wheels Festival

September 9
Enjoy the last days of summer during the free Waves and Wheels Festival along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. Enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors and more from 10 am to 10 pm. For more information, call 609-770-8839 or visit the website.

 

AC Seafood Fest

September 10
Just steps away from the ocean, you can enjoy Atlantic City’s best seafood, sip Jersey-made craft beers, cook with local chefs, hear live music and more. The festival runs from 11 am to 6 pm both days. Cost is $10 per day; kids under 12 are free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. For more information, visit the website.

 

Doggie Dash and Splash

September 9 & 10
Grab your leash and head to the beach for a pooch-friendly weekend in Wildwood. On Saturday, you can race together down the boardwalk in the Doggie Dash 5K and 1-miler. Registration begins at 8 am, and cost is $30 for the 5K and $25 for the 1-miler. On Sunday, your furry friend can paddle throughout the pools of the Raging Waters Water Park at Morey’s Piers from 5 to 7pm. Cost is $25 for dogs and $15 for owners. Proceeds benefit the NJSPCA. For more information, call 609-522-3900 or visit the website.

 

Heroes Run

September 10
Honor the first responders of September 11 at the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. The 5K and 1-mile fun run begin at 9:11 am, and participants can enjoy food, music and kids’ activities after the race. Registration for the 5K is $35 and $25 for the 1-mile fun run. For more information, visit the website.

 

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