Five Things to Do This Weekend in South Jersey: July 8

The fun continues in South Jersey with a jam-packed weekend featuring barbecue, sand sculptures and crafters. Check out where to go and what to do with the whole family.


Sand Sculpting Festival

July 8
Watch amateur sand sculptors of all ages compete in Wildwood Crest’s annual Sand Sculpting Festival. The free event runs from 9 am to 2 pm and will also include live music and vendors. The contest will be judged by famed sand sculptor Matt Long. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit the website.


NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival

July 8 & 9
Spend the weekend dining on ribs, wings and more BBQ while listening to the blues. Visitors can also watch cooking demonstrations and contests. The festival runs from 10 am to 11 pm on Saturday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday at Second and Olde New Jersey Avenues in Wildwood. For more information, visit the website.


Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival

July 8 & 9
Browse crafters and artists along Kings Highway during Haddonfield’s 25th annual Crafts and Fine Art Festival. Stop by the farmers’ market and listen to live music between booths. The free festival runs from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday and from noon to 5 pm on Sunday. For more information, visit the website.



July 8 & 9
The Broadway Theatre of Pitman stages the Tony Award-winning musical “Titanic.” Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, with an additional 2 pm show on July 15 and 29, and a 7 pm show on July 23. Tickets are $28. For more information, call 856-384-8381 or visit the website.


Gourmet Wine & Dine

July 9
Dig into a BBQ-inspired menu from Todd Van Wagner, chef de cuisine of Philly’s Tria Taproom, at Katz JCC’s Gourmet Wine & Dine event. Enjoy the feast, live music and regional Jewish heritage at this extravaganza. A cocktail hour begins at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets cost $85 per person. For more information, contact Sabrina Spector at or visit the website.


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