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The Best Upcoming August Events

Jul 31, 2021

Surprise! We’re getting a jumpstart on August and rolling out our top picks for the month’s events ahead of schedule. There are so many fun summer happenings to choose from in and around Newport, and we want to be sure you don’t miss a single one. Check out our August events below...and remember to stay safe out there while having fun! 

Newport Movie Night 

We hope you’ve already had a chance to join us for our summer movie series hosted right here at home on Newport Green. You won’t want to miss our third and final screening this upcoming Wednesday, August 4th of Spider Man: Far From Home. Released in 2019, the action-packed thriller follows the events of Avengers: End Game. The show starts at 8:30pm, so bring a blanket and come early for the perfect spot on the lawn! Find more info here

And if that’s not quite enough outdoor movie-viewing for the season, Jersey City has resumed its Movies in the Park programming again this summer. Now through the end of August, enjoy a line-up of classic cinema favorites shown in some of the city’s most beautiful parks. More details can be found here.


Berry Lane Concert Series 

Head to the Berry Lane Amphitheater on Thursdays throughout the month of August for the return of their summer concert series. The featured artists represent a range of musical styles, from smooth classic jazz to old-school R&B and soul. Performances run from 6-8pm, with select rain dates in the event of summer showers. Check here for more info.

Jersey City Farmers Market 

The historic downtown Jersey City Farmers Market is a must-see year round! Stop by the Grove PATH plaza every Monday and Thursday from 4-8pm for the freshest local foods, flowers, produce, and more. Hosted by the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID),  this year’s vendors include JC Fish Stand, Stony Hill Farms, and Cake Jars. Find more details on the JC Farmers Market here.


2-Mile Fun Run 

Looking for a relaxed way to get together and get the body moving? Join SlowAF JC for their no-pressure meet-up on Sundays at 10am. The group convenes at Exchange Place and encourages participants to walk, run, or jog at whatever pace or time feels suitable. Make friends in this super inclusive group while enjoying some wellness-oriented activity. Find more info here.

Summerfest at Liberty State Park  

This excellent outdoor concert series carries over from July into August, and this month’s performers are not to be missed! Summerfest at Liberty State Park takes place every Tuesday and Sunday through the end of August. Featuring acts like the Epic Soul Band and Lil’ Maceo, there’s something for everyone at this exciting open-air event. Visit here for the full August line-up and more info.


We hope you have a great time checking out these August events in and around Newport. Be sure to show us how you’re making the most of summer in JC by tagging us at #YourNewport!