Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the East Coast festivals we’ve been waiting for have been cancelled or postponed until 2021. However, it’s already August and 2021 is closer than you think! Here’s our list of festivals happening next year in New York and New Jersey to get excited about.
*Note: All festivals are subject to change based on constantly evolving Covid-19 information. Be sure to check with festival organizers before attending!
June 17-20, 2021
Wildwood, New Jersey
Head to Wildwood, New Jersey for the Barefoot Country Music Fest! This family-friendly music festival on the beach features more than 30 of country music’s biggest stars, making it THE event of summer 2021!
Sep 18-19, 2021
Asbury Park, NJ
With over 25 performances along the Asbury Park waterfront, this awesome festival features live music, surfing demos, art galleries, and more. Pearl Jam and the Avett Brothers are headlining so you won’t want to miss it!
August 21, 2021
Morristown, New Jersey
The 10th anniversary of this annual music festival has been postponed to 2021, so bring out your blankets, lawn chairs, and enthusiasm for jazz and blues and get excited for Morristown’s best festival! And best of all, it’s completely FREE to attend!
June 26-27, 2021
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, New Jersey
If you love live rock music, ribs, camping, bonfires, and more, then you’ll love the Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival! Good news if you already have a ticket for 2020 as your tickets are still applicable for the 2021 fest.
June 12, 2021
125 W 18th Street, New York, NY
Celebrating the 4th New York Rum Festival in 2021, this festival gathers the biggest vendors in the rum industry for two days of rum related festivities. From educational rum programs to rum tasting events, if you love rum this is the festival for you!
September 3-5, 2021
Randall’s Island Park, New York, New York
New York City’s premier electronic music festival will return Labor Day weekend 2021. From techno to bass and so much more, Electric Zoo attendees are in for a treat! This three-day festival features all your favorite performers in electronic music for a weekend you won’t forget!
February 27, 2021
The Bowery Hotel, New York, NY
Experience 25 craft distillers and taste over 60 spirits at this burlesque-themed event at New York City’s The Bowery Hotel. Featuring a live 1920s jazz band, you’ll absolutely love mingling through this swanky speakeasy event as you sip on craft cocktails.