SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With school beginning locally on Sept. 2, there are only two remaining weekends of summer until back to school is a reality. With only two left, don't waste them. New Jersey always has a whole host of activities going on over the weekend and here are some of the best happenings in NJ. Make your plans now.
- Wrestling fans will be interested to know that the Starland Ballroom on 570 Jernee Mill Road in Sayreville is hosting a pro-wresting event featuring Mike Foley, Rey Mysterio, Sabu, "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka and Curt Hawkins. Whether or not Snuka appears will depend upon his health. The event is open to all ages, but spectators must be 21-years of age or older to drink. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets range in price from $30-$60.
- Asbury Park is hopping this weekend. The "Under the Sun Tour" will be at the Stone Pony Summer Stage on Friday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. and artists include Sugar Ray, Uncle Cracker and Eve 6. Loudon Wainwright III is performing at the Paramount Theater on Saturday night. On Sunday at Kennedy Park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Asbury Fresh Local Artisan Market takes over. The event features hand-crafted goods by farmers and artisans vendors.
- For fair fun, head to the Colts Neck County Fair on Bucks Mill Road. The fair runs Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.
- For runners who may be preparing for the Spotswood 5K on September 12, the Belamr Chase 5K is on August 22 at 8:30 a.m. All the proceeds go to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims that are still struggling to recover.
- Monmouth Park Racetrack is hosting Back to School Day on Sunday, August 23 from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free for kids 18 and under with a student ID. Free backpacks will be handed out while the supply lasts. There are all kids of family fun on tap like face painting and pony rides along with entertainment by New Jersey high school marching bands.
- Head to the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft for some fun, child-friendly exhibits if you want to stay cool indoors.The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.