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Volunteers sell blueberries during the 25h annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival held at Hammonton High School in Hammonton. Sunday June 26, 2011.(The Press of Atlantic City/Anthony Smedile) .

Hamilton Hometown Celebration Marks 200 Years

Celebrate 200 years of Hamilton Township history as the annual Hamilton Hometown Celebration marks the township's bicentennial anniversary.

The festivities take place 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, at Lake Lenape Park, 753 Park Road in Mays Landing, behind Young's Skating Center. There will be free activities for children, live entertainment, fireworks and more.

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Saturday's schedule includes a car show, K9 demonstration and a free showing of "Oz: The Great and Powerful" at dark. Sunday's schedule includes a bike parade and contest, fire department demonstration, a battle of the bands from 5 to 9 p.m. and fireworks at dark. Magic shows, diving demonstrations and dancing will take place both days.

Parking will be available at Lake Lenape Park, 5901 Main St., Mays Landing. There will also be a free shuttle providing service to and from the remote parking lot at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing.

Call 609-625-1800 or go to for a complete schedule of events.

27th Annual Blueberry Festival in Hammonton

Blueberry pies, blueberry ice cream and blueberry contests - if it's blue, chances are it's in Hammonton on Sunday, June 30. The 27th Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival will be held at the Hammonton High School grounds on Old Forks Road, just off the White Horse Pike in Hammonton.

The 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. celebration of blueberry includes live music, arts and crafts, a car show, children's amusements and plenty of blueberry-inspired foods and treats. Admission and parking are free. Expanded Jitney rides from remote parking areas will also be available free of charge. Go to

North Wildwood Original Italian-American Festival

Celebrate Italian-American heritage, food and music this weekend in the Wildwoods, when the annual North Wildwood Original Italian-American Festival takes place Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30. All festivities will take place at First and Olde New Jersey avenues in North Wildwood.

Friday's festivities include vendors, food and entertainment from 4 to 10 p.m. and a procession in honor of Saint Anthony at 7 p.m., beginning at Chestnut and Central avenues. The fun continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., including the 4th Annual Meatball Rally, taking place at 7 p.m. Saturday, and the 3rd Annual Little Miss Italy contest at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Marino Band, Fulvio and Friends, Moreno Fruzzetti, The Cameo's, "Sinatra" with Eric DeLaurio and DJ Rick Rock of Wibbage 94.3-FM will provide live entertainment. Call 609-780-2563 or go to

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