FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

Jersey Cape Shell Show and Sale. Fri/Sat: 9:30am to 4:30pm; Sun: 10am-4pm. Shell crafters from NJ, PA, FL and other areas will display their wares. Win prizes and compete in the largest shell competition. Kids crafts from 12 to 4pm each day. Adults $2; kids 13 under free. Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor. 

NJ Crab Cake Festival and Shore Chef cookoff. Sat/Sun: 11:30am to 5pm. Chefs battle it out for Best Crabcake. Thoroughbred racing, live entertainment, and Star-Ledger Family Fun Day. $3 admission to Monmouth Park. Monmouth Park Race Track, Oceanport. Link here

SATURDAY

New York Renaissance Faire. 10am-7pm. Experience Elizabethan England through arts, music and crafts. Sterling Forest, Tuxedo Park, NY. $20; $10 for ages 5-12. 

FlyNY 2010 2nd Annual Kite Festival. 10:30am to 4pm. Kite flying, kite making, design competition and live musical performances. Pier 1; Riverside Park South; 70th St & Hudson River. 

Hilltop Grasshopper Bike Race for Kids. 9am (registration at 7:30am) Kids will be grouped by age (K through 8th Grade)–be sure to bring your helmets! $10 for each racer. North Caldwell. Link here

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Salsa Festival at Weed Orchards. 9am to 5pm. Two day celebration of everything salsa. Sample all their varieties. Free parking and admission. Link here

NJ Jackals Baseball game. 2:05pm. Sat: Pack the Park night and Dance Night; Sun: Family Fun Day, Oldies day. Tickets: $9-11. Link here