The month of June is one of the best times of year in the Garden State. It’s generally warm but not too hot and it’s the perfect weather for an outdoor festival. You’ll find seaside celebrations with a cool ocean breeze, yummy food festivals with delicious treats and live music events of all varieties. Check out our list of the best festivals happening in New Jersey this month.

Oceanport Lion’s Club Strawberry Fair

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Where: Monmouth Park Race Track Parking Area, Port Au Peck Avenue, Oceanport
When: May 30 to June 3 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Price: $2 admission, free for children 5 & under
Details: Oceanport Lion’s Club’s annual Strawberry Fair features rides, games, attractions and delicious helpings of strawberry shortcake. Ride tickets are available to purchase on site and $30 bracelets are offered on Thursday and Sunday. Also on Sunday, see the actual 1960’s Batmobile on display! All proceeds from this event will be donated to local charities.
More info:
Strawberry Fair or call 908-489-9090


Big Greek Festival

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Where: Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph
When: June 1 to 3 at various times
Price: $2 admission, free for children 12 & under
Details: Come for the authentic Greek food and stay for the shopping, entertainment, outdoor games and church tours. The menu offers mouth-watering Greek specialties like baklava, moussaka, souvlaki and spanakopita. Live music and folk dancing performances are scheduled throughout the festival.
More info: Big Greek Festival or call 973-584-0388


Rockabilly Uprising

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Where: Historic Smithville, 615 East Moss Mill Road, Galloway
When: June 2 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details:
Blast back to the past at Underground’s annual festival celebrating rockabilly music and pin-up culture. This fun event offers live bands, vendors, contests and a vintage car show. Don’t miss music from Dr. Void & the Death Machines and The Rectors!
More info: Rockabilly Uprising or call 609-652-5200


Day at the Farm

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Where: Pennsville Township Historical Society, 86 Church Landing Road, Pennsville
When: June 2 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Spend the afternoon on the beautiful grounds of the Pennsville Township Historical Society and check out historical reenactments, artisan demonstrations, museum tours and an “attic treasures” sale. There’s plenty of fun for the kids too, such as children’s games, pony rides, face painting, chalk hair painting and yummy snacks.
More info: Day at the Farm or call 856-678-4453


Jerseyfest Food Truck Mash-Up

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Where: Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford
When: June 2 from noon to 9:00 pm
Price: $8 admission, free for children under 5
Details: Check out the best food trucks around at this awesome festival featuring vendors from New Jersey and Philly. Past years have featured food from Luke’s Lobster, Polkadot Cupcake, Sanducci’s Woodfired Pizza, Callahan’s Hot Dogs and The Flying Pie Guy. Vote for your favorite munchies and enjoy live music, kids’ activities and a beer garden.
More info: Food Truck Mash-Up


Raritan Native American Heritage Celebration & Pow Wow

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Where: Middlesex County Fairgrounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
When: June 2 & 3 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Price: $12 for adults & teens, $10 for seniors & students, $8 for children ages 6-12, free for kids 5 & under
Details: Celebrate Native American heritage with this summer celebration and traditional pow wow at Middlesex County Fairgrounds. The event boasts Native American artists, singers, dancers and performers from across the country. Don’t miss out on the Grand Entry of Dancers at 1:00 and 5:00 pm on both days.
More info: Raritan Native American Heritage Celebration or call 718-686-9297


National Marina Day

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Where: Leonardo State Marina, 102 Concord Avenue, Leonardo
When: June 9 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: A youth fishing tournament and pirate parade make this a super fun event for kiddos. Highlights of the day include face painting, food trucks, kayak tours and a K-9 demonstration from the New Jersey State Park Police. Bring the whole family along for a fun day at the marina.
More info: National Marina Day or call 732-291-1333


Ventnor PorchFest

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Where: Various locations throughout Ventnor City
When: June 16 & 17
Price: Free admission
Details: What’s more welcoming than a front porch? This unique music and arts festival takes place on assorted porches throughout Ventnor City. Stroll around and check out over 40 musicians performing jazz, blues, pop, country and other musical styles. Streets become art galleries and driveways become theaters as you make your way around town.
More info: Ventnor PorchFest or call 609-816-7883


Shady Grove Arts & Crafts Festival

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Where: 575 Darlington Avenue, Ramsey
When: June 24 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Visit the beautiful grounds of the Adorno Fathers’ Seminary in Ramsey for this fourth annual festival. Check out local artisans, crafters and photographers exhibiting jewelry, ceramics, painting and photography. Enjoy specialty foods, light music and a hands-on craft table just for children.
More info: Shady Grove Arts & Crafts Festival


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Shark Fest

Where: Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor, 2 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands
When: June 30
Price: Free admission
Details: Sample the wares from dozens of nautical-themed craft vendors, plus enjoy food trucks and live music at the marina’s annual Shark Fest. Kids can check out the “Sharkstravaganza” show featuring exciting tales from shark fishermen, enter the shark coloring contest or learn to fish with Shark Sense.
More info: Shark Fest or call 732-787-4275

Looking for year-round listings of more great activities? Check out our roundup of New Jersey’s Best Fairs & Festivals.


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