Best of NJ works hard to create a statewide calendar full of fun things to do. But since there are so many types of events going on all year round, we’re breaking things up a bit. Below, you’ll find a list of The Best Kids & Family Events in New Jersey.
North Jersey Kids & Family Events
Where: Wellmont Theater – 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019: 12:00 am
Details: The Wellmont Theater is Montclair, NJ's premier theater and concert venue. Click here for the best 2019 events coming soon to The Wellmont Theater.
Where: Alstede Farms – 08/31/2019 - 10/31/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Alstede Farms' Giant Corn Maze Grand Opening is Saturday, August 31. It will be open on Labor Day! Navigate a massive maze surrounded by 10-acres…
Where: The Farm in Harmony – 09/07/2019 - 11/11/2019: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Corn Maze in Harmony NJ! The Maze will be open from September 7 - November 11. Wednesday - Sunday: 11 am…
Where: 13th Hour Haunted House – 09/13/2019 - 11/02/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Come out to the 13th Hour Haunted House. Prepare to be transported back to the 1970s. A time when the scariest family in the annals…
Where: Alstede Farms – 09/14/2019 - 10/27/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Fall Harvest Festival Weekends at Alstede Farms. Spend a beautiful fall weekend on the farm enjoying the colors and tastes of the season. Discover fresh…
Where: Ort Farms – 09/15/2019 - 11/01/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Fall at Ort Farms offers lots of fun activities for visitors. Come visit and soak in the beauty of the fall foliage. Spend the day…
Where: Secor Farms – 09/16/2019 - 10/31/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Come out to Fall at Secor Farms. Public Hayrides will begin Monday September 16th. Weekday Hayrides (Monday-Friday) will run 3pm-5pm. Weekend Hayrides (Saturday and Sunday)…
Where: Middle Valley Farms – 09/28/2019 - 10/27/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Fall at Middle Valley Farms! On the weekends in late September to the end of October, Middle Valley Farms is open to the public…
Where: Donaldson Farms – 09/29/2019 - 10/31/2019: 12:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Donaldson Farm Corn Maze. Open September 29th through October 31st. Donaldson Farm will be donating $1 from every corn maze entry…
Where: Heaven Hill Farm – 10/02/2019 - 11/03/2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Welcome to the Great Pumpkin Festival at Heaven Hill Farm! They boast that their Fair is the largest and greatest in Northern New Jersey.
Where: Abma’s Farm Market, Greenhouse & Petting Zoo – 10/03/2019 - 11/01/2019: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Come out for Hayrides & Pumpkin Picking at Abma's Farm. Take a hayride through their 30-acre farm to their pumpkin patch!
Where: Demarest Farm – 10/03/2019 - 10/31/2019: 6:30 pm
Details: Things are going to get very spooky this October. For the first time ever, you and your family may experience the Haunted Orchards at Demarest…
Where: Farms View Farm – 10/04/2019 - 10/31/2019: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Enjoy the Pumpkin Picking & Hayride Experience at Farms View. A fun way for families and friends in northern New Jersey to experience the fall season.
Where: Delaware River Railroad Excursions – 10/05/2019 - 10/27/2019: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Details: In the month of October, every train is The Great Pumpkin Train. When riding the Great Pumpkin Train, every child will be able to pick their own pumpkin.
Where: Stony Hill Farms – 10/05/2019 - 10/26/2019: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Join in at the Flashlight Nights in the Maze. Do you think their maze is How about traveling through the corn in the dark? Visit…
Where: The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts – 10/11/2019 - 10/26/2019: 7:30 pm
Details: A stage adaptation of The House on Haunted Hill (based on the 1959 movie starring Vincent Price). Eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren hosts a party.
Where: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 10/19/2019 - 12/01/2019: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Scarecrows in the Garden at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Take a stroll through the gardens to see dozens of ghoulish, whimsical, and colorful scarecrows.
Where: Abma’s Farm Market, Greenhouse & Petting Zoo – 10/19/2019 - 10/26/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Spooky Story Time at Abma's Farm. Take a night time hayride through their 30-acre farm to a bonfire, where their story teller tells you a fun, spooky story.
Where: Rizzo’s Wildlife World – 10/20/2019 - 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Join in for Rizzo's BOO at the ZOO! 1-hour wildlife show, scary/cute costume parade of ambassador animals. Halloween activities, and candy.
Where: Upper Saddle River Library – 10/24/2019: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: For grades 6 and up. Ellen from Sew It will lead this hands-on sewing class. Make a back pack, no experience is needed. Sewing machines and fabric…
Where: ShopRite of Mansfield – 10/24/2019: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Details: It’s no trick, they have a treat… an event at ShopRite that can’t be beat! Be sure to register your kids ages 12 & under…
Where: Copeland Middle School – 10/24/2019: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Join the Rockaway Township Education Association for Pumpkin Fest! There will be full-size pumpkins, carving kits, apple cider, fresh donuts and giveaways!
Where: Hanover Marriott – 10/25/2019 - 10/27/2019: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: For 7 seasons, the ABC hit TV series Once Upon a Time swept fans away with magical storytelling, lovable characters & a clever retelling of…
Where: Bergen County Zoo – 10/25/2019 - 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Details: Mark your calendars for Zoo Boo 2019! Trick or Treating, Halloween Activities and family fun.Tickets go on sale on Oct 2nd at the Bergen County Zoo.
Where: Boonton Holmes Public Library – 10/25/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Maker Day!Please join us in our Makerspace this afternoon for some crafty fun!! We'll have several different craft projects set up: make one, make some,…
Where: Presby Memorial Iris Gardens – 10/25/2019: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Enjoy the evening at Gardens Aglow at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. View the gardens at dusk as they come to life with artfully carved jack-o-lanterns.
Where: The Learning Experience – Wayne – 10/25/2019: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Come out to Trunk or Treat at The Learning Experience. Their Trunk-or-Treat provides a not-so-scary environment for little ones to trick-or-treat safely!
Where: Ender Hall Theatre at Bergen Community College – 10/25/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The BergenStages theatre troupe presents its first production of the season, “Picnic,” a Pulitzer Prize awarded play about a group of lonely women preparing for…
Where: West Orange Farmer’s Market – 10/26/2019: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: At the Halloween Harvest they're all treats, no tricks! Come join in on October 26 for Halloween Harvest. The Farmers Market will have some festive…
Where: Meadowlands Expo Center – 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019: 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Details: RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns at the Meadowlands is a truly unique one-of-a-kind event. The only indoor jack o'lantern experience in the world!
Where: Gatwyns II – 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Save the date for the annual Gatwyns II KID'S Table or Treat. October 26th at Gatwyns II, Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Lots of Halloween fun!
Where: Abma’s Farm Market, Greenhouse & Petting Zoo – 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Details: Come out to Halloween Trunk-or-Treat at Abma's Farm! Their annual Trunk-or-Treat is a fun and safe way for children to trick-or-treat at the farm!
Where: Arlington Depot Park – 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Kearny’s Annual Halloween Pawrade and Festival! This is a great family, pet and kid friendly event. Come have some fun! Costume contest dog and owner,…
Where: Turtle Back Zoo – 10/26/2019: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Join in for BARKtoberfest 2019 at The Turtle Back Zoo! A fun filled day at the Zoo celebrating and supporting local animal rescue groups, including…
Where: Morris Museum – 10/26/2019: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Join in Chemistry Day for Halloween Fun! Close out National Chemistry Week and get a jump-start on Halloween! Try out your costume and enjoy spooky…
Where: Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum – 10/26/2019: 11:00 am
Details: Experience a Mad Science® Halloween Spectacular! Join in at Bickford Theatre as you explore amazing science experiments with a twisted and spooky theme! Freaky fog,…
Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/26/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The Little Mermaid - Puppet-Filled Family Musical
Where: Boulder Run Shopping Center – 10/26/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce “Safe Trick or Treat” event will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 11:00-3:00 pm outside at the Stop & Shop…
Where: Littell Community Center – 10/26/2019: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Halloween Spooktacular! Costume contest, pumpkin decorating, hat rides, caramel apple making and more. Free for Franklin/Hamburg/Hardyston
Where: Hilltop at Cedar Grove – 10/26/2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Harvest Festival in Cedar Grove. Celebrate the change of seasons with games, pumpkin picking, face painting, and food trucks.
Where: Antique Loft – 10/26/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Come out to Namaste Hoboken 2019. Join in for an afternoon of piping hot chai, lip-smacking chaat, and wonderful food and drinks.
Where: South Mountain Reservation – 10/26/2019: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Essex County's annual Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest has become a popular event for dog owners. They can show off their creative talents.
Where: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center – 10/26/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Ages 2 - 5 with an adult. Enjoy a less spooky version of the popular Halloween event, Trail Tales. Enjoy silly and nature-themed tales told…
Where: Main Street, Fort Lee – 10/26/2019: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Come out to Fort Lee for the Fall-O-Ween Spectacular! Wear a costume. Enjoy a live DJ. As well as face painting and balloon sculpting.
Where: Roosevelt Elementary School – 10/26/2019: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Come out to Roosevelt School 4th Annual Trunk or Treat. There will be Food, Fun & Slime! Open to the public! Kids: $5, Adults are free.
Where: Stew Leonard’s @ Paramus – 10/26/2019: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: This Halloween, dogs are invited to Stew Leonard’s Barkfest. Bring their pups dressed in their best Halloween costumes. Win a Bubba’s Barkery Gift Basket.
Where: Elks Lodge, Oakland – 10/26/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Details: FLOW Follies 2nd Annual Halloween Bash Fundraiser. They’ve cooked up a concoction of live music, fun food, drinks. Plus costumes and dessert contests.
Where: Alstede Farms – 10/27/2019: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Come ou to the Farm to Table Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat pumpkin pancake breakfast on Alstede Farms.
Where: Garret Mountain Reservation – 10/27/2019: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Details: Join in the Halloween 5K to Scare Hunger Away! Trick-or-Treat Stations. Several stations at the post race festivities for kids and adults, too!
Where: Verizon parking lot on Oak Street – 10/27/2019: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Come out to Halloween Half Marathon in Morristown, NJ. The start and finish will be at the Verizon parking lot on Oak Street in the heart of Morristown.
Central Jersey Kids & Family Events
Where: Somerset County Administration Building – 08/07/2019 - 11/29/2019: All Day
Details: Amateur or professional photographers living in Somerset County are invited to submit photos that showcase the vibrant communities, historic sites, and engaging community events. Like…
Where: Rutgers University – Douglass Student Center – 09/13/2019 - 11/29/2019: 8:00 pm
Details: Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour. Friday nights at 8 pm from September 13 to November 29, 2019. Walk the streets of New Brunswick where the star-crossed…
Where: Norz Hill Farm – 09/14/2019 - 11/02/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: At the Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm, all activities are open on weekends. Includes hayrides, farm tours to see the animals, u-pick pumpkin from…
Where: Etsch Farms – 09/21/2019 - 10/27/2019: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Etsch Farms Corn Maze. 8 Acre corn maze operates weekends in September through October. Get lost with your friends and family, but remember Corn Central…
Where: Cheesequake Farms – 09/27/2019 - 11/02/2019: 1:30 pm
Details: Come out to Fall at Cheesequake Farms. New fields for pumpkin picking and corn maze. Featuring a longer ride, totally surrounded by autumnal woods, with…
Where: Snyder’s Farm – 09/28/2019 - 10/27/2019: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Snyder's Farm Fall Festival is on weekends until the end of October. Activities include hayride, corn maze, moon bounce, hay bale maze
Where: Howell Living History Farm – 10/04/2019 - 10/27/2019: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: The Howell Farm Corn Maze promises to be a challenging course for those willing to step in. There will be special courtyard activities and games.
Where: McCarter Theatre Center – 10/15/2019 - 11/03/2019: 7:30 pm
Details: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at McCarter Theatre Center. An eerie evening of ghost stories as Mary Shelley spins her tale of love and unholy experimentation.
Where: Downtown Cranford – 10/16/2019 - 10/31/2019: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: This year will be the 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll and it promises to be the biggest and best yet. There will be over 100 wild and crazy scarecrows.
Where: Westfield Community Center – 10/17/2019 - 10/27/2019: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Boom! Don't miss AddamsFest: Gomez’s Dynamite Model Railway. This is a new addition to the festivities. Celebrate Gomez’s well-known love of model trains.
Where: The Sarnoff Collection – TCNJ – 10/23/2019 - 11/06/2019: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra at Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ. This pop-up exhibit will showcase some artifacts from Toscanini’s time at NBC
Where: Princeton Public Library – 10/24/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Girls in grades 4 to 8 are invited to drop in for an hour of an all-female coding class exploring the programming language Python. In…
Where: The Boathouse at Mercer Lake – 10/24/2019: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Dress-up in your favorite Halloween attire at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake for their Witching Hour on the Lake. Costume contest and prizes!
Where: Kenilworth Public Library – 10/24/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Yarnies at the Kenilworth Public Library|Everyone is welcome to attend our fiber craft program at the Kenilworth Public Library! Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights takes place in…
Where: Hopewell Theater – 10/24/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: Halloween Fright Fest: Re-Animator. Scientist Herbert West has discovered a fluid which brings living tissue back to life. After the death of his professor, West…
Where: Howell Living History Farm – 10/24/2019: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Come out to Bats, Vultures & Opossums at Howell Living History Farm. Meet these important and often misunderstood friends of farmers.
Where: Iselin Branch Library – 10/25/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Teens in grades 8-12 will have the chance to watch anime (Japanese cartoons/animations) at the Woodbridge Public Library. At the meeting, the teens will vote…
Where: Kenilworth Public Library – 10/25/2019: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bingo for Children Who Can Read|Bingo for Children Who Can Read will be held on the following Fridays from 3:30 to 4:00pm: October 25 and…
Where: Echo Hill Park – 10/25/2019: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Details: On this non-haunted night hike, you will look and listen for nocturnal animals. Learn about adaptations of the eyes and ears for nighttime survival.
Where: Duke Farms – 10/25/2019: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Details: Come to Duke Farms After Dark for Bats! Learn why it is important to keep them in our area and what you can do to encourage their well-being.
Where: Watchung Reservation – 10/25/2019 - 10/27/2019: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Haunted Hayrides at the Deserted Village. Imagine a whole village of haunted houses and meeting the ghosts of people who actually lived and died there.
Where: Hopewell Theater – 10/25/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: Halloween Fright Fest: Donnie Darko! Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a bright and charming high-school student who also has a dark and willfully eccentric side; he…
Where: Howell Living History Farm – 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Join in the Corn Harvest at Howell Living History Farm. Get out your husking peg -- it's time to pick corn! With more than 120,000 ears of corn to pick.
Where: Rock ‘n’ Joe Union – 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Parents bring your children and come out to Rock ‘n’ Joe for a Halloween Family Fun Day. Children can come dressed in their costumes and parents too.
Where: Liberty Hall Museum – 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Join in for Liberty Hall Museum's Annual Pumpkin Patch Day – a fall tradition for so many families! Enjoy a day filled with pumpkin picking,…
Where: Princeton Public Library – 10/26/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Children ages 2 and older are invited to hear stories in French. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Where: Tulpehaking Nature Center – 10/26/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Come out to Cub Scout Day for Bear Fur, Feathers & Ferns. Cub Scouts will meet all requirements with fun, hands-on activities. (Patch not included).
Where: Township of Union – 10/26/2019: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Halloween Spooktacular Saturday! Jam-packed with activities throughout the day. Taking place in Vauxhall and at Rabkin Park.
Where: Princeton Public Library – 10/26/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Children ages 2 and older are invited to hear stories in Italian. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Where: Hopewell Theater – 10/26/2019: 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to…
Where: Bernardsville Train Station – 10/26/2019: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Downtown Bernardsville Trunk or Treat. Crafts, Candy, Games, Apple Cider, and Cash Prizes for Trunk Decorators. Plus! Movies on the Big Screen!
Where: Westfield Historical Society – 10/26/2019: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Details: AddamsFest: Paranormal Investigations at the Reeve House. Are there ghosts in Westfield? Are any of their spirits still residing there?
Where: Perth Amboy Waterfront – 10/26/2019: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Trunk or Treat is an event that brings Halloween to parking lots and/or enclosed streets, where kids go from car to car to collect candy.…
Where: Summit Farmers Market – 10/27/2019: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Celebrate Halloween with a new Sunday Funday at the Summit Farmers Market. Fall Family Photo Day. Get fun family photos. And it’s free.
Where: The Boathouse at Mercer Lake – 10/27/2019: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Join in the 5th Annual Sunday Funday Brunch - Halloween Edition. There will be Trunk or Treat, Silent Auctions, Costume Contest & Brunch!
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Springfield – 10/27/2019: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Thera-Palooza! features over 40 therapists, after school programs, social skills groups and more. All for children and adults with special needs.
Where: Howell Living History Farm – 10/27/2019: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: Come see Spectacular Spiders at Howell Living History Farm. Turn your spider "eeews" into "aaaahs" during this family-oriented program.
Where: Brook Arts Center – 10/27/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join us at the Historic Brook Theater on October 27 at 2 pm for a Halloween cult classic – Hocus Pocus. You are in for…
Where: Hopewell Theater – 10/27/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: Halloween Fright Fest: Dracula at Hopewell Theater. The dashing, mysterious Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), hypnotes a British soldier, Renfield (Dwight Frye), into his mindless slave.…
Where: Hopewell Theater – 10/29/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: Film: Halloween Fright Fest: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. An American writer, Sam Dalmas, lives in Rome. While at an art gallery, Sam witnesses…
Where: Morven Museum and Garden – 10/31/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Storytime Ages 3 to 6$10; Free with Family membershipThursdays at 11:00 a.m. July 25: ** CANCELLED** America's Space Hero: Buzz Aldrin StorytimeAstronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil…
Where: Downtown Summit – 10/31/2019: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: After school on Thursday, October 31. Downtown businesses who display a Trick-or-Treat poster in their window will hand out treats to children.
Where: Downtown Somerville – 10/31/2019: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Downtown Somerville Spooktacular! Enjoy music, activities, and entertainment on Division Street, Main Street, and at Borough Hall.
Where: Kenilworth Public Library – 11/01/2019: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Lego in the Library|Lego In the Library will be held on alternating Fridays from 3:30 – 4:00pm for children ages 4 – 12 years old. Register to build and…
Where: Echo Lake Park – 11/01/2019: 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Details: Bring your carved jack-o-lantern to Echo Lake Park the day after Halloween. Join others for The Great Pumpkin Sail. Watch as your pumpkin is put on a float.
Where: Duke Farms – 11/01/2019: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Come to Duke Farms for a Virtual Lunar Tour. Marvel as the Moon shares her varied geography. This indoor program will include the concepts of Moon phases.
Where: Liberty Hall Museum – 11/02/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Celebrate the 159th anniversary of the birthday of the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low. Take a tour of the house.
Where: Fairmount Presbyterian Church – 11/02/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Come to the well known Mistletoe Market at Fairmount Presbyterian Church! Get a jump on the holiday shopping season. great vendors and friendly people!
Where: Mercer County Park – 11/02/2019: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Details: Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. Join in for a fun-filled evening with food, fireworks and entertainment.
Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 11/02/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Relive the classic music of the 1960s with four incredible acts! Headling this Rock and Rock Spectacular is the legendary Chubby Checker. The only artist…
Jersey Shore Kids & Family Events
Where: Piazza di Roma – 07/01/2019 - 12/29/2019: All Day
Details: Piazza Di Roma creates the music, the memories, and the magic. Let them provide the perfect space to bring your sweet sixteen vision to life.
Where: Buena Vista Township Municipal Complex – 09/02/2019 - 12/02/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Holiday Toy Drive. Give a child a happy holiday experience! Donate unopened and unwrapped toys for all ages. Santa and Mrs Claus will hand out…
Where: Six Flags Great Adventure – 09/13/2019 - 10/31/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days. September 13-November 3 at Six Flags Great Adventure. It's a spooky time of year as…
Where: Cicconi Farms – 09/13/2019 - 10/27/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Details: Enter the gates of Gravity Hill. You will find over a dozen different scenes/settings spread out over 5 acres. 35 minutes of spine-chilling walkable haunted…
Where: Holland Ridge Farms – 09/21/2019 - 10/27/2019: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Holland Ridge Farms Sunflower Festival. New Jersey’s premier Sunflower Festival. Towering sunflowers, mums, assorted cut flowers and even indian corn.
Where: R and J Farm – 09/21/2019 - 10/31/2019: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Details: Enjoy Fall at R & J Farm. The Farm offers a corn maze, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin stand, and hay pit. On weekends…
Where: Riley Park – 09/22/2019 - 10/27/2019: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: The beautiful Riley Park in Bradley Beach becomes a Fall Market. The market not only includes crafts and vendors but music too.
Where: C. Casola Farms – 09/27/2019 - 10/31/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: C. Casola Farms is featuring 5 haunted attractions: Haunted Hayride of Terror, 3D Haunted Barn, The Haunted Wooded Trail, The Living Maze and The Marlboro…
Where: Sahl’s Father Son Farm – 09/28/2019 - 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Come out to The Corn Maze at Sahl's Father Son Farm! Enjoy corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch, animals and family activities.
Where: Happy Day Farm – 09/28/2019 - 10/31/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: The Pumpkin Festival at Happy Day Farm. It doesn’t happen quite often, but when it comes around, you know it’s something worth checking out! Join…
Where: Westhaven Farms – 09/28/2019 - 10/27/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Details: Join in at Westhaven Farms Halloween Fun. You will enjoy Hayrides, Flashlight Corn Maze, cold cider and doughnut. Lots of Halloween fun!
Where: Emery’s Berry Patch – 09/28/2019 - 10/27/2019: 12:00 pm
Details: Come out and enjoy Fall at Emery's Berry Farm. Awesome 5 acre Corn Maze with Who Dun-It? Clue Game and Big 7 Acre (Who Dun-It)…
Where: iPlay America Events Center – 09/30/2019 - 10/31/2019: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Details: Ultimate Halloween Fun at iPlay America! Features a free live Magic Show, trick-or-treat trail, photo opportunities and other Halloween themed activities.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 10/11/2019 - 11/03/2019: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Details: Once again, the grounds of the Physick Estate will be transformed for a spooky Halloween, and Scarecrow Alley. The event showcases homemade scarecrows.
Where: Brookdale Performing Arts Center – 10/11/2019 - 10/27/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: Brookdale Performing Arts Center’s Haunted Theater is regarded as one of the scariest and most immersive Halloween attractions in Monmouth County.
Where: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk – 10/19/2019 - 10/26/2019: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Join in at Boo at the Boardwalk! Trick-or-Treating, Crafts, Games, Pumpkin Patch, Beach Maze, Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Rides.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 10/20/2019 - 10/31/2019: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Behind the Scenes: H.H. Holmes -The Monster Behind The Man. Dive into the depraved depths of the life of H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer.
Where: Nauti Spirits Distillery – 10/24/2019: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Details: Tales From the Darksice of Victorian Life. From the midway to St. Bart’s pathology museum, to the headlines ripped from horror novels.
Where: iPlay America Events Center – 10/25/2019: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Come to iPlay America on October 25th from 5-8pm. Join in for the 6th annual Trick or Treat Around the Park. Enjoy a costume contest.
Where: Byrne Plaza – 10/25/2019: 5:30 pm
Details: Enjoy a Halloween movie (Hotel Transylvania) under the stars in Downtown Wildwood! Children 12 and under will receive a free bags of treats.
Where: Linwood Country Club – 10/25/2019: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Come to Linwood Country Club for a Halloween Spooktacular! Kid-friendly event with a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, Monster Obstacle Course.
Where: Monmouth Museum – 10/25/2019: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details: Come out to Mad Science Halloween at Monmouth Museum. This presentation will have you gasping and laughing at the peculiar and chilling science experiments.
Where: Cape May Convention Hall – 10/26/2019: All Day
Details: Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For…
Where: Cape May County Park & Zoo – 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Boo at the Zoo is free and open to the public. Wear a costume to this fun family event. Includes activities for the kids, games,…
Where: Quail Hill Scout Reservation – 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Details: Gates open at 9:00am. Check-In opens at 10:00am. Camping Area Setup Begins at 10:00am. Activity Stations open at 11:00am. Lunch Concession Stand opens at 11:30am.…
Where: Leonardo State Marina – 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Join The NJ State Park Service and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ for this Annual Halloween Event. Featuring their first ever Pet Festival!! A free…
Where: Historic Smithville – 10/26/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: This is sponsored by Underground, one of the 60+ stores at Historic Smithville. Come spend a Day and night in the Village and take part…
Where: Atlantic Highlands Business District – 10/26/2019: 1:00 pm
Details: Come out to Atlantic Highlands Halloween Parade! Lots of Halloween fun. Starts at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 26. Rain Date: Oct 27.
Where: Fireman’s Park – 10/26/2019: 1:00 pm
Details: Join in the Boo & Bark Parade at Fireman's Park. Refreshments, raffles, swag bags for kids and dogs, prizes for the costumes. All profits benefit…
Where: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk – 10/26/2019: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: Come out to Jenkinson's Boardwalk for pumpkin races. It’s pumpkin vs pumpkin in their annual Perky’s Pumpkin Derby on Saturday, October 26th!
Where: Olde New Jersey Ave. – 10/26/2019: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details: North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Block Party! The 11th Annual family fun event! Vehicle check-in is 5 pm. Event time is 5:30 pm – 7 pm.…
Where: Oceanport Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company – 10/27/2019: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Details: Please come out and support the Oceanport Hook & Ladder Fire Explorers' 4th Annual Halloween Breakfast. Buffet Style: panckakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, pork roll, Muffins…
Where: Deal Casino Beach Club – 10/27/2019: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Details: 2019 Deal Trick or Trot. The day's events include: the 4-mile Race, Harry Drazin Memorial Race Walk (also 4 miles), a Pet Walk, and Kids…
Where: Nightclub for Kids and Teens – 10/27/2019: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Join in for a "Spook"-tacular time at the Not So Scary Halloween Bash! Get your costume on and party with Mickey & Minnie! $20 per…
Where: Lily Montessori – 10/27/2019: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Join in the Lily Opening Party. Bring the whole family to celebrate the official opening of Lily Montessori Parent Child Center!
Where: Tuckerton Library – 10/29/2019: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Wear a costume if you want, and listen to books and songs about monsters. Beware of the monstrous craft too. Ages 2-6. REG
Where: Toms River Shopping Centre – 10/31/2019: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: The 81st Toms River Halloween Parade! Parade formation and start is at the Toms River Shopping Centre on Highland Parkway.
Where: Monmouth Museum – 10/31/2019: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Details: Take the kids to Math Monsters and More at Monmouth Museum. The program takes math to the wild side with activities that lead problem-solving.
Where: Marina Parking Lot – 10/31/2019: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details: Join in at the Sea Isle City Trunk or Treat. Residents, businesses and organizations are invited to distribute candy from their trunks or open tail gates.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 10/31/2019: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details: Join in for Trick or Treat at The Physick Estate. Some spooky characters are waiting with treats for all the good little boys and ghouls.
Where: Joe & Jack’s Auto Repair – 11/02/2019: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Come out to Fleming's Pumpkin Run on November 2nd! There will be Automotive, Antique Engine & Tractor Shows! Also a Flea Market with antiques, tools,…
Where: Showboat Casino – 11/02/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Welcome to J1-Con – An Anime & Gaming Expo that provides anime, vendors, panels, gaming, live music, cosplay, guests, a podcasting summit, and a cosplay prom,…
Where: Beach Plum Farm – 11/05/2019 - 11/10/2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Plan a fall getaway filled with Wilderness Adventures at Beach Plum Farm. Join the Cape Resorts Explorers Club and enjoy painting, archery, and gardening.
Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 11/05/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Disney Junior Holiday Party!
Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 11/09/2019: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: No grumpfish allowed! In this fintastic workshop, fans of the Bubble Guppies can create their own underwater city while learning the basics of team play,…
Where: Cape May County Park & Zoo – 11/16/2019: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Bring your Princess and Pirate for a day at Cape May County Zoo. They have special plans for a fun-filled day. Events include Disney Trivia.
Where: Clarion Hotel Toms River – 11/17/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Toms River Toy and Collectible show will have dealers from all over New Jersey bringing some exciting Toys. You will find vintage toys through modern toys.
Where: Upper Township Community Center – 11/23/2019: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Details: "Handmade in America" Professional Craft Show. Every item in the show is made by skilled craftsmen. Everything is literally “handmade in America.”
Where: The Historic Village at Allaire – 11/24/2019: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Celebrate an early 19th Century Thanksgiving with the villagers of James P. Allaire's Howell Iron Works Company! Starting at 11 am, special program at the…
Where: Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue – 11/24/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Smash Out Alzheimer's!! There will be pumpkin smashing, pumpkin painting, 50/50 raffles, music, entertainment, and food plus a holiday vendor fair
South Jersey Kids & Family Events
Where: Creamy Acres Farm Country Store – 09/20/2019 - 11/02/2019: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Night of Terror is the largest and scariest haunted attraction in NJ. Night of Terror has one of the first Haunted Paintball Hayride Zombie Hunt’s…
Where: Sahara Sam’s – 09/28/2019 - 10/26/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Details: Halloween Horror at Sahara Sam’s! Something for everyone! Family-friendly activities. Afterwards, the park turns scary for the older kids (and adults).
Where: Springdale Farms – 10/04/2019 - 10/27/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Pumpkin Picking Hayrides at Springdale Farms. The rides run continuously on the weekends from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm.
Where: Coombs Barnyard – 10/06/2019 - 10/27/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: This year's Barnyard Bash will be an open house style! Come to the Barnyard on Sunday October 6, 13, 20, or 27th between the hours…
Where: Psycho Trail – 10/12/2019 - 10/31/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Come out to Psycho Trail in Blackwood, NJ. 2019 open as home haunt for all ages. Kids night no scares, no actors. Free admission.
Where: Broadway Theatre of Pitman – 10/25/2019: All Day
Details: The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in the fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to…
Where: Garden State Discovery Museum – 10/25/2019: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Come out to Garden State Discovery Museum's Halloween Hootenanny. Join in for trick or treating around the museum. They will have a costume contest.
Where: WheatonArts – 10/26/2019: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: East Asian Autumn Festival! Free on October 26, 2019 from 1 pm to 5 pm in the WheatonArts Event Center. Enjoy a vivid introduction to…
Where: Camden Childrens Garden – 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Come out to Goblins in the Garden at Camden Childrens Garden. Come in costume and join their costume parade for trick or treat!
Where: Downtown Medford – 10/26/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: Enjoy the Medford Halloween Parade on Main Street. The parade starts at St Mary's of the Lake School and continues east on Firehouse Lane then…
Where: WheatonArts – 10/27/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Enjoy a Free trick-or-treat event throughout the grounds at WheatonArts on October 27 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Find out why HalloWheaton has quickly…
Where: WheatonArts – 10/27/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Enjoy a FREE trick-or-treat event throughout the grounds at WheatonArts on October 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Find out why HalloWheaton has quickly…
Where: Adventure Aquarium – 10/30/2019: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Come to the Camden Waterfrontand. Enjoy a Night of Family Fun at the Annual Trunk or Treat (starts at 5 pm). And the tour of the Adventure Aquarium.
Where: Glassboro Town Square – 10/31/2019: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Glassboro Fall Festival Trunk or Treat! Come and fill your bag with tons of candy from dozens of cars that have trunks filled with treats.
Where: Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill – 11/02/2019: 12:00 am
Details: Unified 5K Run. Join in this fall for the third annual 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run. Participants can run, jog, or walk UNIFIED to support Special Olympics.
The Levoy Theatre and Off Broad Street Players production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Where: The Levoy – 11/08/2019: All Day
Details: Based on the stories by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins takes us on a magical and thrilling journey. When a…
Where: Broadway Theatre of Pitman – 11/09/2019: All Day
Details: Pocahontas is an Indian Princess that meets Captain John Smith in the wilderness. They quickly bond, fascinated by each other's worlds and end up falling…
Where: Camden Childrens Garden – 11/09/2019 - 11/10/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Come to Camden Childrens Garden for the Train Festival. Learn all about trains and ride the Polar Express through the Garden!
Where: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center – 11/10/2019: All Day
Details: Come to the Informative Session for Creativity CoLaboratory Charter School @ Appel Farm. A Tution-Free Choice for middle school students in 5-8th grade.
Where: Katz JCC of Cherry Hill NJ – 11/21/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for high school students (grades 9 - 12) who identify as LGBTQ and their allies. A collaboration of…
Where: Marlton Park Homan Pavilion – 11/28/2019: 8:00 am
Details: Join in the Turkey Trot for Education. Spend your Thanksgiving morning supporting the Woodstown-Pilesgrove School Foundation. Race or walk.
Where: The Grove at Centerton – 11/28/2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Thanksgiving Dinner at The Grove at Centerton. A Grove Family Tradition. Let The Grove prepare your Thanksgiving feast. A traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner with all…
Where: Broadway Theatre of Pitman – 12/04/2019: All Day
Details: Every Christmas Eve, most children find it hard to sleep. They want to peek out the window to see if they can catch a glimpse…
Where: Duffield’s Farm Market – 12/07/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Christmas Festival at Duffield's Farm. Join in to celebrate the season. Christmas photo area! Santa and Mrs. Clause are coming.
Where: Camden Childrens Garden – 12/07/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Santa's Here! They’re decorating trees at Camden Childrens Garden, greeting Santa and telling lots of holiday stories! Join in!
Where: Broadway Theatre of Pitman – 12/11/2019: All Day
Details: Frosty is a jolly, happy Snowman with a corncob pipe, two eyes made of coal - and an old magician's hat that brings him to…
Where: Katz Jewish Community Center – 12/12/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for high school students (grades 9 - 12) who identify as LGBTQ and their allies. Free and open…
Where: Riverwinds Community Center – 12/14/2019 - 12/15/2019: 8:45 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Elf N Cocoa Run! Awesome New Swag and Sweet Hot Cocoa! 8K and 5K Runners get a custom knitted Pom Pom Hat by BOCO Gear.…
Where: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center – 03/13/2020 - 03/15/2020: 6:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Details: Join Appel Farm Arts and Music Center for a weekend packed with intentional opportunities for connection. Guests will sleep in cozy, heated dorm-style bunks
Where: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center – 04/03/2020 - 04/05/2020: 12:00 am
Details: Crafty Campout at Appel Farm. Brownies and Juniors are invited to join in for an overnight camp experience. The curriculum is designed to teach girls.
Where: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center – 05/16/2020 - 05/17/2020: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Family Arts Camp at Appel Farm. Join Appel Farm for a weekend of camp fun for the whole family! Spend the weekend with your family in a dorm-style bunk.
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