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The Best Kids & Family Events in New Jersey

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.

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North Jersey Kids & Family Events


Corn-Maze-Alstede Farms
Giant Corn Maze

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…


NJ Events: Labor Day in Jersey
Labor Day Weekend Fun @ Alstede Farms

Where: Alstede Farms – 08/31/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: As students of all ages are returning to school, take time out this holiday weekend to share unforgettable family memories on a real working farm.…


Storytime and Activities Featuring A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Woodland Park – 08/31/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: This fun Storytime introduces the world of Wetmore Forest from Funko. Discover an enchanting forest where exploration and discovery are key. Plus, get a coupon…


Storytime and Activities Featuring A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story

Where: Postal code 07950, US – 08/31/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: This fun Storytime introduces the world of Wetmore Forest from Funko. Discover an enchanting forest where exploration and discovery are key. Plus, get a coupon…


Storytime and Activities Featuring A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Livingston – 08/31/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: This fun Storytime introduces the world of Wetmore Forest from Funko. Discover an enchanting forest where exploration and discovery are key. Plus, get a coupon…


Storytime and Activities Featuring A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Morris Plains – 08/31/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: This fun Storytime introduces the world of Wetmore Forest from Funko. Discover an enchanting forest where exploration and discovery are key. Plus, get a coupon…


Storytime and Activities Featuring A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Clifton – 08/31/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: This fun Storytime introduces the world of Wetmore Forest from Funko. Discover an enchanting forest where exploration and discovery are key. Plus, get a coupon…


Storytime and Activities Featuring A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Ledgewood – 08/31/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: This fun Storytime introduces the world of Wetmore Forest from Funko. Discover an enchanting forest where exploration and discovery are key. Plus, get a coupon…


Family Chapter BBQ
BXA Annual Friends & Family Chapter BBQ

Where: Van Saun County Park – 08/31/2019: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: The BXA Annual Friends & Family Chapter BBQ. Come out and enjoy a day with the Bronx Alumni Chapter as they celebrate another successful fraternal…


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Black Breastfeeding Week Newark

Where: The Priory – 08/31/2019: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Newark's 2nd Annual Black Breastfeeding Week Event! Celebrate your breastfeeding success with a community that gets you! This year’s theme is #loveontop. This event will…


Games Galore in Wayne

Where: Packanack Lake Clubhouse – 08/31/2019: 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sponsored by: Care One at Wayne Minimum age: 12 Games Galore and More is a team of volunteers who assist the staff of a long-term…


Miners Food Truck & Beer Night
Sussex County Miners Food Truck & Beer Fest

Where: Skylands Stadium – 08/31/2019: 4:30 pm
Details: The Sussex County Miners’ are holding their third annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest. Taking place on Saturday, August 31, fans can take in…


Scandinavian Festival
35th Annual Scandinavian Fest

Where: Vasa Park – 09/01/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: On Sunday, September 1st, Come to ScanFest! Come to ScanFest! It’s an all-day celebration of Scandinavia at its best. As a result, you’ll discover the…


American Labor Museum Parade
American Labor Museum Parade

Where: American Labor Museum – 09/01/2019: 12:30 pm
Details: The American Labor Museum Parade steps-off at 12:30 pm. The parade will begin and end at the Botto House in Haledon. There will be a…


LABOR DAY PADDLE
Labor Day Paddle

Where: Essex County Environmental Center – 09/02/2019: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Details: Take a leisurely paddle on the Passaic River! You will enjoy scenery and peacefulness as you paddle up the river and float downstream. This event…


NJ Events - Community Events
Riverdale's Labor Day Street Fair

Where: 91 Newark Pompton Tpke. – 09/02/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Riverdale's Labor Day Street Fair! Great food, retail vendors, live music, kiddie rides, Pony Rides & petting zoo, games, will be available Labor Day Monday…


Sussex County Miners
Fan Appreciation Day

Where: Skylands Stadium – 09/02/2019: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: The Sussex County Miners are paying tribute to the Can-Am League’s greatest fans by hosting Fan Appreciation Day. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early for…


Evening story time

Where: Anthony Pio Costa Memorial Library – 09/03/2019: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Songs, stories, and activities to encourage learning and literacy in preschoolers. Registration is required.


Pajama Storytime

Where: Lodi Memorial Library – 09/03/2019: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join Miss Libby for our new pajama storytime full of books, songs, and movement. This program is open to everyone, but perfect for parents who…


The Wiggles

Where: Wellmont Theatre – 09/03/2019: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Wiggles


Magical Melodies (All ages)

Where: Ridgewood Public Library – 09/05/2019: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Rock out to fun songs with Chris Flynn on guitar. Sign in with RPL/KidsCard on arrival.


Homework helper

Where: Johnson Public Library – 09/05/2019: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. For grades K to 6 in the meeting room. If need a little extra help with homework, stop by for…


EDAC meeting

Where: Whippanong Library/Municipal Building – 09/06/2019: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: EDAC meetingConference Room A


Alstede Farms Cider Mill
Apple Cider Pressing Tours

Where: Alstede Farms – 09/06/2019 - 09/27/2019: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Apple Cider Pressing Tours at Alstede Farms. Fridays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, 10am – 1pm. Experience the production of homemade cider first-hand at Alstede’s…


Infant and Toddler Storytime

Where: Morris County Library – 09/06/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Stories, songs, and ABC fun! For ages birth to 2 years. For more information call us at: 973-285-6980


Allamuchy Country Fair
Allamuchy Country Fair

Where: Waterloo Concert Field – 09/06/2019 - 09/08/2019: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: The Allamuchy Country Fair has Rides, Entertainment, Magic and Reptile shows. Contests, Corn Hole Tournament, Music, Vendors, Food Court, Beer Garden and More! Fireworks on…


NJ Taco Festival
5th Annual NJ Taco Festival

Where: Sussex County Fairgrounds – 09/07/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Details: The 5th Annual NJ Taco Festival is certainly one you will not want to miss. This year's event takes place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.…


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Sparta New Jersey Renaissance Festival!

Where: Camp Sacajawea – 09/07/2019 - 09/15/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: The Sparta NJ Renaissance Festival is back for its 3rd year! Please spread the word and join in for an even bigger and better year!…


Turtle Back Hatchlings: Fall 2019

Where: Turtle Back Zoo – 09/07/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Fall Childhood Programming TBZ’s Early Childhood programs encourage family learning and foster early environmental awareness.  We invite young children to discover the natural world through…


Celebrate Our One Millionth Storytime With Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

Where: Postal code 07950, US – 09/07/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Celebrate our one-millionth Storytime this weekend! Join us to read a never-before-released Dr. Seuss book about creating and looking at art. Plus, stay for activities…


Celebrate Our One Millionth Storytime With Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Woodland Park – 09/07/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Celebrate our one-millionth Storytime this weekend! Join us to read a never-before-released Dr. Seuss book about creating and looking at art. Plus, stay for activities…


Harmony Corn Maze
Corn Maze in Harmony NJ

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…


NJ Events: Community Events
Family Empowerment Community Day

Where: 1 Civic Square – 09/07/2019: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Family Empowerment Community Day has something for the whole family. Includes School supply giveaways, Youth games/activities, Free health screenings, Music, Vendor Shopping and Much More.…


Music Fest at Mennen Arena
Food Truck & Music Fest at Mennen Arena

Where: Mennen Sports Arena – 09/07/2019: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day! 20 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some incredible bands, make for an enchanting and fulfilling…


THE ADDAMS FAMILY JR. (youth) @ the Mainstage

Where: Smiling Rhino Theatre – 09/07/2019: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: "Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical adapted for middle school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown…


THE ADDAMS FAMILY JR. (youth) @ the Mainstage

Where: Smiling Rhino Theatre – 09/07/2019: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: "Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical adapted for middle school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown…


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Farm to Table Apple Pancake Breakfast

Where: Alstede Farms – 09/08/2019: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Details: Farm to Table Apple Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms. Enjoy stacks of pancakes smothered with a delicious, Alstede fresh, homemade apple topping in an all-you-can-eat…


Netcong Day Festival
Netcong Day Festival

Where: Netcong Borough Hall – 09/08/2019: 8:30 am
Details: Netcong Day Festival features a 5k race. Race registration 8:30am – Start Time 10:30am. Annual Street Fair Starts at 11am, Main Street Netcong, NJ. Family Fun,…


Celebrate Our One Millionth Storytime With Hey Grandude!

Where: Postal code 07950, US – 09/08/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Celebrate our one millionth Storytime this weekend! Join us to read Sir Paul McCartney's first picture book about the fun that grandparents and grandkids can…


Celebrate Our One Millionth Storytime With Hey Grandude!

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Ledgewood – 09/08/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Celebrate our one millionth Storytime this weekend! Join us to read Sir Paul McCartney's first picture book about the fun that grandparents and grandkids can…


Celebrate Our One Millionth Storytime With Hey Grandude!

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Woodland Park – 09/08/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Celebrate our one millionth Storytime this weekend! Join us to read Sir Paul McCartney's first picture book about the fun that grandparents and grandkids can…


Roxbury Food Truck Festival
Roxbury Food Truck Festival

Where: HORSESHOE LAKE – 09/08/2019: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Kick off the school year right! Join Roxbury Food Truck Festival for a fun filled day of delicious food trucks, music, games for kids, lawn…


THE ADDAMS FAMILY JR. (youth) @ the Mainstage

Where: Smiling Rhino Theatre – 09/08/2019: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: "Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical adapted for middle school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown…


THE ADDAMS FAMILY JR. (youth) @ the Mainstage

Where: Smiling Rhino Theatre – 09/08/2019: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: "Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical adapted for middle school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown…


Let’s Go Legos! Lego Storytime (Ages 4-7)

Where: Ridgewood Public Library – 09/09/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bring stories to life with Legos. Register now.


Fall Storytime for ages 2 & up

Where: Rockaway Borough Public Library – 09/10/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Fall Storytime*: Seven-weeks of stories and crafts with Ms. Gloria and Ms. Geri begins on Tuesday, September 10th and continues through Tuesday, October 22nd. 11:00am–11:30am.…


Planning Board Work Session

Where: Whippanong Library/Municipal Building – 09/10/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Planning Board Work SessionConference Room A


Landmark Commission Tricentennial Meeting

Where: Whippanong Library/Municipal Building – 09/11/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Landmark Commission Tricentennial MeetingMeeting to be held in conference room B


Discover French Artists with Marcia Matthews: Duchamp (Ages 4 & up)

Where: Ridgewood Public Library – 09/12/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Register now.


Township Committee Conference Session

Where: Whippanong Library/Municipal Building – 09/12/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Township Committee Conference SessionConference Room A


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Central Jersey Kids & Family Events


Sheep and Fiber Festival
NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival

Where: Hunterdon County Fairgrounds – 09/07/2019 - 09/08/2019: 9:00 am
Details: NJ Sheep And Fiber Festival. This event is held by the non-profit organization Garden State Sheep Breeders. The Festival includes sheep shows, breed displays, sheep…


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The “Not So Secret Garden”

Where: Morven Museum and Garden – 09/07/2019: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden, has introduced readers to the beautiful and transformative power of the garden for over a century. Morven Museum…


Celebrate Our One Millionth Storytime With Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Menlo Park Mall – 09/07/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Celebrate our one-millionth Storytime this weekend! Join us to read a never-before-released Dr. Seuss book about creating and looking at art. Plus, stay for activities…


Celebrate Our One Millionth Storytime With Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers – 3346 Reid Street – 09/07/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Celebrate our one-millionth Storytime this weekend! Join us to read a never-before-released Dr. Seuss book about creating and looking at art. Plus, stay for activities…


Celebrate Our One Millionth Storytime With Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Somerville – 09/07/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Celebrate our one-millionth Storytime this weekend! Join us to read a never-before-released Dr. Seuss book about creating and looking at art. Plus, stay for activities…


Arts Council
Arts Council of Princeton's Fall Open House

Where: Paul Robeson Center for the Arts/Arts Council of Princeton – 09/07/2019: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: The Arts Council of Princeton is open for exploration! Join in to enjoy hands-on art-making, participate in collaborative projects, watch live dance performances, and more!…


Japanese Stories

Where: Princeton Public Library – 09/07/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Children ages 2 and older are invited to hear stories in Japanese. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


ZUMBINI for Infants & Toddlers

Where: Rock’n Joe Coffee – 09/08/2019: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: ZUMBINI for Infants & Toddlers Every child needs music! Come meet Allie and see how the Zumbini Music and Movement program can influence your child.…


Blessing of the Backpacks

Where: Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church – 09/08/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Join the faithful people of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church (214 Church Street, Bound Brook) for our Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, September 8 during…


Wednesday Morning Storytime

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers East Brunswick – 09/11/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Join us for a fun Storytime, every Wednesday at 11am! We'll read a story and have a quick coloring activity to follow. You do not…


Origami Club for all Ages

Where: Princeton Public Library – 09/11/2019: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new, often seasonal, folding. Beginners are welcome.…


Central Jersey Jazz Festival
Central Jersey Jazz Festival

Where: Stangl Road – 09/13/2019: 5:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Central Jersey Jazz Festival. Visitors may begin seating on Stangl Road starting at 5:00 pm. The performances will begin at 6:00…


Fall Festival
Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm

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…


Bound Brook RiverFest
2019 Bound Brook RiverFest Art & Music Fair

Where: Downtown Bound Brook – 09/14/2019: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: 2019 Bound Brook RiverFest Art & Music Fair is a lively, colorful, fun day of arts, crafts, kid rides, food, live music and dance. It…


Girl Scouts Badge Workshops
Girl Scouts Badge Workshops

Where: Morven Museum and Garden – 09/14/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Girl Scouts Badge Workshops will be held on Sept. 14th at held at Morven Museum & Garden. The Bugs Girl Scout Badge Workshop is for…


Walk n' Roll for Children's Specialized Hospital

Where: Johnson Park – 09/15/2019: 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Join the fun! Team up with friends, family and colleagues at Johnson Park in Piscataway, NJ on Sunday, September 15, 2019, for the 13th Annual…


Fanny Wood Day
Fanny Wood Day Street Fair

Where: Downtown Fanwood – 09/15/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Fanny Wood Day is much more than just a street fair. Besides the many food and craft vendors, this year's Fanny Wood Day will host…


Bridgewater Community Day
2nd Annual Bridgewater Community Day

Where: Bridgewater Township – 09/15/2019: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Bridgewater Community Day at the Grounds of Somerset County Vo-Tech. Join in For a fun day. Info


Games Galore in Bridgewater

Where: Postal code 08807, US – 09/17/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sponsored by: Complete Care Green Knoll Minimum age: 17 Games Galore is a team of volunteers who assist the staff of a long-term care Senior…


Friends of the Library

Where: Kenilworth Public Library – 09/17/2019: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Friends of the Library|The Friends of the Library meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 6:30pm in the Activity…


Light Opera of New Jersey
Basking in Light

Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Basking Ridge – 09/20/2019 - 09/21/2019: 8:00 pm
Details: Light Opera of New Jersey starts its 25th season with the sound of amazing young voices who are on track for careers in singing and…


Hopewell Harvest Fair
Hopewell Harvest Fair

Where: Hopewell Elementary – 09/21/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Hopewell Harvest Fair. Thousands of people from the Hopewell Valley come together for a day of fun, family, and entertainment. A true community connection. Info


Museum Day
Smithsonian Museum Day

Where: Morven Museum and Garden – 09/21/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Smithsonian Media hosts it's annual Smithsonian Museum Day. Participating museums will open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket on Saturday,…


Westfield FestiFall

Where: Downtown Westfield – 09/22/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Downtown Westfield will be a marketplace of vendors, crafters, retailers and delicious festival foods. A special kids area will feature rides and non-stop activities. It's…


Happy Hands Story Time

Where: Princeton Public Library – 09/25/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Happy Hands teaches American Sign Language vocabulary, speech, and expression through multi-sensory learning. Signing helps promote verbal communication and encourage reading skills and can have…


Storytime at Morven

Where: Morven Museum and Garden – 09/26/2019: 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…


Wizard World Harvest
Wizard World Harvest

Where: Readington River Buffalo Farm – 09/28/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Wizard World Harvest is a family event, wizard style. Enjoy a themed event featuring Wizards Witches and Magic. There will a live wizard chemistry show,…


Carnival Funtasia
Carnival Funtasia

Where: Rock ‘n’ Joe Union – 09/28/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Carnival Funtasia is Perfect For The Entire Family! Join in for a day filled with fun and excitement. There will be a variety of activities…


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Monroe Township 10 Annual Green Fair

Where: Monroe Township High School – 09/28/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: The Monroe Township 10th Annual Green Fair will encourage the use of healthy, green & sustainable living products & services. This event will also promote…


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DogFest

Where: The College of New Jersey – 09/28/2019: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Grab your leashes and head to Campus Town at TCNJ in Ewing, NJ on Sept 28 for DogFest Philly-NJ 2019. Benefits Canine Companions for Independence.…


Branchburg Country Fair Fireworks
Branchburg Country Fair

Where: White Oak Park – 09/28/2019: 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Details: Join in at the Branchburg Country Fair. Tent opens at 11 with community groups, businesses and vendors. Tent is busiest in the morning and early…


French Stories

Where: Princeton Public Library – 09/28/2019: 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.


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Franklin Day Festival

Where: Colonial Park – 09/28/2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: The Franklin Day Festival includes popular programs designed for children, adults, and seniors. Bring the entire family! The annual Artwalk will display artwork solicited by…


Trenton Oktoberfest
Trenton Oktoberfest

Where: german american society – 09/28/2019 - 09/29/2019: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Trenton Oktoberfest: Saturday 12pm - 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm. The Philly Brass Band and the Aqua String Band from Philadelphia, followed by Spielmannzug Komptendorf…


Italian Stories

Where: Princeton Public Library – 09/28/2019: 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.


Family Matinee:Snoopy, Come Home

Where: Hopewell Theater – 09/28/2019: 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Snoopy, Come Home centers upon the adventures of Charlie Brown's pet beagle, Snoopy, and his tiny, yellow pal, Woodstock. When Snoopy's original owner Lila is…


Perth Amboy Harborside Marina
Annual Paella Festival

Where: Perth Amboy Harborside Marina – 09/29/2019: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Come out and enjoy the Annual Paella Festival at Perth Amboy Harborside Marina! There will be lots of good food and family fun. Info


Little Pandas

Where: Princeton Public Library – 09/30/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Through engagement with books, songs, rhymes and crafts, these sessions are designed to help children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers improve Mandarin…


Lap Sit at the Library

Where: Kenilworth Public Library – 10/01/2019: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Lap Sit at the Library|Lap Sit, for newborns through age 24 months and their caregivers is held on Tuesday mornings from 10:30am to 10:50am. Simple…


Happy Hands Story Time

Where: Princeton Public Library – 10/02/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Happy Hands teaches American Sign Language vocabulary, speech, and expression through multi-sensory learning. Signing helps promote verbal communication and encourage reading skills and can have…


Toddler Time at the Library

Where: Kenilworth Public Library – 10/02/2019: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Toddler Time at the Library|Toddler Time for 2 year olds will be held on Wednesdays from 10:30 – 10:50am. Stories, puppets and music just right for…


Lego in the Library

Where: Kenilworth Public Library – 10/04/2019: 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…


Foodstock
Woodbridge Fall Food Truck Festival

Where: Woodbridge Center – 10/04/2019 - 10/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Foodstock 4th Annual Woodbridge Fall Food Truck Festival! Beer Garden, Live Entertainment and Bands All Day, DJ Music, and over 15 Food Trucks and Local…


Family Day: Spread Your Wings

Where: Princeton University – Princeton Art Museum – 10/05/2019: All Day
Details: Join us for a fun-filled day of art-making and activities inspired by the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity. Refreshments will be served.…


Baby Expo 2019
2019 NJ Baby & Toddler Expo

Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center – 10/05/2019 - 10/06/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: At the 2019 NJ Baby & Toddler Expo you'll find free educational seminars. Free Parking. Free goodie swag Bag. Free samples. Door prizes and Gifts.…


Mom, Baby and Toddler Expo

Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center – 10/05/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: a two day event for mom's and moms-to-be.  October 5 & 6 at the NJ Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ  See the exhibitors,…


2019 NJ Baby & Toddler Expo

Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center – 10/05/2019: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Two days to shop and connect with everything Baby and Toddler  Free Educational seminars - Free Parking - Free goodie swag Bag - Free samples…


Oktoberfest with dancers and band
Quakertown Fire Company Oktoberfest

Where: Quakertown Fire Co – 10/05/2019: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Join in at the Quakertown Fire Company Oktoberfest. This Annual Oktoberfest includes food, beverages and activities for kids and adults. Info


Russian Stories

Where: Princeton Public Library – 10/05/2019: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Stories and songs in Russian for children ages 3 to 6. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Where: Hopewell Theater – 10/05/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder…


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Jersey Shore Kids & Family Events


Antique Auto Show

Where: Historic Smithville – 09/14/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Come spend a day in the Village and see some spectacular vehicles from days gone by or show off one of your own! Historic Smithville…


Beer in glasses
Cape May Harvest Brew Fest

Where: The Physick Estate – 09/14/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Cape May Harvest Brew Fest. Enjoy craft beers and celebrate South Jersey during this all-day festival that celebrates all things local! Enjoy local food vendors,…


Annual Fall Family Funfest

Where: Ocean Community Church – 09/14/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: JOIN US AS FOR OUR ANNUAL FALL FAMILY FUNFEST…A DAY OF FREE FAMILY FUN! Saturday, September 14th, 2019 11AM – 4PM Entertainment – Inflatables –…


Food Trucktemberfest
Food Trucktemberfest

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 09/14/2019: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Pick up your favorites like butterfly fries or a lobster roll, then try something new and exciting like a frozen cheesecake dipped in your favorite…


LEGO® Club

Where: Little Egg Harbor Branch-Ocean County Library – 09/14/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Drop-in and build with LEGOS®


LEGO® Fun

Where: Little Egg Harbor Branch-Ocean County Library – 09/14/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Drop-in and build with LEGOS®


Spirit of the Jerseys
Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

Where: Monmouth Battlefield State Park – 09/14/2019: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: History comes alive at the Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair! Adventure for the entire family into New Jersey’s past. Enjoy living history demonstrations,…


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Faces Family Fun Day

Where: Estell Manor Park – 09/14/2019: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: Faces Family Fun Day! Please join in to connect with families, community leaders and law enforcement for fun, pony rides, games and barbecue food in…


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SteelCreek at Boots at the Beach

Where: Olde New Jersey Ave. – 09/14/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: No hurricane will prevent SteelCreek from playing at this festival again this year! Mark your calendars now! They will be back on the main stage…


Fall Family Festival Antique Auto Show & Parade

Where: 29th St. to JFK Blvd. & Promenade – 09/15/2019: All Day
Details: Fall Family Festival will continue on Sunday with an Antique Auto Show along the Promenade.


Monarchs & Mimosas
Monarchs & Mimosas

Where: Insectropolis – 09/15/2019: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Details: Enjoy brunch and see the magic of the release of 50 monarch butterflies at the inaugural Monarchs & Mimosas! Light brunch & virgin mimosas. Raffle…


Smithville Fife and Drum

Where: Historic Smithville – 09/15/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Enjoy a day strolling The Smithville Village listening to the beautiful sounds of the Smithville Fife & Drum Corp. They will begin at 1:00pm in…


It's Opposite Day!

Where: Ocean County Library (Tuckerton Branch) – 09/17/2019: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Up and down, in and out, come on in and give a shout. It's opposite day, so come and play. We guarantee you'll shout Hooray.…


Mother Goose Lapsit

Where: Little Egg Harbor Branch-Ocean County Library – 09/18/2019: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Rhythm, rhyme music ans movement for children up to 17 month with parent/caregiver. Please register.


Toddler Story Time

Where: Little Egg Harbor Branch-Ocean County Library – 09/19/2019: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Stories, songs and a simple craft. Please register.


Peppa Pig Live!

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at Count Basie Center – 09/19/2019: 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Peppa Pig Live!


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Morey's Pier Oktoberfest

Where: Morey’s Adventure Pier – 09/20/2019: 12:00 pm
Details: Morey's Pier Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest! The festivities take place at Mariner’s Pier. Special German themed menus, an outdoor “biergarten,” live entertainment, a kids “Rootbier Garten” activity…


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Bike MS: City to Shore Ride

Where: PATCO Woodcrest Station – 09/21/2019 - 09/22/2019: 12:00 am
Details: Bike MS: City to Shore Ride is more than a ride. This 2-day event, with route options for all cycling abilities from 25-175 miles. It…


Festival of the Sea 5k Point Pleasant Beach
Festival of the Sea 5K

Where: Point Pleasant Beach – 09/21/2019: 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Details: Fast, friendly and fun! The Festival of the Sea 5k is celebrating its 5th year! Come out and participate or cheer on the runners as…


Irish Fall Festival
Irish Fall Festival

Where: Olde New Jersey Ave. – 09/21/2019: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Details: The Irish Fall Festival is a fun and unique 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk through the streets of Angelsea and North Wildwood. In the…


Art Walk

Where: Historic Smithville – 09/21/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Stop by the Village to see over 40 local artist display their work across the Greene. Sponsored by Underground, one of the 60 Shoppes at…


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Fall Funfest by the Bay

Where: Margate City Bayfront – 09/21/2019 - 09/22/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Details: Funfest is loaded with new entertainment and activities. And this year it includes music, games, back-bay nature tours and educational exhibits. Vendors from throughout the…


Renaissance Faire
Lakewood Lions Renaissance Fair

Where: Pine Park – 09/21/2019 - 09/22/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: The Lakewood Lions Renaissance Fair. Best known for its awe-inspiring full contact armored jousting tournaments. Watch gallant Knights defend their honor until the last man…


Laurita Winery
A Touch of Italy

Where: Laurita Winery – 09/21/2019 - 09/22/2019: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Details: A Touch of Italy & Food Trucks at Laurita Winery. Saturday tickets are $10 online, $12 at the door! Sunday tickets are $8 online, $10…


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Fall Apple Festival at Historic Village at Allaire

Where: The Historic Village at Allaire – 09/21/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: A must see event on the Jersey Shore. The Historic Village at Allaire's "19th Century Fall Apple Festival." The Harvest has been gathered and now…


Fall Fest
Fall Fest at Fox Park

Where: Fox Park – 09/21/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: This years Fall Fest will take place in Fox Park, Wildwood on September 21st from 11am - 4pm. Come "Fall" into fun with food trucks,…


Soups of the Shore

Where: Lavallette Borough – 09/21/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Soups of the Shore is an event for all ages. With a variety of soups from craft vendors and local merchant booths, there will be…


Savor Sept
Savor September Food, Wine & Beer Festival

Where: Stone Harbor Chamber Of Commerce – 09/21/2019: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Savor September Food, Wine & Beer Festival. Enjoy wine and beer tastings, live music, grape stomping competition, artisans and demonstrations, and more. Info


Mother Goose Lapsit

Where: Little Egg Harbor Branch-Ocean County Library – 09/25/2019: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Rhythm, rhyme music ans movement for children up to 17 month with parent/caregiver. Please register.


Olde Time Italian Festival
Olde Time Italian Festival

Where: Fox Park – 09/27/2019 - 09/28/2019: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Details: Celebrate Italian culture and heritage at Fox Park on Friday from 5 pm until 11 pm. And on Saturday from noon until 11 pm. Experience…


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Atlantic City’s Pumpkin Patch

Where: Absecon Lighthouse – 09/28/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: AC Families are invited to pick a pumpkin at Atlantic City’s Pumpkin Patch! 10am - 3pm. For more information please call 609-449-1360. Info


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Fall Craft Market at Historic Village at Allaire

Where: The Historic Village at Allaire – 09/28/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Fall Craft Market at Historic Village at Allaire. Over 90 crafters, Allaire artisans, flowers, historic demonstrations and more to kick off the holiday season in…


Pumpkin Classic Car Show and Fall Festival
Pumpkin Classic Car Show and Fall Festival

Where: Amanda’s Field – 09/28/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: This is the all inclusive Car show and Fall Festival located at Upper Township's Amanda's Field. September 28, 2019 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.…


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Pumpkin Festival at Happy Day Farm

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…


Rock The Farm Festival
6th Annual - Rock The Farm Festival

Where: 62 Grant Avenue – 09/28/2019: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: This family friendly event features incredible music all day long, food trucks, beer & wine garden, KidZone, and so much more. This day will feature…


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Spring Lake Italian Festival

Where: Downtown Spring Lake – 09/28/2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Bring the entire family to the Italian Festival at Spring Lake. A day filled with music, dancing, food, wine and fun! (Rain date October 5).…


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Holmdel Harvest Home Festival

Where: Historic Longstreet Farm – 09/29/2019: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Holmdel Harvest Home Festival is an old-fashioned country fair reminiscent of the 1890s. The festival takes visitors back in time when neighbors gathered to work,…


Autumn Crafts & Collectibles Show

Where: The Physick Estate – 10/05/2019: All Day
Details: Celebrate the fall season with your family at the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their…


Dennisville Day
Dennisville Day

Where: Dennis Township Museum – 10/05/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Dennisville Day has food, arts & crafts vendors, kids activities, walking tours and more. Community-wide yard sale. Fun for everyone! Vendors wanted! Contact langel62484@gmail.com. Info


Fall Forestry Festival
Fall Foresty Festival

Where: Forest Resource Education Center – 10/05/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Join in at the Forest Resource Education Center for the Annual Fall Forestry Festival in Jackson, NJ. This free event features guided hikes, demonstrations, and…


Chowderfest
LBI's Annual Chowderfest

Where: Taylor Avenue Ball Field – 10/05/2019 - 10/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: LBI's Chowderfest Weekend is a tradition for family and friends. Gather together to say goodbye to summer and welcome the fall. Always the weekend before…


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Witches, Wizards & Wands Festival

Where: The Historic Village at Allaire – 10/05/2019: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: A wonderful, wizardly day in the park! Wand Making, Traveling Witches, Wizard & Magic, Music, Food Trucks, Glitter Tattoos, Bubble Fairy, Costumed Characters and so…


PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue

Where: Boardwalk Hall – 10/05/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue


PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue

Where: Boardwalk Hall – 10/06/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue


Italian Street Fair
Italian Street Fair

Where: Seaside Heights Boardwalk – 10/11/2019 - 10/13/2019: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Details: Ocean County Italian Street Fair. Features performances from Italy, arts and crafts, lots of vendors, a Columbus Day parade on Sunday, and lots of Italian…


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An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Where: The Historic Village at Allaire – 10/11/2019: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: A spine chilling evening at The Historic Village at Allaire! Enjoy a performance of Edgar Allan Poe's classic stories. Most important, Helen McKenna-Uff performs live.…


Allentown Fall Festival
Allentown Fall Festival

Where: Historic Allentown Village – 10/12/2019 - 10/13/2019: 12:00 am
Details: The annual Allentown Fall Festival is fun for the entire family. It features live music, food trucks, classic cars, civil war encampment, and craft vendors.…


Lima Bean Festival
West Cape May Lima Bean Festival

Where: Wilbraham Park – 10/12/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: West Cape May is celebrating her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival. It takes place in Wilbraham Park! The lowly legume takes center…


Kiwanis Club of Cape May Pet Parade

Where: Cape May Convention Hall – 10/13/2019: All Day
Details: Registration 9:30am; Parade 10:30am; Judging 11:00am Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street More Information: Cape May Kiwanis The Pet Parade has been a Kiwanis tradition…


Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show

Where: The Physick Estate – 10/13/2019: All Day
Details: Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic…


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South Jersey Kids & Family Events


Somerdale Oktoberfest
Freedom Center for Wildlife Oktoberfest

Where: Flying Fish Brewing – 10/11/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Details: The Freedom Center for Wildlife Oktoberfest! This annual event includes a generous platter of authenic German food and two craft beers for each ticket holder.…


Pic-A-Lilli Car Show
Pic-A-Lilli Car Show

Where: Pic-A-Lilli Inn – 10/12/2019: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: Come out and enjoy this family friendly event at the Pic-A-Lilli Car Show! Live rockabilly music and of course cars at the Pic-A-Lilli Inns car…


The Little Ghost Who Couldn't Say Boo - Live Children's Theatre

Where: Broadway Theatre of Pitman – 10/18/2019: All Day
Details: You would think haunting would come natural to a ghost, wouldn't you? Well, not this one! This particular little ghost needs some help with his…


Chatsworth Cranberry Festival

Where: White Horse Inn – 10/19/2019: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The 36th Annual Cranberry Festival is the second largest cranberry festival in the Mid Atlantic region. It is a colorful fun filled celebration of the…


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Rita's National Frozen Custard Day!

Where: Rita’s Italian Ice – Vineland – 10/19/2019: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Rita's invites you to celebrate National Frozen Custard Day! Bring your friends and family on August 8th for a promotional size of their award winning…


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2019 Witches Ball

Where: Adventure Aquarium – 10/19/2019 - 10/20/2019: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Details: Mirror, Mirror, on the wall...What is the biggest party of them all? It's The Big Hearted Badassery 2019 Witches Ball at the Adventure Aquarium. Come…


Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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…


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…


Pocahontas - Live Children's Theatre

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…


Express Train to the North Pole - Live Children's Theatre

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…


Frosty the Snowman - Live Children's Theatre

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…


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