Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities

These popular festivals occur at venues in all corners of NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.

They feature events with special themes and are known for having good music, food, entertainment, skilled artisans and performers, fun activities, crafts, and more!

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

April 2017 North Jersey Family Festivals And Events

JC'S Fun & Food Truck Festival W/3-Day Big Carnival
April 7, 8, 9, 2017; Friday 5PM - 10PM, Saturday, 11AM - 11PM, Sunday, 11AM - 6PM
Over Peck County Park
100 Challenger Rd
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Admission: Free
This 3 day fmily event features food trucks and a carnival.

Essex County Cherry Blossom Bloomfest
April 8, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
Website (check here for scheduled events)
The second largest Cherry Blossom display in the United States with the National Cherry Blossom display in Washington, DC being the largest and usually occurs about two weeks earlier. This blossoms peak in the second and third weeks of April. There are over 3,000 cherry trees. The blossoms can be best enjoyed by a casual walk or picnic in the park. This is a week long festival with many events including a 10K race, trolley bus tours, and family Day with Japanese cultural activities, including demonstrations on origami, bonsai, ikebana, and martial arts.

Open Cockpit Weekend at Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey

Saturday/Sunday April 8th and 9th, 2017; 10:00 AM - 4 PM
Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro, NJ 07608
call 201-288-6344
Age range: All ages; Price: $8 - $10
Cockpits that will be open include a very rare Lockheed Bushmaster,A Coast Guard Sikorski HH-52A helicopter, a TWA Convair 880 jetliner circa 1959, a "M*A*S*H" Bell-47Helicopter, a Grumman OV-1A reconnaissance aircraft, a Bell AH-1 Cobra Gunship, and a Walter Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Truck. Additionally, the world's only surviving Martin 202 airliner is on display but only the cabin is open. This aircraft's first airline service was in 1950. Other Open Cockpit Weekends in 2017 are: 5/20-21, 6/17-18, 8/19-20, 10/7-8, and 11/11-12.

Northern Valley Earth Fair 2017
April 22, 2017: 11 A.M. to 4 P.M
Tenakill Middle School
275 High St.
Closter, NJ 07624
iThis annual Earth Day festival features food, live music, family activities, green or sustainability products/service exhibitors, EV & Green Car show, kids crafts & activities and so much more.

Daffodil Day
April 23rd, 2017; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm!
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
Come celebrate spring and the Earth amongst thousands of daffodils at this festive, family-fun event! Highlights include live performances by the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band, the return of the Green Goats Petting Zoo, "green" themed games and crafts, photos with Bruce Lorenz, an Outdoor Market...and so much more!

Annual New Jersey Folk Festival
April 29, 2017
Douglass Campus
Rutgers University
New Brunswick

A family friendly one day folk festival featuring three stages of music, dancing, craft vendors, children's activities, and food.This years theme will be Turkish Traditions.

May 2017 Northern NJ Family Festivals and Events

The Just Jersey Food, Truck & Music Festival
May 6, 2017; 11:00AM
Chester Municipal Field
134 Main street
Chester, NJ
(973) 927-2794
The event ifamily event features, Foodm Beer, Music and Fun for the entire family Over 20 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some incredible bands, make for an enchanting and fulfilling spring day. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the beer and sangria garden along with the amazing sounds. Note: They are also asking all attendees to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed item to help support the food pantry. Please help those less fortunate. – Benefit for the Chester Fire Dept and Food Bank.

The Kearny PBA Food Truck Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017; 12:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Frank A. Vincent Marina
277 Passaic Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032
Tickets & Information
This family friendly event features over 20 food trucks from the tri-state area, over 12 NJ Craft Breweries, live music by Lifespeed and Good Noise, with a DJ to fill in between sets. There will also be an Outdoor Marketplace for apparel. things to eat, things to drink, things to entertain, and more. For Kids activities there will be a climbing rock wall, bounce house, obstacle courses, along with Plastercraft of Kearny and the Montclair Art Museum providing hands on arts and crafts activities for the kids.

Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017: 12:00 – 7:00 PM
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-7644
Adults: $5, Children 12 and under: Free
This family event features more than 20 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare, a Beer Garden with over 25 different craft beers, live music, backyard games including Knockerball, Ladderball, KanJam, Wiffle ball, and volleyball, a bounce house and the Miners Express train rides for the kids, a mechanical bull to put your riding skills to the test. Free parking.

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 7, 2017; 11am to 6pm
Washington Street
Observer Highway to 7th Street
Hoboken Division of Cultural Affairs
Admission is free
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and crafts people with 3 stages of live performance. More than a music festival, there will be; Fine artists displaying oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc
Children’s activities with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more. Crafters displaying and selling handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items. And of course what's a Hoboken festival without food. There will be great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.

June 2017 Northern NJ Family Festivals and Events

Tri-County Fair
June 15-18, 2017
Christ Church
140 Green Pond Road
Rockaway, NJ
Exit 37 off of RT-80
Website - Discount tickets are availble when you purchase advance sale ride vouchers online at a 33% off discount!
This family event event features carnival attractions, rides, games, music, and more.Come out and enjoy spectacular rides such as Delusion or the Zipper, classics rides like the Ferris Wheel, kiddie rides, games of chance, gourmet waffles, handmade zeppoles, fried Oreo's, po'boy sandwiches, delicious homemade lemonade and much more! The Tri-County Fair will also feature free family entertainment such as; family friendly music, a spectacular fireworks show on Friday @ 9:30pm, a complimentary musical showcase where local bands will display their talents and entertain fair-goers an old time car show complete with 50's music and all new for 2016 a BMX Super Stunt Show and much more!

State Fair Meadowlands
Thursday, June 22 until Sunday, July 9. 2017
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
Next to MetLife Stadium
(Check Schedule)
This very popular family event features quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, games and prizes, and a variety foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages.
All Tickets Include Free Live shows and concerts. Free Live concerts. Fireworks shows take place on the evenings of Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4th.

Central Jersey Family Festivals

Central Jersey Family Festivals

Central Jersey Family Festivals feature events with special themes, and music, food, entertainment, skilled artisans, and fun activities.
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South Jersey Family Festivals

South Jersey Family Festivals

South  Jersey Family Festivals feature events with special themes, and music, food, entertainment, skilled artisans, and fun activities.
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