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.

January 2017 North Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Bergen County Winter Wonderland
Now until Sunday, January 15, 2017; ( Check website below for schedule)
Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ
Website & Tickets
$15.69 per person, free for kids 5 & under
This festive winter celebration for families features open-air ice skating, carousel rides, zoo entry, train rides and food trucks. Ticket provides access to all activities and skate rentals. Food and drinks are not included but available for purchase.

Maple Sugaring Demo & Festival
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
January: 14, 15, 21, 28, 29 & February: 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26; 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ
Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up
973.635.6629. No registration is required, but seating is first come, first served.  All ages welcome.
Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different syrups at the end.

Lunar New Year & Spring Celebration
January 22, 2017; from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, N
Website & Registration or call 973-376-3587
$8 per person
Shake off the winter blues and help welcome the Lunar New Year by following their lion through the woods!  Be prepared to make some noise as we welcome spring with games, trivia, crafts and stories.

February 2017 North Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Frozen Carnival in Ice
February 3 until February 28, 2017
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ
(973) 383-7644
Parking is Free  
This popular winter indoor/outdoor family event features more than 100 tons of ice transformed into breathtaking displays by the amazing ice artists at Sculpted Ice Works. Frozen in Ice will thrill both adults and children, and will offer lots of great photo and selfie opportunities! Indoor Events (Tentative)
• Ride down a huge 50-foot ice slide (36″ height requirement; children under 36″ must be accompanied by an adult)
• Check out amazing interactive ice sculptures in a carnival theme
• Enjoy cocktails and wine (additional charge) in a unique ice lounge and ice bar (see below for hours)
• Carnival games (additional charge)
• Hot food (additional charge): Hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, and more (click here for menu)
• Hot beverages (additional charge): Hot chocolate, coffee, cappuccino, espresso
• Appearances by Herbie the Miner, lovable mascot of the Sussex County Miners (select days)
Outdoor Events
• Watch ice carving demonstrations by professional ice artists
• Help us judge exciting ice carving competitions
• S’mores fire pit (additional fee)
• Take wagon rides and join in snowman building on the ball field (weather permitting)

Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, February 26, 2017; from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, New Jersey
(908) 273-8787
In this program, families will not only learn the how's and whys behind tapping trees but will get experience first hand by actually helping us do it!  Registration is required. )

May 2017 Northern NJ Family Festivals and Events

The Just JerseyFood, 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

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!

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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