These popular Central Jersey family festivals and events occur at venues in all corners of Central NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.
They feature festivals and 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.
Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival
Saturday, August 10, 2019; 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Rain Date: Sunday, August 11th)
Cost: Free to Attend
Held in Flemington's Artisan District, this foodie and beer-lovers event will feature an expansive micro-brewery beer garden, live music, great food, and family entertainment --- and of course, New Jersey's finest corn and tomatoes! This is a family friendly event for all ages with an expanded kids zone and free entertainment.
Manahopkin - Craft Beer and Music Festival
Saturday, August 10th, 2019; 12pm to 9pm
Manahawkin Lake Park
193 East Bay Avenue
Cost: $25 for each session
This family friendly Craft Beer and Music Festival features over 50 different beers from 25 breweries, local food, and live music.. Those who will not be drinking will be admitted at no cost. Drinkers will be required to buy a glass and tickets for beer samples, allowing you to sample as many beers as you wish.
Tasting Session 1 : 12pm – 4pm
Tasting Session 2 : 5pm – 9pm
August 12, - August 13, 2019
Jenkinson's Boardwalk Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Cost: Beach fees apply.
This 2 day event features kite flying, music, games, prizes, and more!
Olde Freehold Day
August 17, 2019; 12:00pm — 5:00pm
251 Pond Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728
This family festival features live music, food trucks, vendors, art walk, kids zone, fishing, boating, picnic tables and more! The live performers include: Lee & Sherri, Eddie Testa, & Step Aside.
Hub City Sounds: CariFest
August 24, 2019: 12:00pm — 5:00pm
Rt. 18 N.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This family event is about a Performing, Visual and Culinary Arts festival series with events for all tastes! Festivalgoers are welcome to bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating at the park and streetscape events, and Delectable Delights will be available for purchase. Come enjoy the Kid Zones featuring: Moon Castles, Face Painters, Petting Zoos, canvas painting and more. The events' performance types, styles and cuisine will vary reflecting the diverse population of New Brunswick's community and of the region.There will also be a special theatrical tribute to Paul Robeson.
Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, August 24th, 2019; from 1 PM - 9 PM (Rain or Shine)
The Great Lawn on the Long Branch Promenade
Long Branch, NJ
This music festival features a mix of strong national and local musicians performing live Jazz and blues on stage, kids activities, and food vendors with exotic and regional NJ food and crafts and Fireworks.
1:00 PM National Anthem - Reanne Runge
1:15-2:15 PM Damian & The DCQ
2:30-3:30 PM Slidewinder Blues Band
3:45-4:45 PM Jane Stuart
5:00-6:00 PM The Shadetree Mechanics
6:15-7:15 PM The Mikey Junior Band
7:30 –9 PM Jeff Levine & Friends Featuring JT Bowen
Manasquan Labor Day Concert
Saturday, August 31, 2019; @ 5:30pm (rain date September 1st)
Main St & 1st Ave
This family event features a concert with Retro Kings.
Bradley Beach Lobster fest
August 31 & September 1, 2019: ( Saturday 11 am - 8 pm, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm)
500 Ocean Avenue
Bradley Beach, NJ
Bradley Beach comes alive this weekend with it's popular oceanfront family event featuring live music, great lobster, beer & wine, crafts, and plenty of kids activities.
Highlighted by 6 bands and a DJ emcee, over 180 craft and specialty vendors, a beer & wine garden and children's activities including water slide, rides, face painters and sand art.
The INDO American Fair
August 31 & September 1, 2019; 11am -7pm
Mercer County Park
1050 Hughes Dr
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Admission Parking: $5 Entry Ticket: $3
This family event will feature cultural programs, heritage, traditional dances, live entertainment and more.