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Central Jersey Family Festivals: Discover The Best Themed Events

Your Guide to The Best Central Jersey Family Festivals: Features Family Oriented Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities

The Central Jersey family festivals 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!


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COVID-19 executive orders in effect may restrict or require cancellation of events.


With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.






Multi-Date, Central Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Six Flags Great Adventure Holiday in the Park
Begining November 14 and runs weekends and select days through January 17, 2021; 1pm-9pm
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ 08527.
Website
This winter, the Santa tracker leads right to this all-new holiday extravaganza with Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, Santa's village and many popular rides magically transform the summer thrill destination into a winter wonderland.
Stunning light shows, illuminated, towering trees, the iconic smell of fresh pine and crisp peppermint filling the air and festive street vendors off er sweet and savory treats providing a multi-sensory journey of winter delights. Kids can join Santa in his workshop for a fun photo opportunity. Regardless of the weather forecast, a touch of magic ensures that snowflakes fall gently every evening. Holiday in the Park also features nearly 30 thrilling rides such as SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy pint-sized thrills in the Adventure Seaport and Bugs Bunny National Park areas. Coaster fans can challenge world-class rides like Nitro, BATMAN™ The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN and SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight, WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth, THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster and Skull Mountain, weather permitting.

Skating On The Square
now until February 27, 2021; Thursday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 7pm (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Hulfish Street (behind the Nassau Inn Hotel)
Princeton, NJ
Website
Cost: $10 cash per person/ $12 card card.
Start new traditions this holiday season at Palmer Square's "eco-friendly" outdoor synthetic skating rink!
Bring your own skates or borrow ours! (skate rental included in ticket price) ALL skaters/guardians must sign the electronic waiver to be eligible to participate! Please sign in advance for a contactless experience at the rink.

Northlandz
Open Friday - Saturday - Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM
495 Highway 202 South
Flemington
(908) 782-4022
Website
Home of the world's largest model railroad: The Great American Railway, Doll Museum & Art Gallery;
They have over a hundred miniature trains and eight miles of track running past mountains and bridges.
See the ninety four room doll house with many features found in real life mansions.
Ride the Raritan River steam Railway replica as it travels through nature filled scenery.
Visit the the Doll Museum with over two hundred dolls from different countries.





February 2021 Central Jersey Family Festivals and Events

The Evil Expo
February 19, 20, 21, 2021
Westin Princeton
201 Village Boulevard
Princeton, NJ
Price: $20 - $30
Website/Tickets
The Evil Expo is a multi-fandom convention for scifi lovers, geeks, nerds, Rennies, Steampunks, and pretty much any and every imaginative genre. We're a weekend of entertainment, panels, live music, shows, discussions, films, tabletop gaming, spectacular vendors, great discussions, and some of the nicest Villains you'll ever meet. You just might be one of them… Evil Expo is an all-ages event dedicated to fictional Villainy, and we're a genuinely welcoming event dedicated to showing you a good time. Dress any way you want, from cosplay to casual! Bring the whole family, or come by yourself! Run through our huge hotel trying to see every single panel, or just hang out in the dealer room with the cool stuff; just come and have fun!





July 2021 Central Jersey Family Festivals and Events

New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
July 23 - 25, 2021
Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Rd
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Website/tickets
This very popular family festival features 3 days of hot air ballooning with approximately 100 giant hot air balloons, live concerts with performances by Grammy award winners, children's amusement rides; a 5K race; exhibits, hundreds of vendors, and an awesome fireworks display on Friday evening





September 2021 Central Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Sea.Hear.Now Festival
September 18-19, 2021
North Beach & Bradley Park
Asbury Park, NJ
Website & Tickets
Sea.Hear.Now is committed to raising awareness about the issues facing our ocean environment, including the global plastic waste crisis and climate change.
Two days featuring over 25 performances on three stages, all on the gorgeous Asbury Park Waterfront. The event features music, surf culture and arts festival features over 25 performances, food from regional and local restaurants including vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free options, specialty items from dozens of art vendors with giveaways with Bars & concessions throughout the park and beach Water stations with free refills. The lineup for the festival is decidedly rock-heavy with alt-rockers Incubus and folksy surfer dude Jack Johnson headlining the two days, which will feature three stages -- two on the beach just north of Convention Hall and one in nearby Bradley Park -- and more than two-dozen of bands. This years big draws include; Dave Matthews Band, The Lumineers, Dropkick Murphys, Dispatch, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Work In Progress, Brick + Mortar, and many more.





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