The Best Central Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Central Jersey Family Festivals and Events

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.

February 2019 Central New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

32nd Annual Slavonic Festival
February 2, 2019: 12pm - 9pm
St. Thomas the Apostle Byz Catholic Church
1407 St. Georges Ave
Rahway, New Jersey 07076
Web Site
Contact: Church Office, 732-382-5300l
Cost: Free Admissionand parking is plentiful.
The parish center will be transformed into a dining hall, where the families can purchase ethnic specialties to eat in or take out.
The most popular dishes being served are stuffed cabbage, potato-cheese pirohi, chicken paprikash, borscht soup, beef-barley soup, Slovak goulash, and kielbasa and sauerkraut. Picnic foods such as Slavic hot dogs, homemade hamburgers and potato pancakes are also available. The event will also feature live music provided by the Slovak Music Band – “Kontakty”. as well as the Slovak Limbora Singers and Dancers, performing in the afternoon.

Super Pet Expo
February 8 - 10, 2019
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837
Website
Tickets: One Day Adult (12+) $13.00. One Day Child (4-11) $8.00. Weekend Pass (Adult) $20.00. Weekend Pass (Child) $10.00. Kids 3 & Under Free (one per adult).
Animal lovers big and small-pet parents and future pet owners--will discover electrifying new activities and returning favorites at the 19th Super Pet Expo, the largest pet shopping extravaganza on the east coast. Over 2,000 dogs, cats and an occasional pig, pony, parrot or iguana will visit the show along with 20,000 pet lovers and enjoy the expertise of 200 exhibitors addressing pet adoption, pet care and health, grooming, food, and daycare. An exceptional array of creative pet gifts, treats, fashion, grooming accessories and toys will be for sale. Pets are welcome. Leashed pets admitted free.

Toms River Macaroni Kid's 4th Annual All About KIDS Fair
February 10, 2019;
Ocean County Mall
Toms River, NJ
Website
While you are checking out all the great local children's vendors, there will be tons of free crafts and activities for the kiddies. We will have a variety of performances on our stage including an incredible performance from the amazing Mr. Scott The Music Man. Other performances include: Broadway Bound Dance Centre, Rock Gymnastics, Applaud Our Kids, The Dance Centre, Legacy Gymnastics, Kum Sung Martial Arts and a magic show from Chubby Penguin. Performance schedule will be out soon. Plus, there will be characters from both Chubby Penguin and Magical Moments to meet and greet the kids. This is shaping up to be a fun event to help break those winter boredom blues!

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live
February 18, 2019 (10am, 12pm, &3pm)
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tickets
A show for animal lovers of all ages! America's most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his Emmy Award®-winning television series to the stage with Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world's spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures.

Written In The Rocks: Fossil Tales Of New Jersey
February 26, - March 3, 2019; 9 : 00- 4 : 45PM; everday except Mondays.
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey
Website
Two new life-size fossil casts are coming to the "Written in the Rocks" exhibit. The features will include dryptosaurs, Hadrosaurus foulkii, and a Mosasaur from the Cretaeous period. View these large monstrous animal fossils from

March 2019 Central New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 3, 2019; 12:30PM - 3:00PM
Belmar, NJ
Website
Free Event
Belmar's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is great for families with kids to enjoy.
Parade begins on the corner of North Blvd. and 3rd Ave. Bridge

Disney Junior Dance Party
Mar 14, 15, 17, 2019: 6:00PM
Paramount Theatre at Asbury Park Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
Tickets

Sips & Serendipity: Ocean Grove Sand Dunes
March 23, 2019: 5:00PM - 8:00 PM
Main Avenue Galleria
57 Main Avenue
Ocean Grove
New Jersey
Website
$40.00 Classes & Workshops. You supply your refreshment and we supply everything else.
For students 21+
Join artist, Norma Tolliver, for a unique guided painting experience! This 3-hour workshop is a casual, social event where you can relax, enjoy your favorite beverage, and tap into your inner Van Gogh as you paint the featured painting for the evening on a pre-sketched 16" x 20" canvas.

Peg & Cat
Sun Mar 31, 2019: 2:00PM
Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre
Red Bank, NJ
Tickets

July 2019 Central New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

OceanFest at Long Branch
July 4, 10am - 10pm
The Oceanfront Promenade
228 Broadway
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
Web Site
Contact: Donna Vella, 201-653-2699, dvella@thisisitproductions.com
On it 29th year OceanFest will turn New Jersey's Promenade into an explosive July 4th celebration. The event will feature live entertainment, music, delicious festival foods, craft vendors and a master sand-sculpting exhibition not to be missed. The night culminates with New Jersey's longest and largest fireworks display.
At Oceanfest, visitors can stroll the famous beachfront, take in the wonderful views, enjoy performances by dancers, musicians, clowns and musical acts, sample from a smorgasbord of food vendors, and check out the wares of crafters from all over the northeast. You can even see a fabulous sand sculpture, meet a familiar costumed character, and catch some cool ocean breezes.

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