Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

These popular family festivals and events occur at venues in all corners of Northern 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.

January 2020 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Meadowlands Racetrack's Chili Cook Off
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ
Website - Information & Registration
Calling All Cooks....enter their Chili and Salsa Cook-off. Not a cook? Free samples will be given for the People's Choice vote following the 8 pm Judging. Cook-off takes place in the Food Court.

Mac & Cheese Mayhem
January 25, 2020; 11am - 8pm
Morristown Armory
430 Western Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Web Site / Tickets
Contact: Allison Kohler, Phone: 973-927-9272, Email:
Event Cost: $5.00, advanced purchase tickets are recommended.
"Mac" your calendars! Mac and cheese lovers rejoice!
Can you think of any better way to spend the day than trying different variations of mac and cheese? Experience gourmet, chef-inspired twists on your childhood favorite.
Local chefs and restaurants are cooking up variations of mac & cheese while competing for the best mac in town. Be there to try everything for yourself and cast your vote!
A comfort-food-filled-family-fun day with various other activities including music by NJ's own What About Bob?, beer, margaritas & sangria available for purchase, vendors & kids activities such as a petting zoo, face painting & henna tattoos, and hatchet throwing. Food vendors will be selling small plates, so come as a group and taste all the mouth watering, cheesy goodness and vote for your favorite. This is an indoor event...rain or shine. Open to the public.

February 2020 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Romancing the Stars
Friday, February 14, 2020; 7:00 p.m
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey
This Friday evening program is for adult couples only
It's date night at the Planetarium! Enjoy a light-hearted look at the Universe. Stars, constellations, songs, and stories that celebrate love.

Middlebrook Five Generals Bus Tour

February 16, 2020; 10:00am — 6:00pm
The Historic Philip Van Horne House
941 E. Main St.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Website / Tickets
Experience five 18th century houses where George Washington and his top generals lived during the winter cantonment of 1778-79. Middlebrook is said to be the only location where five such houses still exist in their original location and are still open to the public outside of Williamsburg and Yorktown. Traveling by comfort coach, our narrators lay out the land as it was during the cantonment. As we visit each site, browse the museum and discover its history, then off to the next location.The stops are quick to give you a snapshot and desire to return at your own leisure. Tours are limited to 22 guests and run every hour from 10 am until 3 pm. Each tour is 2.5 hours (may be 3 hours depending on traffic).

March 2020 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

March 7, 2020; 11:00am & 3:30pm
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Website / Tickets
Tickets: Museum Members: $10 Non-Members: $15 (includes Museum admission) A $2 per ticket handling fee is added for all orders made by phone or online.
Celebrate the 115th birthday of one of the most beloved children's authors – Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel. This is a fun, lively and interactive program run by a very funny and silly Cat who causes all types of mischief. Explore the background of Dr. Seuss and his beloved works. You know Thing 1 and Thing 2, you will now meet Thing 3 – Wild Thing and watch him cause all kinds of mayhem. Come join in on this incredible journey.

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