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New Jersey Family Festivals: Your Guide to Family Oriented Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities

They feature Family 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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 Multi-Date, Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

"Live From Hoboken": Summer Concert Series
Concerts run from June 14, thru August 19, 2021.
Concerst take place at multiple venues:
Sinatra Park, Southwest Park, and Shipyard Park.
Hobokwen, NJ
Admission: Free event.
Concert Schedule & line-up

Essex County Summer Music Series

Begiining Wednesday, June 30 and running throughout the summer ending on Saturday, September 11, 2021
Concerts will take place at Multiple parks throughout Essex County.
Schedule (Locations/Performers)
The 22 concerts feature local and international acts in jazz, rock and roll, big band, reggae and more. The June 30, July 1st, and August 2nd concerts have a Fireworks show at the conclusion. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer.





July 2021 Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Events 

Warren County Farmers' Fair --- Hot Air Balloon Festival
July 31 — August 7, 2021
Warren County Farmers' Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ
Website
908-859-6563
Admission - Adults: $9 Ages 6-12: $5 Children 5 and Under: Free Free Parking: Admission is for both the Farmers' Fair and the Balloon Festival
In addition to the Hot Air Balloon Festival, this event features live music, a Rodeo, with bull riding, barrel racing and horse racing, Truck Pulls, Tractor Pulls and Demolition Derbies, a Wrestling Clinic, children's activities, and more.





August  2021 Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Events 

Warren County Farmers' Fair --- Hot Air Balloon Festival
July 31 — August 7, 2021
Warren County Farmers' Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ
Website
908-859-6563
Admission - Adults: $9 Ages 6-12: $5 Children 5 and Under: Free Free Parking: Admission is for both the Farmers' Fair and the Balloon Festival
In addition to the Hot Air Balloon Festival, this event features live music, a Rodeo, with bull riding, barrel racing and horse racing, Truck Pulls, Tractor Pulls and Demolition Derbies, a Wrestling Clinic, children's activities, and more.

La Festa Itialiana
August 11-15. 2021
344 Sixth Street
Jersey City, NJ
201-795-0120
Website
La Festa Italiana celebrates Italian heritage, spirituality and is an evening of music, dance and authentic Italian foods. It's fun filled with games, an hourly 50/50, and terminates with the Super 50/50 raffle drawing. The festival will honor the Veneration of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Rocco. Each night at 7:00 p.m. Live Bands perform on the Mainstage. Perfect for grabbing a Sausage & Pepper Sandwich and a Beer and watching these great performances.

Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
August 21, 2021 (Rain or Shine) @ 10am
Hugh Force Canal Park
170 West Central Ave.
Wharton, NJ
Website

Admission is Free
An old time country fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. Come to a day of free family fun featuring a craft show, great food, educational events and enjoy a day of listening to a wide variety of musical entertainers. Musical performances from New Jersey’s best artists will feature Rock, Blues, Country, Classical as well as traditional and contemporary Irish Folk Music. performing on two stages. Learn about local history by taking a guided Morris Canal walking tour provided by the Canal Society of NJ. Experience life on the Morris Canal first hand by traveling down the canal on a free boat ride or prove your prowess by paddling a kayak. Fireworks at Dusk .

Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
August 27-29, 2021
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
Rt. 206 to Plains Road
Frankford, NJ
Website/Tickets
On-site Camping and camping hook-ups.
3 day New Orleans Style Music, Food, and Camping Festival. Featuring the best Music and Food that Louisiana and New Orleans has to offer. Cajun, Zydeco, Delta Blues, New Orleans R&B, Brass, Gospel and Jazz on 3 Stages. To really enjoy the "nor-leans" experience, you can try a taste of fresh Boiled Louisiana Crawfish trucked in alive, Crawfish Bread, Shrimp Creole, Crawfish Bread, Crawfish Pie, Alligator Sausage, Crawfish Po-boys, Jambalaya, Southern Fried Chicken and the other great dishes with a menu price of $12.00 or less per dish.

September 2021 Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Annual St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival
Friday, September 3 to to Monday, September 6, 2021 (Friday, Saturday Sunday 4:30pm to 10:30pm; Monday 3:30pm to 9:30pm)
4:30 PM to 10:30 PM each day.
St. Bartholomew Church
2032 Westfield Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ
908-322-5192
Website
The festival honors San Nicola di Bari, the patron saint of the town of Montazzoli, Italy. This family feast features nightly live music, rides, games, and Italian food including favorites like pizza, pasta, zeppoles, clams, mussels, and calzones. A procession will be held following the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass which is celebrated in Italian.

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church's Annual Greek Festival
September 9, 10, 11, 12, 2021
721 Rahway Avenue
Union, NJ
Website
908) 964-7957.
Come rain or shine under the tents!
This festival features Moussaka, pastitsio, leg of lamb, dolmades, spanakopites, tiropites, and more food along with folk dancing and live music. There's nothing like a Greek festival! There will be a full lineup of homemade Greek food & homemade desserts, full bar, vendors, rides and games.

Annual Feis
Sunday, September 12th, 2021; 8:30 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.
Sussex County Fairgrounds
Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
Facebook
This event features a step dancing competition, music, art, Irish language, massed bands, food, Irish vendors, and a beer garden.

Taste of Greece Festival
September 17, 18, & 19th, 2021
Cathedral of St John the Theologian
353 E Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ
Website
(201) 567-5072
Experience a day and a night in Greece.  Fabulous activities,  tasty foods and pastries as well as a live Greek band on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Fireworks in Hanover Township
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Veterans Field
Hanover Townshiop, NJ
The fireworks will be featured as part of Hanover Township Day.

Roseland Greek Fest
September 24th, 25th, & 26th, 2021
Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
80 Laurel Ave.
Roseland, NJ
Website
Live Greek music, Greek dancing. gyros, souvlaki, home made pastries and more. They will feature the best of new and traditional Greek music.
Shuttle Transportation located at 75 Livingston Avenue, Roseland  (Exit 5B -Route 280)





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