Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities

NJ Family Festivals

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.

Multi-Date Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Event

Camp Ins
March 2, 2019 Coed, March 15, 2019 Coed, March 16, 2019 Girls Only
March 23, 2019 Coed, March 30, 2019 Coed, April 5, 2019 Girls Only, April 6, 2019 Coed: 6PM - 9 AM
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
Phone: (201) 200-1000
Why camp out when you can camp in? Explore Liberty Science Center at night, then stay and sleep under your favorite exhibit. Enjoy exclusive film screenings, live presentations, and interactive activities. It's the perfect group experience. Guest services and security staff remain on site all night for your convenience and safety. We offer all-girl evenings and coed evenings, and we have specific programming for scout troop Camp Ins. You can even reserve a special Birthday Party Camp In!

March 2019 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Laser Pop Rock
Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019; 4 p.m
RVCC Planetarium
.118 Lamington Road
New Jersey 08876
Lasers dance across the dome while music is played. Songs include "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens, "Campfire Song Song" by Spongebob Squarepants, and "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift to name just a few. (recommended for ages 6-12)

Weekend Family Walk
Saturday, March 16, 2019; 10am - 11am
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Blvd.
Chatham Township, NJ
Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up. Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.
This event features a family walk fpr all ages.
Head to the trails to discover the unique animals and plants found at the Great Swamp. Learn amazing new nature facts along the way.

8th Annual Spring Model Railroad Show
March 30, 31, 2019; 1pm - 5pm
Garden State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, NJ 07508
Web Site
Contact Phone: 201-387-8716, Email:
Event Cost: Adults $6 - children under 12 free w payed adult
This event features a 1200 square foot HO layout, steam and diesel locomotives, Thomas and Friends, numerous freight and passenger trains, rural and urban scenes, and working signals. Fun for all ages!

April 2019 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
Website (check here for scheduled events)
The second largest Cherry Blossom display in the United States with the National Cherry Blossom display in Washington, DC being the largest and usually occurs about two weeks earlier. This blossoms peak in the second and third weeks of April. There are over 3,000 cherry trees. The blossoms can be best enjoyed by a casual walk or picnic in the park. This is a week long festival with many events including a 10K race, trolley bus tours, and family Day with Japanese cultural activities, including demonstrations on origami, bonsai, ikebana, and martial arts.

Earth Day
April 20, 2019; 10:00am - 4:00pm
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Dr.
Jersey City, NJ 07305
This event features New Jersey's largest Earth Day celebration! Celebrate Earth Day's 29th year. All will enjoy attending the litter free and carbon neutral event filled with non-stop entertainment as well as the HCIA's 5K Race/Walk accompanied by the Kid's Fun Run. Earth Day provides company brands and services numerous touch points to create a powerful connection with a highly desirable local audience.
Over 100 exhibits engage in activities intended to inspire awareness and appreciation of Mother Earth while educating event goers about the world around us. Earth Day is a fun, educational day for the whole family. There will be a shuttle from the light rail at Liberty State Park.

Warren County Arts, Sweets, & Crafts Festival
April 27, 2019; 10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Washington Borough
56 E. Washington Ave.
Washington, NJ
Admission: Free
This event features a full day of art work galore, music, kids activities and demonstrations. Music by Doc Pappa & the Renegade Ramblers (Bluegrass), Clouds In My Coffee (Carly Simon Tribute), and The Trevor B. Power Band (Blues/Rock). Cash prizes awarded to top artists! Kid's crafts provided by Dove Environmental Education. Blacksmith demonstrations throughout the day

June 2019 Northern Jersey Family Festivals And Events

7th Annual Tri-County Fair
June 13 - 16, 2019
Christ Church
140 Green Pond Rd
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Web Site
Contact: Stephen Nickoley, Phone: 973-783-1010, Email:
Cost: Free Admission and Parking
The excitement of carnival attractions, rides, games, live music, fireworks and more is coming back to the Morris County area at the sprawling 107 acre site of Christ Church located at 140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866 – Exit 37 off of RT-80.
Come out and enjoy spectacular rides such as Dream-catcher or the Sky Hawk, classic rides like the Ferris Wheel, kiddie rides, games of chance, fun fair foods such as Coldstone Ice-Cream, handmade zeppoles, fried Oreo’s, po’boy sandwiches, sausage and peppers, delicious homemade lemonade and much more!
The Tri-County Fair will also feature free family entertainment such as; family friendly music, a spectacular fireworks show, a complimentary live musical showcase where local bands will display their talents and entertain fair-goers an old time car show complete with 50’s music, monster truck rides and all new for 2019 the Illusions of Jay Mattioli (as seen on America’s Got Talent)!
Save $10 on ride tickets when you purchase advance sale ride tickets online now! All new for 2019 — VIP Ultimate Ride Bands are also on-sale as a pre-sale item, only! This gives you access to ride all of the rides on the midway, all four days, for one great price!

July 2019 Northern Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Corntastic Weekend
July 19, 20, 2019; ,7:15 PM - 11:00 PM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
Web Site
Contact: Rachel Ryan, Phone: 201-842-5015, Email:
Event Cost: Free
This event features a corn eating contest, with a free ear of grilled Jersey-fresh corn to all guests.
Corn Eating Contest - how many cobs of corn can you eat in 3 minutes?  Sign up at our Promotions table. 10 participants will be randomly chosen.
Cash Prizes:
1st - $500
2nd - $250
3rd - $100
Sign up at the Promotions Table for the Corn Carrying Contest (after Race 2) and Corn Husking Contest (after Race 4) - all events take place in The Backyard Winners receive $100 betting voucher.

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