Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities

NJ Family Festivals

These popular festivals occur at venues in all corners of NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.

They feature 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 Events

Open Cockpit Weekends
April 14-15, May 19-20 (Father's Day Weekend), June 16-17, August 18-19, October 6-7, November 10 -11, 2018 (Veteran's Day Weekend); Hours: 10 AM - 4PM
Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro, NJ 07608
Contact: Shea Oakley, Phone: 201-288-6344, Email: njahof@verizon.net
Website
Price of $12 for Adults and $9 for Children and Seniors
Children of all ages (and adults too) can check out the cockpits of some of our extraordinary aircraft, including a very rare Lockheed bush plane, a "M*A*S*H" Bell-47 helicopter, the world's last remaining Martin 202 airliner, a TWA Convair 880 jetliner circa 1959, and sit in the cab of an airport fire truck.

Jersey City Famous Food Market
Every Saturday and Sunday, starting June 16th and ending on October 28th, 2018: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm
Harborside
15 2nd Street
Jersey City, NJ
Website
Free Admission
The Famous Food Market @ Harborside is a family-friendly weekend destination that will feature over 30 food vendors serving dishes from all over the world, local craft vendors, contests & games, a farm to table tent, a beautiful beer and wine garden --- and awesome views of the NYC Skylines.


July 2018 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Water Lantern Festival
Liberty State Park
1 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Jersey City, NJ
Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st, 2018; 4 p.m. until 9:30p.m.
Tickets
This family event features a beautiful night with flickering lanterns, dancing atop the water. One World is the premier water lantern festival, filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Now you can experience the magic of the floating lanterns as the soft glow reflects upon the water.
Your ticket includes everything you need. Attendees will create a custom lantern, decorating it with artwork, inspiring messages, or hopes and dreams. It's environmentally friendly. The ticket price covers the cost of collecting and removing the lanterns from the water following the event as well as cleaning up any trash that may have been previously been in or around the water.

Nacho Muthas Taco Festival
July 21, 2018; 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Westfield Garden State Plaza
Inside the Mall at the Pop-Up Event Space on Level 1
One Garden State Plaza Boulevard
Paramus, NJ
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Admission $5, children free
This fun family festival features local vendors serving two taco options, one traditional and one unique chef creation. Tacos will be priced at no more than $5 a piece. The event bar will offer mezcal cocktails along with a number of cerveza options. Soft drinks, water and Red Bull will be available. A #GUACTUB photo station will include an entire bathtub filled with the well known avocado dip. Enter the raffle and guess how many avocados it took to fill the tub. Kids activities will include balloon animals, pinatas, and more.

Hot Air Balloon Festival at Warren County Farmers' Fair
Saturday, July 28 – Saturday, August 4, 2018
Warren County Fairgrounds
350 Strykers Road
Phillipsburg, NJ
Tickets
Cost: Admission is $7 per adult, and $4 for children ages 5-12, children 4 & under free. Parking is also free.
This week long event is two events in one - a balloon festival and a county fair and a great adventure for the entire family. There will be a mass hot air balloon launch each evening of the fair at 6:30 pm, weather permitting. hot air balloon rides ($205 or $195 on weekdays) as well as tethered rides. The county fair events include: Live music, Hare & Hound Races, Bicycle Balloon Races, a Demolition Derby, a Open Stock / Hot Stock Tractor Pull, ATV Mud Bog, Arts & Crafts, Miniature Horse Fun Show, Carnival Rides, Kids' Corral Childrens' Activity Area, Antique Car Show.



August 2018 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Hot Air Balloon Festival at Warren County Farmers' Fair
Saturday, July 28 – Saturday, August 4, 2018
Warren County Fairgrounds
350 Strykers Road
Phillipsburg, NJ
Website
Cost: Admission is $7 per adult, and $4 for children ages 5-12, children 4 & under free. Parking is also free.
This week long event is two events in one - a balloon festival and a county fair and a great adventure for the entire family. There will be a mass hot air balloon launch each evening of the fair at 6:30 pm, weather permitting. hot air balloon rides ($205 or $195 on weekdays) as well as tethered rides. The county fair events include: Live music, Hare & Hound Races, Bicycle Balloon Races, a Demolition Derby, a Open Stock / Hot Stock Tractor Pull, ATV Mud Bog, Arts & Crafts, Miniature Horse Fun Show, Carnival Rides, Kids' Corral Childrens' Activity Area, Antique Car Show

Canal Day Festival
August 18, 2018 (Rain or Shine)
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. Fireworks festivities & display at Robert Street Park beginning at 7:00 PM.

September 2018 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Scandinavian Fest
September 2, 2018; rain or shine
Vasa Park
Wolf Road
Budd Lake
Website
This event features an all-day celebration of Scandinavia at its best – where you'll discover the customs…the history…the ethnic variety of the six Nordic nations: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. There will be medieval combat reenactments, folk dance, artisans and food including potatiskorv (Swedish sausage), Swedish meatballs, smoked salmon, Swedish coffee bread, cardamom braids and rings, Danish sticks, Swedish pancakes with lingon, artsoppa (Swedish pea soup) and kaldolmar (Scandinavian cabbage rolls).

New Jersey Taco Festival
September 8, 2018; 10am - 8pm
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd
Augusta, NJ
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This event features with tacos, lucha fighting, beer, live music, a margarita mix-down, a Spicy Taco of Hell challenge, an awards for best chicken, beef, pork, seafood and veggie tacos, a Chihuahua beauty pageant, and a wrestling match.

Bergen Street Fest
September 15 and 16, 2018
National Guard Armory
1799 Teaneck Rd.
Teaneck, NJ
Website
This event features live music, classic car show, food trucks, fried Oreos, funnel cake, beer garden, train rides, bouncy houses and vendors

Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium

Saturday, September 29, 2018; 12pm to 7pm
Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ
Website
Contact: Kirsten Muhaw; Phone: 973-450-1070, Email: contact@statefairgroup.com
Cost: Entry is $5 for 13 & Older; Free for Kids 12 & Younger. Parking is Free
This all-day party is fun for the whole family. Parking is FREE. The Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest will feature more than 20 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare, a beer garden with over 50 different craft beers, and great live music. Family Fun will also include a Bounce House, a Mechanical Bull and plenty of backyard games including Knockerball, Ladderball, KanJam and Cornhole.


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