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
Dates: 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:
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.

March 2018 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Second Annual Holi Festival
March 4th, 2018
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Dr. S.
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Cost: $8/person
This event features the festival of Holi and spring with a celebration of colors, music, and fresh air. Get ready for spring with traditional dances and performances, hikes, and more! Refreshments will be available for purchase.

CCM Festival of Storytelling & World Music
March 11th, 2018; 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
County College of Morris
Student Community Center
214 Center Grove Rd.
Randolph, NJ 07869
Website & Registration
Admission $6 for all ages. Ticket sales at the door. Morning workshop for educators.
This family event features an afternoon of storytelling and music with a choice of three storytellers telling age-appropriate tales for all ages> The highlight is singer/storyteller Ken Galipeau using audience participation to bring stories to life. Treat your imagination to the power of the well-told story, spun round with music.

Spring Festival
March 25, 2018; 12 pm - 4pm
Rutgers Gardens
140 Log Cabin Rd.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 932-8451
Suggested donation: $5.00 All proceeds benefit the Rutgers Gardens
Celebrate Spring at the Gardens with an afternoon of fun and fresh air for children and families! The afternoon will be filled with exciting activities that will put a "spring" in your step, and a smile on your face. Activities include; Face Painting Arts and Crafts Egg Hunt. Egg Hunts will begin at 12:30 PM, and will be held every half hour. Food, and more!

April 2018 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 7, 8, 14, 15, 2018; 1pm - 5pm
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.

7th Annual Spring Model Railroad Show
April 7 - 15, 2018
Garden State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, NJ 07508
Web Site
Contact: Bob Savino, Phone: 201-387-8716, Email:
Event Cost: Adults $6, Children under 12 Free with paid Adult
This family 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!

Daffodil Day Festival
April. 22, 2018; 11 am - 4pm
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
This family-friendly event features crafts, games, goat petting-zoo, entertainment, food trucks, outdoor green market, photo opportunities with a local photographer, music and more!

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