The Best South Jersey Family Festivals and Events

These popular South Jersey family festivals and Family events occur at venues in all corners of Southern NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.

They feature festivals 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 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Downtown Wildwood Movie Nights
Byrne Plaza (Pacific & Oak Avenues)
Wildwwod, NJ
Movies will be shown at dark (approx. 8:15 pm) every Tuesday night, beginning June 25, 2019. In the case of rain, movies nights will be moved to Wednesdays.
Moviegoers are encouraged to bring beach chairs or blankets to the plaza. FREE parking will be available in the lot behind the Pacific & Schellenger Avenues property, with entrances on Schellenger and Oak Avenues.
June 25 - Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, July 2 - Smallfoot, July 9 - Early Man, July 16 - Paddington 2, July 23 - The Star, July 30 - Finding Nemo
August 6 - NATIONAL NIGHT OUT (no movie), August 13 - Incredibles 2, August 30 - Ralph Breaks The Internet. October 25 - Hotel Transylvania 2 (special Halloween event @ 8:30 pm)

July 2019 Southern NJ Family Festivals and Events

Cumberland County Fair
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - Saturday, July 6, 2019
3001 Carmel Road
Millville, NJ
The annual Cumberland County Fair event features amusement rides, delicious t food, farm and garden exhibits, home and art exhibits, 4-H activities, entertainment, demolition derby, mud bog, Battle of the Bands, a livestock auction, awesome fireworks on July 5th, and much more

Millville 4th of July Fireworks & Food Truck Festival
Saturday, July 6, 2019: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
New Jersey Motorsports Park
8000 Dividing Creek Rd
Millville, NJ 08332
The festival is free for all attendees!
The festival begins at 5:00 p.m. with live music, 15 - 20 food trucks, vendors, a kids zone and more! Fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m. Come before 5:00 p.m. to enjoy outdoor Go-Karting, dinner at the Finish Line Pub, or make a reservation for axe-throwing at Choppers Hatchet House Outdoors or paintball at NJMP Battlegrounds!Multi-Date Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Night in Venice
Saturday, July 13, 2019; 5:30pm - 9pm
Longport Bridge
Ocean City, NJ
The City's annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest provide a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. A spectacular fireworks display caps off the bayfront celebration. The optional theme will be "Celebrate! 65 Years of Night in Venice," a chance to reminisce about favorite themes and Night in Venice memories through the years.

Burlington County Farm Fair
July 16 until July 20, 2019
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road
Springfield Township, NJ.
This annual family event promotes agriculture, social life, and youth as well as educating the general public by conducting a yearly agricultural fair with exhibits, livestock, and farm products. The activities include: Fireworks on Opening night July 16th, horses, cows, rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats and other animals are on display each day. Most of these are shown by 4-H members who hope their project animal will win a blue ribbon. On Saturday farmers and State FFA members compete in dairy cow shows from 8:30am to 3:00pm in the South Show Tent. Visitors can also watch dairy cows being milked twice daily in the Milking Tent. Daily horse shows, open to the public, are also a major attraction. Old steam engines and antique farm equipment bring back memories for many. A very popular attraction is the tractor pull in a dedicated tractor pull arena. Children can participate in becoming a Farmer for a Day in a special exhibit.

August 2019 Southern NJ Family Festivals

New Jersey Fringe Festival
August 2, 3, 4, 2019
Multiple venues
Downtown Hammonton, NJ
Jersey Fringe is a 3-day event featuring multiple theatrical productions at a variety of venues within walking distance of the central location and ticket hub, The Eagle Theatre. Multiple Producing Organizations will offer eclectic, unique selections for festivalgoers throughout the entire weekend. Lining the streets of Hammonton will be artists, food vendors, a beer garden, musicians and more! All venues will be within walking distance, making Jersey Fringe the first of it's kind to offer this type of weekend festival.
Buy a One-Day or All-Access Pass OR just come to hang out with friends and enjoy the Free Festival atmosphere

Your First Mud Run
August 4, 2019; 10am - 2pm
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Contac: Brad Vaccaro, Phone: 833-773-3328, Email:
Cost: All in: $45, Bare bones: $37
Your First Mud Run is the ONLY mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. Our courses are 1.5 - 2 miles and include 10 - 16 obstacles that are designed for adults and kids.
If you ever thought about doing a mud run, ours is the perfect "first timer"
event! Anyone 5 years old and up can participate in the fun! We are the largest "family friendly" and "first timer" Mud Run in the country! And, EVERYONE who registers for the race in Wildwood gets a FREE entry to the best waterpark in Wildwood - Splash Zone (USD 40 value)
Try fun obstacles like the wall climb, tire carry, cargo net, tube crawl and new for 2018 was the awesome 30 foot long inflatable double wall climb and new for 2019 a 12 foot high rope climb.
We are now in our 9th year of operation having run over 50 successful events in 5 states with over 15,000 total participants making us the largest family friendly Mud Run in the USA.Free Stuff and Prizes from our great awesome new sponsors in 2019 - Playa Bowls, Habit Burger and Tito's Burritos

Festival of Lights
Saturday, August 24, 2019; 4 pm to 9:30 pm (Rain Date 8/25)
The Promenade
Pearl Blvd. & High St.
Burlington, NJ 08016
This fun family event features children's activities, food, live music, fireworks, merchandise vendors and some new cars on display. After sunset enjoy a lighted/decorated boat parade as it makes it's way along the Burlington Riverfront, and stay on for the grand finale fireworks at 9:30 pm. Free admission. Remember to bring your blanket and a chair to watch the festivities.

September 2019 Southern NJ Family Festivals

Downbeach Seafood Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Ski Beach
Dorset Ave &Burk Ave
Ventnor. NJ
Admission: $10 per person. Kids under 12 are FREE
This family event features foods available from local restaurants, Tastings of Jersey made craft beers and wines in the tasting tent, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Local Art and Artists, Wine Seminars, a Crab Cake Eating Competition, a Chowder Cook-Off, Children's activities and amusements including a Sand Sculpting / Kids Sand Sculpting area, and more. This is a seafood lover's dream featuring approximately 25 different local and regional seafood restaurants and purveyors who will be serving up their favorite seafaring dishes! It's also a great opportunity for foodies and food seekers to meet some of Atlantic County's most unique chefs and restaurateurs all while eating their tasty creations.
Located on the beautiful, bayfront property with a boat ramp and a large grassy park, this venue has unobstructed bay views and allows for our guests to get creative with their transportation modes, welcoming non-motorized water vessels to dock on it's shores
Participating restaurants have been requested to maintain their price points between $4 and $11 per entree depending on size and cost.
Parking will be available at Ventnor Plaza, located off of Wellington Avenue. Transportation to and from the lots will be available.

October 2019 Southern NJ Family Festivals

LBI's Annual Chowderfest
Saturday, October 5, Sunday, October 6, 2019
Taylor Avenue ball field, Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue
(across from Schooner's Wharf and Bay Village)
Beach Haven, NJ
Chowderfest Weekend has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome the fall. Always the weekend before Columbus Day Weekend.
Join in on Saturday for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where local vendors offer the best deals of the season, and Sunday for the Chowder Cook Off Classic (a ticketed event). Chowderfest Weekend goes on rain or shine.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show
October 12, 13, 2019; Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Highway
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Web Site
Contact: Kathryn Wright, Phone: 856-765-0118, Email:
The South Jersey Pumpkin Show has become one of the best ways to welcome the autumn harvest with kids and parents alike.Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, 100+ craftsmen, Salem County Fall Home Show, fun contests, give-a-ways, wine sampling, giant food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds. The festival will host a variety of live musical acts daily.
The giant Pumpkin Pyramid, filled with pumpkins, gourds and mums, represents everything beautiful about the fall harvest.  Each year many of our vendors create hand-crafted scarecrows and festival goers are invited to judge our entries.
The "Fall Festival of Trees Exhibit" is a must see when visiting the festival. Colorful trees will be decorated in Halloween, Thanksgiving and Autumn themes. Contest is open to adults, clubs and groups. There will be a pumpkin patch for kids, corn maze and pumpkin painting for the whole family.
Saturday activities includes the Decorated Wagons and Stroller Contest and the Adults Pumpkin Toss with over USD 500 in prize money awarded. The best pumpkin desserts are being sought for the Fun Pumpkin Food contest and free sampling.  Saturday will showcase the reading of the Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen.

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