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South Jersey Family Festivals: Discover The Best Themed Events

Your Guide to The Best South Jersey Family Festivals: Features Family Oriented Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities

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: 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

Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks
Every Friday, beginning June 25, 2021 and ending on September 3, 2021 @10pm. (Rain date is Sunday at 10 p.m)
on the Wildwoods Boardwalk
Pine Ave,
Wildwood, NJ
(609) 523-1602
The fireworks will be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and visible from anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk!

Wildwoods Concerts Under the Stars Series
July 1, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, September 4, 11, & 18, 2021 Beginning at 8pm
The Lou Booth Amphitheatre
2nd & Ocean Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ
This event features Free live entertainment

Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs

Tuesday, April 27, Wednesday, May 26, Thursday, June 24, Friday, July 23 and Sunday, August 22, 2021
Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ
Admission for night time climbs is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12)
Climb the 199 steps to the Watch Gallery at the top of the Cape May Lighthouse, to enjoy the grand vista of the evening sky and the full moon from atop this majestic beacon at nighttime.

Tropicana’s Weekly “Summer Celebration” fireworks
south of Tropicana Casino and Resort
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Every Saturday night in the summer at 10 PM, and on Sunday, July 4th 2021, until Labor Day weekend Saturday September 4, 2021
Fireworks are shot off on the beach just south of the beachfront in front of the Tropicana.
The show lasts ten minutes.

September 2021 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Airfest 2121
September 3, 4, 5, 6, 2021; 10 AM – 4 PM
NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Road
Cape May Airport
Rio Grande, NJ
(609) 886-8787
Cost: Adults $14, Kids 4-12 $10, 2 and under Free. AirFest admission is FREE if you are a Member of Naval Air Station
This annual event features all new aircraft, Tuskegee Airmen, live music, beer garden, vendors, exhibitors, classic cars & more.

The 49th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Labor Day Weekend, September 3, 4, 5, 2021
Salem County Fairgrounds
725 Route 40
Pilesgrove Township, NJ
Website (Line-up, schedule, and Tickets)
This family music festival features southern Appalachian old-time and bluegrass and related music styles. For kids, there is also a Children's Stage.
The festival site has plenty of room for camping for tenters as well as RVers, and unlike many other festivals, they do not charge extra for camping. Weekend ticket holders may camp on the grounds at no charge, but camping is available only to weekend ticket holders - daily ticket holders may not bring vehicles or camping gear into the campground.

New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
September 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2021
Showboat Casino/Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ
This event features amazing Horror films in the indie scene and also an opportunity to mingle with big names in horror. Horror fans can also participate in Q&A sessions, see the amazing vendors from around the Horror scene and watch the best indie films around. The event will include over 20 well known celebrities, many Indie Horror films, Film Awards, Exclusive Q and A panels, 200 vendors, Cosplay, Trivia Contest, Photo Ops and more!

Millville Air Show
September 4, 5, 2021
Millville Army Air Field Museum
Millville Executive Airport
1 Leddon St
Millville, NJ
(856) 327-2347
The 2021 Millville Airshow is back on Labor Day Weekend. This 2-Day event will feature the USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team along with many other military and civilian performers.

New Year's in North Wildwood
September 10th & 11th, 2021; Rain date is Sunday, Sept 12th
Olde New Jersey Ave.
North Wildwood, NJ
Admission: Free
Both the top Mummers Brigades AND top Mummers String Bands from the New Year's Day Parade in Philadelphia will entertain crowds in the pub district of North Wildwood. The excitement kicks off Friday night at 6 p.m. with the Fancy Brigade Pub Crawl through local drinking establishments in the North Wildwood Entertainment District. A colorful Mummers parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday along Olde New Jersey Avenue where you can get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps. (Fancy Brigades begin at 3 p.m. and the String Band Grand Finale begins at 4:30 p.m.)

St. Anthony's Italian Heritage Festival
September 11, 2021; 2 - 10 pm
Glassboro Town Square
Rowan Blvd
Downtown Glassboro, NJ
This festival features carnival games, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, a homemade wine competition, cannoli eating contest, beer garden, food trucks, and of course, amazing Italian food.

Ocean City Airport Festival & Parachute Pyrotechnic Show
September 18, 2021; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Municipal Airport
26th & Bay Ave.
Ocean City, NJ
Features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. The event will conclude with a Parachute Pyrotechnic Show from Team Fastrax at 8:00 PM, This event consists of several highly trained and specially licensed Team Fastrax™ demonstrators exiting the aircraft 6,000 feet above Ocean City's Beach & Boardwalk. Brilliant white or multi-colored projectile pyrotechnics are then ignited and flown in formation, creating a dazzling display for spectators on the ground, concluding with a landing on the 7th St Beach. Viewable along the entire Boardwalk.

Downbeach Seafood Festival
September 18 & 19, 2021
Ski Beach
Dorset & Burk Ave
Ventnor, NJ
With most of the restaurants attending as brick and mortar Atlantic County restaurants, the Downbeach Seafood festival will allow attendees to experience this seaside community as a culinary destination. It is also an excellent opportunity for foodies and food seekers to meet some of Atlantic County's most unique chefs and restaurateurs, all while eating their tasty creations. This event also features. Jersey made craft beers, cooking with local chefs, shopping unique exhibitors, children's activities and amusements, live Sand Sculpting/ Kids Sand Sculpting area, Live Music, Complimentary Demos, and Seminars.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. 
The Downbeach Seafood Festival will support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey through the widely-popular Chowder Cook-Offin.

Medford Oktoberfest & Music Festival
Saturday, September 18th 2021 12-7 pm (Rain or Shine)
Medford's Freedom Park
86 Union Street
Medford, NJ 08055
Website/line-up of performers
Free Admission, All Ages, Free On-Site Parking
Enjoy Great Live Music from several local Rock, Folk, and Blues Bands. The event includes a Beer tent, Three tages of Live Music, Food trucks, German Food, Artisan Ciders, kids fun activities and more.

October 2021 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, October 9, 2021: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
from 5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ
information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ
This annual family event features over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, fireworks over the boardwalk from 6th Street – 14th Street.

LBI's Annual Bayfront Festival
Saturday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3, 2021; Rain or Shine)
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.
The 2-Day Festival will be a non-taster event. Celebrate with vendors, brews on tap, live music line up, and ChowderMonth champion announcements in Beach Haven! The Festival will be a non-tasting event. You will have all month-long starting Sunday, September 5- Ocotber 2nd to support the cook-off competeitors and place your votes.
By allowing a full month to share the spirit of the event, it allows attendees to enjoy multiple restaurants at their own pace, avoiding overcrowding of restricted space and submitting their vote when they are sure of their choice. Starting September 5, patrons can begin purchasing Chowder cups, pints and quarts to taste so they can even create a "Chowderfest at Your House" event with online voting beginning Labor Day Weekend. Each voter can register for free and will receive the Chowderfest Virtual Information Packet. The event will be supported by interactive content as well as the announcement for the Chowderfest 2021 Overall Champion happening October 4.

Atlantic City Comedy Festival
October 9 & 10, 2021
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Line up:
Saturday 10/9:
Sommore, DC Young Fly, Lavell Crawford, Kountry Wayne, Karlous Miller
Sunday 10/10:
Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Earthquake, Desi Banks

South Jersey Pumpkin Show
October 9, 2021; 10 AM - 5PM (Event runs rain or shine)
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Highway
Woodstown, NJ
Contact: Kathryn Wright, 856-765-0118,
Event Cost: $5.00 a carload
This event features over 100 craftsmen booths, fall home show, live bands, amusement rides, pumpkin dessert contest, pony rides, food truck festival, fall pumpkins & mums for sale and Little Miss Pumpkin Show pageant.
There will be wine sales, free pumpkin patch for kids and scarecrows galore. Portion of proceeds being donated to non-profit organization. This event is completely self-supporting and made possible by the vendors and parking fees.

Camden County Fair
October 15 and 16, 2021
Camden County Fairgrounds
508 Lakeland Road
Gloucester Township, NJ
The event includes rides and games, carnival food and food trucks, live music and dance, free pony rides and a petting zoo. 4-H Youth Projects will be on display and demonstrated.

Cherry Hill Harvest Festival
October 17, 2021; noon - 4pm
Croft Farms
100 Bortons Mills Road.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Cherry Hill Township is partnering with the police and fire departments for the township's largest community event. The event includes pony rides, a petting zoo, craft fair, pumpkins, live music, food trucks, a beer garden by Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery, and more.

Annual Ghoul Spring Village
Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23, 2021; 5:30pm-8:00pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 US 9
Cape May, NJ
Cost: $5.00 Adults $3.00 Children 12 & under. Advance tickets available online at or available at the gate at time of event.
Join in as they pierce the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
This event is a a family-friendly haunted walk-thru for young and old alike.

November 2021 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Ronstadt Revue
Friday, November 5, 2021, 8:00 PM
Kathedral Event Center
499 S Egg Harbor Rd
Hammonton, NJ 08037
(856) 685-6664
Cost: $29
It takes an extraordinary singer to cover every style of music that Linda Ronstadt performed during her illustrious 40+ year career. With her 7-piece band of world-class musicians (some of whom have backed such notables as Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and Andrea Bocelli), they bring a remarkably authentic experience to every show.

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