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

17th Annual Antique Toy Train Show
Thursdays-Sundays, November 26 - January 30th , 2022; 10 a.m.-3 p.m
Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ
Cost: $4 Adult, $3 children.
Features O and O-27 gauge toy trains, from the 1930s-'50s.

January 2022 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Historic Whitesbog Village
120 West Whites Bogs Road
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Free Event
There isn't a better way to start the year. Dress appropriately, bring water, and any snacks you want as we may pause to take in some views. Dogs are welcome, leashes required. Children are welcome with an adult. Bathrooms are available in the village for use. Migratory birds may be in the area so having a pair of binoculars might be a good idea.

Patcong Valley Model Railroad Open House

January 8,9, 22,23, 2022; 10AM - 3PM
Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club
Route 40 at Fir Avenue
Richland, NJ
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Admission: Free
The event features highly detailed, museum quality, HO scale model railroad.

Fire & Ice Festival
Saturday January 29, 2022; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
downtown Mount Holly
This free family friendly fun tradition features lots of icy artistic eye candy, and hear Suze & Watson play everything from show tunes to Springsteen from the Friant's display window on High Street. There will be about a dozen professional ice carvers from up and down the east coast, an equal number of professional chili chefs plus a wide variety of interesting entertainment for young, old and everyone in between. The ice carvers transform 300 pound blocks of ice into beautiful crystalline works of art, right before your eyes, throughout town.

February 2022 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Nerd Fest
February 27, 2022; 10am to 4pm
Holiday Inn
1 Pureland Drive
Swedesboro, NJ
Admission: $5, Kids 12 and under Free with paying adult.
Join in for a day of geeky and nerdy fun! Calling all Geeks, Nerds, and those who are into the world of Comics, Anime, and Super Heroes.
The event will feature Artists, Vendors, Comics, Anime, Toys, Funko's, Non-Sport Cards, Crafts, Pokemon, Cosplay, Collectibles, and much MORE!

March 2022 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Maple Sugaring
Sunday, February 20, 2022; 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Rd.
Westampton, NJ 08060
Cost: Rancocas Nature Center members, $8/person, $25/family (limit 5); nonmembers, $10/person, $35/family (limit 5)
Register by emailing Pay upon arrival.
What a tasty way to spend a winter afternoon! Bring the whole family and enjoy a program about maple sugaring, the oldest continuous industry in North America. On this self-guided hike, you'll follow a map and visit multiple interactive stations along the Rancocas trails. Learn about the Sugar Maple tree and the history of maple sugaring, observe a tapping demonstration, and enjoy a maple syrup tasting. To ward off the chills, we'll have an old-fashioned campfire burning.

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