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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!

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2020 Multi-Date Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Downtown Wildwood Free Movie Nights
Byrne Plaza (Pacific & Oak Avenues)
Wildwwod, NJ
Bring your beach chairs or a blanket and enjoy a family movie under the stars in Downtown Wildwood! Weather related updates will be announced on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea.
Movies will be shown at dark (approx. 8:15 pm) every Tuesday night, beginning June 22, and ending on Aurgust 25, 2020 with a special showing on October 30, 2020. In the case of rain, movies nights will be moved to Wednesdays.
FREE parking will be available in the lot behind the Pacific & Schellenger Avenues property, with entrances on Schellenger and Oak Avenues.

April 2020 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Renaissance Faire
April 25, 2020; 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Historic Smithville
615 E Moss Mill Rd
Absecon, NJ
This family event features a journey back to the days of yore and merry Olde England as the Historic Village of Smithville is transformed into the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance. The good Duke of Northumberland has decreed merriment for all.
This event is fun for the whole family and includes comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more. Also stroll amongst the wares of the local vendors and traveling merchants sporting historical gifts and finely crafted items.

June 2020 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

AnimeNEXT 2020
June 12, 13, 14, 2020
Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Center Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
AnimeNEXT is the largest independently organized anime convention in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, anime music video (AMV) screenings, voice actors from anime series, Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors and exhibits, Karoke panels, workshops, masquerade, and video rooms and gaming. Events all focus on aspects of anime, manga, and Japanese culture.

Barefoot Country Music Fest
Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21, 2020 (rain or shine)
On the beach between the famous Morey's Piers
Wildwood, NJ
Website / Tickets
This is the Northeast's largest outdoor country music festival hosting a unique blend of country music's top artists and up-and-comers on multiple stages including Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dan+Shay, and 30+ more performers. With the combination of country music and the scenic Wildwood's backdrop, this family-friendly, three-day festival is a summer vacation destination

Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28, 2020
Paradise Lakes Campground
Rt 206 (between Mile markers 3 & 4)
Hammonton, NJ
Beardfest is a three night celebration of creative energy that strives to enliven the artist in everyone. Beardfest offers attendees the opportunity to unplug in South Jersey's beautiful Pinelands Preserve while enjoying music that spans an incredibly wide range of genres; but our definition of entertainment goes far beyond the spectator/performer dichotomy. At Beardfest, attendees have the opportunity to collaborate on large scale murals throughout the campgrounds, practice yoga, participate in a variety of collaborative music making activities, and share ideas in our community workshops. art, an open mic, swimming and camping

October 2020 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

South Jersey Pumpkin Show
17th annual Festival
October 10, 2020; 10am - 5pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Highway
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Web Site
Contact: Kathy Wright, Phone: 856-765-0118, Email:
Cost: $5.00 carload parking only
The 17th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show will feature over 175 vendors, amusement rides, wine sampling, hayrides, Pumpkin Pageant, giant pumpkin pyramid, pumpkin weigh off, pumpkin pageant, pumpkin pie by the slice and family fun contest.
Festival will showcase a Fall Home Show, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, free mini pumpkin for first 200 kids daily, dog show & parade, scarecrows and Food Trucks, local concessions and picnic style dining. Live bands on the main stage both days.

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