South Jersey Family Festivals:
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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.






2022 Multi-Date Southern Jersey
Family Festivals and Events

Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
April 16, May 16, 7-9PM, June 14, July 13, Aug 11, 8-10 PM
Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ
Website
Admission for night time climbs is $20 for adults and $8 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 Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday from Memorial Day weekend on May 28, 2002 until Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, September 3, 2022 -- plus Monday, July 4th, 2022
Tropicana Casino & Resort
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Website
609-340-4000
Free Event
Fireworks are launched from the beachfront and can be viewed all along the beaches or boardwalk of Atlantic City.

Avalon Beach Movies
Every Tuesday night beginning June 28th until August 30th, 2022
30th Street Beach
Avalon, NJ
Website/Schedule
In the event of inclement weather, beach movie will be moved to Wednesday night.

Barnegat Drive-In Movie Series
This summer every other Tuesday beginning June 28 until Saturday, October 22, 2022: Beginning at dusk
Barnegat Public Dock
427 East Bay Ave
Barnegat, NJ
Website
Schedule:
June 28 How to Train Your Dragon; July 12 Luca July 26 American Graffiti; August 9 Back to the Future; August 23 Encanto; Sept. 17 Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pear; Oct. 22 Hocus Pocus – Lawn Movie 6pm on the Edwards School Football Field.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks
Every Friday, June 24 - September 2, 2022. (Rain Date is Sunday at 10 pm.)
on the Wildwoods Boardwalk
Pine Ave,
Wildwood, NJ
Website
(609) 523-1602
The fireworks will be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and visible from anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk.

Wildwoods Movies in the Plaza
Every Tuesday night this summer (except August 2nd) until August 23rd, 2022
Byrne Plaza
Downtown Wildwood, 3400 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
Website
There's a free family movie Gather your friends and family and bring your chair or blanket for a family movie under the stars. Movie starts as soon as it gets dark (8:30 p.m.)

Wildwoods Concerts Under the Stars Series
July 2, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 28, September 3, 10, & 17, 2022 Beginning at 8pm
The Lou Booth Amphitheatre
2nd & Ocean Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ
Website/Schedule
609.522.7722
This event features Free live entertainment

Free Summer Concert Series at Cape May Ferry Park
1200 Lincoln Boulevard
North Cape May, NJ
609-551-4209
Website
Every Wednesday between July 6 and August 31. Gates open at 4:30pm.
Line-up:
July 6 – B Street Band; July 13 – Danny V's 52nd Street Band; July 20 – AM Gold Yacht Rock; July 27 – Independence Day; August 3 – Englishtown Project; August 10 – Fat Mezz; August 17 – Legacy Band; August 24 – Sensational Soul Cruisers; August 31 – HunkaJunk





June 2022 Southern Jersey
Family Festivals and Events

Agora Festival
June 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2022
St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church
615 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ
Website
+1 (856) 665 1731
info@greekagorafestival.com
Since 1974. The Agora Greek Festival signature event kicks off with all-day festivals of food, wine, music, dance and song. The weekend-long festival is an annual initiative of the St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ which, stages a number of events that represent the Greek way of life and shares our rich cultural and artistic heritage. The tradition of our Greek beliefs, the best food this side of the Acropolis, delicious wines and great entertainment are celebrated.

Egg Harbor Holy Trinity Greek Festival

June 2, 3, 4, 5, 2022
Mill and Ridge Avenues
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Contact: Info: Church 609 653-8092 ext. 5 or Yiannis Kyriakou 609-645-8970
Website
Free Parking Admission: $1.00 Children under 5 free
Come and join us for our exciting 38th annual Greek festival and enjoy our Greek hospitality featuring:
• All your authentic Greek Food Favorites! • Ethnic Greek Dance performances • Greek music and Dancing in the Taverna, Saturday night, June 4.
• Fireworks Displays, Thursday and Sunday, June 2 and 5, 9.30pm. • Amusement Rides • Church Tours every evening starting at 6pm. When: Thursday and Friday, June 2 and 3, 5pm-10pm, Saturday, June 4, Noon-11pm Sunday, June 9, Noon-10pm

L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival

Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 11, 2022
Voorhees Town Center
2140 Voorhees Town Center
Voorhees Township, NJ
Website
609.259.2500
Admission is $5; additional price for ride tickets.
This event features good food, rides, and entertainment, hosted by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.)
Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.

Lighthouse International Film Festival

June 2 - 5, 2022; 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd
Beach Haven, NJ
(646) 245-8400
Website/locations/tickets
The festival will present feature films, shorts, documentaries and family films, as well as panel discussions with leading film industry professionals. Taking place on Long Beach Island, NJ -- one of the East Coast's most popular surfing destinations -- the festival celebrates new, exciting and challenging films in honor of Long Beach Island's historic Barnegat Lighthouse. See above website for information on films, times, and venues.

Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
June 4, 5, 2022
Bader Field
545 Albany Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tickets & Information
This event features a celebration of a decade of AC music, brews, breweries. Attendees will experience over 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries, the biggest music acts to date, interactive touch points such as life size beer pong and a pop-up jam band space, a state-of-the-art March Madness viewing area and culinary offerings from our favorite AC food and beverage joints.
Music by Alkaline Trio & New Found Glory
Two sessions:
Session 1: Saturday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, & Session 2, Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Carnival of Collectables Car-B-Que
June 5, 2022: 11am - 4pm
Carnival of Collectables
368 Berlin - Cross Keys Road
Winslow Township, NJ
Website
856-545-3187
carnivalofcollectables@gmail.com
Cost: FREE to the attendees
This event features a day filled with Awesome Cars, Live Music , Delicious BBQ, and Great Shopping. Featuring Big Swerve's BBQ!
DJ Professor Ouch will be spinning the Tunes Live music with The Ultra Kings at 1pm The Open Road at 2:30pm.
Come see the FAMOUS '5T7'. This car has been featured on the TV show "My Classic Car" and has been in NUMEROUS magazines including "Car-Toons #16 - 2018" as well as the upcoming issue of "GNARLY" Magazine. The world renowned owner will be available for autographs as well!

New Jersey Renaissance Faire
June 5, 2022
1195 Florence Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ
Tickets
Every year, the Shire of Crossford hosts thousands of patrons that come out to see sword fights, dance with faeries, eat turkey legs.
There are six formal stages in all with shows for the young and young-in-spirit, but truth be told, the entire Village of Crossford is a stage – and the show begins upon entering the castle gates! If you thought you would just sit through some droll rendition of a 16th century tale at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, you are mistaken! Colorful characters, charming artists and playful scenes are all center stage during this year's all-outdoor Faire. Walk through the gates and discover what many of us already know – the live interaction at this Faire is part of the fun! Outdoor improvisational theatre surrounds you throughout the magical shire of Crossford, located on the beautiful grounds of Liberty Lake. There are dozens of scheduled shows, as well many that 'pop up' right before your eyes on the village paths. Be prepared to burst into laughter and gaze in awe during your stay at our shire!
The event also features over 30 Merchants, Vendors and Crafters make up Crossford's Artisan Village.

30th Cruise Down Memory Lane
June 11th, 2022; 5:00pm to 9:00pm, (Rain date Sunday, June 12th)
downtown, Landis Ave "The Ave"
Vineland, NJ
Website
Thousands of people—classic car buffs and people just out to have some fun—all love this longtime Vineland tradition which brings back the days of muscle cars, chrome, and fins. This event attracts almost 2,000 American cars—over one mile of cars—and is open to street rods, muscle cars, stock or custom classics, rat rods, and cruisers.

Legacy Ride to Thrive
June 11, 2022; 6:30am - 1:30pm
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road
Columbus, New Jersey 08022
Website
609-288-3127
Cost: $60 for adult riders. $40 for youth riders (17 and under)
The Legacy Foundation Ride to Thrive is a non-competitive, supported cycling ride for all skill levels through the scenic farmlands of Burlington County. Starting and finishing at the Burlington County Fairgrounds in Columbus, NJ, participants can select a 25, 45 or 63-mile route. This fundraiser includes an event headband giveaway, raffle, continental breakfast, hearty lunch under a tent, chair massage, music, full SAG support and multiple hydration stations.
Proceeds frpm the event will benefit The Legacy Foundationto to support children and youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities served by Legacy Treatment Services.

Stafford Founders Day
Saturday, June 11, 2022: 10:00am - 9:30pm (rain date June 12th)
Doc Cramer Sports Complex
Doc Cramer Boulevard
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Website
609-597-1000, ext. 8573
This year's theme is inspired by Dr. Seuss, titled "Oh, The Places You'll Go Stafford!" Stafford Founders Day kicks off with a hometown parade at 10 a.m., leaving from the Fire House on Stafford Avenue and heading towards Route 9 North. All other festivities will take place at the Doc Cramer Sports Complex. The event also includes the crowning of Little Miss Stafford, Little Town Crier, Junior Miss Stafford and Miss Stafford. Entertainment will be provided by Ridgemont High. There will be food trucks, vendors and rides. The day will end with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.

Medford Art, Wine & Music Festival and Wine n' Shine Car Show
Sunday, June 12th, 2022, 11am-4pm
On Main Street
Medford, NJ
Website
Medford Village's flower lined Main Street comes alive as tents are filled with creative arts, colorful crafts, fine wine, and good food.
Several wineries and Medford's local breweries are interspersed between the arts and crafts booths while local bands play live music throughout the afternoon. The whole family can enjoy a variety of entertainment activities and performers. Plus, Medford Lakes Corvette Club occupies south Main Street with The Wine n' Shine Car Show.

Open Cockpit Weekend
June 18, 2022: 10:30 AM to 4 PM, Last Admission 2:45 PM
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro , New Jersey 07608
Website
Cost: $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors and Children under 12 Children 2 years old and under are FREE
A family event featuring WW II Airplanes, Helicopters, historic and modern Military Airplanes,
Visitors will again have the opportunities to sit in the cockpit of a very rare Lockheed Bushmaster plane and a U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter.

Wiggins Waterfront Park Juneteenth Celebration
June 18, 2022; 2pm-7pm
Wiggins Park
2 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
Website
This celebration features Live Music, Vendors, Food, Fun & Games.
Live performaces by Jeff Bradshaw, Jeff Murrell, Exit 45, Franky Hill, WHOAMI?, Universal African Dance & Drum, and many more!

Atlantic City Seafood Festival
June 24, 25, 26, 2022
Bader Field
545 North Albany Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Website
This three-day extravaganza of food, entertainment, and fun celebrating all things Seafood. The festival will offer event-goers the opportunity to treat their taste buds to delicious foods cooked on-site with the freshest ingredients by restaurants & seafood vendors from up and down the East Coast. Food & beverages will be for sale at each individual vendor booth while attendees can also experience a shopping event featuring businesses showcasing their crafts, jewelry, art, home décor, and more!
Music Line-up:
The Cranked Up Country Band, Killer B's (Cover Band), Jimmy & The Parrots (Buffet Tribute Band), The Best of The Eagles (Eagles Tribute Band), Glenn Roberts (Country Music), E Street Shuffle (Springsteen Tribute Band), & The Sensational Soul Cruisers (Classic Soul, Motown, & Disco)

Margate Beachstock
Saturday, June 25, 2022: 8am-10pm.(Rain date is June 26th)
On the beach between Huntington and Granville Ave's
Margate, NJ
Website
This event features mouthwatering food, unique handmade crafts and featured retailers and sponsors will all be a part of this year's event. Children's activities, live music, Air Circus single line and stunt kite demos and lessons, volleyball, South Pacific Island Dancers, beach nature walk, special characters all capped off by an evening movie, bonfire on the beach and a live band performance. The activities take place on the beach between Huntington and Granville Avenues with food and beverages set up in the parking lot of the Martin Bloom Pavilion. Featured this year will be the Margate Cornhole League Tournament where teams can compete to win prizes.





July 2022 Southern Jersey
Family Festivals and Events

Camden - July 4th Freedom Festival
Monday, Jul 4th, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wiggins Waterfront Park
2 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
Website
1-866-226-3362
This year's Camden County Waterfront Freedom Festival will feature entertainment by the Tri-County Symphonic Band, Travel Lanes, The O'Jays, – and conclude with a spectacular, world-class fireworks display over the Delaware River.

Cumberland County Fair
Tuesday, July 5th - Saturday, July 9th, 2022
3001 Carmel Road
Millville, NJ
​856-825-3820
Website
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, and much more.

L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival @ Gloucester Premium Outlets
Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 17, 2022
Gloucester Premium Outlet
100 Premium Outlet Dr
Blackwood, NJ
Website
609.259.2500
Admission to the Fair is $5, rides are extra.
This event features good food, rides, and entertainment, hosted by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.)
Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.

NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
July 8, 9, 10, 2022
North Wildwood's Anglesea Entertainment District
Outdoor Main Stage
Wildwood, NJ
Website
Free Event
This event features both national and regional blues musicians, and accompanies the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship. Top Blues acts will perform on the Main Stage as well as in neighboring clubs and pubs. Street Parking is available in reasonable proximity, Alternatively, park along the Trolley Route and take the Trolley to the festival.

Burlington County Farm Fair
July 19 until July 23, 2022
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road
Springfield Township, NJ.
Website
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 19th

Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival

Saturday, July 23, 2022; 10AM – 5PM
The Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ
Website
609-884-5404
Admission is free
This family event features hard shell crabs, craft beers, food trucks and vendors, crafters, family entertainment and back-to-back music on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the shade near the outdoor stage. Well-behaved pets welcome!

Ocean City Night In Venice
July 23, 2022; @6pm
Bayfront
Ocean City, NJ
Website
This years theme will be "Mummers: Struttin' on the Bay," a tribute to the colorful costumes, themed entries and distinctive string bands that define Philadelphia's annual New Year's Day parade and Ocean City's Tuesday nights on the Boardwalk. The grand finale Fireworks display will light up the bay and cap off the festivities at dusk.

'22 MBA Wine Tasting
July 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edgemar Circle Recreation Field
located adjacent to the Jerome avenue ballfield
Margate, NJ
Website
This event is much more than just a WINE TASTING!
Hosted by Diane Mitchell from 95.1 WAYV's "Mike & Diane Show", the event boasts a live and silent auction with auctioneer Lou Solomon. Amazing food, Jagielky's Chocolates, palate pleasing wine, craft beers, spirits, tasty bar drinks that are minus the alcohol, live music and dancing with the Mas Tequila Orchestra – all combine to make this an exciting (and annually sold out) event!
A portion of the proceeds from this event helps fund the opportunities and needs for children, including high school seniors who have attended Margate City schools and are continuing their education.





August 2022 Southern Jersey
Family Festivals and Events

The 13th Annual Elephant Talk Indie Music Festival
Friday, August 5th & Saturday, August 6th, 2022; 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday
The Watering Hole
6494 Weymouth Rd.
Mays Landing, NJ
Facebook
609-625-9300
Cost: $10/day, Can be paid upon entrance.
Held at the Watering Hole on 12 acres in the Pinelands, The (Elephants For Autism) Indie Music Festival will feature more than 60 bands, food and drink specials and raffle items, the Elephant Talk fest will rock . The indie music festival will feature original bands such as UGLI, The Blues Reincarnation Project, Loud Love, The Surf Jerkz and more. This festival is for all ages to enjoy, so bring the whole family along.
All proceeds go to Sprouting Opportunities to provide education and support to families, communities and individuals. Their goal is to create new job opportunities for young adults with autism and or special needs.

Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Festival
August 6, 2022; noon to 4 p.m,. and 5 to 9 p.m
Manahawkin Lake Park
Route 9 and North Lakeshore Road
Manahawkin section
of Stafford, NJ; manahopkin.com.
Website/Tickets
Two tasting sessions: 12:00pm-4:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm.
Tickets cost $30 for attendees who will be sampling beer; admission is free for those who will not be drinking. Food prices will vary by vendor.
This event features beers from local breweries, food trucks, live music, craft vendors and activities for children.





September 2022 Southern Jersey
Family Festivals and Events

The 50th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Labor Day Weekend, September 2-3-4, 2022
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.

Annual Wildwood End of Summer Block Party & Music Festival
Sunday, September 4, 2022: 1pm - 10pm
Fox Park
(across from the Wildwoods Convention Center on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues)
Wildwood, NJ
609.522.2444
Website
Free Event
This family festival event will feature free music, entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors and more as we say goodbye to another great summer here in Wildwood.

Medford Oktoberfest & Music Festival
Saturday, September 17th, 2022 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.

Outlaw Music Festival
September 23, 2022
Waterfront Music Pavilion
Camden, NJ
Website/Tickets
This event features the live music of Willie Nelson & Family, Chris Stapleton, Zach Bryan, Larkin Poe, Brittney Spencer, and more.

'22 Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay & Scarefest After Dark
September 24, 25, 2022
All along Amherst Avenue, from Washington Avenue to Coolidge Avenues
PLUS, you can walk the new Promenade Baywalk
Margate, NJ
Website
This event features Food, music (on two stages), crafters, kid's activities, character parade, Margate Catch the Wave Cornhole Tournament and SCAREFEST AFTER DARK.
Scarefest (Funfest) After Dark on 9/24 is a new take on Funfest After Dark. It's about costumes and tastings, dancing and mischief. Guests are invited to get a jump on Halloween and arrive dressed in costume! This is a special adults-only event, includes 5 samplings of wine & spirits, finger…. foods, and access to the Spooktacularly decorated lounge on the Washington Avenue Pier and the special Tito's Handmade Vodka tent.

Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration
September 24, 2022; 9am until dusk
Sunset Lake
along New Jersey Avenue from Rambler Road to Miami Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ
Website
609.523.0202
Free admission. Handicapped accessible.
Enjoy a massive street festival featuring scores of craft and food vendors, children's entertainment, live music and more! At 7:30 p.m. the event moves to Centennial Park for live music, culminating with a spectacular beachfront fireworks show at 9 pm





October 2022 Southern Jersey
Family Festivals and Events

The Wildwoods Food & Music Festival
Sunday, October 9, 2022:from 11 am. – 8 pm
Byrne Plaza
Aalong Pacific Avenue between Oak and Schellenger Avenues
Wildwood, NJ
Website
Free asmission
This family event features a full day of fantastic food options, music, shopping and more. The festival will include live music, delicious food, messy pie-eating contests, craft vendors and much more.
In addition, there will be fun for the kids with a "Kids Korner," open from noon – 5 p.m., featuring games, pumpkin painting, and inflatable bounce houses.





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