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
Website/updates
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.
Schedule
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)

May 2019 Southern NJ Family Festivals and Events

Eco Fair: Artful Living, Handmade & Homegrown
Saturday, May 4, 2019: 10am - 5pm
Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
856-825-6800
Website
Inspired by natural living, this event features the handmade works of New Jersey artists, locally grown native plants, herbs and vegetables, environmental organizations, hands-on crafts and activities for families and live music. Keynote speaker Pat Sutton, sponsored by CU Maurice River, will present It's a Jungle Out There: LIFE & DEATH in the Wildlife Garden. A book signing will follow after the presentation.

Take Mom to Atlantic City for the Annual Mothers Day Music Festival
Mother's Day Music Festival: w/ Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and KEM
Saturday, May 11, 2019; 7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets
Atlantic City's historic venue, the renovated Boardwalk Hall hosts the annual Mother's Day Music Fest, one of the most popular R & B events of the year. This years event will feature co-headliners Maze with Frankie Beverly, and KEM. This concert will also feature two of the music industry best R&B voices, Al B. Sure and Christopher Williams.

For Moms Who Enjoy Scenic Sights, Take Her for a Free Climb at the Absecon Lighthouse
Sunday, May 12, 2019; 11am - 4pm
Absecon Lighthouse
31 S. Rhode Island Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey
609-449-1360
Website
Mom's Climb Free on Mothers Day
Tell Mom she's the light of your life with a Mother's Day trip to the Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey's tallest lighthouse! Take in breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and see the lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration which includes a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling, an educational museum, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House, expansive grounds, and a charming gift shop.

Camp Jam in the Pines Music Festival
May 16, 17, 18, 19 2019
Paradise Lake
500 Paradise Drive
Hammonton, NJ
Music line-up & Tickets
A popular annual event for music lovers who love to camp, jam around the bonfire and share stories. Attendees decorate their tents, make new friends and chill in the Pine Barrens.
This is 3 days of musical camping bliss, with a variety of genres including bluegrass, pop, funk, blues, and country.
Paradise Lake Campground is located in the heart of the Pine Barrens, surrounded by Wharton state forest. The secluded campground features a Cedar lake and a beach on which our main stage is built.
This is a family event with lots to do including free workshops, classes, and fun events throughout the weekend for the entire family.

New Jersey Renaissance Faire
May 18, 19, 25, 26 & June 1, 2, 2019
1195 Florence Columbus Rd
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Website
Event Contact Phone: 888-864-8222, Email: huzzah@njrenfaire.com
Event Cost: $10-$25; Free admission for children under 5 years old. Free Parking
The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is an event of epic proportions! This year, the Faire celebrates its 10th glorious season.
Located on the beautiful 60 acres of Liberty Lake, the Faire is the largest festival of its kind in the state of NJ, and has made a name for itself as the most interactive Renaissance Faire in the country. A event features family entertainment on seven stages hosting a variety of performances each day of the Faire, including sword fighting, music, comedy, fire breathing, and aerialists. Over 50 actors welcome guests as they enter through the castle gates!
In addition to the 7 hours of non-stop entertainment, there is an extensive merchant village featuring the work of talented artisans, and delicious food and drink, including Beer and Wine courtesy of the South Jersey Celtic Society and Valenzano Winery.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
May 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019
Wildwoods Beach
Rio Grande to Burke Aves.
Wildwood, NJ 08260
609-729-9000
Website
Free to spectators.
This annual event is one of the largest kite festival in North America. It features kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations.
Event begins on Friday at noon with the 'Unlocking of the Ocean' media event on the beach behind the center. Festivities continue with the opening of the Festival Field Tent and the 9 pm illuminated kite fly at Rio Grande Ave. and the beach.
Saturday & Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach starting at 9 am daily, as well as kite exhibits and workshops. A Kite Festival Auction will be held in the center at 7 pm on Saturday night and is open to the public - many unique kites and collectibles will be auctioned off.
Monday will feature the World Indoor Kite Competition from 11 am - 12:30 pm inside the center where kite fliers will showcase their impressive ability to fly a kite without wind.

Fit & Fun at the Carnival Family Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Sunday, May 26, 2019; 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Camden's Children Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
856-365-8733
Website
Cost: $9; Children under 2 are free
Children who come dressed as their favorite sports hero or a circus clown will receive $1 off of admission. Visit "tattoo" both, a guessing booth, make a silly clown face. Try hopscotch, using a hula hoop, jumping rope. Purchase cracker jacks or animal crackers. Visitors can also ride the carousel and train, $ Enjoy the Butterfly House.

Downtown Wildwood Bacon Lovers Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Website
Cost: Free
This family event features all things Bacon! Food trucks & local tent vendors, artisan & bacon related vendors. DJ & live bands and family & kid's activities (to include but not limited to corn hole, kan jam, lawn jenga, connect four, face painting). Wine and craft beer tasting and sales in garden/tent area. Bacon eating contest on Sunday.

May Fair 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019: 10 am to 5 pm
678 Haddon Avenue
Borough Hall
Collingswood, NJ
Website
This popular family event expects to draw over 50,000 people and features Five stages of live music including blues, rock, folk and more. Activities for Children include a "KidZone" featuring pony rides, carnival games, rides and children-friendly crafters. The Collingswood Farmers Market will be offering "Jersey Fresh" produce and florals sold in a delightful open air atmosphere.

June 2019 Southern NJ Family Festivals and Events

Annual Hop Sauce Festival
June 1, 2019 (rain or shine)
Taylor Ave,
Beach Haven, NJ
Website (tickets & event schedule)
This family friendly event features good food, 100+ hot sauces, 50+ craft beers. live band entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for kids. The Hop Sauce Festival is a gathering of craft beer and spice enthusiasts. As Jetty's largest event, always on the Saturday after Memorial Day, the focus on brew and hot sauce is also paired with local fare, original music, and cultural vendors. A portion of the proceeds are always earmarked for Jetty's nonprofit arm, the Jetty Rock Foundation, which uses funds for youth initiatives, for those in need, and to enhance the community.

South Jersey Arts Festival
June 1, 2, 2019
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
457 Shirley Road
Elmer, NJ 08318
Web Site (for infomation, tickets, & updates)
Contact: Melissa Tevere, Phone: 856-358-2472, Email: info@appelfarm.org
Event Cost: Ticket: Free for children age 0-13; 1-Day Ticket: $25; 2-Day Ticket: $40; and Overnight Experience Ticket: $60 Includes a 2-Day Ticket, space for your tent, and an exclusive campfire performance by the Yokels
This weekend family festival is jam-packed with performances, innovative arts exhibits and immersive workshops. The event features live music and performance art, student-based performances, crafters and artists, delicious fare from gourmet food trucks, local wine and craft brews. Check out the “Art of Wine-Making” tent hosted by various South Jersey wineries where you can meet the winemakers, learn the secrets to making great wine and sample exclusive vintages. Drop off your kids at “Kids Camp” where they can experience the magic of Appel Farm’s summer camp while parents enjoy the festival. Camp under the stars on Saturday night and enjoy a campfire, s’mores and a special musical performance. On Sunday morning, novice and experienced riders can join the South Jersey Cycling Tour. Don’t miss this special family kick-off to the summer where you will discover what makes Appel Farm the leading arts education center in South Jersey!

Weddings of East Asia
June 8, 2019; 1pm - 5pm
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
Web Site
Contact: Taral Thompson, Phone: 856-825-6800, Email: wheatonartsnews@wheatonarts.org
Event Cost: FREE
This family event features an afternoon steeped in traditions with “Weddings of East Asia.”
Enjoy a full program of ceremonies, music, and dances associated with East Asian traditional weddings. Stage performances will capture various moments and abbreviated versions of several wedding ceremonies from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, The Philippines, Tibet, and Vietnam, as well as a special installation showcasing the Japanese wedding tradition of “one thousand cranes.” Admission to all WheatonArts exhibits and Artist Studio demonstrations are FREE and open to the public for the day, part of WheatonArts "Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!"

Downtown Wildwood Inaugural Seafood & Wine Festival
June 15 & 16, 2019
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend
Website
Each day of the festival will bring you some of the Best Food Trucks from the tri-state area along with some far and near Artisan & Seafood Related Vendors, Free Family and Kids Activities (to include but not limited to Corn Hole, Kam Jam, Lawn Jenga, Connect Four, and Face Painting and Bounce House for the kids). There will be Wine & Craft Beer Tasting & sale in Garden/Tent area. Live Band and DJ Music throughout the day.

Fantasy Faire
June 22, 23, 2019; 10am - 5pm
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
Website
Contact: Taral Thompson, Phone: 856-825-6800, Email: wheatonartsnews@wheatonarts.org
Event Cost: $10 Adult, $9 Sr, $7 Student, Children 5 and under free
This event is a family-friendly festival of medieval folklore & fun. Fantasy Faire features talented performers as they bring to life the “Kingdom of Wheaton” by enacting a series of interconnected shows that tell the story of the day. Interact with strolling costumed characters, portraying historical and mythical figures, throughout WheatonArts’ campus both days. Everyone is welcome to come dressed in their favorite fantasy garbs to enjoy a variety of live performances including storytellers, dancing, and drumming, as well as sword demonstrations, retail vendors, pirate games, scavenger hunts, and archery games. Four stages will host live performances from 10:30 a.m. till 4 p.m.

36th Annual Blueberry Festival
June 22, 23, 2019: 11 am - 4 pm
Historic Whitesbog Village
120 W Whites Bogs Rd.
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
609-893-4646
Website
Admission: $5/car load
This annual family event is celebrated at the Birthplace of the Blueberry. It features a great old-fashioned country fair with Pinelands artists, crafters, folk music, dancing, wagon tours, blueberry picking, kids crafts and field games, Blueberry Art show, vintage tractor and engine demos, Pinelands history and ecology, blueberry plants, blueberry baked goods, ice cream, food vendors, blueberry pie eating contest, historic house and museum tours, Jersey Devil sightings, and more'

5th Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational
Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
63rd St at Landis Ave
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Cost: Free admission
Facebook page
This 3 day event features some of the best food trucks in the Northeast. . There will also be crafters, live music, and family fun!

July 2019 Southern NJ Family Festivals and Events

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
Website
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

August 2019 Southern NJ Family Festivals

Your First Mud Run
August 4, 2019; 10am - 2pm
Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Website
Contac: Brad Vaccaro, Phone: 833-773-3328, Email: brad@yourfirstmudrun.com
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

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