Celebrate post July 4th as a family with fireworks, food, and fun at Bordentown’s Independence Day Celebration or Lambertville’s Free Fireworks Show. Spend some time outdoors at the Cumberland County Fair, the 26th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival plus many more family-friendly events happening throughout New Jersey on this weekend.
1. Leonia Sports Boosters Carnival
Now Through July 8th, 2018
Enjoy midway rides for all ages, carnival games, favorite fair food and Fourth of July fireworks at this family-friendly annual event benefiting local competitive youth sports. Carnival parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for $30, or $20 if purchased online by June 27. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 2 or more tickets each. Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food. Carnival hours are 5 to 11 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon to 11 pm Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. The July 4th fireworks display will start at 9:30 pm. For more information, call 866-666-3247. The carnival is presented by Leonia Sports Boosters, a nonprofit organization.
Overpeck Park (75 Fort Lee Road), Leonia, NJ
2. NJ State Fair Meadowlands
Now Through July 8th, 2018
The State Fair at the Meadowlands is calling families from all over NJ to take part in one of the biggest celebrations of summer fun! The event will feature over 150 rides and attractions!. To add to all of the festivities, there will be plenty of FREE Entertainment such as: The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show (Main Stage); Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs (Main Midway); Open-Air Thrill Show; High Dive Show; Commerford’s Educational Petting Zoo (Main Midway): Open during Fair hours Animal rides are available, but are not free.
State Fair Meadowlands
50 New Jersey 120, East Rutherford, NJ
Cost: Free for Kids 12 and younger, $8 Adults, $22 Child/Adult Mega Passes, $5 Parking
3. Cumberland County Fair
Tuesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 7, 2018
The Cumberland County Fair invites your family to a fun filled day of pig racing, monster truck rides, great food, a magician and comedian team, great farm and garden exhibits, some home and arts exhibits, and live music. As if they could not add anymore events to this jam packed lineup, there will also be an array of egg Russian roulette, Brain Wash Game show’s version of Family Feud, cracked walnuts strolling music, contests and games, and plenty of family friends rides. Your family will not want to miss all the fun on the farm.
Cumberland County Fairgrounds
3301 Carmel Road, Millville, NJ 08332
Cost: Free for Kids 3 and under, $3 for Kids ages between 4 and 10, $5 General Admission
4. Rutgers Gardens Blueberry/Apricot Festival
Friday, July 6, 2018 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Want to learn more about Rutgers varieties of edible plants? Now’s your chance! This summer, Rutgers Gardens will be highlighting Rutgers varieties through a festival series. The blueberry and apricot festival will highlight Rutgers blueberries and apricots, through taste testing, cooking demonstrations, and so much more! Come taste the recipe chef Rachel Weston creates, paired with flavors from all of Rutgers Gardens’ vendors.
124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
5. First Friday Fireworks in Lambertville/ New Hope
Friday, July 6, 2018 from 9:30PM to 9:50PM
The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is sponsoring the Summer 2018 Fireworks program to celebrate their communities and support their downtown businesses. These hugely popular displays are returning to their River Towns once again this year, so make sure your family makes an appearance out to Lambertville and New Hope to support their many fine stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
Lambertville, NJ 08530
6. Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM
For the sixth time, the Annual Wildwood Crest Sand and Sculpting Festival is offering FREE amateur sand sculpting contests that also includes live music, beach games and more; all this will be taking place at the Heather Road beach in the shadows of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier. This glorious event is open to all ages, and the whole family is encouraged to participate as a contestant or simply come by and check out all the interesting designs and sculptures while enjoying the great live music and more. The contest directed by world renowned sand sculptor Matt Long. There is nothing better than a great day at the beach, music, and the art of sand sculpting.
Wildwood Crest Beach Pier
Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood, NJ
7. Sussex Taps & Trucks Festival
Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 11:00AM to 10:00PM
It’s a fun filled family day! Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some incredible bands, make for an enchanting and fulfilling afternoon. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs, 4 legged friends and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the beer and sangria garden along with the amazing sounds. Dogs are welcome! Spectacular Fireworks show at 9:30pm.
Sussex County Fairgrounds; 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $5, kids under 10 free
8. Brigantine Pirate Art Walk
Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 3:00PM to 8:00PM
Fine Art Painters, World Class Photographers, Acclaimed Jewelry Artisans and more will display and offer their original art for sale. Over 30 artists will line the seawall for an evening art & music. Live Music by Paul Mike & Dan from 3:15 to 5:15 and Danny K from 5:30 to 7:30. Come out and join the artists for an evening on the seawall. Plus, the Pirates Den is a BYOB and they have excellent food. This is sure to be a great evening!
1219 E Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ
9. Marketplace JC
Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 12:00PM to 5:00PM
July 7th is Multicultural Day; A Celebration of Diversity at Marketplace JC! Find vendors selling food and items from a wide variety of cultures that make New Jersey a perfect mix of people from around the world.
Magnolia Landing, 136 Magnolia Ave, Jersey City, NJ
10. Bordentown Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 4:00PM to 10:00PM
Join in on the fun at the Bordentown Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks at Joseph Lawrence Park in Bordentown Township. Free Kids Corner, face painting, local Bordentown restaurants, and give aways!
Joseph Lawrence Park; 317 Ward Avenue, Bordentown, NJ
11. TRUCKerton with a Side of Bacon
July 7th & 8th, 2018 | 11am to 6pm on Sat, 11am to 5pm on Sun
Sizzle into summer with all things bacon, featuring food trucks and restaurants plus pig races and a sizzling cooking demonstrations. Whoever said nothing tastes as good as being skinny obviously never had bacon.
Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton, NJ
Cost: General Admission is $10. Children under 5 are free.
12. Blueberry Festival
Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Alstede Farms invites your family to celebrate the New Jersey Blueberry, a staple of the summer. For your family’s sweet tooth, there will be a plenty of blueberry treats ranging from Blueberry Shortcake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Tart, Blueberry Cake Pops, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Peach Ice Cream, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Lemon Pie, and No Sugar Blueberry Pie all on display for your family’s liking. This event is not just about the food, there will also be family fun activities such as: pony rides, tractor train rides, moon bounce, hay wagon rides, the corn kingdom, and much more.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
Cost: $6.99 Pick Your Own Admission, $17.99 Children’s All Day Activity Pass (Unlimited access to pony rides, moon bounce, wagon train rides, corn kingdom, also includes admission to pick your own areas, hayrides, and live entertainment)
13. Garden State Comic Fest
Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM
The invitation has finally arrived for you and your family to come out and meet some of your favorite artists and creators as well as the best comic and toy vendors around. This exciting event also will be host to contests, games, and fun for the whole family. Make sure to come out and celebrate your favorite Super Heroes, and don’t forget about those Villains, as well. All will be there for the Heroic Garden State Comic Fest.
161 E Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: Free for kids 11 & under with Paying Adult, $20+ Adult
14. 26th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival
July 7 & 8, 2018 (Rain or Shine) | Saturday from 11:00AM to 7:00PM, Sunday from 12:00PM to 5:00PM
The Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival draws more than 100,000 attendees each year, for plenty of reasons. Your family can take part in celebrating the 25th year of this fantastic festival while enjoying a wonderful day in Haddonfield. There will be artist’s booths with gifts for your whole family, so make sure to stop on by.
Along Kings Highway and Tanner Street, Haddonfield, NJ
15. Pier Village Family Fun Night
Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 5:00PM
Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family at the Pier Village Arcade, Boardwalk Fun N’ Games for amazing crane games and skee ball. Visit Festival Plaza for bounce houses, slides and inflatable obstacle courses and much more!
Pier Village, West Long Branch, NJ
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