15 Things To Do This Weekend: 6/26-6/28


Enjoy a movie on the beach, meet some new animal friends, or attend a blueberry festival this weekend in New Jersey. Take a journey back in history, watch a musical, or even celebrate the 4th of July early. This weekend is full of fun family activities that everyone will enjoy. Use #njmom on social media for a chance to be featured! Make sure to follow NJ Mom on Facebook for more things to do.

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New Jersey State Fair {Featured Event}
Today through July 5th, Open at 6pm on weekdays and 2pm on weekends
This is no small fair that you will spend only an hour at. This huge state fair has a plethora of games, rides, food, and free entertainment that your family will love.
Cost: Parking = $5/vehicle, admission varies $10-28/ticket
New Jersey State Fair at the Meadowlands Rutherford, NJ

FREE Events in New Jersey through June 27th

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1. Friday Night Movie on the Beach
Friday June 26 at dark
Enjoy the first of this summer’s movies on the beach at Jenkinson’s boardwalk. This week’s feature film is Despicable Me 2, which is perfect for all ages and families.
The Pavilion 300 Ocean Ave Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Cost: FREE

2. Night Out With The Critters
Friday June 26 from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Experience the Cape May County Zoo like never before! You will get to walk through some of the animal gates and see how they are trained. Instead of watching from afar like you normally do, you will get an inside look at your favorite animals.
Cape May County Zoo 707 Route 9 North Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Cost: $15-$28/ticket

3. Montville 4th of July Celebration
Friday June 26 from 6:00pm-11:00pm & Saturday June 27 from 6:00pm-12:00am
Celebrate the 4th of July early! Enjoy a tradition filled with rides, entertainment, food, and spectacular fireworks. It will be a fun, American spirited day for the whole family.
100 Horseneck Road Montville, NJ 07045
Cost: $30/unlimited ride wristbands

4. Pinkalicious Playdate
Saturday June 27 from 10:00am-11:00am
A perfect event for 3-6 year-olds including a story and beading project. Not only will your little one be able to create a pink bracelet or bookmark, but mommy can also make some earrings as well.
113 Central Ave Westfield, NJ 07090
Cost: $20/mom&child

5. Drive in Movie
Saturday June 27 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Children ages 2-8 can come create their own car and relax to watch the film, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. They can bring snacks and chill out in their own kid sized car.
Bridgewater Library 1 Vogt Drive Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Cost: FREE


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6. Petting Zoo and Family Fair
Saturday June 27 from 10:00am-12:00pm
What-Knott Farm will be here to show you all of its awesome animals, including rabbits, pigs, and more. You can also bring your bathing suit for some water time in the sprinkler as well as blowing bubbles and magnet fishing.
West Windsor Branch 333 North Post Road Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Cost: FREE

7. Victorian Family Fair
Saturday June 27 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Celebrate the Victorian era at this history infused fair. There will be games, activities, music, and entertainment all with a Victorian flair. Your kids will love the journey back in time learning about the past all while having fun.
Emlen Physick Estate, Mid-Atlantic Center for Arts and Humanity (MAC)
1048 Washington Street, Cape May NJ 08204
Cost: FREE

8. Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
Saturday June 27 from 10:00am-4:00pm
If you love blueberries this is the festival for you. From blueberry picking, blueberry treats, crafts, and activities the day will be blueberry filled. Also enjoy live country music, wagon rides, and the great outdoors as well.
120 W Whites Bog Road #34 Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Cost: $10/car

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9. Bradley Beach Lobsterfest
Saturday June 27 from 11:00am-9:00pm & Sunday June 28 from 11:00am-6:00pm
Enjoy a lobster filled day for the whole family. There will be music, rides, games, and entertainment for the kids, plus a water slide. Parents can enjoy a wine and beer garden while also eating their lobster. This event has something for every lobster lover.
500 Ocean Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Cost: FREE

10. Beauty and the Beast
Saturday June 27 at 11:00am and Sunday June 28 at 4:00pm
Watch the classic Disney tale of Beauty and the Beast performed by live actors in an outdoor theatre. This is a unique twist on a classic experience that you don’t want to miss.
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre 335 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road Titusville, NJ 08560
Cost: $5/ticket

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11. Tall Ships Celebration and Fireworks Show
Sunday June 28 from 10:00am-4pm
Experience what life is all about at sea. This celebration is all about water from pirate themed crafts to watching water exhibits, this day will be full of all things at sea. There will also be a fireworks show starting at sunset.
Camden Children’s Garden 3 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103
Cost: $6/ticket

12. Red, White, and Blueberry Festival
Sunday June 28 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Celebrate summer with this fun filled, blueberry festival! Complete with blueberry pie eating contests, rides, music, and crafts this will be an awesome day for families. You can also check out the classic car show.
Hammonton High School Old Forks Road Hammonton, NJ 08037
Cost: FREE

13. Fairy Day
Sunday June 28 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Help prepare for the coming of the fairies by building them homes! Believe in the magic of fairies by providing them with a house made of all supplies from nature. You will also have some fairy snacks and learn from secrets about the fairies as well.
353 East Hanover Ave Morris Township, NJ 07962
Cost: $30/fairy home

14. Legally Blonde The Musical
Sunday June 28 at 3:00pm
Enjoy the international award winning musical with your family. Full of humor, dancing, and singing this lively entertaining musical is a definite must see!
Levoy Theater 130 North High Street Millville, NJ 08332
Cost: $17-20/ticket

15. Firefly Festival
Sunday June 28 from 4:00pm-9:00pm
Start off the summer with the perfect evening of fun. Watch a circus performance, take a wagon ride, listen to a concert, and of course, see some fireflies. Food and firefly crafts will be available for a small fee as well.
Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ
Cost: FREE

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16. Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival
Are the kids with grandma for the day? Check out all of the amazing food, beer, and cocktail trucks at the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival.

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Abby Jurgens is a student at Villanova University majoring in Communications and minoring in Creative Writing and Spanish. She lives in Bergen County, NJ with her parents and older sister. Although she is in love with her hometown of Wyckoff and enjoys dining at Café Amici there, Abby also loves going to Cape May every summer with her family and eating at Panico’s. While at home in Wyckoff, you can find Abby playing sports with friends, listening to country music, and helping her mom in the kitchen. Family is very important to her and she loves any minute she gets to spend with all of her relatives. She also loves to read and write because everyone’s words are so different and unique; she loves hearing the way people use their voices.