24 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend


It’s official—the first weekend of the summer is here, and with it, a bunch of family-friendly activities to keep everyone entertained. Enjoy the summertime thrill of amusement rides, carnival games, pony rides, and more at the Camden County Fair in Gloucester Township, head out to Ort Farms for a day of family fun, including hayrides, carnival games, and treasure hunts at NorwesFest in Washington Township, get lost in the magical world of live performances, storytellers, dancing, drumming, and sword demonstrations at Fantasy Fair in Millville. And for more things to do this June, check out all the festivals and fairs happening now. (Featured Photo Credit: Camden County Government)

(Note: It’s always best to check ahead for in-person events)


Five Star Open House East Hanover Kid-Friendly TTD NJ Mom

Five Star Swim School – East Hanover, NJ
June 23 at 5 PM – 6:30 PM
Join Five Star Swim School in East Hanover, NJ, for a FREE and exciting event for kids and families that are guaranteed fun for the whole family. Discover what makes Five Star Swim School the perfect place for your child’s swimming journey with FREE Trial Swim Lessons. Let your child experience the joy of swimming with our expert instructors. You can also tour our facility, enjoy snacks and special offers, and see where the magic happens. Experience firsthand why we’re the preferred choice for swim lessons. We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to the Summer Open House. Get ready for an unforgettable aquatic adventure. Reserve your spot today and watch your kids make a splash!
Cost: Free, register limited spaces are available.
182 NJ -10, East Hanover, NJ 07936

Five Star Open House Cherry Hill Kid-Friendly TTD NJ Mom

Five Star Swim School – Cherry Hill, NJ
June 24 from 2 PM – 4 PM
Join Five Star Swim School Cherry Hill for a FREE event with fun activities, refreshments, a Free Trial Class, and Free Open Swim! Reserve today your child’s spot for the FREE TRIAL CLASS and watch them make a splash! We can’t wait to welcome you and your family. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!
Cost: Free
5 Esterbrook Ln, Cherry Hill, NJ – 08003

Margate Beachstock
June 24 at 8 AM
Head to the beach for a full day of family fun. Enjoy live music, free surf and kite lessons, children’s activities, new food vendors, and more. This event will feature the Red Bull Foam Wreckers Soft Board Surf Classic, fun environmental educational interactive activities, and live music. The rain date is June 25.
Between Granville and Huntington Avenues, Margate, NJ 08402

5K Walk/Run for Peace
June 24 at 9:00 AM (Registration), 10 AM Start
Help bring awareness and raise funds for children living in high-conflict areas who are experiencing the devastating impacts of war at the 5K Walk/Run for Peace. This event will feature entertainment, snacks, special guests, a bouncy house, and more: 9 AM registration and 10 AM start.
Cost: Walk Registration is $20; 5K Run (certified course) is $20; Kids Fun Run is free. Children under the age of 5 are free. 
Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Forest Fun Day
June 24 at 10 AM
Experience a day of fun in the forest. Pick from popular activities at the NJ School of Conservation, including archery, boating, family hiking essentials, Fiber fun, camp craft, and rock painting. Wind down with a campfire and share stories of your adventures while enjoying some s’mores.
Cost: $10 – $35
NJ School of Conservation, 1 Wapalanne Road, Sandyston, 07826 

Garden State Comic Fest: Morristown 23
June 24 at 10 AM
Spend a weekend with your favorite artists, creators, celebrities, and cosplayers at Garden State Comic Fest. Buy and sell comics and collectibles, meet the creators, and get autographs from some of your favorite celebrities.
Cost: $27 – $90
William G. Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960

June Family Saturdays
June 24 at 10 AM
Bring your crew for a day of science activities at The Newark Museum of Art. This event will feature a fun interactive area where kids play, tinker, and create with an exciting timeline of activities, including planetarium shows and watercolor painting.
Cost: Free with general admission tickets.
The Newark Museum of Arts, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Family Nature Walk
June 24 at 10 AM
Check out the newly restored park at Teaneck Creek Conservancy. George Reskakis, Teaneck Creek’s Lead Volunteer Steward, will lead you through the mile-long trail, share stories about the Creek’s history, discuss the park’s ecology and highlight the physical improvements to the park.
Cost: Free 
Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ, 07666

Salem Family Festival
June 24 at 11 AM
This family-friendly festival will feature free food, music, giveaways, and tons of state, county, and local resources. The rain date is June 25.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 101 Market St Salem, NJ 08079

June 24 at 11 AM
Head out to Ort Farms for a Family Fun Day packed with games and activities, including pony rides, hay rides, carnival games, sports, face painting, treasure hunts, and more. Snacks and soft drinks are included, and adults will enjoy wine and beer tastings; lunch will be available from local food trucks.
Cost: General admission is $10. Kids 2 and under are free. 
Ort Farms 25 Bartley Road Washington Township, NJ 07853

Ducky Derby & Old Time Baseball
June 24 at 11 AM
Race rubber ducks down the Mill Pond and then join in on an old-time baseball game. Activities for the day include duck games and activities, a duck selfie station, live demonstrations in historic buildings, music, and more.
Cost: $6
The Historic Village at Allaire, 4263 Atlantic Avenue Wall, NJ 07727

Touch a Truck and Food Truck Festival
June 24 at 11 AM
This event includes over 30 large vehicles for children to explore. Your kids will get an up-close look at their favorite trucks and meet the people who build, protect and serve the community. Also, enjoy food trucks and a beer and wine garden for the adults.
Cost: $5
Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876

Bayshore Bazar Summer Celebration
June 24 at 12 PM
Bring the whole family out to enjoy shopping from local vendors, kids’ activities, photo moments, live music, delicious food, and drinks. The rain date is June 25.
Cost: Free
The Seafarer, 1 Atlantic St, Highlands, NJ 07732

Fantasy Fair
June 24 – 25 at 10 AM
You can come dressed in your favorite fantasy garb and enjoy a variety of live performances, storytellers, dancing, drumming, and sword demonstrations. Meet costumed characters portraying historical and mythical figures, watch stage performances, join in on free family art activities, and much more.
Cost: Fantasy Faire is included with WheatonArts General Admission—$ 12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $7 for students. Kids 5 and under are free.
WheatonArts, 1000 Village Dr, Millville, NJ 08332

2023 Camden County Fair
June 24 – 25 at 1 PM
Head out to the Camden County Fair for lots of family fun, including face painting, pony rides, 4-H demonstrations, and more. Enjoy amusement rides, entertainment from local talent, food from a variety of food trucks, and carnival games, and visit the 4H tent and petting zoo. Make sure to check out the new Sustainability Village, which includes vineyard tours, electric cars, and demonstration gardens.
Cost: Free Parking and Admission
Camden County Fairgrounds, 508 Lakeland Road, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012

Red, White, and Blueberry Festival
June 25 at 10 AM 
Enjoy live music, delicious food, crafters, kiddie rides, a classic car show, and all things blueberry at this festival.
Cost: Free admission
Hammonton High School, 566 Old Forks Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Children’s Tour of the Willows
June 24 at 10 AM
Step back in time with a tour of the Willows Mansion. You will learn about the people who lived there and use your senses of sight, sound, smell, and touch to learn about life in the past. Ages 4 -12 with an adult.
Cost: $10 
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

Lavender U-Pick
June 25 at 10 AM
Wander through a beautiful lavender garden, relax, and take in the aromatic scent. Multiple photo ops are in the field to snap selfies for the gram. 
Cost: $15 admission fee per person. Children 1 and under are free.
Happy Day Farm, 106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726

Wild Fest 2023: Food Truck & Music Festival
June 25 at 12 PM
This fun day for the whole family will benefit Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy great food, fantastic music, face painting, a pond for fishing (bring your rods), lawn games, and more. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Cost: $15
Clinton Elks Lodge 2434, 211 Sidney Road Franklin Township, NJ 08867

Wine & Pizza Festival at Monmouth Park
June 25 at 12 PM
Feast on pizza and wine from half a dozen of the area’s top pizza vendors, the Garden State’s top wineries, live music from The Garden State Groove, and more. 
Cost: $15
Monmouth Park Racetrack, 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport, NJ 07757

10th Annual Feria De Sevilla
June 25 at 2:30 PM
Celebrate Spanish Culture at the 10th Annual “Feria De Sevilla” in Woodbridge. Indulge in traditional Spanish food, music, and dance. Special activities include Learn How To Workshops, arts and crafts, pony rides, face painting, and more.
Cost: Free
400 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge Township,07095

Giralda Music & Arts Festival
June 25 at 3 PM
Enjoy the New Jersey Symphony while relaxing on the lush grounds of the Giralda Farms. This year’s pre-show performance is The Tia Holt Experience. Activities include an art show/sale, OMG Bubbles, food trucks, and more. 
Cost: For advanced tickets, $20 for Adults (over 12); Children $4; Under 4 years old: free (Group sales, 10 or more, $15 for adults). At the gate/day of $25 Adults (over 12); Children: $5; under 4 years old: free.
Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940

Ongoing Events

Broadway at the Garden State Plaza
Now-June 25 at 11 AM and 1 PM
See the best of Broadway for kids every Saturday, featuring songs and scenes from hit Broadway shows. This event is free for everyone and will highlight memorable scenes from your favorite Broadway shows like Aladdin, Wicked, and Lion King, performed in partnership with Bergen Performing Arts Center.
Level 2, Macy’s Court Area, nearest Shake Shack, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 843-2121

State Fair Meadowlands
June 22 – July 9
Bring the family out for a day full of fun at State Fair Meadowlands. Enjoy 150+ rides and attractions, 100+ food vendors, 50 + game vendors, and 12 shows, including Cycle Circus, Pirates of the Columbian Carribean, Extreme Illusions and Escapes, and so much more. 
Cost: $38.99 for a Fun Pass
1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

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Venessa is a first-time mom to a baby boy and a writer who loves to document her journey through journaling scrapbooking, and make-shift baby photoshoots. Before writing for NJMOM, she worked passionately as an English language arts teacher for over seven years. At NJMOM, she's searching for the best places to have fun with her family in New Jersey and loves giving other moms the scoop on what's happening in the Garden State. When she’s not writing or reading literary fiction, she enjoys vacationing with her family, jogging, and cooking up new recipes.