14 Best Events in NJ This Weekend: June 17 – 19


Take a ride on a carnival attraction and watch a firework show at the Tri-County Fair in Rockaway, embrace Italian culture and cuisine with endless Italian fare for St. Ann’s Italian Festival, taste the best of BBQ at Laurita Winery’s School’s Out Food Truck event, or head to Mercer County to learn more about different cultures for their 6th Annual Cultural Festival.

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1. Tri-County Fair in Rockaway
June 16th – 19th, 2016 | Times Vary
Rockaway is holding its annual Tri-County Fair through the weekend. From carnival attractions, rides, games and much more, Morris County invites families and children of all ages to go on the ferris wheel, eat some fried Oreo’s, and watch a spectacular firework show.
140 Green Pond Rd., Rockaway, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

2. Nobooza Palooza: 2nd Annual Teen Festival
June 17th, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Teens are invited to connect with other high school students and their community at the 2nd annual teen festival—Nobooza Palooza! There will be teen-geared music, entertainment, and activities, as well as a network of resources and connections for the youth of New Jersey.
Washington Park, Perth Amboy, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

3. Roebling Carnival
June 17th, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Carnival season is finally here. Vendors, free live entertainment, traditional carnival cuisine, and fun activities will be heading to the summer carnival in Roebling.
Hornberger Ave & 10th Ave., Roebling, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

4. St. Ann’s Annual Italian Festival
June 17th, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Spend your weekend embracing Italian culture and cuisine. Homemade Italian food that old school and new school Italian’s will love, festive games and rides, a beer and wine garden, and much more will be featured at St. Ann’s Annual Italian Festival.
St. Ann’s Church
45 Anderson St., Raritan, NJ
Cost: Free Admission


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5. School’s Out Food Trucks
June 18th – 19th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
30+ food trucks are participating at Laurita Winery’s School’s Out Food Truck event. Enjoy some genuine barbeque by Come ‘N Get It BBQ, eat different combinations of bacon with BaconBroads, or have a juicy empanada made by the famous Empanada Guy.
Laurita Winery
86 Archertown Rd., New Egypt, NJ
Cost: $8 per person, kids 12 and under are free

6. Atlantic City Food Truck Festival
June 18th – 19th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The food truck events are endless, but continue to bring in hundreds of food-loving enthusiasts. Taste a range of culinary dishes at the boardwalk in Atlantic City. Additionally, there will be live entertainment, a kid’s zone to keep the little ones entertained, and an outdoor wine garden for the adults.
The Claridge Hotel
Park Place & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

7. Just Jersey Fest Food Truck Festival
June 18th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Another food truck festival? Bring it on! Head on down to Waterloo Village Concert Field where over 20+ gourmet food tricks and vendors. Towards the end of the night, the food truck festival will end with a bang as a firework show will be presented by the community.
Waterloo Village Concert Field
1053 Waterloo Rd., Stanhope, NJ
Cost: $5


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8. Mercer County 6th Annual Cultural Festival and Food Truck Rally
June 18th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to go to a festival filled with different cultures? This is your chance as the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds is hosting an event that features traditional dance, musical performances, heritage artisans, art demonstrations, and more.
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
1638 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

9. SwimJitsu & Health Fair
June 18th, 2016 | All Day Event
Ninja-themed inflatables, swimming, and an aquatic obstacle course is guaranteed to be a good time. USA Swimming mixes American Ninja Warrior with swimming skills to create SwimJitsu. At this SwimJitsu competition, children young and old are encouraged to register in the competition and become part of the fun. On top of SwimJitsu, there will be special promotions, other activities, and a health fair.
NL Aquatic Center
333 Preston Ave., Voorhees, NJ
Cost: Register online

10. Raritan Native American Pow Wow & Festival
June 18th – 19th, 2016 | All Day Event
Learn the culture and life of Native Americans at the Raritan Native American Pow Wow and Festival. 500+ First Nations artists, performers, and educators come together for an educational event that teaches and demonstrates Native American songs, dance, food, art, and crafts.
Middlesex County Fair Grounds
655 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

11. Family Fit and Fun Fest
June 18th, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join in an interactive scavenger hunt and a multiplicity of child-friendly activities, test your limits and with a 300 foot zipline experience, or sit back and relax while eating a variety of cuisine from the food trucks.
Rowan Blvd, Glassboro, NJ


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12. Monmouth Rugby and Olympic Day
June 18th, 2016 | 9:00 AM
If you are excited for the Olympics in Rio this year, than this event will be perfect for your family. The Monmouth Rugby Football Club is hosting an Olympic Day, filled with festivities and activities that will inspire children to follow their sports dreams.
Thompson Park
805 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ


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13. Ocean Grove Giant Craft Show
June 18th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Bring the whole family to Ocean Grove’s largest craft show with over 250+ crafters and artists by the beach, selling handmade and unique items. Don’t miss out on one of the best quality craft shows near the Jersey Shore.
Ocean Pathway
Ocean Grove, NJ

14. Point Pleasant Boro Jazz and Blues Festival
June 18th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Get your Blues on at the Point Pleasant Boro Jazz & Blues Festival. Featuring seven amazing bands, endless vendors and crafters, exquisite art and displays, and river views, this family friendly event is a good way to relax and enjoy your Saturday.
Riverfront Park
Maxson Ave. & River Rd., Point Pleasant Borough, NJ



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