This weekend, learn all about the best baby and toddler businesses at the NJMOM Baby Expo, solve a mystery at Sherlock Holmes Weekend in Cape May, dress up and find your superpower at Superhero Superfest in Toms River, or honor the dead with sugar skull decorating at the Day of the Dead Celebration in Princeton.
Here are 11 kid friendly festivals around New Jersey:
NJMOM Baby Expo
NJMOM Baby Expo
November 4, 2018; 9:30am-1:30pm
The NJMOM Baby Expo, presented by NJMOM, is an exclusive event for expectant and new parents in the greater New Jersey area. Over 60 baby and kids brands will showcase the best in baby gear & accessories, local services and more. Test, shop & learn about everything you need to know to step into parenthood with ease. Sample products from exhibitors, attend educational demos, win over $20k in giveaways, receive VIP gift bags and get pampered while enjoying healthy bites in a relaxed setting at a premium venue.
W Hoboken, Hoboken, NJ
Cost: Tickets starting at $15 available here
Sherlock Holmes Weekend
November 2 – 4
Walk around the streets of Cape May in search of clues to solve the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Siren’s Call. Friday evening the game’s afoot as you help Dr. John Watson for the evening. Saturday afternoon is the search for clues tour – complete the answer sheet and search for clues on this self-guided tour. The fun keeps going into Saturday evening with other optional activities too.
Cape May, NJ
Cost: Search for Clues Tour only Adults: $15, Kids(3-12) $10, full weekend packages available
Happy Tails Harvest 5K Fun Run and Family Walk
November 3, 9AM
The Happy Tails Harvest 5K Fun Run and family walk is all about humans walking and running for animals. Make a donation or sponsor a participant to help save homeless animals with Sammy’s Hope, an animal welfare organization. Your donation benefits this organization and brings homeless animals off the streets and into shelters.
Capik Nature Preserve Trails
Cost: 5K is $30, 1 mile is $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and under
November 3, 11AM – 5PM
Superhero Superfest is back for its second year with celebrities, superhero challenges, comics, collectibles, and the Game Zone Mobile Gaming Truck for your littles to try out during this all-inclusive event. They can become Superhero Certified, learn about prop-making, and participate in tons of Cosplay competitions if they come in their best superhero costume. This fest wants you to be a part of the superhero action, not just stare at a bunch of displays.
RWJ Barnabas Health Arena
Toms River, NJ
Cost: Adults $22.85, Kids 6-17 $17.85
Dodge Hunger Dodgeball Tournament
November 3, 12PM – 4PM
Dodge, dip, and dive away from hunger with dodgeballs! Divisions include middle school division, high school division, adult division, and pro division. This event wants to provide food and meals to local families this Thanksgiving, your donation will help support this cause. If you aren’t bringing your team to play, you can volunteer, be a sponsor, or make a donation. Give back this holiday season.
RiverWinds Community Center
West Deptford, NJ
Cost: each player $20
Paramus Food Truck Festival
November 4, 11AM – 5PM
Calling all foodies, eat your hearts out at the Paramus Food Truck Festival. Visit your food truck favorites like Empanada Mania, The Brownie Bar, Coney Island Wood Fired Pizza, and so many more. Enjoy live music and your favorites from the Beer and Sangria Garden sponsored by Flying Fish Brewing Company.
Garden State Plaza, Nordstrom Lot
Cost: $5, kids under 10 free
Art All Day Trenton
November 3, 3PM – 5PM
Explore Trenton’s arts scene during Art All Day, Artworks’ free celebration of creativity throughout the city. The event features open studio tours, demos, pop-up galleries, public art, convenient trolley routes, leaving from Artworks and connecting sites, food truck offerings, and a whole new free Art All Day map/program, available in advance from Artworks. Bike tours, live demonstrations, art and history talks, and other immersive activities will satisfy all levels of curiosity and creativity.
Artworks Trenton, 19 Everett Alley,
Day of the Dead Celebration
November 3, 3PM – 5PM
Celebrate Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos with strolling mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, “Catrina” costume contest and folk arts and crafts. Day of the Dead is observed throughout the world at this time of year (in connection with Halloween and All Souls’ Day), where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds and favorite foods of the deceased, and then visiting graves with these as gifts.
Princeton Shopping Center
301 N. Harrison Street,
Marketplace JC – Magnolia Landing Pop Up
November 3, 12PM – 5PM
Head over to the market’s newest spot, Magnolia Landing for and shop over 20 artisans, crafters, chefs, and vintage sellers. Listen to live music from some of NJ’s favorite local bands, eat your heart out, and spend the afternoon in hip JC!
Jersey City, NJ
Food Trucks at the TAB
November 4, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Enjoy fellowship and food trucks at the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Your family will love the wide variety of cuisine available to try, including Jamaican, Spanish, BBQ, and Brazilian, as well as your festival favorites like funnel cakes, burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, and fries.
Tabernacle Baptists Church
Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup
November 3, 8AM – 12PM
Feeling like getting your hands dirty and giving back? Turn your Saturday into a heart-warming activity for the whole family with LakeHopatcong’s Lake-Wide cleanup. They are looking for about 40-50 volunteers to help remove debris from the exposed lakebed in an effort to make the lake a healthier place. Create a team, be a team leader, find your access point, and clean up!
Lake Hopatcong, NJ