10 Kid-Friendly Things to do This Weekend: May 10-12


Happy Mother’s Day weekend! This weekend shop dozens of vintage and wellness vendors along the boardwalk at the Asbury Park Spring Bazaar, relax with a glass of vino and sample some favorite local food trucks at the Spring Wine and Music Festival in Ringoes, or have a Mother’s Day tea to remember at the Morey’s Piers Mother’s Day Tea Party in Wildwood. It’s your weekend mamas, enjoy your time with the fam.

featured image via Morey’s Piers

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are some of our fave things to do this weekend around New Jersey:

Asbury Park Spring Bazaar
May 11 – 12, 12PM-5PM
NJMOM loves bazaars in good old Asbury Park because not only are the vendors always current and awesome, but the location couldn’t be better. Convention Hall is right on the boardwalk, just steps away from the beach and other cool AP spots. This event features beauty and wellness pop-ups, craft and vintage vendors, a Mother’s Day brunch, live music, and a photo booth, as well as kids’ art classes and workshops.
Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: free

Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show
May 10 – 12
If you’re in Wildwood this Mother’s Day weekend, make sure you stop by the boardwalk to see the amazing lineup of classic cars – all at least 10 years of age and older. The show features 40 cars for you and your family to check out before or after a day of fun at one of the Jersey Shore’s most popular boardwalks.
Wildwood Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ
Cost: free

Smithville Children’s Festival
May 11, 10AM-3:30PM 
Spend the day at Smithville’s Children’s Festival, which features face painting, farm and zoo animals, train rides, storytellers, live performances, yoga, sack races, and so much more. Play games, make pottery, and ride the iconic carousel. Smithville’s 60 shoppes and 7 restaurants will be open as well – so you’ll have lots to explore and enjoy.
Historic Smithville
Smithville, NJ 08205
Cost: free


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at NJPAC
May 10 – 12
Join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as it celebrates six decades of achievement through dancing, gliding, and smiling. Watch the premiere performance of Rennie Harris’ Lazarus, which is based on the life and legacy of Alvin Ailey – a man who made huge strides in the dance world as an African American. Timeless Ailey, performed on Sunday, features various excerpts of modern dance pieces and concludes with Revelations, which pays tribute to African American culture and is set to spirituals and blues.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ 

Cost: $29-$89

Branchburg Food Truck & Music Festival
May 11, 11AM-7PM
Looking for your next #foodgram? Make your way to Branchburg for the Food Truck & Music Festival featuring over 20 gourmet food trucks, live music, kids activities, and more. Mom and dad can check out the beer and sangria gardens. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and your pup too!
White Oak Park
Branchburg, NJ
Cost: $5, kids under 10 free, free parking

Sustainable Princeton’s GreenFest
May 11, 11AM-3PM
Teach the kids the importance of sustainable living at GreenFest at the Princeton Shopping Center. Test drive some electric vehicles, marvel at a live animal wildlife presentation, make sustainable art, enjoy live music, take a sustainable living pledge, enjoy food from low-waste restaurants, and so much more. You are asked to pre-register if you plan on checking it out.
Princeton Shopping Center
Princeton, NJ
Cost: free

Late Spring Flea Market at Allaire
May 11, 8AM-3PM
Hunt for bargains and check out some super cool vintage finds, handmade items, books, art and more. Once you’re done scoping out the flea market, enjoy the rest of your day in the Historic Village. Don’t forget to stop at the General Store and Bakery for a bite!
The Historic Village at Allaire
Wall, NJ
Cost: free

Morey’s Piers Mother’s Day Tea Party
May 12, 12PM – 2PM
This Mother’s Day, enjoy tea for two, three, or the whole fam at Morey’s Piers. This is sure to be a tea party to remember, because it’s happening at the legendary Tea Cups Ride on Mariner’s Pier in Wildwood. Mamas can ride free, but also sip complimentary tea, biscuits, and scones. And, your littles can decorate a sugar cookie for you at the cookie decorating station located next to the Tea Cups!
Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ
Cost: moms ride free

Mother’s Day at Mountain Lakes
May 12, 2PM-4PM
Princeton’s Mountain Lakes House is open to the public on Mother’s Day, where tea and cookies will be served on the lovely stone terrace overlooking the lakes. Spend time together enjoying nature and wildlife as you take a family-friendly, self-guided walk in the Mountain Lakes Preserves.
Mountain Lakes House
Princeton, NJ
Cost: free

Spring Wine & Music Festival 
May 12, 12PM
Enjoy a day at the vineyard with your whole family. Listen to live music, take a tour of the winery, enjoy a tasting, and sample some bites from local food trucks. This festival is a perfect way to relax and spend Mother’s Day afternoon in a gorgeous setting.
Unionville Vineyards
Ringoes, NJ
Cost: $25, kids 12 and under are free

Lake Hopatcong Block Party 2019
May 11, 10AM – 5PM
This annual event kicks off the summer season and celebrates all things lake life! You can explore local vendors and businesses, try tons of food, and go on a Passport Adventure. As you enjoy the block party, visit participating sponsors, get the required stamps, then submit your passport to be entered in a drawing for a prize. The party features a 50/50 raffle and children’s scavenger hunt too – your littles will love looking for all the clues!
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Cost: free

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About Author

Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.