10 Parent’s Day Ideas in New Jersey


Each year, on the fourth Sunday in July, families across the country celebrate Parent’s Day! This year that day is this Sunday, July 24th.

You may be thinking, what is Parent’s Day and why did I not know about it sooner?

Parents Day is celebrated primarily for families to spend time together and honor the hard work and love of parents. We’ve compiled a list of ideas for families to spend the day together here in New Jersey.

Market Fair- Parent’s Shopping Day
Parents can enjoy a special shopping experience with their little ones at Market Fair in Princeton! Children can spend some time sipping lemonade and enjoying a coloring activity while parents take some time for themselves.
3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
For more information, please call (609) 452-7777

Summer Nights on The Farm
Pony rides, games, live music and sprinklers galore! Spend the evening with the family at Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson Farms. There will be a menu that is created by local chefs featuring fresh produce from the local area!
358 Allen Rd, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information, please call (908) 852-9122

Mega Model Trains
Children and parents alike will enjoy walking around the 288-foot model train and railroads exhibit at the Morris Museum! A talking tree is the first thing visitors see as they enter the unique exhibit. Each of the trains are on the move and travel through different sceneries and stations!
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
For more information, please call (973) 971-3700

Sweet Corn Festival
Take the whole family out to Oasis Family Farm and enjoy the Sweet Corn Festival! Children and adults alike can enjoy a corn eating contest, pony rides, farm fresh corn and wagon rides around the farm! July 23, 24, 30 & 31 from 10:30am – 4pm.
Oasis Family Farm, 3 Circle Dr, Robbinsville, NJ
For more information, please call (609) 259-7300

Summer Concerts in Taylor Park
Bring your blankets and dinner to Taylor Park for a family friendly concert! On July 24, Soul Groove will be playing and entertaining the family from 7 p.m. to 8:30!
100 Main Street, Millburn, NJ
For more information, please call (973) 564-7097

Burlington County Farm Fair
Take a ride to Columbus and spend the day at the Burlington County Farm Fair! With horses, cows, sheep, rabbits, chickens and even more on display there is something fun for everyone! If your children have ever wondered what is it like to be a farmer, this is the place to be for a special exhibit called Farmer For A Day.
1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Rd, Columbus, NJ 08022
For more information, please call (609) 784-8369

“Now I gotta cut loose, footloose, Kick off your Sunday shoes…” Sit back, relax and enjoy the time-honored story of Footloose at the Summit Playhouse! The Kaleidoscope for Youth is behind the production and kids of all ages will have fun watching the musically packed show!
10 New England Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
For more information, please call (908) 273-2192

Craft at Imagine That!
Imagine That! is having a special Arts and Crafts Day to honor Mom and Dad on Parent’s Day! Your children will have the opportunity to not only spend the day doing all the fun exhibits at Imagine That!, they will also be making cards to show their appreciation for you!
4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, N.J. 07932
For more information, please call (973) 966-8000

Dino Dig
Dinosaur bones galore!! Liberty Science Center is transforming its outside space into a fun filled Dino Dig experience! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. families have the chance to follow along with the Guides and uncover fossils buried in 35 tons of sand! That is a lot of sand!
Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07305
For more information, please call (201) 200-1000

XPoNential Music Festival
Spend the day on the beautiful Camden waterfront discovering new music and having fun with the kids! The arena turns a part of the space into a Kid’s Corner Garden where you can find four acres of fun in the sun! The Garden Water’s Spray Ground will be open for kids to splash and cool off from the heat while enjoying some awesome music.
2 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103


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Karen lives in Central Jersey with her two dogs, one cat, husband and daughter Olivia. Graduating from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations, she has been writing and working in the social media field for a few years. One of her proudest moments as a writer so far has been interviewing Tim Gunn from 'Project Runway' and subsequently winning Honorable Mention in NJ for Feature Writing. When she is not busy as a mom, she enjoys reading, going to the beach and watching the Real Housewives.