14 {kid-friendly} Things To Do This Weekend 4/27-4/29


It’s finally warming up out there, and we’re excited to adventure outside this weekend to a fun springtime festival, a pet fair and a nature fest. What are you doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to tag your photos @NJMOM and #NJMOM on social media for a chance to be featured.

1. 9th Annual Sustainable Cherry Hill Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Celebrate everything about the Earth for one day in Cherry Hill. Following a bike ride through town, there will be a huge event for the planet we live on. Learn about gardening and nutrition while helping to plant flowers and explore Croft Farms. Your whole family will spend the day outdoors and contribute to the town they currently live in.
Croft Farms
100 Bortons Mill Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Cost: Free

2. Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Bring the whole family out for a day of fun, including your four-legged family members. With family-friendly activities, various vendors selling food and pet products and live music to keep you entertained all day. You may even find your forever friend while you’re enjoying a day of fun with your family.
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738
Cost: Free

3. Safe Kids Day at Rutgers
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM
This initiative is meant to help people learn about ways to protect kids from preventable injuries, which is the leading cause of death for children throughout the United States. There will be plenty of fun activities that will not only let your child have fun, but will help educate them as well.
Rutgers Student Center
126 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: Free

4. Cattus Island Nature Fest
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Spend the day outside and connect with nature. The park will have plenty of activities to make you feel one with nature from kayaking and hikes to lectures and kids programs. You also don’t want to miss the live animal demonstrations! While you’re there, make sure to listen to the live music and grab a bite to eat from the vendors on site.
Cattus Island County Park
1170 Cattus Island Blvd., Toms River, NJ 08753
Cost: Free

5. 4th Annual Touch a Truck
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Check out a wide range of vehicles for one day only. From fire trucks and police cars to dump trucks and earth movers, you and your family will get to see a variety of trucks up close and personal. Besides checking out these cool trucks, the kids will get to have fun with the bounce houses, clowns and leave with their face painted.
Manahawkin Lake Park
Route 9 and North Lakeshore Drive, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Cost: Free

6. Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival at Skylands Stadium
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 12:00PM to 7:00PM
Over 20 food trucks and over 50 types of beer and hard ciders will line Skylands Stadium up in Sussex County. Once you grab some food with the kids, they can go play games like KanJam and Ladderball, jump in the bounce house or ride the Sussex County Miners train. Don’t forget about the various vendors that will set up shop so you can grab a little something for yourself before the day is over.
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ 07822
Cost: $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under

7. Communiversity ArtsFest 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 1:00PM to 6:00PM
The Art Council of Princeton will host the longest-running culture festival in New Jersey this weekend. Check out artists and crafters alike while grabbing a bite to eat at one of the food trucks. On top of all the arts and crafts, there will be live performances and plenty of activities to keep the kids busy throughout the day. Downtown Princeton will come to celebrate the arts all day long.
Downtown Princeton, Princeton, NJ
Parking will be at 301 North Harrison Dr., Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free

8. Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 8:00PM to 10:00PM
As the moon shines bright, you and your family will get to climb up to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse. The moon will shine in and guide you all the way up the 199 steps it takes to get to the top. Once you make it to the top, make sure you take in all the views that are shining down  on you.
Cape May Lighthouse
215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 3 to 12

9. Allaire BBQ and Brew Fest
Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2018 | 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Bring the whole family out to The Historic Village at Allaire for a day full of great food and drinks. Between the immense amount of food trucks and brews available, you will all leave with your stomachs full. Not only that, but they will also have their historic demonstrations throughout the day like Blacksmithing and Carpentry along with other family friendly activities to make this the perfect, all-day event for your weekend.
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave., Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Cost: $10

10. Oaklands Elks 2nd Annual Fishing Derby
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 8:00AM
Does your kid love fishing? If they do, this fishing derby will be the perfect place for them to showcase their skills. They can spend their whole day fishing and trying to catch as many fish as they can before the timer runs out. All the proceeds from this event will benefit Elk Lodge 2167, Camp Moore Special Children and Army of Hope.
Oakland Elks Lodge
33 Ramapo Valley Lodge, Oakland, NJ 07436

11. Annual “Celebrate Mother Earth” Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 12:00PM to 7:00PM
Spend your Saturday learning all about the environment. The whole family will get to participate in urban farming and planting activities to learn what it takes to sustain a farm in a city. You’ll also get a chance to meet some baby goats and other farm animals while shopping and eating some great food. If you missed celebrating the Earth last weekend, now is your chance to make up for it!
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
435 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302
Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors

12. 3rd Annual Main Street Williamstown Arts Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 12:00PM to 5:00PM
With live music and plenty of craft vendors, you can’t go wrong with this festival. Taking place on Main Street in Williamstown, this festival will have three live bands playing music throughout the day. Local artists and vendors will also set up for you to check out their work and possibly end up with something to take home. Don’t miss out on the great food options they’ll have there, either.
Main Street
Williamstown, NJ
Cost: Free

13. 2nd Annual Bloomfield Cultural Commission International Food Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 5:00PM to 7:00PM
An evening full of great food? Sign us up! Residents will make some of their favorite cultural dishes that will give everyone a chance to taste foods from around the world. Following the event, all the recipes will be compiled into a cookbook so that you can make all of these amazing dishes at home for your family.
Park United Methodist Church
12 Park St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for children and seniors

14. 10th Annual Collingswood Green Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Are you looking for new ways to help the planet from your own backyard? Each year, Collingswood has an event that will do all of that for you. Learn how to live smart and green while also learning about other environmentally-conscious initiatives like organic gardening and water conservation. There will also be plenty of treats and Earth-friendly things you can purchase throughout the day.
765 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Cost: Free


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Kristen loves living in northern New Jersey and getting to see the NYC skyline everyday. One of her favorite New Jersey staples is Surf Taco, which she enjoys when she goes down the shore. If you can't find her on the beach, you can most likely find her in a bowling alley (especially Lodi Lanes), or writing.