15 Things to Do This Weekend: 7/10 – 7/12

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This beautiful summer weekend is a perfect one to spend with the family! Attend the Ocean County Fair, watch a live performance of Alice in Wonderland, or spend a day with Thomas the Tank Engine. You can also go rock climbing, watch a baseball game, and so much more this weekend in New Jersey.

1. Meet and Greet Characters {Featured Event}
Friday July 10 from 5:00pm-7:00pm
We all know our kids will watch a movie 100 times, so think about how excited they will be when they get to meet the characters! This week Snow White and Prince Charming will be available to meet your kids and take pictures with them. Your child will be smiling for days.
Hamilton Mall Hamilton Township, NJ 08330
Cost: FREE

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2. Ocean County Fair
Friday July 10 & Saturday July 11 from 11:00am-11:00pm, Sunday July 12 from 11:00am-5:00pm
Come to this classic old-fashioned fair for tons of fun. There will be Cornhole tournaments, horse shows, and comedy acts. Dance contests, balloon tosses, and Lego demonstrations will also be part of the fair. It will be an awesome event for all families.
Robert J. Miller Air Park Route 530 Berkeley Township, NJ 08721
Cost: $7/ticket

3. Alice in Wonderland
Friday July 10 & Saturday July 11 at 11:00am and Sunday July 12 at 4:00pm
Watch Alice in Wonderland like you’ve never seen it before. With live music and acting your family will love it, especially because it will be outside, too! It will be a fun Disney classic that everyone will enjoy!
335 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road Titusville, NJ 08560
Cost: $5-$7/ticket

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4. Day Out With Thomas
Friday July 10, Saturday July 11, & Sunday July 12 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Spend a fun filled day with your child’s favorite tank engine, Thomas! Take train rides, meet and greet characters, and enjoy fun games. This event is perfect for your train lovers and will feature Thomas’ best friend Percy. You won’t want to miss out.
100 Elizabeth Street Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Cost: $17-36/ticket

5. NJ State BBQ Championship
Friday July 10 4:00pm -11:00pm, Saturday July 11 10:00am-11:00pm, Sunday July 12 from 10:00am-6:00pm
Come for a celebration of great food and great music. There will be live blues music throughout the entire weekend. You can also enjoy cooking demonstrations, displays, and watch the live competition. Come hungry and get ready for some fun.
2nd Ave & Old New Jersey Ave Wildwood, NJ 08260
Cost: FREE

6. Free Movies on the Beach
Friday July 10 at dark
This week’s film is Maleficent, so come hang out on the beach and bring a blanket for this thrilling film. Bring your friends and family and get out of the house for a little bit. This is a unique movie watching experience.
The Pavilion 300 Ocean Ave Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Cost: FREE

7. Victorian Family Festival
Saturday July 11 from 11:00am-4:00pm
Enjoy the day as if you lived in the Victorian era. You will be able to dress like they did, sing like they did, and even play games like they did. There will also be magicians around to keep you entertained as well. It will be a fun family day you don’t want to miss.
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $7-10/ticket

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8. South Jersey Caribbean Festival
Saturday July 11 from 12:00pm-8:00pm
Learn all about the Caribbean culture at this festival. Complete with music, dancing, and food from the Caribbean you will feel like you’re there. A fire eater will also be there to entertain and kids can make crafts by the water. It will be a fun culture day for the whole family.
2 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103
Cost: FREE

9. How I Became A Pirate: A Storybook Theatre Adventure
Saturday July 11 at 2:00pm
Come to the theatre to have fun with your favorite storybook characters. You won’t just be watching the performance, but you will get to help out your friends in a big way! Audience members get to sing, dance, and experience the adventure in a new way. This interactive event is one you have to attend.
Elysian Park 10th Street & Hudson Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: FREE

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10. Storybook Land’s 60th Birthday
Saturday July 11 & Sunday July 12 from 12:00pm-4:00pm
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Storybook land with tons of fun! There will be a parade, character meet and greets, and rides for the whole family. There are also five different options for food including The Gingerbread House and the Caboose Café. This event will definitely be awesome for all families.
6415 Blackhorse Pike Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Cost: $24/ticket

11. Freehold Township Day
Saturday July 11 from 5:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy a day filled with fun for everyone. There will be rides for the little ones, a DJ for the older ones, and a car show for the adults to enjoy. Food and merchandise will also be available. The night will also end with a fireworks show.
65 Georgia Road Freehold, NJ 07728
Cost: FREE

12. Climb Time at Shark River Park
Saturday July 11 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Always wanted to rock climb? This is the event for you! Practice climbing the 25’ portable rock wall with your family and friends. It will be a fun and unique experience for everyone. Your child must be 8 or older to participate.
1101 Schoolhouse Road Wall, NJ 07753
Cost: FREE

13. New Jersey Jackals Baseball Game
Saturday July 11 at 6:35pm
Come out and watch an exciting minor league baseball game. Spend time with the family while trying to catch a foul ball! After the game stay for fireworks. This will be a perfect summer night for the whole family.
8 Yogi Berra Drive Little Falls, NJ 07424
Cost: $5-12/ticket

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14. Blueberry Bash
Saturday July 11 & Sunday July 12 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Try everything blue at Terhune Orchard’s Blueberry Bash! Come enjoy a ton of blueberry treats, wagon rides, live music, and games in the barnyard. Also have fun watching a puppet show, participating in the bake off, and so much more. This will be a fun family event for all.
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: $5

15. Country Day at Kirby’s Mill
Sunday July 12 from 12:00pm-4:00pm
Spend the day in the country! Watch rifle demonstrations, check out classic wagons, and see the craftmakers at work. You can also see the blacksmith as well as the printing press in use. Learn a little bit of history while having a lot of fun.
275 Church Road Medford, NJ 08055
Cost: FREE

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Abby Jurgens is a student at Villanova University majoring in Communications and minoring in Creative Writing and Spanish. She lives in Bergen County, NJ with her parents and older sister. Although she is in love with her hometown of Wyckoff and enjoys dining at Café Amici there, Abby also loves going to Cape May every summer with her family and eating at Panico’s. While at home in Wyckoff, you can find Abby playing sports with friends, listening to country music, and helping her mom in the kitchen. Family is very important to her and she loves any minute she gets to spend with all of her relatives. She also loves to read and write because everyone’s words are so different and unique; she loves hearing the way people use their voices.

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