15 Things to Do This Weekend: 7/17 – 7/19


Attend Crabulous Crab Day, watch a movie on the beach, or check out Dinah and the Dinosaurs this weekend. You can also watch a live theatre performance, go to the City of Water Day, and celebrate Christmas in July. Be sure to use #NJMOM when sharing pictures on social media.


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1. Crabulous Crab Day {Featured Event}
Friday July 17 from 9:30am-3:00pm
Your kids won’t be crabby on this day! Spend this fun filled event doing anything and everything having to do with crabs. There will be crab crafts, crab races, crab fights, and even crab cakes! The entire day will be filled with fun events for the whole family.
The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Cost: $8-10/ticket

2. Dinah and the Dinosaurs
Friday July 17 at 10:00am and Saturday July 18 at 10:00am & 1:00pm
Come to the theater to enjoy this awesome live performance about Dinah as she learns all about dinosaurs. Your little ones will not want to miss this fun journey.
43 South Broadway Pitman, NJ 08071
Cost: $7-9/ticket

3. Movie on the Beach
Friday July 17 at 8:00pm
Kick back, relax, and enjoy a movie on the beach! This week’s feature is Big Hero 6. Popcorn and admission are free so bring a blanket and your family will be all set.
Mirror Lake Beach Pemberton, NJ 08060
Cost: FREE

4. Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Friday July 17 & Saturday July 18 at 11:00am and Sunday July 19 at 4:00pm
Enjoy this Disney classic from the cool atmosphere of an outdoor stage. Your kids will love to sing along and see their favorite characters in person on stage. This is a perfect event for everyone.
335 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road Titusville, NJ 08560
Cost: $5-$7/ticket


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5. Big Apple Circus
Friday July 17 at 7:00pm & Saturday July 18 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Come see the circus at a whole different level. The clowns, acrobats, and jugglers will leave you laughing, clapping, and cheering. This amazing show will definitely not disappoint. Your children will leave the circus in awe of the show they just saw.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $19-49/ticket

6. Meet and Greet Characters
Friday July 17 from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Bring your kids to the mall, but you won’t need to do any shopping. Your kids will be delighted to meet Tiana and Pocahontas and pose for pictures with them, too! You don’t have to travel to Disney World to meet your Disney favorites.
Hamilton Mall Hamilton Township, NJ 08330
Cost: FREE

7. Free Movies on the Beach
Friday July 17 at dark
Chill out for the start of the weekend by watching Planes Fire and Rescue on the beach. Your kids won’t mind settling down for a little while since they’ll be watching a movie and even better it will be on the beach.
The Pavilion 300 Ocean Ave Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Cost: FREE


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8. Annual Wooden Boat Festival
Friday July 18 from 9:00am-5:00pm
Come out for a fun boat day with the family. There will be classic and antique boats on display as well as the opportunity for kids to build and sail their own boats. Kids can also watch pirate shows and make crafts at this festival. Music and food will also be available.
Huddy Park Toms River, NJ 08753
Cost: FREE

9. Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Saturday July 18 at 11:00am
Enjoy the classic tale of Snow White on a live stage. Your kids will love to see the live actors playing their favorite characters and they will be excited to see a real version of a Disney movie. It will be a perfect show for everyone.
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre 23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Cost: $15/ticket


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10. City of Water Day
Saturday July 18 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Learn about ways to keep water safe while participating in fun eco-friendly activities. There will be boat tours, a Kayak race, food, and a bunch of water front activities. Stay cool by the water and also learn how to better our environment on this fun day.
Sinatra Drive Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: FREE

11. Pizza & Pottery
Saturday July 18 12:00pm-2:00pm
Allow your 4-10 year old child to have some fun and create a masterpiece. They will learn basic techniques of pottery and make a piece for themselves. They can also enjoy pizza while they work. Sign them up with friends for a fun playdate!
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave Maplewood, NJ 07040
Cost: $25

12. Christmas in July
Saturday July 18 from 12:00pm-4:00pm
Don’t want your kids to forget Santa is always watching them? Take them to storybook land to celebrate Christmas in July! Go on rides, explore the land, and even hang out with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Spend this Christmas celebration without a winter coat.
6415 Blackhorse Pike Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Cost: $24/ticket

13. Summer in the Street
Saturday July 18 from 3:00pm-8:30pm
Spend the day making sand art, jumping in bouncy houses, and getting your face painted at this summer festival. You will truly feel the summer vibe here with the live music and tons of great food. Your children will also play games and enjoy watching the awesome street performers. This is a great way to kick off summer.
Washington Street Toms River, NJ 08753
Cost: FREE


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14. Burger Mania
Saturday July 18 at 3:00pm
If you love burgers this is the place for you. Take part in deciding who wins the best burger in Central Jersey. Also enjoy kids activities, live music, and much more. It will be a good time with even better burgers.
2419 Kuser Road Trenton, NJ 08690
Cost: FREE

15. Excursion Train Ride
Sunday July 19 from 1pm – 4pm
Learn some history and have some fun all while riding a train. This activity is perfect for all ages and will engage every member of your family. The ten mile round trip ride features two counties and takes rides through a journey that really existed for more than 100 years. From inside the train to the view outside, this Excursion Train Ride is an awesome experience.
Whippany Railroad: 1 Railroad Plaza Whippany, NJ 07981
Cost: $9-17/ticket




About Author

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.