15 Things to Do This Weekend: 7/3 -7/5


Visit a museum, celebrate Independence Day, attend a blueberry festival or watch fireworks this weekend in New Jersey! Use #njmom on social media for a chance to be featured! Make sure to follow NJ Mom on Facebook for more things to do.

1. Princeton Fireworks
Thursday July 2 starting at 7:00pm
Begin your celebration of Independence Day early! Come to the Princeton University sports fields to picnic starting at 7:00pm followed by a fantastic firework show at 9:00pm. It will be a perfect night for the whole family.
Powers Field Princeton, NJ 08540

2. Free First Friday at Montclair Art Museum {Featured Event}
Friday July 3 from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Appreciate art from all different time periods and maybe even get inspired by it, too. With more than 10 collections you and your family will be fascinated with all of the cool art this museum has to offer, and the best part is since it’s the first Friday of the month you don’t have to pay for it.
3 South Mountain Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
Cost: FREE

FREE Events in New Jersey through July 31st!

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3. Riverton 4th of July
Saturday July 4 starting at 8:30am
Come for a fun filled day and celebrate the 4th of July! The day kicks off with a 5K race at 8:30am and continues with a parade starting at 10am. There will also be park activities such as bouncy houses, kids races, face painting, and so much more starting at 11:45am. Other activities include a downhill car race and a pet pageant. It will be an awesome day for everyone.
Riverton Memorial Park Riverton, NJ 08077
Cost: Park Festivities FREE, there is a fee for 5K race

4. Craft Day By the Bay
Saturday July 4 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Check out the longest running craft show on Long Beach Island. With a tradition of handmade crafts and local artists this craft show is a definite must for the whole family.
Sunset Park
3 W. Salem Ave Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
Cost: FREE

5. Little Falls Street Fair
Saturday July 4 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Celebrate independence day with pony rides, live music, crafts, and so much more. Your little ones will love all of the activities available at the fair. There will also be rides, food, and vendors available. This will be a fun day for all families.
87 Main Street & Stevens Ave Little Falls, NJ 07424
Cost: FREE


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6. Oceanfest at Long Branch
Saturday July 4 from 10:00am-10:00pm
Do Independence day big at NJ’s biggest independence day celebration! From food vendors to live dancing and singing as well as clowns, sand castle sculptors, and crafts from all over the northeast you will not be disappointed. Oceanfest is full of fun for everyone, and they do it big here ending with a firework show. You will not be disappointed if you check it out.
1 Ocean Blvd Long Branch, NJ 07740
Cost: FREE

7. Revolutionary Times
Saturday July 4 from 11:00am-2:00pm
Experience the 4th of July as if you lived in revolutionary times. From a musket firing demonstration to a reading of the Declaration of Independence this will be a classic day. There will also be arts and crafts for children as well as live music. Go back in history for this fun day.
57 East Park Place Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: FREE


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8. Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Saturday July 4 from 3:00pm-8:00pm
This is an ice cream lover’s event for sure. You will get to sample from some of the best ice cream shops, learn about how ice cream was made, and even participate in a popsicle building contest. There will also be music, games, and fireworks. This will be a sweet day for the whole family.
120 W Main Street Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Cost: $8

9. Waterfront Freedom Festival
Saturday July 4 from 5:00pm-10:00pm
Enjoy this patriotic day with the family by the waterfront. There will be live music and a ton of family fun. The night will end with the largest fireworks show in the region. You will not want to miss it!
Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina Camden, NJ 08101
Cost: FREE

10. Independence Day Celebration
Saturday July 4 & Sunday July 5 10:00am-4:30pm
Learn about independence day while actually going back in time. Cold Spring Village provides interactive activities, storytelling, and live music. Enjoy the 4th of July the traditional way complete with outfits of people from the 1800s and traditional family activities. This will be a fun blast from the past.
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Shore Road Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: $10-$12/ticket


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11. Wildwood Boardwalk Craft Show
Friday July 3 – Sunday July 5 from 9:00am-5:00pm
Take in the beautiful beach view while shopping for unique, handmade crafts on the boardwalk. There are a ton of crafts to see and a great assortment, so you can find whatever you’re looking for! Plus, when you’re done you can head straight to the beach.
Wildwood Boardwalk, south of the Convention Center
3720 Boardwalk Wildwood, NJ 08260
Cost: FREE

12. Alice in Wonderland
July 3 & July 4 at 11:00am / July 5 at 4:00pm
Enjoy the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland on an outdoor stage. The live show will be filled with fun and your kids will love seeing the characters live in costume. This will be a perfect show for the whole family.
335 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road Titusville, NJ 08560
Cost: $5-$7/ticket

13. Family Photo Scavenger Hunt
Sunday July 5 from 9:00am-3:30pm
It’s time to get competitive, and your family is your team! All you need is a phone or a camera and you will be on your way to snapping photos of the beautiful outdoors. If you complete all of the items on the list you get a prize! This is a perfect way to spend time with your little ones all while having fun.
353 East Hanover Ave Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $10/family


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14. Red, White, & Blue Party
Sunday July 5 from 12:00pm-4:00pm
The celebrating doesn’t have to stop on Saturday. Continue your love for America with pie eating contests, horseshoe games, and classic American food. There will also be live music, giveaways, and much more. This will be a fun way to end the weekend with the whole family.
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Ocean Ave Oceanport, NJ 07757
Cost: $3/ticket and FREE for children under 12

15. Red, White, & Blueclaws Weekend
Sunday July 5 at 7:05pm
Celebrate America by watching America’s favorite pass time. Watch the minor league Blue Claws play the Hagerstown Suns and stay for fireworks after the game. It will be a fun night for everyone.
2 Stadium Way Lakewood, NJ 08701
Cost: $8-11/ticket





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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.