Experience a Food Tour through downtown Jersey City, watch a live performance of Disney’s Aladdin Jr and attend the Monmouth County Fair this weekend. You can also go to St. Ann’s Italian Festival, be a Zoo keeper for the day, or celebrate national Cowboy Day. Be sure to use #NJMOM when sharing pictures on social media!
1. Historic Downtown Jersey City Food Tour
Saturday July 25 at 3:30pm
Spend the afternoon on a walking food tour! This three hour tour will take you to some of the best restaurants in Jersey City. You will get to sample delicious food from tacos and pizza to ice cream and pasta. On top of eating great food you will also get to meet the chefs who make it for you. This will definitely be a tasty event!
Downtown Jersey City, NJ 07087
Cost: $55/ ticket; $30/ ticket children under 11
2. QuickCheck New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Friday July 24 from 1:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday July 25 from 6:00am-10:00pm, Sunday July 26 from 6:00am-8:00pm
Come enjoy the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. Watch as tons of hot air balloons take off into the air while enjoying live music, kids’ activities, and great food. Vendors, fireworks, and much more will also be a part of this awesome day.
39 Thor Solberg Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
3. St. Ann’s Italian Festival
Friday July 24 from 6:00pm-11:00pm & Saturday July 25, Sunday July 26 from 1:00pm-11:00pm
Celebrate the 105th anniversary of the Italian festival this weekend in Hoboken. There will be kid’s games, rides, and live entertainment. Of course there will also be delicious Italian food to snack on. This tradition is one to attend with the whole family.
7th & Jefferson Streets Hoboken, NJ 07030
4. Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Friday July 24 & Saturday July 25 at 11:00am and Sunday July 26 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
5. Monmouth County Fair
Friday July 24 from 5:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday July 25 from 3:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday July 26 from 11:00am-6:00pm
You will not be bored if you attend this fair. From rock climbing to reptile shows and pig races to juggling acts there will be something for everyone to enjoy. There will also be rides, food, and entertainment all weekend. You won’t want to miss it.
East Freehold Showgrounds Kozloski Road Freehold, NJ 07728
6. Mary Poppins
Friday July 24 at 7:30pm, Saturday July 25 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm, Sunday July 26 at 2:00pm
Enjoy this live perfomance of Mary Poppins like you’ve never seen before. The cast consists of children ages four through eighteen and they will not disappoint. You will be entertained the entire show!
The Strand Theater
400 Clifton Ave Lakewood, NJ 08701
7. Free Movies on the Beach
Friday July 24 at dark
Come and watch the sensational movie Frozen on the comfort of the beach. Sit under the moonlight and take in this wonderful film. This is a perfect family event.
The Pavilion 300 Ocean Ave Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
8. Junior Zoo Keeper Day
Saturday July 25 from 9:00am-6:00pm
Allow your animal lovers to spend a day being a junior zoo keeper. Children ages 5-15 will get to assist the zoo keeper and care for animals all day long. They will also gain knowledge about animals and participate in many animal friendly activities. It will be a fun day at the zoo.
218 Route 519 Wantage, NJ 07461
9. Soulsational Festival
Saturday July 25 from 11:00am-8:00pm
This will be a festival full of feeling good about your health and wellness. There will be live music all day along with free classes and demonstrations including yoga, zumba, and painting. There will also be a magic show, hula hooping, singing, and more for kids as well. Also enjoy organic food and beer complete with vegetarian options. This will be a great day that will have you feeling good as well.
Forest Hills Parkway & Tilton Blvd Bayville, NJ 08721
10. Warren County Farmer’s Fair
Saturday July 25 from 12:00pm-10:00pm
Enjoy a fun family day at the 78th Warren County Farmer’s Fair. Participate in competitions, eat classic foods like cotton candy, and watch a tractor pull. You can also enjoy a ride in a hot air balloon, see a horse show, and do so much more. This is a classic event that will be fun for everyone.
Harmony Township Warren County, NJ 08865
11. South Jersey Sportsman Jamboree
Saturday July 25 & Sunday July 26 from 9:00am-6:00pm
If you are a fan of outdoor activities this jamboree is perfect for you. Participate in hunting seminars, go fishing, and even try kayaking. There will also be a 3D archery shoot and tons of activities for kids. This will be a unique and fun family activity.
840 Piney Hollow Road Winslow, NJ 08095
12. Garden State Comic Fest
Saturday July 25 & Sunday July 26 from 10:00am-5:00pm
If you’re into comics this spectacular weekend is just for you. Not only will there be original art and comics, but also games, toys, and t-shirts. Your favorite characters will also be present and kids can attend a drawing class, light saber class, and costume contest on Sunday. It will be fun for all.
Mennen Arena Morristown, NJ 07960
13. Pirate & Princess Adventure Weekend
Saturday July 25 & Sunday July 26 from 12:00pm-4:00pm
Come to Storybook Land for a fun filled weekend. Your children will get to meet characters, go on a treasure hunt, and enjoy all of the fun rides. Pirate and princess costumes are encouraged as well. This will be a cool event for the whole family.
6415 Blackhorse Pike Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
14. Wildwood Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday July 25 – Sunday July 26 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
15. National Cowboy Tribute Day
Saturday July 25 from 11:00am-6:00pm
Come to Wild West City to meet western characters, watch live action shows, and meet Cowboy Larry. This day will be full of fun and a little bit of cowboy history. You can also ride the train, pan for gold, see animals, and play mini golf. This will be an awesome western event for all families.
50 Lackawanna Drive Stanhope, NJ 07874
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