Attend the Manasquan Fireman’s Fair, watch a live performance of The Little Mermaid, or view a free movie on the beach this weekend. You can also attend the Just Peachy Festival at Terhune Orchards, watch Bat Boy the Musical, and attend the Asbury Fresh Local Artisan Market. Be sure to use #NJMOM when sharing pictures on social media!
1. Manasquan Fireman’s Fair
Friday July 31 & Saturday August 1 from 6:00pm-10:30pm
Celebrate the amazing firemen at this cool fair. There will be games, rides, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. There will also be a firefighter parade and much more fun. Come out for a fun time!
South Potter Ave Manasquan, NJ 08736
Cost: FREE admission
2. Downtown Somerville Cruise Night
Friday July 31 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Celebrate a 26 year-old tradition this Friday night. Enjoy seeing cars from all over the United States and even from around the world. You will get to see classic models of American as well as Japanese, German, and more cars. If you are a car lover, this event is perfect for you.
Main Street Somerville, NJ 08876
3. Wildwood Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday August 1 & Sunday August 2 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
4. New Jersey State Fair
Friday July 31, Saturday August 1, & Sunday August 2 from 10:00am-7:00pm
Attend the NJ state fair for an awesome weekend because there will be so much to do. You can attend the horse show, go on rides, and even see bull riders. Games, food, and entertainment will be available all weekend. So bring your family and have lots of fun.
Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Road Augusta, NJ 07822
5. The Little Mermaid
Friday July 31 & Saturday August 1 at 11:00am and Sunday August 2 at 4:00pm
Join Ariel and her crew of underwater friends at this spectacular show. This live performance with music and laughter will leave your children amazed. This event is perfect for all ages and families.
335 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road Titusville, NJ 08560
6. Free Movies on the Beach
Friday July 31 at dark
This week’s feature film is Big Hero 6. It’s perfect for all ages and will be a great way to get the kids to settle down for a bit.
The Pavilion 300 Ocean Ave Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
7. Full Moon Beach Camping
Friday July 31 – August 1 from 8:00pm-10:00am
This is not your ordinary camping trip! Instead of camping out in your backyard or in the woods, try camping out on the beach. Bring your own tent, sleeping bags, and pillows and relax in the moonlight with your family. There will also be a bonfire and storytelling. This will be a fun night for all (Bathrooms are available).
Hiering Ave Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
8. Just Peachy Festival
Saturday August 1 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Show your Jersey spirit by celebrating on of the state’s famous fruits: peaches. You can taste many peachy treats, ride on a tractor, and also attend a canning class. Live music, kids’ games, and animal viewings will also be part of this awesome festival.
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540
9. Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
Saturday August 1 from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Enjoy the classic fun that Storybook Land has to offer with rides and characters, but this time a special friend will be stopping by…Alice in Wonderland. Sipping tea with Alice and her friends is the perfect way to get your little ones smiling.
6415 Blackhorse Pike Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
10. Warren County Farmer’s Fair
Saturday August 1 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. Peach Festival and Country Auction
Saturday August 1 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Come out and enjoy a fun festival for everyone. There will be homemade peach desserts and tons of items up for auction. Sporting goods, games, electronics, and much more will be auctioned. You won’t want to miss this fun day.
220 Main Street Chester, NJ 07930
12. Down on the Farm Weekend
Saturday August 1 and Sunday August 2 from 10:00am-4:30pm
Spend the day like a farmer! See the barnyard animals, make crafts, and even ride a horse. Celebrate the life of the people living during the “age of homespun” and appreciate their culture. It will be a fun and educational day for all.
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9 South, Cape May, NJ 08204
13. Bat Boy the Musical
Saturday August 1 at 7:30pm & Sunday August 2 at 4:00pm
Come out and see high school and college students put on a spectacular performance. This show is about a half boy/half bat who is discovered in West Virginia. It will be a funny musical for the whole family to enjoy.
7 Ledgewood Ave Netcong, NJ 07857
14. Arboretum Tour
Sunday August 2 at 2:00pm
Spend the afternoon appreciating the great outdoors. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and learn some history. The beauty of the area is something you and your family won’t want to miss!
353 East Hanover Ave Morristown, NJ 07960
15. Asbury Fresh Local Artisan Market
Sunday August 2 from 11:00am-4:00pm
Come to one of the largest local artisan and produce markets in NJ. With over 55 farmers and artisans there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Tents with handmade jewelry, delicious food, and so much more will be available.
Kennedy Park: Cookman Ave & Grand Ave Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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