Spend this weekend with your kids experiencing fun and interactive events throughout New Jersey. Enjoy yummy food at Meadowlands Racetrack’s Food Truck Mash-Up: Jersey vs. Philly,The Sussex County Fairgrounds’ Annual Crawfish Fest, or Woodbridge’s Food Truck Festival. Celebrate the Hungarian culture at New Brunswick’s 43rd Annual Hungarian Festival or spend some time outdoors at the Secaucus Annual Street Fair, East Brunswick Art & Music Festival, or Garwood Rocks.
1. Big Greek Festival
June 1st – 3rd, 2018
Friday from 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Saturday from 12:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday from 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Big Greek Festival, held annually for 47 years this year, offers a welcoming venue to have fun with kids in Morris County, while also offering a firsthand view of the rich cultural heritage and tastes of Greece. Big Greek Festival features the best Greek food in NJ: hot off the grill Gyros, Souvlaki and much more … top it all off with traditional sweet Greek pastries!
St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ
Cost: Adults $2. Children 12 and Under Free.
2. Woodbridge Food Truck Festival
June 1–3, 2018
Friday from 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Saturday & Sunday from 1:00PM to 10:00PM
Come check out Woodbridge’s annual Food Truck festival featuring live entertainment, local vendors, and a beer & wine garden. The event promised fun for the whole family!
Woodbridge Center – Sears Parking Lot
250 Woodbridge Center, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Cost: $5 at the Gate
3. Secaucus Annual Street Fair
June 1-3, 2018
Friday from 6:00PM to 11:00PM
Saturday from 2:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday from 1:00PM to 8:00PM
The 9th Annual Street Fair will have over 100 food and merchandise vendors, live bands, continuous entertainment, beer garden, strolling performers, dance party, children’s characters, clowns, magicians, games, rides, free petting zoo, pony rides and face painting, Six streets of fun for everyone.
Plaza Center – Gazebo
Secaucus, NJ 07094
4. Boonton First Friday Late Night: Pet’s Night Out
Friday, June 1st, 2018 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Bring the family and your furry four legged friends out with you this First Friday in Downtown Boonton! Local Businesses will be open late for an evening of sales, socializing, dining, art, and shopping!
620 Main St, Boonton, New Jersey 07005
5. East Brunswick Art and Musical Festival
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
East Brunswick’s Spring Fest is finally here to deliver your family a day of fun and entertainment. The event will showcase live music, food trucks, and plenty of kids activities such as: face painting, balloon twister, photo booth, temporary tattoos, pinwheels, mandala art project, mural coloring w/ Artist People, and painting with Pinot’s Palette. Featured and crowd popular food truck vendors include: CheezeN, Empanada Guy, Food For All Food Truck, House of Cupcakes, Igloo Italian Ice, Madame Pearl’s Liege Waffles, Ms. Fu’s Yummy Food Truck, and Zinna’s Mobile Bistro. This fantastic event will also include a spectacular Farmer’s market with flowers, vegetables, and baked goods. To top it all off, there will also be plenty of family friendly arts and craft shows for the whole family to take home their own masterpieces..whether it be a painting, sculpture, or plenty others.
East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
6. Food Truck Mash-Up- Jersey vs Philly
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 12:00PM to 9:00PM (VIP starts at noon, General Admission at 4pm)
The best food trucks the tri-state has to offer culminates into one great event. This epic mash up will include over 30 food trucks, a beer garden, harness racing, and more family fun yet to be announced. Families can also VOTE for their favorite food trucks from NJ vs. Philly while jamming out to great live music.
1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Cost: Free for Kids under 5 years old, $5 General Admission in advance, $8 at the door, Advance and VIP tickets can be here
7. Michael Arnone’s 29th Annual Crawfish Fest
June 1-3, 2018 at 10:30AM
The 29th Annual Crawfish Festival will give your family the perfect taste of the Big Easy. Music legends from New Orleans and authentic Louisiana home-cooked cuisine await all those that attend. This year’s festival features four different stages and 24 artists providing your ears music bliss and jams. Artists include Taj Mahal Trio, Tab Benoit, Jon Cleary (Trio), George Porter Jr. and The Runnin’ Pardners, Samantha Fish, Stanton Moore and many more.
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822
Cost: $70.00 Adult Advance Admission Ticket Saturday & Sunday Combo, $40.00 Adult Advance Admission Tickets. Tickets available here.
8. Keyport GardenWalk
June 2 and 3, 2018 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Enjoy a unique opportunity to enjoy and explore the public and private gardens of this charming town of Keyport!First started in 2012, Keyport GardenWalk has quickly grown to be a top tourist attraction for the historic borough of Keyport attracting 3,100 visitors in 2017. As you stroll or bike through town, you will discover perennial gardens in charming neighborhoods, find the Elizabeth Street Community Garden and learn about our environmentally beneficial rain gardens along Keyport’s magnificent waterfront.
Keyport Borough Hall
70 West Front Street,Keyport, NJ 07735
9. New Jersey Renaissance Faire
June 2 and 3, 2018 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM (Rain or Shine)
The New Jersey Renaissance Faire invites your family to figure out of myths and history as they are taken on a path and must figure out a way back on their paths. Greats such as Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael are back, and this time as the actual famous artists their names are based on. This Spring at Liberty Lake, popular historical figures from Machiavelli, Ferdinando de’ Medici, and more will transport your family to a family-friendly festival filled with entertainment, food (including giant pickles and the ever popular “dragon legs”), and mystifying activities including a Jousting Tournament, Human Chess Match, and seven hours of Sword Fighting, Juggling, Fire Breathing, Aerialists, Comedy and Music on a variety of stages. There will also be a wine garden, a Merchant Village filled with glass blowing, blacksmiths, and other fine trinkets. The NJ Renaissance Faire is an event your family just cannot miss, and is also nationally known for being the most interactive Faire, with 80 trained cast members who will make you and your family a part of the show, as soon as you walk through the castle gates.
Liberty Lake Day Camp
1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, New Jersey 08505
Cost: $12 Child, $20 Adult
10. Rockabilly Uprising
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00PM
Enjoy a day of 50s style entertainment with a modern twist, including live music, a classic pin-up contest with prizes and vendors. Free to attend. This event is sponsored by Underground – please contact 609-652-5200 for more information. Historic Smithville offers 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, train ride, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn and over 26 free weekend events!
Historic Smithville, NJ – The Village Greene
615 E Moss Mill Rd, Smithville, NJ 08205
11. Hungarian Festival 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00AM to 8:00PM (Rain or Shine)
The 43rd Annual Hungarian Festival helps you celebrate your inner Hungarian with plenty of other families. The Festival will feature Hungarian cuisine, Hungarian folk songs, and Hungarian folk dances. There will be activities for children, performances throughout the day, and plenty of vendors you won’t want to miss.
Intersection of Bethany Street and Somerset Street to the Intersection of Division Street and Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
12. Funny Farm Rescue’s Summer Festival
Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM
This big, family friendly event at Funny Farm Rescue features 60 Crafters, Vendors, and Food Vendors, Hayrides, Face-Painting, and much more!!!
Funny Farm Rescue
6908 Railroad Blvd, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
Cost: Free, $5 suggested donation per person
13. 20th Annual Pequannock Township Street Festival
Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM (Rain or Shine)
Food, Family, and Fun! The 20th Annual Pequannock Township Street Festival features Live Music, Car, Truck & Bike Show, Wine/Beer Garden, Doo-Wop DJ, Great Food, Farmer’s Market, Petting Zoo, Children’s Area with Bounce Houses and Pony rides, Children’s scavenger Hunt with prizes, face painting, henna tattoos, balloon art and over 100 Fabulous Vendors. The money raised at this event supports the Pequannock Chamber of Commerce, who supports local businesses, charities, and community groups.
Newark Pompton Turnpike and Jackson Avenue (off Route 23)
Pompton Plains NJ 07444
14. Garwood Rocks
Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM (Rain Date: September 9, 2018)
Garwood Rocks is an event that will feature some of the best collection of activities and events for the whole entire family. Entertainment will include music, classic car models, wine & beer garden, shopping, and a kid zone.
Garwood, NJ 07027
15. Monster Truck Day
Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Monster Truck day invites families to celebrate the pure adrenaline and excitement of a Monster Truck atmosphere. Who wouldn’t want to spectate trucks weighing 12,000 pounds, that are 12 feet tall, and are sitting on 5 1/2 foot tires? When attend this heart stopping event, you’ll be presented with a great family-friendly activity that everyone will love, and have some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Families will have a chance to climb aboard these mighty beast and experience a thrilling and powerful ride in the cab of the huge WEBSLINGER Monster Truck. This experience for your whole family is first-hand and is sure to take you on a wild action-packed adventure with many bumps, twists, and turns.
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
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