Spend some time outdoors at Warren’s 50th Annual Expo Carnival, or Hoboken’s Spring Family Fun Day this weekend. Celebrate Dad at Monmouth Park Racetrack’s Monmouth Park Racetrack, the 8th Annual Mercer County Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally, or Miller Farm’s Annual Monster Truck show.
1. Tri-County Fair
June 14-17, 2018
Thursday from 6:00PM to 11:00PM ($30-Pay One Price and Ride All Day Tickets)
Friday from 6:00PM to 11:00PM (Fireworks will be approximately 9:00PM)
Saturday from 3:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday form 1:00PM to 7:00PM ($30-Pay One Price and Ride All Day Tickets)
What is better than carnival attractions, rides, games, live music, and fireworks? The Tri-County Fair is coming back to the Morris County area with a JAM-packed event with lots of fun activities for the whole family including a Ferris Wheel, games of chance, fun fair foods, delicious homemade lemonade, family-friendly music, a FREE firework show, live music showcase with local bands, a car show, monster truck rides, and much more.
Christ Church New Jersey
140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ
Cost: Free Admission & Parking, $20+ Ride Vouchers – can be purchased here or in person at Christ Church (Monday to Friday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM)
2. North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival
June 14-24, 2018
Weeknights from 6:00PM to 11:00PM
Fridays from 6:00PM to Midnight
Saturdays from3:00PM to Midnight
Sundays from 3:00PM to 11PM
The highly anticipated Youth Sports Festival in North Brunswick is finally here, and is looking to put on quite the show. Featured events include a Sea Lion Splash Show, Bengal Tiger Encounter, Elephant Show, Magic Show, and a petting zoo. Expect lots of kid-friendly carnival rides and fireworks included in the festivities as well. This event is extremely popular and will fill up to capacity all weekend, so make sure you bring your family down and take in all the amazing food, ride, and atmosphere while it is still here.
Near DeVry University
630 US-1, North Brunswick Township, NJ
Cost: $6 Daily Admission, Ride vary by tickets and prices
3. 51st Annual Expo Carnival
June 13-16, 2018 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM
Lions EXPO is the major fundraiser of the Warren Township Lions Club and enables the club to donate to local charities, organizations and events. The Expo, set in the beautiful downtown of Warren, includes plenty of family friendly rides and carnival food for all that attend.
Warren Township Municipal Court
46 Mountain Blvd, Warren, NJ
Cost: Free for Kids under 5, $2 General Admission
4. NJ Jeep Invasion
June 15th – 17th, 2018
The New Jersey Jeep Invasion is an annual all JEEP event held on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey. Yes you read that correctly, it’s on the beach! The entire event is in the sand, just a couple hundred feet from the iconic 2-mile long Wildwood boardwalk, with over 300 rides and attractions. The New Jersey Jeep Invasion offers two and a half days of Jeep activities, access to the industry’s top vendors and an opportunity to play on our exclusive beach obstacle course powered by Rausch Creek Off-road Park. NJ Jeep Invasion also consists of a show and shine, which is judged by professional car show judges, and one of the area’s most impressive raffles full of over the top items donated from our amazing show sponsors.
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
5. Miller Farm’s Annual Monster Truck Show
June 15th & 16th at 7:00PM, June 17th at 3:00PM, 2018
Miller Farm’s annual truck show features loud and crazy Monster Trucks performing daring stunts! This fun family event will allow you to fulfill your dream of riding in a monster truck, meeting the drivers during a pit party, and the enjoyment of watching quad races and bmx bikes.
134 N Grove Street, Berlin NJ
Cost: $30, $10 parking
6. Hoboken Green Fair
Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM
The City of Hoboken Green Team will host the 7th Annual Green Fair on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The Green Fair will be held from 11am to 3pm at Church Square Park and will feature live music and food vendors. The fair’s intention is to introduce sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raise awareness regarding environmental issues, and demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting eco-friendly products and services.
Church Square Park
Corner of Fourth and Garden Streets, Hoboken, NJ
7. Mercer County Cultural Festival – 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Mercer County’s 8th Annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally is back by popular demand. The Festival includes traditional dance and musical performances, heritage artisans, art demonstrations, international food trucks, a biergarten, children’s activities and more unannounced activities.
Mercer County Park – Festival Grounds
1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor Township, NJ
Photo via Facebook @MercerCountyCulturalHeritageCommission
8. Spring Family Fun Day
Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM
The Hoboken Museum’s free Spring Family Fun Day is Saturday, June 16, the day before Fathers Day, from 12 – 4 pm. Filled with hands-on activities that stretch the imagination and encourage creativity, the afternoon offers hands-on crafts and games designed to engage the whole family in a shared activity. At 2 and 3 pm, a live entertainer will perform.
Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ
9. DoubleDay Food Truck and Music Festival
Saturday, June 16th, 2018; 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Have a fun family day out with over 20 gourmet food trucks, 3 great bands, craft beer & sangria garden, kids activities, and more, all benefiting the local food pantry.
Mendham Borough Park
Park Ave & Mountain Ave, Mendham, NJ
10. Art All Night – Trenton 2018!
June 16th – 17th, 2018; 3PM to 3PM (24 hr event!)
Now in it’s 12th year, Art All Night-Trenton is a 24-hour (literally) art and entertainment event that features an opportunity for refrigerator artists, spirited novices and seasoned professionals to display one piece of art in a gallery-like setting and for the public to enjoy that art in a dramatic renovated urban space.
– Over 1,500 pieces of art in display
– Live Art Demonstrations
– Over 60 muscical acts on three stages
– Live graffiti muralists
– Silent Disco with dozens of DJ’s
– Two food courts with over 20 food vendors and food trucks
– 24 Hour film festival
– Interactive Arts Circuit
– Meaningful children’s activities
Roebling Wire Works
675 S Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ
11. Tri-State VegFest
Saturday, June 16th, 2018; 12:00PM to 6:00PM
VegFest is a dairy-free, meatless, plant-based food festival that showcases plant-based cuisine and cruelty-free products that are part of a vegan lifestyle – but ultimately the festival is all about food, community, and entertainment. VegFest is a celebration of the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. There will be vegan food to sample and purchase, engaging speakers, exciting performers, and members from the local vegan community to answer questions and showcase what inspires them.
The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ
Cost: $20 – $60; children 12 and under Free
12. Ventnor PorchFest
June 16th & 17th, 2018
Spend the day exploring Ventnor City at the Ventnor PorchFest, a music and arts festival held on the welcoming front porches of Ventnor. This family-friendly, free event will feature local musicians from a wide variety of genres. New additions to include locally produced feature films, poets, story tellers, and more crafters. The entertainment will include more than 100 performers on assorted porches throughout the city. Attendees will stroll from porch to porch and “camp out” on front lawns and sidewalks as they enjoy live, local talent. Maps of porches and performers will be provided for the event.
Ventnor City, NJ
13. Twisted Motorsports: An Off Road Bike Show and Swap Meet
June 16th & 17th, 2018; 9:00AM to 5:00PM
What’s cooler than motorsports? Take dad to Twisted Motorspots at the Sussex County Fairgrounds! This is a Bike Show & Vendor’s Swap Meet for 3 Wheelers, MX Dirt Bikes, ATV’s, Side by Sides, Snowmobiles, Parts, Gear and Apparel, and more. Plus there will be awards for People’s Choice best in show, so dad can “show” off his ride. In addition to vendors, they will have: Food, Music and an artisan vintage inspired market, so bring the whole family.
Sussex County Fairgrounds; Augusta, New Jersey
14. Grads & Dads & Burgers Cheesy Food Truck Fest With Jeeps
June 16th and 17th, 2018
Saturday from 11:00AM to 9:00PM
Sunday from 11:00AM to 7:00PM
The Food Truck Festival that TRULY has something for everyone. Wine, food trucks, live music, cheese, burgers, sangria, fireworks, family fun, fire pits… and JEEPS!
85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Cost: $8 advance, $10 at the gate. Free for kids of all ages!
15. Father’s Day
Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 11:30AM to 5:30PM (First race is 12:50pm)
This Father’s Day, Monmouth Park invites you to treat your Dad to a day he will no doubt enjoy. Your whole family will get a chance to enjoy a delicious brunch overlooking the track, get dads tickets to his favorite sports teams through many raffles, and there will be a special Father’s Day Beer Garden with plenty of cold selections. While all Dads watch in hopes that their favorite horse wins, kids can laugh and play with FREE pony rides, a bounce house, face-painting, and much more. All gentlemen receive a $2 betting voucher with paid admission, while supplies last. Continue this amazing tradition as we celebrate our awesome dads, and bring the whole family to Monmouth Park – your best bet for summertime family fun and live music.
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ 07757
Cost: Free for Children under 12, $5 Adults, $5 Parking
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