15 Things To Do This Weekend in NJ, June 16-18


Spend some time outdoors at Princeton’s Jazams’ Summer Block Party, Warren’s 50th Annual Expo Carnival, or Hoboken’s Spring Family Fun Day. Celebrate Dad at Monmouth Park Racetrack’s Monmouth Park Racetrack or Willow Creek Winery’s Father’s Day Weekend at the Farm. Enjoy yummy food at Laurita Winery’s Seafood Fest & Food Trucks, Parsippany’s Food Truck & Music Festival, or Lincroft’s 2nd Annual Lincroft Eats Food Truck Fest.

Power Flow Yoga

Yo-Tiki, Photo via Facebook @PFYBloomfield

1. Yo-Tiki Free Outdoor Yoga
Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM (You can set your yoga mat at 6:30PM, Rain Date: June 17)
This free class, sponsored by Powerflow Yoga and lululemon Montclair, brings the community together to move, sweat, hang out and have fun. Come and kick off your summer with a huge smile. All you need to bring is yourself, your mat and a water—and some friends. lululemon is hosting an After Party at lululemon Montclair (520 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ) at 8pm. The After Party is complete with specials, a DJ, snacks and drinks.
Church Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Cost: Free

2. Tri-County Fair
June 15-18, 2017
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 6:00PM ($30-Pay One Price and Ride All Day Tickets)
What is better than carnival attractions, rides, games, live music, and fireworks? The Tr-County Fair is coming back to the Morris County area with a JAM packed event that will surely be the talk of the town. All families are invited to take part in spectacular rides for adults and kids alike, a Ferris Wheel, games of chance, fun fair foods, delicious homemade lemonade and much more. Of course, there will also be family friendly music, an old time car show complete with 50’s music a spectacular fireworks show, a complimentary live musical showcase where local bands will display their talents and entertain everyone, and a new feature event for this year, World Famous Frisbee Dog Team.
Christ Church New Jersey
140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866
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)

3. Babywearing Yoga Session with NFL’s Mike Adams & Stokke
Friday, June 16, 2017 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Milk & Honey Babies will be hosting a 45 minute baby wearing yoga session led by Jade Newkirk and Veteran Safety Mike Adams (a yoga enthusiast who credits yoga with extending his 14 year NFL career). In honor of ALL the Amazing Dads out there and just in time for Father’s Day, we’ve collaborated with Stokke® and their new performance inspired Athleisure Carrier. Your little one will love the motion and closeness while you’ll love the comfort and convenience! Moms and dads are both welcome. One lucky attendee will also have the chance to win a free Stokke® MyCarrier™ from the Althleisure Collection.
Milk & Honey Babies
11 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631
Cost: Free, Please bring a yoga mat and baby blanket, Space is limited so please register here

North Brunswick NJ

North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival

4. North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival
June 15-25, 2017
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, a Magic Show, and a petting zoo. There will of course be plenty 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 08902
Cost: $5 Daily Admission, Ride vary by tickets and prices

5. Father’s Day
Sunday, June 18, 2017 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

6. Seafood Fest & Food Trucks
June 17-18, 2017
Saturday from 11:00AM to 10:00PM, Fireworks around 9:30PM
Sunday from 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Laurita Winery is inviting all Seafood and Wine lovers to their annual Seafood Fest & Food Truck Festival. With your $8 Admission Fee, you will have access to parking, shuttle service to and from the event, souvenir Laurita wine glass, entrance to event featuring LIVE entertainment, vineyard tours, food trucks, space to accommodate thousands of guests without being crowded, and some of the most scenic views in New Jersey. There will be a huge playground for the kiddies to enjoy. Laurita asks guests to not bring outside food or beverages on the premises.
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Cost: Free for everyone 20 and under, $8 for ages 21+

Mercer County

Photo via Facebook @MercerCountyCulturalHeritageCommission

7. Mercer County Cultural Festival – 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Mercer County’s 7th Annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally is back by popular demand. The Festival include 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 08550
Cost: Free

8. Jazams’ Summer Block Party
Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Bring the family out to Princeton’s jaZams Summer Block Party. This event is fun for families of all ages and has plenty of activities to offer. Some featured activities include: crafts, games, and pogo stick and kendama demonstrations. At cost, food will be available by the Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Undrgrnd Donuts, Nomad Pizza, and Winberie’s. After the loads of the fun and games are over, stay to watch The Iron Giant on our outdoor movie screen. This one of a kind event is a can’t miss activity for the family, so make sure to stop by.
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street, North Princeton, NJ 08542
Cost: Free

9. Parsippany Food Truck & Music Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:00AM to 7:00PM
The Just Jersey Fest is rolling into Parsippany and THE NERDS are calling all families to join them. The combination of food, beer, music, and fun is just too hard to pass up isn’t it? All families and food lovers are encouraged to attend and eat your hearts out. This event is a fun filled family day with gourmet Food Trucks, 3 bands, beer & sangria gardens. Families are also encouraged to bring not just their appetites, but lawn chairs and blankets as well. There will also be face painting, sand art, balloons, and rock wall climbing. The event is a Benefit for Morris Riugby & The local Food Pantry. No Pets allowed at this event.
Mack Cali Business Campus
7 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Cost: Free for Kids under 10, $5 General Admission, Attendees are also asked to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed item to help support the Food Pantry

Atlantic Highlands NJ

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

10. Shark Fest 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Shark Fest 2017 is an incredible themed event celebrating family fun and what it means to be a kid at heart. The event will include Music, Vendors, Beer Gardens, Food Trucks, Displays from Lockwood Boatworks, and plenty more. Families that attend also will get a chance to take part in coloring contests, free kids fishing Derbies, crafts, the famous fishing simulator, partake in the WEIGH-IN for the Are You Man Enough, and see the sharks get weighed in as they arrive to the venue.
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
2 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Cost: Free

11. 50th Annual Expo Carnival
June 14-17, 2017 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 includes plenty of family friendly rides and carnival food for all that attend. The venue is set in the beautiful area of downtown Warren, and has an atmosphere you just can’t miss.
Warren Township Municipal Court
46 Mountain Blvd, Warren, NJ 07059
Cost: Free for Kids under 5, $2 General Admission

12. 2nd Annual Lincroft Eats Food Truck Fest
Friday, June 16, 2017 from 3:00PM to 8:00PM
The LVGA is holding the 2nd Annual Lincroft Eats Food Truck Fest on Friday, June 16 from 3pm-8pm at Brookdale Community College, Parking Lot 1, in Lincroft. Popular food trucks craft vendors will be in attendance. There will be plenty of LIVE music and kids’ activities for those looking for entertainment. Lastly, a unique Car Show will also be featured at the venue for all car lovers as well. Families are also encouraged to stop by the Welcome Tent to learn about the LVGA and membership opportunities.
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Cost: Free for Kids, $5 Adult

Hoboken Historical Museum

Family Fun Day, via Facebook @HobokenMuseum

13. Spring Family Fun Day
Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Hoboken Museum’s Spring Family Fun Day will also be celebrating Father’s Day. There will be an array of hands-on activities that stretch the imagination and encourage creativity. The afternoon will feature hands-on crafts & games like making your own superhero masks and marshmallow architecture. At 2 and 3 pm, The Fuzzy Lemons (A fan favorite) will get the whole family dancing, singing, and clapping along to their amazing upbeat sound. Your family will also have the chance to make dreamcatchers from pipecleaners, picture frames from craft sticks, and butterflies from clothespins. Make sure your family celebrates the good weather and let out a little of their creative steam.
Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Cost: Free

14. Father’s Day Weekend at the Farm
June 16-18, 2017
Friday Firepit from 5:30PM to 9:30PM
Saturday events vary by time
Sunday events vary by time
This Father’s Day Weekend celebration blowout is the perfect mix of activities for the whole family and the all the great dads out there. This event is full set of great events starting with the Fire Pit Friday. There will be live entertainment, wine tastings, delectable food, and great company. The next day will be the set of Comedy UnCorked, which is a famous three-course wine-paired dinner and comedy show. The last day of this extravagant weekend will feature Pasta Sunday. Pasta Sunday is a great dinner opportunity with our favorite dads in the world. Along with this absolutely amazing trifecta of events, Willow Creek Winery is also hosting their 2nd Annual Meatball Competition during that Sunday as well. The whole weekend will be planned for your family, so the only thing you would have to do is show up.
Willow Creek Winery
168 Stevens Street, West Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: Events vary by price

15. NJ Beer & Food Festival
Saturday June 17, 2017 from 3pm-7pm
The NJ Beer & Food Festival is a weekend full of delicious food, over 150 craft beers, and ciders. Friday Night kicks off the festival with an evening for passed canapés and beer cocktails followed by a 4 course dinner created by our Excecutive Chef Anthony Bucco and beer pairings from Jersey Girl Brewery. The following day, your family can spend the day sampling crowd favorite beers while enjoying great locally-sourced food and live music. There will also be Check a Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament happening as well, so take a chance and discover everything this amazing event has to offer.
Crystal Springs Resort
Route 94, Hamburg, NJ 07419
Cost: $75 General Admission, $100 VIP Access, $35 Designated Driver

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