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, Atlantic City’s Food Truck Festival, The Sussex County Fairgrounds’ Annual Crawfish Fest, or Woodbridge’s Food Truck Festival. Celebrate the Hungarian culture at New Brunswick’s 42nd Annual Hungarian Festival or the Polish culture at Middlesex County Fairgrounds’ 44th Annual Polish Heritage Festival. Spend some time outdoors at the Hoboken Green Fair, Barnegat Bay Festival, Secaucus Annual Street Fair, East Brunswick Spring Fest, or Garwood Rocks.
1. Hoboken Wellness Crawl
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
HobokenGirl.com is hosting their first ever “Hoboken Wellness Crawl”. This celebration of Hoboken health and wellness throughout the town is similar to a bar crawl format, but is promoting self-care and wellness for Hudson County residents. As a prestigious crawler, your family can spend the day exploring all of the holistic, fitness, beauty, and wellness businesses that Hoboken and its surrounding areas have to offer.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: $20, Tickets can be purchased at these 3 check-in spots (Devotion Yoga: 12 Hudson Place, Hoboken University Medical Center – CarePoint Hospital: 308 Willow Avenue, Fit Foundry-2nd Floor: 1416 Willow Avenue) or online here.
2. Hoboken Green Fair
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM (Rain Date: June 4)
This year’s Green Fair will feature live music and mouth watering ORGANIC 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. The Hoboken Green Team will also be giving away free reusable shopping bags to the first 1,000 Hoboken residents who attend. A free yoga class also will be offered at 12pm at the northwest corner of Church Square Park.
Church Square Park
Corner of Fourth and Garden Streets, Hoboken, NJ 07030
3. Food Truck Mash-Up- Jersey vs Philly
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 5:00PM to 11:00PM (Live races will start at 7:15PM)
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 (Online, can be purchased here), $8 General Admission (At the Gate)
4. East Brunswick Spring Fest 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM
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 OINK. 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
5. Atlantic City Food Truck Festival
June 3-4, 2017 (Rain or Shine)
Saturday from 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM to 6:00PM
The annual Atlantic City Food Truck Festival & Competition is returning to the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk for its second year in a row. Families from all over New Jersey will congregate at the scenic Brighton Park, located between the Claridge Hotel and the boardwalk. Nearly 20,000 New Jerseyians will seek to iIndulge in the area’s top food trucks that showcase culinary dishes from American comfort to seafood, barbecue, desserts and more. Enjoy all-day live music in the park, celebrity cooking demonstrations, a kids zone, an outdoor premium wines, beer and spirits garden and much much more.
Between the Claridge Hotel and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
6. Secaucus Annual Street Fair
June 2-4, 2017
Friday from 6:00PM to 11:00PM
Saturday from 2:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday from 1:00PM to 8:00PM
The Annual Street Fair in Secaucus is looking to provide you a weekend of non stop music and fun. The event will of course feature live music, friday night dj dance party, free face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, food, rides, and plenty of games to go around.
Plaza Center – Gazebo
Secaucus, NJ 07094
7. Michael Arnone’s 28th Annual Crawfish Fest
June 2-4, 2017 at 10:30AM
The 28th 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 Anders Osborne, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rebirth Brass Band, Charles ‘Hornman’ Neville, Terrance Simien, John ‘Papa’ Gros, Tab Benoit and many more.
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822
Cost: $80.00 Adult Advance Admission Ticket Saturday & Sunday Combo, $45.00 Adult Advance Admission Ticket SATURDAY ONLY, $45.00 Adult Advance Admission Ticket – SUNDAY ONLY. Tickets can be purchased here.
8. The 44th Annual Polish Heritage Festival
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 9:00AM to 6:00PM
The 44th Annual Polish Heritage Festival & 20th Annual Car Show is back and better than ever. There will be live music, traditional Polish food, Children’s entertainment, a marketplace, and so much more.
Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Cost: Free for Kids under 12, $7 Adults
9. Barnegat Bay Festival 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
The Barnetgat Bay Festival will be hosted on a beautiful waterfront location and includes plenty of free family fun. Families will get to learn more about the Barnegat Bay, celebrate its resources, and to participate in interactive programs which stress the importance of the ecosystem to our Ocean and Monmouth County communities. An array of state and local agencies as well as Environmental groups will provide excellent exhibits and activities that focus on the responsible ways we all can enjoy and protect the Barnegat Bay. Your entire family can also partake in many environmental crafts like fish printing and sea life origami. On top of all of that, families will also enjoy decoy carving, interactive touch tanks, seining demonstrations, and other displays exploring life along the Bay from the past and present. For a chance to get up close and personal with the Bay, your family can take advantage of eco-tours such as kayaking through area creeks or traveling cross-bay with Ocean County naturalists aboard the educational pontoon boat. Festival Food, Artisans, crafters, marine art, jewelry, garden statuary, pottery, custom-made skiffs,and live music is also provided throughout the day. This jam packed event is something your family cannot miss.
Island Heights, NJ 08732
10. Woodbridge Food Truck Festival
June 2–4, 2017
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.
Woodbridge Center – Sears Parking Lot
250 Woodbridge Center, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Cost: $5 at the Gate
11. Cars and Coasters
Sunday, June 4, 2017 Show from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
This unique show seeks to bring families and friends together through the shared love of cars and roller coasters. The beautiful pairing of two exciting hobbies can also result in friends and family bring our families and friends to enjoy cars and maybe take them to the theme park afterwords.
We are working with the park to give everyone a discount on entry.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, NJ 08527
Online Cost: $47.99-$57.99
Park Entrance Cost: $46.99 Child, $72.99 Adult
12. Strawberry Festival
June 3-4, 2017 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Your family should really ask themselves, is there anything better than strawberry picking, hayrides, pony rides, and inflatable bounce houses? The Strawberry festival will include all those exciting activities, along with plenty of straw mazes, pedal courses, rubber duck races, hayrides, hippity horses, flower pot bowling, spring checkers, and corn hole.
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Cost: $10.95 Strawberry Festival Combo Ticket (Admission & Picking Passes), $7.95 Festival Admission Only, $5 Picking Pass
13. Garwood Rocks
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Garwood Rocks is an event that will feature some of the best collection of acitivties 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
14. Monster Truck Day
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10:30AM 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
15. Hungarian Festival 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11:00AM to 8:00PM (Rain or Shine)
The 42nd 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
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