30 Free NJ Events in June


Contribute to the eco-friendly movement by watching demonstrations and purchasing from eco-friendly vendors at the Summer Health Green Fair in North Bergen, head to West Orange and enjoy a free concert at the West Orange Street Fair, celebrate Chesilhurst for their annual Chesilhurst day including a variety of activities such as a vintage car show and a fitness walk, stick around after a day at the beach for Tropicana’s firework show in Atlantic City, or take a tour of the Historic Cold Spring Village after a round of educational activities and crafts.

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1. Summer Health Green Fair
June 4th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Learn about how you and your family can contribute to the eco-friendly movement by attending the summer health green fair where there will be fire safety demonstrations, health screenings, eco-friendly vendors, and animal care education.
North Bergen 64th Street Field
North Bergen, NJ


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2. West Orange Street Fair
June 4th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Stop by the West Orange Street Fair for free admission to the Edison Museum and its many exhibits, over 100+ crafters, hot air balloon rides, food trucks, and a free concert.
Main St., West Orange, NJ

3. Chesilhurst Day
June 4th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The 13th Annual Chesilhurst Day Celebration is here and leaders are inviting everyone to come celebrate their annual community day that will feature an inspirational concert with a live DJ, jazz music, a vintage car show, tournaments, vendors with food and clothing, bouncy houses and slides, and even a health/fitness walk.
Center Ave. & 4th Ave., Chesilhurst, NJ

4. Fireworks at Tropicana
June 4th, 2016 | 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Everyone loves fireworks! Don’t miss out on Tropicana’s weekly firework show, starting this Saturday in front of the beautiful hotel and casino and Atlantic City.
Tropicana Hotel
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ

5. Village Sampler Weekend
June 5th, 2016 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Spend the weekend learning about the historic buildings, trades, and crafts of the Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May. With free admission, children and families will enjoy educational activities and crafts, as well as taking a guided tour.
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 U.S. 9, Cape May, NJ

6. Bergenfield Family Fun Day
June 5th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Bring your family to Bergenfield this weekend to enjoy some of the festivities for their family fun day.
Memorial Park, Bergenfield, NJ


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7. Merchantville Mutt Strut
June 5th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Show off your little pooch with the community of Merchantville at their community event supporting our furry little friends. There will be a dog parade, costume contest, food, kid-friendly activities, music, vendors, and even a chance to do some pet adoptions.
South Centre St. & West Chestnut Ave., Merchantville, NJ

8. Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade Concert
June 7th, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
All through June there will be a free concert lineup in Linden at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade starting with the opening night performer—Epic Soul. Other performers through the rest of June include The Music of New Orleans (June 10th), a Tom Petty Tribute Show (June 14th), Uptown Summer Kickoff (June 18th), New Jersey’s Best Doo Wop (June 21st), A David Bowie Tribute Show (June 24th), and The British Invasion Show (June 28th).
Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade
400 North Wood Ave., Linden, NJ

9. The Country Western Hoedown
June 10th, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Put on your cowboy boots and head on over to Memorial Field for their hoedown including a mechanical bull, a yodeling contest, family square dancing, face painting, and the opportunity to show off your best outfit.
Memorial Field 245 Harrington Ave., Closter, NJ

10. Birds and Bagels
June 10th, 2016 | 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Start your morning off right by helping survey breeding birds, learning about bird identification, and counting the birds with Hopewell Borough Park as part of their Valley Come Outside and Play event.
Hopewell Borough Park, Hopewell, NJ

11. 2nd Annual Pet Expo
June 11th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
With 70+ vendors including rescue and shelter pets to adopt, pet boutique vendors, and veterinarians, the 2nd Annual NJSPCA Country Pet Expo is the place to be this weekend.
Hamburg Fire Department Pavilion
208 NJ-23, Hamburg, NJ

12. Latin Festival in Englewood
June 11th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Exquisite Latin food, live Latin music, and a bunch of family fun to go around.
West Palisade Ave., Englewood, NJ

13. The Columbus 78th Annual Parade and Field Day
June 11th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
A giant waterslide, a flea market, a rock wall, inflatable games, live music, and more. Enjoy the summer sun and put on your sneakers for Burlington County’s annual field day.
E Main St., Columbus, NJ


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14. Flag Day Festival in Somerville
June 11th, 2016 | 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
At this annual event that helps support our Troops, families are encouraged to wear their countries colors with pride as they witness historic military vehicles, SWAT vehicles, and historic reenactments that pay tribute to our Troops. There will also be carnival games and bouncy houses for the kids. Please bring food donations.
Somerset County Courthouse
West Main St., Somerville, NJ

15. Park Ridge Town Picnic
June 11th 2016 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The community of Park Ridge is coming together for their annual town picnic at Davis/Memorial Field with delicious food, lively music, rides and games, and even a petting zoo.
Davies/Memorial Field, Park Ridge, NJ

16. Pal Pet Show
June 12th, 2016 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Win big prizes for your furry little friend in the 2016 PAL Pet Show. Winners for different pet categories will be selected by celebrity judges and pet lovers will have the chance to snap photos with their favorite pup.
Summit’s Village Green
356 Broad St., Summit, NJ

17. Centennial Day Parade at Elmwood Park
June 12th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
If you and your family love a good parade, stop by the Elmwood Park Memorial High School where they will be holding their mile long parade extravaganza.
Elmwood St., Elmwood Park, NJ

18. Sports Party in Flemington
June 14th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Make summer reading fun with a summer reading club party featuring sports-loving guests from the Hunterdon County YMCA that will provide sports fun activities and instruction.
314 NJ-12, Flemington, NJ

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19. Shakespeare in the Hackensack Park
June 15th, 2016 | 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Through the month of June, there will be live theater performances of Shakespeare at the Atlantic Street Park in Hackensack: June 15th (Richard II), June 22nd (Richard II).
Atlantic Street Park
Atlantic St. & Warren St., Hackensack, NJ

20. Concert by the Sea
June 16th, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Make your Thursday’s more delightful with a free concert by the sea at Festival Plaza in Pier Village: Tim McLoone & The Shirlleys (June 16th), Motor City Review (June 23rd), The Liza Colby Sound (June 30th).
Festival Plaza
Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ

21. Culture Crawl
June 17th, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Science, music, and art collide at the Culture Crawl in Downtown Rahway. From unique vendors to entertaining live music to art sculptures, there will be a variety of art-based demonstrations and displays.
Downtown Rahway
1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ

22. Hopewell Community Day Festival and Block Party
June 18th, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
At Hopewell’s 125th Anniversary Community Day Music Festival all of the music and children’s events are free and some of those include a wonderful live performance from six bands, performances from local children’s musical groups, inflatable bouncy houses, crafts for the kids, and nature events surrounding the water shed.
St. Michael’s Farm Preserve, Hopewell, NJ

23. Monmouth Rugby and Olympic Day
June 18th, 2016 | 9:00 AM
If you are excited for the Olympics in Rio this year, than this event will be perfect for your family. The Monmouth Rugby Football Club is hosting an Olympic Day, filled with festivities and activities that will inspire children to follow their sports dreams.
Thompson Park
805 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ


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24. Geoffrey’s Birthday Club at Toys R Us
June 18th, 2016 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Participating Toys R Us stores invites children to join in on their special affair with the Geoffrey’s Birthday Club with fun activities, a story time, and more.
Any participating Toys R Us Store

25. Hoboken Museum Spring Family Fun Day
June 19th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Even though it is summer, there’s always time for a day at the museum. Hoboken Museum is holding its spring family fun day with hands-on activities for creative young minds such as pan flutes, paper plate caterpillars, tissue-paper flowers, and an afternoon full of games and entertainment.
Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, NJ

26. Skimmer Festival in Sea Isle City
June 18th + 19th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Skimmer Festival will be happening on Father’s Day this year with an antique auto show along the promenade, a guided tour of the historical landmarks in the area, live entertainment, and a parade of the vintage vehicles that were entered in the auto show.
Excursion Park
John F Kennedy Blvd. & Pleasure Ave., Sea Isle City, NJ

27. Summer Blast off Party
June 22nd, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
T-shirt decorating has never been more fun than with the entire community. Bring your own cotton shirt and the decorating supplies will be provided. This event will also have a raffle, crafts, games, and light snacks.
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Branch
64 Washington St., Rocky Hill, NJ

28. Music Under the Stars
June 23rd, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Grab your favorite blanket and head to Deer Path Park for music under the stars: Hunterdon Symphony (June 23rd) and the Hunterdon Harmonizers (June 30th).
Deer Path Park
120 W Woodschurch Rd., Flemington, NJ


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29. Mercer County Freedom Festival
June 25th, 2016 | 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
A 5K race for people of all ages, amazing food, a spectacular firework show, classic carnival rides, and a variety of live bands that will please any music lover will be part of the Mercer County Freedom Festival.
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
1638 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor Township, NJ

30. Mays Landing Hometown Celebration Day
June 26th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
A free live music and family fun event held by the Mays Landing Mechants Association in Lake Lenape Park is a family-fun occasion that you won’t want to miss.
Lake Lenape Park
753 Park Rd., Mays Landing, NJ




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