30 Free September Events


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Evening Concert at Rotary Park
Bring your own beach chair or blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the John Walter Band. There will be music and dancing to end the summer months and ring in Autumn and schools starting another calendar year.
September 2 from 7 pm-8:30 pm
Lyle Lane, between Decatur and Jackson Streets, Cape May, NJ

Movie on the Beach at Jenkinsons
All summer long, Jenkinsons Boardwalk has been hosting free movies on the beach for families. Come spend the last Friday for the summer and watch Avengers: The Age of Ultron. Bring your blankets, beach chairs and snacks and enjoy.
September 2 at dark
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
For more information, call 732-892-0600

End of Summer Fireworks Celebration
Head to Bordentown to celebrate the end of the Summer and the beginning of Autumn. There will be so much to do like local food vendors, a Kids Corner and a DJ spinning some tunes. End the day with a beautiful firework display.
September 2 at 4 pm
Joseph Lawrence Park 317 Ward Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505

Tomato Festival
One staple in our state is the Jersey Tomato and this Festival is a day dedicated to the delicious tasting food. This end of summer event brings the community together for some free fun and entertainment. Rain date is September 4.
September 3 from 9 am-5 pm
Walbraham Park West Perry Street, West Cape May, NJ 08204

Weekend Festivals
Throughout the month of September, the Historic Cold Spring Village will have Weekend Festivals with different themes. Beginning with a Hands-On History Festival which allows you to try crafts from the 1800s such as blacksmithing, basket weaving and woodworking. Kids will love all the activities and history planned.
Every weekend beginning September 3 until October
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9 South, Cape May
For more information, call 609-898-2300

Labor Day Street Fair
This annual event brings people from all over to come and enjoy the last of summer and the gorgeous weather of Labor Day. From arts and crafts to food and antiques, there is something for everyone at the Fair. For the kids specifically there is face painting and a large fun activity area.
September 4 from 10 am-4 pm
Town Hall Plaza Delafield Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ
For more information, call 973-323-7707

Pompton Day
12th Annual Pompton Day is a chance for families to spend the day partaking in activities and celebrating the town. The Festival includes live bands, balloon animals, crafts, a bounce house and more. Starting the day is a 5K and Fishing Derby and closing out the day are fireworks at 8:30 pm.
September 4
Lakeside Avenue, Pompton Plains, NJ 07442

Adventures in Reading
This is the perfect afternoon adventure for the nature lovers in your family. While you walk in the woods, bring along the nature-themed story that is provided and designed for beginning readers. The StoryWalk is a way to get outside and explore without any electronic devices.
Weekends until September 15
313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670
For more information, call 201-568-6093

Hoboken Italian Festival
Entertainment, food, history and all around fun are some of the things you will find at the Italian Festival. From live music to delicious food, this annual event in Hoboken is one for the whole family. There is so much history and heritage wrapped into this three day event and fireworks end the fantastic Festival.
September 8 through September 11
332 Adams Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

NJ Taco Festival
A Festival dedicated to tacos? Yes, please. At this two day event, families can enjoy all different kinds of tacos, ice cream, entertainment and so much more. There will be awards given for the best kind of taco.
September 9 & 10 from 10 am- 8 pm
Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822

Apple Festival
For two weekends in September, families can spend time together celebrating all things apple. With free games and activities for kids, this will be a Festival you won’t want to miss. There will be local apples for sale, apple pie ice cream, apple pies, apple butter and so much more. There will also be an apple pie eating contest and tons of farm activities to explore.
September 10-11 and 17-18 from 10:30 am-4 pm
Oasis Family Farm 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
For more information, call 609-259-7300

Care & Comfort Craft Fair
Come out and spend the afternoon browsing different crafts and vendors all for a good cause. The Care & Comfort Craft Fair is brought to the community by Hearts United Against Cancer and the first 500 people to attend receive a Swag Bag. There will also be kids activities and a face painter.
September 10 from 10 am-2 pm
Pitman United Methodist Church 758 N. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071

Wood Street Fair
the 46th Annual Wood Street Fair is something the whole family can experience and enjoy together. Located in the heart of Historic Burlington, there will be over 175 crafters and vendors onsite displaying their jewelry, stained glass, ceramics and so much more. There will also be entertainment and kids fun.
September 10 from 9 am-4 pm
213 Wood Street, Burlington, NJ 08016

Good Old Days Festival
Each year, kids and adults alike go to Somers Point for the Good Old Days Festival and family fun. With music, face painting and more fun for kids like a magic show, pony rides, and a paint ball game, this event is one way to go outside and enjoy the cooler weather of September. The day kicks off with a 5K for all ages.
September 10 starting at 12 pm
John F. Kennedy Park, Somers Point, NJ

Brielle Day Craft Show
With 35,000 people in attendance last year, you definitely don’t want to miss out on the Brielle Day Craft Show. There will be over 175 vendors at the event showcasing some of their handmade art work and crafts. The profits made at the event are donated to 28 local charities.
September 10 from 9 am-4 pm
17 Acre Brielle Park, Brielle, NJ

Lavallette Founders Day Outdoor Festival
Celebrate the picturesque town of Lavallette and spend the day enjoying each other at the Founders Day Outdoor Festival. This event has something for adults and kids alike from classic cars and food to a bounce house and crafts.
September 10 from 11 am-5 pm
Bay Boulevard & Philadelphia Avenue, Lavallette, NJ

Fall Drum Circle
Bring your drum with you and be ready to dance and play on The Green in Smithville. If you don’t have a drum or favorite percussion instrument, no big deal because they have some there for you to use. There will also be vendors selling food, crafts and art available in the Village.
September 17 from 10 am-3 pm

Pitman Craft Show
This Fall Craft Show is located in the heart of Uptown Pitman and features over 200 vendors and crafters. A local favorite, the event boasts a large crowd and is a great way to come out and enjoy the community.
September 17 from 9 am-4 pm
Show runs along Broadway and Pitman Avenue, Uptown Pitman

RGC Harvest Craft Fair
This annual event and local favorite is a great excuse to browse some arts and crafts and spend some time with the family. There will be food, art vendors, crafts, antique vendors and more to be announced soon. Keep your eye out for more information on this fun Fair.
September 17 from 9 am-4 pm
Preakness Fire Company #4 1739 Ratzer Road, Wayne, NJ

Oasis Pirate Adventures
Ahoy, matties. Come dressed as a pirate to Oasis Family Farm and join in on some of the free kids activities. There will also be additional farm activities the family can enjoy.
September 17 and 18 at 10 am
Oasis Family Farm 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
For more information, call 609-259-7300

Fine Arts and Crafts
For the 33rd year in a row, the Fine Arts and Crafts Fair will turn Anderson Park into individual exhibits where families can buy pieces or just spend the day exploring. The Fair will feature jewelry, watercolor, oils, photography, clay and many more pieces. You can also enjoy demonstrations by artists and enjoy different types of foods.
September 17 and 18 from 10 am -5 pm
Anderson Park Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

Smithville Italian Festival
Come to Historic Smithville and enjoy all things Italian. There is so much to do, you will need the whole afternoon to see everything. There will be lots of food vendors, bocce ball, face painting, tattoos, Italian folk dancing and even more.
September 24 at 10 am
Historic Smithville 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville, NJ 08205

Oasis Farm Pumpkin Festival
Come find the perfect pumpkin at Oasis Family Farm’s Pumpkin Festival. A staple for the fall, it is so much fun to celebrate pumpkins. From pumpkin donuts to pumpkin bread and cider, you can’t go wrong. There will also be fall decor, corn stalks, mums and kids activities at the Festival.
September 24 at 10:30 am
Oasis Family Farm 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
For more information, call 609-259-7300

Asbury Park Fall Bazaar
You will find local handmade crafts and goodies, live music and entertainment and more family-fun activities at the Asbury Park Fall Bazaar. On Saturday and Sunday during the day, there will be more than 40 vendors displaying their work. On Saturday night, come enjoy the bonfire and camp out on the beach under the stars. Sunday you can partake in yoga and brunch and take in the beautiful Asbury.
September 24 and 25 at 12 pm
Convention Hall 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.

Pig & Prince Oktoberfest
Come out to the Pig and Prince and enjoy a day of live music and good food. There will also be local food vendors and retailers on hand for you to browse and indulge in. For adults, there will be German, local and craft beers for tasting.
September 24 at 12 pm-7 pm
1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair NJ 07042

Beverly Community Day Celebration
The Community Day Celebration is an event for all ages and is a date the community looks forward to each year. There will be so many options to chose from including face painting, a magic show, miniature golf and a balloon artist. After you are done playing games, indulge in some yum food and walk around some of the arts and crafts vendors.
September 24 from 11 am- 4 pm
Broad Street, Beverly, NJ

Arts and Crafts Festival
This annual Festival in Manasquan is a great way to spend the afternoon with your family and enjoy the beautiful September weather. Lots of vendors will be at the Festival selling art, crafts, jewelry and more. The apple pie and pumpkin pie baking contests are a crowd pleaser along with pumpkin painting and tons of food.
September 24 from 10 am-4 pm
Voorhees Plaza Main Street and Route 71, Manasquan, NJ 08736

Millburn Street Fair and Craft Show
With over 200 vendors with crafts and art, bring the whole family to Millburn and make your way down the street and into each tent. The fair brings around 25,000 members of the community who enjoy the day each year.
September 25 from 11 am to 5 pm
208 Lenox Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090

Hoboken Art and Music Festival
Coming up on their 23rd year, the Art and Music Festival is a staple in the community drawing thousands of people each year. There are three stages where live bands play and entertain the crowd including Preschool of Rock, The Amazing Incredibles and a few more. Fine artists, children activities, crafts and lots of food are also a part of the Festival.
September 25 at 11 am
Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ
For more information, call 201-420-2207

Italian Heritage Festival
This fun and family-friendly event is so much fun for children and adults alike. Located at the Riverwinds Community Center, dozens of tents are set up outside for food, live music and crafts. Don’t miss this festive event.
September 25 from 11 am-5 pm
1000 Riverwinds Drive, West Deptford, NJ


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Karen lives in Central Jersey with her two dogs, one cat, husband and daughter Olivia. Graduating from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations, she has been writing and working in the social media field for a few years. One of her proudest moments as a writer so far has been interviewing Tim Gunn from 'Project Runway' and subsequently winning Honorable Mention in NJ for Feature Writing. When she is not busy as a mom, she enjoys reading, going to the beach and watching the Real Housewives.