30 FREE Things To Do In June 2024

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We’re entering our summer of 2024 era, and we’re here for it, especially with all the FREE things to do with the family in June. Spend time among gorgeous blooms and watch demonstrations at Deep Cut Gardens Open House in Middletown, step back in time to watch an Old Time Baseball Game in Lambertville, hop on free amusement rides, and listen to live music at the Skimmer Festival in Sea Isle City. And for the last blast of seasonal things to do, check out everything spring on our bucket list. (Featured Photo Credit: istock/Teacherdad48)

(Note: It’s always best to check ahead for in-person events)

Taste of Greece Festival Tenafly
May 31-June 2 at 12 PM
At this lively event, everyone is a little Greek. It features performances by a dance troupe, cathedral tours, and live music for the whole family.
Cost: Free
353 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670

Deep Cut Gardens Open House
June 1 at 10 AM
Gather your crew and head to Deep Cut Gardens for an open house. There, you can enjoy tours, demonstrations, drop-in activities for children, and more.
Cost: Free
Deep Cut Gardens, 152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748

West Orange Street Fair 2024
June 1 at 11 AM
Join one of the biggest events of the year in West Orange. The Street Fair features local crafters, food from local vendors, street performers, a classic car show, a beer and wine garden, a rock-climbing wall, free all-day admission to the Thomas Edison Museum, and more.
Cost: Free
Downtown West Orange NJ 07052

Kids Fishing Derby
June 1 at 9 AM
The early bird gets the worm at this fishing derby, which includes a free lunch and a casting contest for kids. There will also be awards and goodie bags. The event is open to ages 2-15.
Cost: Free
500 Pemberton Brown Mills Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068

West Cape May Strawberry Festival
June 1 at 9 AM
Get ready for a delicious festival that’s about all things strawberry. There will be local artisan vendors, live music, food, and, of course—strawberries.
Cost: Free
Backyard Park, 732 Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204

Haddonfield Skirmish
June 1 at 9 AM
The British will invade Haddonfield just like they did 246 years ago and face opposition from the Continental troops in this reenactment. There will be a Yelling contest, colonial dancing, and character reenactors. Festivities start at 9 AM, and the skirmish begins at 2 PM.
Cost: Free
233 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

47th Annual Hungarian Festival
June 1 at 11 AM
Where else can you see a folk dance performance, participate in cultural programs, and sample Hungarian foods? The Hungarian Festival has vendors, exhibits, live music, and folk art for the whole family to enjoy.
Cost: Free
Somerset Street in New Brunswick from Bethany to Division Streets, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Under Cover Music Fest
June 1 at 2 PM
Enjoy great music as nine cover bands take the stage at Under Cover Music Fest. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local eateries, and kids’ activities will be available in the Y-Zone from 2 to 6 PM courtesy of the South Mountain YMCA.
Cost: Free
Sloan Street Parking Lot, 12 Sloan Street South Orange, NJ 07079

Jersey City Night Market
June 1 at 3 PM
Try delicious international food, enjoy music from a DJ, and shop from artists and artisans at this family-friendly event.
Cost: Free
179 Montgomery Street, Jersey City,07302

Summerfest in the Park
June 1 at 11 AM
It’s the 34th Annual Summerfest in the Park—the festival will feature live music, food trucks, craft vendors, and inflatables for the kids. The rain date is June 2.
Cost: Free
Point Pleasant Community Park, 2255 Bridge Ave., Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

Historic Battery Lewis Tours
June 1-2, times vary
Come and tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Wood Park. Learn all about the history of this former coastal defense site.
Cost: Free
1402 Portland Road, Highlands, NJ 07732

Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford
June 1-2, times vary
Watch the 19th-century historic Gristmill in action. Each free demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes.
Cost: Free
62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, NJ 08501

Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair
June 2 at 10 AM
Enjoy live music and entertainment on two stages, delicious food from various food vendors, and loads of family fun, including the JC Kids Zone featuring carnival games, bouncy inflatables, and more.
Cost: Free
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

Garwood Rocks 2024
June 2 at 11 AM
Bring the whole family out for live music, classic cars, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and fun for the entire family.
Cost: Free
Center St. Garwood, NJ 07027

Jersey Pride – NJ 32nd Annual Statewide LGBTQ Pride Parade
June 2 at 12 PM 

It’s New Jersey’s annual statewide LGBTQ pride celebration with a free parade of entertainment and headline performers that kicks off at noon. After, join the festival (a $10 entrance fee), and don’t forget to bring a non-perishable item for the food drive.
The parade route begins at Town Hall and continues to Cookman to Grand to Sunset to the festival grounds at Sunset and Ocean, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Fair Lawn Street Fair
June 2 at 11 AM
Everyone will enjoy a day outdoors in Fair Lawn with live music, a DJ, crafters, vendors, and more.
Cost: Free
Downtown Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

250th Anniversary of Walnford
June 6 at 3 PM
Tour the house of the Waln family and sample ice cream made from an 18th-century recipe in celebration of the 250th anniversary of their arrival at Walnford.
Cost: Free
Historic Walnford, 62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, NJ 08501

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 40th Annual Greek Festival
June 6-9
Bring the whole family to watch Greek dance performances and fireworks on Thursday and Sunday nights. There will even be amusement rides (for a fee), Greek food, and free parking.
Cost: Free
7004 Ridge Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Old Time Baseball Game
June 8 at 10 AM
Watch Howell Farm’s two teams play by 19th-century Town Ball rules and invite visitors of all ages to step up to the plate as “Striker” and face off against the “Thrower.” There will also be a baseball scavenger hunt for the kids at 11 AM.
Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Ln, Lambertville, NJ 08530

Sparta Day 2024
June 8 at 11 AM
This community event features over 100 vendors, live entertainment, a food plaza, a special Kid’s Country with activities and amusements, and much more. Thanks to Sparta Community sponsors, the events are free to the public, and attendees receive a free Sparta tote bag. 
Cost: Free
Station Park, 100 Station Rd, Sparta Township, NJ 07871

Stafford Township Founders Day 2024
June 8 at 10 AM
Watch the parade, then head to the festivities, where the whole family will have a ball. There will be food trucks, inflatables, mechanical rides, entertainment by Ridgemont High, and more. The day ends with a fireworks display at dusk. The rain date is June 9.
Cost: Free
Starts at Stafford Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Westfield Street Fair
June 8 at 11 AM
Head to downtown Westfield for a day of live music, a DJ, dancing, children’s rides, games, and something for the whole family.
Cost: Free
Downtown Westfield, NJ 07090

Robbinsville Community Festival
June 8 at 2 PM
Spend the day listening to live music and checking out the kids’ play zone, games, contests, a trackless train, pony rides, and a chocolate-eating contest. Don’t miss the fireworks at 9 PM. The rain date is June 9.
Cost: Free admission
Community Park.- West Manor Way and Gordon Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Skimmer Festival
June 15 at 9 AM

The festival will begin with a Seaside Vendor Craft Market along the oceanfront Promenade, and the Skimmer Food Court will be open in front of Excursion Park. Inside Excursion Park, there will be live music and free family activities. There will also be free amusement rides from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Cost: Free
Oceanfront Promenade and Excursion Park at JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

The Sustainably Green Music and Arts Festival
June 15 at 10 AM
Learn how to be more sustainable at this festival, which will feature live music, arts and crafts vendors, shopping, kids’ activities, and more for the whole family.
Cost: Free
Washington Borough Business Improvement District – 21 Belvidere Ave. Washington, NJ 07882

Summer Solstice Music Festival
June 21 at 4 PM
It’s the official start of summer in Haddon Township. Live music, food trucks, strolling entertainment, a petting zoo, a beer garden, and a giant fun slide.
Cost: Free
Haddon Avenue between Strawbridge Avenue & Cooper Street, Haddon Township, NJ 08108

Blueberry Summer Fest
June 22 – July 20, Saturdays at 10 AM
It’s blueberry time. Pick blueberries, take a wagon ride, enjoy locally made blueberry pies, donuts, and cakes, tour the home of The Blueberry Queen, Elizabeth Coleman White, and shop handmade vendors while listening to music on the Whitesbog stage.
Cost: no fee, but donations are appreciated.
Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 West Whites Bog Road #34, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Jenkinson’s Movies on the Beach
Tuesdays starting June 25
Grab your beach towel and chairs and kick off a summer of free movies on the beach at Jenkinson’s. The first film is Trolls Band Together, and over the summer, there are more family-friendly flicks like Wonka and Haunted Mansion.
Cost: Free
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Margate Beachstock
June 29 at 8 AM
Head to the beach for a full day of family fun. Enjoy live music, free surf, kite lessons, children’s activities, new food vendors, and more. This event will feature the Red Bull Foam Wreckers Soft Board Surf Classic, fun environmental, educational, interactive activities, and live music. The rain date is June 30.
Cost: Free, and no beach badges are required to attend
Between Granville and Huntington Avenues, Margate, NJ 08402

Firefly Festival at Terhune Orchards
June 30 at 4 PM
Treat yourself to an electrifying afternoon and evening where children can dress up as fireflies after decorating wings and making antennas in the craft area. Lolly Hop will be performing an interactive and imaginative show. Cost: Admission to the festival is free; there is a $7 charge for craft activities. 
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

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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.

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