5 Free Events in NJ This Weekend: May 27 – 29


Join Wildwood for the International Kite Festival by watching the extravagant illuminated kite show or by attending the kite-themed festivities throughout the weekend, head to Waretown for their annual Founders Day with free inflatable rides and fun family activities such as fireworks and live entertainment, or decorate a bike and ride through the Memorial Day Bike Parade.

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1. Wildwood International Kite Festival
May 27 – 30th, 2016 | Times Vary
The warm weather is here and along with that comes the wind, a.k.a the perfect time for a kite festival. At Wildwoods Beach, the North American international kite festival brings together kite makers of all fashions to fly their kites at the sandy, beautiful beach. On Friday evening at 9:00 PM, there will be an extravagant illuminated kite show. For a detailed schedule of the events, head on over to SkyFestivals.com
Rio Grande to Burke Ave., Wildwood, NJ

2. Waretown Founders Day
May 28th, 2016 | All Day Event
There is nothing better than free inflatable rides, live bands and entertainment, food trucks with a variety of cuisine, a cupcake decorating contest, 100+ craft vendors, and a huge firework show to top it all off. At Waretown’s Founders Day event, there will be a variation of things to do for everyone in the family.
139 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, NJ

3. May Fair
May 28th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
A kidzone with pony rides, carnival games, and crafts, 200+ artists, live music, and much more will be happening at the May Fair in Collingswood. Hosting one of the largest public events in the area, Collingswood invites families from all over to their annual fair which includes music from different genres such as blues and rock, a classic car show displaying motorcycles and antiques, and a chance taste delicious food from the Collingswood Farmers Market.
Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ

4. Memorial Day Bike Parade
May 28th, 2016 | 3:50 PM
Spend this Memorial Day in Point Pleasant at the Point Pleasant Memorial Day Bike Parade. During the parade, people of all ages are encouraged to decorate a bike, stroller, or wagon and walk through Arnold and Baltimore Avenues. This parade will give everyone the chance to show off their crafting skills while celebrating a special day.
Arnold and Baltimore Ave., Point Pleasant, NJ


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5. Cape May Music Festival with the Atlantic Brass Band
May 29th, 2016 | 8:00 PM
The Cape May Music Festival welcomes the return of the Atlantic Brass Band to perform classic American music, perfect for a Memorial Day celebration. Opening for Cape May’s 27th annual music festival, the Atlantic Brass Band is putting on a live performance that is free admission and a wonderful way to start the summer with a bang.
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ




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