11 FREE Events in September


This September, there’s lots of fun events to attend around the Garden State with your family. Celebrate all things art at the Bridge Arts Festival in Bayonne, check out local services and products for your family at the JCMC Baby Fair in Jersey Ciy, take old-time photos at the Sea Isle City Fall Family Festival in Sea Isle City and listen to incredible musicians play at Music Fest in Palmer Square in Princeton.

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Here are 11 free events around New Jersey this September:

jc baby fair

Baby Fair at Jersey City Medical Center
September 22, 11AM-3PM
The Baby Fair at JCMC is back for it’s 4th year with educational workshops, vendors, activities and more for your growing family. Gain knowledge on a variety of topics including baby/child CPR, infant sleep habits, home safety, breastfeeding, and healthy baby development. Enjoy giveaways, a photo booth, face painting, hourly raffles, and shop vendors of baby accessories, baby food and drink, clothing, books, toys, yoga, massage and more.
Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ

Bridge Arts Festival
September 7, 11 AM – 6:30 PM
The Bridge Arts Festival is bringing your family a celebration of creative arts right here in Bayonne. This unique, local event features an artists’ market, kids’ craft corner, live music, rows of delectable food trucks and dance performances. 
Mayor Dennis P Collins Park
Bayonne, NJ

Sailfest 2019
September 7, 10AM-10PM
Set sail this weekend at Sailfest! Watch sailboat races in the morning, stroll along the street fair, and bring your littles to play on the inflatable kiddie rides in the Kids Zone. Sailfest features all-day entertainment, a 50/50 raffle, fun vendors to shop, food for purchase from yummy food trucks, and boats galore. Proceeds from the event benefit local charities and school programs.
River Avenue
Island Heights, NJ

Sea Isle City Fall Family Festival
September 14, 9 AM – 4 PM
Yep, it’s that time of year. Bring the fam to the Sea Isle City Fall Family Festival and get your shop on, ride some rides, get your face painted, enjoy some live entertainment, jump around in a moon bounce, take an old-time photo and create a colorful sand art masterpiece. 
JFK Blvd. & Promenade
Sea Isle City, NJ

Montgomery FunFest
September 15, 12 PM – 5 PM
Montgomery FunFest is a day of food, fun, music, dance and lots of laughter. Mamas, kids will love the inflatable obstacle course and rock climbing course—it’ll keep them busy almost the entire time. The inflatable twister and human bowling are also unique, funky additions to the fest this year.
Princeton Airport
Princeton, NJ

Sussex County Day
September 15, 12 PM
Looking for a day to let lose and have some old-fashioned, simple fun? Sussex County Day has you covered. The day-long event features a grilling competition, a Sussex County Idol singing contest, art and crafts, cooking challenges and free barbecue sampling (so bring your own appetites, please). Kid-friendly events include a Pie-in-the-Face contest, egg toss event, a pie baking contest and a family scavenger hunt. 
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
Augusta, NJ

Music Fest in Princeton’s Palmer Square
September 15, 11 AM – 6:30 PM
Prepare to be blown away by an eclectic musical lineup from exceptional bands across the tristate area. The Music Fest takes place in beautiful downtown Princeton, right in Palmer Square. Enjoy a fabulous Sunday outside eating, drinking and shopping around this cozy town. Stop by the Bent Spoon for ice cream—it’s on NJMOM’s list of the Best New Jersey Ice Cream Shops.
Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ

Festival of the Sea
September 21, 10 AM
The Festival of the Sea is back, and ready to celebrate 42 years of seafood fare with live music, games, a wine garden, family activities and over 200 (yes, really!) vendors. Some of the best and brightest Point Pleasant Beach area restaurants will be present and selling their food. Mamas, you won’t want to miss it. 
Downtown Point Pleasant Beach
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

All About Downtown Street Fair
September September 21, 12 PM – 8 PM
The Annual All About Downtown Street Fair is back with over 250 vendors and live music. Kids will love the rides, face painting, games and shops. And to keep up with tradition, the fair will end with an amazing Grassroots Drum Parade. There will be a shuttle to escort families back and forth to the venue, to make getting to and from a little bit easier. 
The Grove Path Plaza to Coles Street
Jersey City, NJ

Parsippany Fall Fest Street Fair
September 22, 12 PM – 5 PM
The Parsippany Fall Festival is back, and it’s not disappointing. Families will love the entertainment, rides and other all-inclusive attractions on-site. We know you’ll love this good old-fashioned street fair with your fam, so mark your calendars. 
1 Knoll St
Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Asbury Park Fall Bazaar
September 28 – 29, 12 PM – 5 PM
A live music festival and a pop-up market featuring vintage and handcrafted items make this fall bazaar a unique event you can’t miss. Camp on the beach that weekend, wake up and shop vintage and handmade goods and enjoy live music, a DJ, workshops, photo booth, selfie stations and yummy eats for the whole fam. Kids can enjoy craft workshops throughout the day and you can, too.
Grand Arcade of Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ


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