Free NJ Events in September


Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean you have to. Here are some free events all over New Jersey that you can enjoy during the month of September!



1.Alstede Farms – Pick Your Own!
Tuesday, September 1 9:00am-12:00pm Monday through Thursday
Pick your own vegetables and fruits! Alstede Farms even provides you with a free wagon to transport all your freshly picked goodies to and from the fields!
Chester, NJ 07930

2.Joe’s Thursday Night Cruise
Tuesday, September 1 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Come out for the 9th season of Joe’s Tuesday Night Cruise! Special discounts are also offered to those who bring a classic car.
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

3.Music on Main Street
Wednesday, September 2 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Jam out with rock&roll bands and dance the night away! This event is free but you are required to provide your own seating/chairs!
Flemington, NJ 08822

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4.Concert with Miss Amy
Thursday, September 3 10:00am
Miss Amy is a singer/songwriter, an accredited music educator and a fitness instructor. Enjoy this musical entertainment concert showcasing Miss Amy’s warm engaging manner and “positively enriching original music.”
Lawrence Branch, NJ 08648

5.Montclair Art Museum
Friday, September 4 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Come and enjoy the Montclair Art Museum! MAM is offering free admission for the first Friday in every month. They have tons of exhibits and you can learn and create new things!
Montclair, NJ 07042

6.Somerville Cruise Night
Friday, September 4 6:00pm-9:00pm
Downtown Somerville is hosting their annual cruise night! This is a town tradition that you do not want to miss. Hot rods and food, what more can you ask for!?
Somerville, NJ 08876

7.Movie & Popcorn
Friday, September 4 3:00pm
Enjoy “Monsters Inc” at the Mercer County Library! At this event you can eat some popcorn and share some laughs!
Trenton, NJ 08638

8.Jersey Boardwalk Night
Friday, September 4 5:00pm
Downtown Cranford will be hosting plenty of music, activities, and entertainment for the whole family!
Cranford, NJ 07016

9.Kids Workshop @ Home Depot
Saturday, September 5 9:00am – 12:00pm
Free hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12! All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.
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10.Cruisin’ Downtown Toms River
Wednesday, September 9 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Monthly car event with tons of cool vintage vehicles! Motorcycles too! Free admission as well as free parking.
Toms River, NJ 08753

11.Farmhouse Museum Tours
Wednesday September 9 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Love museums? Then come to the Farmhouse Museum for a free tour and learn about some cool history!
Pennsville, NJ 08070

12.9th Annual Walgreens Mercer County Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, September 12 All Day
Dragon boat racing is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Helping to drive that expansion in North America is Great White North (GWN) Dragon Boat, the continent’s largest, full-service dragon boat racing company. This fun event offers both a community and sport division.
West Windsor, NJ 08550

13.Fishing Derby
Saturday, September 12 9:30am – 12:00pm
Items provided: Tackle and bait, Refreshments, Trophies and Prizes! Required: Must bring your own fishing pole.
Watchung, NJ 07069

14.Blessings of the Animals Pet Far & Adoption Day
Saturday, September 12 10:00am – 2:00pm
Interested in adopting a furry forever friend? Come out to Blessing of the Animals Pet fair. There will be demonstrations, a pet costume parade contest, as well as crafts to make for yourself or your four legged companion!
Brick, NJ 08724

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15.Atlantic City Seafood Festival
Saturday and Sunday September 12 & 13 11:00am – 7:00pm
Children’s activities, cooking demos, live music, wine seminars and tastings with Wine Director and Personality Michael Green, Phillips Seafood Crab eating competition, Chowder Cook Off Benefiting the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, SUP AC Paddle Board Race, and much more! Admission is free however parking is $10.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

16.Arts in the Park
Sunday, September 13 10:00am – 4:00pm
At the Arts in the Park event you can appreciate entertainment on three stages featuring music, dance, theater and storytelling. Some of the specific events you’ll want to take advantage of are Chalk the Walk, Paint the Mural and the Clothesline Art Workshop!
Mt Holly, NJ 08060

17.Clinton’s Come Together Friday Night Street Music
Friday, September 18 7:00pm – 9:00pm
This event is to give musicians a public place to showcase their talents, and providing a family friendly evening out for the surrounding community.
Downtown Clinton, NJ 08809

18.Boots at the Beach Festival
Friday, September 18 & Saturday, September 19 10:00am – 10:00pm
The Anglesea Irish Society is proud to present “Boots at the Beach Country Festival”, southern New Jersey’s largest country festival. Crafts, country bands, DJ’s and food! Yeehaw! A grand ole time for the whole family!
North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Saturday, September 19 & Sunday September 20 12:00pm – 11:00pm & 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Tailgate or BBQ while listening to some of the area’s top bands! There is no entry fee, so feel free to come and go as you please! Rock on!
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

20.Civil War Reenactment
Saturday, September 19 9:00am – 6:00pm
Company C, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Civil War re-en actors will set up camp at the orchard, with rows of white tents lining the field and campfires woven throughout each row. Enjoy a free family tractor ride through the orchard. There will be plenty of fall harvest activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

21.Fall Family Festival
Saturday, September 19 9:00am – 4:00pm
Food, live music, children’s entertainment, and last but not least a sand sculpting demonstration and contest! At the Fall Family Festival you can have some summer style fun in September!
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

22.Dog Fest
Sunday, September 20 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dog Fest consists of a fun day filled with dog contests, canine demonstrations, prizes, vendors, food and music.
Brick, NJ 08724

23.BBQ Competition & Blues Community Festival
Sunday, September 20 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Grill-off competition, live blues music, classic cars, and delicious food will be available at the Blues Community Festival!
Augusta, NJ 07822


24.Mutts Mania
Sunday, September 20 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Mutts Mania 2015 is an annual family fun day for dogs and their humans. This year the theme is “So you wanna be a rock star!” Entertainment provided by 105.5 WDHA, fashion fun parade, vendors, food and much more.
East Hanover, NJ 07936

25.Woodstown New Jersey Fall Festival
Saturday, September 26 10:00am – 4:00pm
It’s time again for Woodstown’s annual Fall Festival! Music, food, and contests will be in full swing!
Woodstown, NJ 08098

26.Middletown Day
Saturday, September 26 11:00am – 5:00pm
Activities for all ages! Craft fair, live local music, tournaments, children’s activities, fire department demonstrations, a petting zoo, hayrides, flea market, food court and more. This event is held rain or shine.
Leonardo, NJ 07737

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27.ECCR’s Country Fair
Saturday, September 26 10:00am – 4:30pm
ECCR’s Annual Country fair is a tradition in Wyckoff, NJ. This year will mark the 50th Annual Country Fair! Over 80 vendors, pony rides, games and rides for kids, a Bake Off, excellent food, a live DJ, performances on stage from local youth activities.
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

28.Cold Spring Country Fair
Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27 10:00am – 4:30pm
Take a stroll through the Village where arts, crafts and antiques vendors flourish. Visit select buildings and learn about trades. There are historic buildings where historical interpreters in period clothing will provide demonstrations of how life was like in the 1800s. Guided walking tours available and special discounts at the Country Store!
Cape May NJ 08204



29.Fanny Wood Day Street Fair
Sunday, September 27 11:00am – 5:00pm
Celebrate Fanny Wood Day and Street Fair with over 125 exhibitors! Arts and crafts, car show, kiddie rides, great food, games, as well as live entertainment. Balloon animals, sand art, tons of fun things to do with the kids!
Fanwood, NJ 07023

30.Special Needs Expo
Sunday, September 27 11:00am – 4:00pm
This event is unique in the sense that it is designed to deliver essential information to parents and caregivers as well as give the kids a fun-filled day. It connects families to many resources specifically geared to the special needs community. Connect with therapists, schools, camps, party venues and ideas, recreational sports teams and programs, special needs attorneys, respite and day-hab centers, non-profits, and more. Free demonstrations, presentations, and child-friendly activities available. Food available for purchase. Attendance for this event is free, you just have to register online at
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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