NJ Mom’s Weekend Fun Guide: Things To Do 5/30-5/31

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With the arrival of the summer-like weather, no one wants to be stuck inside searching for things to do in New Jersey this weekend! The beautiful Jersey Shore is host to farmer’s markets and a bonfire this weekend. Enjoy the the culture of the Italian, Irish or Greek at a festival or savor the bounty of strawberries at a Strawberry Festival! We even have a few ideas for just mom and dad!

kids bowl free njKids Bowl Free in New Jersey {Featured Event}
There are over 24 bowling locations throughout the state of New Jersey offering your child a chance to play two games for free with the Kids Bowl Free program!
Bowling centers throughout New Jersey
Cost: FREE

splash water parks in njSpeaking of free family fun, find a splash park near you this weekend and cool off outdoors. They’re free or cost next to nothing to have a day of fun.

spa nj

Stress Free Summer {Featured Event for Mom}
Wednesday June 3rd 6:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday June 24th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Join Sunshine Kate’sShore Massage, and hypnotherapist Rachel DeAlto for an evening of pampering, learning, and de-stresssing. Your evening includes:

  • Group hypnosis – this session will immediately relax you, but also provide tools to stay calm in a stressful stituation
  • Mini massages
  • All the information you need to energize your body to stay stress free
  • Healthy snacks and mocktailsShore Massage

Shore Massage, 2116 Sunset Avenue Ocean Township
Cost: $30 (only 12 tickets available)

farmers market nj1) Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market
Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st ALL DAY
New Jersey isn’t called the Garden State for nothing! Visit one of the great farmer’s markets happening all weekend long throughout the state. It’s a great experience for the kids to get up close and personal with where there food comes from and for you to support your local economy.
Farmer’s Markets are located throughout New Jersey
Cost: FREE to enter

2) Pre-K Family Fitness Fair 2015
Friday May 29th 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Jersey City Public School’s will be hosting it’s 6th annual Pre-K Family Fitness Fair Friday night. Enjoy a special parent & child walk, yoga, dancing, hula hoops, health screenings and much more!
Lincoln Park, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: FREE

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey3) Strawberry Festival
Saturday May 30th & Sunday May 31st 10:30am-4:00pm
Oasis Family Farm will have strawberry fields forever this weekend for their annual Strawberry Festival. Enjoy everything and anything strawberry flavored, plus wagon rides, arts and crafts, contests and much more! Oasis Family Farm 3 Circle Drive Robbinsville, NJ
Cost: FREE

4) SMS Italian Festival
Saturday May 30th 12:30pm-11:00pm & Sunday May 31st 12:30pm-8:00pm
The 2nd Annual SMS Italian Festival supports the children of the St. Michael School.  This year’s festival includes over 25 children and adult rides, games, food, a beer and wine garden, daily entertainment and a fireworks display on Saturday night!
Waterloo Village Concert Field Stanhope, NJ
Cost: FREE to enter, additional fees for food and rides

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via Sahara Sam’s Oasis

5) Visit the Beach Club
Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st 10:00am-7:00pm
Sahara Sam’s Oasis is more than an indoor water park! Visit their 2 acre Outdoor Beach Club this weekend for a one of a kind water park experience! Complete with a wave pool, a splash park and an Olympic sized swimming pool, you are sure to be able to cool off and have some fun!
Sahara Sam’s Oasis
Cost: $29.95/ticket [Save $5 with code SSJUNE15]

6) Be a Field Biologist
Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st 10:30am
Start the day at the Environmental Center at the Manasquan Reservoir creating a recycled journal. Then head on out for a short nature walk filling your journal with all sorts of observations!  For a small fee, you can also enjoy boat tours around the park throughout the day.
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center 331 Georgia Tavern Road Howell, NJ
Cost: FREE

7) Irish Festival
Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st 12:00pm-7:00pm
The famous Atlantic City Steel Pier will be the location for this weekend’s Irish Festival. This two day festival will feature step dancers, bag pipers, Irish vocalists, Irish food and drinks for purchase, and much more!
Steel Pier 1000 Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $5/adult, $2/child

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via Perth Amboy Greek Festival

8) Eat Some Spanakopita and Baklava At St. Demetrios Greek Festival
Saturday May 30th 1:00pm-11:00pm and Sunday May 31st 12:00pm-7:00pm
The 2015 Greek Festival by the Bay is this weekend. This three day family-friendly festival includes Greek culture, food, live music, dancing and shopping.
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 41-47 Wisteria Street & Sadowski Pkwy Perth Amboy, NJ
Cost: FREE to enter

9) DuckFest 2015
Saturday May 30th 12:00pm-4:00pm
The 2015 Rubber Ducky Festival is this Saturday at Passaic River Park. Enjoy a day of games, live music, food, a car show and much more! Your family can purchase your own rubber ducky for $5 to race down the Passaic River to the finish line! If your ducky is one of the top finishers, you can win prizes! The money raised will go to scholarships at Governor Livingston High School.
Passiac River Park 151 Springfield Ave Berkeley Heights, NJ
Cost: $5 to purchase a duck, FREE to enter

10) Kids and Critters Live Animal Show
Saturday May 30th 11:00am-12:00pm
Get up close and personal with a live animal show in the Museum Classroom at Cape May Point State Park. This hands-on program features live snakes, turtles, frogs, lizards and bugs!
Cape May Point State Park Lighthouse Ave Cape May Point, NJ
Cost: $1/per person, under 3 is FREE

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via Gotta B Wildwood Festival

11) Gotta B Wildwood Festival & Bonfire
Saturday May 30th 11:00am-10:00pm
Join this 1st annual family fun festival on the Wildwoods Beach all day Saturday. Throughout the day enjoy food and craft vendors, live bands, and more. When the sun goes down get a blanket or beach chair and join the bonfire complete with live music.
Fox Park Wildwood, NJ
Cost: $10/adult, $2/children 10-18 years old, and under 10 is FREE

12) Build a Bee Adobe
Saturday May 30th
Use natural materials to build a bee house so you can attract these helpful pollinators right to your backyard! If you like pumpkins, cherries or blueberries, thank your native bees! Sponsored by the Mercer County Park Commission.
Tulpehaking Nature Center 157 Westcott Ave. Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $5/per person or $20/family

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey13) Rock4Paws
Saturday May 30th 12:00pm-6:00pm
The 3rd annual Rock4Paws Fest will be held this Saturday at Indian Acres Farm in Medford. Enjoy a moon bounce, live animals, rock climbing, live music, food and beer garden. While you are there, think about adopting a new family pet from the many rescues on hand for the day.
Indian Acres Farm 111 Tuckerton Road Medford, NJ
Cost: FREE

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via the Franklin Institute

14) LEGO Themed Day at the Franklin Institute
Saturday May 30th 10:00am-7:00pm
Be sure not to miss a special appearance by the Star Wars™ characters and show off your Star Wars pride by dressing like your favorite character! You will also want to get a picture with the giant LEGO Millennium Falcon!
Franklin Institute 271 North 21st Street Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $19.95/adult, $15.95/children ages 3-11

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via lululemon athletica Freehold

15) Free Yoga
Sunday May 31st 9:30am
Moms can enjoy complimentary Yoga at all lululemon athletica stores every Sunday morning! Classes are led by local Yoga instructors and include freshly squeezed juice at the end of each class. Bring a towel or yoga mat.
lululemon athletica stores in Freehold, Shrewsbury, Princeton, Montclair, Avalon, Bridgewater, Cherry Hill, Paramus, Summit and Evesham Township
Cost: FREE

For Moms and Dads only:

Spa massage for woman with facial mask on face16) Do you need a day off moms? Did you know that the Koi Spa in Princeton offers babysitting services? You’re welcome.

nj mom things to do summer17) Are you already thinking about what you are going to do all summer, or when camp ends? Don’t worry; we wouldn’t leave you hanging! Find inspiration with NJ Mom’s 60 ideas for the perfect summer in New Jersey.

18) Did that new bundle of joy help your family outgrow their home? Choosing a real estate agent can be difficult. Luckily, our NJ Mom’s helped us find the most family-friendly realtors in NJ. Full list is here.

19) It can be exhausting playing at the beach or splash park all day, right moms? That’s why you don’t want to be cooking! Head to one of the great locations throughout the state that offer Kids Eat Free deals.

In search of more things to do this weekend in New Jersey? Visit NJ Mom’s event calender for more events happening around the state. Remember to use hashtag #NJMom this weekend for your chance to be featured.

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