Top 15 {kid-friendly} Things To Do in NJ, November 3-5


This weekend, spend time with your family testing, shopping, learning, and winning BIG raffles at the NJMOM Baby Expo, see the animated Christmas displays at the Opening Day of The Christmas Ice Caverns, celebrate Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos at the Princeton Shopping Center’s Day of the Dead Celebration, conquer obstacle courses at the Hoboken Youth City Challenge Race, plus many more kid-friendly fairs and festivals in New Jersey this weekend.

Here are 15+ Things To Do This Weekend in NJ:

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NJMOM Baby Expo in Hoboken. via

1. NJMOM Baby Expo
Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

The NJMOM Baby Expo, presented by NJMOM, is an exclusive event for expectant and new parents in the greater New Jersey. Over 60 baby and toddler brands will showcase the best in baby gear & accessories, local services and more. Test, shop & learn, attend educational seminars & demos, enter to win BIG raffles and get pampered while enjoying healthy bites and mocktails in a relaxed setting at the W Hoboken. VIP ticket holders will go home with a stuffed goody bag from all the baby brands we love.
W Hoboken
225 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: $15+, Tickets can be purchased here

2. Family Camp Weekend
Friday. November 3 – Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 5:30 PM to Nov 5 at 5:30 PM

Family Camp weekends allow every member of your family to experience the magic of camping together. Families will focus on their relationships throughout a weekend packed with intentional opportunities for connection, communication, and fun. The cost for this program includes overnight accommodations, meals, s’mores and snacks, majors, minors, workshops and materials.
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Road, Elmer, NJ
Cost: $50 Child, $50 Adult

3. The 2017 Atlantic City Tattoo Expo
Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5, 2017 | Friday 5:00PM to 11:00PM, Saturday 11:00AM to 11:00PM, Sunday 11:00AM to 5PM

One of the Northeast’s longest-running tattoo events continues its tradition of art and ink for a weekend of fun for the whole family. Otherwise known as “Drawin’ the Wild Card,” The Atlantic City Tattoo Expo will take over the 6th floor ballroom of Bally’s and will welcome over 5,000 attendees. The expo offers live entertainment, tattoo contests, seminars, parties, meet and greets and unique exhibitors including a variety of clothing, jewelry and novelty vendors. This year’s event will also feature a tattoo artist gallery, fun interactive programs, stage shows and so much more you wan’t want to miss.
Bally’s Atlantic City – 6th Floor Ballrooms
1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Cost: Free for Kids 12 & Under, $20 Adult, Tickets can be purchased here

Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. via

4. Grape Adventure Wine and Food Festival
Saturday, November 4, – Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 11:30AM to 5:00PM Both Days, Park will be open until 8:00PM Both Days

What better way to span the gap between Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park? The Wine and Food Festival features New Jersey vineyards with locally-produced wines for sampling, handcrafted gifts from local artisans and delicious food. Visitors can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre safari, a special wine tasting at Camp Aventura with a view of African plains animals including giraffes, zebras, Ankoli cattle, kudu, springbuck, gnu and more plus an unforgettable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience.
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527
Cost: $48.99 Child, $76.99 Adult, Tickets can be purchased

5. Opening Day of The Christmas Ice Caverns
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 10:00AM

The “Christmas Ice Caverns” are an Animated children’s display that children walk through and see dozens of storybook displays in a Christmas Themed setting. You can see Disney characters sleigh riding in the snow, Santa’s candy factory, Santa’s reindeer feeding barn, toy story figures, a life-size Nativity, and much, much, more.
437 US Highway 46, Fairfield, New Jersey 07004
Cost: $3 General Admission

6. Cape May NJ Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM

The Cape May NJ Fall Arts and Crafts Festival will feature more than 40 vendors showcasing handmade novelties including seasonal decorations, gift items and more.
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204
Cost: Free for Kids 12 & Under, $2 General Admission

Superhero Superfest

Superhero Superfest in Toms River. via

7. SuperHero Superfest
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 11:00AM to 6:00PM

Meet celebrities, participate in the “Superhero Challenge” to become “Superhero Certified,” shop for comics and other collectibles from 100+ vendors, try out the Game Zone Mobile Gaming Truck and more during this family friendly event. Everyone in costume can participate in Cosplay competitions throughout the day for all ages.
Toms River High School North
1245 Old Freehold Road, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Cost: $15 Kid, $20 Adult, Tickets can be purchased here

8. Awesome Autumn Fun 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 1:00PM to 4:00PM

The Annual Awesome Autumn Fun festival is fun for the whole family, especially the kids. They can enjoy face painting, Live animals (petting zoo), hay maze, pumpkin painting, Hayrides, Candy in the Hay and much more.
Jakes Branch County Park
1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood, New Jersey 08722
Cost: Free

9. Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 3:00PM to 5:00PM

The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center present the annual Day of the Dead celebration. Celebrate Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos with strolling mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, “Catrina” costume contest and folk arts and crafts. Food will be available for purchase by Surf Taco. Learn about the traditions of this rich cultural holiday at this free, family-friendly afternoon event. Day of the Dead is observed throughout the world at this time of year (in connection with Halloween and All Souls’ Day), where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds and favorite foods of the deceased, and then visiting graves with these as gifts.
Princeton Shopping Center
301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free

Hoboken Youth City Challenge

Youth City Challenge in Hoboken. via

10. Hoboken Youth City Challenge Race
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 12:00PM to 3:00PM (Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your child’s start time to collect their race bibs and sign waivers)

On Saturday November 4th your kids will have a memorable day conquering the obstacles at Youth City Challenge Race. The North-West Park will be transformed into an urban obstacle course with walls, water jugs, cargo nets, police cars, military tires, and so much more. All finishers will receive an official City Challenge Race finisher’s medal at the finish.
North-West Park
1226-1298 Adams St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: $40 Child, $40 Adult, Please register here

11. Fall Foodie Fest
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 3:00PM to 9:00PM

Miller Farms will be hosting its First Annal Fall Foodie Fest. Join them for the live music, local breweries, and wineries, all while enjoying a relaxing bonfire overlooking a lake and most importantly indulging in the many delicious food trucks.
500 Paradise Dr Hammonton, NJ 08037
Cost: Free

12. 2nd Annual Pitman Food Truck Fest
Saturday, November 4 , 2017 | 4:00PM to 10:00PM

Support the Pitman K9 Unit for their Second Annual Food Truck Festival. This event will be bigger and better than last year so make sure your family doesn’t miss out.
Uptown S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ
Cost: Free

Little Falls Fire Dept. at The Woodland Street Fair in Woodland Park. Via

13. Woodland Park Street Fair
Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM

McBride Avenue will be transformed into a giant town block party. The special kids section will be brimming with all kinds of fun stuff to do. There will be kiddie rides, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, pony rides & petting zoo. This event brings the whole community together. Local merchants and businesses will showcase their shops and offer their special sales. Everyone will enjoy the open air cafes along the street fair route offering a wide selection of delicious foods such as hot dogs, ice cream, chicken fingers, zeppoles, shish kabobs, fresh squeezed lemonade, Italian Ices, french fries, hamburgers, sausage and pepper sandwiches, cheesesteaks, and much more.
1150 McBride Ave (From Lackawanna Ave. to Memorial Drive)
Woodland Park, NJ 07424-2512
Cost: Free

14. Dewy Meadow Day
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Dewy Meadow Day supports the local businesses with a community event loaded with family fun, food, music and more.
Dewy Meadow Village
403 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
Cost: Free

15. Heartstrings Fall Festival
Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Heartstrings has implemented an innovative program that connects children with a love of music.  Don’t miss a great day of Music in a wonderful outside Festival Environment. Rock, Soul, Classics, Contemporary-all will be represented.There will be demonstrations, lessons, special guest performances, food, and more.
818 Tinton Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724-2847
Cost: Free admission





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