Experience carnival entertainment and attractions at Monmouth County Fair and Warren County Fair, feast on food trucks at the Jersey City Food Truck Fest, or enjoy live music at the Bayville Soulsational Festival, plus so many more family-friendly events happening throughout New Jersey this weekend.
Here are 15 Things To Do This Weekend in NJ:
1. Monmouth County Fair
July 25th – 29th, 2018, Wednesday-Friday from 5-11pm, Saturday from 3-11pm, and Sunday from 11am-6pm.
The Monmouth County Fair returns to East Freehold Showgrounds for its 44th year with excitement and attractions for all ages. From 4-H shows and exhibits to a variety of entertainment, thrilling rides to home and garden competitions, and so much more!
1500 Kozloski Rd, Freehold, NJ
Cost: $8 per person; children 12 and under enter free
2. Jersey City Food Truck Fest
Friday, July 27th, 2018 from 5pm to 11pm
Jersey City’s Friday Night Food Truck Fest is coming. 20+ trucks, kid and pet-friendy, live music, interactive games and more!
Jersey City Urby
200 Greene St., Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $5. Children under 12 are free.
3. Movies on the Beach – Weather permitting
Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 8pm
Free movies on the beach every Friday night at dark this summer for you and the family. Bring a blanket, kick back, and enjoy the show. This Friday’s screening is one of everyone’s favorite Disney movies, Frozen.
300 Ocean Ave, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
4. Historic Smithville’s Car Cruise
Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 5pm
Cruise on down to Smithville and hang out at a car cruise in historic Smithville. Explore Smithville’s shops and restaurants, and many kid-friendly activities.
Historic Smithville Village
5. Movies on the Hill
Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 8pm
Free movies shown on the Howell Library Hill beginning at dusk! Bring your own blanket, or lawn chair. This Friday’s movie is Coco.
Address: Howell Library Hill, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell, NJ
6. QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning
July 27th – 29th, 2018
The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor’s Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, for the 6th time, as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the American Bus Association.
7. XPoNential Music Festival
July 27th – 29th, 2018
The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru offers an unparalleled experience for music discovery. With a lineup of established and up-and-coming artists heard on WXPN 88.5FM, the award-winning Philadelphia public radio station, along with a variety of family-friendly activities, the XPoNential Music Festival has been pleasing audiences of all ages for more than a decade on the Camden waterfront. 30+ Performers, 3 Stages, 25,000+ Fans, 3 Days of family fun.
BB&T Pavilion; 1 Harbour Blvd, Camden, NJ
Wiggins Park’s; 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ
8. Hammonton Peach Party
Saturday July 28th, 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Everyone’s favorite little party is back. The fun includes food demos, live music, peach-y kids contests, a peach pie contest, and many more kid-friendly activities.
Downtown Hammonton, NJ
9. 2018 Taste of Somerset County Agriculture Picnic
Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm
The Taste of Somerset County Agriculture Picnic is held annually in celebration of the life of Thomas Everett and to raise funds for the Somerset County Board of Agriculture’s Scholarship program named in his memory. In addition to great local food, this event will feature live music by one of NJ’s top acoustic rock bands, Acoustic Road.
770 Mill Lane, Hillsborough Township, NJ
Cost: Kids $10, Adults $35
10. Soulsational Festival
Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11am to 8pm
For the 8th consecutive year, the Soulsational Festival, a free community event featuring live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community, is back in Bayville.
11. Famous Food Market
July 28th & 29th, 2018 from 11am to 7:30pm
The Famous Food Market is a family-friendly and free foodie market set on the water in Jersey City. The market features over 30 food vendors serving dishes from all over the world, local craft vendors, a farm-to-table tent, a beautiful beer and wine garden and some of the best views of the NYC skyline EVER.
Harborside JC, 15 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ
12. Boardwalk Craft Show
July 28th & 29th, 2018 from 9am to 5pm
Come stroll the Wildwood boardwalk and enjoy the wonderful craft show that features over 50 arts & crafts vendors. Take in the world famous Wildwood beaches, restaurants, piers, rides and more, while you shop ‘down the shore.’
13. Warren County Farmers’ Fair
July 28th – August 4th, 2018 from 12pm to 10pm daily
Come on out to the country and enjoy an affordable day of family fun. Enjoy a balloon festival and a traditional arts expo at the Warren County Farmers’ Fair.Plenty of kid-friendly activities including carnival rides, a horse show, pony rides, baking & canning exhibits, crafts, food, trucks of all sizes, contests and so much more.
1350 Strykers Road, Phillipsburg, NJ
Cost: Adults: $7, Ages 5-12: $4, Children 4 and Under Free (Cash only)
14. Crest Sunset Fest
Sunday, July 29th, 2018 from 4pm to 9pm
This new event is coming to the area around Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest. There will be food trucks, crafters, music, games, and fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest, NJ
15. Seaside Height’s Movies on the Beach
Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at 8pm
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the beach at Cartaret Avenue Beach in Seaside Heights. Be sure to bring along your favorite blanket, lawn chairs, and snacks. This Sunday’s movie is The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.
Address: Cartaret Avenue Beach, Seaside Heights, NJ
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