When the sun is out and the kids are done with school, where do most New Jerseyans go? Besides the shore, most may find themselves poking around at one of these old fashion family friendly festivals looking for entertainment...and entertainment they will find.
June is an exciting month for festivals, fairs and special events. From pig racing to horse shows, sand sculpting to comic books, and concert series to battlefields, there’s something for everyone. Experience local community fanfare and the larger tri-county celebrations. Here is a smorgasbord of what’s coming up June 2018!
For more events, check out our NJ Kids Calendar.
1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ, 973-355-5911
June 21-July 8, 2018, hours vary
Exciting NJ State Fair experience at the Meadowlands. Fun for kids of all ages. Open weeknights and weekends. Don’t miss the racing pigs or the Death-defying High Dive Act. Over 150 kiddie and thrilling rides, shows, attractions and music entertainment. Plenty of food and games.
Route 9, Galloway, NJ
June 2, 2018, 10AM-5PM
This outdoor comic book festival featuring vendors with old and new comics, vintage trading cards, toys, action figures, posters, collectibles, steampunk, crafts.
216 Blvd, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
June 3, 2018, 10AM-5PM
Bring the whole family and take part in a giant town block party. Live music, kids activities, rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, vendors & merchants, and tasty food.
Shipyard Park, 13th St and McFeeley Drive, Hoboken NJ, 201-420-2000 ex. 5100
Tuesday Evenings 7PM - June 5,12,19, 26, 2018
FREE outdoor concerts for the whole family. Appearances by Yosi (Children’s Sing-a-long), Songs For Seeds, Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band, and The Fuzzy Lemons.
Colonial Parks Garden, 156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ, 732-873-2459
June 9, 2018, 11AM-5PM
FREE. Donations Appreciated. Who doesn’t love roses? Fun for all ages. Check out roses in bloom in Somerset County. Stroll through gardens, listen to live music and entertainment, and much more!
333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ, 973-285-6550
June 9-10, 2018
Great for history buffs in the family. Step onto the battlefields of the American Civil War right in Morristown. Daily lives of soldiers reenacted through musket, cannon firings, cooking, camp, medicine, and more. $ Ticket.
Montclair Community Pre-K, 49 Orange Rd, Montclair, NJ, 973-509-4500
June 10, 2018, 12-5PM
Kids music and arts festival at Kidchella Montclair. Many kids activities to take part in. Local merchants and food vendors. Proceeds going towards a new playground.
101 Paragon Dr., Montvale, NJ
June 10, 2018, 10AM-5PM
Giant street fair with 150 exhibitors, special arts & crafts section, a kid’s area, live entertainment, and delicious food.