Have fun venturing through New Jersey and discovering all sorts of fun, from animal encounters, outdoor hikes, and walks and 5K runs, to parks and playgrounds and festivals and fairs. Take the family on a day trip, and venture out and explore other areas of Jersey. Enjoy the beginnings of Summer with these Free and Fabulous ideas. Make it a family outing.
Kasschau Memorial Shell Concert Series
Every Thursday till August 8. Veterans Field, N. Maple Ave- between Franklin and Linwood Ave, Ridgewood. 201-444-1776. FREE summer Entertainment under the stars! Please bring a chair or blanket.
West Orange Street Fair
June 7, 11am-7pm. 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ.
Great food and fun activities for the whole family. Full day of live entertainment planned including bands, dancing, comedy and more.
Asbury Park Blues and Brews Festival
June 7, 12-8pm. Bradley Park, 5th & Ocean Aves, Asbury Park, NJ
Join the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation for live performances by talented blues musicians, food, crafter and sponsor exhibits, an Alex and Ani Hospitality Tent, and activities for the entire family.
Wayne Day Festival
June 8. Wayne Municipal Complex, Lincoln Park, Wayne
Wayne Day is a day of fun and entertainment. Children’s’ Carnival Rides, Free pony rides and a petting zoo. The Lizard Guy will be here - lots of reptiles! Great Scott the Magician and much more. Musical entertainment
2nd Annual Bike Livingston
JUne 8, 9am-12pm. 321 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ
Join us on June 8th for the Second Annual Bike Livingston, a family-oriented bike tour through some of our town’s beautiful neighborhoods. Entertainment provide after the ride by the Amazo Magic and Fitness Show.
June 8, 9am-12pm. The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ.
Starting at the Brower Student Center, we will walk around a safe and easy 2-mile loop on the campus of TCNJ. There will be entertainment, as well as food and beverages. Tours of the Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum will be given after the walk. Free food & beverages will be available. Music and Kids Activities: entertainment will include DJ, Face Painter, Kids' Build activity from Home Depot, Kids' games, and much more!
June 8, 11am-4pm. 3055 River Road, River Road Park, Bedminster, NJ.
Musical performances, a range of craftspeople, including potter John Gamble of Somerset, NJ, and scrimshaw artist Samuel Sinelnikov of Flemington, will give demonstrations and sell their wares. Colonial-period games will be available for children and the Jacobus Vanderveer House will be open for tours. Visitors are encouraged to bring their food in a recyclable basket or container, along with a blanket or lawn chairs.
Fair Lawn Street Fair Craft Show
June 8, Fair Lawn
Games, prizes, rides for the kids, food, live bands, DJ's, family fun.
New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar
June 13-15. Silver Lake Park, 5th and Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ
Visit downtown Belmar to discover delicious seafood and family fun activities.
The Wildwoods Beach N Boat Fishing Challenge - Father’s Day Weekend Fun
June 13 – 15. Fish for the entire three days or stop by the Family Fish Festival for an hour. Everything is FREE and you can win your share of $8,000.00 in cash and prizes. Fishermen, fisherwomen and fisherkids can fish anywhere in saltwater, from the shore or a boat in the bays or in the ocean, in and around The Wildwoods, for Striped Bass, Fluke, Weakfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Kingfish, Tautog and Sea Bass. Just visit www.beachnboat.com/wildwoods to register for FREE using CODE 9502.
Downtown Concert Series at Museum of Early Trades and Crafts Madison
June 13, 6-8pm. 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ.
Enjoy a FREE, family-friendly outdoor concert on the lawn of the Museum featuring the 18 piece swing band Reeds, Rhythm and All that Brass. Bring a blanket/chair.
Family Woodland Hike at New Jersey Botanical Gardens
June 15. 2 Morris Road, Ringwood, NJ.
An easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands where you'll learn a bit about the plants, animals and geology around you in a hike designed to fit the group. FREE.
StoryWalk® Outdoor Exhibit @ Tenafly Nature Center
June 21. 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly. NJ. 201 568 6093
Calling all nature lovers who love books! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. FREE
Summer Craft Fair & BBQ @Post 21
June 21, 11am-4pm. Cresskill.
Quality Handmade Crafts, Gourmet BBQ by "That'll Do BBQ" Inside and Outside event.