Something fun is always happening at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of the event
Something fun is always happening at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of the event

Best Things To Do in New Jersey in August 2021 With Kids

Soak in the sun and the last month of summer activities in New Jersey with a roster of exciting August festivities. Scan the horizon for colorful balloons at the 83rd Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival, and don't miss the massive kites at Jenkinson's Kite Festival. Bring your appetite to food-centric summer festivals, like the Justy Peachy Festival and 26th Annual Clam Festival. And mark those calendars for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3 in Summit and several other New Jersey towns. 

Squeeze in some refreshing swimming adventures before the lifeguards head home after Labor Day. Visit local swimming lakes, our favorite under-the-radar beaches in Jersey, or those free Jersey Shore beaches for a final swim.

For more things to do in New Jersey this August, check out the Summer Fun Guide and Activity Calendar, which always has the latest events and activites. For even more fun, bookmark our carefully curated list of 100+ FREE Things To Do in New Jersey This Summer With Kids.

Be sure to click through to our listings for full details, which include addresses, times, and recommended ages. Keep in mind that advance tickets may be required.

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