Catch the eye-popping display at the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning when it takes flight July23-25. Photo courtesy of the festival
Catch the eye-popping display at the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning when it takes flight July23-25. Photo courtesy of the festival

Best Things To Do in New Jersey This July With Kids

July's sizzling roster is jam-packed with festivals, fireworks, sandcastles, and everything summer has to offer. See brilliant fireworks displays throughout the state on Independence Day. Hit one of our favorite Jersey Shore beaches for a Sand Sculpting Festival and Beach Ball-A-Palooza. And make the festival rounds at the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning and Monmouth County Fair. Plus, catch outdoor and drive-in movies throughout the month.

For more ways to make it the best July ever, check out our Summer Fun Guide and our Activity Calendar. For even more fun, bookmark this list of 85+ FREE summer must-do's!

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

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Friday Night Concert Series
William Morrow Beach - 7:00 PM Pick
Just a Hike
various Mercer County Parks - 8:30 AM
Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum
Hoboken Historical Musem - 10:00 AM
Drive-Thru Dino Safari
Westfield Garden State Plaza - 10:00 AM
Drive-Thru Dino Safari
Freehold Raceway Mall - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides