Beach season may end come Labor Day, but September brings tons of fun Shore events like the annual Kites at the Pier Festival in Long Branch. Photo by Kaylynn Chiarello Ebner
Beach season may end come Labor Day, but September brings tons of fun Shore events like the annual Kites at the Pier Festival in Long Branch. Photo by Kaylynn Chiarello Ebner

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

Wipe away those end-of-summer blues because we've found a brand new roster of must-do, family-friendly activities. The month kicks off with the long Labor Day weekend, where things to do include rides and games aplenty at the Boonton Fire Department Carnival and St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival. Celebrate the arrival of fall with family-friendly festivals like Bridgewater Community Day and Long Branch's Annual Kites at the Pier Festival. Save time for a trip on a fall train ride, such as the Corn Maze Train and DiDonato's Trick-or-Treat Train.

September is also prime time for apple picking in the Garden State. We've got more seasonal picks in our Fall Fun Guide, and you can find more fun things to do in our Activity Calendar

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As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

Places featured in this article:


Bridgewater Commons (outside)

Pier Village
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Annual Kites at the Pier Festival

Delaware River Railroad
upcoming events
(Sat Aug 28, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Corn Maze Train

Historic Longstreet Farm
upcoming events
(Sun Sep 26, 2021) Harvest Home Festival

Morey's Piers
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 17, 2021 - Sun Oct 10, 2021) Annual Oktoberfest Fun at Morey’s Piers

DiDonato's Family Fun Center
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Oct 24, 2021) DiDonato's Trick-or-Treat Train

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 10, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest

Diggerland
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sat Nov 6, 2021) Diggerfest
Annual Kites at the Pier Festival
Pier Village - 9:00 AM Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Italian Festival at Historic Smithville
Historic Smithville Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Fall Family Weekends at Terhune Orchards
Terhune Orchards - 10:00 AM Pick
Fall Festival at Ort Farms
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides