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

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

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.

Wawa Hoagie Day
Independence Mall & National Constitution Center Lawn - 12:00 PM Pick
Great Fair of Saint Mary's
Parish of Saint Mary's - 6:00 PM Pick
State Fair Meadowlands
State Fair Meadowlands - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides