Best of September: 21 Top Things To Do in New Jersey with Kids

Enjoy more than 100 vendors, plus food, fashion, and fun, when the All About Downtown Street Fair returns to Jersey City on Saturday, September 16. Photo courtesy of the event
Enjoy more than 100 vendors, plus food, fashion, and fun, when the All About Downtown Street Fair returns to Jersey City on Saturday, September 16. Photo courtesy of the event

Labor Day kicks off September activities, launching New Jersey's season of apple picking, fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes.

Great things to do over the long, Labor Day weekend 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 events like Bridgewater Community Day and All About Downtown Street Fair. And get a sneak preview of Halloween at Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest 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)
Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights
Turtle Back Zoo - 5:00 PM Pick
South Jersey Holiday Light Show
Bridgeport Speedway - 5:00 PM Pick
Bergen County Winter Wonderland
Van Saun County Park - various times Pick
Parent and Me Playtime
Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services - 9:00 AM
Antique Toy Train Show
South Jersey Museum of American History - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides