See the stunning show when the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, the largest display in North America, takes the skies Memorial Day weekend
See the stunning show when the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, the largest display in North America, takes the skies Memorial Day weekend

Best Things To Do in New Jersey in May With Kids

The Garden State is coming alive this May, and our calendar is loaded with in-person springtime fun!  As restrictions start to loosen and warmer weather arrives, it's time to get outdoors and soak in the sun at food truck festivals, theme parks, and outdoor movies.

The month brings with it longer days and time to linger at a favorite destination playground, spread a blanket out for a leisurely picnic, and, come Memorial Day weekend, hit the sand and the surf at our favorite Jersey Shore beaches.

Read on for our top picks in May, which include both annual favorites, like Terhune Orchards' Kite Day and new traditions, like the return of drive-in movies at Demarest Farms, plus plenty of fairs and festivals. For even more May madness, check out our Event Calendar, with new activities added daily and our full Spring Fun Guide for New Jersey Kids

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

 

 

Places featured in this article:


Patterson Greenhouses

Six Flags Great Adventure
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 16, 2021 - Thu May 27, 2021) Six Flags Great Adventure Coaster Power Hours

Turkey Brook Park
upcoming events

Demarest Farms
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sun Aug 29, 2021) Demarest Farms Drive-in Movies

Tranquillity Farms
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sun May 16, 2021) Springfest at Tranquillity Farms

Beach Across from Wildwood Convention Center
upcoming events
(Fri May 28, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) Wildwoods International Kite Festival
Neighborhood Guides
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