Celebrate spring at the Essex Country Cherry Blossom Festival. Photo by Rose Gordon Sala
Celebrate spring at the Essex Country Cherry Blossom Festival. Photo by Rose Gordon Sala

40+ Spring Festivals for New Jersey Kids and Families

It's time to kiss winter good-bye and spring into outdoor festival and fair season. Whether you choose to hop on carnival rides, stroll the streets of your favorite downtown, dance to live music, sample delicious eats, or do all of the above, there's something for everyone at these lively and family-friendly New Jersey spring fests. 

Read on for more than 40 of our picks, from Earth Day celebrations to kite festivals. And for more spring action, check out Mommy Poppins' Spring Fun Guide for New Jersey Kids.

Garden State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Rd basement
North Haledon, NJ 07508

Branch Brook Park
Lake Street & Park Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104

Alstede Farms
1 alstede farms lane
Chester, NJ 07930

Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Road
Galloway, NJ 08205

Branch Brook Park
226 Heller Pkwy
Newark, NJ 07107

Stirling Street Fair
Main Avenue
Stirling, NJ 07980

Somerville Arts & Crafts Fair
100 Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876

Millburn Street Fair
Millburn Ave, from Main to Spring Street
Millburn, NJ 07041

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901

Rutgers Gardens
140 Log Cabin Rd. Log Cabin and Alumni Pavilion
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Cape May
, NJ 08204

Liberty State Park
Freedom Way
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Historic Smithville Village
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville , NJ 08205

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
43 College Avenue
New Brunswick, , NJ 08901

Downtown Tenafly
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Tenafly Middle School
10 Sunset Lane
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Lewis Morris County Park
270 Mendham Rd
Morristown , NJ 07960

Monmouth County Park System
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Downtown Princeton
Nassau and Witherspoon Streets, in Palmer Square (on the Green),
Princeton, NJ

Maywood Street Fair
West Pleasant Avenue
Maywood, NJ 07607

LaGrande Park
LaGrande Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Downtown Cranford
Cranford, NJ

fields behind Centenary University
on Fifth and Reese Avenues
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540

Papaianni Park
Pow-Mia Blvd. Edison Municipal Complex
Edison, NJ 08817

Downtown Westfield
Westfield, NJ 07090

Washington Street
between Observer Highway and 7th Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205

Hopatcong State Park
Lakeside Boulevard
Landing, NJ 07850

Sayen Botanical Gardens
155 Hughes Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08690

Silver Lake Park
5th & Ocean Avenue across from the Boardwalk
Belmar, NJ 07719

Turkey Brook Park
30 Flanders Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

LaGrande Park
LaGrande Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Historic Smithville Village
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville , NJ 08205

Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, NJ

Liberty Lake
1195 Florence Columbus Road Exit 52A from Interstate 295
Bordentown, NJ 08505

JCC of Central NJ
1391 Martine Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Beach Across from Wildwood Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 08260

McBride Avenue From Lackawanna Avenue to Memorial Drive
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Downtown Garwood
Center Street
Garwood, NJ 07027

Church Square Park
400 Willow Ave. Between 3rd and 5th Sts.
Hoboken, NJ 07030

The Woodland
60 Woodland Rd.
Maplewood, NJ 07040