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.

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ 07930

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

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

Ocean County YMCA
1088 West Whitty Road
Toms River, NJ 08755

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA
1340 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

LaGrande Park
LaGrande Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Branch Brook Park
226 Heller Pkwy
Newark, NJ 07107

Stirling Street Fair
Main Avenue
Stirling, NJ 07980

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

Cape May
, NJ 08204

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

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

Downtown Tenafly
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Norwood Public School
177 Summit Street
Norwood , NJ 07648

Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Road
Galloway, NJ 08205

Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103

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

Maywood Street Fair
West Pleasant Avenue
Maywood, NJ 07607

Downtown Cranford
Cranford, NJ

Palmer Square
One Palmer Square East
Princeton, NJ 08542

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

Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Road
Galloway, NJ 08205

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

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

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

Main Street and Middlesex Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840

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

Perth Amboy Waterfront
Sadowski Parkway
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

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

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

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

Downtown Garwood
Center Street
Garwood, NJ 07027

The Woodland
60 Woodland Rd.
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Main Street
Stanhope, NJ 07874

Glenburn Pavillion and Barn
211 Hamburg Paterson Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457
Sunflower Picking at Happy Day Farm
Happy Day Farm - 8:00 AM Pick
Plays In The House Teen Edition
website - various times Pick
The Shows Must Go On
Youtube - various times Pick
Make Your Own 18th Century Ice Cream
Zoom - various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
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