35+ Family-Friendly Spring Festivals in New Jersey

 Enjoy the sunshine and the daffodils at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Daffodil Day on Sunday, April 10. Photo courtesy of the arboretum
Enjoy the sunshine and the daffodils at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Daffodil Day on Sunday, April 10. Photo courtesy of the arboretum

It's time to kiss winter goodbye and spring into the outdoor festival and fair season. Spring festivals are back in 2022 and promise tons of family-friendly fun and things to do. From the Skylands Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival to Red Bank's Street Fair to Daffodil Day at Reeves-Reed, these 35+ gatherings are a great way to spend time outdoors and experience all spring has to offer. 

For more spring action, check out our Guide to Spring Fun in New Jersey for Kids.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses, times, and recommended ages. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

Please check with each venue for current COVID protocols before heading out to any event.

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Places featured in this article:


Monmouth County Parks

Grayrock Farm Sanctuary

Central Jersey Regional Airport

Historic Smithville & Village Greene

Downtown Westfield

Saint Mary of the Lakes School

Cape May

Beach Across from Wildwood Convention Center
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