50+ Free Things to Do with New Jersey Kids in September

Check out crawling creatures at the 17th Annual Insect Festival at Mercer Educational Gardens. Photo by David Byers
Free Events in New Jersey for Kids and Families in September 2019

Are you feeling the end-of-summer blues? Here's the perfect remedy: more than 50 FREE events and activities taking place this month in New Jersey! September is off to a promising start with Labor Day freebies like Riverdale's Annual Labor Day Street Fair, St. Bartholomew Italian Festival, and Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair.

Back-to-school time is the perfect time to indulge in literature at the Annual New Jersey Storytelling Festival and Princeton Children's Book Festival.

As summer transitions to fall, get in the autumn spirit at admission-free seasonal events, including Hopewell Harvest Fair, Great Swamp Fall Festival, and Westfield FestiFall. Get back to nature at the 17th Annual Insect Festival and New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo.

Read on for this month's picks! For more free and low-cost fun, check out our Event Calendar, as well as the Best Fall Fairs and Festivals for NJ Families in September.