Best of July: Top Things To Do in New Jersey With Kids

Catch the eye-popping display at the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning when it takes flight July23-25. Photo courtesy of the festival
Catch the eye-popping display at the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning when it takes flight July23-25. Photo courtesy of the festival

Looking for the best things to do in New Jersey this July? Here are all the family-friendly events and activities you should add to your list from fireworks and the 4th of July to summer fun all month long.

July's sizzling roster is jam-packed with festivals, fireworks, sandcastles, and everything summer has to offer. See brilliant fireworks displayed throughout the state on Independence Day. Hit a beloved Shore beach for the Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival and Beach Ball Blast. And make the festival rounds at the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning and Monmouth County Fair. Plus, catch free outdoor movies throughout the month.

Find more July fun in our Summer Fun Guide and be sure to bookmark our list of 100+ FREE summer must-do's.

We're adding more events to our Family Activity Calendar every day, so don't forget to check it frequently.

Be sure to click through to our listings for full details, including addresses, times, and recommended ages and keep in mind, advance tickets may be required.

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Places featured in this article:


Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park

Wildwood Crest Beach Pier

John C. Bartlett Jr. County Park

East Freehold Showgrounds

Philadephia Avenue Beach
Read & Pick at Terhune Orchards
Terhune Orchards - various times Pick
Jenkinson's Movies on the Beach
Beach across from Jenkinson's - various times Pick
New Jersey State Fair: Sussex County Farm & Horse Show
Sussex County Fairgrounds - various times Pick
Spanish, Italian, or French Language Day Camps
GainVille Learning Center - 9:00 AM
Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum
Hoboken Historical Musem - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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