Best of June: 18 Things To Do in New Jersey With Kids

Flip Circus is coming to town at Menlo Park Mall. Photo by Gwen Tundermann
Flip Circus is coming to town at Menlo Park Mall. Photo by Gwen Tundermann

Get ready for summer vacation! June in New Jersey brings festivals for Juneteenth, Father's Day, ripe strawberries, and some early fireworks.

As the school year comes to a close and summer makes its debut, we're finding our June calendar is exploding with outdoor activities. Don't miss big-time festivals, including the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, Paramus L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival, and the New Jersey State Fair. It's also a month for having fruity fun at the Red, White & Blueberry Festival and the Brews & Berries Father's Day Event.

June also marks the start of ongoing outdoor summer entertainment, like Drive-in Movies and Jenkinson's Fireworks at Dark.

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

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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.

Great Fair of Saint Mary's
Parish of Saint Mary's - 6:00 PM Pick
Kiddie Beach Shows at Jenkinson's
Jenkinson's Boardwalk - 7:00 PM Pick
State Fair Meadowlands
State Fair Meadowlands - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Barnes & Noble Storytime
Barnes & Noble of Bridgewater - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides