Weekend Fun: Fairy and Gnome Fest, Butterfly Bonanza, Marina Day

Things To Do with Kids in New Jersey this Weekend, June 9-10, 2018
The annual Fairy and Gnome Gardening Festival comes to Abma's Farm this weekend. Photo courtesy of the farm

Fairies, gnomes, butterflies, and pirates are just some of the magical creatures you'll encounter this weekend at mid-June's almost-summer fairs and festivals. Abma's Farms hosts its Annual Fairy and Gnome Gardening Festival, while Pyramid Mountain hosts a Butterfly Bonanza. And ahoy, matey, look out for pirates at National Marina Day-Pirate Spirit.

Some fantastic and free festivals take place this weekend, including the Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival, The Metfest, Juneteenth in Morristown, and Kidchella. Plus, head down the shore for the New Jersey Irish Festival and the start of the Long Branch Bands by the Beach Series

Check out our Spring Guide for New Jersey Kids for more options for family fun, plus beat the heat at the Best Water Playgrounds and Splash Pads in New Jersey. And look to our event calendar and June GoList for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.