4th of July Weekend in New Jersey: Best Things To Do With Kids
The long-awaited 4th of July weekend blasts off with fireworks and festivities throughout the state, including displays in Wildwood, Jersey City, Camden, and more. Round out the celebrations with Independence Day festivals like the Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair and the Independence Day Celebration at Longstreet Farm.
Rides and games are spinning at the L.E.A.D. Fest State Fair and State Fair Meadowlands. You can also take advantage of the long weekend by embarking on a summer day trip to our favorite beaches or nearby water parks.
If you still want more, our Summer Fun Guide and list of the best things to do in New Jersey this July are packed with picks. Our Activity Calendar gets constant updates, and we've compiled a list of 90+ FREE things to do in New Jersey this summer with kids.
As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including address and time. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.
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Places featured in this article:
Liberty State Park
Meisel Avenue Park
Whitesbog Preservation Trust
Downtown South Orange
Pier Village Festival Plaza
Mercer County Park
Point Pleasant Beach and Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and Aquarium
Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island
Waterworks Aquatic Complex
Camden Children's Garden
Bergen County Zoo
Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach
Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor
Lake Nummy at Belleplain State Forest
Hooks Creek Lake at Cheesequake State Park
Shepherd Lake at Ringwood State Park
Tom’s Lake at Captain Kilroy Park
Long Beach Island
Crystal Springs Aquatic Center
Walter E. Ulrich Pool
WaterWorks Family Aquatic Center
Crystal Springs Family Waterpark
Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park
Raging Waters Water Park at Morey's Piers
Mountain Creek Water Park
Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark