Enjoy the Firefly Festival at Terhune Orchards. Photo courtesy of the orchard
Enjoy the Firefly Festival at Terhune Orchards. Photo courtesy of the orchard

Top Things To Do in New Jersey This Weekend With Kids

This last weekend of June looks to be a berry good one with the debut of the Blueberry Summer Fest Markets at Whitesbog and the annual Red, White, and Blueberry Festival in Hammonton. Celebrate the end of the school year with fun for the whole family at State Fair Meadowlands, Keansburg Family Fun Fest, and Terhune's Firefly Festival.

If you need a night off—or a night out—Boonton's All Children's Arts Center has a too-good-to-pass-up deal for you: Book the kids into a Friday night arts, crafts, and open mic session, and enjoy your evening guilt-free knowing they're having a rocking good time.  

More seasonal fun includes taking in drive-in and outdoor movies statewide or embarking on a summer day trip to our favorite beaches or nearby water parks.

If you still want more, our Summer Fun Guide is packed with picks, and our Activity Calendar gets constant updates; plus, we've compiled a list of 85+ 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 addresses and times. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

Places featured in this article:


Imagine That Children's Museum

The Wayne Museum
upcoming events
(Sun Jun 13, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Family Ag Day

Pier Village Festival Plaza

Online Link to Be Provided

Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes
upcoming events
(Mon Nov 22, 2021 - Mon Dec 27, 2021) Secrets of the Rubik's Cube Online Camp

Point Pleasant Beach and Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and Aquarium

Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island

South Mountain Recreation Complex
Annual Kites at the Pier Festival
Pier Village - 9:00 AM Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Italian Festival at Historic Smithville
Historic Smithville Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Fall Family Weekends at Terhune Orchards
Terhune Orchards - 10:00 AM Pick
Fall Festival at Ort Farms
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides