Best July Fairs and Festivals in New Jersey for Families

Stop and smell the sunflowers at Stony Hill Farms Sunflower Festival. Photo courtesy of the  farm
Stop and smell the sunflowers at Stony Hill Farms Sunflower Festival. Photo courtesy of the farm

Looking for the best July fairs and festivals for New Jersey families? Here are some to add to your list.

Soak up the sun, build some sandcastles, and admire fields of sunflowers at family-friendly summer fairs and festivals throughout New Jersey this month. Independence Day festivities kick off a festival-filled month. Plus, plenty of county fairs offer good, old-fashioned fun in July—swing by events in Cumberland, OceanMorris, Gloucester, and Monmouth counties.

Hit the Jersey Shore for fun-in-the-sun festivals like the Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival, the Anglesea Blues Festival, and the Cape May Beer ans Crab Festival. And admire a sky full of brilliant colors at the 39th Annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning and the Warren County Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Mark your calendars with these July fairs and festivals. And for more July happenings, check out our rundown of the best family-friendly activities in July and our Summer Fun Guide for NJ Kids.

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:


Wildwood Crest Beach Pier

Robert J. Miller Air Park

East Freehold Showgrounds
Somerset County 4-H Fair
North Branch Park - 10:00 AM Pick
IAATO Italian Festival
Joe Palaia Park - 5:00 PM Pick
Sea Isle City Movies Under the Stars
Excursion Park - 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
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides