Stop and smell the sunflowers at Alstede Farms' Sunflower Festival. Photo courtesy of the  farm
Stop and smell the sunflowers at Alstede Farms' Sunflower Festival. Photo courtesy of the farm

Best July Fairs and Festivals for New Jersey Families

Soak up the sun, sandcastles, and even sunflowers at family-friendly summer fairs and festivals throughout New Jersey in July. Independence Day kicks off a festival-filled month with fireworks and festivities. Plus, plenty of county fairs offer good, old-fashioned fun in July—swing by events in Cumberland, Ocean, Burlington, Morris, Gloucester and Monmouth counties.

Hit the Jersey Shore for fun-in-the-sun festivals, like the Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival, Anglesea Blues Festival, and Surf and Turf Festival. And admire a sky full of brilliant colors at the QuickCheck Festival of Ballooning and the Warren County Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Mark your calendars with these 30+ July fairs and festivals. And for more July happenings, check out our July GoList and Summer Fun Guide for NJ Kids.

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Cumberland County Fairgrounds

Robert J. Miller Air Park

Glassboro Town Square

East Freehold Showgrounds
Black River & Western Railroad Santa Express
Black River & Western Railroad - 12:00 PM Pick
Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari - 1:00 PM Pick
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Jenkinson's South Arcade - 3:30 PM Pick
Holiday Light Show on Lake Meone
Historic Smithville Village - 5:30 PM Pick
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