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Things To Do This Weekend, July 27-30

Festival season is well underway. Make it to a 4-H fair with the little ones this weekend, or chill at an outdoor movie, play or farm event instead. No matter what you do, do it with the family.


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Thursday, July 27

50 Summers of Love

This concert will take you back to the good days of peace and good vibes. Micky Dolenz and Mark Lindsay will perform with The Fab Four for a night you won’t forget at MPAC in Morristown.

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Anglesea Night Market

Thursday nights are full of fun in North Wildwood. Your family can enjoy the entertainment district, taste food from food trucks and enjoy meals and beverages from local restaurants and bars.

Harlem Wizards: Trick Hoops and Alley-Oops

Basketball and comedy combine for this event at the Morris Museum that'll leave your family in awe. Watch this team as they thrill you with their skills and tricks.

Thursday, July 27-Saturday 29

Englewood Sidewalk Sale

Shopaholics will love to participate in this event. You can enjoy shopping at over 90 stores and restaurants as you get extra savings and great weather.  

Thursday, July 27-Sunday, July 30

Gloucester County 4-H Fair

This 70-year-old festival has attracted thousands to South Jersey's Mullica Hill. Head down to be a part of the fun and enjoy food, fun crafts and an array of different animals. There will be horses, dogs, goats and hogs for the family to pet.

Peterstown Cultural Festival

This Italian American cultural festival in Elizabeth will allow you to enjoy different food vendors and entertainment. Enter the 50/50 raffle to win big and enjoy as much beer and sangria as you want.

Monmouth County Fair

The family can enjoy this five-day festival in Freehold full of games, rides and live entertainment. Go on opening night to see a special fireworks display. 

Friday, July 28

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Family Astronomy Night

Bring your mini astronauts and star gazers to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York to learn about the space shuttle Enterprise and view the stars from the flight deck.

Fright Light Family Version

For less than $10, you can enjoy a light show in Branchburg that will have you ready for Halloween. The laser concert will feature Halloween songs like Thriller, Ghostbusters and Alive.

Archaeology Camp: Can You Dig It

If you’re looking for a camp where your child can get hands-on experiences and learn at the same time, this camp will definitely make their summer worthwhile. Head down on Family Day in Bedminster for all the fun.

DIY Kids: Woodworking Class

If your child is creative and likes getting their hands dirty, then they’ll love this Hoboken class. After taking these classes, your little builder will have the ability to build an array of different items. 

Star Wars Themed Camp

Your little Jedi can learn the art and practices of the Jedi at this camp in Allamuchy. The force will be with them as they go on this adventure. Don’t forget the sunscreen, lunch and plenty of water. 

Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30

35th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

Your family will enjoy watching over 100 special balloons fly through the skies of Readington at this festival. Not only will you enjoy watching the skies, you’ll enjoy rides, live music from different bands and different food vendors.

Xponential Music Festival

This festival features Philadelphia’s rising musicians. Enjoy three days of music with family activities right in front of the beautiful Camden Waterfront.

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Peter Pan

Come feel the magic at Lakewood's Strand Center for the Arts with Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the lost boys as they travel to Neverland and battle the evil Captain Hook.

Saturday, July 29

Dog Days of Summer Dog Fest

This Jersey City festival is paradise for dog lovers. Take your furry friend to enjoy carnival games, giveaways and gourmet dog food. You can even rescue a pup while you’re there. Don’t forget to enter the raffles and walk away with great prizes.

Christmas In July Bar Crawl

Are you already in the holiday spirit? Then you’ll love this adult-friendly activity that'll have you in a jolly mood at various spots in Hoboken.

Craft Saturdays At the Dey Mansion: Paper Kites

Your child can get crafty this weekend in Wayne as they make their very own paper kite. With your supervision, they’ll also get a tour of the mansion and enter to win a special prize during the scavenger hunt. 

Rutgers Gardens Summer Fest

Rutgers University has been a hub for plant breeding for almost 100 years and this weekend, you can sample vegetables and herbs they've developed. You’ll also be able to taste different craft beers and get all your gardening questions answered by professionals.

Your First Mud Run

Get a little dirty this weekend at the only mud run made for both children and adults at Morey's Piers in Wildwood. Enjoy the two-mile stretch with over 10 obstacles for you to climb and tackle.

Super Bubble Fun Time

Your child will be mesmerized as they're surrounded by bubbles of all different, shapes, sizes and colors at the Warren County Library in Hackettstown. Best part? It's all for free.

Interactive Puppet Playtime

With a professional puppeteer and amazing props, your family will love this NYC event. This puppet show is sensory and special-needs friendly so that everyone can feel included and partake in the fun.

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Soulsational Festival

This is the place to be this weekend. This Bayville festival will feature a live concert, vendors, free classes, a silent auction and so much more!

Trolls Tea Time

Cup cakes, maids and butlers are the prime characters for this little tea party in Ridgefield Park. The family will feel like royalty as they dine with the princess and enjoy music and performances.

Saturday, July 29-Sunday, July 30

Wine & Wings Festival

At this festival, you can sample wine from Cava Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards and Villari Vineyards in Hamburg. Along with the complimentary glass and the samples, you can get food from food trucks and enjoy different live bands.

99th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair

This Lambertville fair includes animals, food and even homemade ice cream. You can enjoy everything from hay and pony rides to milking demonstrations and crafts.

Sunday, July 30

Paint & Chew

What could be better than a paint and sip? A paint and sip with foods created by well-known chefs. This class in Hoboken will have you creating masterpieces while your tastebuds get to savor one. 

Finding Dory Free Movie Matinee

This Sunday kicks off the start of iPlay America’s free movie series. This weekend, head to Freehold to see Finding Dory.

Haskell Invitation

Enjoy the wonder of the luxurious thoroughbred racing at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport this weekend. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the sport and the brunch.

Blues Fest

This music festival in Bridgewater will feature various artists of the blues genre. From Bob Lanza Blues to Tyrone Stackhouse, this will be an event blues lovers will definitely enjoy.

Sunday, July 30-Monday, July 31

Just Peachy Festival

At this fruit fest in Princeton at Terhune Orchards, you can take a canning class and sample peach wine as you enjoy farm-to-fork cuisine. While you're sipping and dining, the kids can get their faces painted and enjoy a wagon ride to the orchard.

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Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic

Grab a front row seat at Elektra Theatre in NYC all month long to the famous magical journey of a young wizard named Wayne, along with the Puffs, a group of loyal rejects. 

Geocache Trail at Plainsboro Preserve

Try out geocaching in Cranbury, a fun-filled family activity that combines compass orienteering and treasure hunting by using an app on your phone.

Ghost Walk

Take a spooky 45-minute walking tour of the Historic Cold Spring Village at the Cold Spring Brewery in Cape May. Learn the history and hope to see some ghosts. 

Sunset Sips and Sounds at Terhune Orchards

Stop by Terhune Orchards every Friday night in June, July and August for its weekly Sips and Sounds music series, featuring live musical performances in the wine barn. Unwind and get together with friends while enjoying your choice of award-winning spirits grown right at Terhune Orchards.

Sunday Family Fun Nights

Every Sunday from July 2-August 27, enjoy a night filled with tug-of-war, hula hoops, Frisbee golf, long jump, hurdles and a huge, inflatable obstacle course to top off the event. Stop by anytime after 6:30 pm for a night of classic summer fun with the family!

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Tiny Tot Tuesdays 

Enjoy the sand and water at Sunrise Lake Beach Club in Morris Township with your little guppies. Kids under 4 get comfortable in the water under the supervision of a parent.

Union County’s Family Fun and Flix

Head to Elizabeth any Tuesday this summer for an outdoor movie series. Come all season to see films like Sing and Secret Life of Pets

101 Dalmatians 

This play is running July 28-29 at the Summit Playhouse. A show especially for kids, this production features adorable stars, a scary villain and a wonderful score. Will the puppies escape Cruella as she tries to snag them for a fur coat?

Yoga in the Gardens 

Make your way to Rutgers in New Brunswick is sure to mellow you out all summer long. Carve out some me time by practicing yoga in a gorgeous outdoor setting. Take advantage of morning treats and beverages, too. Bring a friend and mat. 

80th Annual Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Balloon Fest

Watch the beautiful hot air balloons float by, or purchase a ticket and fly among the clouds yourself. This event is running from July 29-August 5.

6th Annual “Eat Drink Local Week”

Celebrate the culinary skills and produce of the Garden State through July 30. Head to several restaurants serving food made with fresh produce. It’s healthy and will be delicious.

Friday Night Unwined

Every Friday evening, Shady Brook Farm in PA is buzzing with live music from local bands, wine, beer and fun for the kids. While the adults enjoy wine and eat, the kids can play in go carts and play on the playground. 

Kinnelon Cinemas Free Kids Movies

Occupy the kids this summer with tons of great movies. They’ll get to enjoy various animated films like Ice AgeStorksKung Fu Panda and Lego Movie. Don’t forget to get their early to get a kids pack of popcorn and a small drink.

Final Fridays: Farmers and Food Trucks

The family will enjoy every last Friday of the month with a music-filled festival featuring tons of food trucks in Oaklyn. Come enjoy this free event that’ll have you grubbin’ and dancin’.

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