EVAN MANN / Rock and Roll Playhouse

As school comes to a close this month, you’ll want to spend more time with the kids – without spending a lot of money. Here are some great free things to do in NJ, like festivals, crafts and hikes. There’s no reason for your kids to say they’re bored!

Saturdays in June

Downtown After Sundown
Spiotta Park, South Orange
Each week there will be a different musical style represented, such as Flamenco, New Orleans brass, jump blues, vintage rock, pop rock, country, R&B, pop, funk, blues, jazz and cover bands.

June 1-3

Corpus Christi Parish Carnival
Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Chatham Twp.
There will be fun for the whole family, including rides, carnival games and prizes, a children’s-themed play area, plenty of food, a tricky tray basket raffle and the chance to win the annual BIG 50/50 Raffle.

PEDDLER’S VILLAGE / Stories in Sand

June 1 – August 31

Sand Sculptures in The Village
Peddler’s Village, New Hope, PA
June 1 – August 31
Celebrate summer vibes with six larger-than-life sand sculptures that celebrate your and your kid’s favorite stories from Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Winnie-the-Pooh, Mother Goose stories and Alice in Wonderland.


June 2

Peter and the Wolf
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown
New Jersey-based professional training orchestra Symphony in C presents the story as a free outdoor concert for young people.

Donut Decorating
Eclectic Chic Boutique, Montclair
On the first Friday of every month there is a free activity here, and in honor of National Donut Day (which is June 2) you’ll get all the frostings, sprinkles and supplies needed to make two donuts to take home – or eat in class! Open to kids and adults aged 12 and older.

June 3

Under Cover Music Fest + Beer Garden
Sloan Street Parking Lot, South Orange
Nine cover bands will take the stage. Grab some grub from local eateries including Chipoba, The Fox & Falcon by David Burke, Grub & Go, JuiceHub, Martin’s Homemade Pretzels, Miti Miti, Pandang, and Three Daughters Baking Co. Osteria Del Corso will set up a beer garden (cash bar) featuring local breweries. This family-friendly event will have kids’ activities in the Y-Zone courtesy of the South Mountain YMCA. New this year is an exclusive VIP area with tents available for purchase.

Makerspace Saturday
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison
Kids will build with LEGOs, paint, make jewelry, experiment with engineering and coding robots, and more.

West Orange Street Fair
Main Street, West Orange
One of the biggest events of the year in West Orange, the street fair features local crafters, food from local vendors, street performers, a classic car show, beer and wine garden, a rock-climbing wall, free all-day admission to the Thomas Edison Museum and many of your kid’s favorite costumed characters.

Summerfest 2023
Merrill Park, Woodbridge
There will be kids’ activities, food and beer during this full-day free outdoor music concert series. The mini concerts include classic rock hits, acoustic rock, one hit wonders, a Springsteen tribute band and a Chicago tribute band.

African American Heritage Festival
TD Bank, Montclair
Each year, on the first Saturday in June, the Montclair African American Heritage Foundation hosts a parade and fun-filled festival. There will be a motorcade starting at Maple Avenue and ending at the TD Bank parking lot in downtown Montclair.

Burlington County Book Festival
Burlington County Library, Westhampton
Aside from meeting children’s and adult book authors, you can also listen to an author’s panel, make a bookmark to take home, play some trivia, and meet Belle and Spider-Man.

STAFF PHOTO / Battleview Orchards

Battleview Orchards Anniversary Celebration
Battleview Orchards, Freehold
If you’ve ever wanted to enter a pie eating contest or a donut eating contest, now’s your chance! To celebrate 115 years of farming, the market store will host a party with lots of samples, kids’ activities, raffles and giveaways, concessions and touch-a-truck.

Pride Fest
Greenview Park, Pequannock
Bring the kids to a fun-filled day of food and craft vendors, live music and family fun.

Old Time Base Ball Game
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell
Take to the field with the Bulls or the Hogs and play ball! Howell Farm’s two teams play by 19th-century Town Ball rules, and you can also step up to the plate as “striker” and face off against the “thrower.” Be careful of the referee, who sits in a chair on the field and charges fines of up to 5 cents for breaking the rules! Watch the Flemington Neshanocks face off against the Elizabeth Resolutes in a historic baseball club match at 11 am and stay afterward to join Howell Farm’s own Hogs and Bulls for a public game on the farmhouse lawn. There will also be a base ball scavenger hunt for the kids.

Hungarian Festival
Bethany and Division streets, New Brunswick
New Brunswick will become Little Hungary for the day. Try Hungarian foods, listen to Hungarian music, watch Hungarian cultural performances and learn a Hungarian folk dance. There will be street vendors, activities for kids and a twilight ceremony to close out the day.

June 3-4

Jersey City Jazz Festival
Exchange Place, Jersey City
There will be three areas of musical entertainment for singers, musicians and DJs to perform all weekend.

June 4

Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair
Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights
Come down for quality exhibitors, a special crafter’s section, lots of great food booths and food trucks, kiddie rides and a kids’ area, live music, performances by local groups, and more.


June 6

Classic Car Show
Red Horse by David Burke, Rumson
Come see Ford Mustangs from the 1960s, classic cars from the movie “Miranda’s Victim” and an original Packard owned by JP Morgan’s wife. Chef David Burke and George Kolber, a resident of Monmouth County who is the co-writer and co-producer of the movie “Miranda’s Victim,” will be on hand to speak with you as you check out the cars. A celebratory cake from David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery will be presented by Burke, recognizing Kolber and his movie’s Hollywood debut, while supplies last.

June 7

BCAS Nature Walk
Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Teaneck
Join Bergen County Audubon Society & Teaneck Creek Conservancy to see which of your feathered friends are residing at Teaneck Creek this summer. Birders of all levels and interests are welcome to attend.


June 8

Family Fun Night
Beechwood Road and Bank Street, Summit
This year’s Family Fun Night will feature a main stage at the top of Beechwood Road near Springfield Avenue with interactive entertainment and live kid-themed music. There will be a liquid nitrogen show with Crazy Science, Zumbini with Allie, Jumpin’ Jamie and Fishmarket Stew. The evening will also include a petting zoo, reptile exhibit, face painting, henna art, Robbie the Robot, photo booth, free cotton candy by Sweet Nothings, remote control car racing and much more. New this year, Wonder Dog Studio will be joining with a dog kissing booth and some adoptable friends. The Bank Street Parking Lot will be home to Healthy Kids’ Corner with various activities such as face painting, Exercise-for-Books, The Bubble Bus and more. The Visual Arts Center of NJ will have an art zone and the Summit Public Library will have their yard games and Book Bike.

June 8-11

Feast of St. Anthony
Church of the Assumption, Roselle Park
Thursday – Sunday
For the 23rd year, there will be four days of faith, family, friends and fun. Come by for games, rides, music, homemade food and raffles.

June 9

Chuck E. Cheese Summer Roadshow
Chuck E. Cheese, Union
The grand opening celebration for the new location includes a purple carpet premiere, special appearances from Chuck E. and friends, a live performance from Chuck E. Cheese and the band, and a meet-and-greet with Chuck E. after the show. The first 25 guests in line will receive one hour of play for free during the event, free cake and the chance to win prizes.

Improv/Acting Workshop
The New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation, Ringwood
If you’ve ever wanted to try acting, this is your opportunity. Adults from 18 to 95, even if this is your first time trying, can attend this workshop to learn basic improvisation, movement and acting exercises.

“Drift” Documentary Screening
Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury
Save Barnegat Bay will present a documentary film that tells the story of Barnegat Bay through the voices and eyes of people who cherish the bay as a natural, recreational and economic resource. The film allows you to “drift” through 50 years of complex issues through a series of short vignettes, using a variety of perspectives, viewpoints and experiences. A short Q&A discussion will follow the film.


June 9-11

Lebanese Festival
St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, Somerset
Better known as a Mahrajan, the festival is a great outdoor gathering of families, friends and neighbors for authentic Middle Eastern food, music, dance and culture. Traditional Lebanese foods and Middle Eastern pastries will be for sale. For entertainment, there will be live music featuring a different singer each day. There will also be dancing and folkloric performances along with raffles, prizes, souvenirs and games of chance.

Portugal Day Festival
Ironbound section of Newark
There will be family-friendly activities, cuisine, music and performances celebrating Portuguese culture both in Newark and abroad.

June 10

Toms River Pride Festival
Washington Street, Toms River
The Toms River Pride Committee and Exit 82 Theatre Company invite the community to the fifth annual LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Ally, Two Spirit, Plus) Pride Festival where you can have some food, shop from vendors, watch performances and shop. Reps from B98.5 radio will be on site.

Hunterdon County Community Day
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, Ringoes
Activities include Touch-a-Truck, food trucks, vendors, local organizations, inflatables, entertainment, three reptile shows and music.

Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell
Farmer Katelyn will demonstrate handling and milking the farm cow, Blizzard. Learn about cow breeds, milk and cream production, history and more. You can also help make cheese and butter before churning and tasting a batch of old-fashioned ice cream.

Juneteenth Festival
Papaianni Park, Edison
Get yourself into the history books by joining the longest Soul Train line! Join the NAACP MEAB Branch to celebrate Freedom Day with basketball games, a walk-a-thon, a parade, main stage live acts and a technology zone.

IABX Children’s Book Festival
Warinanco Sports Complex, Roselle
Independent Authors Book Experience will have a series of authors, illustrators, vendors and entertainment for reading lovers of all ages.

Celebrate Middlesex County
Roosevelt Park, Edison
Celebrate the greater Middlesex Community with free family fun, including touch-a-truck, arts and crafts, a fishing derby, live music, games and food vendors.


Community Day
Community Park, Robbinsville
There will be a Kids Play Zone, amusements, games, contests, trackless train, pony rides, rock climbing, a prize alley, a food court, laser tag and a chocolate eating contest. The music lineup is a DJ at 2 pm, Robbinsville High School Jazz Band at 3 pm, Performing Arts Group at 3:30 pm, 80s Band at 6 pm and The Best of the Eagles at 7 pm. Beer tent proceeds benefit Robbinsville Meals on Wheels.

Pride and Community Day
Bordentown City
The meet up for the march will be at 2 pm at the Riverline. There will be a mass wedding before the march at Old City Hall (where there will be tarot card readings later on). The Community Fun Area is back at Bordentown Home for Funerals: there will be face painting, arts and crafts, a  henna tattoo artist, a pet fashion contest, music and more. Fun times are planned all through town, including a Pride Party at HOB Taver with DJ Justintime, drink specials at Tindall Road Brewing Company and an event at Old Town Pub.

Hot Wheels Family Fun Day Car-nival
Calvary Plaza, Turnersville
You and the kiddos can play on more than 50 different Hot Wheels tracks and sets. There will be carnival games and a car show, Hot Wheels Collectors Room, Girl Zone and a 20-foot video gaming screen. Shop at the Pit Stop Gift Shop – but every kid will also get their own Hot Wheels car.

Montclair Pride 2023
There will be six hours of entertainment catered to the whole family, including more than 100 local vendors. There will be three stages throughout the day, plus a street dance party at night.

South Jersey History Fair 
Gabreil Daveis Tavern, Gloucester Twp.
Learn all about what local South Jersey history has to offer. There will be free antique appraisals, an introduction to genealogy, tours of the tavern and lots of exhibits.

Green Fair
Carlslake Community Center, Bordentown
There will be local food vendors, native plants, children’s activities, eco-friendly goods, live music and vendors.

Aberdeen Food Truck & Music Festival
Veterans Memorial Park, Keyport
Celebrate the first year of this fest with food, beer, music, a margarita and sangria garden, pony rides, a petting zoo, miniature golf, bounce house, slide, knockerball, bungee trampoline, face painting, sand art, vendors and a bungee trampoline.

Pride Fest in the Park
Huddy Park, Highlands
Pride Fest will include live music and entertainment, food vendors, specialty vendors and a wine and beer garden.

Kate Gorrie Butterfly House Season Opening
The Watershed Institute, Pennington
Watershed educators Alison Novobilsky and Vicky Allen will take you on the first tour of the season. Learn about the plants in the Buttterfly House and the lifecycle of butterflies. Play the Monarch Migration Game and try to catch butterflies around the retention pond with nets.

June 10-11

Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally
Mercer County Park, West Windsor
Celebrate your own heritage, or that of your friends and neighbors, as bands, dancers and food trucks represent different cultures from around the world. Music selections include bluegrass, Italian, Irish and Puerto Rican groups. Dancers will be performing traditional dances that are Polish, Bollywood, Chinese, African, Greek, Mexican and Korean. There will be dozens of different food trucks on site.

Strawberry Festival
Shoppes at Dragon Village, Bridgeton
Check out the craftsmen, artisans and food vendors that will be strawberry themed, along with 4-H-hosted crafts, a basket raffle and train and/or trolley rides.

June 11

Mile Long Street Fair, Montvale
Paragon Drive, Montvale
Paragon Drive will be turned into a giant street fair featuring over 150 quality exhibitors, a special arts & crafts section, a kids’ area, community section, two food courts and continuous live entertainment all day.

Hudson River Showcase
Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Hoboken’s inaugural car show takes place along the waterfront, so you can stroll along and check out all the vintage, classic and luxury autos while shopping and grabbing a bite to eat.

Crafts in the Park Show
Veterans Memorial Park, Westwood
There will be 125 exhibitors showcasing stained glass, pottery, garden decor, welcome signs, paintings, apparel, metal and resin art, charcuterie boards, jewelry, florals, birdhouses, turned bowls and pens, fiber, original writings, crochet dolls, dog treats, totes, ceramics, art, soaps, candles and more. Festival foods, homemade pretzels, pickles, Italian ice and kettle korn will be available.

June 14

Sip & Shop Summer Splash Vendor Fair
Garden State Distillery, Toms River
Shop, sip and mingle with your friends. There will be a lineup of local vendors offering their unique products, such as handmade crafts, artisanal foods, one-of-a-kind jewelry, home decor more. As you shop, order a specialty cocktail.

June 15-18

Tri-County Fair
Christ Church, Rockaway
Come out for heart-pounding rides such as the Polar Express or the Sky Hawk, classic rides like the Ferris Wheel, kiddie rides, games of chance, monster truck rides, pony rides, fun fair foods and much more. There will be family-friendly music, a fireworks show, an old time car show complete with ’50s music, monster truck rides, and the Extreme Illusions and Escapes of Josh Knotts.

June 17

Multi-Cultural Festival & Street Fair
Elmwood Park in Elmwood Park
There will be lots of exhibitors selling a selection of assorted items, a special arts & crafts section, live entertainment, kiddie rides and games, great festival foods and food trucks, and much more.

Juneteenth Jubilee
Hillside School Grounds, Montclair
A townwide celebration of freedom will include guest speakers, a vendors village, food trucks, face painters, pony rides and story corner for what is sure to be a day of community fellowship.

Sustainably Green Music & Arts Festival
Washington Borough
A full day of music, eco-friendly exhibitioners, artisan vendors, kids’ activities, shopping, dining and more is planned. Green initiatives that will be presented include electronics recycling, a clothing drive, a solar merry-go-round, paper shredding and electric vehicle display and information.

Barrels and Bites Food Truck & Wine Tasting Festival
Atlantic County Fairgrounds, Hamilton
This will be a day of fun, live music, food, craft vendors and wine tasting. Everyone can attend the food truck and craft fest for free, but only adults 21+ can go into the wine tasting building (and need a paid ticket).

Juneteenth Celebration
Neptune to Asbury Park
There will be a flag raising, muscle car procession, celebration and parade which will take place for the holiday, and also as part of the North to Shore Festival.

Rock and Roll Playhouse
Wellmont Arts Plaza, Montclair
To celebrate Father’s Day, bring your kids (especially those 10 and younger) to listen to music by Grateful Dead for Kids and Dean & Co. There will also be games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out.

Boys Forum
The Offices of Eric Broadway, Ewing
Teens ages 13-18 who live in Mercer County can attend these free workshops and panels by motivational speakers that will address community safety, computer safety and how to communicate with law enforcement officers.

Sankofa’s Juneteenth Festival of Morris County
Morristown Green and Pioneer Plaza, Morristown
Morristown Juneteenth Weekend brings together five non-profit organizations to create a three-day event. Freedom Day: The Juneteenth Festival of Morris County, takes place on June 17. The day includes live performances by The Kofi and Sankofa Drum & Dance Ensemble, local artists, and a tribute to famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who made a historic visit to Morristown in 1865.  Enjoy DJ sets, food, community resource tables, the Atlantic Health pavilion, and a main stage filled with live entertainment.

People of Pleasant Valley Tours
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell
On Juneteenth, join historical interpreters on a free wagon ride and tour of the circa-1790 farmhouse where Revolutionary War-era New Jerseyans lived and farmed the land that now makes up Mercer County’s Pleasant Valley National Rural Historic District. You’ll board a wagon to travel down the driveway, across Moore’s Creek, and through the woods before disembarking at the Captain Henry Phillips House. There you will meet historical interpreters who will be wearing period attire for a unique discussion of the history of the house and the people who lived in it before and after the 1804 passage of New Jersey’s Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.

Create in the Crest Arts Festival
Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest
For the second year, there will be local artists, entrepreneurs, musicians and other creators displaying, selling and teaching their art. Vendors include handmade arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, pottery, hand-painted floral designs, sea glass art, silk screening, wooden enamel art and more. Free classes will be available in a variety of art forms. The event will also feature live music.

Summer Music Series
Nassau Park Pavilion, Princeton
The first event of the Summer Music Series features Dan Kassel and the Darla Rich Quartet. There will be free art activities for both kids and adults.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Tour
Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown
Keith Muchowski is a librarian and professor, and has volunteered with the National Park Service for more than ten years. In this talk he tells the story of Hans von (H.V.) Kaltenborn and the tours he led on behalf of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in the 1910s and 1920s. Kaltenborn guided his “Eaglets” on annual trips across the continental United States, the territories of Alaska and Hawaii, South America, and Europe on adventures where they dedicated national parks, visited natural wonders, and raised awareness of the things to be seen across the country and around the world.

June 17-18

Asbury Park Bazaar
Convention Hall, Asbury Park
Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend at the Asbury Park Bazaar North 2 Shore Festival Pop Up featuring makers, music and art. North To Shore Music & Arts Festival will bring together multiple venues and events across Asbury Park including concerts, comedians, movies, entertainment, surprise guests, special pop ups, and more from June 14-18. Asbury Park Bazaar will feature shopping, food and libations, face painting for kids and vendors.

June 18

Father’s Day Hike & Craft
Plainsboro Preserve, Plainsboro
Spend time together outdoors as you join a free nature hike and craft with the important father figure in your life.

Father’s Day Family Woodland Hike
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
This will be an easy, child-friendly hike in the garden’s woodlands, where you’ll learn a bit about the plants and animals around you in a hike designed to fit the group.

Morristown NHP Archaeological Updates
Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown
Monmouth University Professor Richard Veit led several field schools comprised of Monmouth students and volunteers in excavations over the past few years. He will discuss his involvement in recent archaeological field work at the park focusing on the Fort Hill and Hand’s Brigade sections.


June 19-22

National Marbles Tournament
Ringer Stadium, Wildwood
More than 1,200 games of marbles will be played throughout the tournament, with the top eight shooters advancing to the semi-finals competition. The top two male and top two female players will compete in a Best of 15 series for the championship. The victorious male and female champions will be crowned the “King” and “Queen” of Marbles.

June 19-24

St. Gregory the Great Parish Family Carnival
St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Twp.
Come down for rides, games, activities, food, music and entertainment.

June 20

Stream Discovery
Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Teaneck
Go on a tour to check out who calls Teaneck Creek home. There will be hands-on exploration of the waters of Teaneck Creek.

June 21

Make Music Englewood
Englewood Public Library and Veterans Park, Englewood
As part of international Make Music Day, there will be free outdoor performances by Dan Sheehan’s The Seas Are Rising: Stories of a Climate in Crisis, Kurley Skeletons, Born 2 Blend, The Crescent Kings, Alexey Forest, Deux Chez, Metamorphic Winds, Kensemble, Maron/Theberge/Carter/Hawkins and more. There will be audience participation activities in the evening.

June 23

Summer Solstice Music Festival
Haddon Avenue, Haddon Township
This year’s event will feature food trucks, live entertainment, a beer garden and a kid zone – but the real focus is the performances by Ndichu, John Torres Band, HaZy Cosmic Jive, Brown Sugar and Random Acts of Soul.

MARY SCHWAB / Faerie Festival

June 24

Faerie Festival
The Historic Village of Allentown, Allentown
There will be a butterfly release, costume contest, pixie parade, treasure hunt, unicorn rides, a wishing tree and a Kids Faerie Terrarium Workshop.

Wheat Harvest & Wheat Weaving
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell
When last fall’s wheat crop is finally ready to harvest, farmers will need your help in the field to follow behind the horses and gather up sheaves of wheat bundled by the McCormick Reaper-Binder. Next you’ll assemble the sheaves into shocks for drying outside. In the barnyard there will also be a wheat weaving demonstration.

Family Nature Walk
Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Teaneck
Check out the newly restored park as you explore the mile-long trail, share stories about the creek’s history, discuss the park’s ecology and highlight the physical improvements to the park.

Bayshore Bazaar Summer Celebration
The Seafarer, Highlands
Get ready for a day full of activities and entertainment, including live music, food and libations, local vendors and more. You’ll have the chance to browse unique handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing and other items from talented local artists and artisans. Local Smoke BBQ will serve snacks and meals. Keep the kiddos busy with face painting, arts & crafts, a custom kids patch bar, and sensory play.

Live Art Festival
Fox Park, Wildwood
A group of emerging artists will be exhibiting and selling their handcrafted works of art, including paintings, decorative ceramics, novel jewelry, and more. There will be crafting demonstrations, hands-on family art activities, performing arts, standup comedy and a beer station. There will also be a variety of gourmet food vendors and specialty food trucks as well.

Linwood Fields Festival
Across from Pop’s Farm Market, Monroe
For the first time you will be able to pick your own veggies in addition to the u-cut flower field. During the kickoff to summer, there will be wine tasting, food trucks, craft vendors, a bounce house, a petting zoo, pet adoptions and more.

June 24-25

Spanish American War Weekend
Fort Mott State Park, Pennsville
The first guns at Fort Mott were installed right as the Spanish American War broke out. This weekend, walk through encampments of American and Puerto Rican soldiers and discover the history of this conflict. It’s a free, outdoor event that will educate and entertain your little ones.

June 25

Red, White & Blueberry Festival
Hammonton High School, Hammonton
You’ll have a “berry good” time in the “Blueberry Capital of the World.” Start the day at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. During the festival, there will be live music by Stealing Savanah, kiddie rides, the Cruisin’ Classics Car Show, deejay sets, a blueberry pie eating contest, arts and crafts, food vendors and “millions” of blueberries.

Feria de Sevilla
Parker Press Park, Woodbridge
An afternoon of costumes, food, music and dance performances will be presented on stage by Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre’s professional musicians and dancers. Watch the traditional Sevillanas throughout the park, clicking castanets, stomping their feet and twirling their dresses. They’ll stop to teach you some moves, too. There will be plenty of Spanish food, vendors, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, pony rides and more.

Earth Fair
Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Presenters and demonstrators will share the latest healthy and green practices. Visit Artisan Row, featuring upcycled and recycled goods and listen to live music in the Performance Tent and at the Beer Garden. Burlington County Recycling will bring the Spinning Trivia Prize Wheel to test your recycling knowledge. Pedal your way to a beverage with Wheelie Good Smoothies. Bring some healthy plants to share in the Plant Swap tent and take home something new, and drop off your recyclables and e-waste items. Get a good look at new electric vehicles including motorcycles and bicycles. You will also see special “glass rocks” that are made from recycled bottles and jars collected in Burlington County. Children’s activities include a rock-climbing wall, live animal presentations by Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and Burlington County 4-H groups, a Pop-up Nature Center and a recycled art-making activity and parade with Spiral Q Puppet Theater.

TERHUNE ORCHARDS / Firefly Festival

Firefly Festival
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Fireflies are an “electrifying” part of summer. This festival will celebrate nature with music by Lolly Hopwood, wing making, special barnyard fun, pony rides, wine sampling for adults, and more outdoor fun.

Birding for Beginners
Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Teaneck
Learn the basics of how to get started birding. You’ll learn about bird identification, field guides and optics. Birders of all levels and interests are welcome to attend.

Investigating Nature
Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Teaneck
Learn how to contribute to community science efforts using your phone. Sandy Wolkenberg will lead a hands-on workshop on how to document plants, birds and other nature beings who live at Teaneck Creek.

Hackettstown Street Fair
Main Street, Hackettstown
There will be artisans, vendors, live entertainment, food and more! Shop at the local businesses, too.

June 27 – July 1

St. Rose of Lima Church Carnival
St. Rose of Lima, Freehold Borough
The parking lot will be turned into festival grounds, offering kids’ rides, activities and lots of carnival food.

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