The school year’s winding down. Between graduation parties and Father’s Day, squeeze in a whole bunch of fun with the family. We’ve found some awesome free stuff to do and the best fairs and festivals happening this June.
Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5
Agora Greek Festival
615 Mercer St., Cherry Hill
Since 1974 the Agora Greek Festival signature event kicks off with all-day festivals of food, wine, music, dance and song. The weekend-long festival is an annual initiative of the St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill.
38th Annual Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Egg Harbor Twp.
7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Twp.
Join for all your Greek food favorites, homemade pastries, ethnic Greek dance performances, fireworks Thursday and Sunday night, amusement rides and free parking.
Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5
Taste of Greece Festival
353 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
This three-day event will feature performances by a dance troupe, cathedral tours and live music that’s sure to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Saturday, June 4
Head to Station Park and go crazy at Kid’s Country, where the little ones can jump on inflatables, play games and other amusements, while you check out wares from more than 125 vendors, live entertainment and snack at the food plaza.
Kids Fishing Derby
500 Pemberton Brown Mills Rd., Pemberton
The fishing derby features a free lunch and a casting contest for kids. Don’t miss the awards and goodie bags.
233 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield
On Saturday, the British will invade Haddonfield and be challenged by Continental troops, just as they did 244 years ago, in June 1778. The day’s events include many other activities such as a Yelling Contest, Colonial Dancing, Pillory Prisoners and Character reenactors.
West Cape May Strawberry Festival
Backyard Park, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
Sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association, the Strawberry Festival has become an eagerly anticipated event each spring. The festival will be held in the Borough’s Backyard Park, behind the WCM Volunteer Firehouse.
44th Annual Hungarian Festival
Somerset Street from Bethany to Division Streets, New Brunswick
Enjoy fine Hungarian cuisine, listen to Hungarian folk songs and watch and learn Hungarian folk dances.
Point Pleasant Summerfest 2022
Point Pleasant Community Park, Point Pleasant
The 32nd annual festival will feature live music, food trucks, market and craft vendors plus inflatables for the kids. This is a free community event that is fun for the whole family.
West Orange Annual Street Fair
Come check out over 100 crafters and food vendors at this fun fair. See Crunchie The T-Rex and get free admission to the Edison Museum.
Touch- A- Truck
Mountainview Park, Hillsborough Twp.
This is an interactive, hands-on event hosted by the Middlesex Public Library and Middlesex Dept. of Public Works. Kids can hop behind the wheel and learn about dump trucks, garbage trucks, skid steers, loaders and more.
Jersey City Night Market
179 Montgomery St., Jersey City
The newest addition to the JC foodie scene is a hyper local, evening market that’s hosted at City Hall. Join to celebrate small business and all that’s chill about Jersey City! Eat delicious and international bites, shop from artists and artisans and vibe to some music.
Garwood Rocks 2022
Center St., Garwood
The 8th Annual Garwood Rocks! Car Show & Street Fair will take place on Sunday in downtown Garwood with a live music stage, food trucks, vendors and more.
Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair
On Sunday, the Boulevard from Raymond Street to Kipp Ave will once again be filled with thousands of families and friends from Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge and the surrounding communities. Enjoy concerts, live demonstrations and children’s activities.
Englewood Caribbean Festival
8 Depot Sq., Englewood
Join for a live DJ, free bounce house and petting zoo, and many more surprises. There will be food, merchants and vendors as well as games and music for all.
Somerville Street Fair & Craft Show
Come out for live music, a DJ, dancing, delicious foods, performances and more. There will be plenty of fun for the kids too, from rides to games.
NJs 30th Annual Statewide LGBTQ Pride Festival
Town Hall, Asbury Park
Enjoy the fabulous pride parade, headline performers, great food, arts and crafts, exhibits and community information, activities for the entire family and the best in entertainment. The festival features 150 artisans, crafters, and organizations and a diverse food court.
Vintage Baseball Game
Watch the Flemington Neshanock and the Elizabeth Resolutes compete in bare-handed baseball at Howell Living History Farm. They’ll even play in vintage uniforms from the 19th century.
June 15, 22 & 29
Movies Under the Stars
Join for outdoor movie screenings, bring a blanket or a low-back chair. Movies start at 9pm and include Jumanji: The Next Level (6/15), Alladin (6/22) and Spider Man: No Way Home (6/29).
Flag Day Country Music Festival
Head for the Somerset County Courthouse for a live country music concert, featuring modern country hits in addition to activities for the kids. They can channel their inner Sherlock at the scavenger hunt, check out military and rescue vehicles, historic reenactments and flag ceremonies, win prizes and more.
Free Friday at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Enjoy the history and magic of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York for free on select Fridays through September. On June 24, visitors can explore the museum and watch E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on a huge inflatable screen on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier.
Friday June 24 – Saturday June 25
Stop by the food trucks, play boardwalk games and spend some time at Q&A panels, at the surf clinic, youth rally and checking out vendors’ booths (hosted by Bridge Christian Radio). Later on, there’ll be a concert.
Free admission, fee for Friday night concert
Holi Color Festival
This traditional Indian holiday celebrates good triumphing over evil with an outdoor color throwing festival (colors are available for purchase). There’ll also be a Bollywood and fusion music DJ, dance workshop and Indian cuisine.