Looking for things to do in NJ this weekend with your family? Halloween is over, but there’s plenty of fun to be had at events like the Disney Junior Holiday Party! Tour in Englewood, featuring popular characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse singing holiday classics or opt for something more traditional like Hansel and Gretel in Hackettstown.
For more fun, check out our complete list of fairs and festivals. If you want to stay inside, take a look at our favorite indoor activities. Got a bunch of younger kids to entertain? We’ve got activities that cater just to them, plus free events for the whole fam. Check out our calendar for events near you, or browse things to do in NJ this weekend by county below. Don’t forget, this weekend is also Bank of America’s free museum days.
Friday (November 1)
All ages can head to Warren County Library dressed up as their favorite Frozen characters and sing along to songs from the movie. Then, they can craft their own crowns. Registration required.
Kidz Village Fang-Tastic Halloween Party
Jersey City, Kenilworth, Woodbridge
Head down to the Kidz Village in Kenilworth with your kids ages 2-10 for arcade games, the village cinema, pizza, cake and more.
Zombie Zumba Benefit Bash
Stop by the Madison Community House Gym for one hour of zombie-themed zumba, then stick around for a trunk of treats. All are welcome to come in costume for a chance to win prizes.
PA Bacon Fest
Bacon and food lovers can browse a variety of bacon offerings like mac n’ cheese and maple bacon cupcakes, plus more than 150 vendors.
Saturday (November 2)
16th Touch-A-Truck Day
Kids can check out more than 40 vehicles ranging from ambulances and dump trucks to military Jeeps and fire trucks at Deer Path Park.
Tice’s Corner Fall Harvest Fest 2019
Stop by for trick-or-treating, hops at the bounce house, a balloon artist and other festive fall activities at Tice’s Corner Marketplace.
Behind the Scenes Tour
Point Pleasant Beach
If your 5-and-uppers love the aquarium, gift them a behind-the-scenes trip and tour of Jenkinson’s Aquarium. Registration required.
Art for Families: It’s All in the Details
Stop by the Princeton University Art Museum for an activity in the gallery followed by a related art project. Learn how to craft your own garment to take home.
The Sky Above
This sensory-friendly light show at the RVCC Planetarium features videos of planets, moons and constellations plus laser lights to add to the learning experience.
St. Theresa Food Truck Festival
Head to St. Theresa for food trucks and vendors, a professional magician, kids’ zone with an inflatable obstacle course and more.
Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Your lil’ Magic Tree House fans can join Jack and Annie on a space odyssey as they learn about the Sun, Moon, planets and space travel at RVCC’s Planetarium.
Farms Afield: Mount Tabor
Go on a historic tour of Mount Tabor at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms and learn the history of the camp. Walk through Trinity Park and visit the Richardson Cottage House museum.
Disney Junior Holiday Tour
Come for an interactive show featuring characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Vampirina and more performing live holiday classics like “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells.”
DIY Sugar Skull Masks
Ages 4-8 can celebrate the Day of the Dead by decorating their own sugar skull masks using sharpie and sequins at the Warren County Library. Registration required.
The Doo Wop Project
The William Paterson University Performing and Visual Arts school will cover some of the greatest American pop and rock songs from Broadway hits like Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale and more.
Sunday (November 3)
NJ Ballet: Hansel and Gretel
Spend some time at Lackland Performing Arts Center for a story about a brother and sister who find themselves trapped in a gingerbread house with a hungry witch.
Paramus Food Truck Festival
Bring your chairs and blankets to the Garden State Plaza for bites from more than 20 food trucks. Sample beer, sangria and spirits while the kids try different activities and listen to live musical performances.
$5/admission, free admission/ages 10 and under
Arts and Crafts Festival
Michael’s Miracles is hosting a fundraising event featuring vendors, crafts, food and classes to take throughout the day. Registration required.
Mommy & Me Upcycled Sensory Board Workshop
Kids can explore the sensory board, a hands-on activity that helps babies and toddlers learn about different objects while developing their motor and cognitive skills at the Eclectic Chic Boutique.
Linden’s 67th Halloween Parade
Come to Linden Park for marching bands, floats, dance groups and special appearances from Mrs. Claus and Santa.
Ages 2-8 can climb aboard the dinosaur train and head back to the Mesozoic period, where your tot can check out steam engines, excavate fossils, learn about dino diets and chill in a dinosaur nest.
Included with museum admission
Angry Birds Universe Exhibit
Throughout the month of November, take your little ones to see a live exhibit where they can shoot at life-sized Angry Birds with massive slingshots at the Liberty Science Center.
Many Inspired Steps
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by visiting this exhibition to learn how Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon at the NJ State Museum.
This four-week session beginning this weekend will teach your lil’ ones ages 5-8 about nature by hiking and observing and interacting with live animals. Weekly on Saturdays.
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