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L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival
Monmouth Mall, Eatontown
Friday, 5 pm – 11 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm – 11 pm
L.E.A.D., a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting youth from drugs and violence, is hosting a carnival in Eatontown through June 13. Come enjoy rides, games, and food. Visit the website for ticket information and alternate carnival locations.

Friday Night Concert
Friday, 6:30 pm
Pyanoe Plaza, Belmar
Belmar’s Friday Night Concert Series continues this week with live entertainment by 40 Winxx. The event is weather-permitting, so check Facebook for updates.

Family Fun Day – Touch a Truck Event
Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm, *Rain date: Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm
Central Jersey Regional Airport, Hillsborough
If your little ones are into cars and trucks, they will go wild for this event which features fire trucks, dump trucks, construction trucks, tractors, and an ambulance. The whole family can also enjoy hay rides, live music, t-shirt dying, food, vendors, and more. Admission is free.

Dog Days of Summer at Morey’s Piers
Saturday, 3 pm – 6 pm
PigDog Beach Bar, Wildwood
Did you know that June 6 -12 is Pet Appreciation Week? Celebrate with Beacon Animal Rescue at the Dog Days of Summer Event. Come to grab some food and drinks at the family-and-dog-friendly barefoot beach bar, meet adoptable dogs, and participate in raffles and giveaways.

Dragons Love Tacos 
Saturday and Sunday, times vary
Collingswood Community Theatre
Get back to live shows with this cute show about dragons who love… tacos! The performances will be outdoors at The Scottish Rite in Collingswood. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Pride in the Park
Saturday, 1 pm – 4 pm
Riverside Gardens Park, Red Bank
This annual pride celebration is a free, fun-filled event for the whole family to enjoy. There will be a DJ, kid’s activities, vendors and more.

Boonton Rainbow Pride
Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm
Town Hall; Grace Lord Park, Boonton Township
Join the celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community at Boonton’s Inaugural Rainbow Pride event this Saturday. Kicked off by a presentation from the Mayor at town hall, this event will include an interactive art exhibit, music, and speakers. Restaurants and shops on Main Street will also be offering a “Pride Plate Special” during lunchtime.

SoHa Pride Fest
Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm
SoHa Arts Building, Haddon Township
This pride fest will be filled with art, music crafts and more, including a drag queen story hour, live music from John Torres Band & the Valkyrians, food trucks and more.

Looking for more PRIDE events this month? We’ve got you covered.

Bordentown Green Fair
Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm
Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City
This Saturday is the 12th annual Bordentown Green Fair. Enjoy food, live music, eco-friendly goods, art, native plants, and more. There will also be children’s activities, so bring the whole family. The event is free and it will happen rain or shine.

Woodbridge Food Truck and Music Bash
Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm
St John Vianney Parking Lot, Colonia
Head to this benefit for the St John Vianney Parish & School to enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks, a beer/margarita/sangria garden, vendors, and tons of fun activities for the kids! Parking is free, and tickets are $5 or free for children under 5. Attendees are also asked to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed good to support the food pantry.

Pet Palooza – Pet Adoption and Food Truck Festival
Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm
Mennen Area Field, Morristown
The Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is working together with the Atlantic Health System to find forever homes for dogs and cats. This event will include more than 15 food vendors, live music, and games and activities for all ages. There will also be a doggie agility course and a pet fashion show. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for kids at the door, or $6 for adults and $4 for kids if purchased in advance. Children under 3 get in for free.

Reptile Highlight Walk
Saturday, 10 am
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site, Bayville
This walk takes participants of all ages through trails to see and learn about snake and turtle habitats. The event is free, but online registration is required. The walk will be held weather-permitting (it is cancelled if there is heavy rain or thunder).

Daddy & Me Superhero Day
Sunday, 1 pm – 3 pm
Liberty Hall Museum, Union
Kids and their dads will love dressing up in their favorite superhero costumes for this fun day at the Liberty Hall Museum. Participants will make crafts, try activities to test their superhuman powers, and even meet a superhero. The event costs $30 for a one adult and one child combo, and should be purchased online in advance. It is recommended for kids ages 5 -10.

Food Truck Festival
Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm
Paramus Park Mall (Old Navy Lot), Paramus
If you want to spice up mealtime on Sunday, head over to the Paramus Food Truck Festival. Gourmet food trucks and a beer/sangria/margarita garden are sure to satisfy your taste buds, and pony rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, and other fun activities are sure to entertain the kids. Admission is $5 or free for children under 5. All attendees are also asked to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed good to support the Paramus Food Pantry.

AnimeNEXT: Almost Home
Online Event
Friday – Sunday, various times
If you love anime, you need to check out AnimeNEXT’s virtual anime convention. There will be giveaways, classes, performances, and more. Live Streams are free, or you can purchase Video-On-Demand on the website to watch again later.

 

 

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