With great June weather comes some awesome family-friendly activities for you and your crew to enjoy. This weekend, head out for some strawberry picking or fresh lavender before the season ends. Kids will love going out to the air show or to see Flip Circus. You can also check out the many themed festivals happening across the state. It’s uplifting fun that will make for an unforgettable weekend!
Greenwood Lake Air Show
Friday – Sunday
Look up to the sky for this family fun activity. There’s a full weekend schedule of aerobatics, maneuvers and stunts taking place amongst the clouds.
Saint Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, Somerset
Friday – Sunday
Experience Lebanese music and dance, food and pastries, a hookah bar, games and crafts plus raffles and prizes.
Friday – Monday
Menlo Park Mall, Edison
This event celebrates the great American circus tradition with world-class clowns, acrobats, jugglers and daredevils displaying their talents, and no audience member is more than 50 feet from the ring.
Feast Day of Saint Anthony
Thursday – Sunday
Church of the Assumption, Roselle Park
Rides, games of chance, live entertainment all supplement an abundance of Italian and American food. There will be a St. Anthony procession. Plus, nightly and super 50/50 raffles.
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Friday – Sunday
Kelsey Theatre, West Windsor
Proteus only has eyes for Julia, but one look at Silvia changes everything. Now he’s smitten with his best friend’s lover, but Julia has no intention of going away. Events spin out of control as romantic rivals face off in this comic tale.
Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
Friday – Sunday
This year’s Princeton Festival will include three staged operas, chamber music, orchestral and pops concerts, plus cabaret and jazz nights. Opening Night is June 10 with “Seven Deadly Sins.” Opera “Scalia/Ginsburg” and “The Impresario” will be presented Saturday and Sunday.
Salem County Fairgrounds, Woodston
Saturday – Sunday
Want more free things like this to do this month? Check out our list!
I Love 2 Read Book & Literary Festival
Rahway River Park, Rahway
Foster a child’s love for reading with book signings, readings, improv performances, storytelling, spoken word and even free books. The festival continues on Fridays through June 24, from 4-7 p.m.
Sloan Park Festival
Come down to Sloan Park for a day of family fun, local vendors, food and live music by ShamRock School of Music.
Bloomfield Food Truck & Music Festival
St. Thomas the Apostle, Bloomfield
There will be food trucks, live music, a beer/sangria/margarita garden, face painting, hatchet throwing, a petting zoo, sand art, vendors, raffles and more for kids and adults alike to enjoy.
There are still many celebrations of Pride this month!
10th annual Mercer County Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds, West Windsor
Enjoy traditional dance and musical performances, heritage artisans, demonstrations, international food trucks, a beer garden and children’s activities. Free admission and free parking.
Hunterdon County Community Day
County Fairgrounds, Ringoes
The whole family will love the petting zoo, pony rides, reptile show, music, food, games and vendors.
Rose Day Festival
Colonial Gardens, Somerset
The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden displays thousands of roses, with both modern and historic significance. Visitors are encouraged to stroll through the gardens, enjoy music, meet local artisans and indulge in some great food.
Golden Twenties Lawn Party
Alice Appleby DeVoe Library, East Brunswick
Put on your dancing shoes and join the East Brunswick Arts Coalition, Museum and Historical Society for an afternoon of food, drinks, music and fun. Enjoy live jazz and dancing flappers in signature 1920s style.
First Presbyterian Church, Cranbury
Treat yourself to cake, ice cream, fresh crushed strawberries and live music.
Community Park, Robbinsville
Enjoy fun for the whole family: kids play zone, amusements, games, contests, trackless train, pony rides, rock climbing wall, food court, chocolate eating contest, live music and laser tag.
Pet Palooza & Food Truck Festival
Mennen Arena Field, Morristown
This event supports the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter with food vendors, live music, craft beer and wine, a bounce house, face painting, henna tattoos, remote control cars, air soft target shoot – and, of course, pet adoptions.
Celebrate Middlesex County
Roosevelt Park, Edison
The annual celebration highlights all the county has offer, with fun offerings for the whole family: local food vendors, live music, games and activities, touch-a-truck, roller skating, arts and crafts, historical reenactors, and much more.
Historic Allaire Village, Wall Township
Come out and shop at one of the best flea markets in the state.
Virtual Visit with Author Dan Gutman
North Brunswick Public Library
Dan will discuss how he writes books and how kids can write a story on their own, and then he will read a chapter from his new book “My Weird School” before it’s published!
Colors of Ukraine Dance Performance
Bell Works, Holmdel
Support Ukraine by attending this eclectic dance performance.
Freehold Fire Department’s 150th Anniversary Celebration
Freehold Racetrack, Freehold
April marked 150 years of service by the Freehold Fire Department. Mark this momentous occasion with music by The Phil Engel Band and the Eddie Testa Band, food and beverages, a money wheel, a gift auction and more!
Butterfly House Opening
Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, Pennington
Join Watershed Educators on a butterfly tour during the seasonal opening of the butterfly house. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies and the plants they eat. Play the Monarch Migration Game and try to catch butterflies with nets.
Ride for the River
Rollin’ Fast Cycle Sports, Lebanon
Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is holding its 19th Annual Ride for the River – a 60-mile Motorcycle Poker Run Ride that takes in portions of the 470-square-mile headwaters region.
Old-Time Baseball Game
Howell Living History Farm, Lambertville
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 invite visitors of all ages to step up to the plate as “Striker” and face off against the “Thrower.”
Mill Hill Garden Tour
Historic Mill Hill Neighborhood, Trenton
Residents will open their unique gardens to visitors, garden lovers and architecture buffs. Look behind the facades to see the private sanctuaries and public spaces of the neighborhood, including several gardens that are new this year!
Airport Open House
Old Bridge Airport 3N6, Old Bridge
The Old Bridge Flight School welcomes the whole family to the airport for free airplane rides, food trucks and ice cream.
Hoboken Ice Cream Eating Contest
1333 Main St., Hoboken
Join in the Mile Square Meltdown, Hoboken’s first-ever ice cream festival. The contest and festival are welcome to all; some times are reserved for kids or family members seeking to compete together. Reserve a time slot in advance.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Brunch
Mathis House, Toms River
Gather the ladies and dress in black dresses, hats and gloves for a glamorous brunch. Spend time sipping tea, enjoying gourmet food, live piano and violin music.
Sundaes on the Veranda
Trenton City Museum, Trenton
Families can build their own sundaes in an artisan-made bowl.
Hopewell Valley Arts Council Color Fun Run & Walk
Woolsey Park, Titusville
Individuals, teams and families can walk, run or anything in between. Watch whatever you wear turn into a technicolor masterpiece as you pass through color stations along the route and volunteers shower participants with food-grade dyed cornstarch. The run will end with a fun dance celebration and one last group color blast.
Missed National Chocolate Ice Cream Day? It’s not too late to celebrate this weekend!
Broadway at Westfield Garden State Plaza
Westfield Garden State Plaza is hosting a free 15-week series every Saturday through June 25 that features performances from hit Broadway shows for children in partnership with Bergen Performing Arts Center. Come out and see memorable scenes and songs from your favorite Broadway shows and modern movies — this weekend it’s “Spongebob.”
Sunset Sips & Sounds
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Fridays (now through September 9)
Meet in this historic apple orchard for Terhune wine, music, light bites and friend-filled evenings every Friday night at Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery. It’s a great way to unwind after the week, meet friends, bring your family and enjoy the sunset on the farm.
Winery Weekend Music Series
Terhune Orchards., Princeton
Saturday – Sunday
Grab a glass of one of Terhune’s award-winning wines, sit back, relax and enjoy live music from local artists each week. Styles range from Jazz and Blues to Folk and Rock. Music is from 1 pm-4 pm.
Sunday Farmers Market
Garden State Plaza, Westfield; in the parking lot between Macy’s and Route 17
Sundays (now through Nov. 20)
Garden State Plaza is the site of weekly Sunday farmers markets. Expect food vendors, food trucks, music, activities for kids and a car show from 9 am-2pm.
Father’s Day is June 21! Have you made your plans yet?