A Day Out With Thomas Train Ride
Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Phillipsburg
All weekend, various times
All aboard! This weekend, fans of Thomas the Tank Engine will have the opportunity to take a ride on a historic passenger train that looks just like the beloved storybook character. On the train, guests will also enjoy live entertainment from ventriloquist Scott Wagstaff and his Zany Animals. For added fun, get a combo ticket and head to the Ole’ Susquehanna Mine where guests can go gemstone panning and learn all about mining. Head to their website to book your trip and for more information.
New Jersey State Fair
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta
Friday & Saturday, 10 AM – 10 PM
Head to the New Jersey State Fair for great food and exciting live entertainment. Go over to the 4-H building for live demonstrations or go to the performing arts tent and see the RJ Variety Entertainment & Magic Show. This fair is so jam-packed with activities to do and shows to see that you can’t fit it all in one day. Check out their website for the full event schedule.
Greenwood Lake Air Show
Greenwood Lake Airport, West Milford
All weekend, various times
This exciting air show will feature military planes performing incredible aerobatic stunts. The famous Night Show will include spectacular pyrotechnics and lights that are sure to amaze. On the ground there will be interactive exhibits, a car show and a wide variety of food vendors. Check out their website for the schedule and to purchase tickets.
Harlem Globetrotters Show
Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood
Friday & Saturday, 7 PM – 9:30 PM
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Wildwoods Convention Center this weekend! Come see the Globetrotters play basketball with their signature silly on-court antics and stunts! Head on over to their website to purchase tickets for this unforgettable show.
The Verdict Concert in the Park
Community Park, North Brunswick
Friday, 6 PM
Put on your dancing shoes and head over to Community Park for a free performance from the reggae soca band The Verdict. Also enjoy some Hawaiian entertainment and a bite to eat from Mrs. Fu’s Yummy Food Truck.
La Festa Italiana
Sixth Street, Jersey City
All weekend, 5 PM – 11 PM
Jersey City’s largest Italian American street festival is back again! Come celebrate Italian American culture with food from an assortment of local restaurants, live entertainment and children’s activities. Head to their website for more information.
Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival
Monmouth Park, Oceanport
Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM
The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival is back again with over 20 fabulous food trucks, live horse racing and much more. Both admission and parking for this event is free!
Rancocas Woods Events and Shops, Mount Laurel
Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Got plants? Head to Rancocas Woods Events and Shops for a free community plant exchange, shopping, live music and food truck vendors. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
Vets Summer Fest
Vasa Park, Budd Lake
Saturday, 11 AM
The annual Vets Summer Fest is happening this Saturday at Vasa Park. This is a free-will donation event that benefits homeless veterans in New Jersey and will have live music, a bike run, a kids zone and lots of craft vendors to enjoy.
New Brunswick Heart Festival
Monument Square, New Brunswick
Saturday, 4 PM – 9 PM
Head to Monument Square for the annual New Brunswick Heart Festival! Come enjoy live performances, yoga, Japanese ink drawing and so much more. If you can’t make it in person the event will be live streamed on YouTube.
Laurence Harbor Beachfront, Laurence Harbor
Saturday, 2 PM – 10 PM
This free event has it all from food trucks and carnival games to a magic show and hot air balloon rides! Stick around for a fireworks show at the end of the night to top off this day of fun.
Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival
Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May
Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Grab the family and head on over to the Emlen Physick Estate for some crabs, family-friendly entertainment, live music, vendors and craft beers. Admission to this event is free and well-behaved pets are allowed.
Mr. Allaire’s Birthday & Guild Day
The Historic Village at Allaire, Wall Township
Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM
Celebrate The Historic Village at Allaire’s founder James P. Allaire’s birthday with a tour of the village, historic demonstrations and fun activities for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite and children under 4 attend free.
NJ Cornhole and Food Truck Festival
Mennen Area Field, Morristown
Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Come have some classic summer fun at the NJ Cornhole and Food Truck Festival. Enjoy some live entertainment, grab a bite to eat from some of the many food trucks that will be there and play cornhole for a chance to win some awesome prizes.
WWII Victory Day Abord the Battleship
Battleship New Jersey, Camden
Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM
This annual event will take place on Saturday and have WWII artifacts, 40s music and re-enactors on hand to commemorate this historic day. Tickets required.
Around the World Food & Drink Festival
Villari’s Lakeside Restaurant, Sicklerville
Sunday, 12 -5 PM
The restaurant will have craft vendors and food trucks to celebrate global cuisine.
Somerset Patriots Game-Kids Run The Bases
TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater
Sunday, 5:05 PM
The Somerset Patriots are facing off the Portland Seadogs this Sunday and after the game, kids and their families can head to the field and run the bases themselves! Check out their website for more information and to purchase tickets.