July has just begun but the fun continues on. There are a variety of events sure to be on your list of things to do for the whole family. From crab racing to ice cream tasting to balloons launching, it will be a full summer of fun with these fairs and festivals across New Jersey.
Morris County 4-H Fair
July 15 – 19
Chubb Park, Routes 24 and 206
Artwork, animals, food, live entertainment, rides, animal shows, car cruise, tricky tray, and fireworks
Crabulous Crab Day
July 17, 9:30 – 3 PM
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor
Join The Wetlands Institute for a day filled with Crabulous fun and see just how much you can learn about crabs! Crab Races and Games, Crabbing Tips and Tricks, Crab Cake Cook-off and Cooking Lessons, Crab Teaching Tank, Crabbing Tournament, and even Crab Photo and Video Scavenger Hunt
New Jersey State Ice Cream Festival
Washington St, Toms River
Taste ice cream from local vendors
Wooden Boat Festival
July 18 9 AM – 5 PM
Huddy Park, Corner of Water & Main Sts, Toms River
Antique & Classic Wooden Boats, Vendors, Pirates & Pirate shows, Kids – come build and sail wooden boats, Maritime Artists & Crafts; free admission
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Arts & Crafts and Street Fair
July 18; 10 – 4 PM
First Ave between Center & Highland Avenues
Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival
July 18, Noon - 8pm, free!
1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park (across from Convention Hall & The Boardwalk)
Music all day on the Main Stage - Featuring a Beer & Garden, Arts, Crafts, Food, Beach nearby and Free Music!
11th Annual Celtic Festival at Historic Cold Spring Village
July 18 – 19
720 Route 9, Cape May
Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment-music, dancing, crafts, beer pavilion and more!
Monmouth County Fair
July 22 – 26
East Freehold Park Show grounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold
Fireworks, 4-H events, animal shows and exhibits, rides and amusements, stage entertainment, and home and garden competitions
Quick Check Balloon Festival
July 24 - 25
Held annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, the festival truly has something for everyone! From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do.
Railroad Days at Historic Cold Spring Village
July 25 – 26
720 Route 9, Cape May
The Village is lined with model railroads, garden displays, vendors and more–discover all things locomotive!
Manasquan Fireman’s Fair
July 28 – Aug 1
S Potter Ave, Manasquan
Rides, games, and nightly entertainment
Huddy Park, Atlantic Highlands
July 30 - August 2
Fresh seafood, land-lubber menu, live entertainment, contests, specialty vendors, crafters, games, children's activities.