What's Happening June 2024

The start of summer ushers in endless sunshine, blue skies, laughter, excitement and fun. Families and kids of all ages can visit many New Jersey area festivals, fairs, special events and activities. Check NJ Kids website for more ideas. Meanwhile, here is a look at what's coming up:

The NJ Renaissance Faire

Sat & Sun, June 8-9, 2024. Visit the most interactive Faire in all the lands. The NJ Renaissance Faire is a one of a kind experience with talented villagers dressed in period costumes. Sword fighters, dancers, musicians, comedians, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, fire breathers, sword swallowers and more! $ Admission. Burlington County Fairgrounds, 1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd, Columbus, NJ.

State Fair Meadowlands 2024

June 20 - July 7, 2024, Open weeknights and weekends. Hours vary. The State Fair Meadowlands is back and better than ever. Plenty of things for kids to see and do so bring the whole family! Don't miss Racing Pigs, Cycle Circus, Magic of Lance Gifford & Co., The Batcopter and more! Over 100 kiddie and thrilling rides, shows, attractions, and music entertainment. You won’t go hungry with over 50 food vendors. Tickets available online. 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ, 201.355.5911.

Rose Day Festival at Colonial Parks Garden

Sat, June 8, 2024, 11AM-5PM. FREE Admission, donations appreciated. Celebrate summer and check out the Rose Day Festival in bloom. Stroll through Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden to view the roses. Live music, entertainment, craft vendors, food and more! 156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ.

10th Annual Bayonne Hometown Fair

Sat & Sun, June 8-9, 2024. The Bayonne Hometown Fair features food, games, rides, local vendors, and live musical entertainment! Broadway @ 21st-26th Streets in Bayonne, NJ.

LEAD Fest Carnival at Westfield Garden State Plaza

Through Sunday, June 9, 2024. Head to Bergen County for carnival rides, games, kids activities and more! Buy tickets online.

Westfield Street Fair & Craft Show

Sat, June 8, 2024, 11AM-5PM. Downtown Westfield comes alive with artists, crafters, food vendors, children's activities, rides, entertainment, live music and more! 221 South Ave W. Westfield, NJ.

Montvale Mile Long Street Fair 2024

Sun, June 9, 2024, 10AM-5PM. Giant Montvale Street Fair with 150 vendors, arts & crafts, special Kids Traveling Shindig, live entertainment, community section, and food courts. 1 Paragon Dr., Montvale, NJ.

Tri-County Fair

June 13-16, 2024, Hours vary. FREE Admission. Parking $5. Morris County's Tri-County Fair has exciting carnival attractions, rides, Ferris Wheel, carnival games, pony rides, live music with local talent, street fair food, and spectacular fireworks. Classic car show, Monster Truck rides, and “Extreme Illusions & Escapes of Josh Knotts”. $ for rides. 140 Green Pond Rd, Rockaway, NJ.

Multi-Cultural Street Fair Elmwood Park

June 15, 2024, hosted by the Elmwood Park Recreation Department and will be held on Market Street and the Recreation Field from 11 am-5 pm, rain or shine. The street will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event and will be transformed into a giant block party. If you like shopping outdoors then this is the place to be. We have quality exhibitors selling a selection of assorted items, a special arts & crafts section, live entertainment, kiddie rides & games, great festival foods & food trucks, and so much more. Local organizations are welcome to join this community event.

Meadowlands BBQ Extravaganza

June 15, 2024, enjoy a great BBQ at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment – Admission is FREE! Chow down on some delicious BBQ from the best food trucks & restaurants in the area – The event is from 5- 11 pm. Live racing begins at 6:20 pm

Free Entrance Day National Parks

Wed, June 19, 2024. FREE Admission to all National Parks run by the National Park Service. This day marks Juneteenth National Independence Day.

Barefoot Country Music Fest

Sat, June 20-23, 2024, Brought to you by the producers of Carolina Country Music Fest, the Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF), is poised to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest and its coming once again to Wildwood. This 4-day event will host over 40 of country music’s biggest stars and up-and-comers on 5 stages occupying a 27-acre playground right on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood between the famous Morey’s Piers. BarefootCountryMusicFest.com

Summer Solstice Music Festival Haddon Twp

Sat, June 21, 2024, Celebrate the start of summer with the return of Haddon Township’s 7th Annual Summer Solstice Music Festival on June 21. This highly anticipated summer festival will take place along Haddon Avenue, between Strawbridge and Cooper Street. FREE and open to the public. The festival will kick off the start of summer with live music from a variety of popular performers including Ndichu, John Torres Band, HaZy Cosmic Jive, Brown Sugar, and Random Acts of Soul. The festival will also feature a variety of local and regional vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, a beer garden, kid zone and so much more. LINK

Giralda Music & Arts Festival

Sat, June 22, 2024, Gates open 3PM, Pre-Show performance starts 4pm, Concert begins 6pm. Featuring a performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Relax on the lush grounds of the Giralda Farms Corporate Park. $ ticket admission. Free for kids under 4. Route 124 & Dodge Drive in Madison, NJ, morrisarts.org

LEAD Fest State Fair at Mercer County Park

June 28 - July 7, 2024, Hours vary. Fun for the whole family at a L.E.A.D. state fair event. Enjoy food, rides, games and more!

For more festivals and events, check out NJ Kids Calendar.