Outdoor Fun Festivals in NJ June 2022 

The start of summer ushers in rays of sunshine, blue skies, sounds & 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:

NJDEP Free Fishing Day

Saturday, June 4, 2022. FREE Fishing Days in New Jersey offers your family the opportunity to fish without a license. For beginners, experts and everyone in between. Don’t miss this great opportunity to "get hooked" on a great sport! Freshwater fishing can be so much fun for kids of all ages. Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs Youth Fishing Challenge on 6/5 will give have prizes and giveaways.

8th Annual Bayonne Hometown Fair

Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5, 2022. Bayonne Fair features food, games, rides, local vendors, and live musical entertainment! Broadway @ 21st-25th Streets in Bayonne.

Garwood Rocks

Sunday, June 5, 2022, 11AM-6PM. Great community event showcasing cars, music, entertainment, shopping, crafts, and a KidsZone. Downtown Garwood at Center Street. Read more at gwaccnj.com

Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair 2022

Sunday, June 5, 2022, 10AM-5PM. Bring the whole family and take part in a giant town block party in Hasbrouck Heights. Live concert music, kids entertainment, rides, crafters, street performers, face painting, petting zoo, food and more! Boulevard from Raymond Street to Kipp Ave in Hasbrouck Heights.

Go the Distance for Autism

Sunday, June 5, 2022. Bike event & 5K fun run. Helping Children & Families with Autism. Ride, walk, or run to Go the Distance for Autism. Held at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ.

LEAD Fest Carnival at Monmouth Mall

June 3-12, 2022, Hours vary. Get ready for some family fun at the Monmouth Mall. Carnival action with rides, kids games, activities and more! Promoting law enforcement against drugs & violence. theleadfest.com

Rose Day Festival at Colonial Parks Garden

Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10AM-5PM. FREE admission, donations appreciated. Celebrate summer and check out thousands of roses in bloom. Stroll through Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden to view the roses. Live music, entertainment, food and much more at the Rose Day Festival. Rose plants will be for sale. 156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset NJ.

Westfield Street Fair & Craft Show

Saturday, June 11, 2022, 11AM-5PM. Great family fun. Downtown Westfield comes alive with artists, crafters, food vendors, children's activities, rides, games, exhibits, entertainment, live music and more!

Fair Lawn Street Fair and Craft Show

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 11Am-5PM. Come to downtown Fairlawn for a FREE traditional street fair filled with vendors, crafts, music, food, and family fun. Plaza road & Fair Lawn Ave.

Montvale Street Fair 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 10AM-5PM. Giant Montvale Street Fair with 150 vendors, arts & crafts, special Kids Traveling Shindig, live entertainment, community section, food trucks & food courts. 1 Paragon Dr., Montvale NJ.

Tri-County Fair

June 16-19, 2022, Hours vary. FREE Admission & Parking. Morris County's Tri-County Fair has exciting carnival attractions, rides, Ferris Wheel, games, live music with local talent, yummy fair food, and spectacular fireworks. Classic car show, Monster Truck rides, and new for 2022 - Jay Mattioni Family Illusionist. Plenty of family fun on 107 acres. $ for rides. 140 Green Pond Rd, Rockaway NJ.

LEAD Fest State Fair at Mercer County Park

June 24 - July 4, 2022, Hours vary. Fun for the whole family at a L.E.A.D. state fair event. Enjoy food, rides, games and more! theleadfest.com

State Fair Meadowlands 2022

June 23-July 10, 2022,  Hours vary. The State Fair Meadowlands is back. Plenty of things to do for kids of all ages so bring the whole family. Don't miss Racing Pigs, Hypnotist Steve Bayner, Jurassic Kingdom, Big Bee Robot, Magic of Lance Gifford & Co., Artie Miller Stroller Magician and more! Over 100 kiddie and thrilling rides, shows, attractions, and music entertainment. Open weeknights and weekends. 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford NJ.

Giralda Music & Arts Festival

Sunday, June 26, 2022, Gates open 3pm, Concert starts 5pm. Featuring a performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Relax on the lush grounds of the Giralda Farms Corporate Park. There will be plenty to see and do, with children's activities and an art show and sale. $ ticket admission. Free for kids under 5. Dodge Drive & Madison Ave in Madison NJ. morrisarts.org

Atlantic City Seafood & Music Festival

Friday-Sunday, June 24-26, 2022 at Bader Field. Yum yum…this 3 day Atlantic City Seafood Festival is going to be filled with tasty seafood, entertainment and loads of fun. Vendors will be offering the freshest seafood for sale to eat. There will also be arts, crafts, shopping, music and more! Kids Zone will be filled with kid friendly things to do, face painting, and other activities. Families can also purchase tickets to go on hot air balloon rides. Free admission for all on Friday June 24th. Also FREE admission for kids 12 & under all weekend. Otherwise, $11 for tickets.

International Sand Sculpting Competition

Sunday-Tuesday, June 26-29, 2022, 9AM-9PM. Six award winning competitors will be competing for awards. Have a good time at this family friendly event at the beach in Seaside Heights. The public can come out to watch sand sculpting each day and vote for their favorite sculpture. Kids can have fun on a play pile area on the beach and create their own works of art. Free admission for kids 5 & under. Nominal fee for daily tickets.

For more events, check out NJ Kids Calendar.