What's Happening May 2024

Spring filled sunny days start in May and they are ideal for family friendly outdoor festivals. The New Jersey area offers plenty of things to do, ranging from Street Fairs to Spring Flings to Ocean Days. Go take the kids and enjoy! Check NJ Kids website for more ideas.

The NJ Renaissance Faire

On Weekends May 18-19, 25-26 & June 1-2, 8-9, 2024 comes 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.

13th Annual Secaucus Green Festival

Sat, May 4, 2024, 11AM-3PM. FREE AdmissionSecaucus' Green Festival celebrates the planet. Environmental friendly activities for children, live entertainment, arts & crafts, fun activities, and educational experiences. Food and green product vendors. Secaucus Xchange, 2000 Riverside Station Blvd in Secaucus NJ.

Spring Plant Sale at Rutgers Gardens

Sat & Sun, May 4-5, 2024. For all the plant lovers out there. FREE ticket for each vehicle (you have to reserve in advance for entry).  Public Garden plant sale at Rutgers where you can purchase favorite annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees and more! Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick NJ. 

Bridgewater Spring Carnival

Sun, May 5, 2024, 11AM-3PM, outdoors at Bridgewater Commons, rain or shine. FREE Admission and includes rides, games and inflatables. Presented by the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in partnership with Township of Bridgewater, Bridgewater Commons, and RWJ Barnabas Health. DJ, food, music, and fun! Extra: $ fee for arts & crafts tent, petting zoo, face painting and glitter tattoos. ssbjcc.org

Westfield Spring Fling 2024

Sun, May 5, 2024, 10AM-5PM. Visit the Westfield Spring Fling for a FREE fun family day on the streets of Downtown Westfield. Enjoy Kids Zone filled with activities, rides, fun and more! Great entertainment packed full of music, food, and shopping. Central Ave in Westfield NJ. More details at gwaccnj.com

Woodbridge Street Fair & Craft Show

Sat, May 18, 2024, 11AM-5PM. Stroll along a classic street fair with food, entertainment, and plenty of arts & crafts. Downtown Woodbridge NJ.

Ocean Fun Days

Sat, May 18, 2024, 11AM-3PM at Island Beach State Park (GSP Exit 82) and Sun, May 19, 2024, 11AM-3PM at NJ Sea Grant Consortium in Sandy Hook (GSP Exit 117). FREE Admission and FREE Parking. Also Free Eco-Tours available. Explore the shore with the family on these 2 Ocean Fun days. Participate in children outdoor fun relating to the coastal environment - crabs races, coastal crafts, exhibits, food vendors and plenty of fun! 

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2024

Sun, May 19, 2024, 11AM-6PM. FREE family fun. Over 300+ artists and crafters at this Hoboken Spring Arts festival. Kids activities, live music, local businesses, and food vendors. Washington St, Hoboken, NJ.

Fleet Week New York 2024

May 22-28, 2024. Celebrate the sea services with FREE week long festivities. The annual NYC Fleet Week begins with the parade of ships. Your opportunity to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, tour ships, watch music performances, demonstrations, and more in Manhattan and Staten Island. Check schedule for locations. New York Harbor, New York City, NY. 

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2024. FREE to spectatorsNorth America Kite Festival featuring kite makers from around the world! Festivities follow with the opening of the kite sales tent and the Friday night 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly. Kite flying on the beach Saturday and Sunday, as well as kite demos, team flying and family games. World Indoor Kite Competition on Monday inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Big Kahuna’s Waterpark

Big Kahuna's Waterpark opens Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27, 2024. Kick off the summer season and enjoy beach fun at Big Kahuna’s, an indoor outdoor Water Park in West Berlin NJ.  Have fun on water rides and slides. Bring the kids and get wet!  Buy your season pass now. Military Discount available. 


Check NJ Kids Calendar for more events.