Discover Fabulous NJ Area Fairs
Sun filled days starting in May are perfect for family friendly outdoor festivals. Check out the many New Jersey area fairs ranging from Street Fairs to Spring Flings to Ocean Days. Go take the kids and enjoy!
Westfield Spring Fling
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 10AM-5PM
Westfield Spring Fling is a fun family day outing on the streets of Downtown Westfield. Enjoy KidZone with rides, face painting, sand art and more! Non-stop entertainment packed full of music, food, and shopping. Elm Street and East Broad Street, Westfield, 201.653.2699.
Spring Fling Carnival in Fairlawn
Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, 2019
Full-scale Spring Fling Carnival in Northern NJ with rides, live music, and food, novelties, and plenty of fun games. Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Moriot Ave & Philip St, Fairlawn.
9th Annual Secaucus 2019 Green Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11AM-4PM
Secaucus' Green Festival provides environmental activities for children, music, arts & crafts, petting zoo, rock climbing, pony rides, slime, mini-golf, sand painting, and educational experiences. Over 50 food and green product vendors. Secaucus Xchange, 5000 Riverside Station Blvd, Secaucus, 201.86-GREEN.
Spring Carnival Somerset County 4-H Association
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10AM-2PM
Games, prizes, activities, crafts, and food. Proceeds support 4-H program. $ Admission. Adults are Free. 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Rd, Bridgewater, 908.526.8242.
Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 11AM-6PM
FREE to attend. Over 300 artists and crafters at this Hoboken Spring Arts festival. Kids activities on 3rd Street including rides, games, crafts, face painting and sand art. Washington St & Observer Highway and 7th St, Hoboken, NJ.
Highland Park Street Fair & Craft Show
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 11:30AM-4:30PM
Free Admission. Children’s rides, games, music, petting zoo, performances, entertainment, food, crafts, and more! Downtown Highland Park.
Spring Flower Fair at Rutgers Gardens
Friday-Sunday, May 10-12, 2019
For all the plant lovers out there. Public Garden plant sale where you can purchase favorite varieties as well as difficult to find plants. Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, 732.932.8451.
The Children’s Festival at Historic Smithville
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10AM-3:30PM
Spring family fun and activities for children. There will be train rides, games, face painting, animals, story telling, sack races, dancing, entertainment and more! Free admission. Certain activities for small fee. Rt 9 & Moss Mill Rd, Smithville, 609.652.7777.
New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar
Friday-Sunday, May 17-19, 2019, All Day
Annual Festival featuring great seafood, clams, crab cakes, lobster, crafters, entertainment, and kids activities. Downtown Belmar at Belmar Parking Plaza, Belmar, 800.523.2587.
Fairy and Pirate Festival 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
FREE Admission. Magical Wonderland and plenty of children activities including bounce castles, face painting, crafts, games, pony rides, fairy hair and more! Come dressed in costume. Turkey Brook Park, 30 Flanders Rd, Budd Lake.
Woodbridge Street Fair & Craft Show
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11AM-5PM
Street Fair with children’s activities, petting zoo, martial arts, rides, food, music, entertainment and crafters. Main St & Amboy, Woodbridge, 908.654.1400.
Mayfest at Historic Smithville
Saturday & Sunday, May 18-19, 2019, 10AM-5PM
Major family fun with tons of international food, live music, plenty of children’s activities, crafters and more! Take paddle boats for a ride across the lake. Kids will love riding on an old-fashioned carousel. Shuttle leaves from Smithville Square, 609.652.7777.
Ocean Fun Days
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11AM-3PM at Island Beach State Park (GSP Exit 82)
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11AM-3PM at Sea Grant Consortium at Sandy Hook (GSP Exit 117)
FREE Admission and FREE Parking.
Explore the shore with the family on these Ocean Fun days. Participate in children activities relating to the coastal environment. Coastal crafts, scavenger hunt, youth fishing, face painting, touch tanks, crab races and more!
Asian American Heritage Festival 2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11AM-8PM
This festival features Asian American entertainment, Asian cuisines, kids activities, shopping, Bollywood celebrities, free medical checkup, dance, music, singing and more! All are welcomed to attend. Nominal $3 entry fee. NJ Expo and Convention Center, 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, 732.371.9625
Maplewood Street Fair and Craft Show
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11AM-5PM
Walk the streets of downtown Maplewood. Children’s rides, games, music, entertainment, artists, crafters, and food! Springfield Ave, Maplewood.
10th Annual NJ Renaissance Faire
May 18,19,25,26 and June 1,2, 2019, 10AM-6PM
The most interactive Faire in all the lands, the NJ Renaissance Faire has great entertainment for the whole family. Truly a one of a kind experience with talented villagers dressed in period costumes. Check out sword fighters, dancers, musicians, comedians, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, fire breathers, sword swallowers and more! $ Admission. 1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, 888-864-8222.
Fleet Week New York 2019
May 22-27, 2019
Celebrate the sea services with week long festivities. The annual Fleet Week at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum begins with the parade of ships. Come meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, tour ships, watch musical performances, demonstrations, and more! Check schedule and locations. New York Harbor, New York City, NY
52nd Annual African American Heritage Parade & Festival
Friday-Monday, May 24-26, 2019
2019 theme of “Protecting our Legacy for the Next Generation” - African American Heritage Festival with carnival rides, games, health pavilion, giant balloons, marching bands, vendors, live entertainment and more! Heritage Festival @ Weequahic Park, Newark. Heritage Parade @ Broad Street, Newark May 26 at 1pm, 973.600.5021.
International Kite Festival in Wildwood
Friday-Monday, May 24-27, 2019
FREE to spectators. North 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 workshops, kite demos, and family games. World Indoor Kite Competition on Monday. Rio Grande Ave in Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, 732.882.4884.
40th Annual May Fair in Collingswood
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10AM-5PM
A May Fair with lots to do and see. KidZone will have carnival games, rides, children crafters, and pony rides. Farmers Market with fresh produce, handmade crafters, live music, car show, and more! Downtown Collingswood @ Haddon Ave, 856.858.9275.
Trenton Pork Roll Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2019, Gates open 10AM
A tribute to the Pork Roll, a much loved unique food made in Trenton. Plenty of food, merchandise vendors, music, entertainment, and children’s events. FREE Kids 12 & under. All others $ Admission. 449 S. Broad St, Trenton, 609.989.7777.