Family Friendly NJ Festivals this September
Summer is almost over but the fun isn’t! Let’s kick off Fall 2018 with some wonderful family friendly September Festivals. Bring the kids, go outside, and take advantage of the nice weather.
ST. Bartholowmew / Unico Italian Festival
August 31 - September 3, 2018
2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ, 908-322-5192
Traditional Annual Labor Day Italian Feast honoring San Nicola di Bari, the patron saint of the town of Montazzoli, Italy. Great family event with nightly live music, rides, and games. Find great food including favorites like pizza, pasta, zeppoles, clams, mussels, and calzones.
West Cape May Tomato Festival
September 1, 2018, 9AM-5PM
Wilbraham Park at Sunset & Broadway, West Cape May, NJ, 609-884-1005
Celebrate the Jersey Fresh Tomato and the end of summer. Come sample all things tomato.
September 2, 2018, 10AM-6PM
Vasa Park at Wolfe Rd, Budd Lake, NJ
An outdoor family event celebrating the music, food, crafts, arts, entertainment, and traditions of the Nordic countries of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival
September 2, 2018, 11AM-11PM, FREE
Fox Park on Ocean Avenue, Wildwood, NJ, 609-522-2444
Family festival with live music, games, rides, food, and crafters.
Riverdale Annual Labor Day Street Fair
September 3, 2018, 10AM-5PM
Newark-Pompton Turnpike from Newbury Place to Cotluss Rd, Riverdale, NJ
Street Fair with fun games, kiddie rides, petting zoo, pony rides, yummy food, treats, live music, and entertainment.
Mercer County Italian American Festival
September 7-9, 2018
Burlington County Fairgrounds, Route 26, Columbus, NJ, 609-631-7544
Fall festival with live entertainment plus lots of Italian American traditions and fun. A Food Piazza with Italian eats, artists, crafters, amusement rides, and music. Showcasing an Italian Car Show with classic and modern Italian cars, motorcycles and scooters.
Atlantic City Seafood Festival
September 8-9, 2018, 11AM-6PM, Kids 12 & under Free
Bader Field, 600 Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
Experience this seafood culinary delight. Chowder Cook Off, Pet Costume Contest, Chainsaw Carving Competition, and Crab Cake Eating Contest. South Pacific Island Dancers performing. Kids @ Play area with giant Jenga, bounce amusements, and sidewalk chalk. Also check out The Butterfly Encounter to see 200+ butterflies.
September 9, 2018, 12PM-5PM
Princeton Airport, 41 Airpark Rd, Princeton, NJ, 609-429-0496
A central Jersey gem. Over 100+ booths showcasing local businesses, art, unique merchandise, and culinary delights! Enjoy live music and entertainment, inflatable balloons, and games area for children.
2018 Central Jersey Jazz Festival
September 14-16, 2018
Free live Jazz performances in 3 different venues: Friday 6pm-10pm at Main Street in Flemington; Saturday 1pm-6pm at George Street in downtown New Brunswick; Sunday 1pm-6pm on the Somerset County Court House Green in Downtown Somerville. For Kids: “Jazz House Kids” will perform.
All About Downtown Street Fair 2018
September 15, 2018, 12PM-8PM
Grove Street, Path Plaza, Jersey City, NJ
Join 30,000 visitors to downtown Jersey City for this one day street fair featuring Food Trucks, art work, jewelry, crafts, and 200+ vendors. Enjoy live entertainment and music. Special Kids Zone with loads of fun.
Festival of the Sea at Point Pleasant
September 15, 2018, 10AM-7PM
Downtown Arnold and Bay Avenues. Point Pleasant, NJ, 732-899-2424
Come celebrate all things seafood: clam chowder, lobster, crabs, shrimp and more! Kiddie area, arts & crafts, and live entertainment.
Latino Festival of Monmouth County
September 15, 2018, 12-7PM
East Main Street, Freehold, NJ, 732-677-6488
Fun for the whole family - a coming together of many Latin American countries. Experience Latino arts and culture with live music and entertainment, authentic Latin food, dance, and games.
Ocean City Airport Festival
September 15, 2018, 10AM-3PM
Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ, 609-399-6111
Annual festival with displays of World War II planes, classic airplanes, and Warbirds. Also featuring parachute jumps from Team Fastrax at 8PM, viewable along the Boardwalk.
Ridgefield Park Annual Street Fair
September 15, 2018, 10AM-5PM
231 Main St, Ridgefield Park, NJ
Giant block party with plenty of children’s activities: climbing wall, sand art, temporary tattoos, face painting, games, pony rides, petting zoo, trackless train, food, and music.