June marks the beginning of a month of delicious food and fun.   Travel back in time at Tuckerton Seaport or Cold Spring Village as history comes to life.  Enjoy the music from a live band as you stroll down the street taking in all the vendors.  Feel the magic at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire.  Water lovers, go to the fishing villages or down by the shore….  Free fun, history and culture splattered throughout NJ.  Read on…

Field Station: Dinosaurs
Opening Memorial Day - Labor Day:  Field Station: Dinosaurs is a prehistoric family fun attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that's thrilling, educational and fun. Over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world's leading roboticists. New location:  40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, conveniently located just off the Taconic Park Thruway near the George Washington Bridge. 

Riverfest in Red Bank
June 3-5

Marine Park, Red Bank
Experience craft brewing demonstrations, culinary delights from area restaurants and festival caterers, and non-stop entertainment from your favorite local and regional musicians.  River boat cruises on the Navesink, handmade items & artwork in the Artisan’s Alley, and visit the Kidzone for Games & Rides.   Free admission.  Rain or shine. 

New Jersey Renaissance Faire
June 4-5 & 11-12
New Jersey's largest Renaissance Faire. Fun for the whole family including live jousting, a plethora of food including turkey legs, Shakespeare, music, juggling, magicians, acrobats, a full scale chess match and much more.  1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown

Bay Day at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve
June 4
Delaware Bay Day – the people of the bayshore rise up to celebrate all things Delaware Bay through arts, music and folklife traditions. Jersey Fresh seafood is presented every way imaginable and contests, games, parades and fireworks top off the day. The festival is free to the public and there is something for everyone!  2800 High Street, Port Norris

Free Village Sampler Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village
June 4 – 5
Free admission! Visit select buildings and learn about the trades and crafts of the ‘age of homespun’! Take guided walking tours and special discounts at the Country Store. Enjoy children's crafts and family activities.  720 Route 9, Cape May

35th Annual Denville Rotary Street Festival
June 5
For 35 years, the Denville Rotary has produced the Premier Street Festival along the beautiful tree-lined streets of this lovely, old-fashioned town located in affluent Morris County. The town is filled with quaint shops, cozy restaurants, and spas. They provide an enjoyable experience for the whole family, including live music, Beer Garden, 50/50 Ticket sales, rides, gourmet foods such as fresh seafood served at an outdoor cafe, and many other crowd-drawing activities. Admission and Parking is free. RAIN or SHINE!

5th Annual Privateers and Pirates Festival at Tuckerton Seaport
June 1
Would-be pirates of all ages are invited to Tuckerton Seaport on Sat, June 11th for the 5th Annual Privateers & Pirates Festival, when the Seaport will be taken over by Captain Black and the crew of the Valhalla who have been plundering the eastern shore of the American colonies for centuries. This is your chance to set sail for a fun-filled day for the entire family. The day’s activities begin at 11am with a Pirate Meet & Greet. Event admission is $8 Adults and $3 for children. Admission includes access to the Seaport’s 40 acres of family fun, featuring maritime activities, historic and recreated buildings, live animals, a boardwalk, miniature golf course, and exhibits.  20 West Main Street, Tuckerton

Edison’s 26th Annual Family Day
June 12
Walk through the convention center filled with vendor and activities.  There will also be a special Meet and Greet with the Paw Patrol.   NJ Convention and Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison

Hands-on History at  Historic Cold Spring Village
June 11 – 12
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! See blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!  720 Route 9, Cape May

46th Annual Irish Festival at Monmouth Park Racetrack
June 12
Come celebrate your inner Irish on a day where everyone has a little bit of Ireland in them!  Enjoy a beautiful day of live Thoroughbred racing highlighted by Irish step dancing, crafters, food, a pipe and drum competition and the fan-favorite human horse race.  Music from the Emerald Isle will be playing all day from three different stages. So wear green, dust off your finest Irish brogue, and just us for a great day of fun as we celebrate everything Irish.   Rt. 36 and Oceanport Ave, Oceanport 

Butterfly Bonanza!
June 11
Take a bug safari, participate in a pollinator parade at 2 p.m., enjoy live music, crafts, and games while learning all about New Jersey’s fabulous butterflies and other pollinators! Discover how these skilled pollinators contribute to the natural world.  Intersection of Mars Court & Boonton Avenue, Montville Township

Pony Up! Fun, Hands-on, Family Festival Invites Children To Discover the World of Horses
June 18
Pony Up! is a fun, hands-on, family-oriented festival featuring some of the real local horses that inspired the Breyer models. Children will get up close to horses, meet their owners, take pony rides, visit a petting zoo, and participate in fun craft activities such as Stablemates paint-your-own-model-horses and play tables.  This family friendly Horse Festival will be held at the historic United States Equestrian Headquarters in Gladstone