Experience 2022 Summer Festivals in NJ

It's July and summer is finally in full swing. Take the kids and spend some time outside. Go enjoy fabulous July 2022 festivals in New Jersey. Visit a local county fair or street fair, cheer on racing pigs, chow down on tasty clams, or check out amazing giant balloons. See NJ Kids calendar for more events. 

State Fair Meadowlands

Now through July 10, 2022 is the NJ State Fair experience. It's fun for kids of all ages. Open weeknights and weekends. Don’t miss Jurassic Kingdom, Big Bee Robot, Artie Miller Strolling Magician, or the Pirates of Columbian Caribbean. Over 100 rides, shows, attractions and music entertainment. Plenty of food and games. There is something fun for everyone at the Meadowlands. Buy your tickets online. 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, 201.355.5911

New Jersey Lottery Festival Of Ballooning

Friday-Sunday, July 29-31, 2022. Not to be missed is this awesome summer hot air balloon and music festival. New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning will feature over 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons. Fun family entertainment, musical concerts, vendors, food, fireworks, balloon glow and more! Don’t miss the Laurie Berkner Solo Concert on Friday July 29th at 1:30PM. Also featuring 8 tribute bands performing throughout the festival. Ride a hot air balloon if you want to soar! So head out to the Solberg Airport in Whitehouse Station NJ for an amazing time. Buy your tickets in advance. Free admission for children 3 & under.

Storybook Land in July

Unlimited rides to all the attractions at Storybook Land with one admission price. Located in Egg Harbor Township NJ, it’s a great amusement park for young children and fun for the whole family. Buy your discounted tickets online or pay regular price at the door.

Sunday July 10, 2022, 11AM to 4PM - a Classic Car Show will be hosted. See classic cars and enjoy live music.
Saturday July 16, 2022, 12PM to 4PM - Come celebrate Storybook Land’s 65th birthday with themed activities the whole family can enjoy.
Saturday & Sunday July 23 & 24, 2022 - Celebrate Christmas in July, visit Mr. & Mrs. Claus with a meet & greet from 12PM-4PM and take a photo.
Saturday July 30, 2022, 12PM to 4PM - Princess Tea Party, come dress in your best princess costume and join a princess for “tea”.

New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival

The New Jersey State Barbecue Championship will be held July 8-12, 2022 in North Wildwood. Watch teams turn up the heat on the grill and cook mouthwatering BBQ foods - chicken, ribs, brisket, pork and more! Experience the best BBQ food around, watch BBQ cooking demos, BBQ displays, and taste BBQ food. The Anglesea Blues Festival held in conjunction with the BBQ festival will feature some of the top Blues performers around. Listen to great blues music for FREE in an outdoor stage. Festival will take place on Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood NJ.

Wildwood Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks

Throughout July & August 2022, a fireworks show will be shown every Friday night at 10PM. View fireworks anywhere along the Wildwoods Boardwalk.

LEAD Fest Carnival At Gloucester Premium Outlets

July 8, 2022-July 17, 2022. Fun for the whole family, enjoy carnival rides, entertainment, attractions, games and food. $ Admission. Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood NJ.

Freehold Township Day 

Saturday, July 9, 2022, 4PM-11PM. A celebration of our Veterans, the Freehold Township Day features a Concert & Festival In The Park. FREE kids rides and activities. FREE teen center with DJ. Merchandise and food vendors. Don’t forget the Vets Car Show, it starts at 3pm. Musical performance by Phil Engel Band. Fireworks at 9PM. Michael J. Tighe Park in Freehold NJ.

Wildwood Crest Food Truck Festival

July 10, 2022 and July 24, 2022, 4PM-9PM. FREE admission and FREE live music at the Gourmet food truck festival. Centennial Park at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue in Wildwood Crest NJ.

Ocean County Fair

Wednesday-Sunday, July 13-17, 2022. FREE kids 10 & under. The Ocean County Fair will have carnival rides, food and vendors. Horse show events, Cowboy Larry bringing you a good time with bullwhips & ropes, 4-H tent, fun games and activities. Listen to live musical acts each night. Robert J Miller Air Park in Berkeley Township NJ.

Summer In The Street Tom’s River

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 12PM-6PM. FREE Family Fun Day in Tom’s River. Kids Zone with kids games, prizes, rides, balloons, inflatables and more! Live musical entertainment. Food vendors and crafters. Downtown, Washington Street, Tom’s River NJ.

Morris County 4-H Fair

Thursday-Sunday, July 21-24, 2022. No Admission Fee. $5 donation for parking. Wholesome family fun with displays of 4-H achievements. Kids activities, amusement rides, live music, hayrides, petting zoos, animals and more! Fireworks show. Chubb Park, Route 24 in Chester NJ.

LEAD Fest Carnival At Brunswick Square Mall

July 21, 2022 - July 31, 2022. Fun for the whole family, enjoy carnival rides, entertainment, attractions, games and food. $ Admission. Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick NJ.

Wildwood Crest Christmas in July

Saturday July 23, 2022, 6PM-9PM. Celebrate Christmas along Sunset Lake with a July Festival and Boat Parade. Take a FREE photo with Santa. Live music with Jamison Celtic Rock. There will be children and family activities, along with food and entertainment.

Monmouth County Fair

Wednesday-Sunday, July 27-31, 2022. Something for the whole family at the Monmouth County Fair, with rides, racing pigs, animals, musical acts, and more! Home & garden competition for children and adults. Kids music group School of Rock Red Bank performing Sunday July 31st. Children 17 & under enter FREE. East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Rd in Freehold NJ.

Gloucester County Fair 4-H Fair

Thursday-Sunday, July 28-31, 2022. South Jersey’s premier 4-H fair. Enjoy equestrian events, horse shows, dog shows, sheep shows, livestock, agricultural exhibits, games, magic shows, musical acts, tractor parades, crafts, and food. 4-H Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill NJ.

Warren County Farmers’ Fair Featuring The Hot Air Balloon Festival

A week long fair held from July 30, 2022 through Aug 6, 2022. Warren County Farmers’ Fair is full of fun family with 4-H displays, animals shows, Equestrian events, farm exhibits, free concerts, Arts Expo and Kids’ Corral with crafts and kids activities. Come see the Rafter Z Rodeo Bulls & Barrels Show, Demolition Derby, Rabbit Hopping, Big Wheel Race and more! Watch hot air balloons launch or ride tethered hot air balloons. $ Admission. FREE for kids 5 & under. Some events have additional fee. Fairgrounds at 1350 Strykers Rd, Phillipsburg NJ.

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