What's Happening this Fall?

Autumn is upon us and the leaves are changing from green to beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. Below are some kid friendly things to do. From harvest festivals, book fairs to Oktoberfests, there's something for everyone. Confirm venue dates and times before heading out. Check NJ Kids calendar for more events.

Fun Family Activities

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival

Sun, Oct 1, 2023, 11AM-6PM. FREE. Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival with artists, crafters, live music on 2 stages, food vendors, and local businesses. Special children’s activities, rides, games, face painting, and more! Path & Ferry nearby. Washington St, Between Observer Hwy & 7th St, Hoboken, NJ.

Morristown Festival on the Green

Sun, Oct 1, 2023, 12PM-5PM. FREE. Walk around the fabulous Morristown Festival on the Green, located in the heart of Morristown. Featuring plenty of kids activities, carnival games, entertainment, vendors, live music, food and 150+ exhibitors. On the Green in Downtown Morristown, NJ.

Morristown Festival Of Books Kidfest 2023

Sat, Oct 7, 2023. Where readers meet fabulous kids book authors. Day long FREE fun with kids activities, games, writing workshops, crafts, and books galore! From Pre-K to Young Adult, check website for KidFest author lineup. Downtown Morristown NJ.

Morristown Festival of Books 2023 - Main Authors

Sat, Oct 7, 2023, 10AM-5PM. Talented lineup of fiction and non-fiction authors giving in-person talks and Q&A sessions (FREE). Book tents will sell copies of author’s books. Authors will greet and sign books at signing tents. The 2023 Keynote Speakers are James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams and tickets are needed to this Friday Oct 6th event. Morristown Festival of Books, South Street in Morristown, NJ.

Cranberry Fest 2023

Sat & Sun, Oct 7 & 8, 2023, 11AM-5PM. Stroll along Bordentown’s downtown area during their Cranberry Fest. Featuring handmade arts & crafts, family fun zone, live music, food & drinks. Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown City, NJ.

Dunellen Harvestfest

Sun, Oct 8, 2023, 11AM-4PM. FREE Admission to the Dunellen Harvestfest. Live music, crafters, contests, pumpkin decorating, kids activities, food and more! Washington Park on Washington Ave, Dunellen, NJ

Fanny Wood Day

Sun, Oct 8, 2023, 10AM-5PM. Family friendly festival with live music on 3 stages, street food, vendors, contests, kids area, and more! Watch wrestling performance by WrestlePro. Downtown Fanwood, NJ

Oktoberfest at Morey’s Piers

Weekends through Oct 8th. Celebrate Oktoberfest at Morey's Piers with German fare, live bands on the Coca-Cola stage, games, German food, and rides. Family friendly for all. Wildwood, NJ

New Brunswick Oktoberfest 2023

Sun, Oct 8, 2023, 12PM-5PM. FREE Admission. Celebrate Oktoberfest and the Fall Harvest season. Local and traditional German food fare, German music and dancing. Children’s activities, live performances, and games. Wear your best festive German attire. Monument Square Park, New Brunswick, NJ

Diwali Festival OF LIGHTS 2023

Sat, Oct 28, 2023, 12-6PM. FREE. Celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights with Indian Cultural & Folk Dances, fashion show, live music and performances, children's activities and great food. Fun for everyone! Presented by Saraswati Cultural Association of New Jersey and The City of Jersey City. Montgomery Street, Hudson & Green Streets, Jersey City, NJ

New Providence Street Fair 2023

Sun, Oct 29, 2023, 11AM-5PM. Family oriented New Providence street festival with art and entertainment for all. Fun kids games, face painting, and storytelling. Vendors, food, and live music. Springfield Ave between South Street and Livingston Ave, New Providence, NJ

NYC Village Halloween Parade

Tues, Oct 31, 2023 starts at 7PM. FREE public event in New York City where creativity and imagination meets. The 2023 NYC Village Halloween Parade runs up 6th Ave from Canal to West 15th Street. See glittery costumes, character costumes, custom made costumes, outrageous costumes and more!

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