Family Friendly 2022 September Festivals in NJ

Start the Fall season with some fantastic September Festivals the whole family can enjoy. The air is a bit cooler and the leaves are turning vibrant colors, red, yellow, and orange. Fall into fun with your pick of seafood festivals, harvest festivals, art fairs and local street fairs. Check NJ Kids Calendar for more events.

Central Jersey Jazz Festival 2022

Fri-Sun, Sept 9-11, 2022. FREE Central Jersey Jazz Festival featuring live Jazz performances in 3 different venues: Friday 6pm-10pm at Stangl Rd in Flemington; Saturday 1PM-6PM at Livingston Street in front of New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in downtown New Brunswick; Saturday 6PM-9:30PM at Town Plaza in Metuchen; Sunday 1pm-6pm on the Somerset County Court House Green in Downtown Somerville. Additional performances by NJPAC Jazz for Teens. 

2022 Beach Plum Festival

Sun, Sept 11, 2022, 9AM-4PM. Family fun for all at the Beach Plum Festival. Plum ice cream, jelly, food, music, children’s games, arts & craft vendors, and environmental exhibits. Island Beach State Park, Rt. 35 South, Seaside Park, NJ.

OKTOBERFEST At Morey's Piers 2022

Fri-Sun, Sept 16-18, 23-25, 30; Oct 2nd, 7-9. Food & Biergarten. Experience Oktoberfest at Mariner's Pier with German themed food, drinks, and activities. Live music entertainment. Don’t forget the rides at Morey's Piers. Also enjoy children’s activities and crafts. Wildwood, NJ.

Ocean City Airport Festival

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 10AM-3PM. FREE Admission. Annual Ocean City Airport Festival with displays of World War II planes, classic planes, warbirds, air demonstrations, as well as parachute jump from Team Fastrax. Ocean City Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ.

Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow at Ocean City

Sun, Sept 18, 2022 1PM. FREE. Stunt pilots and military demonstrations over the ocean. Ocean City Boardwalk at 6th-14th Streets, Ocean City, NJ.

Downbeach Seafood Festival

Sat & Sun, Sept 17 & 18, 2022, 11AM-7PM. Seafood culinary delight. Downbeach Seafood Festival is for family foodies who like to chow down on clams, calamari, oysters, ahi, and more! Food vendors, kids play zone, touch tank, contests, live entertainment. Entrance fee for ages 13+. Free admission for Kids 12 & under. Ski Beach @ Dorset & Burk Aves, Ventnor, NJ.

All About Downtown Street Fair Jersey City

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 12PM-8PM. FREE. Join over 30,000 visitors to Downtown Jersey City Street Fair for this one-day event featuring food trucks, artists, jewelry, vintage clothing, crafts, and 200+ vendors. Live entertainment and music. Tons of fun at Special Kids Zone. Newark Ave between Grove and Coles Streets, Jersey City, NJ.

Fall Apple Fest at The Historic Village at Allaire

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 11AM-4PM. Join the villagers and celebrate the Harvest at the Fall Apple Fest. Great family fun - try apple cider pressing, apple pie baking contest, demonstrations, games and more! $ Admission. 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Wall Township, NJ.

Festival of the Sea at Point Pleasant

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 10AM-7PM. Celebrate seafood at the Festival of the Sea: crab cakes, shrimp skewers, paella, soups and bisque’s, lobster, and other seafood items! Over 200 craft vendors. Music stage with local artists. Downtown Arnold and Bay Avenues. Point Pleasant, NJ.

Latino Festival of Monmouth County

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 12PM-7PM. FREE Admission. A coming together of Latin American countries at the Latino Festival of Monmouth County. Wonderful family event. Experience Latino arts and culture with authentic Latin food, music, dance, and games. 1 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ.

Mercer County Dragon Boat Festival

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 8AM-11AM. A Fall Classic, come watch & cheer on East Coast teams taking part in dragon boat racing in a beautiful natural setting. Crews from the New York and Philadelphia region will take part in the festival. Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ.

Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 12PM-10PM. Great for all music fans. The Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival Lineup includes: James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band Featuring Dan Levinson (12PM-2PM), Frank Vignola’s Guitar Night at Birdland Ban (2PM-4PM), Bria Skonberg Quintet (4PM-6PM), Veronica Lewis (6PM-8PM), and The Walter Trout Band (8PM-10PM). Located on the Green in downtown Morristown NJ.

Ridgefield Park Downtown Street Fair

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 10AM-5PM. Giant block party at the Annual Ridgefield Park Street Fair with plenty of vendors, children’s activities, arts & crafts, games, slides, face painters, food, and music. Main Street from Cedar to Park Streets, Ridgefield Park, NJ.

Sea Isle Fall Family Festival

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 9AM-4PM. FREE for all to attend the Sea Isle Fall Family Festival, a Seaside Vendor Craft Market along the ocean promenade. Festival Food Court located in front of Excursion Park. Live music, amusement rides, and family activities. JFK Blvd. & Promenade, Sea Isle City, NJ.

Great Pumpkin Festival 2022

Sept 17-Nov 6, 2022. Largest Fall Festival in Northern New Jersey. Admission includes many activities: Tractor Hay Ride through fields, Corn Maze, Pig races, Farm animals, The Canine Stars Stung Dog Show, Barnyard sports, Corn bag toss, Skee-Ball, Giant Straw Bale Pyramid, and more! Buy your tickets online. Don’t forget to bring home a pumpkin ($). 51 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ.

Fanny Wood Day

Sun, Sept 18, 2022, 11AM-5PM. Open to all. Fanny Wood Community event with food vendors, crafters, family friendly kids zone, kiddie rides, games, kid’s magician, and more. Music performed by local bands. Martine and South Avenues, Downtown Fanwood NJ.

FestiFall Westfield

Sun, Sept 18, 2022, 10AM-5PM. FREE family festival. Kick off FestiFall with amazing food, live entertainment, KidZone, and scores of vendors. Elm and East Broad Streets, Downtown Westfield, NJ.

Camden County Fair

Fri & Sat, Sept 23rd-24th, 2022. FREE Admission. A 2-day Camden County Fair with games, food trucks, petting zoo, pony rides, fire trucks, music, dancers, bands, and exhibits. County Fairgrounds, 508 Lakeland Rd, Gloucester Twp, NJ.

Edison Fall Family Spectacular

Sat, Sept 24, 2022, 11AM-11PM. FREEEdison Fall Family Spectacular featuring kiddie rides, petting zoo, magician, face painting, arts & crafts. Live music and food courts. Many vendors selling crafts, jewelry, candles, and novelties. Amboy Avenue & Clara Barton, Edison, NJ,

Fall Family Festival at Essex County Environmental Center

Sat, Sept 24, 2022, 11AM-3PM. FREE. Celebrate Autumn at the Fall Family Festival in Essex County. Nature games and crafts, canoeing, hiking, pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, live animal show, petting zoo, music, food, and more! 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, NJ.

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