Upcoming Family & Kids Events
From Streetfairs: Artists, Crafters, Vendors, Delicious Food, Kids’ Rides, Games, Live Bands, DJ, , Dance and Martial Arts Performances & much more for the Entire Family! Free admission More information
From Boonton Fire Department Labor Day Carnival and Parade: The Town of Boonton Fire Department is celebrating its 128th year. It will continue the tradition of sponsoring a Carnival and Parade throughout Labor Day Weekend. The four-day carnival at Boonton High School will start on Thursday, August 29th 6-11:59 p.m., with pay-one-price rides from Blue Sky Amusements for children and adults, food tents, and games. Admission will be free. Purchase a wristband for the rides one hour before the carnival opens and will continue to sell throughout the carnival weekend. Carnival hours Friday, Aug. 31, 6-11:59 p.m.; Saturday 1:30pm – 11:59pm and Sunday, 3-11:59 p.m. More information
From Jenkinson’s: Join us on the beach for our weekly fireworks every Thursday starting at dark! (Weather permitting, may be cancelled with little or no notice). More information
From St. Bartholomew’s: Perhaps the best-kept secret in New Jersey is the traditional Annual Labor Day Italian Feast in Scotch Plains. Hosted by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO, St. Bartholomew’s Church, and St. Bartholomew’s Academy, the festival has been an annual tradition honoring San Nicola di Bari, the patron saint of the town of Montazzoli, Italy, since 1974. The feast is truly a great family event and has something for everyone to enjoy. There is nightly live music, rides, games, and great food, including favorites like pizza, pasta, zeppoles, clams, mussels, and calzones. In addition, there are nightly 50/50 drawings and a super 50/50 raffle on Monday. More information
From WildwoodNJ.com: Enjoy a special Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Spectacular to end the summer season on the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood at 10 p.m. Visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! Hear the fireworks explode to a musical score that is played all along the Boardwalk and is simulcast on 98.7 The Coast. Rain/wind date is Sunday night at 10 p.m. Call 609.523.1602 or http://www.DOOWW.com for weather updates. More information
From visitspringlake.com: Celebrate the end of the summer season in Spring Lake Aug. 31 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Enjoy arts, shopping, lunch at a local eatery, and more. More information
From Denville String Band: Large fun parade that begins at Main St and Tempe Wick Rd in Mendham and proceeds along Main St, turns right on Mountain Ave and ends at Borough Field. The weather may be hot but you’ll still have fun! More information
From JC Promotions Inc. and Borough of Riverdale, NJ: Celebrate Labor Day at Riverdale’s Annual Labor Day Street Fair where there is something for everyone! Come enjoy live music & entertainment, food court full of delicious food trucks & street food vendors, lots of great shopping from a wide array of street fair vendors including an arts & crafts section, plus loads of family fun. The JC Kids Zone will feature carnival games, mechanical kiddie rides, bouncy inflatables, pony rides, face painting and more. Take time out for a temporary tattoos or henna tattoo. Come hungry and enjoy fresh squeezed lemonade, Mammas American Food, Mister Softee soft ice cream, Athens Delite Greek food, Empanda Guy, Taste of Poland, Cheesesteak , Italian Steak & Peppers, homemade baked goods, Dani’s Kettle Corn, Coney Island Wood Fired Pizza, Jersey Pickles, Kona Ice, Baked With Jake, Who Cut The Cheese Lady grilled cheese, zeppoles, Cheff’s On Wheels tornado fries, T.O.P. Tea bubble tea. More information
From the South Plainfield Public Celebrations Committee: Our 62nd annual parade begins at 10am at the SP PAL building and make it’s way down Maple Ave and Plainfield Ave; ending at the Middle School. Immediately following the parade, please join us at the middle school festivities; for food, drinks, live music, and tons of vendors!! The fun-filled day ends with a an amazing fireworks display at dusk in Spring Lake Park. This year’s parade theme is “Veterans… Always Serving”. Celebrating Veterans that continue to give back to our community. More information
From FestivalNet: The 44th Annual Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair which historically attracts 25,000–30,000 attendees is now not only the oldest annual street fair in the Garden State but also be the largest one‑day street festival in the state. Enjoy food, crafts, and more. Days/Hours Open: Mon 10am‑5pm Admission: None More information
From Summit Downtown Corp.: Join us for a day of fun for the whole family from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, September 15! The Summit Downtown Art Festival has been combined with the Summit Classic Car Show with a new addition this year: a beer garden! Art Festival: The Summit Downtown Art Festival is back! This is an outdoor, juried art show with plenty of art and wares for sale. The Art Festival will be located on Springfield Avenue between Maple Street and Summit Avenue. To apply to show and sell your art, please visit http://bit.ly/artscars. The Art Festival is co-organized by the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. More information
From Pathways of History: A much anticipated annual event full of surprises and revelations. This year’s tour features 18 groups and 20 historic properties spanning almost 300 years of Morris County history! It’s an extraordinary event that provides the unprecedented opportunity to visit multiple museums. Many things have changed at venues during the past ten years. Make this a family day – drive your vintage automobile, bring the kiddies and grandparents, too! At each site there will be a newly designed tour guide/map to direct you to your next history stop of choice. More information
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