The Festival of Ballooning is pricey but a great photo opportunity. NY also has some great free events that you can check out here. Have a great weekend!

FRIDAY

Butterfly Tent Safari. 12pm to 3pm. Enjoy the beauty of butterflies close up! Essex County Environmental Center, Roseland. Link here

SATURDAY

QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning. Arts & crafts, balloon ascensions, live music, crafts, food and fireworks. Solberg Airport, Readington. $10 to $20 in advance; $15 to $30 at gate. (note: Saturday balloon rides are sold out. Fri: 6:30pm and Sun: 6:30am and 6:30pm available). Link here

Shark Week. 9:30am to 5pm. Celebrity shark experts, free shark squirts, shows and more. Adventure Aquarium, Camden. Link here

Fairy Tale Fun. 9:30 to 5:30pm. The title says it all! Free admission for kids dressed as fairy tale characters. Garden State Discovery Museum, Cherry Hill. Link here