This weekend the circus is in town, the NJ Fair returns to the Meadowlands and a wonderful free Health expo graces us at the MetLife Stadium. Cupcakes, skateboards, comic books and the Great Outdoors get their own celebrations this weekend. Get out and explore!
NBC 4 & NY Giants Health and Fitness Expo. Tons of exhibits and health pavillions, fitness and family activities. Also helpful tips on preventative health care for the Baby Boomer population. MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford. Link here.
**Attend the free health fair above from 11am to 2pm and get your hand stamped for free entry to the State Fair Meadowlands event below!**
State Fair Meadowlands. June 21st to July 7th. This Friday is Dollar Night 4pm to 1am. Sat: 2pm to 1am; Sun: 2pm to 12am. Rides, attractions, food, circus acts, bands, petting zoo, pig racing, the famous hypnotist and more! Meadowlands Fairgrounds, East Rutherford. Link here. (Dollar Preview Night: Admission $2, Parking $1; Kids Go Free on Tues, June 25th) Admission from $9 to $34 for combo packs.
North Jersey DARE Carnival. Thur/Fri: 5pm to 10pm; Sat/Sun: 12pm to 11pm. Rides, games, petting zoo and a beautiful lighted ferris wheel! Proceeds support DARE NJ. $10 unlimited ride wristband on Thurs. Free admission and free parking. New Overpeck Park, Ridgefield Park. Link here.
Balloon Weekend. 10am to 6pm. A life-size juvenile T-Rex balloon sculpture will be created by balloon artist Mark Verge. Hot air balloon demo by RE/MAX and a hit show called “Balloons from Around the World. Field Station Dinosaurs, Secaucus. Link here.
Old Tappan Townwide Garage Sale. Fri to Sun. Pick up a map at Borough Hall! Link here.
Civil War Weekend. Sat: 10am to 5pm; Sun: 10am to 4pm. Camp life demos, musket and artillery drills, cannon firings, medical demos, skirmishes and more! $7/adult; $5 for kids 4 to 16yrs. Historic Speedwell, Morristown. Link here.
Build Your Own Monster’s University Chests. 10am. Free apron, badge and certificate of merit. Various Lowe’s locations. Link here.
…by the Shore
10th Annual SkimBash. 9am to 3pm. The largest ProAm Skimboarding event in NJ. Food, music and fun on the beach! Belmar, NJ. Link here.
Bridgefest Beach Festival. Hosted by The Bridge Christian Radio. Ocean Grove. Link here.
Free Ice Cream Day. 10am to 6pm. Free ice cream for kids! World of Wings, Teaneck. Link here.
Woodcliff Lake Day. 12pm to 6pm. Rides, Game, BBQ, music and more! Old Mill Pool, Woodcliff Lake. Link here.
Cupcakefest. 1pm to 7pm. Sweet Avenue Bake Shop presents an all-day concert and festival with live music, crafters, raffles and a cupcake-eating contest! All proceeds will be donated to the John A. Bukowski Shelter for Animals. Bring a money or pet food/supply donation for the shelter. Lincoln Park Bandshell, Rutherford. Link here.
Dig into Reading Magic Show. 11am to 12pm. Magician Steve Woyce will introduce Chestunut the Squirrel, Presto the Superworm, Henry the Magic Rabbit and watch the Goofus Plant bloom by magic. Free! Saddle Brook Library. Link here.
Go Skateboarding Day Celebration. 11:45am to 3pm. Meet at Nash Field at 11:45am and skate down to the park. Skateboarding contest and demo by the professional skate team from 5BORONYC. Music, food, giveaways and more! Chatham Skate Park. Link here.
The Great Outdoors Family Festival. 11am to 4pm. Games, live music, camping demos, nature crafts, artwork, story-telling, entertainment, classic cars, mini golf, boardwalk treats, souvenirs and guided tours, America Hits the Road exhibition. Parking Lot 1 on Brookdale Community College Campus, Lincroft. Link here.
Storybooks & Scones: A Children’s Afternoon Tea. 1pm to 3pm. Enjoy treats served on real china and dress up as a storybook character with a costume from the storybook tent. First 15 children to sign up receive a free VIP bag! $25/person. Reservations required: 908-527-0400. Liberty Hall Museum, Union. Link here.
Kelly Miller Circus. 2pm and 5pm. Elephants, tigers, camels, ponies and dazzling international circus stars including aerialists, acrobats, clowns and more. Advance Tickets: $10 adult; $6 child (2 to 11yrs); under 2 free. Bergen County YJCC, Township of Washington. Link here.
Zerbini Family Circus. Showtimes: 2pm and 4pm. Discounted tickets available at the library.$10 in advance; $12 at door. Children 3 and under free! Cash only. Parking lot behind Post Office, Oradell. Link here.
Menopause The Musical. A hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! BergenPac, Englewood. Link here.
NJBG Garden Party. Enjoy a lovely summer evening of delicious food and wine, music, entertainment and exquisite flowers. $50/person. Proceeds benefit the NJBG/Skylands Association. Edgecroft Home of River Edge. Link here.
Morris Arts’ 30th Annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival. Gates open at 4pm for activities and picnics. No pets or BBQ’s please. Concert starts at 6pm. Music by the NJSO, art show/sale, picnic contest with fabulous prizes, kids activities, antique ice cream truck and more! Advance tickets: $15 adults; $4 kids 12 and under; Under 4 free. Giralda Farms Corporate Park, Madison. Link here.
Fairy Day. 1pm to 3pm. All supplies will be provided to make homes for fairies. They will be on display through the end of July. $30/family. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown. Link here.
Festival de Aibonito. 1pm to 4pm. Hispanic arts and crafts, Puerto Rican activities and deilicious tropical fruit. Part of Camden’s Parada San Juan Bautista. Camden Children’s Garden. Link here.
Firefly Festival. 4pm to 9pm. Live music (Big Kids Band), pony rides, wagon rides and lots of food, too! Terhune Rochards, Princeton. Link here.
NJ Comic Book Show. 10am to 4pm. Comics from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite and more! Regency Hotel. $2 admission. Pompton Plains. Link here.