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School’s out and people are either traveling or laying low. If you’re around, check out some of the free and fun events happening in the Garden State!


State Fair Meadowlands. June 21st to July 7th. Friday: 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. Admission from $9 to $34 for combo packs.

Verizon Turbo Pit Stop. Fri 6pm to 11pm; Sat/Sun: 2pm to 11pm. The story of an underdog snail with high speed dreams will launch July 17th in theaters. Play the mobile game, digital coloring station, photo station and a calling station. State Fair, Meadowlands. Link here.

Outdoor BBQ Party. 11am to 4pm. Celebrating the grand re-opening of the 2nd floor! Enjoy free ot dogs, face painting, balloon animals, and more fun! World of Wings, Teaneck. RSVP by Fri June 28th. Link here.

Kick off to Summer Fun. June 24th to 30th. Learn all about the Passport to Summer Fun program where an adventure awaits every week! NJ Children’s Museum, Paramus. Link here.

By the Shore

Sippin’ on the River. 11am to 9pm. Great food, live music, festival fun and beer/wine garden. $5 tickets. 1 Marine Park, Red Bank. Link here.

Jersey Shore Greek Festival. Fri: 5pm to 11pm; Sat: noon to 11pm; Sun: 1pm to 8pm. Homemade Greek food and pastries, music, dancing, marketplace and coffee shop. Kids activity center, too! $2 admission. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Ocean Twp. Link here.

Campout on the Beach. 7pm Fri to 10am Sat. Bring your tent and pitch it on te beach to enjoy swimming, boating, campfire, s’mores, games and more! Sunrise Lake, Morristown. Link here.


Beachstock. 10am to 10pm. Live music, kids activities that include treasure hunt, face painting, tug-o-war, sports competitions, etc. Food and Beer garden and sunset movie. No beach tags required! Granville Beach, Margate. Link here.

 9th Annual Summer Festival. 10am to 5pm. Shopping deals, food, health screenings, fitness demos, inflatables, DJ, cook off, Hide & Seek game on Instagram. Westwood Ave, Westwood.

NJ Symphony Orchestra in the Park. Free! Pack a picnic and enjoy patriotic pieces. Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne. Link here.

Bogota Day. Craft, car and motorcycle show. Olsen Park, Bogota.Rain Date: Sun, June 30th. Link here.

Discover Summit Arts Festival. 10am and 1pm: Made with Clay by Laura; 10am to 6pm: Authentic Argentine Tango School; 7:30pm Minuetto Music Festival Finale Concert. Various locations in Summit, Link here.

Dan Zanes. 11am. $16 to $38. South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange. Link here.


Sensory Friendly Theatre: Ralph’s World Rock n’Roll. 2pm to 4:30pm. Union Performing Arts Center, Rahway. Link here.

12th Annual Baby Parade. 1pm. Toddlers in cute costumes, mini-floats for families atop carriages and wagons, all vying for trophies! Parade begins at Sinatra Park and proceeds towards PierA. Registration starts at 1pm. FREE! Hoboken. Link here.