Aaaah, gorgeous weather is ahead for this weekend and there are plenty of things to do in the Garden State! Whether a RiverFest, GreekFest, or Renaissance Faire–all your little ones will be well fed and soaking in some rays while enjoying carnival rides. Edison Day seems like a bright idea (wink, wink) too…or hop on a bike and get healthy outdoors in Paramus. Jam to some great music in Fort Lee or Englewood on Sunday. Every day is a fun day–enjoy!
NJ Renaissance Faire. Sat/Sun: 11am to 6pm. Jousting, sword fighting, boat rides, mini-golf, and plenty of knights and maids around. Liberty Lake Campground, Columbus. Adult $18/Child $10; Family 4 pack: $45. $2 discount available online: Link here.
Riverfest Food and Music Festival. Fri to Sun: 11am to 10pm. Food, music, Children's Palace with rides, games and activities. Marine Park, Red Bank. Free! Link here.
Greek Fest 2011. Fri/Sat: 12pm to 11pm; Sun: 12pm to 7pm. Greek dancing, cooking demos, dance lessons, music, kids zone and wine tasting among many other activities. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Westfield. $2/adult; under 12 free. Website has free admission coupon: Link here.
Hoboken International Film Festival. June 3rd to 9th. Cedar Lane Cinemas $11 to $99. Link here.
Seussical the Musical. Fri/Sat: 8pm; Sun: 3pm. Musical based on the popular book. $18 Adults; $16 child. Garage Theatre Group, Teaneck. Link here.
St. Catherine of Siena Carnival. Fri to Sun: 6 to 10pm. Games and rides for all ages as well as food court. Cedar Grove. Free! Link here.
1,2,3 and the Seas: World Oceans Day 2011. 10am to 10pm. Learn about helping our oceans and celebrate Dr. Seus-style. Also, celebrate the aquarium's 20th Anniversary with cake and games. Jenkinson's Aquarium, Pt. Pleasant. Adults: $10; Kids 3yrs to 12yrs: $6. Link here.
Berenstain Bears in Family Matters: The Musical. 10am. Three of the Bears books comes to life! Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn. $15 orchestra; $12 mezzanine. Link here.
Edison Day 2011. 9am to 5pm. Listen to the wax cylinder recording sessions, tour the chemistry lab, view Edison's cars and enjoy an evening concert on the lawn. Free admission. Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange. Link here.
Under the Sea Puppet Show. 11am to 3pm. Create the puppets and the stage and end with a performance under the sea! Lakeshore Learning, Hackensack. Free! Link here.
Fort Lee Art & Music Festival. 11am to 6pm. Two stages of entertainment (Party Dolls at 4:30pm and other local bands), free bounce rides, face painting, Harley Davidson Motorcycle show, art show, food court (P.O. office lot). Main Street. Link here.
7th Annual Bergen County Bicycle Tour. 8am to 1pm. Ride for "Fun and Health", portions of the proceeds go to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon charity. $15 registration on day of event. 5-, 12-, 25-, 45- mile routes. Fee includes water, snacks and lunch plus free giveways. Bergen Community College, Paramus. Link here.
Moock in Concert. 11:30am to 12:30pm. A blend of tradition, tenderness and inspired silliness! Alastair Moock wins high praise from magazines and parenting groups. $20/child. Cutie Patooties Playspace, Englewood. Link here.
Laurie Berkner Band. 2pm to 3pm. Performing at a Birthday Party Concert. $35 and $25. The MAC at Monmouth University, West Long Branch. Link here.
Montvale Street Fair. 10am to 5pm. Food, beer/wine garden, live entertainment, crafts, vendors and more. Kiddie section too. Mercedes Drive, Montvale. Link here.
Metuchen Street Fair. 11am to 5pm. Artists, crafters, food, live entertainment and kiddie activities. Downtown.