It’s June! The weather is heating up! This weekend is serving up a lot of fun from food truck festivals, pride events, wine festivals, and more. There is no limit on the fun this weekend, June 11 – 13, 2021. *PS. I accidentally have 11 events on here…just enjoy it.
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Top Ten New Jersey Events for June 11 – 13, 2021:
Eatontown L.E.A.D. Carnival
Now – June 13
Mark your calendar to attend the L.E.A.D. FEST Carnival to enjoy food, rides, and more at the Monmouth Mall. In addition to fairway rides, there will be entertainment and attractions included in the general admission price of $5. Purchase discounted ride tickets and mega passes in advance online.
Monmouth Mall, 180 NJ-35, Eatontown, NJ
Summer Block Party
June 12, 10AM – 4PM
Come out and enjoy the lovely downtown off Creek Road to celebrate the start of summer! Shops will have all kinds of fun to enjoy!
– Lakou Events – Food Trucks 11am – 4pm
– On Angel’s Wings – LIVE music in courtyard 12-4pm
– Second Time Books – Scavenger-hunt – All Day
– A Knit Sheep – Sit and Stitch Outside! – All Day
– Rancocas Woods Supply Co – Henna Artist – 12pm-4pm
– Creek Mercantile – Sidewalk Sale & Ride the Train 10am – 4pm
– The Artisan House – Feed the Chickens all day + Phil Hauser Wood Turning Demo 11am – 3pm
– Craft Co-Op – Holistic Healing
– The Rock Church – BBQ Fun 12-4pm
– Open Mic
– Beer Garden and more
118 Creek Road Mount Laurel, NJ
Operation Jersey Cares Family Fun Day/Touch a Truck
June 12, 11AM – 4PM
A charity event dedicated to raising funds for our Veterans hosted by the Rotary Club of Branchburg. Numerous construction, emergency, excavation, and farm equipment on hand for kids to explore. Hay, plane, hot air balloon, and jeep rides for all family members. There will be a military vehicle display PLUS the Army’s newest helicopter for kids to preview. Over 80 vendors on hand. Live music, plenty of food… FREE ADMISSION
Central Jersey Regional Airport; 1034 Millstoner River Road Hillsborough, NJ
Cost: Free Admission. Pay for Food and some activities but all truck contact is free.
Pet Palooza Pet Adoption and Food Truck Festival
June 12, 11AM – 7PM
Together with Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter and Mega Bite Events, this event will be working to find forever homes for some amazing dogs and cats! Join between 15+ food vendors, live music, games in addition to the famous doggie agility course, pet fashion show, and more! activities for all ages. Bring your lawn chair…blanket and of course your 4-legged friends and of course tour appetite!
Mennen Area Field, 161 Hanover Ave., Morristown, NJ
Cost: $4 – $6
SoHa Pride Fest
June 12, 12PM – 4PM
SoHa PRIDE Fest hosted by the SoHa Arts Building & Haddon Township in support of HTEI! Come out to the SoHa Arts Building and enjoy a day of art, music, crafts and so much more – all in the name of LOVE!
LIVE Music by John Torres Band & The Valkyrians!
LIVE Painting by Alloyius Mcilwaine (a tribute to Gloria Casarez)!
Drag Queen Story Hour sponsored by Michael Bruce Florist!
Food Trucks, Vendor Booths, Fine Art, Kids Crafts and FUN for the whole family!
1001 White Horse Pike Haddon Twp, NJ
Cherry Hill Mall Food Festival
June 12, 12PM – 6PM
100% proceeds from this event benefit children with autism. Come show your support! Free Food truck festival at the Cherry Hill Mall, Route 38 side of the mall across from the Apple store. Drive in with your family and friends, park your car, purchase your food, enjoy the music, Face painting, carnival games, and photo booth, and hang out. Bring your chairs and tailgate by your vehicle while listening to music and enjoying a wonderful selection of foods from around the globe.
Cherry Hill Mall Dr, Cherry Hill, NJ
Nimbus Arts Festival
June 12, 1PM – 5PM
The Nimbus Arts Festival Family Arts & Culture Day offers an afternoon of arts activities for all ages, youth performances, dance lessons, scholarship awards, magician performance, art vendors with youth-oriented craft items, DJ dance party, and more!
Nimbus leads Jersey City and statewide audiences back to live performance with the first annual, star-studded, outdoor Nimbus Arts Festival, presented on the Harborside Campus with lead sponsorship by Mack-Cali. With a lineup of nationally-renowned and locally-loved performing artists including Nimbus Dance, Jersey City’s hometown dance company, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, co-presentations with Segunda Quimbamba Puerto Rican Folkloric Center, Riverview Jazz Festival, and Hudson West Folk Festival, the Festival offers world-class arts in a laid-back and socially-distanced atmosphere, complete with food trucks, drink refreshments by CoolVines, and artisan vendors.
Harborside Campus, 107 Morgan St., Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $5 – $15
Community Benefit Recital
June 12, 7PM
Support mutual aid in Princeton and enjoy an evening of music and community with a virtual and in-person benefit recital! Musicians with Redivivus Opera, a new Princeton-area opera company, will perform a range of community-focused Broadway show tunes and opera arias. Attend in-person at the beautiful Pettoranello Gardens Amphitheater in Princeton, or select the virtual ticket option and watch a livestream of the concert from the comfort of your home.
Pettoranello Gardens, 20 Mountain Ave., Princeton, NJ
Cost: This is a pay-what-you-can event, with a suggested donation of $25/attendee. All proceeds from tickets go directly to Princeton Mutual Aid, specifically helping fund a week of summer camp for children of single parents, emergency medical bill assistance for neighbors in need, and biweekly grocery deliveries for local immigrant workers and senior neighbors.
Uncork Summer Wine Festival
June 12 & 13, 12PM – 5PM
POP! POP! POP!….. that’s what you will hear as we uncork New Jersey’s best, new wine festival in 2021. Come be a part of UNCORK Summer as it comes to Woodbury on June 12 & 13 from 12pm – 5pm. Blending creativity and cool art with a hip downtown hardscape, Lot 323 is Woodbury’s very own “popup park”, making it the perfect place to explore the “art” behind NJ’s winemaking. This trendy, popular location at the site of GATHER in the heart of Woodbury means this will be a unique wine “happening” not to be missed. Try crafted wines for sample and sale from Chestnut Run Farms, DiMatteo Vineyards, Salem Oak Vineyards, Plagido’s Winery, Villari Vineyards and Wagonhouse Winery. Listen to the jazz-infused retro sounds of “Swing That Cat” on Saturday. On Sunday folk, roots rockers “The Quixote Project” will be laying down some homegrown vibes.
115 South Broad St Woodbury, NJ
Cost: $15 – $20
New Jersey Collector’s Fest
June 13, 10:30AM – 4PM, VIP Starts at 9AM
Collector Fest will be chock full of amazing Toys, Comics Comic artists & special guests! Collector Fest will feature amazing vendors from all over the east coast bringing the very best in amazing Toys, Comics, and more from classic to modern & hot! Plus guests, Comic artists, and more! So far Amazing guests and artists include Larry Kenney Thundercats! Sam Jones Flash Gordon & Ted. Mark Patton Elm Street, Bran A Prince the Predator, Comic artists Ron Wilson the Hulk, Rudy Nebres Conan, Silver Surfer- – Chris Campana TMNT – Keith Williams Superman, Spider-Man, and much more to come.
WAYNE PAL, 1 Pal Dr, Wayne, NJ
Cost: $10 – $30
Paramus Food Truck Festival
June 13, 11AM – 7PM
The Food Trucks are Rollin’ back into Paramus! Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun-filled family day! Over 20 Gourmet Food Trucks, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, airbrush & glitter tattoos, sand art, vendors & a beer, sangria & margarita garden. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs, pups, pop ups, and blankets.
***THE EVENT ASKS ALL ATTENDEES TO BRING A NON-PERISHABLE CANNED OR BOXED ITEM TO HELP SUPPORT THE PARAMUS FOOD PANTRY
Paramus Park Mall, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus, NJ
Cost: $5, Kids under 5 are free
More Ideas of Things You Can Do This Spring:
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- 14 Arboretums and Botanical Gardens in NJ
- A full list of New Jersey Spring Farmers’ Markets
- The Best Places in New Jersey for a Grilled Cheese
- 43 of the Best Empanadas in NJ
- New Jersey Flea Markets to Explore
- New Jersey Lighthouses
- Zoos, Aquariums and Planetariums
- 100+ New Jersey Breweries and Brew Pubs
- 20+ NJ Distilleries to Taste and Tour
- 45+ NJ Vineyards and Wineries (perfect for dates, girls trips, etc!)
- New Jersey Arcades and Nerdy Museums
- Arts and Culture: Art Museums and Galleries and Theaters + Concert Venues
- A Full List of EVERY New Jersey Diner