Summer fun and festivities can be found on our HUGE roundup of fireworks, concerts and carnivals for Independence Day (plus restaurant recommendations in each town!)
Events Not To Miss:
What: Leonia Sports Booster Carnival and Fireworks
Why: Carnival fun plus fireworks on the 4th.
When: Wednesday, July2nd through Sunday, July 6th (Fireworks on July 4th)
Where: Overpeck Park, Leonia
What: Pirate Festival on the Hudson
Why: A crew of misfit pirates performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage!
When: Saturday, July 5th, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Where: Tarrytown Music Hall (13 Main St, Tarrytown, NY) followed by festivities at Phillipsburg Manor (381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY)
What: WOW Summer Celebration
Why: Live Animal Demos, Butterfly Workshops and Arts and Crafts
When: Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th, check website for times
Where: WOW, 1775 Windsor Rd, Teaneck
What: Meadowlands State Fair
Why: Free entertainment, 150+ Rides, Attractions, and Action-Packed Fun
When: Through Sunday, July 6th
Where: State Fair Meadowlands, 102 New Jersey 120, East Rutherford
What: Meet and Greet with the Frozen Princesses
Why: Nothing beats a party with Anna and Elsa at the Playhouse
When: Sunday, July 6th, 11am to 1pm
Where: The Big Playhouse, 316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, 855.343.7529
If you’re heading out of Bergen….
What: Bronx Zoo hosts Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
Why: The Latin Grammy Winner knows how to get your kids a jammin’ with their interactive show.
When: Friday, July 4th through Sunday, July 6th, 12:30 and 3:30 showtimes
Where: Grizzly Corner at The Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY
What: Brick Fest Live Lego Festival
Why: Lego fans little and big report for a lego-stravaganza.
When: Friday, July 11th through Sunday, July 13th
Where: Meadowlands Expo Center
What: Set sail on the Hudson with the Family on the AJ Meerwald
Why: These 2-3 hour science-focused trips introduce kids to river creatures and sell out every year so book early!
When: Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th (check website for times/pricing)
Where: Departure from Alpine Boat Basin
What: Thomas the Train—a Day out with Thomas
Why: 20 minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, and Thomas-themed activities
When: July 11th to July 20th (Check website for times)
Where: Delaware River Road Excursions, 100 Elizabeth St, Phllipsburg