We rounded up our favorite picks for fun family friendly events in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
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Events Not To Miss:
What: Guardian Angel RC Church Carnival
Why: Games, rides, delicious food and more!
When: Now thru Saturday, June 6, 6-10pm
Where: 300 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale
What: National Donut Day
Why: Order a beverage at Dunkin Donuts and get a FREE donut, which makes it guilt free. At least, that’s how we see it…
When: Friday, June 5
Where: Dunkin Donuts locations
What: Westwood Festival
Why: Shop till you drop and bring the kids along for rides, music, food and more.
When: Now thru Saturday, June 6, 9am-5pm
Where: Westwood Ave., Westwood
What: Norwood Carnival
Why: Rides, games, food and fun!
When: Now thru Saturday, June 6, 6-10pm
Where: 177 Summit St., Norwood
What: Art in the Park
Why: Stroll around the park and shop the local artisans, handmade pottery, sculpture, jewelry and more.
When: Saturday, June 6, 10am-4pm
Where: Veteran’s Park, Hillsdale
What: Wyckoff Day
Why: Come down to the YMCA for a Strawberry Festival, Ducky Derby, rides, food, music, and so much more.
When: Saturday, June 6, 11am-5pm
Where: 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
What: Adventures of Robin Hood at NJPac
Why: A silly and unexpected take on the legend of Robin Hood.
When: Saturday, June 6, 2pm, Grades 3-8, $13-$25
Where: 1 Center St., Newark
What: Hackensack Riverkeeper Reservoir Challenge
Why: A day paddling out on the river, live music, food, and activities to keep the kiddos happy. Check the website for all the challenge options!
When: Saturday, June 6, Check-In at 7:45am, Rain Date: Sunday, June 7, Pre-Registration Required, $30 per paddler, $25 per boat rental
Where: Lake Shore Dr., Haworth
What: World Ungulate Day & Wetland Bird Day at Bergen County Zoo
Why: Celebrate all the unique animals that make their home at the Zoo.
When: Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 12-3pm
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
What: Yoga On The Hudson
Why: Dad’s on pancake duty and you get a perfect start to your Sunday.
When: Sunday, June 7, 8-9am, $10 suggested donation
Where: Undercliff Picnic Area on Henry Hudson Dr., Englewood Cliffs
What: Montvale Street Fair
Why: We love a good street fair & we know you do too. Stop by the Bergen Mama table to say Hello!
When: Sunday, June 7, 10am-5pm
Where: Along Paragon Dr., Montvale
What: Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival
Why: Food, music, face painting, bounce house, and more.
When: Sunday, June 7, 10am-6pm
Where: Main St., Fort Lee
What: Pond Celebration at Ruckman Pond
Why: Canoe rides, arts & crafts, tie-dying shirts, live music and more.
When: Sunday, June 7, 1-4pm
Where: Closter Nature Center, 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter
What: Guided Nature Walk at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Grab the family and take a seasonal walk.
When: Sunday, June 7, 3-4pm, $5, Pre-Registration required
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Garden Workshop at Abma’s Farm
Why: Make and take home a summer fairy/miniature/gnome garden.
When: Tuesday, June 9 at 10am & Saturday, June 13 at 9am, Pre-Registration Required
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
What: Ridgewood Movies in the Park
Why: Because your kids have never seen Star Wars…
When: Wednesday, June 10, Dusk
Where: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
What: Cooking for Teens: Fun with Fondant
Why: Because your future pastry chef needs this skill.
When: Thursday, June 11, 4pm, $35
Where: Chef Central, 240 Rt. 17 N., Paramus
If you’re heading out of Bergen…
What: Greek Festival in Rockland County
Why: Carnival rides, homemade greek food, live music and more.
When: Now thru Sunday, June 7 (12-11pm & 12-8pm on Sunday)
Where: 1 Merycrest Rd., West Nyack, NY
What: Astronomy Night at the Intrepid Museum
Why: Make outer space your own with the chief technologist for NASA.
When: Friday, June 5, 7-9:45pm, FREE, Pre-Registration required
Where: Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave., NYC
What: Beyond Planet Earth at Liberty Science Center
Why: Glimpse future missions to the Moon and beyond at this brand new exhibit.
When: Opens Friday, June 5 thru September 20
Where: 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
What: Summerfest at Point Pleasant
Why: The official summer kick-off with family entertainment all day long.
When: Saturday, June 6, 11am-7pm, Rain Date: Sunday, June 7
Where: Community Park, Point Pleasant
What: Monster Truck Day at Oasis Family Farm
Why: Monster truck fanatics, start your engines…
When: Saturday, June 6, 10:30am-4pm, $10 per rider
Where: 3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville
What: Strawberry Festival at Von Thun’s Country Farm Market & Greenhouses
Why: Strawberries, farm animals, hayrides, and tons of fun adult and kid activities.
When: Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 10am-4pm
Where: 519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
What: OLG Hoboken Fun Fest
Why: Zeppoles and tons of family fun because it was a LONG winter.
When: Saturday, June 6 (6-10pm) & Sunday, June 7 (11am-6pm)
Where: Hoboken Church Square Park, Willow Ave. (between 4th & 5th Streets), Hoboken
What: St. Anthony Feast
Why: Rides, games, food, and more.
When: Wednesday, June 10 thru Saturday, June 13 (Weekdays 6-10pm, Friday 6-11pm & Saturday 5-11pm)
Where: St. Anthony Parish, 270 Diamond Bridge Ave., Hawthorne
What: The Bossy Frog Band Concert
Why: Dance, sing-along, a 6 foot tall frog, and a very happy kid!
When: Thursday, June 11, 11am-12pm, FREE
Where: Nyack Farmer’s Market, 119 Main St., Nyack
What: Juneteenth Festival & Carnival
Why: Right in Englewood, days of family fun.
When: Thursday, June 11 thru Sunday, June 14 (Weekdays 5-10pm, Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm & Sunday 12-9pm)
Where: Depot Square, Demarest Ave. & Dean St., Englewood
What: Kelly Miller Circus at YJCC Bergen County
Why: Check out the fun at America’s One Ring Wonder show!
When: Sunday, June 14, 12pm & 4pm, Advanced ticket prices:Ages 12+/$12, Ages 2-11/$6
Where: 605 Pascack Rd., Washington Twp.
What: Country Western Night at Demarest Farms
Why: Because when else will you be able to bull ride in Hillsdale?
When: Friday, June 12, 6:30-10:30pm
Where: 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale