Fall Family Events in Jersey City
Ah Autumn! The leaves begin to change colors, the weather calls for our favorite sweaters and pumpkins and apples need picking. The days may be getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean the family fun has to stop! Fall is packed with events that the whole family will enjoy. Don’t know where to start? No problem! We’ve created a list of Family Events In and Around Jersey City just for you!
Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival
September 30th 11 AM – 6 PM
The 25th Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival returns from 11 AM to 6 PM on September 30th on Washington Street between Observer Highway and Seventh Street. Over 200 artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors, local restaurants and businesses and much more. There will be live music on three stages and a children’s area at Third Street will have face painting, sand art, rides, games & live performance. Admission free. Rain or shine
Jersey City Art & Studio Tour
October 4th – October 7th
In 2017, nearly 1,000 visual artists, performers, musicians and literary arts individuals were featured in over 160 art event spaces all across the City This year, the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour will be hosting over 21-square miles of art exhibits, performances, installations, curated tours, special events, children’s experiences. October 4th is their kickoff event from 6 pm – 9 pm! Festivities on October 5th & 6th are from 12 pm – 6pm. And the last day of the event, October 7th, will run from 12pm – 5 pm! Here is a map with location details.
JC Harvest Festival 2018
October 13th from 10 AM – 1 PM
Celebrate the beautiful colors and festivities of fall during the October 13th Harvest Fest at City Hall Plaza. Bring the family and enjoy pumpkin decoration, face painting, music for kids and more. Make sure you bring your camera! There will be plenty of fall themed decorations to snap a photo in front of!
Hoboken Harvest Fest
October 20th 11 AM – 3 PM
Head over to Pier A Park at 100 Sinatra Drive and enjoy a day full of fun at the Hoboken Harvest Fest! You and your family can take part in free activities including pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, hayrides, music and crafts! Food vendors will offer tasty delights for purchase.
Celebrate Fall 2018
October 21st 11 AM – 4 PM
Games, crafts, music, seasonal cooking demonstrations makes for an afternoon of seasonal fun at this eagerly anticipated fall festival! With Halloween right around the corner, families can explore the Spooky Trail, show off their pumpkin decorating skills and join the costume parade. The event will be hosted at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum which can be found at 165 Hobart Ave, Summit.
4th Annual Parade of Veterans and Heroes
November 10th 12 PM – 2 PM
Jersey City celebrates the 4th Annual Parade of Veterans and Heroes. The parade will march along the Newark Avenue side of Dickinson High School and conclude in front of City Hall. The event will include many parade floats, marching bands, military vehicles, local ROTC cadets, color guards, active and former military personnel from all branches of the armed forces, VFW members, AMVETS, and other organizations that support and honor our veterans and heroes. With nearly 2,000 participants in the 2016 parade, it has quickly become NJ’s premier destination parade in honor of those who keep America safe and free.
Hamilton Park Farmers Market
Every Wednesday (until December 19, 2018) 3 PM – 7:30 PM
Make sure you bring your reusable bags because you’ll surely leave with the fresh fruits, produce and baked goods from the Hamilton Farmers Market. There will be live entertainment on the first Wednesday of every month and every third Wednesday is Pop-Up-Wednesday! This allows artwork, craft and goods vendors the opportunity to showcase their work!