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Upcoming Family Events in Hoboken

If you are looking for some fun up and coming family events in Hoboken, we have compiled a list of the best events to take the whole family.

Explore the list below and get to planning the next family event!

Family Events in Hoboken

Ice Age: Collision Course – Movies Under The Stars

If you want to watch a great family-friendly and kid-approved movie at night under the stars, look no further than this outdoor Ice Age movie! Bring your own drinks and snacks, chairs, a blanket and have a super fun night with the whole family. This is a perfect family event in Hoboken for the whole family.

Location: Mama Johnson Field – 8 pm

August 21st

Family Events in Hoboken

The Lizard Guys

If your kids love anything animals and reptiles, they are sure to love this special event in Hoboken. From lizards to snakes to frogs, your kids can get up close and personal to some of these super cool creepy crawlers.

Location: Bright Horizons at Maxwell Place

August 21st

Water Party

Is there any better way to end summer than with a huge Water Party? The whole family is sure to love this water-filled party with water balloons, water guns, and slip n’ slides, and so much more. This is the perfect way to kick off the beginning of the school year with the kiddos and one of the coolest family events in Hoboken.

Location: Pier 13

August 27th

Family Events in Hoboken

6th Annual All About Downtown Street Fair

With over 250 vendors from foods to unique arts and crafts, there is something for the whole family at with historic downtown street fair. There will be live music, cocktails and brews for the parents, and an awesome kids zone. The kid’s zone is filled with bounce houses, face painting, and tons more. This is one of the best family events in Hoboken.

Location: 170 Newark Ave # 192, Jersey City, NJ 07302

September 16th

Hoboken Italian Festival 

If you are looking for a family event in Hoboken with tons of food, culture, and entertainment, this will be the perfect event to check out later this summer. There will be a parade, fireworks, food, vendors of all kinds, and lots more.

Festival History: “The Hoboken Italian Festival, the premier Italian-American festival in the New Jersey tri-state area, is nearly 85 years old, and is derived from a festival in Italy that is over 600 years old. The festival occurs yearly, the weekend after Labor Day, for 4 days at beautiful Sinatra Park, on the historic waterfront of Hoboken, NJ. The highlight of the feast, beyond the fabulous variety of foods and entertainment, is the day long procession through the streets of Hoboken, including a painstaking reenactment of the “Blessing of the Fleet” in the Hudson River, all culminating with a huge fireworks extravaganza over the park. Sinatra Park, named after Hoboken’s favorite son, Frank Sinatra, is where On The Waterfront was filmed in 1954.”

Location: Adams Street, Hoboken NJ

September 7th – 10th

Summer Cooldown Play Date 

With a small fee, you can take your kids to an awesome event put on by Kidville in Hoboken. They will have tons of fun things for the kids and parents to do like eat ice pops, play in the Jumpy Castle, and splash about on the indoor water table. This is a great family event in Hoboken to end the summer.

Location: Kidville, Hoboken, NJ

September 7th 4 pm

Family Story Time

If you are looking for something fun, yet educational and relaxing, look no further than family story time at the JC Free Public Library. They always have great kids stories to read and the little ones always love them.

Location: 472 Jersey Ave, Main Library, 1st Floor, Jersey City 07302

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11:00 am

Mrs. M’€™s Wednesday Story Time

This is another story time option for kids ages 2 and up. It runs every Wednesday, although times vary so always check out the website before you plan your visit.

Location: 500 Park Ave, Hoboken 07030

Wednesdays around 10:30 am


This free family event in Hoboken is a great end of summer party to attend! There will be tons of things to do and the kids are sure to have a good time before the head back to school for the year. Activities are listed below for the day.

• Crafts & Activities
• Bounce House
• Petting Zoo & Face Painting
• Live Entertainment
• Local Food Vendors
• Basketball Competition

Location: Shuster Group & Hamilton House

September 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The 2017 Chili Cook-Off and Mac & Cheese Showdown Extravaganza

“We will have a lovely kids area – with plenty of fun Art Activities and Games. And of course, there will be plenty of LIVE MUSIC! Keep watch here for more info as it becomes available we will ost it here.

Suggested donation for entry is $10 adults / $5 kids to taste and vote for your favorite restaurant in the Cook-Off – and unlimited samples of amazing local foodies and chefs – and $20 suggested donation for the Collectors Glass and Homebrew Sampling – This event is a fundraiser for 4th Street Arts and Cathedral Hall.”

Location: Cathedral Hall, 380 Montgomery St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

September 17th 11 am to 4 pm


There is nothing more fun than some good old magic! Take out the whole family for this special events watch your kids eyes light up.

Location: Hamilton Park, Jersey City

September 24th


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