Summer is right around the corner, and we’re getting ready for sun-soaked days of festivals and fun. Check out the festivals happening now to make the wait a little more bearable.


Wildwoods International Kite Festival

4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The largest kite festival in North America is right here on the coast of South Jersey. From May 26 to 29, you can see kites of all shapes and sizes at Wildwoods International Kite Festival – there’s even an illuminated kite event on Friday night. The free weekend is packed with stunts, workshops and competitions at the Wildwoods Convention Center and kicks off at noon with the “Unlocking of the Ocean” ceremony on Friday. Call 732-822-4884 or visit the website for a full schedule.


Blueberry Festival

Whitesbog Village
120 West Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills
Whitesbog Village invites families to celebrate the blueberry at its 34th Annual Blueberry Festival. The nearly 170-year-old farm has been growing the berry since the beginning of the 20th century and uses the weekend to celebrate it with crafters, artists and food vendors. Festivities run from 10 am to 4 pm on June 24 and 25. For more information, visit the website.


Fit & Fun Festival

Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Drive, Camden
Feeling fit is more fun when you’re with the whole family – and Camden Children’s Garden can help make that happen. During the Fit & Fun Festival on May 27 and 28, you can find ideas for a healthy lifestyle, including physical activities and nutritious eating tips. The festival is included with park admission and runs from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, visit the website.


Glass Weekend

1501 Glasstown Road, Millville
You’ll become mesmerized watching artists sculpt and blow glass into pieces of art during WheatonArts’ Glass Weekend. Explore exhibitions, watch artist demonstrations and attend special lectures, panel discussions, social events and hands-on glass-making programs. The event runs from June 9 to 11, and tickets cost $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for students. For the program schedule and to register, visit the website.


Wine & Music Festival

Sharrott Winery
370 South Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton
Taste more than 100 local wines while you listen to live music, dig into dishes from food trucks and browse crafters at Sharrott Winery’s Wine & Music Festival on June 3 and 4. Advanced tickets are available until May 28 and cost $15 ($12 for Club Members). They also include a souvenir glass and wine tasting. Tickets at the gate cost $20 ($15 for Club Members). For more information and tickets, visit the website.


NJ Renaissance Faire

1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown
Step back in time for the weekend at the NJ Renaissance Faire. Check out seven stages of entertainment, sword fighters, magicians and much more Medieval talent. The event runs from 10 am to 6 pm on May 27 and 28, and June 3, 4, 10 and 11. For more information, visit the website.


May Fair

678 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
Walk a mile of art galleries, craft booths and so much more at Collingswood’s 37th Annual May Fair. Visit the “KidZone” for pony rides and carnival games, or take in a show at one of the live music stages. But don’t forget to try the food vendors and browse the antique and classic auto show. The free fair runs from 10 am to 5 pm along Haddon Avenue on May 27. For more information, visit the website.


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