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It’s the unofficial start to summer! Celebrate Memorial Day weekend in South Jersey with plenty of events where you can start the season off right.

 

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

May 26, 27, 28 & 29
The largest kite festival in North America is right here on the coast of South Jersey. 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.

 

Memorial Beach Challenge

May 27
Race down the beach over walls and under nets at this seaside obstacle course in Ocean City. Registration takes place from 2 to 10 pm on Friday and 6 to 7:30 am on Saturday, and all proceeds benefit The 31Heroes Project. The race begins at 8 am, and kids ages 4 to 12 can participate in a kid run afterward. For more information, call 856-905-0583 or visit the website.

 

May Fair

May 27
Walk a mile of art galleries, craft booths and so much more during 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. For more information, visit the website.

 

Fit & Fun Festival

May 27 & 28
Make fitness a fun family activity during this special festival at Camden Children’s Garden. Get ideas for simple physical activities and healthy eating while enjoying the beautiful garden and kid-friendly attractions from 1 to 4 pm. Free to attend. For more information, call 856-365-8733 or visit the website.

 

NJ Renaissance Faire

May 27 & 28
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 at 1195 Florence Columbus Road in Bordentown. The event runs from 10 am to 6 pm both days. For more information, visit the website.

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