June 4: Set Sail
Splash into Sahara Sams for an unforgettable party all in the name of a good cause. A Nautical Night Out takes guests on an adventure of a lifetime, with a formal dinner, custom cocktails, live entertainment and, of course, waterpark fun all under one roof. The special event benefits the SAMBULANCE program, a nonprofit that travels to provide safety training for special needs individuals.
7 p.m. at Sahara Sam’s Oasis, 535 Route 73, Berlin, NauticalNightOut.com, $60 for single, $100 for double, $300 for six
June 4: No Place Like Home
Celebrate all that’s wonderful about Moorestown at the annual Moorestown Day. Held every year along Main Street in the heart of town, the full-day festival brings out vendors, games and fun for kids, food and even live theatrical performances, all to help kick off the sunny days and happy memories to come with the summer season.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Main Street, Moorestown, MoorestownBusiness.com
June 6: All Aboard
Get an up-close-and-personal look at the Battleship New Jersey while tasting bites and sips from some of South Jersey’s best chefs. The annual Taste of South Jersey lands on the battleship for the first time this year, on the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, bringing with it samples from more than a dozen caterers, restaurants and bakers from the area, as well as a cash bar with South Jersey wine and beer.
6-8 p.m. at the Battleship New Jersey, Camden, CamdenCounty.com, $25 in advance, $35 at the door with $5 off for veterans
Take your family on a journey to the magical village of Crossford, a faraway land (nestled right in South Jersey) with fun for all ages. The New Jersey Renaissance Faire returns with a new theme for 2016, featuring Brunhilda and her Viking horde who compete in traditional Renaissance games. There will also be craft vendors and merchants, as well as the annual mead hall, sponsored by Valenzano Winery.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Liberty Lake Camp, Bordentown, NJRenFaire.com, prices vary for adults, children and season passes
June 11: Running on all Fours
Grab your furry friends and join other animal lovers at the annual Animal Welfare Association Paws and Feet 5K Race & Doggie Fun Day. The morning starts with a 5k walk and fun run, as well as a 1 miler, where participants are encouraged to bring their dogs along for the fun. Costumes are encouraged, and the race ends with a Doggie Fun Day featuring vendors, food, music and more. Proceeds go to the Animal Welfare Association and their pets.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Eastern Regional High School, Voorhees, AWANJ.org
June 14: In Bloom
The Horticultural Society of South Jersey celebrates the end of the season with their Spring Flower Show. Featuring potted plants, themed arrangements, horticultural photography and more, this annual show is open to the public and is arranged and designed to embrace the beauty of the flowers and plants grown all across the area.
7 p.m. at the Tilelli Community Center, Cherry Hill, HSSSJ.org, free
June 19: Shopping for Pop
Celebrate Father’s Day with the Clover Market, an area tradition that is making its first-ever appearance in Collingswood. The Clover Market brings in more than 100 vendors to sell antique homewares, vintage clothing and hand crafted goods, alongside family-friendly games, a run of food trucks and more. Live music runs all day long as visitors can browse and find the perfect last-minute gift for dad.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Irvin Ave., Collingswood, TheCloverMarket.com
June 25: Cheers
Almost 20 wineries team up to create a weekend-long festival, including live music, food trucks, crafters and more at the Washington Lake Park Wine Festival. Admission gets you a souvenir wine glass as well as access to over 300 wine samples to sip, all made right here in New Jersey.
June 25, noon-6 p.m. and June 26, noon-4 p.m. at the Washington Lake Park Amphitheater, Washington Township, NewJerseyWineEvents.com, $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 3 (May, 2016).
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