It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for your kids.

Another school year is over and it's finally summer break.

I remember how excited I would get for summer just so I could be outside every day and play around with my friends.

I also remember how exhausted my poor mother would get when all three of her kids were home for almost three months.

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Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash
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There are so many summer activities you can enroll your kids in to keep them occupied like day camps (sleep away camps if you really want to get rid of them…kidding), music classes, cooking classes, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, library programs, and so many more.

As fun as all of that is, sometimes even the kids need a “break” from learning because even though it’s the summer, those programs are still educational.

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Taking your kids to see a live show of their favorite TV, movie, or YouTube character is like you going to a concert to see your favorite artist.

I only have a 13-month-old but when my son saw Mickey Mouse in person for the first time, his excitement made me cry happy tears.

His current obsession is a group on YouTube called Bounce Patrol from Australia and we say it all the time, if they were to ever go on tour here in the States, we would definitely take our son to see them.

Kids love to see their favorite characters come to life.

Here are the live shows coming to New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City this summer fit for the whole family:

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation

5 weeks of summer starting June 18, 2022

Theatre Row, New York City

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

July 30-31, 2022

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

Kidz Bop Live

August 5, 2022

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

The KIDZ BOP Kids Performing At The Beacon Theatre, New York City | KIDZ BOP Live 2018
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Kidz Bop Live

August 6, 2022

Freedom Mortgage Pavilion, Camden, NJ

Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert

August 16, 2022

The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA

Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert

August 21, 2022

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

The fun doesn’t have to end when summer is over. Here are a few more shows happening the rest of this year:

Disney on Ice: Frozen and Encanto

November 2-6, 2022

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big VIP Night
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Disney Princess: The Concert

November 26, 2022

Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank, NJ

Disney on Ice: Frozen and Encanto

November 10-13, 2022

Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

Bluey’s Big Play

November 18-20, 2022

Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City

Bluey’s Big Play

December 2-3, 2022

Kimmel Cultural Campus, Philadelphia, PA

Disney on Ice: Frozen and Encanto

December 26-31, 2022

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

Disney On Ice presents "Frozen" Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt in New Orleans
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Paw Patrol Live

December 30-31, 2022

NJPAC, Newark, NJ

Nickelodeon And VStar Entertainment Group's PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue"
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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Morning Show Producer Kristen. Any opinions expressed are her own.
Questions, corrections, or comments? Send Producer Kristen an email at kristen.accardi@townsquaremedia.com or follow her on Instagram.

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