Starting on May 25, people among the Paramus community and other folks in surrounding towns are invited to attend the L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival at Westfield Garden State Plaza to enjoy food, rides and entertainment. Hosted by L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence), a nationwide nonprofit that works with communities to help students understand the dangers of drugs and violence, the L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival will be open to the public from:

Thursday, May 25 – Sunday, June 11

The hours are:

  • Wednesday – Friday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday/Memorial Day: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

β€œWe’re excited to bring our L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival to Westfield Garden State Plaza as the public will get to enjoy various activities at the event,” said Nick DeMauro, CEO of L.E.A.D. β€œWe look forward to seeing the turnout as everyone who attends will help us to advance the program that we have for school children in Paramus, by preventing more students in the town from becoming involved with drugs and violence and continuing to improve police-community relationships.”

Along with fairway rides, performances will be held byΒ Anastasini CircusΒ at the L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival, which are included in the general admission price of $5. Midway will be provided by Reithoffer Shows.

To purchase discounted ride tickets and mega passes in advance of the event, please visitΒ First Responder Night will be on Wednesdays at the L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival, where all first responders will receive free admission for themselves and a guest when they present a valid badge or ID card at the gate. There will also be a sale on Memorial Day, which will allow attendees $10 off the ride wristband and free admission from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or to donate, please visitΒ

NJ Carnivals does not operate, nor is affiliated with any event listed on this website. Hours, prices, and dates are subject to change without notice.