Calendar of New Jersey Events

New Jersey is a great place to take in some FREE or low cost family activities. If you are looking for things to do in New Jersey today or in the days ahead, just take a look at our Calendar of New Jersey events. Follow the links below for more information on these New Jersey events and events in the surrounding area that we think your family will enjoy.

 

We love sharing with families fun things to do in NJ and we would be thrilled to let our readers know about your events in New Jersey. Don’t you want families to know about your events in NJ? For information on having your event listed and advertised on the Jersey Family Fun Calendar of New Jersey Events, please visit our event submission directions.

 

Here’s how best to use this Calendar of New Jersey Events

  • Click on the + sign for an event to get more brief details about the event.
  • Clicking on the read more link will take you to a blog post with more information about the event.
  • You can use the drop down menus under categories or tags to find events by the type of event or the county of the event’s location. Underneath the Calendar of New Jersey Events, you can subscribe to the calendar in a number of ways.
  • You can use the arrows at the top and bottom of the calendar to scroll to the previous listings or the next set of listing of New Jersey events.

 

After visiting our calendar you can find more great free things to do in New Jersey and free places to go in New Jersey in this Jersey Family Fun blog post, FREE Places to Go in New Jersey.

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Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Diggerland
SAND – SPECIAL ABILITIES NIGHT AT DIGGERLAND Special Abilities Nights at Diggerland USA, or SAND events, provide fun, judgment-free evenings for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends and are made...
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Whitesbog Village
Family Game Night: General Store 6pm – FREE event with a wide variety of games for the entire family, light refreshments will be served. For more info visit Whitesbog Village’s website.
Apr 29 all-day Raritan Valley Community College 3M Observatory
Astronomy Day Saturday, April 29, 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Join us for hands-on activities celebrating Astronomy and Science! Observe the Sun (safely) and the Moon through our telescopes. Use your body to tell time on...
Apr 29 all-day NJ Botanical Garden
Butterfly & Pollinator Garden Planting. Come help us plant a new butterfly garden at NJBG, filled with plants that attract may different pollinators. Sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society, this new garden area will...
Apr 29 all-day Your Local YMCA
YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,600 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long. When kids...
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Cattus Island Park
Cattus Island Nature Festival Location: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park Date: Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Rain or Shine and FREE of charge NEW YEAR, NEW NATURE CENTER, NEW...
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am Duke Farms
Up with the Birds: Early Spring Migrants 4/1/2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Educational, Recreational, Wildlife Bring your binoculars (or borrow a pair) for a guided bird walk of the property. Meet at the Orientation...
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
DATE: April 29, 2017 TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Cleanup COUNTY: Atlantic TIME(S): 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge 800 E. Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ COST: FREE AUDIENCE: All...
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm The Clipper Pavilion at South Mountain Recreation Complex
Join The Arc of Essex County at the 19th Annual Building Tomorrows 5k Run, Family Walk, and Fun Fest on Saturday, April, 29th at the Clipper Pavilion in West Orange, NJ. The event will once...
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Reed Reeves Arboretum
http://www.reeves-reedarboretum.org/childrenPrograms.php     Make a discovery at the Arboretum and enjoy a unique family experience. Drop by the Stackhouse Education Center on Saturdays, any time between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, for an interactive exploration...
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Essex County Environmental Center
4-H fairs give local youth and 4 H members the opportunity to exhibit the knowledge and skills that they have developed, whether that is a young person showing a pet they cared for or exhibiting...
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Croft Farm
Celebrate – learn – grow – as 5000 visitors and participants “Love Your Earth” at the 8th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival. The largest eco-event in South Jersey includes: o Family Fun Bike Ride 8:30...
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bergen County Zoo
 No Admission  Free Train Rides*  Free Carousel Rides*  Live Animal Demonstrations  Meet Local Service Organizations *rides are weather dependent, hours of operation may be different than event hours.
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Cattus Island County Park
Annual celebration of Natural Science Education Come for a day full of exciting activities such as van tours, nature walks, seining, kayak trips, lectures, and children’s programs. A variety of exhibitors, including a food vendor,...
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Cooper River Park
Join us for a Community Cleanup of the Cooper River/Farnham Park, with the NJDEP Area 18 Watershed Ambassador and our Camden area partners. We will meet at the parking lot of The Pub, and cleanup...
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Michaels Craft Stores
Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on...
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
April 29, 2017: Turkish Traditions! Join us for our 43nd festival event on Saturday, April 29th, 2017, to enjoy our Turkish Showcase. There will be live music and dance performances, an astounding array of crafts...
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Rutgers University
Welcome to Rutgers Day with expanded activities in Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark. This spring, we’re rolling out the scarlet carpet and inviting New Jersey residents and beyond. All are welcome and admission is free!...
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Princeton University Art Museum
Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week...
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am Burlington County Library
This special story time is open to children with their caregivers and will feature interactive stories, songs and movement designed for children on the autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. Please contact Ms. Lisa for...
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Your Local Barnes & Noble
  We Are the Dinosaurs Storytime Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00 AM Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful...
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm The Historic Village at Allaire
Allaire BBQ and Brew Festival April 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm $5 allaire-smaller-file Join us for a day of hops and hogs in the village! This is our first beer festival in the...
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Barnes and Noble
Come on over to our place for great stories, good conversation and a simple activity. Today’s Storytime is especially suited for children ages 3 to 5. Join us!
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm Deptford Skating Center
FREE backyard event on Saturday, April 29th from 11am to 2:30pm. Inflatables, playground, face painting, limbo contest, volleyball, obstacle course and MORE! Space is limited. Want to stay and skate? Skating (if you attend the...
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Lakeshore Learning
Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts.     One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily...
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Scotch Plains Public Library
http://www.scotlib.org/sppl/events/   Mother Goose Story Time & Craft April 22 Ladybug Story Time & Craft April 29 Space Story Time & Craft May 6 Gardening Story Time & Craft May 13 Dinosaur Story Time &...
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Manahawkin Lake Park
Many vehicles on display Extra fun includes, clowns, bounce houses and face painting Rain or Shine  
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Trailside Nature Center
Come to the Trailside Nature Center for a nature story time.  
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm County Fairgrounds
Central Jersey Tractor Pullers Association 2017 Schedule of Events updated 10/23/16 Date of Event Day and Time April 29- Pull schedule#2 Saturday Garden Tractors – 11am Large Tractors – 4pm May 27- Pull schedule#3 Saturday...
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Harimus Cemetery
  SAVE The DATE!! The Annual “Celebrate Mother Earth Festival” will be Sat, April 29 at Historic Jersey City Cemetery!!! Don’t miss this awaited annual celebration of Earth & Arbor Day! Come enjoy our amazing...