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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Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – May 13 @ 1:00 pm Palisades Community Center
Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market: Serving Bergen and Rockland Counties for 9 years! Housed in a charming historic schoolhouse, the Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market has everything you need to make delicious seasonal meals. Every...
Feb 19 all-day Environmental Education Center (EEC)
MAPLE SUGARING Maple sugaring is a tradition in the Northeast that began centuries ago with the Native Americans and colonists. People of all ages are invited to see this tradition brought to life at the...
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Frelinghuysen Arboretum
FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM, 353 EAST HANOVER AVENUE, MORRIS TOWNSHIP Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt. Visitors can pick up the list, head outside and...
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Bergen County Zoo
The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. **Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**...
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
Come meet these characters at Learning Express Toys of Holmdel. Free!   February 5 Mickey Mouse February 11 Marshall from Paw Patrol February 12 Captain America February 19 Ariel February 25 Sofia the First February 26 Elmo
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Dey Mansion
The Centennial of the young nation’s first great hero inspired great celebration among early 19th century Americans.They gathered to offer toasts to George Washington and other important figures of the day. They also held balls,...
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  1-2 p.m. Stop by the Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch, to make a beach-themed craft. While there, ask a Park System Naturalist your beach-y questions and watch as we feed our...
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cape May County Zoo
Come join our education staff for an extra special animal craft project. Guest critters will be on hand to help! This program will be held every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Ages 3 to...
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm New Jersey Botanical Garden
February 19 (Sunday), 1 pm Family Woodland Hike. Join NJBG hike leaders on an easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals, and geology around you on a hike...
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Maple Sugaring Demo All Ages. Learn the process of maple sugaring from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup...
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cheesequake State Park Nature Center
February 19 Recycled Tree Craft 1 p.m.FREE; ages 6 and up Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center (732) 566-3208 Note: ADA accessible. Meet at the Nature Center to craft a tree from recycled products
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm InfoAge Science Center
InfoAge is proud to celebrate Black History Month. Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:00pm there will be a presentation by Monmouth University Prof. Melissa Ziobro, followed by a showing of “No Short Climb: Race Workers &...
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm NJ State Museum
Join us on the 3rd weekend of every month for a story and a craft activity. Story time is always at 2:00 pm. Stories relate to current exhibits and collections and are always entertaining. Crafts...
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Barnes and Noble
Every Monday morning is cause for celebration with Monday Morning Storytime! Enjoy new and classic stories by favorite children’s authors and illustrators. Participate in crafts and activities. All are welcome and sure to be delighted!
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Bergen County Zoo
The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. **Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**...
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm State Theatre
Looking for something to do on Presidents Day? At State Theatre New Jersey’s annual Family Day festival, families can spend the school-day holiday enjoying dozens of performances, workshops, and hands on activities—many of them free—plus...
Feb 20 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am Logan Township Library
Join Logan Township Library for Baby’s Way to Books.  Bring your baby to 2 year old child for stories, songs & crafts. For more info visit Logan Township Library’s website.
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Barnes & Noble
Come and hear assorted children’s stories read by our enthusiastic booksellers.
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm The Woodland
Fun kids music from Preschool of Rock’s band! Come rock with us on your day off… the show is free!
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Millenium Skate World
President’s Day Skate at Millennium Monday, February 20th 10am-11:59am Early Bird Special .99ct Admission *stay ALL day until 5pm ~~~~~ 12pm-5pm Open Skating $5.00 Admission ~~~~~
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 pm Logan Township Library
This story time is designed for children 2-3 years. Research shows that story time activities positively impact your child’s development and introduce the skills needed to succeed in school. Story times include picture books, poems,...
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Meadowlands Family Success Center
Teach your children (ages 2-6) the value of eating healthy with Registered Dietitian, Alison Halpern. Class starts at 12:00 PM on Monday, February 20th.b
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rockaway Mall- upper level, center court
Kidgits Club members join us at the play area for our Winter Carnival. Games of skill, giveaways, balloons, refresments and much more! 2-4pm. Not a member of the Kidgits Club? Sign up at the event....
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Trailside Nature and Science Center
For more information click here THE GRAND FALLOONS PRESENTS PROFESSOR W’S EARTH SCIENCE CIRCUS Children will enjoy magic, juggling and exciting circus fun as Professor W takes them on a unique and lively ex- ploration...
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Wildwood Crest Library
Description:  Kids age 6-10 are invited to attend Art @ the Library sponsored by the Cape May Center for Community Arts. After enjoying a picture book, children will experiment artistically with the mediums or themes...
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Millenium Skate World
Costume Character Skate Night Every Monday night 6pm-9pm February 6 Elmo February 13 Spiderman February 20 Batman February 27 Spongebob   Admission: $5.00 Skate Rental: included with the admission
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Glassboro Library
Need homework help? Drop in to get help from our Rowan student tutors every week. Students of all ages are welcome to bring their questions to get the help they need! For more info visit...
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Deptford Free Public Library
Come build Lego creations at the Deptford Free Public Library. Open to children of all ages. No registration required. For more info visit Deptford Free Public Library’s website.
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Chick-fil-A Audubon Crossings
Come to Family Night at Chick-fil-A Audubon Crossings for an entertaining evening with Magic Mike! For more information visit Chick-fil-A’s website.camd
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spring Equinox Walk – Sandy Hook, NJ Mon Mar 20th 5:00pm – 7:00pm Meet at Building 18 at 5:00 PM, 18 Hartshorne Dr, Highlands, NJ 07732, USA map Called the equinox because it’s one of...