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New Jersey is a great place to take in some FREE or low-cost family activities.

We love sharing with families fun things to do in NJ especially when it comes to events in New Jersey. 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.

Click on any New Jersey event listing below for more information on local events that we think your family will enjoy. Our New Jersey Calendar of Events also includes things to do this weekend by including weekend events in New Jersey.

Events are sometimes cancelled or postponed, before heading out please double check with the event organizer for current times and additional information. We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers.

Events are posted on Jersey Family Fun with information from various sources; as well as submissions from local businesses. Please note all events are subject to change without notice. Jersey Family Fun is not liable for errors, omissions, or changes to calendar event listings.

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POSTPONED Dairy Queen Free Cone Day

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm


March 13,2020 UPDATE Dairy Queen has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Free Cone Day. Please see the official announcement to learn more: http://bit.ly/DQAnnouncement.


Get your first taste of summer on the first day of spring with one free small vanilla cone* and help support children and families fighting devastating illness and injury.

During #FreeConeDay, participating DQ stores will accept donations to local Children’s Miracle Network® Hospital, Children’s Specialized Hospital. Since 1984, DQ and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have partnered to provide life-saving treatments to kids from across the U.S. and Canada.

To date, more than $150 million has been raised through donations from DQ Fans and franchisees, all of which stays local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

To learn more about the event contact Teresa McCann at 908-301-5518 or tmccann@childrens-specialized.org

Participating Locations:

  • 272 Liberty Ave, Little Ferry
  • 701 Park Ave, Freehold
  • 216 Old Tappan Rd, Old Tappan
  • 2625 Morris Ave, Union
  • 449 Rochelle Ave, Rochelle Park
  • Willowbrook Mall, Wayne
  • 109 Morristown Rd, Bernardsville
  • 1013 Route 70, Manchester
  • 337N Ave East, Cranford
  • 125 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Montvale
  • 186 Ramapa Valley Rd, Oakland
  • 735 E Hazelwood Ave, Rahway
  • 234 Park Ave, Rutherford
  • 231 State Route 31 S, Washington
  • 430 Market St, Saddle Brook
  • 259 Marshall Hill Rd, West Milford
  • 2648 State Rt. 23, Newfoundland
  • 182 Westfield Ave, Clark
  • 299 Franklin Ave, Wycoff
  • 1367 South Ave, Plainfield
  • 247 State Rt 23, Sussex
  • 1481 State Rt 23, Butler
  • 827 12th Ave, Belmar
  • 97 Atlantic Ave, Manasquan
  • 931 Fischer Blvd Ste 9, Toms River
  • 493 Us Hwy 9, Bayville
  • 117 Franklin Tpke, Mahwah

*Free small vanilla cone at participating non-mall U.S. locations. Not valid in Canada. All day, limit one per person.

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