Top Things To Do In New Jersey in April

Top Ten 2017 Seasonal Attractions and Places to Visit

courtesy: Essex County Dept of Parks

The arrival of April brings Spring into full bloom with the greening of trees, the emergence of flowers and the resurgence of many outdoor activities.

The more adventurous can get out to enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking, canoeing, and some early spring camping



Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.


1 - Take the Family To The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark

Newark Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossom Festival
April 8, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
Website (check here for scheduled events)
The second largest Cherry Blossom display in the United States with the National Cherry Blossom display in Washington, DC being the largest and usually occurs about two weeks earlier. This blossoms peak in the second and third weeks of April. There are over 3,000 cherry trees. The blossoms can be best enjoyed by a casual walk or picnic in the park. This is a week long festival with many events including a 10K race, trolley bus tours, and family Day with Japanese cultural activities, including demonstrations on origami, bonsai, ikebana, and martial arts.


2 - Get out an enjoy the outdoors and some exercise with some outstanding scenic hiking

Appalachian Trail

The New Jersey stretch of the Appalachian Trail is 74 miles long and begins at Abram S. Hewitt State Forest in the northern most point and runs west and south through Wawayanda State Park, High Point State Park, Stokes State Forest, ending at Worthington State Forest.
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3- Take In One of the Springs First Outdoor Music Festivals

NJ Folk Festival
Annual New Jersey Folk Festival
April 29, 2017
Douglass Campus
Rutgers University
New Brunswick
Website

A family friendly one day folk festival featuring three stages of music, dancing, craft vendors, children's activities, and food. This years theme will be Turkish Traditions.


4- Visit Atlantic City and Take in a Show, Dinner, and Some Gambling

Some of the Popular shows appearing at or near the casino's:

Brian Regan
Saturday April 1, 2017 8:00PM
Borgata Events Center
Tickets

Zucchero
Saturday April 1, 2017 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Tickets

Menopause - The Musical
Wednesday April 5, 2017 3:30PM
Caesars Atlantic City
Tickets

Katt Williams
Saturday April 8, 2017 8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Tickets
Paul Shaffer
Saturday April 8, 2017 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Tickets

Ben Folds
Friday April 21, 2017 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Tickets

Jerry Seinfeld
Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00PM
Borgata Events Center
Tickets

Lotus Land - A Tribute to Rush
Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00PM
Resorts Atlantic City - Superstar Theater
Tickets
Dennis DeYoung & Night Ranger
Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00PM
Harrah's
Tickets

Atlantic City Ballet: Carmen
Sunday April 23, 2017 4:00PM
Caesars
Tickets

Buddy Guy
Friday April 28, 2017 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Tickets

Dave Damiani
Saturday April 29, 2017 8:00PM
Resorts Atlantic City - Superstar Theater
Tickets

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5 - Take In A Music Festival at the Jersey Shore

Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Exit 0 International Jazz Festival
April 21, 22, 23, 2017
Multiple venues
Cape May, NJ
Website-lineup-schedule-tickets
Exit 0 Jazz plays host to over 100 international touring musicians. This year the venues with headliners on at The Schmidtchen Theatre on Friday features The Ultimate Tribute to Ray Charles featuring legendary funk saxophonist Maceo Parker with the Ray Charles Orchestra and the Raelettes. On Saturday the performance features the Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment. The most prominent artist blurring the musical lines between acoustic jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary R&B, pianist Robert Glasper became a crossover star with his electro-acoustic
At The Cape May Convention Hall, the featured artists performing will include It's a Breeze Stage include NeTTWork Trio with Charnette Moffett/Stanley Jordan/Jeff "Tain" Watts, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, and 2017 MusicConnects Artist in Residence Michael Pedicin. The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, PhillyBloco, Brian Betz/Denis DiBlasio Quartet, the Freddie Hendrix 4tet and gypsy jazz violinist Daisy Castro
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6 - Take A Scenic Canoe or Kayak trip In the Pinelands

Pine Barrens Canoeing

Many outdoor enthusiasts regard Pine Barrens canoing or paddling a kayak in the Pine Barrens as one of the best ways to experience the Pinelands up-close. The scenery is gorgeous - huge pines, cedars and oaks; birds singing; the clear brownish red cedar water of the river often times, the only sign of humanity in this vast forest as you quietly glide through the Pines.
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7 - Take The Family To A Museum

New Jersey Museum

New Jersey Museums offer a wide variety of exciting arts and natural science treasures and programs that are educational, fun, and adventuresome. If you are looking for a one day trip, or an attraction to complement your weekend getaway, visit one of New Jersey's treasured museums. Some suggestions are: The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton; The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial in Camden; The Newark Museum in Newark.
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8 - Take Your Dog To A Pet Friendly Outdoor Recreational Area
For Some Exercise

Dog Friendly Beach

April may be your last chance to take your dog to a Jersey Shore beach before the seasonal restrictions kick in.
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9 - Visit Morris County For a Historic, Cultural Experience

Morris County Shakespeare Theatre

Morris County has a rich historic background dating back to the Revolutionary War when it was known as The Military Capital of the American Revolution. During this period , Morristown was the home of two of General George Washington and his Continental Army's , winter encampments. Today visitors can get to see many of the historical sites and museums from that period.

Today, Morris County is a vibrant and charming suburban community with museums, performing arts, gardens, parks and outdoor recreation.

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10 - For a Romantic couples Experience Pamper Yourself at a Spa

Resort Spa Hotel

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