April Events: Our Top Picks To Plan
Your Day Out in New Jersey

Discover New Jersey's Best April Events: Uncover The Month's Top seasonal attractions, popular events, and hidden gems

This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, kids events, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests,

Warren Community College

If you are curious about life – after high school or looking to change careers – but are uncertain of your future, check out Area 57.  Warren Community College will be showcasing their Uncrewed Systems Programs.

Note: 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.

North Jersey April Festivals and Themed Events

Annual Easter Bunny Express
Trips run: March 26, April 1, 2, 8, 2023
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza,
Whippany, NJ
(973) 887-8177‎
Celebrate the return of Spring with a fun themed train ride through northern New Jersey! The Easter Bunny and helpers will be on board greeting everyone during the 45-minute round-trip ride along the historic Whippanong Trail. Your train ride departs from and returns to the Whippany Railway Museum site in Morris County, NJ. You'll enjoy the comfort of heated passenger coaches as the Easter Bunny makes his way through to visit with you and your child.

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 1 - 16, 2023
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
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.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band 2023 Tour Friday • Apr 14, 2023 • 7:30 PM Prudential Center, Newark, NJ - Ticketmster. You also can find seats on secondary market sites like StubHub and SeatGeek
The tour marks the first time since 2017 that Springsteen and the E Street Band have toured together. The tour would be in support of his 2020 album, Letter to You.

Daffodil Day at the Arboretum
Sunday, April 16, 2023: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave
Summit, NJ
908-273-8787 ext. 1010
Daffodil Day is a decades-old tradition in Summit, when visitors to the Arboretum have an opportunity to enjoy one of the largest daffodil collections in New Jersey – over 50,000 bulbs in bloom in the Arboretum's glacially carved Daffodil Bowl! The day's activities include spring themed games and crafts, a story trail, music, food, market vendors, our current art exhibit, and of course, the Green Goats will be here.

Saturday, April 22, 2023
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $24.61 - $79.53
This event features the newest and coolest vegan food, bev and lifestyle brands on the market for all to explore. Spend the afternoon enjoying food and beverage samples, entertaining competitions at Main Stage complimented by live music and DJ, games and activities, photo ops, the ultimate kids zone, and shopping in the eco-marketplace!

Morristown Restaurant Week
Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28, 2023
From International flair to American classic, Morristown offers a variety of dining options for families, date nights, business occasions and so much more. In addition to special menus and dining deals, Morristown Restaurant Week boasts special events at many of its restaurants including wine pairings, tasting menus and special entertainment.
For Information and participating restaurants

Area 57 - Flying Objects & Other Fun
April 29, 2023
Warren Community College
Route 57
Washington, NJ
[email protected]
The event is free for students, Veterans, and seniors. For other visitors, a suggested $5 donation is appreciated,
Area 57 will showcase the College's nationally acclaimed Uncrewed Systems Program, which teaches piloting, design and development, and the maintenance and repair of drones, as well as AI and Robotics.
This event will also feature a presentation on How A Balloon Works. Get hands-on experience handling a balloon, with RE/MAX of NJ. Walk inside an actual hot air balloon, that will be cold inflated with fans. Special shape hot air balloon, Fred G Monster, will also invade the event.

8th Annual - A Day of Wine, Romance, and More!
April 29, 30, 2023; Noon - 5pm
Brook Hollow Winery
594 Highway 94
Columbia, NJ
Free Admssion
The largest book signing event of its kind in New Jersey! Over 45 local authors representing a wide range of genres will be on hand for this unique event. Grab a glass of Brook Hollow's excellent wine and take a stroll. Meet the actual authors and peruse their books. Whether you're looking for your next book boyfriend, a heart-racing thriller, or something for your child or grandchild, you'll find it here! Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day with the authors.
Wine tastings optional.

Central Jersey April Festivals and Themed Events

The 2nd Annual Daffodil Days Festival
March 25 – April 2, 2023
Sensi Park & Downtown, Allentown, NJ
Full Calendar OF Events
The Festival is full of family-friendly events set amongst 5,000 daffodils planted by volunteers all across town.
A parade at noon on Saturday March 25th kicks off a full slate of more than 30 activities (many free) and boutique shop specials.
Meet King Alfred Daffodil and his court amongst the blooms of Sensi Park with free activities for children. Join in the "Welcome Spring Gala" at 6 pm for an elegant evening in the Olde Mill set to the music of the McAllister Trio. From awe-inspiring tales of colonial times to chocolate making, walks through Allentown's Heritage Park to enjoy a timeless story of Spring, and even the Easter Bunny -- there's something for everyone. Local merchants, crafters, and restaurateurs will be waiting to serve you their finest offerings in celebration of the season.

Tulip Festival
Weather permitting, beginning early April and remain in bloom for two to three weeks.
Holland Ridge Farms
86 Rues Road
Cream Ridge, NJ
Website/Check dates/Ticket purchase
Don't fly to Holland, drive to Holland! Each year they introduce new and exciting props which makes them one of the best places for photos in all of New Jersey. For this annual spring event, the farm also has food trucks, a bakery, a ton of farm animals, a gift shop and merch store. Come pick flowers, take photos, and make memories!

Do Portugal Circus
April 7th - 23rd, 2023
Woodbridge Center
250 Woodbridge Center Dr
Woodbridge Township, NJ
Do Portugal Circus is an internationally acclaimed circus group who have been enthralling audiences across the globe for over 30 years with its entertaining performances.
A reputable international circus, Do Portugal Circus, is proud to announce its upcoming performances in New Jersey. This circus ia a show for whole family. Acts include - motorcyclists in the globe of death, swinging trapeze, aerialists, jugglers, hand balancers, magicians , clowns and dancers. The circus only performs human acts' There are no animals in any of their performances.

Roxey Ballet Presents "Journey  Back To The 80’s"
April 14, 15, 16, 2023: @2pm
Villa Victoria Theater
376 W Upper Ferry Rd
Ewing, NJ
Coat: $47-$50
Journey Back To The 80’s is a family-friendly for all ages. an epic music and dance extravaganza that brings the babyboomers and generation Z together enjoying classic 80's music played live by an 80's tribute band GruvTyme. Phenomenal choreography and dancing by Roxey Ballet will take the audience back to the era of rock 'n roll, shoulder pads and iconic music!

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week
Friday, April 21 thru Sunday April 30, 2023
Outdoor dining + indoor dining + takeout will be available at participating restaurants. Enjoy a 3-course meal with your choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert for either $30.23 or $40.23
For Information and participating restaurants

Lambertville Shad Fest
April 22 & 23, 2023; 11am - 5pm both days, Rain or shine
Lambertville, NJ
This popular annual festival is about Fun, Family, and Fish. It features children's activities, live music, a home & garden section, a farmer's market, a food court, and the region's finest artists and crafters featuring everything – jewelry, ceramics, and more!

Rock of Ages Musical
April 23, 2023
Brookdale Performing Arts Center
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ
Cost: $20
The ultimate 80s Party! Rock of Ages takes you back to the time of bands with big egos, big guitar solos, and even bigger hair! Featuring the music of hit bands including REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, and Journey, this hit musical was nominated for five Tony Awards (R) including Best Musical. Set at the end of the 1980s in one of the Sunset Strip's last legendary venues, a place where superstar Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

New Jersey Folk Festival
Saturday, April 29th, 2023
Douglass Campus
Rutgers University
New Brunswick

Free Admission
A family friendly one day folk festival featuring three stages of music, dancing, craft vendors, children's activities, and food. This year's theme is "New Directions in Folk" which highlights musicians who are bringing tradition and social justice into conversation with the present, the future, and the avante garde!
This festival is not only for fun but it serves to educate people on the culture and history of traditional indigenous people, multicultural forms, and artists in New Jersey. It showcases the folk tradition and aspires to share it with the younger generations.

South  Jersey April Festivals and Themed Events

Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
April 6, 2023; 8-10PM
Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ
Purchase tickets from the Lighthouse Keeper the evening of the event.
Climb the 199 steps to the Watch Gallery at the top of the Cape May Lighthouse, to enjoy the grand vista of the evening sky and the full moon from atop this majestic beacon at nighttime.

Ocean City Doo Dah Parade
Saturday, April 15, 2023: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ocean City, NJ
The Doo Dah Parade Welcome in the Spring season with this comedy parade complete with over 300 basset hounds.
It begins Noon on Asbury Ave. from 6th Street to 12th Street and then up to the Boardwalk ending at 6th & Boardwalk.

Daffodil Day in Moorestown
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:00 am
Main Street, between Chester Avenue and Church Street.
Moorestown, NJ
Spring arrives with horse-drawn carriages, live entertainment by local musicians, arts & crafts demonstrations, sidewalk sales, merchant specials--and lots of daffodils!

Ocean City Sports Memorabilia Show
Saturday, April 29, 2023
In front of the Music Pier.
Ocean City, NJ
The show will feature vendors with an assortment of sports memorabilia, and also include sports stars who will participate in question-and-answer sessions and sign autographs.

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