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,


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

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 2 - 10, 2022
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
Website
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.

Annual Easter Bunny Express
Trips run April 3, 9, 10, & 16, 2022
Departing:
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza,
Whippany, NJ
(973) 887-8177‎
Website/Tickets
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.

3rd Annual Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival
Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Downtown Hoboken, NJ
Tickets
Cost: $12 – $35
Join in on the Party With Purpose for a Mac & Cheese crawl you don't want to miss! Round up your crew, bring your family, and get ready to sample all kinds of Mac & Cheese creations (more on that below) from some of the best spots in Hoboken.
Ticket Includes: A sample of Mac & Cheese from every participating location A portion of each ticket will benefit Party With Purpose*, a Hoboken non-profit supporting children's initiatives

Jersey City Wine Fest
April 22, 2022 6:30-10:30PM
Harborside Atrium
210 Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ
Tickets
Cost: $15 - $70
Wine Fest is your all access pass to try wines from both local and abroad. Travel the world of wine at Harborside's waterfront property with a magnificent NYC skyline!. Guests will enjoy wine samples for the session paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games.

7th Annual - A Day of Wine, Romance, and More!
April 23, 2022; Noon - 5pm
Brook Hollow Winery
594 Highway 94
Columbia, NJ
Free Admssion
Phone:760-822-4611
Website
The largest book signing event of its kind in New Jersey! Over 40 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.

Paramus Food Truck Festival
Sunday, AprilL 24, 2022; 11 AM – 7 PM
700 Paramus Park
Paramus, NJ
Website
Cost:$5, Kids under 5 FREE
Food! Beer! Music! Fun! New Jersey foodies, eat your hearts out! It’s a fun filled family day! Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some great music, make for an enchanting and fulfilling Spring day. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs, pups, pop ups and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the beer and sangria garden. Face painting, kids activities and more!
They are requesting that all attendees bring a non-perishable canned or boxed item to help support the Food Pantry. Please help those less fortunate.

Morristown Restaurant Week
Monday, April 25 - through Friday, April 29, 2022
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

Chester Food Truck and Music Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2022; 11 AM – 7 PM
Municipal Field
134 Main St,
Chester, NJ
Website
Cost: $5 • Kids under 5 FREE
This event features Food! Beer! Music! Fun! New Jersey foodies, eat your hearts out! It's a fun-filled family day! Over 20 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some incredible bands, make for an enchanting and fulfilling Spring day. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs, pups, and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the beer and sangria garden along with the amazing sounds. Face painting, vendors, kids activities. Event is a Benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad & The Chester/Mendham Food Pantry.

Pathways of History
April 30 & May 1, 2022
Morris County
Morris County Historical Society
68 Lafayette Avenue, NJ 07960
Website
mchsacornhall@gmail.com
Event Cost: Free
More than four centuries of Morris County history and culture will be on display during the family-friendly Pathways of History tour Sat., April 30, and Sun., May, 1, noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Volunteers will be on hand to provide the history and significance of the nearly two dozen participating sites.



Central Jersey April Festivals and Themed Events

Allentown Daffodil Days Festival
March 26 through April 3, 2022
Website
Allentown, NJ
The Festival is full of family-friendly events set amongst 3,000 daffodils.
A parade at noon on Saturday March 26th kicks off a full slate of more than 30 activities (many free) and boutique shop specials. Master gardeners will answer your questions and you can meet Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher while enjoying the blooms. Take a "spin" in an indoor forest or a self-guided tour of the local scenic countryside. Savor a chocolate creation of your own making and create daffodil-themed craft projects worthy of your talents. From awe-inspiring tales of colonial times to a bike parade, art contest and walks through Allentown's Heritage Park to enjoy a timeless story of Spring or support cancer research, there's something for everyone.

Red Bank Street Fair & Craft Show
April 10, 2022: 11am – 5pm
Monmouth St & Broad St
Red Bank, NJ
(908) 654-1400
Website
Free Admission
This event features Artists, Crafters, Vendors, Food, Rides, Live Music, DJ, Dancing, Delicious foods, Performances and more! Children's rides, Games, and More!

Holland Ridge Farms - U-Pick Tulip Festival
Mid until end April, 2022
Holland Ridge Farms
86 Rues Road
Cream Ridge NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: General Admission - $13 Price includes NJ tax – no extra fees! Only valid for the day and time slot you select at checkout. All guests age 3 and up require a ticket. Infants 2 and under FREE
Start date depends on weather, usually 2nd -3rd week in April, and running for three weeks.
Located on 300+ acres, this is a stunning farm landscape of multi-colored tulips -- a dream setting for photos and videos amongst the flowers. This past fall, the farm planted 8 million tulip bulbs, now making it the biggest u-pick flower farm in the USA!
Guests can expect to enjoy tulip picking (just $1 a stem), photo props and selfie opportunities, furry friends at the animal barn, Little Sprouts Feeding Zoo with hundreds of adorable mini farm animals, food vendors, a bakery, gift shops, and more.

The Easter Bunny Fly-In at Solberg Airport
Saturday, April 16, 2022: Gates open at 1:30-2:00 PM, Easter Bunny arrives at 3:00 PM, Hot-Air Balloons at 6:00 PM.
Solberg-Hunterdon Airport
39 Thor Solberg Road |
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Website & Information
908 -534-4000
Admission: Free
Note: This event is weather permitting. High winds, rain or soggy fields may cause the cancelation of the event.
The Easter Bunny flies into Solberg Airport to visit with local children and adults every spring. Attendees will get to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. There will also be airplane rides, static aircraft displays, walk-through hot-air balloons, face-painting, sand-art, a cookout, and much-much more.

Asbury Park Annual Easter Day Parade
April 17, 2022; Easter Sunday @ 1pm
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Website
"In your Easter bonnet, with the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade". Get dressed up in your Sunday best and stroll the boardwalk at this legendary celebration!

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week
Friday, April 22 - Sunday, May 1, 2022 Outdoor dining + inddor dining + takeout will be availale at participating restaurants. Enjoy a 3-course meal with your choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert for either $30.22 or $40.22
For Information and participating restaurants

Ewing Restaurant Week
April 23 - 29, 2022
This is a great opportunity to try a new restaurant or visit an old favorite.
For Information and participating restaurants

Bound Brook Food Truck Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2022; 11am - 7pm
Billian Legion Park
E High St,
Bound Brook, NJ
Facebook
Cost: $5 • Kids under 5 free! Admission is paid at the Front Entry Area.
This a fun filled family day with Food! Beer! Music!and more. This event will feature 15+ gourmet Food Trucks, Live Music from 3 bands, Beer, Sangria & Margarita Garden, Pony rides, petting zoo, knockerball, hatchet throwing, Face Painting, Kids Activities, Vendors, and so much more! Visitors are asked to bring a canned or boxed item for donation to the food pantry

Lambertville Shad Fest
April 23 & 24, 2022; Rain or shine
Downtown
Lambertville, NJ
Website
The Shad Fest is about Fun, Family, and Fish. It features children's activities, 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!

Manville Food Truck & Music Bash
Saturday, April 23, 2022; 11am to 7pm
Gerber Field
1324 Dukes Parkway
Manville, NJ
Website
Cost: $5 • Kids under 5 FREEhttps://www.stannclassical.org/foodtruck
Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It's a fun filled family day! This event is a Benefit for Manville PBA 236 & will feature 15+ gourmet Food Trucks, Live Music from 3 bands, Beer, Sangria & Margarita Garden, Pony rides, petting zoo, knockerball, hatchet throwing, Inflatables, Face Painting, Kids Activities, Vendors, and so much more!

Roxey Ballet Presents "Mowgli" & "Graduation Ball"
April 23, 24, 2022: @2pm
Villa Victoria Theater
376 W Upper Ferry Rd
Ewing, NJ
Website/Tickets
"Mowgli" is a family-friendly performance for children of all ages. The story itself teaches audience members that one should let go one's fears and move forward. Attendees will get to experience the exciting jungle adventure of Roxey Ballet's Mowgli Based on Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book.
Graduation Ball is a ballet in one act choreographed by Mark Roxey. The ballet is set in a fashionable Viennese school for girls during the 1840s.

United For Impact Food Truck Festival
Sunday, April 24, 2022; 12pm - 4pm
West Main Street Performance Park
31 W Main St
Freehold, NJ 07728
Website
This event features food trucks, music by The Joe Baracata Band, Eddie Testa Band, & Step Aside along with games and kis activities
and games in Downtown Freehold, where there's always something going on, at the United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties' United For Impact Food Truck Festival.

Englishtown Spring Swap Meet and Auto Show
Friday - Sunday, April 29 - May 1, 2022
Raceway Park
230 Pension Road
Englishtown NJ
732-446-7800
Website
The Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show is held rain or shine. It runs on pavement and grass, over 300 Cars for Sale with free parking for attendees. Sale merchandise consists of a wide array of parts, accessories and miscellaneous items. The show's are judged by "People's Choice" on Saturday and Sunday. Top 10 Trophies Each Day, Dash Plaques to First 100 Each Day.

Allaire Spring Craft Show
Saturday, April 30, 2022; 10am - 4pm
The Historic Village at Allaire Allaire State Park
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ
Tickets
Cost: $5
This event features over 80 crafters, Allaire artisans, floral exhibits, historic demonstrations, and more. There will be Historic Demonstrations throughout the village. Local artists will be demonstrating their work. Paintings, pottery, textiles and more! In addition to craft demonstrations at the Carpenter, Blacksmith, and Tinsmith shops! General Store, Bakery, Food Truck - Pilsen Gourmet will be open throughout the day!

New Jersey Folk Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Douglass Campus
Rutgers University
New Brunswick
Website

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 "On the Move: Transportation and Migration" which highlights ideas of transportation, migration, and life in motion.
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.

Food Trucks Spring Fling
Saturday April 30th & Sunday May 1st, 2022: 2 sessions to choose from each day: 11:00am-3:00pm & 4:00pm-8:00pm
Oak Tree Lodge
1412 Schoolhouse Rd
Wall Twp, NJ
Tickets
Tickets are available online or $15 at the door. You must have a ticket to enter, under 5 is free & no pets please.
Lots of food trucks, Dj Dave, a petting zoo, clowns, cornhole, 18 hole mini golf, horse shoes, inflatable slide, VIP fire pits, Vendors, ATMs, Liquor, Beer & wine! Lots of seating with 100s of socially distanced picnic tables!
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Valerie Fund's Camp Happy Times, a one-week overnight camp experience for any child aged 5-21 who has or has had cancer.





South  Jersey April Festivals and Themed Events

Mardi Gras "Phat Sunday"
April 3, 2022: 12PM-10PM
ShowBoat Hotel
801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Website
609-813-1250
This all-day, all-out, all-ages extravaganza will feature an Opening Parade & performance by a popular Philly Mummer String Band, Music & live entertainment, retail & craft vendors, food & snack vendors, festival foods, kids fun features, Costumes contests for kids and adults, guest appearances, and More! And don't forget to wear your fancy costumes and dancing shows.

Ocean City Con Comic Book & Memorabilia Show
Sunday, April 3, 2022: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Music Pier
Ocean City, NJ
Website
This event features Comic book vendors from all genres under one roof.

New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival!

April 8th, 9th and 10th, 2022
Showboat Hotel
801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Tickets
The event will include over 20 well known celebrities, many Indie Horror films, Film Awards, Exclusive Q and A panels, 100 vendors, Cosplay, Trivia Contest, Photo Ops and more!

Rockin' on the River @ Battleship New Jersey
Sunday, April 10, 2022: @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ
(856) 966-1652
Tickets
Join in for a day of music onboard the Battleship New Jersey.
This year's featured bands include:
Screaming Matilda, The Blitz Band, and 99 Reasons

Ocean City Easter Fashion Stroll
Sunday, April 17, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In front of the Music Pier.
Ocean City, NJ
Website
Come dressed in your Easter's best for our Fashion Stroll and meet the Easter Bunny. Judging begins at 1 p.m. Prizes awarded for Best Dressed Children, Teen, Adults and Family.

Bordentown City PorchFest!
Saturday, April 30th, 2022; 12-5PM- a rain or shine event.
Bordentown, NJ
Website
Cost: Free
This family event features musicians of all genres and styles playing free shows on porches throughout the City. Attendees are invited to stroll from porch to porch and relax on front lawns and sidewalks as they enjoy live, local talent. Neighbors offer their porches where performers volunteer their talents. They pair the two and performances are held throughout the City. A PorchFest guide listing host porches and performance schedules will be available before the event.





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