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,

State of NJ

NJ COVID 19 Update:
At this this time, New Jersey has lifted all COVID-19 Restrictions.

We  continue to recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.

April Festivals and Themed Events

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
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In response to the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Holland Ridge Farms has provided a drive-through tulip trail that would l be open to visitors to experience the flower fields from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles. While remaining in your car from start to finish, you'll be guided through the rows and rows of tulips, and as you make your way through the tulip beds, you'll be given a beautiful bunch of tulips as you exit

Phillipsburg Easter Bunny Train and Egg Hunt Ride
Trips run March 27, 28, and April 3, 4, 2021
99 Elizabeth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
Cost: $12 per child, $18 per adult
This is fun family event. Ride the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train. Your ride will wind along the scenic Delaware River leaving from the Historic District of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The train will travel along the river to Carpentersville and our destination will be the site of the historic Lime Kilns. In front of the 150 year old Lime kilns is a beautiful little glade filled with Easter eggs! Once we arrive you can get off the train, take a picture with Mr. Bunny and gather 4 Easter eggs! On the train enjoy our banjo playing Hobo and a Juggler!.

Atlantic City Easter Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Steel Pier
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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This event features the Steel Pier's Annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Bring your smiles for picture taking opportunities. The fun does not stop at breakfast! Children 12 years old and under that purchase a breakfast will receive a FREE RIDE WRISTBAND valid from noon until closing on April 3 only. Children must be present to receive the Ride Wristband. Some rides require an adult rider to accompany the child if the child does not meet the height requirement to ride alone. Adults will need to purchase tickets to ride. NO EXCEPTIONS. A Breakfast ticket will be issued when you arrive at Steel Pier, so please make sure everyone in your group is present to receive the tickets and wristbands for children. Please print your confirmation and bring it with you, along with your ID. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, powdered donuts, cold beverages, and coffee. Breakfast will be served from 11:00am until 12:30pm. Adults must accompany children during breakfast and will need to purchase a separate breakfast ticket. We are adhering to all social distancing guidelines.

19th Century Easter Celebration
Saturday, April 3, 2021; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire Chapel
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ
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Tickets MUST be purchased in advance! Tickets are limited! $8 per person, 2 & under is free
Help celebrate the opening of the village for 2021 and experience the villagers welcoming the Spring Season! Visit each of our historic buildings and witness a variety of 19th century demonstrations such as blacksmithing, woodworking, hearth cooking, Easter egg dying, and more! Also, participate in a plethora of Spring and Easter activities such as an egg roll competition, bonnet decorating, a scavenger hunt, and more!. COVID-19 VISITOR RULES • ALL VISITORS MUST WEAR A MASK inside the historic buildings and throughout the village grounds.

Easter Lunch Cruise
Sunday, April 4, 2021; Boards: 12:20 PM, Departs: 12:30 PM, Returns: 3:00 PM
Spirit Cruises
Sailing from Lincoln Harbor
1500 Harbor Boulevard
Weehawken, NJ
Two and a half-hour buffet lunch cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers Buffet lunch with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water Spectacular views of the city skyline and local landmarks, including world-famous sights like the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and more Live DJ Entertainment Guaranteed table for your party size

April 9, 2021: 8:00 PM
Brook Arts Center
10 Hamilton Street
Bound Brook, NJ
Three of NYC's most hilarious comedians will take you on a journey of laughter about finding love, being in love, relationships, marriage… and so much more! The lineup of stand-up comedians are regulars on the NYC comedy club circuit that will have audiences laughing well after they leave the theater. Hosted by LoHud Comedy's Actor/ Comedian Adam Oliensis, who recently appeared on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
(Social Distancing enforced)

The Sensational Soul Cruisers
Saturday, April 10, 2021: 5PM & 8PM
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ
New Jersey's top show band, performing the best of RnB, Motown, Disco and Philly Soul. Fans describe them as a cross between Kool and the Gang, Chicago and the Temptations, delivering a WOW" show, time after time. Their four choreographed lead vocalist deliver the greatest hits of The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five, The Spinners, Smokey Robinson and so many more

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival
April 23-25, 2021
Multiple venues
Cape May, NJ
Cape may comes alive this weekend with more than 40 jazz performances taking place in a three day multi-venue festival featuring top national headliners. All venues staged using otdoor spaces with multiple stages respecting all CDC and State of NJ Covid-19 guidelines.

Renaissance Faire
April 24, 25, 2021; 11am - 5pm
Located on the Village Greene side of Historic Smithville Village
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ
Fun for the whole family including comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more. Join in on the players of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire and travel back to the days of yore and merry olde England as the historic village of Smithville is transformed into the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance.  The good Duke of Northumberland has decreed merriment for all. Stroll amongst the wares of the local vendors and traveling merchants sporting historical gifts and finely crafted items. 

Waretown Wine Festival
Saturday, April 24, 25, 2021: 12 noon to 5 p.m. (rain or shine)
Waretown Recreation and Lake Area
182 Wells Mill Road
Waretown, NJ
Cost: $20 until the day of the event when it is $25. Designated drivers and festival attendees are $5.00 and Children Under 12 are FREE.
This annual event features a tasting of wines from many of the state's most prized wineries. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, and food vendors all overlooking a beautiful lake situated under magnificent shade trees

Classic Film Series on 35mm: THE WIZARD OF OZ
April 30, 2021: @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCPAC Main Stage
1601 Irving St
Rahway, NJ
Cost: $5
A Classic comes to the UCPAC! When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help. Enjoy popcorn, a pre-movie organ show played on our historic Wurlitzer Organ, a classic Betty Boop short, and a 35MM screening of The Wizard of Oz all for $5!
Socially distanced seating for all shows. Main Stage theater has a clean air air conditioner, meaning the air in our theater is not recycled air which greatly reduces the chance of Covid-19 particles spreading through the air.

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