New Jersey April Events: 2024 Edition

As April unfolds in New Jersey, the state comes alive with a plethora of events and attractions to explore. From blooming cherry blossoms to exciting outdoor festivals, there is no shortage of things to do during this vibrant month.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or simply looking for a fun day out, April in New Jersey promises a diverse array of events and attractions to suit every interest. Don't miss out on the chance to experience the beauty and excitement that this month has to offer.

Area 57 Festival

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 2024
Events and Festivals 

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 6 - 14, 2024
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
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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 festival features 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.

5th Annual Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival
Saturday, April 6, 2024: 1 PM to 5 PM
Downtown Hoboken, NJ
Cost: $35
This family event features a party wuith a purpose. Visitors will get to sample all kinds of Mac & Cheese dishes from some of the best spots in Hoboken.
Ticket Includes: A sample of Mac & Cheese from every participating location.

Dan And Shay, April 12, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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West Orange Restaurant Week
Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 21, 2024
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Daffodil Day at the Arboretum
Sunday, April 14, 2024: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave
Summit, NJ
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Daffodil Day features one of the largest daffodil collections in New Jersey with over 50,000 bulbs in bloom in the Arboretum's glacially carved Daffodil Bowl! Visitors will get to enjoy spring themed games and crafts, a story trail, music, food, market vendors, an art exhibit, and the "Green Goats."

Morristown Restaurant Week
Monday, April 15 until Friday, April 19, 2024
This event will feature a variety of dining options for families, date nights, business occasions and so much more. In addition to special menus and dining deals,
Visit their site to learn more

Judas Priest Friday, April 19, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Whole lotta Empanada Food Truck and Music Festival
Saturday, April 20, 2024; 11am - 7pm
20th Century Park
60 Elizabeth St
Garfield, NJ
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Event Cost: $5 Admission • Under 5 Free
This festive event features 14 Empanada vendors plus 7 additional Gourmet Food Trucks, offering lobster rolls, seafood, Puerto Rican, Mexican, over the top shakes, chicken, egg rolls, argentinian bbq, garlic knot sliders, tacos, dessert and more! Vote for your favorite.
There will be live music featuring Mr Love Joy & the incredible Castillo y El Sexteto Quisqueya Salsa Band, beer, margarita & sangria, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, miniature golf, bungee trampoline, face painting, sand art, vendors & a great day of family fun!

Spring Encampment at Jockey Hollow
April 20 - 21, 2024; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Jockey Hollow
GPS Address:
580- 600 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ
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This event features re-enactors from across the northeast. The special event focuses on the life and times of soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War. It's an event full of activities for the whole family. Highlights for the weekend include: demonstrations in camp of cooking, sewing, and other camp chores, military maneuvers, and musket firing and a special "children's muster," where children can learn to drill and march like Revolutionary soldiers.

Paramus Food Truck Festival
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Paramus Park Mall-North
700 Paramus Park
Paramus, NJ
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Cost:$5, Kids under 5 FREE
The event features 23 Gourmet Food Trucks, music, pony rides, petting zoo, knockerball, bungee trampoline, mini golf, inflatables, face painting, sand art, vendors & a beer, sangria & margarita garden. wth an added attraction: DINOSAURS ARISE! The Dinosaurs come Alive with amazing animatronic costumes & puppets for All ages. You can pet, feed walk, sit on and play with them. They make cute noises and even burp if they are fed too much! Bring your appetite, friends, family, lawn chairs, pups and blankets. .
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.

Other New Jersey April 2024
Festivals and Themed Events

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