Best 2019 Easter events in New Jersey

Discover the top Easter Events, Parades, and Egg Hunts.

Celebrating Easter in New Jersey

This year Easter falls on April 21, 2019

Celebrating Easter is about springtime festivals, new light colored spring outfits, and for kids to enjoy Easter bunnies, colored eggs, and Easter egg hunts.

The Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs

Over the years Easter has become more secular in spirit, though it has it's celebrations based on both pagan and Christian underpinnings.

Pagan Spring festivities following the dark cold days of winter, were bright and celebratory. With the onset of warmer, lighter days, and the birth of new life that nature thrusts upon us, many of the current Easter symbols and events evolved from pagan Spring and equinox celebrations.

In Medieval Europe, eggs being viewed as the symbol of life, were hung on trees and Maypoles during pagan spring or equinox festivals. In ancient Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Rome, during the equinox festivals, eggs were colored, used as decorations, eaten, and were sometimes used as gifts.

The Easter bunny, representing the fertility of the rabbit, has become a secular Easter symbol. It was the German immigrants and their children that are believed to introduce the Easter Bunny and the colored eggs in the U.S

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.

Northern NJ 2019 Easter Events

Easter and Springtime Family Festival!
Saturday, April 6th through Monday April 22, 2019;10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24)
Chester, New Jersey
Website
Enjoy lots of family fun activities including: Scenic hay wagon rides around the farm Admission to Moon Bounce, Pony rides, Wagon train rides, Corn kingdom Easter Egg Hunt (available continuously) (includes 5 eggs per child plus 1 golden egg) Visit with our adorable baby farm animals Visit with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera), and see our Antique Farm Museum Enjoy a cozy campfire to keep you warm and to roast your marshmallows (each child gets 4 marshmallows). Journey through the Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg story with complimentary hot and cold cider!

27th Annual Easter Bunny Express

April 7th, 13th, 14th, & 20th, 2019
Departing:
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza,
Whippany, NJ
(973) 887-8177‎
Website
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 Morristown & Erie Railway's historic Whippanong Trail. You'll enjoy the comfort of heated passenger coaches as the Easter Bunny's helpers hand out holiday treats for the kids. You are welcome to bring your camera to take photos en route (free of charge), but be aware that the Easter Bunny has to visit many children and can't stay long with each person. For Tickets & information see website above.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00 AM, Rain Date - Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:00 PM0 pm)
Crestwood Lake
Allendale
Website
Ages 12 and Under & Special Egg Hunt for Mothers!
Special Prizes for those who find the plastic eggs. Music and Special appearance by Peter Cottontail.

Hoboken Family Alliance Spring Fling Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13, 2019: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Columbus Park
Clinton Street, between 9th & 10th Streets
Hoboken
Website
This event features Easter egg hunts for toddlers
Bring a basket to collect the eggs! The egg hunts will be continuous, starting at 10 am, and children will trade their found (empty) eggs for a bag of goodies to take home, so that we can reuse and recycle the eggs for other participants.

Phillipsburg Easter Bunny Train and Egg Hunt Ride
Trips run April 13, 14 & 20, 2019
99 Elizabeth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
Website
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!.

Easter in the Park
Saturday, April 20, 2019; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
Ridgewood, NJ
Website
Ben & Jerry's sponsoring their famous Easter Egg Hunt for 4-7 year old children. The Easter Parade will kick off at 11 am starting at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square. Following the parade, children may have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. This event will feature arts and crafts, music and entertainment for the entire family.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum
Saturday, April 20, 2019: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Liberty Hall Museum
Kean University
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
Website
Fee: $10.00 for 1 child & 1 adult; additional adults are $5.00 each Reservations required, call 908-527-0400
Children will explore the grounds of Liberty Hall, searching for plastic eggs hidden throughout the landscape and filled with holiday treats. A surprise visit from the Easter Bunny caps off the event. Rain or Shine! Space is limited to 100 children per session.

Heaven Hill Farm Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contest

Aprin 20, 2019; 11am - 4pm
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route 94
Vernon, New Jersey 07462
W eb Site
Contact Name: Kathy Andresen, Phone: 973-764-5144, Email: kathy@heavenhillfarm.com
Event Cost: Free Admission
This celebtares the Easter saason wirh an Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contes Join the Easter Bunny for a fun-filled day. The fields will be filled with eggs and with kids running wild. Also available carnival rides, hayrides, face painting, gym mining, sand art, pony rides, and more. Find the special Golden Egg and win a prize!

Easter Bunny Breakfast!
Sunday, April 21, 2019; 10AM
Imagine That! Children's Museum
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, N.J. 07932
Website
This event features a Breakfast and a meeting with the Easter Bunny . Children will receive an Easter basket. They will be serving bagels, juice & coffee to all guests. Picture your child and the Easter Bunny together for a fantastic, lifetime memory! Bring your camera!

Easter Brunch Cruise
Sunday, April 21, 2019; Boards: 11:30 AM, Departs: 12:00 PM, Returns: 2:00 PM
Spirit Cruises
Sailing from Lincoln Harbor
Weehawken, NJ
Website
Celebrating Easter on the water is a great way to kick off Spring with awesome views of the Manhattan skyline. Includes live entertainment, DJ dancing, an appearance by the Easter Bunny and a lunch buffet with additional kid-friendly items including pizza, chicken fingers and French fries.

Central NJ 2019 Easter Events

Easter Egg Hunts on the Farm
April 13, 14, 19 & 20, 2019: (11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm)
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr,
Robbinsville, NJ
609-818-1140
Website
Cost: $ 11 Per Participant (12 eggs per participant)
Special zones for age groups 1 & up.. Meet, greet, and take your spring photos with the Easter Bunny! Great prizes, fun activities, and delicious treats included! Each participant will have the chance to find 12 eggs filled with surprises. Just bring your favorite basket! . Call ahead to RSVP! Large groups welcome.

Belmar Children's Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 13th, 2019; at 11AM (Rain date April 14th)
4th Avenue Beach
Belmar, NJ
Website
(732) 681-3700
The annual Easter Egg Hunt is open to Belmar residents free of charge. Over 3,000 eggs are placed in the sand on the Second Avenue beach and children ages 1-9 enjoy hunting for them. Two eggs in each age category contain a ticket for a special treat. Come join the Easter Bunny on the beach for this fun event!
Ages 1-3 4th Ave Beach Entrance
Ages 4-5 3rd Ave Beach Entrance
Ages 6-7 3rd ave Beach Entrance
Ages 8-9 2nd ave Beach Entrance

Easter Egg Hunt on the beach
April 14, 2019, 1pm - 3pm
Seaside Heights
800-732-7467
Website
Free Easter Egg Hunt on the beach! A Boardwalk and beach full of smiling faces and 15,000 pastel eggs filled with prizes from Boardwalk merchants are all part of the fun!

Allaire Village Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20, 2019 ; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Allaire State Park
Route 524 (also known as 4265 Atlantic Avenue)
Farmingdale, NJ
732-938-5524
Website
There are over 15,000 eggs on the village green. Hunts will take place every 15 minutes between 11:30 am and 4pm. Children will be grouped according to age, into the following categories: 0-1 (with an assisting adult), 2-3 (with an assisting adult), 4-5 (kids only, no adult assistance), 6-7 (kids only, no adult assistance), and 8-10 (kids only, no adult assistance). Each child can hunt for 6 eggs total. No more than 6 eggs will be allowed per child. Please realize the plastic eggs contain small toys not suitable for small children.

Easter at the Pier
April 20th, 2019 12PM - 4PM
Pier Village - Festival Plaza
Ocean Ave and Centennial Dr,
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Web Site
Contact: 732-923-0100
Event Cost: free except for amusement rides
This annual event features a Meet & Greet with the Easter Bunny, a Bunny Hop, Entertainment, Amusements, a Face painting, an Easter Bonnet Parade, an Egg Hunt, and Much More!
Children of all ages are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to join in the Egg Hunt on the beach. Over 5000 filled eggs hidden on the beach with special golden eggs for bigger prizes. Wear your Easter Bonnets for the parade!

Bunny Chase
April 20, 21, 2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Website - For Information
A free, fun event for families with kids. Follow the treasure hunt clues and find a spring surprise at the end of the hunt! Wonderful for children ages 2 – 8 years. Each child can make a bunny to take home; everyone can enjoy a Terhune Orchards bunny cookie. Event is weather-dependent.

The Easter Bunny Fly-In at Solberg Airport
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 3:00PM: Gates Open 1:30PM, Easter Bunny arrives at 3:00pm, Hot-Air Balloons at 5:30pm.
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 21, 2019; Easter Sunday @ 1pm
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Website
This is a long standing tradition that brings out families dressed in their finest spring outfits.
Rain or Shine. In the event of inclement weather, the event is held in Convention Hall or the Paramount Theatre.

Jenkinson's Annual Easter Parade
April 21, 2019: @ 1pm
Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
732-892-0600
Website
Registration runs from 11:30am to 12:30pm in front of Joey Tomatoes. Easter Parade will begin at 1pm.
This popular family event will features prizes for categories including: The funniest, best float, best bonnet, multiples, and cutest. (boy/girl categories ages 10 and under).

Southern NJ 2019 Easter Events

EggstravaganZoo!
Saturday, April13, 2019; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Cape May County Park and Zoo
707 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ
Website
609-465-5271
Free Admission
This free event will feature a visite by the Easter Bunny. Visitors will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with the popular rabbit – so bring your camera. In addition, there will be educational displays, scavenger hunt, crafts and live animal encounters. The event will kick off with an Easter Egg Hunt in the park from 10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be busy packing lots of new and animal themed eggs along with more eggs than EVER before.

Easter Kegg Hunt at Historic Cold Spring Village
Saturday, April 20, 2019; 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9 South
Cape May, NJ 08204
Website
Cost: Free Admission
Hop on over and sign up to play! Start at the Brewery and ask a tasting room server for your answer sheet. Follow the directions to explore Historic Cold Spring Village for eggs. When you find an egg open it up and answer the question to move to your next clue. At the end, put your answers inside the Easter Kegg. One lucky winner with the correct answers will be drawn on Easter, Sunday, April 21st. This lucky winner will get a Free Cold Spring Brewery Growler!

Children's Garden Brunch With Bunny
Saturday, April 20, 2019; 10:00am
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103
Website
Children's tickets include: catered brunch, Garden admission, Easter Egg Hunt, printed picture with the Easter bunny, crafts & a ride on the Garden Carousel. Reservations must be made in advance.

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 12 PM (Rain date is Sunday )
On the beach at Lincoln Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
609.729.5501
Facebook page
Children ages 1-12 are invited to dig for eggs buried in the sand. Each egg contains a toy and a golden egg is worth a bigger prize.

Celebrate Easter at Storybook Land
April 20, 21, 2019
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322)
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Website
(609) 646-0103
Storybook land is an exciting venue for children's entertainment and educational activities.
The Easter Bunny Visits Storybook Land on each of the two three days with an Easter egg hunt running continuously from 11am - 5pm.

Atlantic City Steel Pier's Easter Best Dressed Contest
Sunday, April 21st, 2019; 2 PM
Steel Pier
Back of Steel Pier at the Ocean Reef Oasis Stage
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08752
609-513-1690
Website
Registration: Noon - 2 pm; Contest Starts: 2:30 pm Sharp
Fun for the entire family. Features Ages Boy/Girl 0-12, Best Bonnet, and Best Dressed Family
Great Prizes! The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and goodie bag giveaways (while supplies last). There will also be a Buy One Get One FREE Ride Ticket Sale at all ticket-booths.

Ed's Funcade Easter Sunday Egg Hunt in the Hay
Sunday, April 21, 2019; 12 noon-2pm
On the Boardwalk at 23rd Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
Website
609-729-3223
MEGA EGGA HUNT on Easter Sunday for kids under 12, held in the hay.

Easter Fashion Promenade
Sunday, April 21, 2019; 1pm - 2pm, Judging begins at 1:00pm
In front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace  & Boardwalk. 
Ocean City, NJ
Website
609-399-6111
Come dressed in your Easter's best to stroll in our Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny. Prizes awarded for For Best Dressed Children,Teen, Adults and Family.

Smithville Easter Parade
Sunday, April 21, 2019; 12- 5pm
Historic Smithville
615 E Moss Mill Rd
Smithville, New Jersey
Website
Put on your Easter best and stroll the Village in style! Awards will be given out for best outfits! Begins at The Smithville Inn. Colonial Easter Bunny will be strolling the village from 12- 5pm


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