Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

These popular family festivals and events occur at venues in all corners of Northern NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.

They feature festivals and events with special themes and are known for having good music, food, entertainment, skilled artisans and performers, fun activities, crafts, and more!

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.



February 2020 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Romancing the Stars
Friday, February 14, 2020; 7:00 p.m
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey
908-526-1200
Website
This Friday evening program is for adult couples only
It's date night at the Planetarium! Enjoy a light-hearted look at the Universe. Stars, constellations, songs, and stories that celebrate love.

Middlebrook Five Generals Bus Tour

February 16, 2020; 10:00am — 6:00pm
The Historic Philip Van Horne House
941 E. Main St.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
732-356-8856
Website / Tickets
Experience five 18th century houses where George Washington and his top generals lived during the winter cantonment of 1778-79. Middlebrook is said to be the only location where five such houses still exist in their original location and are still open to the public outside of Williamsburg and Yorktown. Traveling by comfort coach, our narrators lay out the land as it was during the cantonment. As we visit each site, browse the museum and discover its history, then off to the next location.The stops are quick to give you a snapshot and desire to return at your own leisure. Tours are limited to 22 guests and run every hour from 10 am until 3 pm. Each tour is 2.5 hours (may be 3 hours depending on traffic).

Newark Improv Festival
Friday & Saturday, February 21, 22, 2020
Bradley Hall
110 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Website
Admission: Free - Rigistration recommended
This event features improv from all over the country touches down in Newark for an unforgettable weekend of free comedy shows. Come see hours of completely improvised comedy from diverse teams, duos, solo performers and even musical groups at the Newark Improv Festival.

OpenRoad Poetry: Poetry & Open Mic
February 22, 2020; 12pm - 2pm
Cafe Peanut
586 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Web Site
OpenRoadPoetry@gmail.com
Event Cost: $5.00 suggested donation
Join OpenRoad Poetry for the 2020 season kickoff event! Performers are welcome to share their preferred medium, the floor is yours!
(poetry, spoken word, singing, music, monologues, comedy, bellydancing, sitar, etc.)
First come, First to perform
We will be adhering to a strict 5-minute timeline to respect every performer.Sign-Up: 12PM. Open Mic performances: 12:30pm.
Refreshments available for purchase from Cafe Peanut
Proceeds from this event will help support Jersey City Writers (JCW). JCW is a nonprofit organization in Hudson County, NJ, dedicated to building a community for writers to develop and explore their craft by interacting with other writers. They inspire and support each other through dozens of monthly events, including workshops, writing prompts, marathons, and special events



March 2020 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Seussology
March 7, 2020; 11:00am & 3:30pm
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-3700
Website / Tickets
Tickets: Museum Members: $10 Non-Members: $15 (includes Museum admission) A $2 per ticket handling fee is added for all orders made by phone or online.
Celebrate the 115th birthday of one of the most beloved children's authors – Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel. This is a fun, lively and interactive program run by a very funny and silly Cat who causes all types of mischief. Explore the background of Dr. Seuss and his beloved works. You know Thing 1 and Thing 2, you will now meet Thing 3 – Wild Thing and watch him cause all kinds of mayhem. Come join in on this incredible journey.

The 2nd Annual Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festiva
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Saturday, March 21st, 2020 (Session 1: 12:30pm – 2:30pm Session 2: 3:30pm – 5:30pm)
Our Lady of Grace Church
in the Gym Space
422 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Website / Tickets
Cost: $30
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 - or dare we say, New Jersey?
Ticket Includes: A sample from EVERY participating vendor & you will receive a special punchcard to keep track Live Music Cheesy contests, activities & photo booth Swag & more awesome surprises!

Annual Spring Festival
March 28, 2020; 11am -2pm
Harborside Atrium
210 Hudson St
Jersey City, NJ
Website
Cost: $10 for children, free for aged 16+ adults.
This family event features lots of entertainment and fun with face painting, arts & crafts, magician, photo corner, music and more! Celebrate the spring season and upcoming Easter by coming together with other Jersey City families!



April 2020 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 4, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
Website (check here for scheduled events)
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.



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