Best NJ February Events and Festivals:
Our Top Picks To Plan Your Day Out in New Jersey

NJ February Events

Discover New Jersey's Best February Events and Festivals:
Uncover The Month's Top seasonal attractions, popular events, and hidden gems

February is one of the the coldest months of the year and a time for many indoor events ---- and for the more adventurous, there are some great outdoor winter fun activities like skiing, snow boarding, and skating. February is also the time to celebrate Valentines Day and Presidents weekend. In the United States, Presidents Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of February.

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.

Northern NJ February 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

Annual West Orange Classic Film Festival
Sundays, now thru March 5th, 2023, excluding Super Bowl Sunday
AMC Theatre in Essex Green Shopping Center
Prospect Avenue
West Orange, NJ.
The West Orange Classic Film Festival provides lovers of cinema a chance to experience their favorite films as they were meant to be seen— on the big screen.
The film lineup is "The Adventures of Robin Hood" on Jan. 8 with speaker Stephen Whitty; Abbott and Costello's "Jack and the Beanstalk" on Jan. 15 with speaker Bob Furmanek; "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" on Jan. 22 with speaker John Chasse; Jean Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast" on Jan. 29 with speaker Gerard Amsellem; "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad" on Feb. 5 with speaker Paul Castiglia; "Yellow Submarine" on Feb. 19 with speaker Dave Zimmer; "The Princess Bride" on Feb. 26 with speaker Stephen Whitty; and "Field of Dreams" on March 5 with speaker Ed Randall.

Maple Sugaring Demo & Festival
Saturdays and Sundays: February 4 and 5, February 18 and 19, February 25 and 26, March 4 and 5, March 11 or 12, 2023
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center .
247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ
Cost: $6 per person
Preregistration is required. For more information, 973.635.6629
Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make real maple syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Finish with a syrup taste test! This program will be held entirely outdoors, so dress for the weather. Syrup will be available for purchase, while supplies last.

Maple Sugaring at the Environmental Education Center

Saturdays & Sundays, February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18. 19, 25, 26, 2023
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge
Visit Site/registration
908-722-1200 ext.5002
Cost: $6 per student/senior $7 per adult
Visitors will get see how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present, and see the boiling process that produces delicious New Jersey maple syrup. This 90-minute program is conducted at our Sugar Shack, a ½-mile hike from the EEC.
Please arrive at the EEC 20-30 minutes before the program start time and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Boots are recommended as the trails can be wet, muddy, and/or covered by snow.

Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe Saturday, February 11, 2023 • 8:00 PM Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, Atlantic City, NJ - Ticketmaster. You also can find seats on a secondary market site like SeatGeek.

Marc Anthony Viviendo Tour - Saturday, February 11, 2023 - Prudential Center, Newark, NJ - Ticketmaster
The unprecedented prince of Latin music will continue his highly-acclaimed Viviendo tour with his massive hits, fan favorites, and plenty of surprises!

Jersey City Brewsology
Saturday, February 11, 2023: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $50 – $65
This is a one of a kind experience -- a night at the museum! The event will feature dozens of local and domestic breweries, sampling over 150 beers. General admission will be 8pm to 11pm and Early admission will be 7pm to 11pm (in addition to the added hour, Early Admission will include specialty beers poured for the early session)
Tickets will not be sold at the door and tickets are non refundable.

Valentine's Day Planetarium Shows - Romancing the Stars & Laser Love
Tuesday, February 14, 2023; 7p.m & 8pm
Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium
East Bldg.
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey
For ages 16 & older (no children, please)
It's date night at the Planetarium! Enjoy a light-hearted look at the Universe. Stars, constellations, songs, and stories all celebrate love. This Valentine's Day evening program is for adult couples only, please.

Carrie Underwood - The Denim & Rhinestones Tour Saturday - Feb 18, 2023 • 7:30 PM Prudential Center, Newark, NJ - Ticketmaster. You also can find seats on secondary market sites like StubHub and SeatGeek.
The Denim & Rhinestones Tour is the upcoming seventh headlining tour from American country music artist Carrie Underwood, in support of her ninth studio album, Denim & Rhinestones. Country singer-songwriter Jimmie Allen will be the opening guest for the tour. From every ticket sold, a donation of one dollar will be made to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, a nonprofit which supports veterans and their families.

Minecraft: The Exhibition
Beginning Februay 18, running through September, 2023
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
(201) 200-1000
Minecraft: The Exhibition makes its world-traveling exhibition premiere at Liberty Science Center starting Feb. 18, 2023.
Taking over four years to build, the immersive, experiential exhibition was designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the game's public debut in 2009. The game has now sold more than 238 million copies and has some 140 million monthly active users. It was designed as a collaboration between Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture and the Swedish game developer Mojang.
The traveling exhibition, which spans over 6,000 square feet, features scenes, patterns, colors, and textures inspired by in-game biomes and player-built structures. Visitors – fans and non-fans alike – will appreciate the day-to-night lighting cycle, dynamic audio effects, and gallery score, all bringing the Minecraft universe to life. Liberty Science Center is the first stop of a several-years-long world tour

Central NJ February 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

Skating On The Square
Now until - February 26, 2023; Every Thursday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm Every Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 7pm (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Hulfish Street (behind the Nassau Inn Hotel)
Princeton, NJ
Cost:$10 cash PER PERSON/ $12 +fees with credit card. Bring your own skates or borrow ours! (skate rental included in ticket price)
Start new traditions this holiday season at Palmer Square's "eco-friendly" outdoor synthetic skating rink!
Bring your own skates or borrow ours! (skate rental included in ticket price) ALL skaters/guardians must sign the electronic waiver to be eligible to participate! Please sign in advance for a contactless experience at the rink.

Night Forms: Infinite Wave
Now until April 2, 2023
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way,
Hamilton, NJ
Night Forms: Infinite Wave creates an evening landscape of creative exploration through lighting, sound, and video projection mapping, a process which Klip Collective pioneered. Designed to provide a dialog with specific sculptures in the collection, such as Carlos Dorrien's The Nine Muses and Bruce Beasley's Dorion, this audio and visual exhibition offers new perspectives on these works and multi-dimensional space

Tap the Sugar Maples
Saturday, February 4, 2023: at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00
Howell Living Farms
70 Wooden's Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Cost: Free admission & parking; Please reserve your space for tree tapping
Hundreds of sugar maple trees line the banks of Moore's Creek and the nearby woods at the foot of Baldpate Mountain. Each year in February farmers begin the annual work of sap collection and maple syrup production.
Visitors can join Howell Farm's expert tree-tappers for a lesson in how to tap a backyard maple tree and make syrup at home. Outside activities include firewood cutting, rail splitting and, if conditions permit, a continuation of ice harvesting operations.

Wizard Fest

Sunday, February 5, 2023: @6pm
House Of Independents
572 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park,NJ
All Ages Welcomed.
You may not be a wizard but this year, you'll get to party like one! Wizard Fest is an interactive fantasy themed party that celebrates all things magic, witches, wizards & cosplay! Wizard Fest also includes carefully constructed 1 of a kind themed drinks by mixologists all over the world (both hard and soft!) and Wizard Games all spun into one spectacular event.

Cutting, Splitting and Hewing at Historic Longstreet Farm
Sunday, February 5, 2023: 12-2:30 p.m.
Holmdel Park
44 Longstreet Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Open to adults. FREE!
Come out to Historic Longstreet Farm and get warmed up using a two-man saw and splitting wedge; learn how farmers used a froe to rive shingles or a broad ax to hew beams.

Annual Valentine's Day Plunge
Saturday, February 11, 2023
on Main Beach in Manasquan
Manasquan, New Jersey
Website (show your support)
This annual event for a good cause features an exciting fund raiser where participants, called Plungers, collect donations for ALS patients in exchange for plunging into the icy Atlantic Ocean. To support this event, register as an individual, be a spectator, or make a donation.

Nature Kids: Maple Sugaring
Sunday, February 11, 2023: 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Echo Hill Park
42 Lilac Drive
Flemington, NJ
(908) 782-1158
Ages: 4 through 8 recommended (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $3 per pwerson; accompanying adult attends for free (pre-registration required)
Ages: 6 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Class size: 15 participants Instructor: Debra Reed, Park Naturalist Collecting the sap is a crucial step of the maple sugaring process! Many methods are used on commercial farms, but the basic idea is the same, moving the sap from the maple trees to the stove. Come participate in the process at Echo Hill! We will meet at the playground and then walk to the sugar bush (a five- or ten-minute walk).

Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day On The Farm
Saturday, February 11, 2023; 10:00 – 4:00 p.m
Howell Living Farms
70 Wooden's Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530
The air may be chilly, but the farm's wintery landscape is the perfect setting for a heartwarming Valentine's Day ride. Couples can take a romantic spin in a two-seater sleigh or carriage pulled by a team of light workhorses.
Families can ride in a bobsled or hay wagon pulled by a handsome team of drafts. No matter the hitch, the horses will be wearing their finest bells.
At the farmhouse there will be soup on the stove, and a children's craft program from 11 to 3 p.m. for a small materials fee.

Perth Amboy Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Boarding 6:30pm, Departing 7pm, Returning 10pm
From – 401 Riverview Drive – Perth Amboy NJ - Raritan Bay
Cornucopia Cruise Line
Treat your special someone to a night of elegance with a four-course dinner, music, and a breathtaking sunset!
Offers 2 options to choose from: VIP Private Table ($199 priced per person) with with plated Hors D'oeuvres, Lobster Bisque Appetizer, Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail, 1 Bottle of Champagne, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Roses, & Dessert.
Standard Private Table ($109.95 priced per person) with plated Hors D'oeuvres, Appetizer, Sit Down Dinner Combo Medley of Beef, Chicken and Fish accompanied by a Vegetable, Potato and Dessert.

Celebrate Valentines Day at Pier Village
February 14, 2023; 3 PM – 10 PM
Pier Village
Long Branch, NJ
Celebrate the day and evening with a full variety of activities and events.
Enjoy an evening of dinner, shopping and ice skating, complimented with Horse & Carriage Rides while listing to the sounds of love with a duo of singers through our beautifully decorated Village. During your visit, treat yourself to our rink side open air, apres skate escape where you can cozy up with hot chocolate and a delicious treat and watch the ice skaters. Single? Celebrate you at one of our many bars & lounges. Horse & Carriage Rides 4PM-8PM Ice Skating 4PM – 10PM

New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo

February 16th - 19th, 2023
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837
Cost: Adults: $15, Kids 12 and under FREE
The State’s Top Dealers representing boating’s most popular brands. An expansive Boater’s Marketplace full of boating products, accessories, services & more. FREE Seminars & Boating Safety Classes. Kids Cove with activities for the little boaters and much more!

George Washington - 1778 Battle of Monmouth
Sunday, February 19 2023; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center Auditorium
Monmouth Battlefield
16 Highway 33
Manalapan, NJ
Cost: Free Event
This event features a minute-by-minute accounting of George Washington's actions during the June 28, 1778 Battle of Monmouth. The Battle of Monmouth was the longest continuous battle of the Revolutionary War. It took place here on a brutally hot summer day.

Maple Sugaring Hike
Saturday, February 25, 2023; 10 am - 11 am & 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534

[email protected]
Cost: $10.00 per Adult; $10.00 per Child (5 years and up)
Discover the history, folklore, and science of maple sugaring. Visit our maple trees, find out how we tap them using drills and spiles, and try a sample of sweet maple sugar. Learn about the evaporation process and how sticky sap transforms into sweet maple syrup. The operation of our outdoor evaporator is dependent on the amount of sap the trees produce and the weather. It may not be running during all program sessions. Dress for both indoors and outdoors and wear your boots. Sign up for one session – registration and prepayment are required.

Southern NJ February 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

Vintner Wonderland at Renault Winery
January 3- February 26, 2023: Friday 4-10 pm Saturday 11 am-10 pm Sunday 11 am-7 pm
Renault Winery
72 North Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 965 2111
The Renault Winery grounds have been transformed into a festive winter wonderland! Wine, dine, shop, skate, and more. Plan to come early and stay late to enjoy the entire Vintner Wonderland experience.
Take a stroll through the Champagne Patio Garden and enjoy spectacular holiday lighting displays. Sip on a Renault seasonal wine or warm up with a hot signature cocktail! Grab a quick, casual bite outside or make a dining reservation inside their newly renovated Tasting Room.
Don't forget to take the kids out for a spin on the all new outdoor ice rink! Reserve your designated 90 minute skate session online. Skate rentals are available at an additional cost, or you can feel free to bring your own skates.

Holy Trinity Winter Feast 2023
Friday thru Sunday, Febuary 3 -5, 2023
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church                                                                                                               
Spiros Malaspina Community Center Gymnasium
7004 Ridge Ave.
Egg Harbor Township., NJ
609-653-8092, ext. 5.  Lisa Mitoulis
Event Cost: Free
This winter feast includes: Delicious Greek food, Homemade Greek pastries, Greek group traditional dance performances, DJ, JTK Entertainment, and dine-in and/or take-out.

New Egypt Fire & Ice Festival
February 4, 5, 2023; Rain Dates: February 11th and 12th.
The New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth Road
Cream Ridge, NJ
Admission: $5
This event features ice sculptures created by Larry and the Bikini Boys, fire pits, food trucks, and handmade craft makers. Plus there will be fire juggling, music by DJ Lenny Lounge, and your chance to grab photos with Olaf, Pennywise, and Jack Skellington. The local Cream Ridge winery will also be there with samplings and selling throughout the day.

Valentine's Weekend Dinner at Laurita!
Friday & Saturday, February 10 & 11, 2023, at 7pm
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Eqypt, NJ 08533

Absecon Lighthouse Annual Wedding Vow Renewal in Honor of Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 11th, 2023;@ at 6pm
Absecon Lighthouse
31 S. Rhode Island Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Reservations: Call 609-449-1360
"An Evening of Romance & Renewal" Group Vow Renewal Ceremony. Toast, Music, Romantic Climb Couples make private donation to participate based on the event's value to them (minimum donation $40)

Maple Sugaring
Sunday, February 19, 2023; 1:30pm – 4:30pm. Start times are staggered
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Rd.
Westampton, NJ 08060
Cost: Member -$9 per person, $30 per family (limit 5 people). Non-Members: $11 per person, $40 per family (limit 5 people). Pay upon arrival on 2/19
What a tasty way to spend a winter afternoon! Bring the whole family and enjoy a program about maple sugaring, the oldest continuous industry in North America. On this self-guided hike, you'll follow a map and visit multiple interactive stations along the Rancocas trails. Learn about the Sugar Maple tree and the history of maple sugaring, observe a tapping demonstration, and enjoy a maple syrup tasting. To ward off the chills, we'll have an old-fashioned campfire burning.

4th Annual Summer in Winter Carnival
Sunday, February 19, 2023: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Manahawkin
151 NJ 72
Stafford Township, NJ
Reserve a spot
Cost: Free
There will be everything you would expect to see at a carnival. Including games like Skee Ball and Milk Can toss, food like chicken fingers, french fries, popcorn and cookies. Entertainers such as face painters, balloon artist and so much more! Special Guests: Caricatures by Akbar, Magic Al, Freckles the Clown, TapSnap Photos, DJ Meatball & more.

Presidents Day - Whitesbog Historic Village Tours, Hike, & Scavenger Hunt
Monday, February 20, 2023; 10am – 1pm
Whitesbog Village
120 Whites Bogs Road
Browns Mills, NJ
Cost: Free
All ages welcome.
Tour the Cranberry & Blueberry Farm Museum, explore the farm tools, barrels, crates, blueberry and cranberry sorters and advertisements from the local Pine Barrens industry. Check out the historic photos and artifacts in the huge, barn building. 12 pm Winter Hike with PINES education team, they will keep an eye on the weather, please dress for mud, ice, snow, rain, etc. Short .5 to 1 hour walk depending on the group, all ages welcome. Cottage Tours: Visit the historic cottages and walk through the houses with 4 front doors! Visitors are encouraged to take pictures!

Nerd Fest
Sunday, February 26, 2023; 10am to 4pm
Holiday Inn
1 Pureland Drive
Swedesboro, NJ
Admission: $10, Kids 12 and under Free with paying adult.
Join in for a day of geeky and nerdy fun! There will be special guests, artists, vendors, and cosplay/costume groups and loads of family fun for everyone! Our vendors will offer up a variety of items Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Funko's, Toys, Non-Sport Trading Cards, Anime, Manga, Retro, Sci-Fi, Comic Themed Crafts, Lego, Collectibles, and MUCH MORE !!! Our Cosplay/Costume groups will offer interactive activities for the kids and great photo ops for everyone! There will be a Cosplay Contest as well so be sure to come out in your favorite Super Hero, Anime, or Comic Book Character costume and you could just be a winner!

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