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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 2024 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 2024
Festivals and Themed Events

Cranford Restaurant Week
January 28 thru February 1, 2024
Participating restaurants are offering specials and prix-fixe menus Sunday through Thursday.
For Information and participating restaurants

Maple Sugaring at the Environmental Education Center
Saturdays & Sundays, February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18. 24, 25, 2024
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge
Visit Site
Please note: In inclement weather, please call 908-722-1200 ext.5002
Cost: $6 per student/senior $7 per adult (Walk-in ticket sales only. Tickets for Maple Sugaring will be sold the day of the program inside the EEC building)
Visitors will learn how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present, and see the boiling process that produces delicious New Jersey maple syrup. This 60-minute, outdoor program is conducted at our Sugar Shack, a ½-mile hike from the EEC. Please arrive at the EEC 30-40 minutes before the program start time to purchase tickets and hike to the Sugar Shack to meet your Naturalist. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Boots are recommended as the trails can be wet, muddy, and/or covered by snow.

Jersey City Brewsology
Saturday, February 10, 2024; General admission 8pm to 11pm with Early admission @ 7pm to 11pm
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
Tickets
Cost: $35 - $80 Tickets will not be sold at the door
The Brewsology Beer Festival will take place at the Liberty Science Center for 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. , Early Admission will include specialty beers poured for the early session)

Marc Anthony Saturday, February 10, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Valentine's Day Planetarium Shows - Romancing the Stars
Wednesday, February 14, 2024; 7p.m & 8pm
Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium
East Bldg.
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey
908-231-8805
Website
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.

Valentine Romantic NYC Harbor Cruises
Cruising February 14, 2024; Boarding Time: 5:30 PM
City Cruises
Lincoln Harbor Marina
1500 Harbor Blvd,
Weehawken, NJ
(800) 459-8105
Website
Cost: $149.90, $209.90, $239.90
Toast to the most romantic day of the year on a New Jersey Signature Dinner Cruise. Treat your Valentine to a special evening on the water with Dinner Buffet, Live DJ entertainment, dancing, Scenic New Jersey & New York's most stunning Skyline views, and more with upgrades.

Verona Restaurant Week

Sunday, Feruary 25 , to Thursday, February 29, 2024
For Information and participating restaurants

Central NJ February 2024
Festivals and Themed Events

The New Jersey Sports Card Convention
February 2, 3, 2024
iPlayAmerica
110 Schanck Rd
Freehold, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: Tier Prticing - Children under 10 free
The New Jersey Sports Card Convention will feature experienced card collectors and dealers bringing sports fans a wide variety of collectibles, novelties, sports card memorabilia, and mor

Cutting, Splitting and Hewing at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, February 4, 2024: 12-2:30 p.m.
Holmdel Park
44 Longstreet Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
732-946-9562
Website
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.

Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival - Chilli Cookoff
Sunday, February 4, 2024, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Downtown Lambertviille, NJ
Website
This popular winter event features a Chili Cook Off Competition with 10+ Local Restaurants, all competing for the Title of Winter Festival's 2024 CHILI COOK OFF CHAMPIONS! The Cook Off includes All You Can Eat Chili and All You Can Drink Beer! (*Includes a 2024 Commemorative Pint Glass.) The Winners will recieve 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Trophies, and Braging Rights for both People's Choice and Judge's Choice Awards.

Walking Tour of Monmouth Battlefield
Sunday, February 4, 2024 ( Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM)
Monmouth Battlefield
16 Highway 33-BR
Manalapan, NJ
N-40-15-363
W 074-19-243
Website

Maple Sugaring
Saturday, February 10, 2024; 10 am - 11 am & 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-3735 ext. 42
Website/registration

Cost: $10.00 per Adult; $10.00 per Child (5 years and up)
Ages 5 and up.
Discover the history, folklore, and science of maple sugaring. Visit their maple trees, find out how they 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.

Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day On The Farm
Saturday, February 10, 2024; 10:00 - 4:00 p.m
Howell Living Farms
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Website
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.

New Jersey Boat Expo
February 15th - 18th, 2024
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837
Website/Tickets
Cost: Adults:Adults: $15 Kids 12 and under FREE
This show has something for every age and interest with hundreds of new boats on sale from the top dealers in the state representing boating's most popular brands. Attendees will be able to board and shop all the top boat brands and models of all sizes. The show also has a Boater's Marketplace, FREE Seminars and Boating Safety Classes and the Kids Cove which includes "I Spy Scavenger Hunt," face painting, and the turtle tank.

Perth Amboy Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Boarding 6:30pm, Departing 7pm, Returning 10pm
Deoarting from 401 Riverview Drive – Perth Amboy NJ
Cornucopia Cruise Line
Website/Booking
Treat your special someone to a night of elegance with a four-course dinner, music, dancing, and a breathtaking sunset!
Offers 3 options to choose from:
Non-Private Table: $218/couple
Private Table for 2 : $298/couple
VIP Private Table for 2: $398/couple

Red, White & Brew Fest
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Cure Insurance Arena
Trenton, NJ
Cost $94+
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In the late 1750's, George Washington inscribed a recipe "to make small beer" in the notebook he carried as colonel of the Virginia Militia during the French and Indian war. That's right - our founding father made a pretty revolutionary pint! Because of that moment in American history, we celebrate our founding fathers presidents' weekend 2024 with a patriotic sampling event featuring over 50 styles from featured craft breweries, wineries, and spirits.

Pier Village (Long Branch) Restaurant Week
Wednesday, February 21 to Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Enjoy an amazing 3-course prix fixe menu at a great price for either $30 or $40 from participating Pier Village Restaurants
For Information and participating restaurants

Full Moon Walk
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Monday, February 28, 2022; 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Hunterdon County Arboretum
1020 Highway 31 North
Lebanon 08833 (Clinton Township).
Website
Cost: $8 per person (pre-registration required)
Ages: All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Guided by Debra Reed, Park Naturalist
The hush of a winter night, one of the most stunning times of the year. Come out and watch the sunset while going for a walk in the park. Take some time to reflect, while encompassed in the beautiful tranquility that surrounds you in winter. Find out what is happening in nature during this transition from daylight to darkness.

Downtown Metuchen Restaurant Week
Saturday, February 24 - Saturday, March 2, 2024
For Information and participating restaurants

Southern NJ February 2024
Festivals and Themed Events

Vintner Wonderland at Renault Winery
The Month of February 2024
Renault Winery
72 North Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 965 2111
Website
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 2024
Friday thru Sunday, Febuary 2, 3, 4, 2024
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Spiros Malaspina Community Center Gymnasium
7004 Ridge Ave.
Egg Harbor Township. NJ
609-653-8092, ext. 5.
Website
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
Saturday and Sunday, February 3rd & 4th, 2024; 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm (Raindates Feb 10& 11)
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth Rd
Cream Ridge, NJ
Website
Cost: Admission: $5 per person, kids 10 and under free!
This Family friendly event features, Ice Sculptures by Larry Watkins & The Bikini Boys, cozy Fire Pits, Sip and savor with Wine Tastings, handmade crafts, Food Trucks, Animal Exhibits, music by DJ Lenny Lounge, and Photo-Ops.

Stevie Nicks Saturday, February 10, 2024, Rock Live At Etess Arena, Atlantic City, NJ
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Wedding Vow Renewal @ Laurita Winery
Sunday, February 11 ,2024
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Eqypt, NJ
Registration
Renew your wedding vows at Laurita Winery! Friends and family are welcome to come watch, share the joy and take photos.
This will be a non-denominational vow renewal ceremony performed by wedding officiant Dave Turner.
Registered couples will receive a carnation for the ladies and a sample of Chocolate Therapy for the gentlemen.
Arrive at 12:00 to check in and enjoy some food and wine. The ceremony will begin promptly at 12:30.

Cape May Opens Up for Presidents Weekend!
Website
If you've already had enough of winter and can't face the thought that it's only half over, you've come to the right place for a cure during Presidents Weekend in Cape May.
This charming year round Victorian resort town feaures tree-lined, gas lamp streets, quaint shops, authentic Victorian homes, and Bed and Breakfasts. One of it's claims is that it possesses the largest collection of authentic Victorian homes in the nation.This is the time of the year when many of it's popular activities and things to do begin to emerge.
Popular things to do on Presidents Day weekend include; The Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour, nUnderground Railroad tour, The Cape May Lighthouse, The Emlen Physick Estate, and more with Victorian B & B's and a good variety of restaurants.

Maple Sugaring in Rancocas Nature Center
Sunday, February 18, 2024; 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Start times are staggered
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Rd.
Westampton, NJ 08060
Website/registration
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 2/18/2024
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.

5th Annual Summer in Winter Carnival
Sunday, February 18, 2024: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Manahawkin
151 Route 72 West
Manahawkin, 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.

Whitesbog Historic Village Moonlught Walk
Saturday, February 24, 2024; 7pm - 9pm
Whitesbog Village
120 Whites Bogs Road
Browns Mills, NJ
609-893-4646
Website
Cost: Free
No reservations needed. All ages welcome.
This Moonlight Hike meets at the General Store. The hike will continue in light rain. Trails can be very bumpy, and sandy and it will be dark! You are responsible for your own safety. They recommend bug spray.

Nerd Fest
Sunday, February 25, 2024; 10am to 4pm
Holiday Inn
1 Pureland Drive
Swedesboro, NJ
Website
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! 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 !!! 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!

Atlantic City Boat Show
February 28 - March 3, 2024
1 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Website/Tickets
Cost: (online: $18 for adults; children 12 and under get in FREE)
This annual event welcomes nautical novices, seasoned sailors and water lovers to discover why life is better with a boat. With more than 415,000 new boat owners taking to the water in the past 18 months, demand for boating remains at an all-time high. Attendees are invited to celebrate the homecoming of this annual boating tradition as they see and shop the most comprehensive selection of boats and gear in the area, learn new skills, and connect with fellow boating enthusiasts.

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