February Events:
Our Top Picks To Plan Your Day Out in New Jersey

2017 NJ February Events

Discover New Jersey's Best February Events: 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.

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Northern NJ February 2022 Festivals and Themed Events

Annual West Orange Classic Film Festival
Sundays February 6th, 20th & 27th, 2022
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. This year's event will feature comedy-focused festival screenings .
February 6th: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) A 197-minute reconstructed version with Cinema Shorthand Society curator John Chasse.
February 20th: Bringing Up Baby (1938) With Edge Media Network film journalist and playwright/screenwriter Frank Avella.
February 27th: Young Frankenstein (1974) With Steven Whitty returning.
Tickets are $14 and must be purchased in advance on EventBrite. Please note: Tickets will not be available at the theatre box office or through Fandango.

Great Beer Expo: New Jersey

February 12, 2022
Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow
355 Plaza Dr.
Secaucus, NJ
The biggest names in brewing are getting ready for New Jersey's biggest pre-game tailgate party, the annual Great Beer Expo is a pay-one-price beer tasting extravaganza showcasing more than 70 breweries—local hometown Jersey favorites, award-winning American craft breweries, and international trend-setters—offering tastings of more than 150 beers in all.

Valentine's Day Planetarium Shows - Romancing the Stars & Laser Love
Monday, February 14, 2022; 7p.m & 8pm
Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium
East Bldg.
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey
This evening program is for adult couples only
@ 7pm, It's date night at the Planetarium! Enjoy a light-hearted look at the Universe. Stars, constellations, songs, and stories that celebrate love.
@8pm, This laser concert celebrates LOVE! Songs include "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher, and "Tale as Old as Time" from Beauty and the Beast.

Maple Sugaring at the Environmental Education Center
Saturdays & Sundays, February 19, 20, 26, 27, 2022
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.

The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, February 19, 2022
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Website & Tickets
Cost: $15 & $60
The Big Brew Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it's a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Enjoy great food, vendors & live music. Live entertainment by The Outcrops and The Rock Bottoms
Free shuttle to and from the Morristown Train Station

Central NJ February 2022 Festivals and Themed Events

Skating On The Square
Every Thursday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm & Every Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 7pm, Until February 27th, 2022
Hulfish Street (behind the Nassau Inn Hotel)
Princeton, NJ
Cost: $10 cash per person/ $12 card card.
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: dreamloop by Klip Collective
Now until April 3rd, 2022
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way,
Hamilton, NJ
Experience this rare opportunity to explore Grounds For Sculpture at night through more than a dozen site-specific works, including an illuminated tree-lined path. Night Forms, crescendos between order and chaos, with unexpected twists and "glitches" heightening the shared experience along the way. Enter sumptuous worlds never explored, this is the awe and wonder of Night Forms.
Night Forms is a unique synthesis of video projection, light and sound as a bridge between technology and storytelling. Digital projection mapping is designed to create a dialog with sculptures in the collection, offering new perspectives and turning the act of viewing into immersive event. Sculptures shrouded in the winter landscape become beacons to remembering a long-forgotten ritual.

Tap the Sugar Maples
Saturday, February 5, 2022: 11:00, 1:30, and 3:00
Howell Living Farms
70 Wooden's Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530
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.

Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day On The Farm
Saturday, February 12, 2022; 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.

Annual Valentine's Day Plunge
Saturday, February 12, 2022
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.

Celebrate Valentines Day at Pier Village
February 14, 2022; 3:30 PM – 9 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 through our beautifully decorated Village. Single? Celebrate you at one of our many bars & lounges. Horse & Carriage Rides 4-8P
Reservations are highly suggested as many restaurants are offering a special Valentine's Day menu

Nature Kids: Maple Sugaring
Sunday, February 20, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Echo Hill Park
1020 State Route 31
Lebanon, NJ
(908) 782-1158
Ages: 4 through 8 recommended (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $5 per child; accompanying adult attends for free (pre-registration required)
10 participants Learn first-hand the tradition of tapping maple trees and the history of maple sugaring. You'll learn the art of the sugaring process. During this program you will participate in learning how to identify a maple tree, how to tap the tree, and learn what a sugar shack is and how to use an evaporator. Enjoy a Native American story about the discovery of maple sap.
This program includes a story time, nature walk, and craft. Be prepared to be outside for the duration of the program.

Cutting, Splitting and Hewing at Historic Longstreet Farm
Sunday, February 27, 2022: 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.

Early Signs of Spring Walk 
Monday, February 28, 2022; 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hunterdon County Arboretum
1020 Highway 31 North
Lebanon 08833 (Clinton Township).
Cost: $3 per person (pre-registration required)
Ages: All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Although it is still February, spring is just a few weeks away! Explore the Arboretum for the earliest signs of spring, like skunk cabbage spikes, flowering witch hazel, snowdrops, and buds. We may also hear some birds starting up their courtship songs, which is more dependent on light than temperature. Get outside and explore to see the subtle changes in nature! Please dress for the weather. Please note that the restroom facility consists of a portajohn.

Southern NJ February 2022 Festivals and Themed Events

Vintner Wonderland at Renault Winery
Daily until February 27, 2022
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.

The Atlantic City Auction & Car Show
Thursday February 10 - Saturday February 12, 2022
Atlantic City Convention Center
The Sheraton Hotel
One Convention Blvd.
Atlantic City
Cost: $25
This event features a unique combination of not only a Collector Car Auction but also a Car Corral, the Custom Build Deuce's Wild Competition Car Show, the Joker's Wild Competition Car Show, the Atlantic City Invitational, and the enhanced Automotive Vendor Mart for automotive addicts along the Eastern Seaboard, as well as the Ohio Valley "hotbed" of enthusiasts.

Absecon Lighthouse Annual Wedding Vow Renewal in Honor of Valentine's Day
Saturday & Sunday, February 12th & 13th, 2022
Absecon Lighthouse
31 S. Rhode Island Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Reservations: Call 609-449-1360
This "Love AC" event, which will feature wedding vow renewals, a "Love AC" themed chalking event, and artwork from local artists on each of the 6 lighthouse landings as well as in their museum space.
The cost for a wedding vow renewal ceremony is $40 per couple, and includes a tower climb.
. As this is a fundraiser, they welcome you to give from the heart and increase your donation to keep this iconic Atlantic City landmark shining.

Maple Sugaring
Sunday, February 20, 2022; 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Rd.
Westampton, NJ 08060
Cost: Rancocas Nature Center members, $8/person, $25/family (limit 5); nonmembers, $10/person, $35/family (limit 5)
Register by emailing info@rancocasnaturecenter.org Pay upon arrival.
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.

Nerd Fest
February 27, 2022; 10am to 4pm
Holiday Inn
1 Pureland Drive
Swedesboro, NJ
Admission: $5, Kids 12 and under Free with paying adult.
Join in for a day of geeky and nerdy fun! Calling all Geeks, Nerds, and those who are into the world of Comics, Anime, and Super Heroes.
The event will feature Artists, Vendors, Comics, Anime, Toys, Funko's, Non-Sport Cards, Crafts, Pokemon, Cosplay, Collectibles, and much MORE!

Mummers Mardi Gras at Renault
Saturday, February 26, 2022; starting @11am (Rain date Sunday, February 27th)
Renault Winery
72 North Bremen Ave.
Egg Harbor City, NJ
Cost: $10 event parking (includes $10 food & beverage voucher)
12 Philadelphia Mummers String Bands are heading to Renault for a day of live performances & activities!
This family friendly event will be featuring festive food & drinks in our indoor & outdoor restaurants, with a variety of food trucks & vendors in tow. Plus, enjoy Ice Skating, Mummers On Ice, Contests, Build Your Own Mummers Umbrella, Photos with Mummers & more!

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