2024 March Events: The Best New Jersey Festivals, celebrations and Events

New Jersey March Events

March is the time of the year when the worst of winter is behind us and we look forward to warmer weather and the onset of Spring.

March in New Jersey offers a vibrant array of events and attractions for visitors to enjoy. From cultural festivals to outdoor adventures, there are plenty of things to do in the Garden State during this time of year.

Whether you're interested in history, nature, or simply relaxing by the shore, March in New Jersey has something for everyone. So, pack your bags and get ready to experience the diverse offerings of the Garden State during this exciting time of year.

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 March 2024
Festivals and Themed Events

PuchiCon NJ 2024
March 2-3, 2024
Marriot Glenpointe
100 Frank W Burr Blvd,
Teaneck NJ
Anime Convention features a video game & comic convention with fun panels, voice actors, well known cosplayers, and performers.

Annual West Orange Classic Film Festival
Sunday, March 3rd, 2024
AMC Dine - In 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. Love to laugh? They do, too and that's why when they close out the 2024 on Sunday, March 3rd we aim to leave you laughing. After a vote, which ended on Sunday, December 17th, 2023, they will screen the winner from the choices; A Shot in the Dark (1964) The In-Laws (1979) Airplane (1980) A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Groundhog Day (1993)

The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, March 2, 2024
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Website & Tickets
Cost: $60
The Big Brew Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 150 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 Naughty Humphrey
Free shuttle to and from the Morristown Train Station.

Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, March 3, 2024, 1pm & 2pm (This event is held rain or shine)
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, New Jersey
(908) 273-8787
Cost: Member Price: Free, Non-Member Price: $5.00
Enjoy a brisk winter afternoon learning the steps involved in turning tree sap into delicious maple syrup. The whole family will enjoy spending the day outdoors, hiking our trails, and partaking in our Maple Sugaring Challenge activities! Also enjoy hot chocolate, some vendors, and more. It's going to be a sweet day!

Spring Craft Morristown
March 8, 9 ,10, 2024
Morristown National Guard Armory
430 Western Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: General $11 Seniors (62 and up) $9 Under 16 FREE
This event features unique and one-of-a-kind handmade items for every age, taste and budget. This a thoughtfully curated shopping event includes 175+ modern makers! Find original fashions, accessories, jewelry, home decor, furniture, photography and fine art, as well as functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, mixed media and more! After you shop-til-you-drop enjoy yummy gourmet specialties to snack on or bring home like gourmet nut butters, bourbon barrel -aged maple syrup and much more.

Don Omar Sunday, March 10, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Newark, NJ - St Patricks Day Parade
Friday, March 15, 2024; @ 1:00 pm
(973) 735-2135
Ceremonies will begin at noon with the parade beginning at 1:00 pm, Beginning from the corner of Mulberry St and Raymond Blvd continues past the NJPAC Center (Reviewing Stand 1) onto Central Ave.(past Reviewing Stand 2) ending on Washington St.

Zach Bryan, The Middle East & Levi Turner, March 14-15, 2024 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Bryan Adams Saturday, March 16, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Uncorked: NJ Wine Fest
Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
Sip and savor over 100 wines & bubblies from across the globe + some "outside the bottle" beverages (like seltzers and canned cocktails), food vendors, exclusive after hours access to the full museum, interactive exhibits and more!
There are two sessions for this event. Early admission ($90) is at 7pm and includes an extra hour of tasting with smaller capacity plus some bonus wines poured by select wineries during that first hour.

Millburn-Short Hills Restaurant Week
Sunday, March 17 - Saturday, March 23, 2024
For Information and participating restaurants

Annual Easter Bunny Express
Trips run: March 23rd, 24th, and 30th, 2024
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza,
Whippany, NJ
(973) 887-8177
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 historic Whippanong Trail. Your train ride departs from and returns to the Whippany Railway Museum site in Morris County, NJ. You'll enjoy the comfort of heated passenger coaches as the Easter Bunny makes his way through to visit with you and your child.

Uncork Spring: A Wine & Food Experience
Saturday, March 23, 2024; 3pm - 8pm
Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center
46 Washington Ave
Carteret, NJ
Website/Tickets: $35 In Advance; $40 Day of Event
This event features 12+ NJ wineries bringing more than 150 wines to be sampled & purchased. Enjoy chef pairings to enhance any dining experience, indulge in decadent food offerings, listen to music and shop artisan crafters. Sip, Savor & (S)elebrate Spring

Nicki Minaj Thursday, March 28, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Kane Brown, Tyler Hubbard & Parmalee, March 30, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Central NJ March 2024
Festivals and Themed Events

Night Forms
Open now until April 7, 2024 ( Friday – Sunday, Sunset – 10PM )
Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $24 - $30, children under 5 free
In partnership with Klip Collective, this after-hours, multi-sensory light and sound experience uses projection mapping to engage with the Ground For Sculpture art and horticulture collections. Night Forms creates an evening landscape of creative exploration through lighting, sound, and video projection mapping, a process which Klip Collective pioneered. Designed to provide a dialogue 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.

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

Super Pet Expo

March 1, 2, 3, 4, 2024
New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ
This event features the bringing thousands of pet lovers together for three days in a shopping and entertainment extravaganza. There will be Celebrity Dog Shows, Dachshund Racing, Corgi and Mixed Breed Races, and more.

Princeton Restaurant Week
Sunday, March 2 - Friday, March 8, 2024
The annual celebration of our community's vibrant culinary scene. Check out a new spot, catch a bite at a familiar favorite, or enjoy a curated meal at an enviable eatery. Many participating restaurants will offer not only special Restaurant Week menus, but also prix fixe and reduced pricing during the event.
For Information and participating restaurants

Belmar - Lake Como, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 3, 2024: @12:30pm
Belmar, NJ
One of the largest St Patrick's Day Parades in NJ. Starts at 12:30 PM, from the western end of Lake Como at 22nd Ave and North Blvd and proceeds along Main St, past the reviewing stand on 9th Ave. Parade is held rain, shine, snow, sleet etc.

Rhythm of the Dance
Wednesday, March 6, 2024; @ 7pm
Count Basie Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre
Red Bank, NJ
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Join in on a journey through Ireland's history from the ancient, rich in legend and myth, to the modern, urban Ireland that we see today, bursting with talent.
Featuring world-class musicians who play live on stage, star vocalists, and world-champion dancers, the show is a completely captivating experience of pulsating rhythms performed at lightning speed. Enjoy slick choreography by the ensemble of Champion step dancers who have brought audiences to their feet around the World.

The Chocolate Expo
March 9 & 10, 2024: 10am -6pm
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837
Cost: $20/Adult & $10/Child (ages 5-12); Children under 5 are free.
The Chocolate Expo features tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, craft sodas, wines, spirits, ciders and much more. Besides the opportunity to indulge, they offer their guests entertainment, demos and a variety of children's activities.

Greenberg's Toy & Train Show
Saturday, Sunday, March 9, 10, 2024
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837
The largest and longest-running train and toy show in the northeast, Greenberg's has been running train shows since 1976. The shows feature thousands of trains and collectible toys for sale, hundreds of merchandising tables, huge operating layouts, free modeling seminars and more.

Asbury Park, NJ St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2024; @1pm
The parade route begins at the intersection of Ocean Ave and 4th Ave and travels southwest towards downtown ending at the corner of Cookman Ave and Main St. The parade route takes marchers and spectators south on Ocean Ave alongside the historic Asbury Park boardwalk, past legendary landmarks like the Wonder Bar, The Stone Pony and the Empress Hotel, The Carousel House and Casino, continuing to the heart of the downtown district.

Belmar Dine & Discover Restaurant Tour
Sunday, March 10, 2024: 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Sample chef's creations at Belmar's many fine restaurants! FREE Trolley Rides! Running every 20 minutes to take you around town.
Advance Tickets $35

21st Annual Garden State Film Festival
March 21 - 24, 2024
Multiple venues In Asbury Park,Cranford and Ocean Grove, NJ
Website & Tickets
The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. In addition, our event provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in a career in the film business, the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and mentoring. Past attendees include Glenn Close, Paul Sorvino, Budd Schulberg, Kurtwood Smith, James Gandolfini, Celeste Holm and Clarence Clemons.

Southern  NJ March 2024
Festivals and Themed Events

Atlantic City Boat Show
February 28 - March 3, 2024
1 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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.

Craft Beer, Wine, & Spirit's Festival at "The Boat"
Saturday, March 2, 2024: 4 - 9pm
The Showboat Hotel
801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $60-$75
This event features over 50 breweries, 20 distilleries, 20 vineyards, 10 ready-to-drink options, and 10 ciders & seltzers. There's something for everyone to taste. Explore various vendors, indulge in delicious food options, taste drinks from around the world and enjoy live entertainment throughout the event.

Irish Night Music Show
Saturday, March 2, 2024; Doors open @ 5:00pm, show begins @6:00pm
Albert Music Hall
131 Wells Mills Road (Rt. 532)
Waretown, NJ
Cost: $6 adults & $1 for children 11 and under
This annual Irish celebration features dancers from the D'Arcy School of Irish Dance at 6pm, followed by 5 bands playing Irish music.

Burlington County Restaurant Week
Sunday, March 3 - Saturday, March 9, 2024
More than 50 restaurants will be participating all over the region, from Bordentown to Medford.
For Information and participating restaurants.

Haddenfield Restaurant Week
Tuesday, March 5 - Sunday, March 10, 2024
For Information and participating restaurants

Atlantic City St Patricks Day Parade
Saturday, March 9, 2024 @ 1pm
On the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
On this day in Atlantic City everyone is Irish, Break out your green and join us on the boardwalk for a fun-filled family day in Atlantic City!
The procession will kick off at 1 p.m. on the Boardwalk at St. James Pl, then will march to Albany Avenue along the Boardwalk. It will feature pipe bands, string bands.

North Wildwood, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2024 @ 12pm
North Wildwood, NJ 08260
The ceremony will begin on the front steps of North Wildwood City Hall, 9th & Atlantic Avenue, in North Wildwood beginning at 12:00 p.m. A festive parade will begin at the conclusion of the ceremony and proceeds north on Atlantic Avenue to Olde NJ Avenue. Participants include VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Irish Pipe Brigade, Emerald Society, Miss North Wildwood, Queen Oceania, Anglesea Irish Society, local school bands, and much more!

Brit Floyd, Saturday, March 30, 2024, Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

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Cape May Easter Fashion Stroll
Sunday, March 31, 2024; 1PM, Registration begins at 12PM.
Rotary Park
400-498 Lafayette St,
Cape May, NJ
Judging will be done in the following categories: 3 and younger, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 & older, Best Dressed lady, Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Family, Best Easter Bonnet.

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