March Events: Our Top Picks To Plan Your Day Out in New Jersey
Discover New Jersey's Best March Events: Uncover The Month's Top seasonal attractions, popular events, and hidden gems
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.
This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, sports, parades, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests.
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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 2023 Festivals and Themed Events
Annual West Orange Classic Film Festival
Sundays, January 8th thru March 5th, 2023, excluding Super Bowl Sunday
AMC Theatre in Essex Green Shopping Center
West Orange, NJ. Schedule/Tickets
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.
The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960 Website & Tickets
Cost: $15 & $70
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.
Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, New Jersey
(908) 273-8787 Website
Cost: FREE for RRA Members and children under 3. The cost for Non-Members is $5 per person.
Enjoy a brisk winter afternoon learning how maple syrup is made. The whole family will enjoy spending the day outdoors, hiking on their trails, and partaking in their Maple Sugaring Challenge! Also enjoy some hot chocolate, maple vendors, and more. This event will be held rain or shine; no refunds. There will be staggered entry times at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Please be sure that you sign up for the correct time slot, as changing will be based on availability.
Newark, NJ - Parade
Friday, March 10, 2023; @ 1:00 pm Website
Ceremonies will begin at noon with the parade beginning at 1:00 pm, Ppoceeding from the Prudential Center to Gateway Center, NJPAC, Military Park, St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral, and Washington Park . The parade is part of a larger Irish celebration in Newark that includes an Irish Heritage Week.
4th Annual Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Downtown Hoboken, NJ Tickets Cost: $12 – $35
Join in on the Party With Purpose for a Mac & Cheese crawl you don't want to miss! 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.
Ticket Includes: A sample of Mac & Cheese from every participating location A portion of each ticket will benefit Party With Purpose*, a Hoboken non-profit supporting children's initiatives
Annual Easter Bunny Express Trips run: March 26, April 1, 2, 8, 2023
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza,
(973) 887-8177 Website/Tickets
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.
Spring Craft Morristown
March 31- April 2, 2023
Morristown National Guard Armory
430 Western Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960 WebSite
Emai: [email protected]
Cost: General $10 Seniors (62 and up) $8 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 décor, 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
Central NJ March 2023 Festivals and Themed Events
Night Forms: Infinite Wave
Now until April 2, 2023
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way,
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.
Princeton Restaurant Week
Sunday, March 5 - Saturday, March 11, 2023
Princeton Restaurant Week is an annual celebration of Princeton's vibrant culinary scene. Featuring some of Mercer County's most popular restaurants, diners can check out a new spot, catch a quick bite at a familiar favorite, or enjoy a curated meal at a sought-after eatery during this special week. Best of all, many participating restaurants offer not only special Restaurant Week menus, but also prix fixe and reduced pricing during the event For Information and participating restaurants
The 2nd Annual Daffodil Days Festival
March 25 – April 2, 2023
Sensi Park & Downtown, Allentown, NJ Full Calendar OF Events
The Festival is full of family-friendly events set amongst 5,000 daffodils planted by volunteers all across town.
parade at noon on Saturday March 25th kicks off a full slate of more than 30 activities (many free) and boutique shop specials.
Meet King Alfred Daffodil and his court amongst the blooms of Sensi Park with free activities for children. Join in the "Welcome Spring Gala" at 6 pm for an elegant evening in the Olde Mill set to the music of the McAllister Trio. From awe-inspiring tales of colonial times to chocolate making, walks through Allentown's Heritage Park to enjoy a timeless story of Spring, and even the Easter Bunny -- there's something for everyone. Local merchants, crafters, and restaurateurs will be waiting to serve you their finest offerings in celebration of the season.
Belmar - Lake Como, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday, March 5, 2023: @12:30pm
Belmar, NJ Website
One of the top St Patrick's Day Parades in NJ. Starts at 12:30 PM, from the western end of Lake Como at 3rd Ave and North Blvd. Parade is held rain, shine, snow, sleet etc.
The Chocolate Expo March 5, 2023: 10am -6pm New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837 Website/Tickets
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.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Allaire!
Saturday, March 11, 2023; 11am - 4pm
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ 07727 Tickets
Step back into 1836 this St. Patrick's Day at the Historic Village at Allaire. Join us for a 90-minute guided tour as we celebrate the rich Irish heritage of the community that grew up around James P. Allaire's once prosperous Iron Works. Follow in the footsteps of a costumed interpreter as you travel between our historic buildings and trade shops, where you'll enjoy live music, trades work, and hearth-cooking demonstrations. Whether you want to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and stories of life in 1836 or learn a little bit more about the experiences of some of our best and brightest, there's no finer place to celebrate the contributions of our Irish-American ancestors than here in the heart of The Historic Village at Allaire! If you're looking for a St. Patrick's Day to remember, reserve your tickets now!
Greenberg’s Toy & Train Show
March 11, 12, 2023
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837 Website/Tickets
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 12, 2023; @1pm Website
This event is more than just your ordinary St. Patrick's Day Parade. It will featuring rock 'n' roll bands, zombies, mummers and more.
The parade route begins at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Ave at 5th Ave and continues southwest towards our downtown. The reviewing stand & VIP area will be located in the heart of downtown at Press Plaza (Cookman/Emory Ave). The parade ends on Main St in Municipal Plaza.
21st Annual Garden State Film Festival
March 23 - 26, 2023
Asbury Park, NJ
877-908-7050 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 2023 Festivals and Themed Events
Atlantic City Boat Show March 1 - 5, 2023
1 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Website
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.
Irish Night Music Show
Saturday, March 4, 2023; Doors open @ 5:45pm, show begins @6:30pm
Albert Music Hall
131 Wells Mills Road (Rt. 532)
Waretown, NJ Website
This annual Irish celebration presents an all night celebration of the our Irish heritage with top local & regional bands
Drinks & Drag Drag Queen Show
Friday, March 3rd, 2023 @8pm
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Cost: Tickets from $20+
March can be a DRAG… Join us for a hilarious, entertaining and wicked good time! Hosted by the fabulous Astala Vista! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m. WARNING ***Adult show, adult language, adult content***
North Wildwood, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2023 @ 12pm
North Wildwood, NJ 08260 Website
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, Sheriff Mounted Patrol, local school bands, and much more!
New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
March 24, 25, 26, 2023
Atlantic City, NJ Website/tickets
This event features amazing Horror films in the indie scene and also an opportunity to mingle with big names in horror. Horror fans can also participate in Q&A sessions, see the amazing vendors from around the Horror scene and watch the best indie films around. The event will include over 20 well known celebrities, many Indie Horror films, Film Awards, Exclusive Q and A panels, 100 + vendors, Cosplay, Trivia Contest, Photo Ops and more!
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