Spring is around the corner, so celebrate the longer days and change in weather at one of these festivals that are sure to brighten up your day.
March 3 – 5
Heart of One Holistic Expo
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison
Treat yourself to a weekend of healing, upliftment and transformation. More than 140 vendors will offer crystals, Reiki, aura photography, meditation, organic skincare, natural herbs, soaps, candles, visionary artwork, essential oils, psychic readings, angelic inspirations, sound healing, higher learning, henna tattoos, oracle cards, inspirational authors, mindset coaching and jewelry.
The Big Brew Beer Festival
The Morristown Armory, Morristown
This is the perfect opportunity for beer lovers to sample 150 different beers while eating great food and listening to live music. Plus, this charity event benefits Morris Rugby.
March 4 – 12
The Garden Electric Philadelphia Flower Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Take the drive to Philly for this floral experience, which brings together designers, exhibits, world-class shopping, education, music, food and family fun.
The Chocolate Expo
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison
Sample all the chocolates you want! There will be food, desserts, snacks, cookies, cakes and more. Shop at all the vendors, too, for a sweet day out with the kids.
Lunar New Year Fest
This lively street fair will celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with games, live performances, food options, hands-on activities for adults and children, carnival games, scavenger hunts, bouncing houses, trackless train rides, dragon dances and martial arts demonstrations.
March 11 and 14
Pi Day & Einstein’s Birthday Celebration
Downtown Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton
Albert Einstein was born on March 14 (3.14), the numeric equivalent of Pi! Celebrate with a preteen Einstein look-a-like contest, a pi recitation contest, expert memorization, rides on the Dinky with Einstein, a presentation by children’s book author Dan Gutman of “Einstein Was a Dope?”, an Albert Einstein lecture, Pi-Rade storytime and book signings, a self-guided tour of Einstein’s neighborhood and pie sampling.
Veterans Park, North Brunswick
Dress in all white so that when you are doused with colored powder you look like a rainbow! This traditional Indian celebration welcomes in the spring after a long winter. There will also be music and performances.
Lines on the Pines
Stockton University Campus Center, Galloway
It’s nearly impossible to think of NJ and not think of the Pine Barrens. Meet over 80 talented Pine Barrens “celebrities” who will be on hand to sign their books, display their artwork or craft, play their music and share their love of the Pine Barrens. The “Lines on the Pines for KIDS” areas will have special hands-on displays, crafts and activities available for young ones, where they can earn the Pines Horses Badge.
March 13 – April 23
PEEPS in the Village
Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA
The colorful display dedicated to everyone’s favorite marshmallow Easter candy includes over 90 creations of wall art, dioramas and sculpture, featuring the popular Pennsylvania-made bunnies and chicks. The displays are handmade and contributed by Philly-area residents and organizations.
March 24 – 26
SolMar’s Seafood Festival
SolMar Restaurant, Newark
Indulge in Portuguese delicacies and local dishes made in the Ironbound section of Newark. Dishes include goose barnacles (percebes), stone crabs (sapateiras), tiger prawns, the national dish of salted cod (bacalhau), Bacalhau à Brás and Bacalhau com Natas. Seafood lovers will go toward velvet crabs (navalheiras), cockles (berbigão), spider crabs (lapas), jumbo shrimp, prawns, clams and the tasteful Portuguese octopus.
Mac & Cheese Festival
Walk throughout The Mile Square to sample some of the best mac & cheese in the area, like pulled pork or taco mac, Sicilian pizza with a mac and cheese crust, or one with a Southern Comfort kick.
EarthShare New Jersey Rocks
Martell’s Tiki Bar, Pt. Pleasant
Head to the beach to hear local bands and rock out for a greener tomorrow. The evening will feature music from The Black Ties, Savoir Faire, Dead Äire, No Promises and LittlexLittle. There will be a bar menu for food purchases, raffles and more. You can bring the kids, but keep in mind they can’t drink. All proceeds from the show support the work of environmental nonprofit organizations that preserve and protect our air, water, land and wildlife.
March 25 – April 2
Daffodil Days Festival
Historic Village of Allentown, Allentown
March 25 to April 2
More than 5,000 daffodils will be planted by volunteers all across town. A parade on March 25 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 for an elegant evening in the Olde Mill set to the music of the McAllister Trio. You can meet the Easter Bunny and witness chocolate making, too.
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