10 Must Know (Kid-Friendly) Events in February

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Bundle up and ride the 50-foot slide at Frozen in Ice Carnival at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, celebrate Valentine’s Day differently this year with Family Date Night at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, interact with dozens of hands-on activities and workshops during State Theatre New Jersey’s Family Day Festival in New Brunswick, and many more kid-friendly events in New Jersey this February.

Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are 10 Must Know (Kid-Friendly) NJ Events in February:

Frozen in Ice Carnival, Photo via skylandsstadium.com

1. Frozen in Ice Carnival
Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 25 – 2017 | Click here for full schedule.
This month-long family festival is more than an amazing ice sculpture extravaganza. This indoor/outdoor event will feature more than 100 tons of ice transformed into breathtaking displays by the amazing ice artists, and features a Carnival theme with interactive indoor and outdoor activities that will thrill kids and parents alike. Indoor activities include a 50 foot giant ice-slide, ice carousel, ferris wheel, ice roller coaster, carnival games, candy store, hot food and beverages, and cocktails and wine in the unique “adults only” ice lounge. Outdoor activities include ice carving demonstrations, s’mores fire pit, and snowman building.
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Pl, Augusta, NJ 07822
Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Kids 12 and under, Children under 38″ are free.

2. Chocolate Family Festival
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Take part in a family-friendly day of sweet treats and savory activities: play chocolate inspired games, make tasty crafts, and watch Lollipops for Breakfast in the Theatre at Morris Museum. See Sylvie’s crazy candy antics as she decides to break the rule that, “you can’t have a lollipop for breakfast.”
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $15 Combo Ticket (Performance and admission to the museum)

3. All About Kids Fair
Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 11:00AM – 2:00PM
This fair has everything you need for a fun day out with the kids while shopping for information on the latest classes, camps, schools, and special programs. While parents look for the best gymnastics program, karate class, or preschool, kids will have a blast at the children’s vendors tables taking part in free crafts and activities and fun, interactive demonstrations.
Cedar Grove Elementary School
173 Cedar Grove Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753
Cost: Free

4. Family Date Night
Friday, February 10 – Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Don’t leave the kids at home this year – spend Valentine’s weekend with the ones you love the most…the whole family! This date-night package includes admission to Jenkinson’s Aquarium, a plain pizza and pitcher of soda at the Pavilion, a $10 PlayCard for the Pavilion Arcade and four treats from the Sweet Shop. Start a new Valentine’s tradition this year on Jenkinson’s Boardwalk.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Cost: Family of Four $49.95, $10 per additional family member

5. Cabin Fever Reliever
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Cure those cabin fever blues by getting the kids out of the house to take part in a day of fun activities. Little ones can’t possibly get bored with all there is to offer at this free event – dance zone, enrichment zone, sports and fitness zone, arts zone, yummy food for purchase, live DJ, interactive demos, giveaways, and so much more.
Mount Olive Senior Center
204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Flanders, NJ 07836
Cost: Free

6. Free Fun Family Concert
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 3:00PM – 5:00PM
South Orange Symphony invites children and adults of all ages to this special free family concert. Little ones can get involved with the performance with interactive activities including marching along to the music, a special kids printed program, and an instrument petting zoo. Classic pieces were chosen to appeal to both kids and adults for a Sunday afternoon of learning about live orchestral music.
South Orange Middle School
70 N Ridgewood Road, South Orange
Cost: Free

7. Laurita Winterfest
Saturday, February 18 – Sunday, February 19, 2017 | Saturday 11:00AM – 8:00PM, Sunday 11:00AM – 7:00PM
This celebrated family winter wonderland event is back and better than ever! Families from across the state will be in attendance for this huge event, featuring ice sculptures, classic winter activities, and a variety of themed food and beverages. Admission includes Kids Activities (huge playground, ice luge, mini-snowmobile), Food Trucks, Souvenir Laurita Wine Glass, Parking, Shuttle Service, and more.
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Cost: Adults $8, Kids ages 4 – 17 $5

State Theatre New Jersey’s Family Day Festival, Photo via statetheatrenj.org

8. State Theatre New Jersey’s Family Day Festival
Monday, February 20, 2017 | 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Looking for something to do on Presidents Day? At State Theatre New Jersey’s annual Family Day Festival, families can spend the holiday enjoying dozens of performances, workshops, and hands on activities (many of which are free) plus costumed characters, face painting, balloon animals, games, a photo booth, coloring station, food, and more. The day-long festival spreads across State Theatre and the adjacent venues, bringing downtown New Brunswick alive with nonstop activity.
Locations:
State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
United Methodist Church, 323 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: Most activities are free, some require a fee. Click here for the full schedule.

9. Kidabaloo
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Party with superheroes and princesses from Let’s Party Painters, be dazzled by Magician Chad Juros, jump on Petrosh’s Big Top bounce houses, enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, games, crafts, and more! Don’t miss the special appearance from Nickelodeon’s own Jack Griffo – better known as “Max” from the hit TV show, The Thundermans.
Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Cost: Family 4-Pack $35, Individual $10, Children 2 and under are free.

10. Asbury Park Mardi Gras
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 1:00PM – 10:00PM
Asbury Park Mardi Gras is back  for free family fun with mask making, face painting, and music on a Saturday afternoon. Little ones and adults alike can participate in free face painting, mask making, and live music. Pick up your free mask at Backwards Glances in the Shoppes at the Arcade on Cookman Avenue, and visit businesses throughout town to find free decorations to add to your mask. Winners of kid and adult divisions will be chosen at 5:15PM. If you’re still ready to party after the family fun, stick around for the Masquerade Ball at House of Independents Saturday night for live New Orleans music to get you dancing.
Downtown Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Cost: Free

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Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.


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Chelsea is a freelance writer and photographer based in the kid-friendly community of Asbury Park, and she loves sharing tips and news about this cultural beach town with NJMOM readers. When she's not discovering new bike trails, playing in her handbell choir, or reading on the beach, Chelsea works as a Children's Library Associate at a public library. You can catch her out in Asbury Park watching her husband play drums with talented local artists - be sure to come say hello!

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