10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: April 22 – 24


Join the fiesta and check out some of the awesome food trucks at the Spring Food Truck Fiesta and Market in Mercer County, experience a different kind of Star Wars at The Forbes Awakens — Triangle Spring Show, celebrate earth day through free environment friendly workshops at the ACUA Earth Day Festival, or reminisce on a classic tale with a special birthday performance of Peter Rabbit Tales.

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1. Spring Food Truck Fiesta
April 23rd, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Bouncy houses, LIVE music, a petting zoo with pony rides, craft vendors, and FOOD TRUCKS. Mercer County is holding its food truck event at the festival ground. With an activity for everyone in the family to enjoy, the spring food truck festival in West Windsor is sure to be an epic fiesta.
Mercer County Ice Skating Park
334 N Post Rd, West Windsor, NJ
Cost: $5 admission

2. The Forbes Awakens — Triangle Spring Show
April 21st – April 23rd, 2016 | 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM
Experience the universe of Star Wars like you’ve never seen it before. Appropriate for children of all ages, this new take on Star Wars includes silly songs and sketches that will have the audience on the edge of their seat.
Whitman Theatre
North Hall, Building C Princeton, NJ
Cost: $12

3. ACUA Earth Day Festival
April 24th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
After 26 years of hosting their annual earth day festival, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority is back with their environment loving community event. Take your little one to the tables where free workshops will be taking place or dance to the entertainment and music. Come out and enjoy a beautiful day while celebrating the planet.
6700 Delilah Rd., Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Cost: Free

4. Peter Rabbit Tales
April 24th, 2016 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
It’s Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday and the best way to celebrate is by attending Peter Rabbit Tales, presented by the Enchantment Theatre Company. Witness this little creature come to life on the stage and become captivated by the classic tales of this rabbit.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $12-$15


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5. WBGO Children’s Jazz Concert
April 23rd, 2016 | 12:30 PM
Discover the beauty of jazz music at this family-friendly jazz concert and cultural experience of a classic American genre of music. For one hour, kids will be encouraged to interact with the performers while learning about the beautiful sounds of a treasured genre.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St, Newark, NJ
Cost: Free

6. Earth Day at Appel Farm
April 24th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Learn more about the environment through Earth Day-themed arts projects, music, and food at the Appel Farm Arts and Music Centers earth day extravaganza. Along with arts and crafts, there will be line dancing led by the Junk Jam Family Band.
Appel Farm
457 Shirly Rd., Elmer, NJ
Cost: Free

7. Spring Carnival in Bridgewater
April 23rd, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bridgewater hosts its annual spring carnival with over 40 booths, magnificent face painting by the artists, an interactive petting zoo, and a magic demonstration.
Ted Blum 4-H Center
310 Milltown Rd, Bridgewater, NJ
Cost: $12


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8. Branch Brook Park Bloomfest
April 24th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The trees are finally blossoming which means that the Branch Brook Park Bloomfest is the perfect time for picture taking and sight-seeing. This free festival will be jam packed with Japanese cultural demonstrations, fun activities, live music, and a marketplace.
Branch Brook Park Welcome Center
Mill St., Belleville, NJ
Cost: Free

9. 3rd annual Fast Tracks and Food Trucks festival
April 23rd, 2016 | 12:00 PM
April 24th, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Six Flags Great Adventure invites food truck lovers to their 3rd Annual fast tracks and food truck festival, with some of the most revered food trucks from all over New Jersey. Just to name a few: The Angry Crab, Empanada Guy, Mama’s Meatballs, Waffle de Lys, and many more.
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ
Cost: $12.99 for advance purchase, $15.99 for at park purchase


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10. Painting Slippers with Cinderella
April 24th, 2016 | 1:00 PM
Bring your little one dressed in their best princess dress to meet the one and only Cinderella and paint a pair of fancy slippers for the ball. Every child will receive a princess goodie bag.
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 NJ-35, Holmdel, NJ
Cost: $35




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