10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: February 12 – 14


Valentine’s day weekend has finally arrived and some of the best events, crafts, and Valentine’s themed goodies are happening all around New Jersey. Go from restaurant to restaurant on Farnsworth Avenue for the annual Valentine’s Chocolate Walk, give your child the chance to create a beautiful dreamcatcher at Michael’s, have a cup of Victorian tea with the pirates at Ocean City Historical Museum’s Annual Children’s Tea Party, or help support local food banks by casting your vote at the 6th Annual Chili Powder Cook Off.

Whatever adventure awaits your family, make sure to share using the hashtag #NJMom on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Photo via Stacy Mae Photography.

learning express toysMeet Captain America {Featured Event}
Saturday February 13th | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 State Route 35
Holmdel, NJ 07733

1. Valentine’s Chocolate Walk
Friday, February 12th, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Snacking on free chocolate treats is the best way to spend Valentine’s weekend with your family this year. There will be a “chocolate passport” for every participant on their journey to the different chocolate locations offering free goodies.
Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City NJ
Cost: Free

2. Valentine’s Day Dreamcatcher
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Help your child express their inner artist this Valentine’s weekend at Michael’s craft store. At this event, children will be get 30 minutes to create Valentine’s themed dreamcatchers using different tools and guidance from the professionals.
Event located at a participating Michael’s
Cost: $2

3. Annual Children’s Tea Party
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Have you and your family ever wanted to learn Victorian Tea etiquette? Ocean City Historical Museum is hosting their annual children’s tea event this Saturday which will be featuring Fancy Victorian tea, relaxing crafts, and some daring pirates.
Ocean City Historical Museum
1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Cost: Members: $8, general public: $10

4. 6th Annual Chili Powder Cook Off
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Challenge your taste buds and help support local food banks at the 5th Annual Chili Powder Cook Off. Not only will the crowd be tasting the chili, they will also be asked to vote on which chili they like the most. Furthermore, the event will also include fun, live music for the kids and a cash bar for the adults.
The Grand Hotel of Cape May
1045 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: $5

5. Valentine’s Day Cake Pop Decorating Party
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
If you’ve never had the chance to decorate and try the delightful trend of cake on a stick, this Valentine’s day is the perfect opportunity to put your creative baking skills to the test. Lil’ Cutie Pops interactive event will feature professional guidance in making the perfect cake pop, provided by the Lil Cutie Pops team, and 6 cake pops to decorate.
Lil’ Cutie Pops
16 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Cost: $25

6. Valentine’s Cupcake Event
Saturday, February 14th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Take a trip to Chef it Up in Mount Olive and combine two of the best snacks of all time, chocolate and marshmallows! Chef it Up introduces the cutest, tastiest, and most festive s’mores on a stick with ingredients that will fulfill any sugar craving.
Chef it Up
141 Route 46, Mount Olive, NJ 07828
Cost: $5

7. Valentine’s Day Super Hero Event
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 | 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Give your kids a chance to earn their super hero training certificate at the Valentine’s day super hero event.
There will be fun, super hero themed activities, cheesy pizza, and drinks.
1875 State Highway 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Cost: First child: $25, siblings: $15

8. Frosty Ball
Friday, February 12th, 2016 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Elsa and her group of quirky, determined friends are back this winter to celebrate the 2nd annual frosty ball held at the Garden State Discovery Museum. It will be a night of exciting music, dancing, and character meet and greets. Along with meeting Elsa and her friends, there will be sundaes and chocolate that no one in the family will be able to pass up.
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
Cost: Child (nonmember): $30, child (member): $25
Adult (member and nonmember): $5

9. Monster X Tour
Friday, February 12th, 2016 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Moto X riders, ATVs, dirt bike tricks, and wheelies will all be making an eye opening appearance at the Sun National Bank Center. Make some unforgettable memories at this dirt bike and monster truck extravaganza, featuring some of the largest and toughest 10,000 pound monster trucks.
Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611
Cost: $14 – $49

10. Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Run for Autism
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Open your heart for others this Valentine’s day by participating in a non-competitive run that supports and benefits people with Autism. Participants of all ages are welcome to either walk or run. The 5k run isn’t the only thing to be excited for, there will also be food, live music, and giveaways at a nearby heated tent. Bring the whole family and support this wonderful cause.
Mike’s Seafood
4222 Park Rd., Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Cost: $18 – $25




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