10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: March 11 – 13

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Prepare for a month of Irish tradition, musical spectaculars, and astounding performances with these events happening all around New Jersey. Embrace Irish tradition with live music and dancing at Laurita Winery’s Shamrock Festival, help your little chef learn about a classic Irish dish at the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Fare with Young Chef’s Academy, get techy with Mt. Olive Recreation at the Lego and Tech Festival, or watch an eight man tag team match between WWE superstars at Boardwalk Hall’s WWE Live event.

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1. Laurita Shamrock Festival
March 12th, 2016 | 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
March 13th, 2016 | 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Honor Irish-American tradition with the Laurita Shamrock Festival. There will be live entertainment, Irish craft vendors, Irish dancing, and food trucks. Additionally, there is an exclusive menu including classic Irish meals such as homemade Irish soda bread muffins, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish chili.
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Cost: $5

2. St. Patrick’s Day Irish Fare
March 13th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Can’t get enough of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities? Head on over to Young Chef’s Academy with your little one and they will learn how to make an Irish classic, Shepard’s pie, along with a twist of Irish nachos.
Young Chef’s Academy
712 Ginesi Drive, Morganville, NJ
Cost: Call for pricing

3. Mt. Olive Lego and Tech Festival
March 12th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hosted by Mt. Olive Recreation, the lego and tech festival aims to aspire tech-loving minds of children ages 5 and up. There will be three sessions during the festival (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM / 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM) that will include a free play area, kid-friendly vendors, a giant lego display, hands on projects, and tech-related activities.
Cost: $1

4. WWE Live in Atlantic City
March 12th, 2016 | 7:30 PM
WWE is taking over Atlantic City this Saturday as famous WWE superstars take the stage and face off just weeks before wrestlemania. WWE professionals such as Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, Demon Kane, the Deadly Boyz, and Bray Wyatt will be participating in the event, so don’t miss out on your chance to see some of your favorite WWE stars face off in an eight man tag team match.
Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $16-$102

5. LEGENDS with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey
March 11th, 2016 | 7:00 PM
For all show times this weekend, check out the link above.
Join the legends of the circus business at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey’s “LEGENDS” family show series featuring jaw-dropping acts, majestic animals, and the unique abilities of the performers’ unwavering talent. Including with your ticket, there is a all access pre-show when you arrive one hour early.
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ
Cost: $10-$75

6. 19th Annual Cranbury Craft Show
March 12th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Featuring over 100 artisans—jewelry makers, ceramic artists, silk experts, furniture designers, and other engineers of craftsmanship. Children are welcomed to leave their mark at the kids mural, families are encouraged to sip on beverages at the garden cafe, and there will be chances to enter and win raffles through-out the craft show.
Cranbury School
23 N Main Street, Cranbury, NJ
Cost: $5

7. Dear Edwina Jr. Performance
March 12th, 2016 | 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Edwina Jr., a star of a hit television broadcast, ventures through the challenges of being part of such a world while her cast and crew help her in understanding the impact she has on kids all around the world. Learn from the adventures of Edwina Jr. and the neighborhood kids through a spectacular of song and dance.
Villagers Theatre
475 Demott Ln., Somerset, NJ
Cost: $10

8. Winter Fairy Land
March 12th, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The watershed reserve presents the magical creatures of winter through their special family-friendly event. Families will be building cozy winter fairy homes, practicing elf writing, listening to enchanting winter tales, and participating in other magical festivities.
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ
Cost: $7 per person, or $20 per family

9. James and the Giant Peach
March 11th, 2016 | 7:30 PM
A children’s classic comes to life at the Growing Stage Theater with James and the Giant Peach. Take a leap with James as he ventures on a journey with a magical potion that he finds near a fruit tree, resulting in the magical giant peach. Go on an exploration with the Growing Stage Theater as James crosses the ocean and faces terrifying sharks. Don’t miss out on this whimsical premiere of a tale that every child loves.
The Growing Stage Theatre
7 Ledgewood Ave., Rte. 183, Netcong, NJ
Cost: $15

10. Free Concert at iPlay America
March 12th, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Young and talented, Dylan Scott, performs his own, traditional country songs at iPlay America. This free concert will melt the heart of any country lover out there.
110 Schanck Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
Cost: Free

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