Taking care of our beautiful Garden State and Mother Nature are something we think about daily. This weekend celebrate the planet and Earth Day in New Jersey at one of these festivals with lots of family-friendly amusements and environmental activities for the whole family.
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1. Earth Day at Liberty State Park
April 23rd, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Considered one of the largest earth day celebrations in New Jersey, the earth day celebration at Liberty State Park is an event that can’t be missed. There will be many family-friendly amusements, environmental activities, and over one hundred vendor exhibits. Celebrate the planet and spend a day in the sun with Jersey City.
Liberty State Park
Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ
2. Casino Pier Spring Festival
April 23rd, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The Arcade at Casino Pier is holding spring themed festivities through some spectacular arts and crafts activities. Additionally, families will get the opportunity to win prizes through the games at the event.
Arcade, Casino Pier
800 Ocean Ter., Seaside Heights, NJ
3. Friday Night Earth Day
April 22nd, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sit by the campfire and witness an earth day storytelling, practice your archery, or attend the square dancing event. At the Friday night earth day event in Echo Hill Park, there is something for everyone in the family to do.
Echo Hill Park
4. 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
5. 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.
457 Shirly Rd., Elmer, NJ
6. 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
7. 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
8. Asparagus Festival
April 23rd, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Asparagus might not be everyone’s favorite vegetable, but this festival is sure to make anyone who’s afraid of their greens fall in love with this quirky veggie. There will be freshly grilled asparagus, gem mining, gold rush activities, a fossil adventure, wagon rides and much more for the whole family.
3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville, NJ
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