5 Free NJ Events This Weekend: April 29 – May 1


Take a trip to Hackettstown and engage in the family-friendly festivities at the Hackettstown Spring Festival, listen to live entertainment and get your face painted at the Hoboken Spring Arts and Music Festival, or meet and greet Curious George at Learning Express Toys of Holmdel.

Tag your pictures with #njmom on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be featured on our social media.

Photo via Stacy Mae Photography.

1. Hackettstown Spring Festival
April 29th, 2016 | All Day Event
Located in the fields behind Centenary College, Hackettstown is holding its annual business spring festival showcasing the town’s best vendors. From food vendors to shopping to rides, games, and music, the Hackettstown Spring Festival is the perfect opportunity to get out in the warm weather with family.
Centenary College
Reese & 5th Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ

2. Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
May 1st, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Michael and the Rockness Monsters, Stevens Jazz Quartet, the Garden Street School of Performing Arts, and many more bands, artists, and musicians will be performing at the Spring Arts and Music Festival in Hoboken this weekend. Not only will there be three stages filled with live performances, there will be children’s activities such as rides, games, face painting, sand art, balloons, and more. Hoboken restaurants will be serving a cultural extravaganza of food from Cajun style to Thai.
Hoboken City Hall
94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ


Photo via tapinto.net

3. Westfield Spring Fling
May 1st, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Westfield invites families to join in on their spring fling. Featuring bouncy houses, mechanical rides, amazing food tents, endless shopping, and some of the most delicious deserts.
Downtown Westfield, Westfield, NJ

4. Bayfest
April 30th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
After 28 years of tradition, South Jersey’s largest single-day festival is back once again to mark the start of spring. A day full of music, food, and crafts will entertain and appeal to every member of the family.
Somers Point
Historic Bay Ave., Somers Point, NJ


Photo via facebook

5. Meet Curious George
April 30th, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
A curious little monkey is heading to Learning Express Toys of Holmdel for a special meet and greet, and a photo-op!
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 State Route 35, Holmdel, NJ




About Author

Amanda is a student at William Paterson University majoring in English with a concentration in Writing, and a Psychology minor on the side. Her passions are reading young adult literature, writing reviews on her personal blog and short stories for university level competitions, and eating very, very spicy foods. When she’s not reading or playing with her cat, Sly, you can find Amanda working out at the gym and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Her guilty pleasure meals consist of chicken tikka masala, vegan black bean burgers, and soup from Panera Bread. When she finishes college, Amanda looks forward to publishing her first book.