This weekend play with a fishing simulator at the Salt Water Fishing Expo in Edison, gather with the community at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade in Wildwood, or explore the world of comics for all ages at the Middletown Comic Show in Middletown.
Here are 10 kid-friendly things to do around New Jersey this weekend:
Salt Water Fishing Expo
March 15 – 17
Head to the premier event to kick off fishing season here in New Jersey. Meet with guides and charters, compare and buy boats and kayaks, learn the latest techniques, and enter in giveaways. Your littles will love the casting pond, fishing simulator, and Shadow of the Great White challenge! Sunday is Family Day (kids 11 and under admitted free) with a special Kids Zone and Scavenger Hunt, plus the first 100 children on Sunday receive a free Rod & Reel Combo.
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Cost: Adults $12, Kids 5-11 $3
Northeast AASP Expo Family Day
March 17, 12PM-2PM
Bring the whole family to Family Day at the Northeast AASP Expo, an event showcasing the automotive repair industry. Family Day will feature indoor carnival games and attractions for kids of all ages – from skee ball to spin art. Bonus: free popcorn and ice cream.
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Cost: pre-register for badges
Curious George And The Golden Meatball
March 15 – 17, 23 & 24, 30 & 31
A fun-loving adventure, with none other than everyone’s favorite little monkey – Curious George, of course! Set out on a loveable adventure with Curious George and the gang, that is sure to have both you, and your littles, singing and swinging in your seats. The entire family is encouraged to attend.
Historic Palace Theater
Cost: Adults $28, Children 17 and under $18
Middletown Comic Book Show
March 16, 10AM – 4PM
Calling all comic book lovers! This event explores the world of comics for all ages, featuring Dollar Comic, Investment Grade Comics, Goldenage to Modern, toys, games, the creators and artists themselves, plus so much more.
Middletown Arts Center
Wildwood St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade
March 16, 11:30AM – 2PM
This festive parade begins at noon and proceeds north on Atlantic Avenue to Olde NJ Avenue. Participants include NWPD Honor Guard, VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Irish Pipe Brigade, Emerald Society, Miss North Wildwood Annika Marks, Anglesea Irish Society, Second Street Irish Society, Sheriff Mounted Patrol, local school bands, and much more. Gather with the Wildwood community and celebrate Irish culture.
North Wildwood City Hall
March 16, 2PM – 6PM
Hang with the whole family in Asbury Park and head over to this March Market at The Asbury. Browse the shops while you enjoy food, drinks, and even a live DJ. Vendors include Wild Heart Soap Company, Eclectic Homestead, Tobin Connor, Spirit Art by Marylou, and many more.
Asbury Park, NJ
Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 16, 1PM – 4PM
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Union County at the annual parade with friends and family. After you’ve enjoyed watching the parade and listening to bagpipes, don’t forget to bring the kiddos to the special “Kids Zone” on Stuyvesant Avenue, for all ages.
Songs of Ireland: A Celtic Celebration
March 16, 7:30PM – 9:30PM
If you still haven’t gotten your fill of Irish culture after the parade, head over to the Mayo Performing Arts Center for their amazing renditions of traditional Irish music and songs we all know, and love. It’s a unique musical experience that the whole family will enjoy.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Cost: $29 – $59
Murphy’s Celtic Legacy
March 16, 7:30PM
Traditional Irish dance and music combine in this show to bring your family absolute magic. Created by Chris Hannon, a former male lead in Lord of the Dance, this is a fascinating tale of courage and loss.
Luck of the Draw
March 17, 10AM – 4PM
The Forge Marketplace will host a St. Patrick’s Day event to raise awareness for those in need. Peruse and shop vendors, retailers, crafters, artists, and artisans displaying handcrafted and homemade goods. There will be no charge for admission, but consider bringing a non-perishable donation for a pet or a person.
The Forge Marketplace
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