30 Free Events in April


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Here are 30 Free Events in New Jersey this April:

1. JC’s Fun & Food Truck Festival
April 7-9, 2017 | Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 11AM-11PM, Sunday 8-10AM
It’s time to eat, NJ! Come to JC’s Fun & Food Truck Festival event to enjoy a day filled with flavors from the hottest food trend right now—food trucks. Don’t worry, though, your picky-eating kids (or family) will find something they’ll enjoy eating. There will be plenty of grilled cheese and hot dogs available to munch on throughout the day.
100 Challenger Rd. Ridgfield Park, NJ 07660

2. Somerville Arts & Crafts Festival
April 23, 2017 | 10AM-5PM
Don’t just feed your stomach this month, feed your eyes, too! More than 75 great, local vendors will have art and fun things for you, your kids and your family to see and do. Plan on enjoying everything creative this festival will offer from the food to the little crafts.
100 Main St Somerville, NJ 08876

3. Color Your Stress Away
April 7, 2017 | 1-2:30PM
Even though it’s spring and we’re all happy to get outdoors, we’re still bound to get a little stressed at times. Coloring is a proven way to eliminate stress—and it’s fun! You’ll definitely enjoy it just as much as your young ones do.
8 Warren St., Little Falls, Passaic County, NJ 07424

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4. Spring Solo Exhibitions
April 5-8, 2017 | 9AM-9PM till final day
Your young ones are probably used to seeing cartoons on a screen, but when you were there age, you were probably used to seeing them in a print magazine. Artists Dara Alter and Matthew Borgen will display comical cartoons that will remind you of your childhood and excite your modern children, too.
2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, Somerset County, New Jersey 07921

5. The Saturday Yoga Club at Sussex County Library
April 8, 2017 | 11AM-12PM
Did someone just say “free yoga?” Yes, they did! Yoga is a stress eliminator and nobody should have to stress about paying for yoga. Sussex County will be teaching this deep, mind, body and soul class for free. Since it’s on the weekend, your kids can be at a playdate while you treat yourself.
125 Morris Turnpike, Newton, Sussex County, NJ 07860

6. Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market
April 8-9, 2017 | 10AM-5PM
If you want your kids to know how cool vinyls, collectables and vintage items are, come to this free flea market. 200 vendors will be selling an assortment of those things each day and many of these things will be handmade.
675 South Clinton Ave, Trenton, Mercer County, NJ 08611

7. Libraries Transform: Meeting Room Reopening Musical Celebration
April 8, 2017 | 2-3:30PM
For this month’s National Library Week, Atlantic County will host an event highlighting the history, culture and music of the 50s and 60s (something a history-loving kid might enjoy, too!). Go back in time and experience what life was like back then.
201 15th St. South, Brigantine, Atlantic County, NJ 08203

8. Communiversity Princeton Festival of the Arts
April 30, 2017 | 1-6PM
The arts community of Princeton University will bring us an event that’s been going strong since the 70s. More than 35,000 people attend each year to see more than 200 artists and crafters from all of New Jersey show their work. Rain or shine, this event will include include tasty food, too.
182 Nassau Street, Princeton, Mercer County, NJ 08542

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9. Easter at the Pier
April 15, 2017 | 1-3PM
Bring your kids and tell them to bring their Easter baskets! This afternoon will include an egg hunt, face paint, food, fun, entertainment—and more. More details to come, so stay tuned!
344 Broadway Long Branch, NJ 07740

10. JBF Mercer County Children And Maternity Consignment Sale
April 8, 2017 | 8AM-1PM
If spring cleaning has left you with a bunch of clothes you and your kids no longer need, selling them at a free event where you actually make money is a good idea. This sale will allow you to sell clothes you might still have from pregnancy or from when your kiddos were smaller. And you can also buy clothes for 50-90 percent off normal retail price. Win-win!
153 W. Manor Way, Robbinsville, Mercer County, NJ 08691

11. Bloomfest!
April 23, 2017 | 11-5PM
This will be one of the pinkest events of April for NJ. There will be lots of Japanese cultural things to experience, including demonstrations and activities your kids will enjoy. Also expect live music, food and more fun!
Lake St & Park Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104

12. Cherry Blossom Festival
April 6-20, 2017 | All day!
Washington DC is far away from NJ and this is a much easier way to experience the beauty of the light pinkish-purple tree that grows in the spring. Your kids will enjoy the chance to run around and you will enjoy the chance to take Facebook family pics by the trees. We promise these trees are anything but boring!
Lake St & Park Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104

13. Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2017 | 10:30AM-4PM
Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation will be holding an event to celebrate New Jersey’s favorite mom—Mother Earth for Earth Day this year. If you bring your kids to this event they’ll get the chance to play all kinds of games made out of repurposed items.
1020 Route 629, Stanton, NJ 08885

14. Fies at the Beach
April 8, 2017 | 10AM-5:30PM (doors open at 9)
If your kid is thinking about Irish Dance, this is the place to come and see a free show. This dance competition will feature 1,300 talented Irish step dancers from all ages, and hopefully your child will find each of them inspirational. And don’t worry, Irish products will be provided by many vendors at this event, too!
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

15. Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show
April 14, 2017 | 11AM-5PM
Street fairs are a regular event in NJ and when admission and parking are free, you know your should go. 25,000 people are expected to come see the great creativity that will be provided by more than 200.
Downtown Red Bank, Red Bank, NJ 07701

16. Summit Street Fair and Craft Show
April 28, 2017 | 11AM-5PM
If you liked what you saw in Red Bank, you’ll love what you’ll see in Summit, too! This is basically the same thing, except it’s repeated in another part of New Jersey.
Downtown Summit, Summit, NJ 07901

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17. Life Under the Sea Installation
Until April 28, 2017 | 9AM-9PM
Artist Poramit Thantapalit will feature some really neat art made out of recycled goods. Think 3D things that look like coral flowers, sea urchins and coral reef made out of re-used materials. Your kids will enjoy getting to “sea” what it looks like from down below.
Johnson Public Library 274 Main St. Hackensack, NJ

18. FREE Ice Cream Day
April 30, 2017 | 10AM-6PM
Did we just scream FREE ice cream day? We did! Alstede Farms is offering free cups and cones filled with homemade ice cream to anyone who shows up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Since it will likely be warmer by then, you know this will be a good way to cool the family off.
Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ

19. Maywood Springtime Street Fair
April 30, 2017 | 3:30PM
With lots of pizza, desserts and ribs, this block party will be a fun thing for the whole family to attend. The Maywood Chamber of Commerce hopes to make this fun for their community by providing everyone with entertaining games and music throughout the day. 100 vendors will be selling really cool things as well!
Maywood West Pleasant Ave Maywood, NJ

20. Sonny the Bunny’s Colossal Carrot Adventure
April 8, 2017 | 10-12AM
Registration to the event and breakfast is required, but don’t stress because this event is free! The fun will start with a Bunny Trail and will continue on with the VIB (Very Important Bunny) Breakfast. This is obviously a family-friendly event and a great way to have fun searching for eggs.
iPlay America 110 Schanck Road Freehold, NJ

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21. Easter Bunny Goes Skydiving
April 14, 2017 | 6-8PM
We’d all like to admit we’ve at one point in our life wondered what the Easter Bunny looks like when falling from the sky. And this event will leave us wondering no more—the Easter Bunny will take a jump from an airplane and fall through the sky and your kids will be able to watch the action for free. Bring an Easter basket!!
Skydive Cross Keys 300 Dahlia Ave Williamstown, NJ

22. Collingswood Annual Green Festival
April 8, 2017 | 9AM-2PM
Since Earth Day is coming around the corner when the globe rotates, seeing all the green, eco-friendly things NJ has to offer is important. This festival will feature really cool activities for kids and sustainable food, gardening and water conservation things to explore. Come and learn everything there is to know about saving the earth from local NJ environmentalists!
713 N. Atlantic Ave. Collingswood, NJ

23. Studio School Open House
April 6, 2017 | 5-7PM
With free admission and refreshments bring your kids for a chance to meet some really cool people who could provide them with excellent arts classes this summer. Art is a really fun activity for people of all ages, and your kids will be glad to take classes with the teachers who inspired the works shown at this show.
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 68 Elm St Summit, NJ 07901

24. Spring Festival
April 9, 2017 | 12PM
Spring means warmer weather, more sun and more fun. Your kids will be glad to celebrate the change of temperature in the Gardens at this event that will be filled with fun and fresh air. Since this event is in April, there will be an Easter egg hunt, great food and a dance performance that will highlight dance styles from around the world.
Rutgers Gardens – Holly House 130 Log Cabin Road New Brunswick, NJ 08816

25. Fun & Food Truck Festival at Over Peck Park
April 7-9, 2017 | Saturday 11AM-11PM and Sunday 11AM-6PM
Not only is this a great way to enjoy the food truck craze with the kids if you’re in Ridgefield, NJ, it’s a place to enjoy carnival rides, too. You and your kids will enjoy everything that’s great in life from food to fun for free admission. Be sure to munch on a grilled cheese or some kettle corn if you come.
Overpeck County Park Challenger Rd Ridgefield Park, NJ

26. Karaoke & Pizza
April 28, 2017 | 4:30-5:30PM
Is there anything better than enjoying pizza and hilariously bad singing? Nope! And you know what? Your kids couldn’t agree with you anymore. This event has its own karaoke machine and of course plenty of delicious pizza you can munch on if you register.
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch 40 US HWY 46 West Hackettstown, NJ

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27. Earth Day Festival
April 23, 2017 | 12-4PM
So many Earth Day events, NJ! Good job! What makes this one in particular special is that it’s a full-afternoon event filled with workshops related to recycling, gardening and being outside. Everything from the food provided to the performances will keep you and your kiddos entertained.
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center 457 Shirley Road Elmer, NJ

28. Bunny Chase
April 15, 2017 | 10AM-4PM
If you’ve got children ages 2-8 years old, this is the perfect event. It’s filled with everything from Easter egg to treasure hunts that are filled with prizes and fun clues. If you’re feeling like you’re too old for that, then you’ll be glad that this event offers yummy things to eat, too.
Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ

29. 6th Annual Bergen County Earth Week Fair & Market
April 23, 2017 | 10AM-4PM
With more than 50 vendors, this event will be filled with eco-friendly food, beer and goods you’ll have to check out. This is a great way to spend Earth Day in NJ because your kids can enjoy a fun day of arts and crafts while you socialize with your friends.
Veterans Plaza 1 Veterans Pl Oradell, NJ

30. Art Walk
April 22, 2017 | 10AM-5PM
More than 75 artist and creators will set up cool art along the Greene and by the red-covered bridge in Smithville. While these artists will be raising money for various causes, you can still walk and check out their great creativity for free. Your kids might find a painting or item they really find cool if you bring them!
Route 9 & Moss Mill Road Smithville, New Jersey 08205

About Author

Sophia Borghese is a passionate and adventurous lifestyle writer who strives to bring readers fun and unique things to do around New Jersey. When she isn't writing or doing makeup, you can find Sophia liking pictures of pugs on Instagram or following her favorite Snapchat stories. Aside from all things social media, Sophia loves singing, trying new foods and playing with her cat, Ron. Her favorite "Jersey Girl" things to do are picking Jersey tomatoes and enjoying the NYC skyline from Hoboken.