30 FREE NJ Events in April

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This April celebrate all things art at the Smithville Art Walk in Galloway, hang out with all the kites you can imagine at Kites at the Pier Festival in Long Branch, or pay it forward and support autism research at the Rockin’ For Autism Music Festival in Fanwood.

Pssst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are 30 free events around New Jersey this April: 

Wheaton Springs 2019
April 6, 10AM – 5PM
Wheaton Springs 2019 celebrates WheatonArts and the community that loves visiting it. Admission to all WheatonArts exhibits and artist studio demonstrations are free and open to the public. Experience the Spring Festival: Asian New Year Celebrations in the Event Center, explore the new Museum of American Glass exhibit Emanation 2019 with a guided tour, create unique “make-and-take” projects in the Education Studio, discover the art of papermaking, ceramic wheel-throwing, and glassblowing with special demonstrations. 
1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ

Spring in Tuckahoe
April 6, 10AM – 4PM
Enjoy spring-themed crafts, birdhouses, soaps, candles, baked goods, painted wine glasses, wooden signs, lawn furniture, jewelry, clothing, and so much more at Spring in Tuckahoe. Bonus: spring painted rocks are hidden in and outside of the show – families are encouraged to find one and take it home! Free parking and free admission.
Upper Township Community Center; 1790 NJ-50, Woodbine, NJ

Red Bank Street Fair
April 7, 9AM – 5PM
A fun day on the streets of Red Bank, featuring live music, arts, crafts, and all the street food you and your littles can gobble up. 
Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ

11th Annual Collingswood Green Festival
April 13, 9AM – 2PM
Celebrate spring and all things green at Collingswood’s 11th Annual Green Festival. Enjoy local sustainable food, organic gardening, water conservation, renewable energy, environmentally-friendly construction, and more. Your family can learn about smart green living from local activists and experts. Your littles will love the Fun Zone which features face-painting, sidewalk chalk drawing, games, arts and crafts, and more.
Irvin Ave, Collingswood, NJ

Pitman Grove Easter Egg Hunt & Activities
April 13, 10AM – 12PM
Uptown Pitman will hold an afternoon of fun free activities including an egg hunt, games, a garden craft, scavenger hunt, face painting, and more. 
Pitman Grove Auditorium on Circle Avenue, Uptown Pitman, NJ

Made in Monmouth
April 13, 10AM – 4PM
Shop local by supporting local goods like kid-friendly items, baked goods, art work, jewelry, pet items and more at Made in Monmouth.
Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ

Smithville Art Walk
April 13, 11AM – 5PM
More than 75 local artists set up shop on the Greene to showcase and sell their work. Got a little Marvel fan on your hands? This year’s special guest is Marvel Comic Book Artist Joe Del Beato. Enjoy live music and yummy food on a beautiful spring day at Smithville. 
Historic Village of Smithville, Galloway, NJ

Doo Dah Parade
April 13, 12PM
The Doo Dah Parade marks the opening of an uninterrupted season of specials events that stretches throughout the year. The procession features marching bands, floats, a grand marshal and a brigade of more than 500 basset hounds –  a sight for sore eyes! 
Ocean City, NJ

Bradley Beach Easter Egg Hunt
April 13, 1PM
Looking for an Easter Egg hunt down the shore? Head over to Bradley Beach Boardwalk for the annual Easter egg hunt for kids age toddler to 12 years old. Prizes are given out to all ages.
Bradley Beach Boardwalk, Ocean Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ

AstronomyDay
April 13, 1PM – 4PM
This event includes kids crafts, hands on activities and space presentations, where your littles will learn about the Apollo missions and the moon. They’ll go on an adventure to the moon and back and see real meteorites! All ages are welcome.
Trailside Nature Center, 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ

WTHS Project Graduation 2nd Annual Food Truck Event
April 13, 3PM – 8PM
WTHS Project Graduation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Food Truck Event featuring plenty of food trucks, local vendors, face-painting, a DJ and moonbounces. Have you had your favorite food wrapped in bacon yet? Or all the guacamole you can handle? 
Washington Township High School; 519 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd, Sewell, NJ

Kites at the Pier Festival
April 13 & 14, 9AM – 4PM
Spend a day at Pier Village – peruse the shops, grab lunch, and enjoy a sky full of kites. Your littles will enjoy kites of all shapes and sizes – from inflatable flying creatures to traditional kites flying over the beach. 
Pier Village, Ocean Ave and Centennial Dr, Long Branch, NJ

Somerville Historic Downtown Arts & Crafts Festival
April 14, 10AM – 5PM
Spend the day strolling along Somerville’s beautiful historic downtown Main St. while shopping at an arts & crafts festival featuring over 100 talented artists, crafters and artisans. Stop for lunch at a local eatery, enjoy live music, and bring your littles to the hands-on crafts station. 
100 E Main St, Somerville, NJ

Rahway’s LiveWell Expo 2019
April 14, 10AM – 1PM
The Expo includes a fun day of free activities, information, and exhibits. Don’t miss your chance to win a free Fitbit. Come demo a spin, yoga, or exercise class for free. Bike safety information will be available, as well as on-site paper shredding. And don’t forget to pick up a free pedometer (while supplies last).
Rahway Recreation Center, 1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ

Bloomfest
April 14, 11AM – 5PM
Enjoy a family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park – Branch Brook Park. Bloomfest is part of Branch Brook Park’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival. A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, a crafter’s marketplace, food and more. 
Essex County Branch Brook Park, Clifton Avenue Entrance, Newark, NJ

Red Bank Battlefield’s Spring Festival
April 14, 12PM – 4PM
Celebrate spring with Red Bank Battlefield! The Whitall House will be open for tours and hearth cooking demonstrations. Enjoy 18th-century arts and crafts demonstrations and meet some lovely farm animals.
Whitall House/Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Ave, National Park, NJ

CMC 2019 Earth Day
April 20, 10AM – 4PM
The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders has planned a long list of eco-friendly events for the celebration including story time, an inflatable obstacle course and slide, an interactive drum circle, hands-on educational exhibits, free entertainment, naturalist hike, food, crafts and much more.
Cape May Zoo, 707 Route US 9 N, Cape May Court House, NJ

Gloucester County’s Largest Egg Hunt
April 20, 10AM – 12PM

Your littles will search the large park for colorful eggs, filled with candy and prizes. There will be music, dancing, and fun to entertain the kids before the Easter Egg Hunt. And of course, the morning would not be complete without the Bunny who will be joining in on the fun and available for selfies and pictures.
East New Street Park, 410 East New Street, Glassboro, NJ

Easter at the Pier
April 20, 12PM – 4PM
Celebrate Easter at Pier Village with a Meet & Greet with the Easter Bunny, bunny hop sack races, egg on a spoon races, hop-a-thon, a dance contest, rubber duck races, face painting, balloon animals, inflatable rides, and more. All in family-friendly Pier Village – eat, play, enjoy the beach. 
Pier Village, Ocean Ave and Centennial Dr, Long Branch, NJ

Greater Wildwood Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 20, 12PM
Wildwood’s annual Easter egg hunt is always a fun day for your family. Your littles will love the change of scenery by hunting for eggs on the beach, appropriate for ages 2 to 12. 
Lincoln Ave & The Beach, Wildwood, NJ

Warren County Arts, Sweets, & Crafts Festival
April 27, 10AM – 5PM
Festival season is coming up quick. Celebrate spring with an arts and crafts festival featuring live music and dozens of food vendors.
Downtown Washington Borough, Warren County, NJ

Rutgers Day
April 27, 10AM – 4PM
Rutgers Day, is a free day-long event on April 27th where you can explore your state university. Experience hands-on learning activities, enjoy entertaining stage performances, and see exhibitions and demonstrations hosted by accomplished professors, staff, and students from several Rutgers campuses.
Rutgers Camden, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers New Brunswick, and Rutgers Newark

Somers Point Bayfest
April 27, 10AM – 5PM
The Somers Point Bayfest is now the largest, single-day festival in South Jersey. Come out and enjoy a day full of fun, food, crafts, music, and more. 
Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ

Camden Comic Con
April 27, 10AM – 6PM
Camden Comic Con is an annual comic convention that celebrates the artistry and cultural phenomenon of comic books and associated media. The goal is to provide an all-ages event that links and introduces the community of Camden and South Jersey to comic creators, writers, artists, dealers, and fellow enthusiasts. Meet your favorite artists, peruse comics, pick up rare issues, and gather to celebrate the love of all things ‘nerdy. 
Rutgers-Camden Athletics & Fitness Center, 301 Linden St., Camden, NJ

Shad Festival
April 27 & 28, 11AM – 5:30PM
The Shad Festival features the area’s finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment, but the two-day extravaganza also serves as a venue for local non-profit organizations to raise necessary operating funds.
Lambertville, NJ

Smithville Renaissance Faire
April 27 & 28, 11AM – 5PM
The Historic Village of Smithville will be transformed into the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance. Fun for the whole family including comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more.
Historic Village of Smithville, Galloway, NJ

SPRING Big Kid Toy Show
April 28, 8AM – 4PM
The SPRING Big Kid Toy Show is a pop culture yard sale. Sell your goodies with other vendors. Whether you’re a pro or a collector, bring your buckets, your bins, your boxes, and totes. 
933 Monmouth Road Cream Ridge, NJ

ACUA Earth Day Festival
April 28, 10AM – 4PM
The 29th Annual Earth Day Festival features a range of exciting activities for the community to enjoy and celebrate our environment, including many free kids activities, interactive demonstrations, entertainment, delicious food, local vendors, live animals and educational workshops.
6700 Delilah Rd, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Rockin’ For Autism Music Festival
April 28, 11AM – 6PM
April is National Autism Awareness month and we love seeing our community come together to support a good cause – plus, who can say no to food trucks and music? This is the 4thAnnual Rockin’ for Autism Festival, which was first created by Mallory Banks, a 15-year old Fanwood, NJ resident, who was inspired by her autistic brother to bring awareness to this disorder. When you’re not listening to the live music or enjoying the food, take your turn on the obstacle course or take a break in the Chill Zone (quiet room). All proceeds from the festival will go towards autism research.
LaGrande Park, 200 LaGrande Ave., Fanwood, NJ

Free Ice Cream Day at Alstede Farms
April 30, 10AM – 6PM
It’s Farmer Kurt’s birthday, what better way to celebrate than with a scoop of ice cream? Enjoy a free small ice cream cone or cup of delicious homemade ice cream at Alstede Farms.
1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ

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Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.

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