5 Free NJ Events This Weekend: February 26 – 28


End February in style with these FREE events! De-stress by taking a plunge into the giant foam pit at Valley Athletic’s free Family Fun Night, watch David Peyre-Ferry conquer an ancient art at the World Sword Swallower’s Day, or meet a friendly mutant ninja turtle by the name of Leonardo.

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1. Meet Leonardo
Sunday, February 28th, 2016 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Everyone’s favorite mutant ninja turtle is stopping by Learning Express Toys of Holmdel to meet and greet any little fan that wants to take a photo with him this Sunday. Be sure to bring your camera.
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 State Route 35, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733

2. Family Fun Night at Valley Athletics
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Obstacle courses, bouncy houses, trampolines and more will be in the building this Saturday at Valley Athletics in Bloomsbury. Fun for everyone in the family, this event will have music, a giant foam pit, and exciting games and crafts to entertain children of all ages.
55 North St, Bloomsbury, NJ 08804

3. World Sword Swallower’s Day
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Recognizing an ancient art that dates back nearly four thousand years, World Sword Swallower’s Day showcases a unique talent that will astonish all audiences. Experienced sword swallower, David Peyre-Ferry will have a free sword swallowing show to honor the symbolic tradition of sword swallowing.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Atlantic City
1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4. Atlantic City Craft Market
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Atlantic City Craft Market is back in town and free admission is open to the general public. If you and your family love arts and crafts, this is the perfect time to see some of the most exquisite craft pieces. From photography to jewelry to ceramic glass, there is something for everyone in the family.
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

5. Sugar Casting Workshop
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Try something new and mold sugar into small objects at Wheaton Arts’ sugar casting family workshop. At the workshop, sugar and other materials will be provided for little artists to create glass artwork using a commonly known method of sugar casting.
Wheaton Arts
1100 Village Dr., Millville, NJ 08332




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