10 Free NJ Events This Weekend: April 22 – 24


Fall in love with asparagus at the Oasis Family Farm Asparagus Festival, trade Pokemon cards and Shopkins at Learning Express Toys of Holmdel, take a risk with some funky tasted jelly beans at the Beanboozled Challenge, or pound on a drum at the annual Spring Drum Circle.

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1. Asparagus Festival
April 23rd, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Asparagus might not be everyone’s favorite vegetable, but this festival is sure to make anyone who’s afraid of their greens fall in love with this quirky veggie. There will be freshly grilled asparagus, gem mining, gold rush activities, a fossil adventure, wagon rides and much more for the whole family.
3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville, NJ

Learning Express Toys of Holmdel Weekend Events
2. Pokemon Trading Event
April 22nd, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Trade your most powerful Pokemon cards at the monthly Pokemon Trading Event.

3. Shopkins Trading Event
April 24th, 2016 | 3:00 PM
The Shopkins Trading Event at Learning Express Toys of Holmdel is the perfect opportunity to find that missing Shopkin.
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 NJ-35, Holmdel, NJ

4. Beanboozled Challenge
April 22nd, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Take a risk and join the New Day Family Success Center in their BeanBoozled Challenge. With flavors like tutti-fruitti to rotten egg, families will have a blast finding out what flavor they get.
New Day Family Success Center
622 S New York Rd., Galloway, NJ

5. Spring Drum Circle Event
April 23rd, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Spring is all about sights and sounds. Families are invited to the Historic Smithville and Village Greene to dance and rum in this fun-filled event along with Herban Legend. If you have a percussion instrument, feel free to bring it and drums will be sold by local vendors if you need one. There will also be henna body art and tarot card readings.
Historic Smithville and the Village Greene
1 N New York Rd., Abescon, NJ

6. Feis at the Beach
April 23rd, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
The convention center of Wildwood is holding a special event brought to you by the Cummins School of Irish Dance. With over 1,000 talented Irish dancers from all age rangers and expertise, Feis at the Beach will be a highlight event of the spring season. Don’t miss out on the beautiful choreography, Irish music, and vendors selling Irish products.
Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ

7. Earth Day at Liberty State Park
April 23rd, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Considered one of the largest earth day celebrations in New Jersey, the earth day celebration at Liberty State Park is an event that can’t be missed. There will be many family-friendly amusements, environmental activities, and over one hundred vendor exhibits. Celebrate the planet and spend a day in the sun with Jersey City.
Liberty State Park
Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ


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8. Casino Pier Spring Festival
April 23rd, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The Arcade at Casino Pier is holding spring themed festivities through some spectacular arts and crafts activities. Additionally, families will get the opportunity to win prizes through the games at the event.
Arcade, Casino Pier
800 Ocean Ter., Seaside Heights, NJ

9. Friday Night Earth Day
April 22nd, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sit by the campfire and witness an earth day storytelling, practice your archery, or attend the square dancing event. At the Friday night earth day event in Echo Hill Park, there is something for everyone in the family to do.
Echo Hill Park
Flemington, NJ

10. Free Ice Cream Day at Alstede Farms
April 24th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Who doesn’t love free ice-cream? Alstede Farm is offering their free homemade icecream to anyone who wants to come and explore the farm.
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, NJ




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