NJ Mom’s Weekend Fun Guide: Things To Do 4/25-4/26


It’s all about fairs and festivals this weekend in New Jersey. With warmer weather upon us, spend your weekend at the New Jersey Folk Festival, Princeton’s Communiversity ArtsFest or the Somers Point Bayfest!

things to do this weekend in njEarth Day Activities
Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th All Day
Celebrate Earth Day all around New Jersey this weekend.  We have over 15 Free Earth Day events for your family to get up close and personal with nature and enjoy the outdoors!

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Fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend

photo credit via The State Theatre

1) Milk and Cookies with Preschool of Rock
Saturday April 25th 10:00am & 12:00pm
The State Theatre’s monthly Milk and Cookies program is this weekend featuring Preschool of Rock.  Milk & Cookies is a free series that includes storytelling, music, puppetry and more for children ages 3 through 8 and their families.  Free milk and cookies are offered after the show.  The events take place upstairs in the State Theatre’s Heldrich Room, inviting children to get up close and personal.  Tickets are free, but reservations are required.
The State Theatre 15 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: FREE

Berenstain2) Berenstain Bears Live! 
Sunday April 26th 1:30pm and 4:00pm
Berenstain Bears Live! Family Matters the musical is fun-filled live show based on Stan and Jan Berenstain’s popular book series.  Follows the hilarious misadventures of everyone’s favorite bear family.  Perfect for ages 3-8. 
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Cost: $12-15/ticket

Fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend

photo credit via Somers Point Bayfest

3) Somers Point Bayfest
Saturday April 25th 10:00am-5:00pm
The 27th annual Somers Point Bayfest will take place this Saturday along Historic Bay Avenue in Somers Point!  Enjoy 14 blocks of 120 craters, 28 food vendors, 15 children’s activities, 4 live bands, and giveaways!
Somers Point Bayfest Bay Avenue Somers Point, NJ
Cost: FREE

4) Touch-a-Truck
Saturday April 25th 10:00am-3:00pm
A kid’s (and dad’s) dream! sit behind the wheel and take pictures of police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, dump trucks, bulldozers, cranes, helicopters and more!
Wall Town Hall 2700 Allaire Road Wall, NJ
Cost: FREE

Fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend

photo via Momma Lew

5) 41st Annual New Jersey Folk Festival
Saturday April 25th 10:00am-6:00pm
The 41st Annual New Jersey Folk Festival invites you to enjoy over 100 booths, craft demonstrators and a folk marketplace will be featuring maritime folk culture on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Children will enjoy games, pony rides, crafts to make and take and tours of the animals on Cook Campus.
New Jersey Folk Festival 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: FREE


photo via Alstede Farms

6) Free Ice Cream Day
Saturday April 25th 10:00am-6:00pm
Stop by Alstede Farms all day for a free cup of  homemade ice cream!  Stay the day and enjoy seeing the farm animals, pony rides, a bounce house and much more!
Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ
Cost: FREE

7) Essex County Earth Day Celebration
Saturday April 25th 11:00am-4:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day in Essex County with the 10th anniversary of the Essex County Earth Day Celebration.  Enjoy Eco-Vendors, live music, food, a 4-H Fair, a live animal show by the Turtle Back Zoo, canoeing, nature crafts, a dinosaur fossil exhibit and much more!
Essex County Environmental Center 621 B Eagle Avenue Roseland, NJ
Cost: FREE

8) The Fun is Coming in the Sun
Saturday April 25th 11:00am-2:00pm
Celebrate spring in Jersey City on Saturday!  The famous PeeWee Magicion will be performing a magic show, rock out with Preschool of Rock and much more!
City Hall Plaza 280 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ
Cost: FREE

9) Rainforest Crafts for Kids
Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th 10:00am-4:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day, Our Way at Anthropology stores throughout the state over the weekend.  Perfect for kids ages 5-10
An Anthropology store near you, check specific store times for your location
Cost: FREE

Fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend

photo via Camden’s Children’s Garden

10) Earth & Arbor Day Festival
Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th 1:00pm-4:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day amid the beauty of children’s themed gardens and the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House.  This festival includes planting activities, crafts and educational activities to learn about and to help celebrate Mother Earth.
Camden Children’s Garden 3 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ
Cost: $6/ticket, under 2 FREE

Fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend

photo via Please Touch Museum

11) 2015 Storybook Ball
Saturday April 25th 6:00pm-9:00pm
Families are invited to spend a night in a land far, far away at the Please Touch Museum.  Meet award winning authors, storybook characters like Wild Thing, Curious George, Paddington Bear and more; a dance party from Baby Loves Disco, food and much more.  Come dressed as your favorite Storybook character. Other features of the night include carnival games, magical photo booths, book nooks, crafts and surprises!  The Storybook Ball benefit’s the Museum’s literacy programming for more than 30,000 children a year!
Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $40-$70/ticket

Fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend

photo via WORD Bookstore

12) Stick and Stone Storytime
Sunday April 26th 11:00am-12:00pm
Don’t miss children’s author Beth Ferry as she reads about best friends Stick and Stone, who stick by each others’ side through all sorts of adventures! Recommended for kids age 3 to 6.
WORD Bookstore 123 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ
Cost: FREE

Fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend

photo via Communiversity ArtsFest

13) Communiveristy ArtsFest
Sunday April 26th 1:00pm-6:00pm
The 45th Annual Communiversity ArtsFest is this weekend featuring over 200 booths of original art and contemporary crafts, unique merchandise, culinary cuisine from local chefs and six stages of live entertainment all afternoon long.
Communiversity ArtsFest Downtown Princeton, NJ
Cost: FREE

14) National Park Week
Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th All Day
National Park Week commences this weekend with free admission to thirteen National Parks in New Jersey!
National Park Week locations throughout New Jersey
Cost: FREE

For Mom & Dad Only

fun-things-to-do-in-new-jersey-this-weekend15) Spring Jersey Shore Restaurant Week
Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th
Jersey Shore Restaurant Week commences this weekend.  Make plans for a babysitter and head out for date night! Over 86 participating restaurants are offering a 3-cource meal of an appetizer, entree and dessert for either $20.15 or $30.15.

Fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend 16) Which is your favorite from the list of 275+ parks and playgrounds that NJ Mom’s like yourself voted as the best to have fun at?

17) Mother’s Day is just 2 weekends away!  Mom wants a spa treatment, trust us!  Not sure where to send her?  NJ Mom’s chose 50 of the best spas to make your decision easy!

Fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend 18) After a long day of playing and exploring outside, no one feels like cooking in the kitchen!  Visit one of our choices for Kids Eat Free, for an on the house meal for the kids!

In search of more things to do this weekend in New Jersey? Visit NJ Mom’s event calender for more events happening around the state. Remember to use hashtag #NJMom this weekend for your chance to be featured.

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