Spring Activities

40+ Spring Festivals for New Jersey Kids and Families

It's time to kiss winter good-bye and spring into outdoor festival and fair season. Whether you choose to hop on carnival rides, stroll the streets of your favorite downtown, dance to live music, sample delicious eats, or do all of the above, there's something for everyone at these lively and family-friendly New Jersey spring fests. 

Read on for more than 40 of our picks, from Earth Day celebrations to kite festivals. And for more spring action, check out Mommy Poppins' Spring Fun Guide for New Jersey Kids.

30 Things to Do with Westchester Preschoolers This Spring

With winter now behind us, it’s time to get out and enjoy all the spring fun Westchester and the Hudson Valley have to offer. We've rounded up a slew of activities that are great for the pre-K set—including nature programs, performances, Earth Day activities, STEAM fun, literary celebrations, truck encounters, carnivals, festivals, and more.

But there’s so much more to tell you about! We’ve rounded up various egg hunts and identified an additional 14 Easter Bunny events to choose from, not to mention 25 spring festivals to explore and 25 things to do with Westchester kids during Spring Break (phew!). You'll find all this and more in our Spring Activity Guide for Westchester Kids.

Looking for even more family fun? Keep tabs on our Event Calendar, updated daily.

20 Fun Spring Break Activities and Events in Connecticut

Although Mother Nature sometimes has a few tricks up her sleeve, signs of spring are really and truly spreading across Connecticut. The daffodils are blooming in Litchfield, trails are ready for the pitter patter of feet in Stamford, and ice cream cones are just about ready to be filled in Newtown. Perhaps the biggest sign of the change of seasons for many of us is spring break and five whole days free of the school-morning scramble.

Although you may dream of cruising away to the warm seas of the Caribbean, in reality, you may not get much farther than the shores of the Long Island Sound this April vacation week. Thankfully, we live in a place where staycations are full of interesting possibilities, from full-day vacation camps to family-friendly workshops. Make sure to check out 30 things we can’t wait to do this spring in Connecticut for even more ideas.

Spring Break Activities for Philly Families

Maybe you're considering a vacation this spring break, or perhaps staying local works out better this year. Whether near or far from home, trying to find fun ways to entertain your kids when school's out can be a challenge. We've got you covered. Check out these ten Greater Philly activities that will keep your kids engaged this April (and hopefully offer you some enjoyment too).  

50 Free Things to Do With NYC Kids in April

This April in New York City, we get ready for warmer weather and a lengthy list of FREE events and activities across all five boroughs. 

Celebrate Easter with animals (balloon or otherwise), appreciate the outdoors on Earth Day, or get involved in the arts. Don't worry about April showers, there are plenty of flowers to enjoy before May, and there are numerous upcoming festivals and events so we can all enjoy the outdoors as skies clear and the days lengthen, including the Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration, the Little League Season Opener Parade, Street Games, and the dragon-filled St. George Day.

Here are 50 FREE kid-friendly and family-friendly events to keep the whole brood busy this month—without breaking the bank. 

40+ Free Things To Do in April with New Jersey Kids

Get out your umbrellas—and your calendars: In addition to showers, April will bring nearly 50 fun freebies. The month is hopping with free Easter festivities, such as Cape May's ExtravaganZOO, Easter at the Pier, and Bunny Chase Weekend.

S​treet fair and festival season makes its debut in April with free events in TenaflyStirling, and Maywood. Plus, Rutgers Day is like one big street fair throughout three campuses. And the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring with free events through the first half of the month. 

Earth Day rounds out the month with no-cost events like Northern Valley Earth Fair and Jersey City Earth Day Celebration.

Read on for this month's picks! For more free and low-cost fun, check out our April GoList and Easter Egg Hunts in New Jersey, most of which are admission-free.

40 Things to Do With Chicago Kids Over Spring Break

The week of April 14 through April 20, 2019 is Spring Break for Chicago public schools that follow the CPS calendar, and there’s plenty to do around town for Chicago families enjoying a spring staycation. Our list of 40 fun things to do over spring break includes special events and exhibitions (cough, Star Wars, cough), kid-friendly concerts and performances, and over a dozen ideas for ways to get outside and explore the outdoors in our city in a garden. Best of all: Most of these activities are FREE or low-cost!

The Best Free April Events for Kids and Families on Long Island

In addition to the showers that will hopefully bring those gorgeous May flowers, the month of April has a lot going on. There are holiday celebrations, of course, but also camps and vacations during the spring break.

Since all of this might put a dent in your wallet, we figured you'd appreciate our roundup of fun, budget-friendly activities and events that won't cost you a dime.

From library storytimes to Easter Egg hunts to spring festivals, everything listed here is absolutely FREE! For more suggestions for springtime fun, check out our AprilGoList and event calendar.

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