There's an (unsubstantiated) rumor that spring starts this month so... let's GO: March! We carefully investigated and curated a list of family-fun stuff like the end of maple sugaring season, a sleepover at a zoo, St. Patrick's Day fun, Easter fun, and so much more. And let's face it, we're all dying for some almost-spring activities, so enjoy our top picks for the month of March in NJ!
Maple Sugaring (various locations)
Maple sugaring season is drawing to a close so don't miss it! At Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Reserve, Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Tenafly Nature Center, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Environmental Education Center.
Big Apple Circus (Bridgewater, NJ)
March 3-13, 2016
Big Apple Circus returns with The Grand Tour, which transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more. The troupe sets off on a whirlwind adventure accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each performance.
Night Flight (Philadelphia, PA)
Fridays and Saturdays in March, 2016
The Philadelphia Zoo’s most popular overnight, chock full of fun and adventure, Night Flight is a program designed for groups with children age 5-12 years and their adult chaperones to experience the Zoo after dark! Night Flighters hike the Zoo at night, meet an animal keeper, and learn from experts how the Zoo takes care of animals here and across the globe.
St. Patrick's Day Parades (various locations)
March 12-13, 2016
Enjoy fun and parades in Morris County, Ocean County, Atlantic City, Union County, Asbury Park, and more!
Charlotte's Web (Millburn, NJ)
March 13, 2016
Paper Mill Playhouse presents a special performance just for children. This delightful show is based on E.B. White's classic story. It tells of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte, and explores the true meaning of friendship.
Easter Fun (various locations)
There are Easter Trains, Hunts, Fairs and parties all over the state! Check out Alstede Farm's Festival, a train ride at the Whippany Railway Museum, a hayride at Johnson's Corner Farm, a bonnet contest and egg hunt at Heaven Hill Farm, and so much more!
Austin the Unstoppable (Vineland, NJ)
March 19, 2016
At the Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, eleven-year-old Austin, master of the X-Box and a junk-food junkie, must face the long-term consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle when he learns that his mother has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. This fun, upbeat musical engages audiences in the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise by celebrating how positive change can occur through the power of love, hard work, and support.
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (Newark, NJ)
March 19, 2016
This delightful family production is based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss. Kids will love the non-stop antics, from the minute Sally and her brother open the door to meet the mischievous Cat in the Hat.
Rubach Family Purim Carnival (Tenafly, NJ)
March 20, 2016
Kids can dress in costume and enjoy train rides, inflatables, crafts, games and prizes. There will be character visits, cotton candy and more.