March GoList: The Best Things To Do with NJ Kids This Month

Best New Jersey activities for families March 2018

March comes in like a lion with an abundance of celebrations in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, St. Patrick's Day and Makers Day. We've rounded up over 15 things we're most looking forward to this month, from springtime celebrations to a huge selection of kids' shows. 

Make Dr. Seuss' 115th birthday a festive one at Jenkinson's Aquarium and Liberty Hall. Get your green on at St. Paddy's parades throughout the state. And put those thinking caps on at Makers Day events, including one at Museum of Early Trades & Crafts.  

This month is packed with performances— Beauty & The Beast, Annie, The Cat in the Hat, The Addams Family, B-The Underwater Bubble Show, Disney Junior Dance Party and much more. And get a taste of early spring at outdoor events like Maple Sugaring at Washington Crossing State Park and Lego Day at Diggerland. 

Read on to see all of our top picks for March awesomeness. And for a complete list of this month's happenings, be sure to check out our Event Calendar. Happy (almost) spring!

Dr. Seuss Celebrations – Various locations
March 2, 2019
Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2! Just a few of the celebrations happening throughout NJ include the Morris Museum's Dr. Seuss Family Day, a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Jenkinson's Aquarium and Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party at Liberty Hall .  

Henry & Mudge at Paper Mill Playhouse– Millburn
March 2, 2019
It's a dog's life at Paper Mill's production of Henry & Mudge. This musical follows the adventures of a boy and his canine buddy. 

Beauty & the Beast at SOPAC– South Orange
March 2, 2019
This tale as old as time takes the stage at SOPAC. Join Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Dame Dotty Potty and friends in this magic musical. 

Turtle Dance Music– Englewood
March 2, 2019
The little ones won't way to stay in their seats- and won't have to- at this lively, interactive musical performance, with instruments, games and more. 

Maple Sugaring at Washington Crossing State Park– Titusville
March 2-3 and 9-10, 2019
The scenic park hosts a sweet combo of hiking and maple sugaring over two March weekends. 

B-The Underwater Bubble Show– Englewood
March 3, 2019
This bubble extravaganza bursts on the scene at Bergen PAC and features colorful bubbles, sea horses, mermaids, starfish and more. (Also at State Theatre on March 30)

St. Patrick's Day Parades – Various locations
March 3, 9-10, 16-17, 2019
Whether you're Irish all the time or just at this time of year, you can find plenty of kid-friendly St. Paddy's Day parades and celebrations throughout the state.

Annie at UCPAC– Rahway
March 15-17 and 22-24, 2019
The sun'll come out at UCPAC when the red-headed orphan takes the stage for six performances. 

The Addams Family at UCPAC– Rahway
March 14-16, 2019
UCPAC presents the creepy and kooky Addams Family on stage with an original story. Find out how the family reacts to Wednesday's relatively normal boyfriend. 

Disney Junior Dance Party! On Tour– Newark
March 17, 2019
Put on those dancing shoes! The Disney Junior gang is ready to party. Join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and more for live musical fun.

Marvin the Mouse blasts off in Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey. Photo courtesy of the production

Celebrate spring at the Holi Festival at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum. Photo courtesy of the arboretum

Cinderella comes to UPAC in a one-hour, sensory-friendly performance. Photo courtesy of the theater

Hairspray Sing-Along with Host Jeremy Grunin – Toms River
March 22, 2019
Good morning Baltimore! Sing along with the catchy soundtrack of Hairspray, while the blockbuster plays on the big screen. Don't forget your '60s-inspired costumes.

New Jersey Maker's Day Events – Various locations
March 23, 2019
Create cool stuff and see awesome demonstrations at sites throughout NJ, including the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Scotch Plains Library, Fanwood Library and more.

The Cat in the Hat at SOPAC – South Orange
March 23, 2019
Dr. Seuss month continues at SOPAC with a lively production of the classic story. Watch how the Cat in the Hat makes a rainy afternoon into an adventure.

Montclair Literary Festival – Montclair
March 23, 2019
This free book-centric festival features author and illustrator visits, stories, a drawing workshop and more. 


Hamilton celebrates St. Patrick's Day in style. Photo courtesy of the parade

9th Annual Kidfest – New Brunswick
March 23, 2019
Magic 98.3 presents a fun-filled day of live entertainment, games, contests, giveaways, a climbing wall, bounce houses and more, held at Rutgers University.

Lego Day at Diggerland– West Berlin
March 30, 2019
If your kids love Legos and construction vehicles, get the best of both worlds at Diggerland's Lego Day. Lego building stations and photo ops add to the fun.

There's no shortage of eggs at the annual Easter egg hunt at Alan Augustine Village Green in Scotch Plains. 

Families can build with Lego on a scaled map of Montclair. Photo courtesy of the museum

Favorite bedtime stories come to life at SOPAC this month. Photo courtesy of the production


The Sesame Street gang comes to State Theatre NJ in a brand-new musical. Photo courtesy of the production