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

Best New Jersey Activities for Families March 2019

March comes in like a lion with an abundance of celebrations in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, St. Patrick's Day, and NJ Makers Day. We've rounded up more than 15 things we're most looking forward to this month in NJ, 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!


Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday at the Morris Museum's Dr. Seuss Family Day. Photo courtesy of the museum

Dr. Seuss Celebrations – Various locations
Saturday, 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
Saturday, 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
Saturday, March 2, 2019
The tale as old as time takes the stage at SOPAC. Join Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Dame Dotty Potty, and friends in this magical musical. 

Turtle Dance Music – Englewood
Saturday, 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 at bergenPAC featuring instruments, games, and more. 

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


See amazing bubble tricks and spectacles at the B-The Underwater Bubble Show. 

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


Kids get in on the action at the Bergen County St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photo courtesy of the All Aboard Meeting Group

St. Patrick's Day Parades – Various locations
Sunday, March 3; and Saturdays and Sundays, March 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
Fridays–Sundays, March 15-17 and 22-24, 2019
The sun will come out at UCPAC when the beloved red-headed orphan takes the stage for six performances. 

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


Disney Junior Dance Party with Vampirina comes to NJPAC in March!

Disney Junior Dance Party! On Tour – Newark
Sunday, 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.

Hairspray Sing-Along with Host Jeremy Grunin – Toms River
Friday, 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
Saturday, 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.


Dr. Seuss month continues at SOPAC with a production by Theatreworks USA. Photo courtesy of SOPAC

The Cat in the Hat at SOPAC – South Orange
Saturday, 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
Saturday, March 23, 2019
This book-centric festival features author and illustrator visits, stories, a drawing workshop, and more. FREE

9th Annual Kidfest – New Brunswick
Saturday, 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. FREE

Lego Day at Diggerland – West Berlin
Saturday, 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.