Weekend Fun: Diggerland, St. Patrick's Day, Marvel Universe Live

Things to do with kids in New Jersey the weekend of March 17-18, 2018
Drive, ride, and operate real heavy machinery at Diggerland USA. Photo courtesy of the park

St. Patrick's Day, plus a taste of Easter and Passover, make for a weekend full of holiday fun. Get in the green spirit at St. Paddy's Day festivities, like Sea Isle City's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration, Button's Birthday Weekend, Bayonne's St. Patrick's Day Parade, and METC's Can a Leprechaun Be Caught. Get a jumpstart on Easter and Passover at events like Brunch with the Bunny and Build Your Own Seder Plate.

It's a busy festival weekend, with exciting family events like the Montclair Literary Festival, the 8th Annual Kidfest in New Brunswick, and Diggerland's Season Opening. And there are plenty of performances on stages throughout NJ, including Marvel Universe Live, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, and School House Rock Live!.

Check out our Guide to Indoor Play Spaces for more options for weekend family fun, or start planning your summer with Affordable Summer Camps for New Jersey Kids. And look to our event calendar and March GoList for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.