Paw Patrol Live comes to Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton on Saturday and Sunday. Photo courtesy of the production
Paw Patrol Live comes to Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton on Saturday and Sunday. Photo courtesy of the production

Things to Do in New Jersey on Columbus Day Weekend

Columbus Day weekend is jam-packed with three busy days of festivities! Have a thrilling time at theme parks that are decked out for Halloween and fall, like Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest, Diggerland's Diggerfest, iPlay's Trick or Treat Around the Park, and Storybook Land's Happy Hayrides

Go festival-hopping throughout the state this weekend at events that celebrate kites, pumpkins, the harvest, books, and even garlic! Little truckers can explore vehicles at Touch a Truck and the Millburn Fire Department Open House on Saturday. Plus, enjoy theatrical productions of Pinkalicious and Paw Patrol Live.

Check out our Fall Fun Guide for NJ Kids for more options for family fun, including 75+ Free Things to Do with New Jersey Kids in October. And look to our October GoList and event calendar for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.


Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527

Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Hwy
Woodstown, NJ 08098

Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

A. Casola Farms
178 Highway 34
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Diggerland
100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

East Rutherford Park Avenue
Park Avenue
East Rutherford , NJ 07073

Cure Insurance Arena
81 Hamilton Ave. at Rt. 129
Trenton, NJ 08611

Various beaches in Ship Bottom and Surf City
Long Beach Island, NJ 08008

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754

Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ 07822

Hightstown Business District
Hightstown, NJ 08520

Gloucester Premium Outlets
100 Premium Outlet Dr.
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Presbyterian Parish House
65 South St.
Morristown, NJ 07960

Millburn Fire Department
459 Essex Street
Millburn, NJ 07041

iPlay America's Event Center
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

Washington Park
North Washington Avenue
Dunellen , NJ 08812

The Shoppes at Cross Keys
611 Berlin-Cross Keys Road
Sicklerville, NJ 08081

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Delicious Orchards
320 Route 34 South
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 MacCulloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960