Climb Time at Clayton Park
Climb Time at Clayton Park

16 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in NJ

Happy Earth Day, New Jersey, This weekend features festive celebrations in honor of our planet and the environment, including Earth Day Walks & Activities and Earth Day Saturday at Ort Farms. Celebrate the creatures that roam our planet at Grayrock N Roll Spring Festival and Longstreet Farm's Sheep Shearing.

Get outdoors for nature-focused fun at New Jersey's Botanical Gardens and Arboretums and New Jersey's Pine Barrens.

Of course, you should bookmark our always-updated Event Calendar, which includes a roster of upcoming spring festivals for New Jersey families. Last, don't forget to book those summer camps. Slots are going fast for the 2021 season! Learn more about local and virtual summer camps with our upcoming Online Camp Fair. Visit virtual booths and watch live camp demos.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do. Please plan your outings in advance, as many venues require timed-entry tickets or reservations to limit crowd size.

Places featured in this article:


Jakes Branch County Park Nature Center
upcoming events
(Thu Apr 22, 2021 - Thu Jun 24, 2021) Socially Distanced Stories at Jakes Branch Park

Monmouth County Parks
upcoming events

Allaire - Historic Village
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 24, 2021) Allaire Music Jamboree

Imagine That Children's Museum
upcoming events
Learn More About This Place
upcoming events
Learn More About This Place

Grayrock Farm Sanctuary
upcoming events

Historic Longstreet Farm
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 24, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Sheep Shearing/Wool Days at Historic Longstreet Farm

Paramus Park Mall
upcoming events
(Sun Apr 25, 2021) Paramus Food Truck Festival

Imagine That Children's Museum
upcoming events
Learn More About This Place
upcoming events
Learn More About This Place

Holland Ridge Farms
upcoming events
(Tue Apr 13, 2021 - Fri Apr 30, 2021) Holland Ridge Farms U-Pick Tulips 2021

Hoboken Hisorical Musem
upcoming events
(Tue Mar 2, 2021 - Fri May 7, 2021) Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum

Liberty Science Center
upcoming events
(Sat Mar 27, 2021 - Sun May 9, 2021) LSC Wild About Animals Celebration

Cattus Island County Park
upcoming events
(Sat Jan 9, 2021 - Sun Jun 27, 2021) Cattus Island Nature Walks

Middlesex County Greenway
Paleo Playdates
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - 10:00 AM Pick
Holland Ridge Farms U-Pick Tulips 2021
Holland Ridge Farms - 9:00 AM
Refuge Mornings: You and Me Preschool
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge - 10:00 AM
Restore the Earth: A Kids Earth Day Celebration
Schiff Natural Lands Trust - Nature Center - 3:30 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides