Enjoy outdoor dining, great tunes, and good vibes at Palmer Square's Spring Music Series. Photo courtesy of the square
Enjoy outdoor dining, great tunes, and good vibes at Palmer Square's Spring Music Series. Photo courtesy of the square

17 Things to Do in New Jersey This Weekend: Outdoor Movies Return, Skylands Food Fest, Fairy & Pirate Day

Movies and music make for plenty of entertainment options this weekend. Outdoor movie season kicks off with big-screen showings at The Highland Park Outdoor Movie Theater and Demarest Farms Drive-In Movies. Catch live music at the Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, Springfest at Tranquility Farms, Palmer Square Spring Music Series, and the Raritan River Music Festival.

It's a perfect weekend to explore Ocean County parks with its Kids to Parks Day or stop by Turkey Brook Park for its annual Fairy and Pirate Festival.

Our always-updated Event Calendar includes plenty more picks, and our Spring Fun Guide is constantly updated, too.

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:


Cedar Gate Farm
upcoming events
(Tue May 11, 2021 - Tue Sep 28, 2021) Storytime with the Sheep

St Philip The Apostle School
upcoming events

Historic Smithville & the Village Greene
upcoming events
(Sat May 22, 2021 - Sun May 23, 2021) Harken! The Game of Phones at Historic Smithville

Franklin High School
upcoming events

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sat May 22, 2021) Macculloch Hall Garden Activities

White Oak Park
upcoming events

upcoming events
(Sat May 8, 2021 - Sat May 29, 2021) Raritan River Music Festival

Six Flags Great Adventure
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 16, 2021 - Thu May 27, 2021) Six Flags Great Adventure Coaster Power Hours

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

Palmer Square Princeton
upcoming events
(Sat May 8, 2021 - Sat May 29, 2021) Palmer Square Spring Music Series

Terhune Orchards
upcoming events
(Tue May 11, 2021 - Wed Sep 29, 2021) Read & Pick at Terhune Orchards
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