April is packed with celebrations of spring, starting with Easter on the first day of the month and continuing with the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark, the Earth Day celebration in Jersey City, Daffodil Day at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and many more spring festivals and fairs.
Other signs of spring include the season openings of amusement parks like Sesame Place and Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, which will remain open throughout the first week of April for spring break. (And speaking of spring break, don't miss our roundups of things to do with kids during their days off, whether you're planning to make it a spring break staycation or you're looking for an easy getaway that's close to home.)
If April showers are in the forecast, head indoors to see a show! Tons of favorite characters are taking the stage this month throughout NJ, including Daniel Tiger, Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Wild Kratts, and the gang from Sesame Street.
Read on for our 26 top picks for April. As always, you can find even more options in our Event Calendar, with new activities added daily. And for even more spring fun, check out our roundup of the best things to do this season with toddlers and preschoolers. Happy spring!