April Spring Festivals for NJ Kids and Families

This post is currently being updated for the 2016 season. After the winter we've had this year, we are all desperately waiting for the weather to warm up (and itching to get out of the house), but you can get the whole family into a spring state-of-mind. What’s a better excuse for a day trip than a spring festival? As usual, NJ doesn’t disappoint. Check out these great April spring festivals for NJ kids and families to enjoy, and check back in next month for May festivals! If you're still looking for spring time fun, take a look at some classic NJ train rides with the Easter Bunny or the best spring museum exhibits for NJ kids.

The 36th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival, Newark
April 5 - 13, 2014, Branch Brook Park
This week-long festival features the Cherry Blossom 10K Run on April 6, the Children’s One-Mile Fun Run/Walk on April 12, the Cherry Blossom Challenge Annual Bike Race on April 5, weekend trolley tours, and the Essex in Bloom Photo Workshop Series and more. The highlight is Bloomfest, which includes Japanese cultural demos, live music, children’s activities, a craft marketplace, food and more. Bloomfest will take place on April 13 from 11am - 5pm at the Cherry Blossom Visitor’s Center. Bloomfest is free, check prices for individual events. 973-268-3500

Earth Day 2014, Jersey City 
Saturday, April 26, 2014, Liberty State Park 
Celebrate Earth Day and spring at Liberty State Park. The national Earth Day theme is "Green Cities" this year. A 5K family run and walk begins at 10am. Adults can register for the race/walk at Liberty State Park from 7:30am - 9:30am. The Earth Day Fair and Kid’s Kingdom run from 11am - 4pm. If you feel the cabin fever taking over, join the fitness and fun! 201-915-3440

Allaire Village Spring Flea Market, Farmingdale
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8am - 3pm, Allaire Village
Come to this historic village and shop the many vendors at the early spring flea market. Admission is $1/Adult and kids under 12 are free. The rain date for this event is Sunday, April 27, 2014. 732-919-3500

Annual Spring Street Fair, Millburn
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11am - 5pm
This street fair will feature arts and crafts, live entertainment, activities for the kids, yummy street fair food and much more! It will take place on Millburn Avenue from Main Street to Spring Street. 973-379-1198

Maywood Springtime Family Funfest, Maywood
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 10am
This old-fashioned spring festival and street fair is no small affair -- this year they expect 20,000 attendees! Features include kiddie rides, climbing wall, games, live entertainment, music, vendors, crafts, food (yummy street fair foods like sausage and peppers, pig roast pulled-pork, zeppole -- you get the idea) and much more! Don’t miss all the kid-friendly activities like face-painting, sand art, petting zoo, rides and more. 609-292-9292

Cape May Spring Festival, Cape May 
April 25 - May 4, 2014
Come to the country's first seaside resort and celebrate spring. The nine-day festival includes events like Cape May's Chalfonte Hotel exhibit opening, the chocolate championship tour and tasting, ghosts of Cape May trolley tour, crafts, antique shows, lighthouse full moon climb, private home tours, wine tastings, a vintage dance weekend and much more. Click here for more information. 609-884-5404

Spring Craft Boutique, Manasquan
Wednesday - Saturday, April 2 -26, 2014, The Yellow Daisy
This craft fair will be going on all month long! Find home decor, arts and crafts, gifts and much more. 732-223-3710

Spring Fling Craft Fair, Sparta
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10am - 4pm, rain or shine
Come by for Sparta's very first annual craft fair featuring craft vendors, food, an Easter Egg Roll and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 973-726-8561

32nd Annual Shad Festival, Lambertville
April 26 and 27, 2014 from 12:30pm - 5:30pm, rain or shine
The Shad Festival celebrates the Shad fish and the region's arts community. Check out more than 80 artists and crafters, live music, great food (including shad chowder!) and family fun including face painting and sand art and much more. This event is free. 609-397-0055

The Taste of Summit, Summit 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 6pm - 8:30pm
Check out more than 18 local restaurants and food purveyors at this gourmet extravaganza! The event takes place at The Grand Summit Hotel. 908-277-1747

Adorno Fathers Spring Fair, Ramsey 
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Visit the annual Adorno Fathers Spring Fair in Ramsey and take part in fun for the whole family, including arts and crafts, food, amusements and more! 201-998-6311

Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show, Red Bank
Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 11am - 5pm
Over 200 artists, crafters and vendors will be showing off their goods and so much more! Free admission and parking on the streets of downtown Red Bank. 908-654-1400

Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ

Monmouth Festival of the Arts
332 Hance Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ

Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ

Allaire Village
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ

Annual Spring Street Fair
Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ

Maywood Springtime Family Funfest
West Pleasant Avenue
Maywood, NJ

Cape May Spring Festival
Cape May, NJ

Spring Fling Festival
43 Abe Voorhees Drive
Manasquan, NJ

Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Festival
Main Avenue and Pilgrim Pathway
Ocean Grove, NJ

32nd Annual Shad Festival
59 N. Union Street
Lambertville , NJ

Summit Spring Street Fair
374 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

Adorno Fathers Spring Fair
575 Darlington Avenue
Ramsey, NJ
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