Now that the weather is warming up (though it never stays one temperature for too long), it’s time to venture out and enjoy all that the Garden State has to offer. Whether you like exploring nature, listening to music or sampling craft beer, you’ll find something to interest you this month. Check out our list of the Best March Festivals in New Jersey for an insider’s look at everything from Dr. Seuss-themed family outings to Big Brew Beer festivals.

Dr. Seuss Family Festival

Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
march festivalsWhen: March 4 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: $10 for adults, $7 for children, free for kids under 3
Details: Celebrate all things Seuss at this annual festival in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in fun activities such as ooblek making, story time and special crafts. The children’s theatre will perform Seussology at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm (additional fee for tickets).
More info: Morris Museum or call 973-971-3700

The Big Brew Beer Festival

March FestivalsWhere: The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown
When: March 4 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm or 5:30 to 9:30 pm
$70 general admission, $15 designated driver
Details: The Big Brew Beer Festival offers two different sessions, each featuring over 200 craft brews, fabulous food and live music by either Sick Star Nation (Session 1) or Stereo Junkies (Session 2). Free shuttle service to and from the Morristown Train Station makes this an even sweeter deal.
More info: Big Brew Beer Festival or call 973-927-2794

Sugar Maple Celebration

March FestivalsWhere: Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough
When: March 4 & 5 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Visit Duke Farms and learn all about the maple sugaring process. Tap a tree, enjoy a nature hike, sample maple syrup and view a live sawmill demonstration. This event is free for attendees but advance registration is requested.
More info: Duke Farms or call 908-722-3700

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade

March FestivalsWhere: North Wildwood City Hall, 10th & Atlantic Avenue, North Wildwood
When: March 11 at 11:30 am
Details: A ceremony on the steps of City Hall is followed by a lively St. Patrick’s Day parade, kicking off at noon. The VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, Irish Pipe Brigade, local school bands and more are scheduled to participate. Wear your green and join the fun!
More info:
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration or call 609-522-2955

Tech Fest 7

March FestivalsWhere: Brick Presbyterian Church, 111 Drum Point Road, Brick
When: March 11 at 1:00 pm
$10 admission
Details: Twenty musical acts are lined up for Tech Fest 7, an annual fundraising concert benefitting the students at Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s Performing Arts Academy. The event features a mix of seasoned musicians and students wishing to showcase their musical talents.
More info:
Tech Fest 7

Spring Craft Morristown

Where: The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown
March FestivalsWhen: March 17 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, March 18 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm & March 19 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
$9 admission, free for children
Details: Get excited to sample the wares at one of the area’s first big craft shows of 2017. This unique event includes 150 of America’s top crafters and artists, plus DIY exhibits, gourmet specialty foods and demonstrations. Make your own hand-painted silk scarf and indulge in scrumptious gourmet treats. Free parking is available.
More info: Spring CraftMorristown or call 845-331-7900

Mercer Green Fest

Where: Rider University Student Recreation Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville
March FestivalsWhen: March 18 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: This eco-friendly festival, now in its 11th year, offers vendors, speakers and activities for the whole family. Learn from master gardeners, sharpen your recycling skills and check out the wild animals from Wallaby Tales Traveling Zoo. Grammy-nominated musician Miss Amy will perform her lively and fun songs just for kids.
More info: Mercer Green Fest

Made & Found Market

March FestivalsWhere: 118 Creek Road, Mount Laurel
When: March 25 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free admission
Details: Made & Found Market is a monthly market featuring local handmade wares, antiques, live music and more. Food trucks like Mama Dude’s and Good Food = Good Mood will be on location with their mouth-watering eats. Spend a fun Spring day outdoors enjoying crafts, music and delicious food.
More info:
Made & Found Market or call 856-655-7880

Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival

Where: Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City
March FestivalsWhen: March 31 & April 1 (Friday 8:00 pm to 12:00 am, Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 pm & 6:00 to 10:00 pm)
$60 in advance, $65 at the door
Details: Beer lovers will rejoice at the just about 1,000 beers available to taste at this annual event that also features a ton of live music, food vendors and the 5K Hops Trot Run on April 1. This is the largest beer festival in the state and a must for all hops aficionados!
More info:
A.C. Beer and Music Fest

Looking for year-round listings of more great activities? Check out our roundup of New Jersey’s Best Fairs & Festivals.

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