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 3 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 dress like their favorite Dr. Seuss character and participate in fun activities such as Seuss-inspired demos in the kids’ lab, story time and special crafts. Early access for families with disabilities begins an hour early at 10:00 am.
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 3 from 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 more than 200 craft brews, fabulous food and live music by either Sick Star Nation Duo (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 3 & 4 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 attend one of the specialty workshops. 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 17 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

Pi Day

Where: Downtown Princeton
march festivalsWhen: March 10 & 14, hours vary
Price: Free
Details: Celebrate the number 3.14 with the town of Princeton for its annual Pi Day festivities! Pi Day is free to attend, but contests for pie eating, pie judging, pie throwing, pi recitation and more have a small registration fee. You can even get married or renew your vows during the pop-up wedding ceremonies on March 14. Check their website for a full schedule of events.
More info: Pi Day or call 855-743-1415

Spring Craft Morristown

Where: The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown
When: March 16 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, March 17 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm & March 18 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
march festivalsPrice: $9 admission, free for children
Details: Get excited to sample the wares at one of the area’s first big craft shows of 2018. This unique event includes 165 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 17 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: This eco-friendly festival, now in its 12th 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 24 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 Il Fuoco Dentro will be on location with their mouth-watering brick oven pizza. 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 23 & March 24 (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 nearly 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 March 24. This is the largest beer festival in the state and a must-attend 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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