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The Best March Festivals in New Jersey

The weather is warming up, so it’s time to venture out and enjoy all the Garden State has to offer. Whether you like exploring nature, listening to music, or arts n’ crafts, you’ll find something to interest you this month. All across NJ, a number of great events are going on throughout March. We’re here to show you a few of the ones you simply can’t miss.

Check out our list of the Best March Festivals in New Jersey for all sorts of fun ideas; from Dr. Seuss-themed family outings and beer festivals for adults to Pi Day parties!

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North Jersey March Festivals

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Dr. Seuss Family Fun Day

Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
When: March 7 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 can dress like their favorite Seuss character and enjoy fun activities; including Seuss-inspired demos in the kids’ lab, story time and special crafts. In addition, early access for families with disabilities begins an hour early at 10:00 am.
More info: Visit the Morris Museum website or you can give them a call.


Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival

Where: Church of Our Lady of Grace, 400 Willow Avenue, Hoboken
When: March 21 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Price: $30 plus tax and fees
Details: Sample mac and cheese creations from local eateries like The Ainsworth, Madd Hatter, Ghost Truck Kitchen, and Doughnut Evolution. What would a donut maker be doing at a festival like this, you ask? Why, bringing their “Mac Daddy” mac and cheese donuts, of course! There will also be cheesy contests, live music, photo booths, and more.
More info: Visit the Facebook page.


Spring Craft Morristown

Where: The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown
When: March 27 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; March 28 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; March 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $10 admission, free for children
Details: Get ready to sample some wares from one of the area’s first big craft shows of 2020. This unique event includes 165 of America’s top crafters and artists, plus DIY exhibits, gourmet specialty foods, and demos. For example, you can make your own hand-painted silk scarf or indulge in scrumptious gourmet treats. Free parking is also available.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Central Jersey March Festivals

Mercer Green Fest March Festival


Mercer Green Fest

Where: Rider University Student Recreation Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville
When: March 14 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: This eco-friendly festival, now in its 14th year, offers vendors, speakers, and activities for the whole family. In other words, you can learn from master gardeners, sharpen your recycling skills, and even see wild animals. Local farms will be on hand, with some offering cooking demos. Plus, discover the best new energy-saving techniques, just in time for Earth Day.
More info: Visit the website.


Pi Day

Where: Downtown Princeton
When: March 11, 13, 14 & 16, hours vary
Price: Free
Details: Celebrate the number 3.14 with the town of Princeton during its annual Pi Day festivities! Pi Day is free to attend, but contests require a small registration fee; particularly, events like pie eating, pie judging, pie throwing, and pi recitation. The bulk of the activities take place on March 14, but you don’t want to miss the Pi Day Princeton Dance Party on Friday night! Check their website for a full schedule of events.
More info: Click here for the full schedule.


Jersey Shore March Festivals

St. Patrick's Day Festival


Lines on the Pines

Where: Stockton University Campus Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway
When: March 15 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Celebrate all things Pine Barrens at the 15th annual Lines on the Pines festival! This annual gathering welcomes artists, authors, and artisans whose work reflects or celebrates the Pines in some way. Lives music, food, and special activities for kids are also on hand.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival

Where: Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
When: March 27 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, March 28 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and March 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $30 per day or $75 for a three-day pass
Details: Horror Con is back in NJ; watch screenings of independent horror films, attend Q & A sessions with industry pros, and browse the array of vendors. A full schedule of films is available on the website. However, certain films may require an additional fee.
More info: Visit the website.


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade

Where: North Wildwood City Hall, 10th & Atlantic Avenue, North Wildwood
When: March 14 at 11:30 am
Price: Free
Details: A lively St. Patrick’s Day Parade follows the holiday ceremony on the steps of City Hall. The VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, Irish Pipe Brigade, local school bands, and more will all join in. Wear your green and join the St. Patty’s day fun in Wildwood!
More info: Visit the Facebook page or you can call the Wildwood Recreations Department.


South Jersey March Festivals


Shawnee Spring Craft Show

Where: Shawnee High School, 600 Tabernacle Road, Medford
When: March 14 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Peruse the local vendors at this twice-yearly craft show at Shawnee High School. This fundraiser is now in its twelfth year and helps support the high school’s band and music programs.
More info: Visit the Facebook page.


242nd Anniversary of the Hancock Massacre

Where: Hancock House Historic Site, 3 Front Street, Hancock’s Bridge
When: March 21 at 10:00 am
Price: Free
Details: Learn more about the March 1778 invasion of Salem County by a British foraging expedition as you tour the sites involved. Start at the Salem County Historical Society and finish with a living-history program at the Hancock House. This rain or shine event also involves walking, so dress for the weather. The properties will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm for self-tours if you can’t make the guided event.
More info: Visit the website or you can call the Hancock House Historic Site.

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


Hero (Top) Feature Image: © Halfpoint / Adobe Stock
Additional Images (in Order) Courtesy:
Morris Museum / Facebook
Mercer County Sustainability Coalition / Facebook
North Wildwood Recreation and Tourism / Facebook
Shawnee Craft Fair / Facebook

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