Looking for something to do this weekend? Big Joe’s got you covered. Check out our complete list of great events and fun things do right here in the great Garden State!

Fast Tracks & Food Trucks Festival with Dennis Malloy

Join Dennis Malloy and the New Jersey Prize Team as we psych ourselves up for world-class coasters and chow down on delicious food truck fare! Join us at Six Flag Great Adventure in Jackson for the 3rd annual Fast Tracks and Food Trucks festival with 22 food trucks all with delicious treats! Food Truck area is open from Noon - 7 pm each day and the wine sampling is open from 1 - 6 pm each day. Admission to the festival is included with theme park admission or a season pass. Food is available for an additional fee. Wine tasting portion requires a ticket. Tickets are available online for $12.99 in advance or $15.99 at the park on the day of the event.

Date: April 23rd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527


ATLANTIC COUNTY


Drum Circle

Herban Legend presents A Drum Circle Event! Come prepared to have fun dancing and drumming on The Greene! This family event will be fun-filled and enlightening, so come on out and join us. Bring your favorite percussion instruments and your best energies! Don't have a drum? We've got you covered - there will be vendors with fine handmade drums, crystals, henna body art, tarot card readings, and other Drum Circle essentials.

Date: April 23rd, 2016 (rain date - April 24th)
Location: Historic Smithville
1 N. New York Ave., Smithville, NJ 08205


BERGEN COUNTY


Murder Mystery

Can you solve the Murder Mystery before the answer is revealed? While you enjoy your three-course dinner, see if you can figure out the murder mystery at the hilarious dinner theater.

Date: April 22nd, 2016
Location: Renault Winery
72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Northern Valley Earth Fair 2016

A fun day for the whole family. Featuring, arts & crafts, demonstrations, vendors, environmental & education shows, raffles, animal displays, and entertainment.

Date: April 23rd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Cresskill Community Center
100 3rd St., Cresskill, NJ 07626


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Exit Zero Jazz Festival

Exit Zero enters the big time with its star-studded festival. It's become bigger and more eclectic than any jazz festival New Jersey's southernmost town ever has seen." … Jay Lustig, NJArts.net PAT METHENY & RON CARTER + LISA FISCHER GRAND BATON HEADLINE SPRING EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL More Great Talent throughout the Weekend -- Jazz Wunderkid Joey Alexander, René Marie,  John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet and Legendary Soul Artist Lee Fields & The Expressions on the Cape May Convention Hall Stage Plus More than 30 Club Shows Twice a year Exit Zero Jazz Festival transforms Cape May into a jazz village as fans and musicians make their pilgrimage to the little town by the sea. Now in its fifth year, the Spring 2016 Festival welcomes an incredible array of musicians performing world class music on 2 main stages and in the intimate clubs of Cape May.

Date: April 22nd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Various locations, Cape May, NJ 08204

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

Let the light of the full moon guide you up the 199 stairs to the starry top. The Cape May Lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. 8 - 10 pm. $8 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Date: April 22nd, 2016
Location: Cape May Lighthouse
Lehigh Ave., Cape May State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204


CUMBERLAND COUNTY


Dandelion Release Weekend

We will be releasing our 2015 vintage of Dandelion wine to the public for tasting and sale. Alongside our newest vintage we will also be tasting our most recent vintages as well as some that have been aging in our cellar for quite some time! Throughout the day we will also be holding several trailer tours of our vineyard in the full swing of spring! With bud break happening and the vines just waking up from their deep winter sleep it is a great time of year to be in the vineyard. Tours will be held on a first come first serve basis at no charge. Admission to this event is free, however there is a fee for wine tasting. Standard wine tasting is available for $5 which includes 8 tastes of any wine on our wine list. The Dandelion flight tasting is separate at $5 and includes a taste of the 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2006 vintages of our Dandelion wine.

Date: April 23rd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St., Vineland, NJ 08326

Devil in the Dark 12-Hour Endurance Race

The South Jersey Region SCCA Devil in the Dark is 12 hours of non-stop racing which requires not only a fast car, but also incredible preparation, teamwork and sheer physical and mental endurance. The sight of all the teams standing on pit wall as midnight approaches watching their cars race to the checker and complete 12 hours of competition is thrilling.

Date: April 23rd, 2016
Location: New Jersey Motorsports Park
8000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville, NJ 08332


ESSEX


Party for the Planet

Join Turtle Back Zoo and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' annual Earth Day Celebration. Animal talks and presentations, games and activities help young and old learn ways they can help our Earth and its life forms. 11 am - 2 pm. Included with zoo admission.

Date: April 23rd, 2016
Location: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052

Family Camp Out

Pitch a tent in the woods, roast s'mores and more! This is a great opportunity for a first time camping experience for the whole family. Dinner and breakfast will be provided, as well as some great activities such as a night hike, campfire stories and more. Please remember to BYOG: Bring your own gear! Activities begin at 4:30 pm.

Date: April 23rd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills, NJ 07078


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


Rutgers Glee Club

The 144th annual spring concert and a musical celebration of the 250th anniversary of Rutgers. Time: 7:30 pm. Tickets: General $15; Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10; Students $5.

Date: April 23rd, 2016
Location: Nicholas Music Center
85 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Jersey Shore Restaurant Week

Enjoy a 3-course meal with your choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert for either $22.16 or $32.16. Visit the website for menus and details. Also check out the special events hosted throughout the week!

Date: April 15th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Asbury Park, Belmar, Long Branch, Red Bank
Various Locations, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 07852

Spring Craft Show

The Spring Craft Show will be held from 9 am - 2 pm. Find the perfect Mother's Day gift or item for your home or garden.  Admission and parking are free.

Date: April 23rd, 2016
Location: Tatum Park Red Hill Activity Center
151 Red Hill Rd., Middletown, NJ 07748

Sheep Shearing

Events include sheep-shearing and demonstrations by sheep-herding dogs. Visitors can also enjoy wagon rides to a neighboring site, the Monmouth County Historical Associations' Holmes-Hendrickson House, where staff will demonstrate the way wool was used in Colonial America with spinning and weaving activities. Parking and admission are free. Noon - 3 pm.

Date: April 23rd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Historic Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733

12th Annual Spring Tea

There will be a gift auction, a boutique of hand quilted crafts and doll clothes, and entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for a fancy hat contest, so plan on wearing a hat. 2 - 4 pm. Seating at 1:30 pm.

Date: April 23rd, 2016
Location: West Park Recreation Center
615 W. Park Ave., Oakhurst, NJ 07755


MORRIS COUNTY


Free Ice Cream Day!

Stop by for a FREE cup or cone of our delicious homemade ice cream and enjoy lots of farm fun activities: pony rides, moonbounce, visit our friendly farm animals, and lots more! 10 am - 6 pm.

Date: April 23rd, 2016
Location: Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, NJ 07930


OCEAN COUNTY


Casino Pier Spring Festival

FREE Family Fun Event from Noon to 2:30 pm! Join us and celebrate the springtime at the arcade! Children are welcome to join in on the fun with many games, arts and crafts and of course we will be giving away prizes!

Date: April 23rd, 2016
Location: Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Waretown Spring Wine Festival

The event will feature NJ Wineries, crafter's, food truck and live entertainment. Enjoy Live music while sampling New Jersey wines! The event hours are Noon - 5 pm each day. Tickets $12 in Advance ....$15 at the gate (designated drivers or under 21 years are free)  Complimentary wine glass with paid admission.

Date: April 23rd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Waretown Recreation and Lake Area
182 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, NJ 08758


SOMERSET COUNTY


Earth Day Event: Have You Ever Seen an Alpaca That's Green?

Do you know? Alpacas only make a small impact on Mother Earth. They are sustainable, natural, renewable,durable, organic and recyclable. Come learn more about alpacas - The Environmentally Friendly Livestock. Visit, feed, and photograph the alpacas! Shop and browse our Farm Store! Learn about alpaca fiber crafts and products! 11 am - 3 pm. No registration required.

Date: April 23rd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Bluebird Farm Alpacas
44 Willow Ave. Peapack, NJ 07977

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