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!

Super Pet Expo with Craig Allen

Join Craig Allen and the Jersey Prize Team at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison on Saturday, February 11th, as we broadcast live from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Super Pet Expo. Happening from February 10th thru February 12th, you can’t miss the state’s largest pet shopping extravaganza! Visit their website for more information and to get your tickets today!

Date: February 11th, 2017
Location: NJ Convention and Expo Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ 08837


Chocolate and Wine Trail Weekend

This weekend we will have light fare, & desserts along with sampling of award winning wines. You will also be able to taste new vintages straight from the barrels. You will be taken through this tasting with one of our Wine Makers. $12 (includes souvenir glass).

Date: February 11th, 2017 - February 12th, 2017
Location: Plagido's Winery
570 N. First Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037

Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Get in the mood this Valentine's weekend with the Bellview Winery Wine and Chocolate Weekend! Enjoy a glass of wine and an assortment of chocolates while the sweet sound of acoustic guitar fills the air. While love is in the air, it can also be in your glass with our release of Love Potion on tap! Wine tastings and chocolate assortments $5. Specialty platters will also be available for this weekend. Live music will be performed from 12:30 – 4:30 pm.

Date: February 11th, 2017 - February 12th, 2017
Location: Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St., Landisville, NJ 08326


Original Art and Fine Craft Exhibit & Sale

Join us in historic Bordentown City for the 4th annual Art and Fine Craft Exhibit and Sale, hosted by the First Presbyterian Church. The exhibit features original works created by local New Jersey artists and crafters. Meet many of the artists during the opening reception on February 10 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibit continues on February 11 and 12 from Noon to 3 pm each day. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Be ready for Valentine's Day - Treat your Sweet to the gift of art!

Date: February 10th, 2017 - February 12th, 2017
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Bordentown
420 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ 08505


4th Annual Vintner's Valentine Dinner

Join us for a five-course wine-paired Dinner presented by Willow Creek Winemaker, Kevin Celli, and Master Chef, Brian Parker from the Southern Mansion of Cape May. Cost: $125 per person. For reservations, please call. All dinners are pre-paid and purchased in-advance.

Date: February 11th, 2017
Location: Willow Creek Farm & Winery
168 Stevens St., West Cape May, NJ 08204


Snow Moon Hike

Did you know the February full moon is called the Snow Moon? Explore the Arboretum with a guided Snow Moon Hike under the light of the moon and discover why winter nights are much quieter than summer nights, look for wildlife tracks on the ground and more! Hikes begin at 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm.

Date: February 10th, 2017
Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills, NJ 07078

Free Fun Family Concert with South Orange Symphony

South Orange Symphony invites everyone to a Free Fun Family Orchestral Concert at 3 pm. Interactive events such as marching to the music, special kids' printed program, and instrument petting zoo! Selections will appeal to children and adults alike: music by Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Rossini, Humperdinck, Bizet, and John Williams. Silent Auction fundraiser during intermission.

Date: February 12th, 2017
Location: South Orange Middle School
70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, NJ 07079

Hearts & Crafts

Celebrate love and shop local from 1 - 6 pm at Egan's Saloon, with a hand picked selection of vendors gathered together for Hearts & Crafts, a one-of-a-kind Valentine's pop-up event! Drop in and enjoy yummy food, drink specials, and shop for the best Valentine's Day gifts in the area, all in one place. Sip, eat, and shop for chocolate, flowers, cards, and gifts for everyone, sure to spread the love! DJ Syndrum will be on hand to provide the groove, kick back and get a Henna tattoo from Henna by Margaret, and shop with local makers including In The Company of Yum, Daisies Chain, Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet, Mertel the Turtle Fabric Arts, Montclair Made, Harvest Dog Organic Pet Treats, Sweet Home Montclair, and more!

Date: February 12th, 2017
Location: Egan's Saloon
104 Harrison Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052


Exclusive Valentine's Specialty Tasting

Skip the lines, relax with your sweetheart at your own table for two, and enjoy a guided tasting in the heart of where our wine is made. This exclusive pairing includes 8 pre-selected wines, a special selection of hand-crafted chocolates from Laurie's Chocolates, a toast with our 'Blanc de Blanc' Sparkling Wine, and a souvenir glass to commemorate the experience. Reservations: February 11 & 12 at Noon, 1:30 pm, 3 pm and 4:30 pm. Advance reservations are required for this event. $50.00 per couple. There is only space for 8 couples per seating. Credit card prepayment is required to make reservation. All reservations are non-refundable & non-transferable. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation to check in. We use a guest list system so you do not need to present a ticket at the door.

Date: February 11th, 2017 - February 12th, 2017
Location: Old York Cellars Winery
80 Old York Rd., Ringoes, NJ 08551


Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend at Terhune Orchards

Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Stop by a New Jersey winery for the annual Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend! Surprise your special someone this Valentine's Day weekend with a wine tasting where you can learn about and taste local wines paired with chocolate treats and more. Sponsored by the Garden State Wine Growers Association. Visit us in the Terhune Orchards Vineyard & Winery tasting room as we join other New Jersey wineries across the state for a weekend of wine and chocolate. Sample our award winning wines, enjoy a glass in our 160 year old barn and take home a bottle. This weekend, we will offer chocolate treats made from scratch in our bakery along with our wines. With the purchase of a bottle of wine, enjoy a free local Thomas Sweet chocolate. Warm up with a sample of our hot mulled wine by the fire. Tastings are $5.

Date: February 11th, 2017 - February 12th, 2017
Location: Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540


Permaculture: Growing a Sustainable Future

This event is presented as part of the Conversation + Play salon series curated by The Navesink (producers of the TEDxNavesink conference) and Two River Theater. During our pre-show salon, Guest speaker Sean Walsh, Owner of Appleseed Permaculture will touch upon ecological design, and how to install and manage a holistic, beautiful, functional, and productive landscape of your own. Following the salon, the world premiere comedic play "Hurricane Diane" will give us a look into permaculture gardening--asking larger questions about how we live today, both in our connections with each other and our connection to nature. Tickets for this event are $75 per person and include the salon (exclusive pre-show event with talk and light dinner fare provided by Kitch Organic) and the 8pm performance of "Hurricane Diane."

Date: February 10th, 2017
Location: Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701


Superhero Breakfast

Enjoy a bagel, coffee and juice breakfast. Meet your favorite superhero. Wear your cape, then stay and play all day! Come meet and greet with your favorite SUPERHERO. We’ll have a SUPER BREAKFAST and lots of opportunities to CAPTURE SUPER PHOTOS!!! Your reservation includes a bagel, juice and coffee breakfast. Also included in the price is admission to the museum, you may stay and play all day! Reservations do fill up quickly and are a must. Use your special, superpower to plan ahead and save on admission!

Date: February 11th, 2017
Location: Imagine That!!!
4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, NJ 07932

Images of America: Boonton Book Signing

Book signing and meet and greet with the author for the book commemorating Boonton's 150th anniversary of becoming the town.

Date: February 12th, 2017
Location: 310 Main St., Boonton, NJ 07005


Valentine Chocolate Walk

Strolling and Sweets Perfect Together! Downtown Point Pleasant Beach is hosting a Chocolate Walk on from 3 - 6 pm. Visit participating businesses-enjoy a chocolate treat & get your passport stamped. Participating locations include: Amy's Doll Boutique, Big Fun Toys, Borden's Stationery, Bree Ana featuring Styles in Silver, Diane Turton Realtors, Flowers By Melinda, Gordon's Surf Shop, Ocean Glow Candle Boutique, Point Beach Interiors, Proud Peacock, Seacoast Clothing, Styled Strong Fitness Wear, Twice is Nicer Children's Shop, Urban Exchange, Angry Fish, Lola's Boutique, Sarah's Kiddles, Stella e Luna, The Jewelry Joint, and Sherwin Williams Paints. Return your completed passport to a drop-box for your chance to win a $50 PPB Downtown gift certificate. Sponsored by the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chocolate treats courtesy of local businesses including Top That Donuts!

Date: February 11th, 2017
Location: Downtown
Arnold & Bay Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742


Tory Jack Day

Tory Jack Day, held in conjunction with Black History month, will be presented at the historic Abraham Staats House. This annual event is named in honor of Jack, a slave in the Abraham Staats household during the American Revolution who was reputed to have gathered information in support of the patriot cause. As part of this annual event to be held at the South Bound Brook Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, in conjunction with The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc., and in partnership with the Women's Guild of South Bound Brook, will present eminent historian Joe Becton, who will speak at 11 am. The house will open and seating begins at 10:30 am. Following the presentation, the public is invited to tour the house and view an exhibit on the contributions of blacks to our national heritage, presented by local historian and Women's Guild member, Mrs. Joyce Smith. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. The house will close at 3 pm.

Date: February 11th, 2017
Location: Abraham Staats House
17 Von Steuben Ln., South Bound Brook, NJ 08880


Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Make this Valentine's Day one to remember by spending it with someone special at Alba Vineyard. Two weekends to celebrate wine and romance and indulge in triple decadence, Wine and Chocolate. Treat your valentine to samples of award winning wines paired with exquisite chocolates, artisan cheeses, and wonderful culinary treats! The tasting experience is $20 per person (21 and older), which includes samples of Alba's award winning wines, chocolates, food pairings, cellar tours, and an etched Alba wine glass. Reservations are not required.

Date: February 11th, 2017 - February 12th, 2017
Location: Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Finesville, NJ 08848

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