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 the great Garden State!

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Parade with Big Joe Henry [Live Broadcast]

Join Big Joe Henry for the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We’ll be meeting at McLoones Asbury Grille for breakfast as Big Joe broadcasts from 9am till Noon. Then we step off at Ocean Ave & 5th Ave to lead the parade starting at 1pm! Come out, and have fun!

Date: March 13, 2016 - 9a - 12p
Location: Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712


St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Parade

Ceremonies on the steps of North Wildwood City Hall (10th & Atlantic Avenues) at 11:30 am. Parade begins at noon. Reviewing stand at Olde NJ Avenue. FREE.

Date: March 12th, 2016
Location: 901 Atlantic Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260


A Garden of Quilts

Judged Quilts, Display Quilts, Vendors Mall, Boutique Table, Raffle Quilt Display and Hourly Demonstrations. Quilt Appraisals with Karen Dever. Written or Oral Appraisals Available. Please call to schedule an appointment. Anyone may enter a quilt to be judged or for display only. All sizes and techniques are welcome. Children up to 16 years of age are encouraged to enter the Junior Division.

Date: March 12th, 2016 - March 13th, 2016
Location: Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center
1000 Village Dr., Millville, NJ 08332


River Horse Spring Thaw

Whether you are loving the cold or anticipating warmer days, one thing that remains is that new releases are always a reason to celebrate! To kickoff Spring, we are introducing a new beer to our line up that you can enjoy all year long....The River Horse Roly Poly Pils!! Springtime wouldn't be complete without our beloved Farmhouse Saison, so we've worked hard to ensure that will be FRESH on tap also to help thaw the chill! Also on draft will be our IPA, Tripel Horse, Chocolate Porter, Special Ale, and Hop Hazard. Our brewers will be stationed around the building to answer all of your questions, and hint about the exciting things we are bringing you in 2016! Come learn about the brewing process, and what makes lagers, like our Roly Poly Pils, so unique from other beers. We will again have live music in the house to rock the night, band to be announced soon! $15.

Date:  March 12th, 2016 - 7p - 10p
Location: River Horse Brewing Co.
2 Graphics Dr, Ewing, New Jersey 08628

Art and Wine Trail Weekend

Join wineries of Vintage North Jersey for a weekend of Art & Wine. At Terhune Orchards, local artists will have work display for show and sale.  See what wonderful art our local community has to offer. Enjoy a weekend of celebrating spring. The whole family is welcome at Terhune. After wine tasting, explore the farm, barnyard and discovering art. Art and Wine is sponsored by Vintage North Jersey.  Please visit our member wineries to enjoy their exhibits of local art and sample their wines.

Date: March 12th, 2016 - March 13th, 2016
Location: Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540

Pi Day Princeton

Einstein was born on March 14th (3.14) the numeric equivalent of Pi! The town of Princeton celebrates with free activities all over town! Free, fun for all competitions like Pie Eating Contest at McCaffrey's SuperMarket, Pie Throwing Event on Palmer Square, Pizza Pie Competition at Princeton Pi. Morven Museum and Gardens holds a Surprise Happy Birthday Party for Albert Einstein while NJ Transit holds Dinky Rides with Einstein! Inside the Nassau Inn Princeton William Ballroom, the town is amazed as contestants compete for $314.15 in the popular Einstein Look A Like and Pi Recitation Contests. For older celebrants, guided tours of Einstein's neighborhood and self guided Grub Crawls/Pub Crawls help everyone celebrate the remarkable coincidence of Princeton's favorite genius being born on Pi Day!

Date: March 12th, 2016 - March 14th, 2016
Location: 10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542

Trenton St. Patrick's Day Festival

The Trenton St. Patrick's Day Festival 2016 at Trenton Social, featuring top national Irish band THE FIGHTING JAMESONS! The history of St. Patrick's Day in Trenton continues at Trenton Social. Enjoy an outdoor beer garden, food trucks and live music featuring Chalk and the Beige Americans, Leoce, and top touring national Irish act, The Fighting Jamesons! Tickets are available at Trenton Social or online. Noon - 7 pm. $18 general admission, $45 VIP includes hospitality area with complimentary beer and food.

Date: March 13th, 2016
Location: Trenton Social
449 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08611


See Bobby Bandiera and friends in a special concert celebrating the music of jersey's own Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Southside Johnny! Bring the family out for a night of rock as Bobby and friends perform some of these artist's most memorable music from throughout their careers. 8 pm. Tickets: $30-$60
Date: March 12th, 2016
Location: State Theatre
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

19th Annual Cranbury Craft Show

The sleepy historic village of Cranbury awakens to host its 19th Annual Cranbury Craft Show featuring over 100 artisans. New crafters will join returning favorites to showcase unique creations of jewelry, silks, ceramics, toys, wood crafts, furniture, florals, glass, clothing, and more. There will be raffles with winners announced hourly, a garden cafe and a kids mural where the littlest creators may leave their mark on this whimsical weekend event.

Date: March 12th, 2016 - March 13th, 2016
Location: Cranbury School
23 N. Main St., Cranbury, NJ 08512


3rd Annual Guinness Run

The Highlands Business Partnership will be hosting the 3rd Annual Guinness Run - St. Patrick's Day Parade Fundraiser. The race will begin at The Claddagh Irish Pub where contestants will fill their cup and race to Miller St. and back to the finish line at The Claddagh. The runner with the most liquid in their cup at the end of the race will win the Guinness Run! All contestants' cups will be weighed at the end of the race. Prizes will be awarded! Registered runners will enjoy Guinness and a variety of delicious food provided by The Claddagh. Runners can register at The Claddagh parking lot beginning at 12:30 pm on Saturday. Runner's must be 21 and provide ID.

Date: March 12th, 2016
Location: Claddagh Irish Pub
297 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732

19th Century St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Tensions are rising at the Howell Iron Works and it seems as though events will come to a head at the St. Patrick's Day celebration. Mr. Allaire has given the Irish workers the day off which the rest of the workers do not take too kindly too. Join us for an interactive reenactment exploring the life and times of the early 1800's. There is a special chapel program at 1 pm & 3 pm. Admission is free for this event.

Date: March 13th, 2016
Location: The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave., Farmingdale, NJ 07727


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Join The Meyersville Inn for our first annual Bunny Breakfast!!! We will have two seatings, one is at 9 am and the second one is 11 am. There will be kid friendly breakfast foods, a cupcake bar and more! Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Date: March 13th, 2016
Location: The Meyersville Inn
632 Meyersville Rd., Gillette, NJ 07933


Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Who's ready for the second gift giving season? Weddings, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and graduations are coming up soon! Luckily more than 250 American artisans will personally show and sell their handcrafted work at the 23rd annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ, Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13, 2016. Sugarloaf brings together hundreds of amazingly talented artists from around the nation (as well as local talent) in one place. Visitors get to know the artist entrepreneurs behind the amazing work, who are always happy to chat about their techniques, influences and inspiration. Many artists will even be demonstrating their craft on the show floor. Visitors who work up an appetite during their shopping can indulge their palates with small-batch foods to sample and buy from specialty purveyors. Children's entertainment makes the show a fun weekend activity for the whole family.

Date: March 11th, 2016 - March 13th, 2016
Location: Garden State Exhibit Center
50 Atrium Dr., Somerset, NJ 08873


8th Annual St. Patrick's Parade

The Hackettstown BID is excited to bring its 8th Annual St. Patrick's Parade. Attracting over 14,000 visitors making it the biggest event in Hackettstown, the streets come alive with area families lining the streets celebrating this Irish-American tradition. The parade kicks of at 3:30 pm with over 80 participating groups including Irish bands, Community Groups, Bagpipes, Drums, Centenary College Clubs and Groups, Horses, Dancers, Fire Departments and Rescue Squads and hometown favorites the Junior and Senior Colonial Musketeers and the Hackettstown Community Band.

Date: March 13th, 2016
Location: 219 Main St., Hacketstown, NJ 07840

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