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!

Join Big Joe Henry on Saturday, March 11th, as he broadcasts from the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison for the New Jersey Home Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! The Home Show runs all weekend long from Friday, March 10th, through Sunday, March 12th. To purchase your tickets in advance and get a discount on admission, click here! Visit the event’s website for more information on the exhibits, seminars, cooking demonstrations & more.

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

Join Big Joe Henry as he broadcasts live outside of The Stone Pony on Sunday, March 12th, for the 4th Annual Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Big Joe and the Jersey Prize Team can be found outside of the Stone Pony, playing Jersey’s Favorite Hits from 9 a.m. until noon. Then we’ll all pack up as Big Joe officiates the parade and the Big Yellow Vans follow behind. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. at 5th & Ocean Ave’s. Visit their website for more information!

Date: March 12th, 2017
Location: The Stone Pony
913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ United States


BERGEN COUNTY


Chase away the winter blues with some Italian reds and whites! Join the Pro Arte Chorale at 5 pm as we escape into old world flavors, aromas and sounds, crossing the boot in delicious style. We'll sample wines from the most stories regions of Italy, paired with classic and delicious bites. You will have a chance to socialize and also relax and listen to soprano Elizabeth Smith entertain us with arias from some of the most famous operas, accompanied by our own Janet Montgomery. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds benefit Pro Arte Chorale.

Date: March 12th, 2017
Location: The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
113 Cottage Pl., Ridgewood, NJ 07451


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Annual Mid-Atlantic National Cheerleading and Dance Championship featuring recreation, high school and all-star divisions. Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. Competitions will be held 9 am until 2 pm (times are subject to change).

Date: March 11th, 2017
Location: Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

A ceremony will begin on the front steps of North Wildwood City Hall beginning at 11:30 am. A festive parade will begin at noon and proceeds north on Atlantic Ave. to Olde NJ Ave. Participants include VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Irish Pipe Brigade, Emerald Society, Miss North Wildwood, Queen Oceania, Anglesea Irish Society, Sheriff Mounted Patrol, local school bands, and much more! FREE to attend.

Date: March 11th, 2017
Location: 901 Atlantic Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260


ESSEX


Winter is a special time for the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum. Join Cora's Conservation Corps teen volunteers as they guide you through the woods learning and looking for winter signs of wildlife, and how you can be involved as a Citizen Scientist. Hikes will last about 45 minutes and depart at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Suggested donation: $5/member, $10/non-member. Registration available online.

Date: March 12th, 2017
Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills, NJ 07078


MERCER COUNTY


Eat out for a good cause! Our restaurant week benefits our local meals on wheels program F.I.S.H. (Friends in service here). Chefs from 20+ local restaurants will offer special menus and donations to FISH. It's the most delicious week in Hopewell!

Date: March 5th, 2017 - March 15th, 2017
Location: Various Hopewell Restaurants, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Please join us on Saturday at 6 pm for the NJ Agricultural Society's Taste of New Jersey Annual Dinner Benefit Gala. The Gala will feature over 25 New Jersey farms, fisheries, and food producers for a one-of-a-kind event to honor the Garden State's agricultural achievements and raise funds for the Society's three programs: Farmers Against Hunger, Learning Through Gardening and the NJ Leadership Development Program. Tickets can be purchased online. Tickets are $80 and include NJ craft beer, wine and signature cocktail tastings, appetizers and dinner featuring NJ farm and fishery products, a prize auction and raffle, musical entertainment, and an awards ceremony. Call or email for additional information. All are welcome!

Date: March 11th, 2017
Location: The Boathouse at Mercer Lake
334 South Post Rod., West Windsor Township, NJ 08550


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


The historic village of Cranbury will host its 20th Annual Cranbury Craft Show on Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm, featuring 120 juried artisans. New crafters will join returning favorites to showcase work in a variety of media including jewelry, fabric arts, ceramics, toys, wood crafts, food, floral, glass, clothing, and more. Take a chance in the 50/50 raffle, grab a bite to eat in the café, and check out the kids center where the littlest creators can leave their mark on this family weekend event. Cranbury Village itself is a delightful attraction, founded in 1697 with numerous 18th and 19th century houses lining its Main Street. The event organizers take pride in presenting artisans who offer one-of-a-kind hand made selections, so you can be sure to find truly special and unique items. The show is sponsored by the Cranbury Education Foundation as a yearly fundraiser for the Cranbury School.

Date: March 11th, 2017 - March 12th, 2017
Location: Cranbury School
23 N. Main St., Cranbury, NJ 08512


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Event is at 2 pm. Registration of $30, includes a commemorative t-shirt, a Guinness Pint Glass and access to the Post-Race Party at Bahrs Landing Restaurant with complimentary appetizers and Guinness Beer. The race will begin at the Bahrs, 2 Bay Ave. There will be a Post-Run St. Pat's Pub Crawl from 3 - 5 pm, registration is $10 and includes $3 Imported Beer specials at participating restaurants. You do not have to run to participate in the Pub Crawl. Click for easy online registration for both the Guinness Run and the Pub Crawl. Additional information available online by calling or by email. Tax ID #22-3665400

Date: March 11th, 2017
Location: Bahrs Landing Restaurant
2 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732

East Coast Exhibitors feature contemporary and antique-style birds and decoys. Nature depicted in watercolor, acrylic, oils, photographs and other art forms. Share stories of hunters, carvers, bird lovers and more. Featured Artist, Karl Yankey (Hummelstown PA). Watch a block of cedar transform into a working decoy. Share secrets on carving a songbird. See the NJ Junior Duck Stamp display courtesy of the Wetlands Institute. Learn the history of carving from representatives of the Tuckerton Seaport. Carving competition highlights carvers from NJ, NY, PA, DE and MD. Event brought to you by NJ Wildfowl Carvers Assoc. and Monmouth County Ducks Unlimited. Scott Paterson (Monmouth County) and his dedicated Ducks Unlimited staff available throughout the day. Proceeds support DU's ongoing efforts to conserve and manage wetlands. 10 am – 4 pm. Admission $5. Children under 12 FREE w/adult.

Date: March 11th, 2017
Location: Forrest Dale School
60 Forrest Ave., Rumson, NJ 07760


MORRIS COUNTY


Treat the whole family to an afternoon of storytelling and music with "Tricksters, Rootabagas & Magical Moments," featuring Robin Bady, accompanied by musicians playing instruments ranging from classic violin to instruments made from found objects. Also featured are New Jersey storytellers Ken Karnas and Rosemary Wright, both using audience participation to bring stories to life. Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm. Admission $6, all ages. Morning workshop for educators, "Origami for Language Arts and Math" with "Origami Swami" Megan Hicks. Student Community Center, County College of Morris. Visit website to register for workshop.

Date: March 12th, 2017
Location: County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph, NJ 07869


OCEAN COUNTY


Tech Fest is a fundraising concert hosted by the Ocean County Vocational Technical School's (OCVTS) Performing Arts Academy (PAA) Tech Club featuring 2 stages and 20 bands. Doors at 1 pm. $10 admission. All ages welcome. Visit the website for the full line up! @techfestmusic #techfestmusic #techfest7 All proceeds to go benefit The Dennis Bourke Hopes & Dreams Scholarship Fund.

Date: March 11th, 2017
Location: Brick Presbyterian Church
111 Drum Point Rd., Brick, NJ 08723

33rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade starts at Noon. The luck of the Irish is bound to smile upon you. Join the enthusiastic crowds on the Boulevard for a fun-filled Irish parade with bands, floats, and marchers, and a street celebration where everyone is Irish.

Date: March 11th, 2017
Location: Boulevard, 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


SOMERSET COUNTY


Taste your way around the globe when our popular Around The World Wine Tasting experience returns on March 10 and enjoy samples from over 100 wines from some of the most celebrated wine regions in the world. The event will be hosted by Terri Baldwin, Wine Director and Sommelier, and held in the Fenwick Ballroom where light hors d'oeurvres will be served. Many of these extraordinary wines are not available in retail stores, so stock your wine cellar for all of your entertaining and gift-giving needs. Reservations are $55 per person, with $20.00 credit towards the purchase of wine. Space is limited and reservations are required! Please call, inquire at the front desk, or make an online reservation.

Date: March 10th, 2017
Location: The Bernards Inn
27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Chimney Rock Inn is spreading Irish cheer! A special homemade Irish menu starts March 9. A home cooked menu will consist of corned beef, cabbage & potato platter, corned beef sandwich, Guinness beef pot pie & Irish soda bread. Catch FREE live bands playing traditional Irish music. Reservations are recommended.

Date: March 9th, 2017 - March 17th, 2017
Location: Chimney Rock Inn
800 Thompson Ave., Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Or at second location at 342 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ 07933