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!


Voted as one of the best Beer Festivals in the United States by USA Today Readers, The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is coming back to the Atlantic City Convention Center March 31st through April 1st for another year of craft beer, headlining music acts and flat out fun! For the 12th year running, the folks of Good Time Tricycle Productions are compiling the top names in the craft beer industry under one roof to pour their delicious brews for thirsty beer lovers. However, this festival is more than just beer! The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will feature top touring acts including Flogging Molly, The Front Bottoms and Streetlight Manifesto to entertain beer aficionados and music lovers alike! For up to date information or inside notes follow us via website or social media.

Date: March 31st, 2017 - April 1st, 2017
Location: The Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Celebrate the long awaited unveiling of the Purina Beneful Dream Dog Park. Ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30 am. Stop by with your favorite pup for celebrity appearances from the DIY Network, pet friendly vendors, and on-site micro-chipping and rabies shots provided by the Animal Clinic of Hammonton.

Date: April 1st, 2017
Location: Recreational Park
Moss Mill Rd. & Boyer Ave., Hammonton, NJ 08037

The 5k with flavor! In 2016, we had a crazy idea. A 5k with flavor. Those flavors... BEER! Beer + Run = FUN! Costumes are encouraged! The 2017 Hops Trot 5k Run will start and end at The Atlantic City Convention Center. No need to leave bags at one point and pick them up in another, on the other side of town. Our staffs will attend to your belongings as you run, jog, and sip your way through and past some of Atlantic City's best beer joints, while tasting some incredible New Jersey Brews. This 5k coincides with session 2 of the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival. *All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits and book your hotel rooms now. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show. Valid photo identification must be presented.

Date: April 1st, 2017
Location: Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401


The New Milford Teaneck is hosting an amazing Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show. Celebrate Spring and Shop Great Local Small Business! We have great handmade and nationally know vendors ready to find you the perfect gifts for your family or yourself. Some of our featured vendors are J&J Custom Leather, Rob Monahan Designs, Touchstone, Tupperware and LulaRoe. We also have snacks and burgers for our hungry visitors. Admission is free.

Date: April 2nd, 2017
Locaiton: New Milford Teaneck Elks Lodge
1 Patrolman Ray Woods Ln., New Milford, NJ 07646


Saturdays & Sundays from 1 - 4 pm. Come enjoy live music and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn. Wine tasting is $8 per person. The tasting includes 6 samples of Sharrott Winery's award-winning wines and a souvenir glass. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

Date: April 1st, 2017 - April 30th, 2017
Location: Sharrott Winery
370 S. Egg Harbor Road, Winslow Township, NJ 08037


Join us for a fun filled weekend at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event includes artists, vendors, panels and more! Hours: Saturday 10 am - 5 pm & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Ticket prices will be available for one day or two day entry.

Date: April 1st, 2017 - April 2nd, 2017
Location: Ocean City Music Pier
825 Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, NJ 08226

Embark on an enlightening tour of Hawk Haven Winery. Taste through our wines as your guide leads you through every step of the wine making process from the vineyard to the vast steel tanks and French oak barrels. Discover what makes each wine unique and how our wine maker achieves every flavor and aroma. Learn the history of Hawk Haven while you sip. The tour concludes with a selection of gourmet cheeses to enjoy on the vineyard view crush pad (or inside during colder months). $25 per person includes tour, wine tasting, cheese, and souvenir glass.

Date: April 1st, 2017 - April 29th, 2017
Location: Hawk Haven Winery
600 S Railroad Ave., Rio Grande, NJ 08242


"Listen, Learn, & Share" at Women's Empowerment Week - April 1-9 in Montclair Center! Check out the link below for information about schedules and tickets. Week culminates will Ladies Night Out on April 7th! All donations to benefit SAVE of Essex (rape crisis center) Join us!

Date: April 1st, 2017 - April 9th, 2017
Location: Montclair Center
Montclair Center, 7 N Willow,4A, Montclair, NJ 07042

This is the mother of all art competitions in New Jersey especially geared around the South Asian Community. It comprises of the following components: The Respect, The Experience, and The Competition. IFAF will provide a means to schools to be proud of their achievements with their performance and commitment to better each child. To cover all our expenses we have come up with a modest cost of $10 per person for registration only. Lunch & Dinner will be served at an additional cost. Seating is first come first served.

Date: April 1st, 2017
Location: West Orange High School
51 Conforti Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052

A bus tour through Montclair's past! This two-hour bus ride gives you a top-line ride through Montclair's history looking at its architecture, businesses, and people. Registration for members opens on February 1 and is $25/person. Registration for nonmembers opens on February 7 and is $30/person. Registration is required no later than March 15. Bus leaves at 10 am, street parking available. Led by Trustee member Helen Fallon and Executive Director Jane Eliasof.

Date: April 1st, 2017
Location: Crane House and Historic YWCA
110 Orange Rd., Montclair, NJ 07042


Join us for a special wine and chocolate tasting event with Tony Brokenborough of Carol's Creative Chocolatez and Terhune Orchards Vineyard Manager, Tony McDonell. Tony Brokenborough will lead tasters through the history of chocolate from the days of Columbus to the present. Tony McDonell will share the history of Terhune Orchards Vineyard, vine selection and wine making. Afterwards, enjoy an extended tasting of 10 high quality single origin and Belgian chocolates which have been expertly paired with Terhune Orchards' wines. Guests can get an inside view of our wine tanks, bottling line and more.  Registration includes a souvenir glass. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 after March 29 and at the door as space allows. 1 pm seating is limited to 50 guests. The 3:30 pm seating will open once the 1 pm seating is at capacity. Purchase tickets online.

Date: April 1st, 2017
Location: Terhune Orchards Wine Barn
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540


Run 2.2 Miles in a Tutu to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middlesex and Monmouth Counties. All pre registered participants get a colorful TuTu to wear for the Run. Awards to top finishers, best dressed king and queen. Information available online.

Date: April 1st, 2017
Location: Asbury Biergarten
527 Lake Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks NJ this special concert presentation held on World Autism Awareness Day will feature Geoff Sewell, founder of the classical crossover opera band Amici Forever and his cast of exceptionally talented Broadway Performers singing favorite pieces from well-known musicals, operas and popular music. Audiences will delight in the uplifting performance by the gifted vocalists of Bravo Amici. This event will be held in conjunction with the Art+Autism gallery exhibition.

Date: April 2nd, 2017
Location: Monmouth University, Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ 07764


This Show is designed to meet the needs of home owners seeking ideas, information & experts for remodeling, improving, renovating, repairing, decorating, & redesigning the interior and exterior areas of their homes and property. The show will have a vast array of exhibits with hands-on product demonstrations, interior & exterior vignettes, landscaping ideas, new building materials, free samples, cooking demonstrations, useful new products, expert advice and ideas covering virtually everything for the inside or outside of your home and then some! Friday: 4 - 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm.

Date: April 1st, 2017 - April 2nd, 2017
Location: Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960

Come enjoy fun Easter activities on the farm. Take a farm hayride to visit the Easter Bunny! Hunt for Easter Eggs, and enjoy lots of fun farm activities! Visit with our adorable baby animals, bunnies, pony rides, visit our baby farm animals and lots more! Please see website for event schedule. (Closed Easter Sunday, April 16).

Date: April 1st, 2017 - April 23rd, 2017
Location: Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, NJ 07930

Join the Junior League of Morristown for an afternoon of healthy family fun from 1 - 4 pm! Races for all ages, including 1-mile fun run. Highlights of the day include a healthy cooking demonstration, warm-ups from Barre 3, Peaceful Kids Yoga, and Crossfit, as well as face painting, spirit station crafts, a photo booth, and a giveaway with great prizes! Admission is $5 per child and includes a t-shirt and snack.

Date: April 2nd, 2017
Location: The Y Zone
25 Saddle Rd., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927


Enjoy an evening of bingo to win a designer handbag, tricky trays and 50/50 drawings to benefit the non profit Homesharing, Inc.a service to find affordable housing for residents in Central and North New Jersey. Refreshments, Cash Bar and Dinner cold buffet. Reserve early as the event sells out every year.

Date: March 31st, 2017
Locaiton: Somerville Elks Lodge
375 Union Ave., Bridgewater, NJ 08807


Rahway's food truck, barbecue and basketball extravaganza is back for its 3rd year! Starting at Noon at the Rahway Recreation Center, 3 City Hall Plaza, we will have the Court Jesters Performing Basketball Team putting on a show for all to see! Admission is free, then at 2 pm we take the party outside to the City Hall parking lot which will be full of Food Trucks, BBQ competition, and more surprises! After this cold winter come out and have some spring fun! Noon - 6 pm.

Date: April 1st, 2017
Location: 3 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ 07065

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