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Things To Do in New Jersey This Weekend – October 28 & 29 2017

The Ultimate Guide to the
Top Things To Do in NJ This Weekend

Looking for fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend? We’ve got the scoop on amazing NJ events happening all over the state! From fantastic theatre productions, to New Jersey zombie crawls, the South Jersey Geekfest and much more… the Things to Do in New Jersey Calendar of Events features tons of awesome NJ events happening around the Garden State this weekend! Read on to learn all about the best things to do in NJ this weekend …

Looking for Halloween events in New Jersey? Our Halloween featured posts have even more fun things to do! Click on the links for NJ ghost walks, haunted houses in New Jersey, and family friendly Halloween activities in New Jersey.

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19 Things To Do In New Jersey This Weekend

1. Monroe Township Green Fair

Monroe NJ | October 28 2017

The Monroe Township Green Fair will feature fun and interactive display, exhibits, and activities to promote the value of recycling, solar power, natural or well balanced food products, hybrid vehicles, clean energy programs, composting, good health, local farming, and much more. Onsite document shredding will be available and area hospitals and pharmacies will provide flu shots and health screenings. Attendees can donate a gently used bicycle to the Trenton Bike Exchange as well as try out an electric bicycle with Sourland Electric Bikes. Free admission! Learn more…

2. South Jersey Geekfest

Woodbury Heights NJ | October 28

Celebrate your inner geek with fellow video gamers, larpers, board game enthusiasts, Quidditch players, cosplayers, YouTube stars, and more at the South Jersey GeekFest! Learn more…

3. Highlands Zombie Parade

Highlands NJ | October 28 2017

Celebrate Halloween at the Highlands Zombie Parade! The parade begins in Huddy Park and will be immediately followed by a costume contest in Veterans Park. Free admission! Learn more…

4. Tricks N Treats at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Madison NJ | October 28 2017

Children and their families are invited to Tricks N Treats at the METC (Museum of Early Trades & Crafts), an annual Halloween celebration featuring an afternoon of ghoulish fun playing games, making crafts, nibbling on treats, and enjoying Halloween-themed storytelling. Costumes are encouraged! Learn more…

5. Frenchtown Zombie Crawl

Frenchtown NJ | October 28 2017

Come get your shamble on at the Frenchtown Zombie Crawl! Attend in your own best zombie makeup and attire – there will be prizes for creativity! Makeup artists will be on hand if you need help being brought over to the undead side. There will also be a Zombie Selfie Scavenger Hunt. Find all the braaaaiiiiinnnssss and you’ll be entered to win the Scavenger Hunt Raffle!  The fun finishes up at the Zombie Riverside Dance Party in Sunbeam Park with prizes, refreshments, and zombie dancing! Registration begins at 1:00pm. Learn more…



6. Dinosaurs After Dark

Leonia NJ | October 28 2017

Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station Dinosaurs is a fun, mysterious expedition into a shadowy, prehistoric world. But things get a little scary when the lights go out and it’s discovered that there’s a vicious T-Rex on the loose! Expedition Commander Guy Gsell, will lead a Tyrannosaurus Hunt along the Field Station’s darkened trails with a stop at every dinosaur and a few surprises along the way. Read more…

7. Lambertville New Hope Zombie Crawl

Lambertville NJ | October 28 2017

The Zombies have invaded Lambertville and are crossing the bridge to terrorize two states! The Lambertville New Hope Zombie Crawl begins at the former site of River Horse Brewery in Lambertville and concludes the at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope. Once the zombies reach the playhouse, the Michael Jackson Thriller dance party will begin and the cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will award prizes to the best costumes. Learn more…

8. Pippin

Haddon Township NJ | October 28 2017

Pippin, the high-flying, death-defying hit musical, is full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats, and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable show tells the story of King Charles The Great’s son, who is searching for his own identity amid betrayal, war, and love. As Pippin embarks on his quest for fulfillment, he encounters a colorful cast of characters with mysterious motivations, particularly a performance troupe led by the charismatic Leading Player. By turns both comic and sinister, Pippin combines compelling drama with the raw energy of rock ‘n’ roll. Don’t miss Pippin at the Ritz Theatre! Learn more…

9. Ragtime

Woodbury NJ | October 28 2017

Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington and Emma Goldman are just a few historical figures who make cameo appearances in Ragtime, a soul-stirring musical set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York. And talk about timely – this acclaimed show paints a powerful portrait of the American melting pot through three ethnically diverse characters – a white upper-class mother, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring African-American musician – whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, the show’s dynamic jazz and gospel-influenced score comes from the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Seussical, Rocky the Musical). Don’t miss Ragtime presented by the Sketch Club Players! Learn more…

10. Spooktacular at the Union County PAC

Rahway NJ | October 28 2017

Make Halloween “cirque-tacular” with Spooktacular at the Union County PAC! Wailing Banshees, soaring vampires, acrobatic zombies, and aerial witches contorting from the beyond. Watch as the undead escape to the circus and discover what truly goes bump in the night. Ghastly ghoul-foolery galore! Learn more…

11. Smithville Zombie Walk

Galloway NJ | October 28 2017

Enjoy a day of vendors, music, entertainment, and prizes at the Smithville Zombie Walk! Come dressed as a zombie (or zombie hunter) and participate for free. Makeup artist will be available. No registration required. Every person in costume receives one free raffle ticket at Underground. Free admission! Learn more…

12. Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

Englewood NJ | October 28 2017

Come on out to the Bergen Performing Arts Center and experience the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular – a kaleidoscope of lasers dancing, flickering, and darting across a dark stage (plus multiscreen video projections with 3-D graphics) all set to emotional tunes such as the heartfelt The Great Gig in the Sky and the traditional bricklayer anthem The Wall! Learn more…

13. Bordentown Ghost Walk

Bordentown NJ | October 28 & 29 2017

Take a one hour guided tour of this historic Bordentown and hear REAL ghost stories at the Bordentown Ghost Walk. Advance tickets strongly recommended. Learn more…

14. Fall Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Jersey City NJ | October 28 & 29 2017

The Exchange Place Alliance Special Improvement District will host a Fall Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch with special family friendly fall activities scheduled throughout the weekend. Free Admission! Learn more…

15. A Night With Janis Joplin

Princeton NJ | October 28 & 29 2017

A Night With Janis Joplin is an amazing blues-rock theatrical event that captures the legendary singer’s life and legacy with all of the live intensity of an actual Joplin concert. Powered by show-stopping hits like Cry Baby, Piece of My Heart, Me and Bobby McGee,  Summertime and Mercedes Benz, as well as a song Joplin never formally recorded, the show brings her story to the stage while also saluting some of her famous musical influences, including Bessie Smith, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. Catch this soulful, no-holds-barred tribute to one of rock music’s greatest performers at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton. Learn more…



16. Halloween Spooktacular at the NJ State Museum

Trenton NJ | October 29 2017

Enjoy a Halloween Spooktacular at the NJ State Museum, where science gets spooky! Children are encouraged to come in costume for our annual costume contest, then enjoy the free live stage show, free laser Planetarium show, and fun, hands-on Halloween-themed activities. Free admission! Learn more…

17. All Hallow’s Eve at Historic Allaire Village

Wall Township NJ | October 29 2017

Come out to celebrate the fall and the early traditions of Halloween at All Hallows Eve at Historic Allaire Village! All Hallow’s Eve is a time of year when the boundaries between the supernatural world and the human world are at their thinnest. Today it is a great day to celebrate with friends and family. There will be pumpkin picking (limited quantity), storytelling at the Enameling Building, tractor and wagon rides, historic games, a costume parade and contest for children 10 years and younger, craft demonstrations (carpentry, tinsmith, blacksmith), historic home tours, and much more! Learn more…

18. Hopewell Halloween Parade

Hopewell NJ | October 29 2017

The Sunday before Halloween means it’s time for the annual Hopewell Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Hopewell Borough Fire Department. Wear your costume and be creative! Bring your pets, decorated bikes, and wagons to march down Greenwood Avenue and across Broad Street to the Fire Station. Free admission! Learn more…

19. Sparta Trunk Or Treat and Halloween Parade

Sparta NJ | October 29 2017

Join your friends and neighbors at the  Sparta Trunk Or Treat and Halloween Parade. Prizes for costumes will be awarded as well as treats for everyone. Please bring canned good donations for the Sussex County Ecumenical Food Pantry. Free admission! Learn more…


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