Princeton Events

There are so many things to see and do in the Princeton area.  Check out our calendar of events below.  If you're looking for a place to stay while in Princeton, check out our great hotels.  We also have a variety of wonderful restaurants and things to do.  There are also a few great annual events in the Princeton area.  Enjoy your visit with us!


06/28/2015 - 07/04/2015

Ongoing Events

Rider Art Gallery: Annual Student Exhibition

  • Date(s): 05/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times: 11:00 a.m
  • Location: Rider University Art Gallery Bart Luedeke Center Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 896-7775
  • Admission: Free Admission
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Exhibit on display: Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, August 30. Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Works created by Rider University visual arts students. This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Summer Native Plant Sales

  • Date(s): 06/19/2015 - 08/28/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Emily Blackman
  • Phone: (609) 924-4646
  • Admission: Free
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WHAT: D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Summer Native Plant Sales. WHEN: Fridays from 3 – 5 pm until the end of August 2015 WHERE: D&R Greenway Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, off Rosedale Road. 609-924-4646; WHY: Eco-conscious gardening using native species provides essential food for wildlife; contributes to a healthy, biodiverse ecosystem; and creates low maintenance plantings. D&R Greenway Land Trust invites the public to its Friday Summer Native Plant Sales, held outside the Johnson Education Center from 3 – 5 pm every Friday until the end of August. The Nursery is located at One Preservation Place, south of Princeton, off Rosedale Road. No registration is required. D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery is a community resource for regionally native plants that contribute to a healthy, biodiverse ecosystem. D&R Greenway nursery staff is available to advise the best choice of plants for gardening projects. Native plants are adapted to central New Jersey’s climate, making them more drought-resistant than most exotic plants, and also provide essential food & habitat resources for wildlife. Of particular concern are native pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which especially depend on native plant species to survive. A famous example is the monarch butterfly, now in decline largely due to the loss of milkweed across the United States. Gardeners can help by planting milkweed and other native plants on their property! D&R Greenway’s plants are grown from genetically local seeds gathered on their preserves and tended in the nursery by staff and skilled volunteers. Plants grown from locally sourced commercially-grown plugs and bare-root plants will also be available for purchase. Plants are available in quart and gallon-sized pots from $5 to $12. A full catalog is available online at Please contact Emily Blackman, Nursery Manager, to check species availability at (609) 924-4646, or Background Because central New Jersey’s native plants and wildlife evolved together, they are highly adapted to and dependent upon each other. Native plant nutrition is especially critical for wildlife at energy-intensive times of the year, such as spring and fall migration, and during courtship and breeding. In turn, native plants rely upon wildlife for pollination and seed dispersion. Whereas indigenous plants support diversity and disease-resistance, invasive species form monocultures that outcompete other plants. Replacing them with native species, which co-exist, creates a complex, vibrant ecosystem vital to both plants and animals. D&R Greenway Land Trust has preserved almost 19,000 acres of land in central New Jersey. Their mission is to preserve a network of natural lands and open space accessible to the public, and to inspire a conservation ethic through educational programming, including increasing awareness of the benefits of native species. The nursery provides plants for habitat restoration projects on D&R Greenway managed land, for use by home gardeners, and for native garden projects by schools and other conservation non-profits.

West Windsor Community Farmers Market

  • Date(s): 06/20/2015 - 11/21/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
  • Location: 2 Vaughn Drive, Princeton NJ 08540
  • Phone: (609) 933-4452
  • Admission: Free
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Beginning Saturday, June 20th, 2015 until Saturday, November 21st, 2015, the West Windsor Community Farmers Market invites the public to their weekly annual event. This event is held every Saturday from 9:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M. The event provides food, fun and entertainment in an outdoor setting. Be sure to check out New Jersey's own local fruits, vegetables and more. 

Butterfly House Tours

  • Date(s): 06/29/2015 - 08/17/2015
  • Recurring every 7 weeks on Monday
  • Times: Mondays, 10:00-11:00AM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Adults and Families, $5 per person
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Drop in for a Naturalist-led tour of the NEW Kate Gorrie Butterfly House. Learn about the nectar and host plants we have selected to grow, the butterflies that inhabit the house and how you can encourage butterflies to visit your home garden. If time allows, we will venture into the field with nets to try our hand at catching butterflies. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.

Princeton Farmers' Market, Hinds Plaza

  • Date(s): 07/02/2015 - 11/19/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
  • Location: Hinds Plaza; Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 655-8095
  • Admission: Free
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Ranging from produce, baked goods, flowers, poultry and much more, the Princeton Farmers' Market invites the public every Thursday to Hinds Plaza. This event is held every Thursday in the summer and fall reoccuring at the same times, 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Live music will begin from noon until 2:30 P.M. The event will be held in rain or shine.

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Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau
182 Nassau Street, Suite 301
Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: 609-924-1776