Jump Into Spring!
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow! Enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor events at the abundance of locations listed below. Click on the location to see their upcoming events. With the blooming of flowers, the Princeton-Mercer Region has a bunch to offer in the spring!
Family Friendly Spring Events
Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Princeton, Palmer Square boasts a unique collection of shopping and dining that is not to be missed. You’ll find the best in apparel, shoes, jewelry, gifts and home furnishings from both brand name stores and one-of-a-kind local boutiques. Be sure to check out the restaurants, specialty food and ice cream shops, as well.
Terhune Orchards is a 200-acre family farm growing over 35 different fruits and vegetables. Our farm is open to the public every day of the year with its farm market, bakery, cider plant, greenhouses, gardens, farm trail, pick-your-own fruits, tours and farm festivals.
D&R Greenway Land Trust is central New Jersey's nonprofit land preservation organization, founded in 1989 through the collaboration and vision of four organizations: the Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association, Friends of Princeton Open Space, Regional Planning Partnership, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission. D&R Greenway Land Trust works to preserve and protect a permanent network of natural lands and open spaces in central New Jersey. Their mission is to provide appropriate public access to these areas and encourage active lifestyles and a greater appreciation of the natural world.
The Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region. The Arts Council of Princeton fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts.
The Lewis Center for the Arts is an academic unit made up of the programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and the Princeton Atelier. It is designed to put the creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience.
Princeton’s Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of the nation’s premier regional theaters and is the only American organization that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. Thanks to the efforts of Special Programming Director William W. Lockwood, McCarter Theatre Center is also a premier presenter of artists renowned around the world and across genres as varied as dance, classical, pop, jazz, performance art, comedy, magic, children’s theatre, and much more.
The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is central New Jersey’s first environmental group. The Watershed Association serves more than 10,000 children and adults through nearly 400 education programs and events each year for schools, community groups and the general public. The programs inspire an appreciation of the wonders of nature, fortify an understanding of how the environment works and explain what we can do to protect our environment.
Situated on five pristine acres in this university town, Morven is a short walk from the Princeton Campus. The museum boasts a growing collection of fine and decorative arts, including loans from the Boudinot Collection at the Princeton University Art Museum. Morven's second floor galleries serve as a changing exhibit space with new shows opening every few months. The museum includes a formal lawn dotted with majestic trees, beds of heirloom annuals from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a re-creation of the Colonial Revival style garden that was planted at Morven in the early 20th century. For Morven events, please click here.