The Weekender: Whiskey Fest at Harborside, Whole Hog BBQ at Zeppelin Hall

Taste from a selection of over 100 whiskeys or satisfy your hunger at Zeppelin Hall’s Whole Hog BBQ Fest — we present our top picks for what to see, eat, and do in Jersey City this weekend.

What: Zeppelin Hall Whole Hog BBQ Festival
When: Friday, March 24 through April 23
Where: Zeppelin Hall at 88 Liberty View Drive
Nothing says spring like a Whole Hog Barbecue Festival, which is precisely what you’ll find at Zeppelin Hall this weekend. The festival will last through April 23 with live music on Fridays and Saturday nights. You can check out the BBQ fest menu here.

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What: CoolVines Around the World
When: Friday, March 24 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: CoolVines Jersey City at 276 Grove Street
CoolVines continues its “CoolVines Around the World” tasting series with free tastings of wines from every corner of the world. This casual/informal tasting kicks off at 6pm at the shop.

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What: Whiskey Fest Jersey City
When: Friday, March 25 from 7pm to 10pm
Where: Harborside by Exchange Place (210 Hudson Street)
Kick off the weekend with Jersey City’s very first Whiskey Fest — a celebration of all things whiskey. Still don’t have tickets? Use coupon “JCUPFRONT” to take $15 off admission.

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What: Whealth 5K Harborside Run/Walk
When: Saturday, March 25 at 10am
Where: Whealth Cafe at Harborside
Start the weekend with a gorgeous 5K run (or walk) along the Jersey City waterfront, led by avid runners David Trotta of Whealth and Jesse Barton of CKO Kickboxing. The casual run is open to all fitness levels and is followed by a quick cool down/meditation session and a healthy meal at the Whealth Harborside Cafe.

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What: Irish Soda Bread Baking Class for Kids
When: Saturday, March 25 from 5.45pm to 7pm
Where: Bambino Chef at 213 Newark Avenue
Bambino Chef is hosting an Irish soda bread baking class for children this Saturday. The cost of the class is $25 per child. You can RSVP here.

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What: Jersey City Ballroom Dance Party Social
When: Saturday, March 25 at 6pm
Where: 189 Brunswick Street
The Jersey City Ballroom is celebrating spring with a dance social open to everyone. The event kicks off with a 30 minute beginner dance class and is followed by a dance party. Snacks, wine, and refreshments will be provided. Admission is $10/pp. Don’t have a dance partner? Singles are gladly welcome.

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What: Capitol Wrestling at Cathedral Hall
When: Saturday, March 25 from 6.30pm  to 9.30pm
Where: Cathedral Hall at 380 Montgomery Street
Pro wrestling is making its debut in Jersey City. Capitol Wrestling combines everything you loved about classic wrestling with modern wrestlers and story lines. The event will feature seven matches, live music, and food. Tickets start at $15.

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(Photo: Whiskey Fest)