Palmer Square

Pi Day Princeton – Saturday, March 10th & Wednesday, March 14th

3 people with their heads in a cut out getting pies thrown in their faces for Pi Day

Einstein was born on March 14th – 3.14 – the numeric equivalent of Pi! Every year the town of Princeton celebrates Pi Day by hosting an irrational number of events around Palmer Square. Join in the fun on Saturday, March 10th from 9:00am – 7:30pm and Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00pm – 6:30pm to commemorate our most beloved Princeton genius!

There will be Pie Eating, Pie Judging, Pie Throwing, Pi Recitation, Pizza Pie and Cupcake Decorating Contests! (Nearly all events are free but purchasing a VIP pass guarantees seating and participation to the main Pi Day Princeton events!)

  • Einstein Look A Like and Pi Recitation Winners receive $314.15!
  • Pizza Pie Contest winner receives free pizza for a year!
  • Cupcake Contest winner gets free cupcakes for a year!
  • Best Apple Pie professional chef gets bragging rights for a year!

For the non- competitive types, there are Surprise Birthday Parties and Dinky Rides with Einstein, live musical and theatrical performances, a Pi-Rade, a children’s violin demonstration, family friendly self guided Grub Crawls, a Pi Day inspired family movie, professionally guided tours of Einstein’s neighborhood, live theater performances, biking, running and walking tours. Adults can enjoy self guided Pub Crawls, three live performances, book signings and an “Inventors Only” Cocktail Making Course.


EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND; however, registration for prized events and VIP packages require pre-payment for guaranteed participation and seating.

Pi Recitation, Einstein Look A Like, Cupcake Decorating Registration – $3.14 per contestant | 
Ages 12 and under | Guarantees participation in events | Winners of Einstein Look A Like & Pi Recitation contest receive $314.15; Winner of Cupcake Decorating Contest wins a free cupcake each month & Winner of Pizza Pie Contest wins a free pizza each month until the following Pi Day | Contestants for Pizza Pi Contest are selected onsite and limited to 3 contestants

VIP Individual Full Day Fun Pack – $3.14 per person | Guaranteed VIP Seating at free events; Judgeship for Einstein Look A Like & Apple Pie Contest; One Complimentary Pie Throw and Guaranteed participation in Albert Einstein Walking Tour and Pie Eating Contest

Check-In Info:

Most events are free and located in downtown Princeton; however, purchase of contestant registration and/or VIP packages guests include preferred access to events, valuable discounts available during the event and reminder texts throughout the event.

Saturday, March 10th

9:00  a.m.   Apple Pie Eating Contest10:00 a.m.   SHHHHHH!!!!! We’re having a Surprise Birthday Party for Albert Einstein
10:00 a.m.   Einstein in Princeton Guided Walking Tour
10:30 a.m.   Pi Themed Family Movie
11:00 a.m.   Princeton Orchestra holds a friendly Kids of All Ages Violin Exhibition
11:00 a.m.   Pi X Pi(e) Bike Tour
11:00 a.m.   Book Signing & Conversation with author
12:00 p.m.   Einstein Look-A-Like Contest
12:00 p.m.   Nerd Herd Smart Phone Grub Crawl
12:00 p.m.   Dinky Train rides with Einstein
1:00 p.m.    Molecular Mixology Cocktail Class inside Einstein’s first residence
1:30 p.m.    Pi Recitation Contest
1 :59 pm.    Pizza Pi Competition
2:30 p.m.    Best Princeton Apple Pie Contest
3:14 p.m.   Pie Throwing Event
4:00 p.m.   House of Cupcakes Decorating Competition
5:00 p.m.   Nerd Herd Smart Phone Pub Crawl
7:30 p.m.   Live Performance at Princeton Arts Council

Wednesday, March 14th

12:00 p.m.   Nerd Herd Smart Phone Grub Crawl
12:00 p.m.   Princeton School Gardens Cooperative Fundraiser
3:14 p.m.     Complimentary Wedding & Vow Renewal Ceremonies
6:30 p.m.    Nerd Herd Smart Phone Pub Crawl