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Pi Day Princeton

Celebrate Pi Day & Einstein's Birthday in Princeton ....... certifiable genius country!

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2023 PI DAY/EINSTEIN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Mandatory for Einstein Look A Like & Pi Recitation Contestants

Pi Day Princeton & Einstein’s Birthday Celebration  2023 will be more fun than ever!

Einstein was born on March 14 — 3.14 — the numeric equivalent of Pi! Every year, the town of Princeton celebrates with an irrational number of events, including pie eating, pie throwing, pi recitation, pizza pie, and cupcake decorating contests!

  • Pre-Teen Pi Recitation Winner receives $314.15!
  • Youth Look A Like Winners receive $314.15!
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Pie Throwing Event
  • Pie Flight Tasting 
  • Dinky Rides with Einstein!
  • Memorization suggestions from the first champion to break 10,000 digits!
  • Self guided Einstein Walkabouts through Princeton

For the non-competitive types, there is a Pi-Rade, story time and book signings, and a professionally guided tour of Einstein’s neighborhood. 

Princeton is honored to host the world to celebrate our most beloved Princeton genius!

Follow us on social media or email us for locations for each official event!

Event Partners

Arts Council of Princeton/Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, McCaffrey’s SuperMarket, Lillipies, Princeton Black Squirrel Promotions, Princeton Shopping Center, Palmer Square,  Princeton Garden Theatre, Princeton Public Library, Historical Society of Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study & Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber & Princeton CVB

Pi Recitation & Einstein Look A Like Registrations – $3.14 per contestant | Guarantees participation in Pi Recitation competition (12yrs and younger) | Guarantees participation in the Einstein Look A Like competitions |Winner of Pi Recitation contest receives $314.15 | Winners of Adult & Child Einstein Look A Like competitions receive $314.15

Most events are free to the public. Some non-profits charge nominal fees. See schedule for details.

Check-In Information

  • Most events are free and located in downtown Princeton. We recommend arriving early to guarantee participation; however, the purchase of contestant registration guarantees participation to compete in the Pi Recitation Contest.

2023 Pi Day Celebration Schedule 

Saturday – 3.11.23

  • 9:00  a.m.   Apple Pie Eating Contest – 2nd Floor Dining Area inside McCaffrey’s Supermarket at Princeton Shopping Center
  • 10:30 a.m.   Youth Einstein Look-A-Like Contests – Arts Council of Princeton – Paul Robeson Center for the Arts 
  • 11:30 a.m.    Learn to recite Pi from the first person to achieve 10,000 digits! – Arts Council of Princeton – Paul Robeson Center for the Arts 
  • 12:00 p.m.   Pi Recitation Contest –-Arts Council of Princeton – Paul Robeson Center for the Arts (Pi-Rade immediately follows)
  •  1:00 p.m.   Princeton School Gardens Cooperative Fundraiser – the bent spoon & LilliPies
  •  1:00 p.m.   Historical Society of Princeton – interactive Einstein museum installation – (thru 4:00p.m.)
  •  2:00  p.m.  Dinky Train Rides with Albert Einstein (meet at Wawa Station)
  •  3:14 p.m.    Pie Flight Tasting  – LilliPies – Princeton Shopping Center (Pi priced at $14.15 and 14.15% goes to local charity!)
  •  5:00 p.m.   Pi Day Pub Crawl – Adults Only – Begins at Yankee Doodle Tap Room

Tuesday, PI DAY – 3.14.23 

  •  11:30p.m.  Princeton Chamber and Institute for Advanced Study Albert Einstein Memorial Lecture – Location TBD
  •  1:00p.m.   PSGC Fundraiser – the bent spoon & LilliPies (thru 5:00p.m.)
  •  3:14 p.m.   Guided Walking Tour of Albert Einstein’s famous homes and hangouts!
  •  6:00p.m.   Adult Look A Like Contest & Pi Day Pub Crawl 

Join us on Facebook and Instagram to follow along in a day’s worth of online irrational fun, including previous years’ contests, tours, video lectures, & more!  #princetonpiday2023

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