Things To Do This Weekend In and Around New Jersey August 4
By Jennifer AmatoPublished: August 4, 2023 August 4, 2023
Get outside this weekend for a sporting event, county fair or peach picking. And don’t forget, August 7 is National Lighthouse Day, so climb to the top of the tower and see the beautiful panoramic views of New Jersey.
State Police Battle of the Badges SoftballSkylands Stadium, AugustaThursdayCome early at 4 pm for the charity softball game that will include our state troopers. At 7 pm, during the Sussex County Miners baseball game, Detective Miguel Hidalgo will take the field as a player, donating his salary to a young child battling cerebellar ataxia.
Warren County Farmers Fair1350 Strykers Rd., PhillipsburgThursday – SaturdayCelebrate 23 years of hot air balloons, so after watching the balloons launch you can head to the Demolition Derby and Rafter Z Rodeo. This year, the fair introduces the Ambassador and Junior Ambassador contests. Traditions include an arts expo, kids’ corral, 4-H shows, free concerts by local bands, the garden tractor pull and a beer garden.
CinderellaRoosevelt Park, EdisonThursday – SaturdayAs part of the Plays-in-the-Park series, you can watch the classic fairytale based on the Broadway adaptation.
The Little MermaidSurflight Theatre, Beach HavenThursday – SundayThe theater puts its own spin on the classic story. Geared toward kids ages 3-10.
Seussical the MusicalLackland Performing Arts Center, HackettstownThursday – SundayCentenary Stage Co. presents the final production of its Summerfest musical theater, which will be “Seussical the Musical” based on the favorite stories written by Dr. Seuss.
Grand CarnivaleDorney Park, Allentown, PAThursday – SundayThis day-to-night international celebration includes high-energy live music, lots of food, games and crafts. The nighttime Spectacle of Color Parade combines floats, interactive street performers and music rhythms. As the parade concludes, the King and Queen kick off a high-energy block party filled with entertainers, dancing, food and more.
Clam FestHuddy Park, HighlandsFriday-SaturdayThe star of the show is the seafood-based food trucks, but if you’re more of a land lover, come for the Lions Club funnel cakes or the Highlands Fire Department BBQ tent. There will be a beer, wine and sangria garden. The streets will be closed for rides, games, children’s activities, specialty vendors, music and on Saturday a fireworks display.
EB Indie Drive-In Film FestivalCommunity Arts Center, East BrunswickFriday-SaturdayChoose to watch any of 14 original short films created by independent and emerging filmmakers.
Battle at the Beach Grappling TournamentWildwoods Convention Center, WildwoodSaturday – SundayFighters will compete in divisions for all ages and all skill levels. The tournament will feature 400 Gi and no-Gi divisions with individual and team contestants of all ages who will showcase their skills, strength and strategy for everyone to watch.
Sunflower FestivalVonThun Farms, WashingtonSaturday – SundayAside from all the beautiful flowers, come to the farm for live music, beer and wine, axe throwing, face painting, and more activities for the whole family.
Unicorn WorldMeadowlands Expo Center, SecaucusSaturday – SundayUnicorns named Aqua, Blaze, Jewel, Lavender and Sprinkles will be hanging out at the Unicorn Stables, where the life-sized animatronic animals will be neighing and smiling for pics with your crew. The kids can also wander through an enchanted forest, do arts and crafts, listen to storytime, jump in the unicorn bounce houses, play on the rides and get their faces painted. The Glimmering Games area includes more carnival-style games, an indoor playground and a dance party.
Just Peachy FestivalTerhune Orchards, PrincetonSaturday – SundayIt’s all about peaches this weekend! There will be peachy foods and ice cream, peach picking, live music, a pony ride, barnyard games, rubber duck races, a scavenger hunt and a traveling zoo. Adults can try peach wine and slushies.
Beach Roundnet OpenMorey’s PigDog Beach Bar, WildwoodSaturday – SundayRoundnet is a combination of volleyball and Foursquare. Try playing all this weekend out on the beach. Take a dip in the ocean when you get too sweaty.
Peach FestivalPeddler’s Village, Lahaska, PASaturday – SundayThe weekend festival will feature peach-themed foods, treats, and drinks, family activities, live entertainment, and shop specials. Special activities for kids include the Pirates of Fortune’s Folly, Lolly Hopwood, Ridiculous Nicholas, and a magic show by Keith Crabbs.
HerculesEdison Elks Lodge, EdisonTaubenslag Productions’ musical is geared towards kids age 4 and older.
First Friday: JournalingEclectic Chic Boutique, MontclairJournaling is a great way to process your thoughts and emotions, set goals and track your progress. Bring your teens and you can bond together as you learn about the different ways to journal, and how journaling can benefit your mental and emotional health.
Fun on the FarmCherry Grove Farm, Lawrence Twp.There will be hay rides, storytelling, an author book signing, ice cream, yoga, a wild plant walk, visits with the newly born piglets and calves, and vegetables and flowers.
Carnaby St.New Jersey Botanical Garden, RingwoodThe band plays British Invasion music, and will perform out on the lawn unless the weather moves the concert indoors.
Fire & Ice In the ParkMadison Park School, ParlinMadison Park Volunteer Fire Company – Old Bridge District 4 will bring its truck to spray the kiddies with water. Davey B’s Shaved Ice & Ice Cream will be on site for more “cool” treats.
Merchantville Market Off Centre Downtown MerchantvilleShop from fresh produce, handcrafted items, baked goods and more. There will be a variety of local, handmade and homemade goods and services with a focus on sustainably farmed and organic options. Vendors include farms, crafters, honey, jewelry and prepared foods.
First FridayMonument Square Park, New BrunswickThere will be live music, free food, face and body painting, caricatures and giveaways.
First Friday Roots & CultureDowntown TrentonThere will be performances, vendors and food celebrating all Trenton has to offer. Presented by the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County, in partnership with 1911 Smokehouse BBQ, Trenton Downtown Association and The City of Trenton.
Butterfly FestivalWatershed Institute, PenningtonTours of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, the Insect Zoo, and bug and butterfly parades are just some of the features at this naturally entertaining festival in Pennington. The Watershed Institute will also present crafts, food, hayrides and more.
Deck-to-Deck ToursBattleship New Jersey, CamdenClimb aboard and learn about nearly 100 years of naval history along the Delaware River. You’ll get a history lesson through guided experiences aboard three ships, The Battleship New Jersey, Submarine Becuna and Cruiser Olympia.
International Craft Beer & Food FestivalRed Bank Battlefield, National ParkAside from food selections there will be an assortment of beers. The event also features live music, games and more.
A Roadmap to the Diner Capital of the WorldPaterson Museum, PatersonThis presentation will show how diners play an important role in New Jersey’s history, spirit, culture and mythology. It is part of the museum’s current exhibition, “Order’s Up!” Paterson and the Rise of the New Jersey Diner, which focuses on Paterson’s contributions to New Jersey’s diner history.
Grease Sing-AlongState Theatre New Jersey, New BrunswickPink Ladies and T-Birds, this is your time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of your favorite movie! Sing along to your favorite songs like “Summer Night,” “You’re The One That I Want” and “Grease Lightning.”
Truck PullMazza Recycling Center, Tinton FallsA big rope will be tied to a moving truck, and teams will compete to see who can pull that truck 100 feet in the fastest time. At the end of the day, one team will be dubbed Truck Pull Champion.
Black Owned Business EventMoorestown Mall, MoorestownPREIT and Curate Noir invite you to support black-owned businesses who will be showcasing their products and services in Center Court. You can also visit certain shops in the mall for special discounts.
Hambletonian DayMeadowlands Racetrack, SecaucusAside from horse racing, there will be live music by The Craig Sailor Project, carnival rides and games, a Hambo Hat Contest, a FanZone Tent with free swag, a driver and trainer autograph session, food trucks, and wine and “Trotter’s Gold” beer for sale.
Sparta Food Truck & Music FestivalStation Park, SpartaJust like the name says, there will be plenty of food and music to keep the kids and adults entertained all day.
Gem, Mineral & Fossil ShowMorris Museum, MorristownCheck out all of the beautiful minerals, fossils and jewelry for sale by local dealers. Earth science books and overstock from the museum’s collections will also be on sale. Admission includes access to all open museum galleries and exhibits, including the Mega Model Train.
Honey HarvestHowell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.The Howell Farm beekeeper invites you to look inside the hives and meet the workers, drones and the queen bee herself. Help uncap and extract this year’s crop of clover honey from the combs, then have a taste and bottle some to take home. Kids will make a beeswax medallion as part of a craft project.
Brunch for KidsThe Rebecca Finn House, Toms RiverKids can choose from the open buffet, then burn off their energy with music, a balloon artist, face painting and a magic show. There will be complimentary drinks for Mom and Dad, or Grandma and Grandpa.
Olde Freehold DayLake Topanemus, FreeholdThe dunk tank is back, this time featuring politicians Senator Vin Gopal, Mayor Kevin Kane and Coach Andrew Guy. Music is by Sawmill Run Old Time String Band, Freehold Circle, Step Aside, Bryan Hansen Band and the Eddie Testa Band. There will be a car smash, canoeing and paddle boats, a climbing wall, food trucks and a kids zone.
Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music FestivalManahawkin Lake Park, ManahawkinThere are dozens of breweries, food trucks and local bands scheduled to appear so bring the family, but keep in mind only adults can sample the beer. The day is broken into two sessions so pick the early afternoon or evening sesh before you buy tickets.
Perseid Meteor Shower Planetarium TalkNew Jersey State Museum, TrentonThe Perseid meteor shower will peak August 11 – 13. Come to the planetarium to learn about meteor showers, the comets that cause them, how to observe meteor shows and what to expect from the Perseids.
Linwood Fields FestivalAcross from Pop’s Farm Market, MonroeFor the first time you will be able to pick your own veggies in addition to the u-cut flower field. During the kickoff to summer, there will be wine tasting, food trucks, craft vendors, a bounce house, a petting zoo and pet adoptions (when available).
Peach FestivalCommunity Presbyterian Church, ChesterGet your fill of peach pies, homemade peach ice cream, peach jams and jellies, and fresh local peaches for sale. Don’t miss big bargains at the White Elephant Tent. Shop for toys and games, sporting goods, books, and more.
Taylor Simon KingCarteret Performing Arts and Events Center, CarteretThe tribute show is a compilation of the music of James Taylor, Carly Simon and Carole King.
Latin Festival: Tacos & TequilaMonmouth Park, OceanportCelebrate Cinco de Mayo in the middle of the summer, since the racetrack will offer a selection of Mexican food, margaritas and live music with horseracing in the backdrop. There will be family fun day activities in the picnic area for kids, too.
Free Family SundayMorris Museum, MorristownAfter you view the exhibit “Each One Teach One,” bring the kids outside for sidewalk chalk drawing, artist-led tours and special Spark!Lab updates.
Summer StrollHawk Rise Sanctuary, LindenJoin a NJ Audubon Teacher Naturalist for a morning walk under the oak, maple and sweet gum trees. You’ll learn about the plants and animals that make Hawk Rise home.
Skylands Manor TourNew Jersey Botanical Garden, RingwoodVolunteer docents will teach you all about the history and architecture of the manor.
Vintage & Crafts FestivalJubilee Park, CliftonThe Vintage Area will have vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage, retro, and repurposed items, shabby chic décor, and more. The Arts & Crafts area will have makers that will be selling drawings, paintings, sculptures, printmaking, mixed media, photography, metal art, designer jewelry and accessories, fiber art, botanicals, dried flowers, leather, ceramics, pottery, and clay designs, wax and candles, personal care products, pet-use products, specialty foods and more. There will also be food trucks and live entertainment.
SOMA Art ShowThe Fox & Falcon by David Burke, South OrangeCome to the restaurant to view artwork by Ossay, King D, Jameel Newkirk, Kyana Bunch, Ambar Jimenez, Natalie D. Alleyne and Indigo Road Studio. There will be mimosa and bellini specials for adults.
Yoga at the Farm Legates Farm Market, Cape MayTam Turse of Gemini Movement will lead an open-level vinyasa yoga class.
Italian FestivalCalandra’s Il Vecchio Cafe, CaldwellAngelo “Voices” Venuto and his daughter Maria Menuto will perform a medley of Italian music. There will be a full spread of Italian food, a cannoli eating contest, Dunk A Calandra, face painting, balloon twisting and wine slushies (for adults).
National Farmers Market Week CelebrationWestfield Garden State Plaza, ParamusNow in its 24th year, National Farmers Market week highlights the vital role that farmers markets play in our nation’s food system. There will be a 20-hole mini golf activation, rock-climbing wall, 25+ local vendors, gourmet food trucks, live music and children’s activities.
Cirque Italia: Water CircusRockaway Townsquare, Rockaway Twp.August 3-13 (no show August 8)The show features performers from Argentina, Brazil, Romania and other countries who are master jugglers, low-wire fanatics, contortionists and trampoline artists. The show is animal-free.
Paradox MuseumAmerican Dream, East RutherfordOpens August 4Just wait for your mind to play tricks on you! There will be different rooms and puzzles set up to teach you about perception and how your eyes can confuse your brain. The coolest room is set up as a Jersey diner, where your world literally gets turned upside down.
Sussex County Farm & Horse Show (New Jersey State Fair)New Jersey State Fair, 37 Plains Rd., AugustaAugust 4-12Unique events at the fair include a lumberjack competition, demolition derby, monster truck show, bike stunt show, truck pull and tractor pull. Family entertainment include hot dog pig races, a variety magic show, K9s in flight, Cowtown USA, Barnyard Cackle Review, Commerford Petting Zoo and freehand custom carvings. On August 11 there will be a sensory-friendly morning at the fair. There will be exhibits and an agriculture area.
Chain NYC Film FestivalChain Theater, New YorkAugust 4-13You can watch a variety of independent films that have been shot and produced over the past two years.
Grow Little GardnerVeblen House Lawn, PrincetonFridays, August 4 – November 3Certified Master Gardener and local mom Mathilde Burlion will teach a weekly youth gardening class through in Herrontown Woods. In these sessions, kids ages 6-12 will learn and grow by exploring the woods and interacting with nature.
Summer Weekend ActivitiesWest Windsor Arts, Princeton JunctionSaturdays, August 5 and 12View the Jump Into Pictures exhibition in the gallery, featuring art inspired by children’s book illustrations and the impact they have on shaping a child into the person they will become. Dress up as your favorite character from a beloved children’s book and participate in the Jump Into Pictures photo-op. Challenge yourself with the “I Spy – Jump Into Pictures” game. Make your own bird feeder, sketchbook, no-sew coaster or paper stained glass project.
Farm-to-Table Summer Harvest Pancake BreakfastAlstede Farms, ChesterAugust 6 and 13Take a scenic wagon ride to Harvest Hall where you’ll be served homemade pancakes with farm-to-table peach topping, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, coffee and drinks. After, stay to pick your own peaches, play with the farm animals, walk through the Blooming Giant Sunflower Trail, climb on the Giant Hay Pyramid and make your way through the Evergreen Adventure Maze.
Middlesex County FairMiddlesex County Fairgrounds, Cranbury Road, East BrunswickAugust 7-13This year is the 85th anniversary. There will be a home arts show, vendors and exhibits. Even more fun are the events and entertainment including Woody’s Barnyard Racers, Boon Hill Gallery chainsaw carving, lots of horses, the Agricadabra Magic Show, Comedy Hypnotist Grayson, the Agri-Puppets show, MythiCreatures, Singing Cowboys, Dale Jones the one-hand juggler and a stilt walker.
Salem County FairSalem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway (Rte. 40 East), WoodstownAugust 8-11For animal lovers, there will be a horse arena, horse barn, poultry barn, rabbit barn, beef bar, sheep and swine barn, goat tent and livestock arena. Check out the farm machinery, tractor pull area, skillet throw area and lots of food.
Somerset County 4-H FairNorth Branch Park, BridgewaterAugust 9-11The fair has been going on for 75 years. The 4-H clubs showcase their work, local businesses and entertainment can support the youth, and families can eat, play, go on rides and check out all the displays.
The Wizard of OzSurflight Theatre, Beach HavenAugust 9-13Kids ages 3-10 can watch the tale of Dorothy, Toto and their friends in a performance geared toward them.
Ocean Township Italian FestivalJoe Palaia Park, Ocean Twp.August 9-13Food, food and more food! There will be Italian treats, cooking demos, games, raffles and activities for everyone. Friday night is fireworks night.
Summer Vibes FestivalSix Flags Great Adventure, JacksonThrough August 12The theme park will take on a new look with bold and colorful installations. Look up under the Umbrella Canopy for hundreds of colorful umbrellas providing shade plus beauty. Look down along Whirly Way and you’ll walk through a spinning tunnel filled with tens of thousands of pinwheels. If you continue through the Vine Tunnel, you’ll move through the trees of the Forgotten Garden and see relics from Great Adventure’s past. Multi-colored air dancers highlight the M&M’s DJ Booth. And whether or not you’re brave enough to ride The Joker, you’ll see the biggest beach balls around right out front. Plus, there will be specialty food options and lots of live entertainment. And it’s all included with your admission!
New Jersey State FairSussex County Fairgrounds, AugustaThrough August 12This is the place where farm meets fun! The fairgrounds will be packed with rides, games, attractions, vendors, food, music and farm animals to celebrate all things Jersey. Aside from the typical carnival events, the kids will love the horse show, performing arts tent, six barns of animals, hot dog pig race and dog shows.
Six Flags Flavors of the World Food FestivalSix Flags Great Adventure, JacksonThrough August 13On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, you can taste foods from seven different countries in the world – no passport required! There will be fireworks on select nights.
Summer Pop-Up Art ExhibitionWest Orange Arts Center, West OrangeSaturdays and Sundays, through August 13You’ll see really cool artwork, from sculpture to digital portraiture, made by some of the West Orange Arts Council member artists.
Golden Girls Murder MysteryResorts AC Casino and Hotel, Atlantic CitySelect dates through August 19Miami’s Fab Four are investigating a potential murder hit – when they become suspects in a completely different murder! Use your detective skills to figure out which character is responsible and what their motive is – could it possibly be one of our favorite friends who is guilty?
Shark SummerAdventure Aquarium, CamdenThrough August 20The Scuba Tooth Fairy returns this summer; watch as they dig for shark teeth in the tanks. There will be lots of other shark-themed activities and events throughout the aquarium for shark lovers of all ages.
Movie HouseParamus Park Mall, ParamusThursday – Saturday, through August 26Movie fans will love the 10 different rooms packed with games, virtual reality-inspired experiences, photo ops, “easter eggs” from movies and more. Snap photos in the Alice in Wonderland Illusion Room or the Under The Sea room; navigate through the Willy Wonka Infinity Tunnel, take a walk through munchkin land in the Wizard of Oz room, experience the magical Harry Potter-inspired room, or head over to the beach-themed room. There’s also a Movie in the Park Experience (with a real movie playing every night), and movie-themed games including interactive Movie House Trivia in a Blockbuster Room. You can take part in the Movie House Scavenger Hunt, too.
Morning WalkScherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, BernardsvilleSaturdays, through August 26New Jersey Audubon is hosting a weekly morning walk so you can enjoy a quiet morning at the sanctuary, walking the trails with an NJ Audubon staff or Associate Naturalist. The walk is informal and informative: you’ll discover birds, trees, tracks, wildflowers, reptiles and amphibians along the way.
Nature Infused YogaScherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, BernardsvilleVirtual option as wellSaturdays, through August 26Yoga teacher Kristin Mylecraine will show how yoga is a great way to relax, find inner connection, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class hosted by New Jersey Audubon.
Jump Into Pictures: Opening NightWest Windsor Arts, Princeton Jct.Through August 26The exhibition features illustrations geared toward kids 14 and under. You’ll see lots of children’s books that play a role in kids’ development.
Disney 100: The ExhibitionThe Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PAThrough August 27Disney fans will love this behind-the-scenes look at their favorite characters, movies and theme parks. Walk through 10 different galleries that will immerse you in sight, sound and touch.
Sand Sculptures in The VillagePeddler’s Village, New Hope, PAThrough August 31Celebrate summer vibes with six larger-than-life sand sculptures that celebrate your and your kid’s favorite stories from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Winnie-the-Pooh, Mother Goose stories and Alice in Wonderland.
Yoga By the BayOld Bridge Waterfront Park, Cliffwood BeachSundays and Tuesdays, through SeptemberBring a mat or towel because these one-hour yoga classes will be held on the grass overlooking the water.
Downtown After SundownSpiotta Park, South OrangeSaturdays, through September 2Each week there will be a different musical style represented, such as Flamenco, New Orleans brass, jump blues, vintage rock, pop rock, country, R&B, pop, funk, blues, jazz and cover bands.
Beach YogaOcean Place Resort and Spa, Long BranchFridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through September 3Put on sunscreen, wear a hat and bring lots of water, because these one-hour hatha vinyasa classes are on the beach along the Atlantic.
Boardwalk Craft ShowRio Grande Avenue Boardwalk, WildwoodSelect weekends, through September 3As you stroll down the boardwalk, check out the artisans, handmade craft items, boutique items, gifts and more. The dates are May 27 and 28, June 17 and 18, July 1, 2 and 3, July 15 and 16, August 12 and 13, August 19 and 20, and September 2 and 3.
Statue at Sunset CruisePier 16, New York, NYEvery day, through September 3Bring your kids or date on board a small, intimate Circle Line vessel, where you’ll sail along the East River for an hour during sunset, passing by NYC landmarks such as the Statute of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. There will be a photo stop at Lady Liberty.
Identity & Restraint: Art of the Dog CollarAKC Museum of the Dog, New YorkThrough September 4This unique exhibit presents an array of dog collars from the National Sporting Library & Museum. Fine art from the AKC Museum of the Dog and American Kennel Club Collections will help develop an understanding of the collar as both art and object and how its design changed in relation to different dog breeds and their uses.
Thomas and Friends Explore the RailsLiberty Science Center, Jersey CityThrough September 4Kids can learn, play and solve problems while finding themselves in locations from the beloved TV series. Younger kids can practice counting objects, comparing sizes and learning colors. Older kids can practice their math skills, learn basic engineering concepts, discover science ideas through play, and see how technology works to keep engines running.
Wind Therapy Wellness SailsWilbur’s Marina, Forked River (Lacey Twp.)Select dates, through SeptemberThere are many options aboard the Wind Therapy sailboat: sunrise sails, sunset sails, full-day sails, teen camps, teen wellness and a full moon retreat. You take a gentle sail along the Barnegat Bay and then dock for meditation, crystal bowl singing and a quick chair massage.
Gaming FestSix Flags Great Adventure, JacksonThrough September 4Once you get to the theme park, use the app to reserve your spot and get ready to play in one of the Custom Gaming Houses. You’ll feel like you’re playing like the pros.
Ocean XperienceLiberty Science Center, Jersey CityThrough September 15 (LSC is closed Mondays)You’ll become an “Xplorer” as you pilot the OceanXplorer, the most advanced research ship in the world. Deploy its research vehicle, conduct a guided mission, study orca groups and then watch OceanX footage of the ocean.
Members’ Juried ExhibitionCenter for Contemporary Art, BedminsterThrough September 15Take your time viewing 75 works of art in painting, printmaking, charcoal, ink, graphite, pastel, fiber, photography, mixed media, ceramics and more.
Rise of the New Jersey DinerHannah Memorial Garden at Paterson Museum, PatersonThrough September 23The newest exhibit, “Order’s Up!” Paterson and the Rise of the New Jersey Diner, acknowledges what we already know: that New Jersey is the “Diner Capital of the World.” Learn how Paterson played a role in this statewide phenomenon.
Bonfires on the BeachAsbury ParkThrough September 29On Fridays in May and June, Wednesdays in July and August, and Fridays again in September, you can visit one of several beaches in Asbury for a family bonfire. Bring your chairs, blankets and s’more-making items.
Cowtown Pro-RodeoCowtown Rodeo, PilesgroveSaturdays, through September 30There will be tons of bull riding fun, including steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping and team roping.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition50 West 34th Street, New York, NYThrough October 15This immersive exhibit is dedicated to all things Harry Potter. The exhibition features the iconic moments, characters, settings and beasts seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and also includes the costumes, props and imagery from the Broadway production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. You can choose a Patronus, cast a spell, test their Quidditch skills, and brew potions while you’re there.
Little Falls Farmers MarketLittle FallsSundays, through October 29Soupeteer, Doughboy On The Rise, Jersey Pickles, High Mountain Foods, Pastabalities, Rosie’s Empanadas, Jersey Spirits, Seven Tribesmen and Cousins Main Lobster are just some of the returning vendors for the season. Live music will be from Your Mom’s Hot and new this year will be live jazz music from Hunter Hays – plus DJ Allstar Spotlight.
Mountain Creek Resort Bike ParkMountain Creek Resort, Vernon Twp.Through October 29The bike park at Mountain Creek has 52 downhill trails that challenge everyone from first-time bikers to downhill professional racers. Zip tours feature a series of ziplines ranging from 200 feet to 1,500 feet in length. On Wednesday, May 17, the bike park opens for the season at Mountain Creek, followed by the opening of the zipline tours on May 27.
Duke Farms MarketDuke Farms, HillsboroughSundays, through November 12The best farms and artisan vendors from the Raritan Watershed region will offer items for all your grocery needs.
T-Rex TakeoverField Station: Dinosaurs, LeoniaSelect days, through November 12The park will be home to more than 30 larger-than-life-sized dinosaurs and includes the Jurassic Jump attraction, activities like dino trivia or feeding a T-Rex, time to speak with actual paleontologists and a scavenger hunt.
Aerial Adventure Park Night ClimbGreat Gorge Golf Club, VernonSelect dates, through November 18Night climbs give you three hours of access to the 10 original aerial obstacle courses, plus the new zipline course, The Black Creek Flyer. You can spend the night climbing, zipping, scrambling and scampering through the trees. Stop for something to eat or sit by the fire to relax before heading up again.
Food Truck Festival SeasonLaurita Winery, New EgyptSelect Saturdays and Sundays, through November 19Each weekend will have a different theme with food trucks to match, plus have a glass or wine or two. There will be family activities, too.
Hopatcong Sunday Market & Craft FairPark & Ride, HopatcongSundays, through November 26Each week, bring the kids and shop from a variety of food, produce and craft vendors.
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