WARREN COUNTY FARMERS’ FAIR AND BALLOON FESTIVAL. Feel like a kid again at the 77th annual fair! Livestock and small animal shows, agricultural exhibits, antique and stock tractor pulls, demolition derbies, mud bogging, crafters, carnival rides, a traditional arts expo, and plenty of food. Admission also includes the Hot Air Balloon Festival, with mass balloon ascensions at 6:30 each evening. $7/ $4 ages 5-12. Farmer’s Fairgrounds, Rt. 519 near Stryker’s Rd..
BACK-TO-SCHOOL & FALL PREVIEW SALE. Find additional discounts off the everyday savings of 25% - 65% at participating stores. Visit the top names in fashion designers, jewelry, specialty gifts, shoes, and more. 1 Church Street .
DANIELIA COTTON. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.
NEW JERSEY STATE FAIR / SUSSEX COUNTY FARM AND HORSE SHOW. This ten day event, NJ’S Largest Agricultural Fair, features agricultural events and education, animals, exhibits, horse shows, carnival, petting zoo, vendors, craft tent, flower and vegetable shows, art, photography, 4-H, chainsaw artist and auction, fair food, free entertainment and much more! $12/ $6 ages 6-12/ $9 Senior. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
CLAM BAKE. Joining us this year for our clam bake will be Argyle Restaurant, specializing in the highest quality Scottish Fish n' Chips and many other fresh fish specials. 1 - 4pm. $50 pp, wine available by the glass, $5. 594 State Highway 94.
PAN FRIED. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street.
GOOD VIBRATIONS. Summer Jamfest Series. A cast consisting of members from founding Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Al Jardine's respective touring bands re-creates the timeless California spirit and incredible music of The Beach Boys 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
BUTTERFLY / INSECT WALK. Enjoy a leisurely walk at Dark Moon Preserve with RVC Trustee Sharon Wander & her husband Wade, both professional ecologists, to observe the array of beautiful butterflies and other fascinating winged and crawling critters that thrive on the preserve 10:30am - 12pm. Free. Dark Moon Preserve.
BIRDING BY BICYCLE. Visit several different habitats including forests, meadows and lakes, each of which will provide us with a variety of bird possibilities. Bring your own mountain bikes and protective headgear. 9am - 12pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
ABBA TRIBUTE CONCERT. Full concert lighting & state-of-the-art-sound with with the ABBA Girlz Band. 8pm - 10:30pm. $20, $15 Senior, Child $10 under 10 free.. Camp Jefferson Amphitheatre, 81 Weldon Road.
CARNIVOROUS PLANTS WORKSHOP. Come create your own living art by planting a Carnivorous Plant terrarium. 10:30am - 12pm. $33. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR WEEKEND. 18th century camps, weapons, drills, skirmishes, and demonstrations 10am - 4pm. Adults $9, seniors $7, children $5, and members free.. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
BEAR MOUNTAIN POWWOW. Over 1000 Native Americans from across the continent share their history, art, music, foods and traditions. 11. $10/ $6 children and seniors. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area.
FESTIVAL OF WOOD. A Decade of Dedication, 10th annual Festival of Wood, offers a variety of activities and events that demonstrate the many ways people use and enjoy wood in our everyday lives. The Festival hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm Sunday , rain or shine. Festival programs and site maps are available at www.greytowers.org.
ANNUAL BAYOU FEST. The Zydegroove and Buckwheat Zydeco. 5:30 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
BOTTOMLINE. Country Western 6pm - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
BEACON HILL JAZZ BAND WITH THE DIVAS. 8pm. $18/ $15 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
PETER SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE. 12:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
HEALTH & WELLNESS MIDWEEK GETAWAY. Join us for Tai Chi Easy, hiking, relaxing, and a discussion on making healthy food choices. Tai Chi Easy is a simple form of Tai Chi that emphasizes gentle movement, meditation, breathing, and self-massage. No experience is necessary. $179, $149 member. 50 Camp Rd.
SOMERSET COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Family fun in 15 acres of exhibits, entertainment and food concessions recognizing the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members. North Branch Park, Milltown Road.
THE VINCE PETTINELLI ORCHESTRA. 18 piece band with vocalists. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
BILLY HECTOR. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.
VETS SUMMER FEST. Seven Bands, wonderful food and beer, lots of fun vendors, car show, bike run, games, raffles, silent auction and a Kidz Corner. This is Operation Chillout's annual fundraiser. Join us for a great cause and an great time. 11am - 6pm. $10-$20. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd..
PRO SERIES: FERNS AND LYCOPHYTES. Join Bill Olson, acclaimed botanist, for an in depth look at ferns and lycophytes of the area. End the day in the lab, using microscopes for an up close look. 1 - 4pm. $20. 538 Emery Road.
EIGHT DAYS OF BLUES. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street .
BOBBY CALDWELL AND A BIG BAND. Summer Jamfest Series. Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In Japan and throughout Asia, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE CONCERT. 8pm - 10:30pm. $20, $15 Senior, Child $10 under 10 free.. Camp Jefferson Amphitheatre, 81 Weldon Road.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
CARLOS COLINA & STRAIGHT UP. Jazz and Blues 7 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
SUMMER PEACH & CORN FESTIVAL. Live entertainment, face painting, grilled corn & hot dogs, in-store samplings, ice cream specialties, pie eating contest 12 - 7pm. Free admission. 359 Ridge Road (Rt. 519).
BLAIR CRIMMINS. Ragtime Dixie Jazz 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
POCONO CHICKEN WING OFF. Sample over 30 sauces at the region’s largest wing tasting competition. Benefits the Monroe County Meal on Wheels. I 80, Exit 309.
VIBES-A-POPPIN’. 8pm. $18/ $15 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
THE BRITISH INVASION TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
YOGA ON THE MOUNTAIN. Enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. Registration is suggested, but not required. 6:30pm. $5 suggested donation. Interpretive Center, 1480 State Route 23.
MUSHROOM GETAWAY WEEKEND. Join Paul Sadowski, an expert from the New York Mycological Society, for a weekend exploring the fascinating diversity of mushrooms to be found in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. We’ll do several hikes to different destinations near Mohican that offer particularly unique varieties. $179, $149 member. 50 Camp Rd.
WNTI THREE DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL. Non-stop music under the pavilion and big tent, craft and food vendors, beer and wine. Bring your own lawn chair and come all three days! Main stage bands include: Marshall Crenshaw, Grand Slambovians, James Maddock & Willie Nile, La Fuenza De Positiva, Ginty/Wolfe, Devyl Nellys, Spuyten Duyvil, Ultra Kings. Café Stage bands include: Billy Hector, Grover Kemble, Juggernaut String Band, Werner Sommer, Michael Long, Lelica & BD Lenz, Jody Price, Kathy Moser, Dennis D’Amico & Walt Bibbinger, Black Cedar, Caren Kennedy $10 per day. Lions Club Pavilion, 89 Rt. 46 West.
DE TIERRA CALIENTE. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street .
JOURNEY TRIBUTE CONCERT. Performed by Evolution 8pm - 10:30pm. $20, $15 Senior, Child $10 under 10 free.. Camp Jefferson Amphitheatre, 81 Weldon Road.
MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. Trio da Paz, Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar Summit, Winard Harper & Jeli Posse, Mikey Jr Band and blues guitarist Matt Schofield. 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.
SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN. A mountain trail run, with natural & manmade obstacles, challenging ups and downs, rocky, wooded and wet terrain, shallow water crossings and lots of Mountain MUD!. This is a timed event, (limited age categories) with emphasis on fun, teamwork and helping each other finish safely. Each entry includes Race, BBQ food ticket, raffle ticket, goodie bag and cool Mud Run tech shirt. Click or call for entry fees.. I 80, Exit 309.
EMISH. Celtic Rock on the beach in High Point State Park. Lawn seating. 6pm - 8pm. $5. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.
FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL. Rolling along the northwest corner of our state is terrain similar to parts of Spain, France, Italy and Germany, where Vintage North Jersey wineries produce an array of wine types to tease and please every palate. Join member wineries for their first annual wine festival. Food vendors available. Live music. Four Sisters Winery, Route 519.
WARREN COUNTY ANTIQUES SHOW AND VINTAGE MARKET PLACE. More than 150 dealers are located indoors and outdoors for a rain-or-shine show! 10am - 4pm. $7 (check www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com for discount coupon). Warren County Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Route 519.
DOG DAYS COMPETITION. Canines of all shapes and sizes are invited along with their human companions to take part in contests and events. 2pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.
JOBONANNO & THE GODSONS OF SOUL. 7 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
HICKORY PROJECT. Contemporary Bluegrass 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
MARK SHANE GANG. Cotton Club Parade 8pm. $18/ $15 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
GROW, COOK, EAT. Monthly garden series concentrates on Mizuna, Claytonia, Tatsoi and Mache; not your ordinary salad greens: 7 - 8:30pm. $20/ $15 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..
HUNTERDON 4-H AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR. Old-fashioned country fair featuring 4-H youth and and adult shows and contests, amusement rides, tractors pulls, varied entertainment and all kinds of food. 10am - 10pm. Free, parking $10 per car. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.
HUNTERDON COUNTY IN THE CIVIL WAR. Lecture held in the Pre-revolution Wade-Wycoff Barn. 7 - 8:30pm. $5. 114 Dreahook Road.
ORGANIK VIBE TRIO FEATURING DAVE SAMUELS. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.
LEFTY MANN. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street.
JUDE PFISTER ON AMERICA WRITES ITS HISTORY. Book talk and signing presented by Morristown NHP’s Chief of Cultural Resources, Dr. Jude M. Pfister. His new book, America Writes Its History, 1650-1850: The Formation of a National Narrative, is an introduction to the development of history as a written art form and academic discipline during America’s most crucial and impressionable period. 1pm. $4. Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
TEDDY BEAR DAY. Any child that brings a teddy bear gets in free. Special demonstrations and Teddy Bear Magic Show. 218 Rt 519.
CANAL DAY MUSIC & CRAFT FESTIVAL. The Canal Day Festival is an old time country fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. Music by live bands, kayak and boat rides, arts and crafts, food and more. 10am - 5pm. Free. Hugh Force Park, 170 West Central Ave.
COUNTY CAPER. An interactive adventure game that takes players to various destinations in Somerset County parks and facilities at which they will perform tasks, find clues, and gather information. Saturday’s accelerated event is for adults. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
POCONO STATE CRAFT FESTIVAL. The 28th annual festival celebrates the heritage, beauty and quality of Pennsylvania Crafts. The event is co-sponsored by the Pocono Arts Council, Quiet Valley, and the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. In addition to crafts, patrons will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and history of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Festival hours are 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday, rain or shine. There is ample free parking. For directions and a $1 off coupon, visit the show’s website at www.poconocrafts.com $6, 12 and under are admitted free. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 1000 Turkey Ridge Rd..
JOHN KUSE & THE EXCELLENTS AND BOB MIDANDA & THE HAPPENINGS. Double bill. 5:30 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
CHURCH POINT RIOT. Cajun/Zydeco 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
NICKI PARROTT. 8pm. $18/ $15 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
THE ANNUAL GREAT TOMATO TASTING. Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers offer over sixty heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties (as well as apples, basil, peaches, and honey), chef demonstrations, guided educational wagon tours, and professional advice for gardners. 3pm - 7:30pm. 140 Locust Grove Rd..
LEAD EAST. Oldies music and old car weekend, 1,800 vintage cars. Parsippany Hilton, Route 10.
UKULELE FESTIVAL. This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. Friday night, $15; Saturday day and night, $65; both days, $75. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd..
LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE. Enjoy additional discounts on top of the everyday savings of 25%-65% at participating stores. Shoppers may also enjoy a free outdoor concerts by Fun In The Sun on Sat, August 20th and Boardwalk Buddies on Mon, September 1st, 1-4pm in the courtyard near Sunglass Hut. 1 Church Street .
FUN IN THE SUN. Summer Music Series in the Courtyard. 1 - 4pm. 1 Church Street .
RAPTOR TRUST TOUR TALKS. Learn about the work of The Trust and hear some of the stories of the nearly fifty birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls, that have a permanent home at the center during a guided tour of outdoor aviaries. 1pm. $10, $5 under 12, registration required. 1452 White Bridge Road.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Celebrating 20 years of Pocono grown garlic, this year's festival will feature over sixty unique vendors including garlic growers, skilled artisans and one of a kind garlic dishes. 10 - 6pm. $10/ $7.50 advance; 2 day: $15/13. I 80, Exit 309.
WILDLIFE AND SPORTING ART SHOW. The annual show features the original paintings and woodcarvings by some of America’s most acclaimed sporting artists. Past shows have included Al Agnew, Al Barker, Josh Brewer, Richard Clifton, John Crouse, Frank Finney, Jim and Joe Hautman, Ben Heinemann, Fred Kinne, Bonnie and Karen and Rebecca Latham, Rob Leslie, Krystii Melaine, Darren Miller, Manfred Scheel, Ken Scheeler, Adam and Dan Smith, George Strunk, Jack Wood and others! 55 Bridge St..
30TH ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. The heritage festival celebrates the Nordic regions: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden. Food, crafts, authentic gifts, entertainment, dancing, folkdress, vikings, kids' events, and renactors. This year’s featured guests are Telge Glima, Swedish wrestlers who practice and show old sports and games. 10am - 6pm. $14/ $11 advance sale. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.
HOT SEATS. String Band Modern 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
August 6-August 24 • THE ALCHEMIST. This rowdy, bawdy, lunatic comedy, by Ben Jonson, about con men in 1610 shows how little has changed about greed or gullibility in the affairs of mankind.
August 1-August 10 • OKLAHOMA. This great American musical classic features “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “Kansas City, “Out of My Dreams,” and many more.$45/ $40 senior/ $20 student.
Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulinskill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kitatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.
Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
Weekends • A series of programs about the natural world around us for young and old alike. Preregistration is usually required. Topics range from a child’s first introduction to nature to seminars for expert fly fishers.
Sundays • SKYLANDS MANOR TOURS. Free guided tours are conducted on the first Sunday of each month, March through November at 2pm.
August 1 - 30 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Jeannine Happe, Sculpted Wool Animals. Jeannine has worked with textiles for several years and has always been drawn to the richness of wool. She sulpts wool animals with a tiny barbed needle, combined with vintage fabrics and the no longer used prized possessions of families long ago. Mice sail the oceans blue in a baby’s well worn shoe while some await Santa napping in antique boxes with vintage bedding. Bunnies can be found perched on a leaf pondering over a hot cup of cocoa while another mouse is declaring himself king high atop a toadstool. Her work is designed for the collector and not suitable for children.
Permanent • THE HALL OF CHAMPIONS. The signature architectural space in the Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History celebrates every USGA champion and championship to date, housing all 13 USGA national championship trophies, while the names of every USGA champion are inscribed on bronze panels that encircle the room.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION. The Washington’s Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, Tours of the furnished house will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Adults (Age 16 and up): $4.00, cash or check only, Children: Free
July 12-August 2 • CELEBRATE SUMMER ART EXHIBIT. 10am - 4pm.