HIKE, PADDLE, AND PLAY GETAWAY. Escape to nature and meet new friends. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
BIG GREEK FESTIVAL. Live Greek music and entertainment featuring Greek folk dancing. traditional Greek food, wines and liquors 11am - 8pm. 1447 Sussex Tnpk.
NATIVE PLANT SALE. Come for a wonderful selection of native wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs, and small trees to turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. 9am - 4pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .
PERENNIAL FEST. Gardening demonstrations, seminars, guest speakers, contests, activities for kids, food. Display gardens include a Woodsman’s Garden, a New Suburban Garden, and a Terraced Garden. Speakers will discuss the newest and most interesting perennials, deer resistant varieties, and the essentials of installing and caring for your plants 10am - 6pm. 178 Airport Rd.
A GREAT SAIL FOR SINGLES. You’re welcome to bring a friend with you and by all means, meet new ones. The captivating sunset on the lake acts as the perfect ice breaker as you cruise around Lake Hopatcong aboard Miss Lotta. This cruise is designed for the 45+ crowd looking to meet others with a great sense of adventure and all things fun. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
THE SEEING EYE’S TRAINING GROUND. The tour begins at their in-town training center, passes sites important to the history of the organization and concludes at the statue of Morris and Buddy for a photo op.Husband and wife, Jim and Ginger Kutsch, lead this unique tour. Jim serves as the president and CEO of The Seeing Eye; Ginger is a volunteer with the organization. Both are graduates of The Seeing Eye. This tour sells out fast, so book early. 10am. $15. 14 Maple Avenue.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. 8pm. 100 South Street.
CIRCUS MAXIMUS. All American thrill show, petting zoo and live animal rides. $12. Rt. 15 & 206.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR SKILLS. Gain fundamental skills in this empowering hands-on course. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
40TH ANNUAL ROSE DAY. Enjoy more than 3,000 roses representing over 325 different varieties, in peak bloom in the Rudolf van der Goot Rose Garden. Lectures and demonstrations will be presented and the horticulture staff will be available to answer questions. 10am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.
THE CCC AND THE CREATION OF MORRISTOWN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK. In 1933 America’s first National Historical Park was created by law, to be built at Morristown to preserve and interpret the two winter encampments here by General George Washington and the Continental Army. Young men hired by the Civilian Conservation Corps camped in town and built the park and the museum. Tour the national park with a park ranger and hear the story of how the park was created. 10am. $20 includes admission to the park for the whole day. 14 Maple Avenue.
FREE FISHING DAY. You don’t need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..
BONNIE BRAE POLO CLASSIC. Equestrian contests, art exhibit, antique and classic car parade, polo cuisine. 12 noon - 6pm. Fieldview Farm, 342 Quakertown Road.
BILLY STRAYHORN ORCHESTRA. 3pm. 100 South Street.
MASTERWORK CHORUS SUMMER SINGS. The Masterwork Chorus launches the summer series, featuring Brahms’ A German Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms; Thomas Juneau, conductor. 8pm. $15/$7.50. Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street.
BELVIDERE IN BLOOM. A summer festival of artisans, antiques and activities. Castles and cottages tours, secret garden tea, sacred stained glass tours, Belvidere After Dark Blithe Spirit Ghost tours and the Garden Club of Belvidere presents their "Secret Garden Tours."
TRIAL OF THE 19TH CENTURY: ANTOINE LEBLANC. Learn all about Morristown’s most famous murder trial as you sit in the actual courtroom where Antoine LeBlanc was tried in 1833 for the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sayre and their servant Phoebe. The triple murder shocked the entire state and resulted in LeBlanc’s execution by hanging on the Morristown Green. The program will be in lecture format and take place in Courtroom One, preserved to look as it did in 1833. 10am. $15. 14 Maple Avenue.
41ST ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.
FATHER'S DAY SANGRIA PICNIC WEEKEND. Sample award winning wines, sip some Sangria and enjoy a day on the farm. 12 - 5pm. Free. 141 Clove Road.
ANNUAL DELAWARE RIVER SOJOURN. A seven-day guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. This year’s theme is “Birthplace of America”. Call for fees.
MEGHAN CARY. A Father’s Day afternoon of music and food at the farm. Named Billboard Magazine's Critic's Choice for Best Newcomer when she hit the music scene, Meghan is a powerful storyteller and a natural onstage. 1 - 4pm. $20/ $15 adv, under 10 free. 369 Stamets Road.
PETER FRAMPTON. 3pm. 100 South Street.
ROCK, RIBS & RIDGES FESTIVAL. Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker and food. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.
KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL. America’s oldest continuing folk life festival offers genuine Pennsylvania German and Early American folk art and crafts by over 200 craftsmen, the largest exhibit and sale of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch quilts in the nation, folk life and folk lore programs, historical reenactments, six stages of continuous entertainment, strolling musicians, a wide array of children’s activities, all-you-can-eat Pennsylvania Dutch dinners, and much more. 9am - 6pm. $14/ $13 senior (55+),/ $5 junior (13-17)/ 12 & Under, free. All-week pass, $24. Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. White Oak St,.
CURRIER & IVES: MORE THAN A CHRISTMAS CARD. Talk by Steve Miller. 4:30pm. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
SHAWNEE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS. Live DJ, food vendors and magic show before the fireworks display at dusk. 7 - 10pm. $10 per car load. I 80, Exit 309.
FAMILY ADVENTURE GETAWAY. Kids stay and eat for FREE! Crafts, games, swimming & more. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
OBSERVING POLLINATORS. Learn how specialized are the adaptations of both insect and plant. Lists of native plants and their pollinators will be available. Call to register. 2 - 3:30pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .
KENNY BRAWNER IS RAY CHARLES. Summer Jamfest Series. This brand new hybrid concert/theatre work brings the music and story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist Kenny Brawner leads his 12 - piece orchestra and 3 sultry vocalists ( a la Raelettes) performing this American legend's most popular hits. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ASTRONOMY AND HIKING. Study the night sky with physics experts for the weekend. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
WNTI STAGE 2015. Three day music festival at the Lions Club Pavilion Delaware, NJ Two stages under pavilion and big top tent, food and craft vendors, free parking. Headlining: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Steve Forbert, The Smithereens, Chubby Checker Friday and Sunday $15 ppSaturday $20 pp. Lions Club Pavilion, 89 Rt. 46 West.
AL CHEZ AND THE BROTHERS OF FUNK. Summer Jamfest Series. Along with unique musical arrangements of Rock-Soul-Jazz-Blues-Standards and original tunes, frontman Al Chez stratospheric trumpet playing and soulful vocals, make for a magical memorable show! 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
POCONOS' WURST FESTIVAL. Wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and polka! Plus, sausage making demos, bier stein olympics, beer belly contest, german dancing, kids area and more... 12 - 6pm. I 80, Exit 309.
ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE. Summer Jamfest Series. No other can parallel the uniqueness of The King Of Pop more precisely than Joby Rogers 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
JUNIOR ZOOKEEPER DAY. A special day geared for children 5 to 15 years old to assist Zookeeper Lori with her daily chores and learn about certain animals. 218 Rt 519.
WARREN COUNTY FARMERS’ FAIR AND BALLOON FESTIVAL. Feel like a kid again at the 78th 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..
HIKE, YOGA, NUTRITION AND INDIAN FOOD. Relax and learn with the health experts. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
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! This year is the 75th anniversary. $12/ $6 ages 6-12/ $9 Senior. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
MILLION DOLLAR LEGENDS. Summer Jamfest Series. Hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
FESTIVAL OF WOOD. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more!
CSN SONGS. Summer Jamfest Series. Seasoned and talented musicians perform all of your favorite and timeless Crosby Stills Nash & Young hits. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand 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.
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.
SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN. Get dirty in our 5k trail run with 13 obstacles, including an ice bath, mud pit, wall climb and swamp crossing. Kids can join our mini mud run too. Help support the Pocono Chapter of Girls on the Run. Click or call for entry fees.. I 80, Exit 309.
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.
TEDDY BEAR DAY. Any child that brings a teddy bear gets in free. (Note: Space Farms does NOT keep the stuffed bears.) 218 Rt 519.
POCONO STATE CRAFT FESTIVAL. The 29th 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..
MUSHROOM MEANDER. Learn about and looking for mushrooms and fungi. 2 - 4pm. $5 members, $7 non-members. 11 Hardscrabble Road .
SOME LIKE IT HOT CLUB. An afternoon of music and food at the farm. Gypsy Jazz is a musical style that combines the beauty and sophistication of 1920's-30's Europe with the creativity and excitement of American art jazz. 1 - 4pm. $20/ $15 adv, under 10 free. 369 Stamets Road.
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..
POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Over 50 food and craft vendors will be offering everything from garlic vinegar and garlic ice cream to garlic-themed pottery and paintings. I 80, Exit 309.
42NDANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Find unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list as well as beautiful handcrafted furnishings for your home in a wide variety of tents filled with the finest hand made items including traditional craft, fine art and country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $5. Municipal Field; Gazebo Park on Main Street.
MILLBROOK DAYS. All aspects of pioneer life are demonstrated by skilled and dedicated docents throughout the village. Although it has been more than 250 years since Van Campen built his first mill, the legacy lives on in this re-created 1800s community. 10 - 5. 12 mi north of Rt 80 at Old Mine Road and Rt 602.
RODEO AND CHILI COOKOFF. Pro cowboys compete in saddle bronc riding, bull riding, bareback bronc riding, calf roping and bull dogging. Come early and sample a variety of chilies from mild to hot and everywhere in between at the sixth annual Chili Cook-Off. 11:30pm - 5pm. Rt. 80 Exit 309, Hollow Rd..
5K TRAIL RUN AND 3K WALK FOR HUNGER. Benefits the NORWESCAP food bank. Pre-registration$25 - $30 day of race. Deer Path Park.
ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. Come & discover the pleasure of living with handmade objects and the beauty they bring to your life. Browse five buildings of amazing artwork, meet the makers, watch an array of artist demonstrations and find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. There are always ongoing artist demonstrations, live music, great food and kid's art activities. 10 - 5pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
WORK AND PLAY GETAWAY. Help to make improvements in camp between some outdoor fun. Lodging and meals included. $91, $78 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
THE FAT DADDIES. An afternoon of music and food at the farm. The Hunterdon County based group covers songs by Grateful Dead, Otis Redding, The Band, and Louis Jordan. 1 - 4pm. $20/ $15 adv, under 10 free. 369 Stamets Road.
5TH ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at email@example.com. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.
AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL. Lumberjack demonstrations, The Marvelous Mutts frisbee, agility and trick dog shows, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures, live music, children’s activities and food & craft vendors galore. 11am - 5pm. I 80, Exit 309.
AUTUMN WANDERINGS. Explore the beautiful fall trails with us during this guided weekend. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
POCONO FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL. A weekend of delicious street eats that will satisfy the savory, sweet and hard to please taste buds, featuring food trucks from the Pocono region, New Jersey, NYC and Philadelphia. 11pm - 5pm. Rt. 80 Exit 309, Hollow Rd..
MAP AND COMPASS. Gain skills in this hands-on off trail navigation course. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.