ANNUAL LAKE HOPATCONG FIREWORKS. 323 Lakeside Blvd.
COMMUNITY GARDEN SNOOP TOUR. explore what’s happening our five-acre, 462 plot garden. Our practices are organic and our diverse garden community utilizes interesting techniques to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. 10:30 - 11:30am. Free. 80 Route 206.
LOS LONELY BOYS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
REVOLUTIONARY TIMES. In addition to celebrating the country’s independence, this year’s event will also salute the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the 200th anniversary of the Trustees of the Morristown Green. Saturday, July 2nd: Free tour (10am) of the 1718 Whippany Burying Yard by the Hanover Landmarks Commission.Sunday, July 3rd: Revolutionary War encampment at the Ford Mansion. Fife and Drum Corps Lawn Concert (1pm). Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. at Central Park of Morris County, off West Hanover Avenue in Morris Plains-Parsippany.Monday, July 4th events will begin at the Ford Mansion where the Continental Army reenactors will march to the Morristown Green at 11am. The annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence, at 12:30pm will be followed by a musket salute and free guided tours of the Presbyterian Church of Morristown’s church and Colonial-era graveyard. In case of rain the event will be held indoors at the Presbyterian Church, 57 East Park Place, Morristown. South Street and Park Place.
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,.
SHAWNEE FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Bring your own chair or blankets for great slopeside seating. The fireworks will be at dusk. 7 - 10pm. $10 per car load. 401 Hollow Road.
EGRESS. Dark Cabaret 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
5,000 STEPS, 60 FLOORS, AND HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS!. Join us for a high energy circuit of High Point State Park's historic district. This will be vigorous walk. We will make five or six planned stops at spots that are significant to High Point's history, including the site of the Kuser Mansion and the Monument, but the rest of the time we'll try to keep up a brisk pace (15-17 minutes per mile). Plan to wear comfortable shoes for walking (not hiking boots), and you may wish to bring water and a windbreaker. 10:30am - 12:30pm. $10 per car parking/ $20 out of state. High Point State Park, Lake Marcia, 1480 State Route 23.
BLAIRSTOWN FOURTH. A traditional Fourth of July Celebration including patriotic musical opening ceremonies and reading of the Declaration of Independence, contests and games, food and crafts. Footbridge Park.
FOURTH OF JULY CRUISE. Come aboard and enjoy 4th of July themed apps and Independence Day inspired cocktails. Bring friends and mingle with new ones—this cruise will not disappoint! 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
SCOTT DECARLO. DeCarlo is an East Rutherford native, and a true showman of modern Country. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
JO JO RUSSELL. Clown comedy 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.
FIREFLY FESTIVAL. Meander through woodlands, meadows and along lakeshores to get a glimpse of fireflies in action. Investigate activity stations along the way where they will learn to communicate with fireflies, discover what a glowworm is, learn what it takes to create a home for fireflies in their backyard, and much more! 8pm - 11pm. Free, preregister. 80 Route 206.
JONAH SMITH. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
CARNIVOROUS PLANTS WORKSHOP. Come create your own living art by planting a Carnivorous Plant terrarium. 1:30am - 3pm. $38. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
WILBUR’S COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR. The 36th summer fair features craftspeople and artists from four states, held in charming country setting. Crafts include, jewelry, pottery, quilting, folk art, dolls. Decorative signs and country wood items, silk and dried flower arrangements, stained glass creations, pillows, toys, children’s clothes, bird houses and much, much, more. 10am - 4:30pm. Free admission and parking. 735 Route 94.
BEGINNINGS. Chicago tribute 7pm - 8:30. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
BANDITOS. Gritty Alt-Country 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
AUDUBON BUTTERFLY WALK. walk the garden and fields to look for and identify the butterflies and plants of the NJBG 1pm. Free. 20 Morris Rd..
INDIAN RAGAS AND RHYTHMS. Shivalik Ghoshal on Tabla and Vocalist/Harmonium player Andrew Shantz 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
ALAN PARSONS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
FULL COUNT BIG BAND. An eclectic mix of music ranging from the Swing Era classics to more contemporary jazz music, Latin, rhythm & blues funk and rock. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
CHERRY LANE. Coffee house 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..
CAPTAINS OF LEISURE. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.
OLE TOWN FESTIVAL. Music, fireworks, car show, crafts, food. Shappell Park, Walters Park.
WNTI STAGE. Three day music festival on two stages under pavilion and big top tent, food and craft vendors, free parking. Headlining: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Los Straitjackets, Garland Jeffreys, Uncle Floyd. Friday and Sunday $15 ppSaturday $20 pp. Lions Club Pavilion, 89 Rt. 46 West.
SALSA NIGHT 2016. The streets become a giant dance floor, complete with vendors, food, and live music. 4 - 10pm. Downtown Flemington.
ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY. Lectures, workshops, plants, music and refreshments. 11am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.
PARROTBEACH: JIMMY BUFFET TRIBUTE. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
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. 9:30am. $15. 14 Maple Avenue.
PATRICK FITZSIMMONS. Concert on the beach. 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.
POCONOS' WURST FESTIVAL. With both Polish and German themes, the event will feature 3 stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, kids area and more. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.
AUDUBON ART AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. The 31st annual festival combines entertaining and educational live wildlife shows featuring animals native to the area with close to 100 juried artists and artisans, many of whose work is nature or wildlife inspired. 10am - 5pm. Wallenpaupack School Complex.
CAT SHOW. Features feline agility, breed showcase, Adopt-A-Cat, "Meow Mall" shopping, educational programs. 10am - 4pm. $5 - $25. Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive.
YEEHAW. Top-40 country 7pm - 8:30. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
LOST RAMBLERS. Bluegrass. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
MORRIS COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, a model airplane demonstration, clown acts, watermelon eating and cake decorating contests, dress-a-pet contest, a children’s pet show and, of course, amusement rides are all some of the usual favorites. Chubb Park, Route 24.
DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM. 8pm. 100 South Street.
JIM BARONE ELVIS TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
DANI ZANONI. Eclectic pop 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..
COLIN HAY. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..
CHRIS WESTFALL. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY. Free tours of the Van Bunschooten Museum by costumed docents. Open hearth cooking display on Sunday, re-enactors, bake sale, attic treasures, silent auction, food. Van Bunschooten Museum, 1097 Route 23.
BIG BREW BREER FESTIVAL. 150+ beers, BBQ, music. 1 - 5am. 37 Plains Road.
ROB STONEBACK BIG BAND. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
SOURLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. The festival celebrates the character and beauty of the New Jersey Sourlands and supports planning and conservatory efforts. 3 - 10pm. $20 online and $25 at the door/ $5 12 and under/ under 7 free. Hillsborough Golf and Country Club, Wertsville Rd..
THE FREEMASONS IN MORRISTOWN. The Freemasons formed their own local chapter, Cincinnati #3, in the early 1800s. Many of the most prominent residents throughout the town’s history have been members. Here’s a chance to tour their building (c. 1931) on Maple Avenue with Masons and view the displays and artifacts in their onsite museum and library which opened in 2015. 1pm. $15. 39 Maple Avenue.
MIDSUMMER HERB FESTIVAL. Well-Sweep’s 27th annual Midsummer Herb Festival celebrates ‘Peppers’, Capsicum, the 2016 International Herb Association’s – Herb of the Year. Enjoy a tasty luncheon prepared with several different varieties – from sweet to hot, as well as other complimentary herbs. Come and learn about the many virtues of this popular culinary and medicinal plant, as well as growing tips. A lecture and tour through the garden will also be part of the day’s activities. Reservations 11am - 2pm. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
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.
JOSEPH LEO BWARIE AND ORCHESTRA. 7pm - 8:30. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
CATAHOULAS CAJUN BAND. 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
MEXICO BEYOND MARIACHI. 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
DINNER AND SPIRITS WITH LORRAINE MOORE. Connect with loved ones on the other side. 6pm. $65. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).
DION. 8pm. 100 South Street.
TUSK FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
POTTERSVILLE ANTIQUE SHOW AND COUNTRY DINING. Premier antique shows in a charming village, plus savor delicious lunches, dinners and fantastic homemade desserts served daily. 11am - 8pm. $6. Pottersville Firehouse, 8 Hacklebarney Road.
WINE PAIRING. Come aboard Miss Lotta and experience a delectable pairing of wine and food prepared by the Chefs from our sister properties while watching the sun go down as you sip away! 6 - 8pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
AUBREY ANNE TRIO. Brazilian jazz 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..
THE KOOTZ. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.
QUICKCHEK FESTIVAL OF BALLOONING. Hot air balloons, concerts, arts & crafts, fireworks, balloon glow. Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road.
GARY STAPLES TRIO WITH NELSON HILL. The Great American Songbook in the Classic Jazz style. Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating available, rain or shine. Light fare available or bring a picnic. 6pm. $10 donation. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.
ARTIE SHAW ORCHESTRA. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ALEXANDER HAMILTON: THE LITTLE LION WALKING TOUR. This unique walking tour will cover a mile through Morristown visiting sites associated with Alexander Hamilton’s stay here in 1777 and 1779-80. Serving as General George Washington’s aide-de-camp, Hamilton thrived as a trusted advisor to the General. He went on to lead three New York light infantry battalions to victory at the Battle of Yorktown. 10am. $15.
WARREN COUNTY FARMERS’ FAIR AND BALLOON FESTIVAL. The 79th annual fair is where friends and family meet! 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 16th annual 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..
ANNUAL BAYOU FEST. Zydeco-A-Go-Go; C. J. Chenier and the Red Hot Lousiana Band 5:30 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
HICKORY PROJECT. Contemporary Bluegrass 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND. 8pm. 100 South Street.
BEST OF THE EAGLES. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
THE JELLY JAM. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
GEORGE BAIER. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.
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! $13/ $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.
DESERT HIGHWAY - A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
LIVE FROM THE LAKE. Come aboard Miss Lotta for her very first “Lakeside Broadway Experience” featuring appearances by The Whistler, Lotta Crabtree, Hudson Maxim, and many many more! 2:30 - 5:30pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION CURATOR’S PRESENTATION. While the park displays and interprets the events of two local winter encampments by the Continental Army, its archives span the years 15,000 B.C. to the 20th century and include 500,000 objects, many of which never have, and never will be, on display to the public. There will be Native American objects, excavated Jockey Hollow artifacts, items related to George Washington, and, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a letter from Elizabeth I, his monarch. 10am. $20. 30 Washington Place.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
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..
FESTIVAL OF WOOD. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more!
JOE ZOOK AND BLUES DELUXE. 7pm - 8:30. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
SHOW PONIES. Indie Folk Rock Band 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
LEI PASIFIKA - TAHITIAN AND HAWAIIAN DANCE FROM THE PACIFIC. 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
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.
CAPTAIN JACK BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
THE COURTSHIP OF BETSY SCHUYLER AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON. During the Revolutionary War, a young and dashing Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington’s aide-de-camp at the Ford Mansion, spent the winter and spring in Morristown while his future wife, Betsy Schuyler, was nearby at the home of the Campfields. Hear the romantic tale of their courtship from members of the D.A.R., the conservators of the c. 1760 Schuyler-Hamilton House. This tour will only be given once this year. 10am. $15. Schuyler-Hamilton House, Five Olyphant Place.
TOTALLY TEMPTING TOMATOES!. Bruschetta, Pesto, Salsa and more! Come join us in a tomato celebration. Together we’ll chop, dice, slice, stir and blend as we create a tasty lunch based on this famous New Jersey fruit. Have fun preparing and sampling produce from our own garden and take home a jar of homemade salsa too! Reservations required. 11am - 1pm. $34. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
STEPHIE’S KITCHEN. Concert on the beach. 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.
SWEET CORN & BBQ FESTIVAL. Non-stop live entertainment with a Country and Western theme, country line dancing, magic shows, corn eating contest. 11am - 5pm. $8-$10. 401 Hollow Road.
DOO-WOP AND FOOD TRUCK FEST. Tramps Like Us 7pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
FRITZ’S POLKA BAND. 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
AMISH OUTLAWS. The Amish Outlaws have become well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world... music, most of all. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.
CELTIC THUNDER: LEGACY. 8pm. 100 South Street.
LEO KOTTKE. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
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.
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.
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. Food vendors available. Live music. $25/$45 two days; $15/$20 online . Four Sisters Winery, Route 519.
WARREN COUNTY ANTIQUES SHOW AND VINTAGE MARKET PLACE. Shop the best in both high end and country casual antiques, with 150 dealers on site. You’ll find furniture, jewelry, toys, tools, posters, quilts, porcelain, ...glassware, primitives… there are antiques, collectibles and vintage items of all kinds to fit your taste and budget.Also, bring your cracked crockery and other ceramic items needing repair to conservator Michael Hartnett of the Broken Things Fixed studio in Stanhope, NJ. Dubbed “the Art Doctor” by The Star-Ledger, Michael will receive broken or damaged items for repair and discuss the care and conservation of antiques and collectibles. If you need lighting repairs and metal polishing, John Walther of Red Barn Antiques of South Egremont, Massachusetts is down from the Berkshires and will be in Building 3 to take care of those projects.Also on hand will be blacksmith Ivan Raupp demonstrating the ancient art of metalworking; a farmstand with fresh local produce by Clucas Farm West of Harmony, NJ; delicious food prepared by the Warren Hills Wrestling Club boosters with proceeds supporting youth wrestling programs; and much more.Just three miles from Phillipsburg, the scenic and convenient fairgrounds location is easily accessible from I-78, I-80 and Routes 22, 46 and 57. ! 10am - 4pm. $7 (check www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com for discount coupon). Warren County Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Route 519.
POCONO STATE CRAFT FESTIVAL. The 30th 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. $6, 12 and under are admitted free. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 1000 Turkey Ridge Rd..
STONEHEARTH BLUEGRASS BAND. 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK. Visit the farm during this week and receive a 20% discount on all purchases. On Saturday, August 27, come take a guided Perennial Garden Tour at 11:00, as well as Herb Garden Tours at 12:00 and 2:00. On this day complimentary herbal refreshments will be served. Free admission and parking. Free admission and parking.. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
ANI DIFRANCO. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
NASHVILLE NIGHT. Get a taste of Nashville with fried chicken, cheddar grits, and homemade gravy all while soaking in the sunset views of Lake Hopatcong. It’s like the best of both worlds! 6 - 8pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
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.
BOHEMIAN STRING QUARTET. Two violins, viola and cello playing well-known and hidden gems of the contemporary and earlier classical repetoire. Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating available, rain or shine. Light fare available or bring a picnic. 6pm. $10 donation. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.
CRAZY HEARTS. Attitudinal Country Music 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Over 60 vendors, garlic eating contest, cooking contests, Peters Valley Artisan tent & more. 11am - 5pm. $8.50-$12.50. 401 Hollow Road.
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..
32ND ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating Nordic/Scandinavian cultures:foods, entertainment, reenactors, handcrafts & gifts, kids'events, demonstrating artisans, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging), talks, and the 8th annual all-Jersey wife-carry contest! 10am - 6pm. $11, $13, $14. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.
PADDY & PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
LADIES NIGHT OUT. 178 Airport Rd.
TACO FESTIVAL. 10am - 8pm. 37 Plains Road.
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS. The 39th annual COTA festival brings world-class jazz ensembles to the Delaware Water Gap for three days of performance. Festival site activities include food concessions, arts and crafts booths, strolling musicians, a monitored childrens’ area, storytelling and other surprises during stage changes. Plenty of free parking, a rain tent in case of inclement weather, and handicapped facilities are provided.
FALL FESTIVAL. The annual event will feature monarch butterflies with free food, demonstrations, arts and crafts, face painting, and exhibits. 10:30am - 3:30pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.
FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Celebrate 15 years of supporting local artists of all kinds with demonstrations by wood artists, jewelers and potters. Meet the artists, refreshments. 12 - 5. 23 Main Street.
BAIT AND BOAT FESTIVAL. Family fun day on Lake Marcia. Activities include boat races; fishing and sandcastle contests; pond study with the Park Naturalist; crafts; and campfire with s'mores. Pack a picnic. Raindate Sunday Sept 11. 1 - 6:30pm. $5 suggested donation. High Point State Park, Lake Marcia, 1480 State Route 23.
BELVIDERE’S VICTORIAN DAYS. This annual event transforms Belvidere into the Victorian village that it was over a century ago and celebrates its heritage through a festive two day event that offers a taste of the old and a touch of the new, with over 100 antique, craft, and food vendors, quilters, lacemakers, fashion show, horse & carriage rides, and an antique car show that surrounds the entire town square. Entertainment includes a Vintage Fashion Show, a Gentlemens’ Picnic Auction and concerts. Tickets for walking tours, historic house tours, and a cemetery tour are available online or can be purchased during the event. Rt. 80, Exit 12, Rt 519 South to Belvidere. Rt. 80, Exit 12, Rt 519 South to Belvidere.
43RD ANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Over 200 tents filled with the finest handmade crafts. 10am - 5pm. $5. Municipal Field; Gazebo Park on Main Street.
SHEEP AND FIBER FESTIVAL. Sheep shows, shearing, spinners, vendors, artisans, food, children's activities, llamas, alpacas, fleece contest, photo contest, skein contest and more! 99am - 5pm. $10/carload, $5/single. Hunterdon County Fairgrounds.
GRAN FONDO NJ. Cycling challenges along 18, 42, 62 or 107 -mile loops include entertainment and various activities, as well as timed hill climbs, add to the Gran Fondo excitement. 7am - 5pm. Starting/finishing on Speedwell Avenue.
UNCLE FLOYD. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.
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.
WILBUR’S COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR. The 36th autumn fair features craftspeople and artists from four states, held in charming country setting. Crafts include, jewelry, pottery, quilting, folk art, dolls. Decorative signs and country wood items, silk and dried flower arrangements, stained glass creations, pillows, toys, children’s clothes, bird houses and much, much, more. 10am - 4:30pm. Free admission and parking. 735 Route 94.
HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL AT WATERLOO. An environmental festival celebrating local food, music, arts, history and natural resources. Celebrate all things local with live bands on two stages, local food court, crafts marketplace, Living Green Expo, workshops, art show, Lenape Village activities, canal rides, kayaking, and guided nature hikes. $15-25. Waterloo Village, 525 Waterloo Rd..
BONNIE BRAE POLO CLASSIC. Equestrian contests, art exhibit, antique and classic car parade, polo cuisine. 12 noon - 6pm. Hillsborough Country Club..
BIG TREE HIKE. Visit a few of the largest trees in the state, including the 4th largest Red Oak in New Jersey (our State tree!), many other Champion trees, and quite a few trees that haven’t made the official list but are impressive in their own right 10am - 2pm. $15. 80 Route 206.
ANNUAL MOUNT TABOR HOUSE TOUR. Get an inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, historic buildings and sites. View a heritage quilt show and furnished replica camp meeting tent. Box lunches available. For free parking use 864 Park Rd Morris Plains. Shuttle bus. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.
BREAD LOCK PARK DAY.. Celebrate National Public Lands Day at this historic Morris Canal site. Events include “Meet the Author” featuring a variety of New Jersey-based authors; live music with jazz and more; classic cars; and food vendors; hosted by the Warren County Morris Canal Committee and Warren Parks Foundation. 11am - 5pm. Free. 2621 Route 57.
FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County’s largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food.
ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. 10 - 5pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
SONNY LANDRETH AND CINDY CASHDOLLAR. 7:30pm. 30 Main Street.
FESTIVAL OF BOOKS. Authors will speak and answer questions at one of several convenient Morristown locations. Book sales and signings, following author presentations, will occur at a tent on the grounds of the historic Vail Mansion. Vail Mansion.
BARN DANCE. Dance the night away at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead! No experience is necessary for this family-friendly event! 7 - 9pm. $5. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.
AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL. Lumberjack competitions, blacksmith demos by Jim Doherty, saw mill demos, chainsaw sculptures, K-9 dog shows, live music, childrenâs activities and food & craft vendors galore. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.
PATHWAYS OF HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR. Visit northern Morris County landmark sites. A brochure and map will be available at each venue. 10am - 4pm. Free.
WANTAGE TOWNSHIP 9TH ANNUAL VETERANS MEMORIAL CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW. Food, live music, 50/50, tricky tray. Proceeds benefit Welcome Home Vets Fund of New Jersey Inc. 11am - 4pm. Woodbourne Park, 145 Sherman Ridge Road.
POCONO FOOD TRUCK & ART FESTIVAL. 30 food trucks from the Pocono Mountains, New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia. The Hope Lodge will house 60+ artists and artisans on two floors. 11am - 5pm. $8-$10. 401 Hollow Road.
OCTIVITIES. From 3-6 pm, village buildings will be open with self-guided tours and historic demonstrations, and a variety of seasonal crafts will be offered for children including apple-head and corn husk dolls. Beginning at 6:30 pm, park rangers and volunteers will offer guided tours of the village by lantern light and storytelling around a crackling campfire. Tours begin in the parking lot and run every half hour. Participants should bring a flashlight and wear good walking shoes. Light refreshments will be available during the event. Free. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES.. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS. The buildings will be decorated with old time decorations and volunteers and park staff in period clothing will demonstrate how the season was celebrated in years past. The kids can make a decoration or play with some of the wonderful old time toys and games that will be in the parlor. An old fashion Christmas service and carol singing will be held in the Millbrook Church at 5 PM Sunday evening followed by a fellowship get together in the VanCampen Farmhouse. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.