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Fall Family Festival in Edison

Amboy Avenue, Edison 1011 Amboy Avenue, Edison, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Edison, New Jersey.   Fall Family Spectacular Edison’s Fall Family Spectacular is hosted by the Township of Edison and the Edison Recreation Department. Held along Amboy Ave in the Clara Barton Section from Waltuma Ave. to Jackson Ave. from 11am -11pm. Opening ceremony is 1pm on 5th St. stage....

Free

Irish Festival in South Amboy

Raritan Bay Waterfront Park O’Leary Boulevard, South Amboy, NJ

Here are more fun activities in South Amboy, New Jersey.   1st Annual Irish Festival Come down for a FUN filled day at the Irish Festival! Irish Step Dancers, Live Music, Crafts, Vendors, Children's Activities and Fireworks!   When is the Irish Festival Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 2:00pm - 8:00pm No rain date information...

Free

Canceled Country Fair in Metuchen

Metuchen Metuchen, NJ

From the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce facebook page: "The Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce Country Fair Committee has made the difficult decision to not move forward with scheduling the Country Fair this October, primarily for concerns about public health and safety."

Free

Sayreville Centennial Day

Kennedy Park in Sayreville 807 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Sayreville, New Jersey.   Sayreville Centennial Day Come join us for Sayreville's 100th Anniversary on October 2, 2021 in Kennedy Park and help celebrate the history of our town.   When is the Sayreville Centennial Day? Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 12:00pm - 7:30pm No rain date information has...

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Centennial Celebration in Sayreville

Kennedy Park in Sayreville 807 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Sayreville, New Jersey.   Centennial Celebration Come celebrate Sayreville!!   When is the Centennial Celebration? Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 12:00pm - 8:00pm No rain date information has been announced.   Where is the Sayreville Centennial Celebration? The event will be held in Kennedy Park.     Centennial Celebration...

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Free Movies in Metuchen at Metuchen Town Plaza

Metuchen Town Plaza Metuchen Town Plaza, Metuchen, NJ

Here's more fun things to do in Metuchen, New Jersey.   Movies Under the Stars   FREE Movie in Metuchen  Join us for a very special 40th Anniversary screening of this iconic movie at The Metuchen Town Plaza. Please bring your own seats as plaza seating is limited!     2021 Metuchen Movie Schedule October...

Free

East Brunswick Day

Community Arts Center East Brunswick, NJ

Here are more fun activities in East Brunswick, New Jersey.   East Brunswick Day The Township of East Brunswick is excited to bring back the 7th Annual East Brunswick Day!   When is East Brunswick Day? Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm The rain date for this event is October 10, 2021  ...

Free

Touch A Truck in South Brunswick

South Brunswick High School 750 Ridge Road, South Brunswick, NJ

Here are more fun activities in South Brunswick, New Jersey.   Touch A Truck We have rounded up a TON of awesome trucks along with a few delicious food vendors! COME HUNGRY, You won’t regret it. We will also have rock painting free of charge thanks to North Brunswick Construction Materials. In addition to trucks...

$5
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Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop

Lowe's - Participating Locations NJ

Details about the return of Kids Workshops to Lowe's home improvement stores. Formerly called Build and Grow Clinics these are now called Lowe's DIY Kids Workshops.

Free

Fire Safety Day in Jamesburg

Jamesburg Firehouse 82 W Railroad Ave, Jamesburg, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Jamesburg, New Jersey.   Fire Safety Day Join us for an afternoon of Fire Safety and fun!   When is the Fire Safety Day? Saturday, October 9, 2012 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm No rain date information has been provided.   Where is the Jamesburg Fire Safety Day? The event...

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Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop

Lowe's - Participating Locations NJ

Details about the return of Kids Workshops to Lowe's home improvement stores. Formerly called Build and Grow Clinics these are now called Lowe's DIY Kids Workshops.

Free

Touch A Truck in South Amboy

South Amboy High School 200 Governor Harold G. Hoffman Plaza, South Amboy, NJ

Here are more fun activities in South Amboy, New Jersey.   Riley's Touch A Truck It's happening - annual Touch A Truck event!   When is Riley's Touch A Truck? Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 10:00am - 3:00pm The rain date is October 24, 2021.   Where is the South Amboy Touch A Truck? The...

$20

Fall Festival in South Plainfield

South Plainfield Library 2484 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ

2021 Details coming soon.   Fall Festival Saturday, October 19 ~ 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: The event will be held behind the library in the parking lot and Willow Park.   Fall Festival Activities Pumpkin Painting - bring your own pumpkin! Scarecrow Story Time at 10:00am Petting Zoo from 10:30am - 12:30pm Games Crafts Photo...

Free

East Brunswick Halloween Boo ‘n Brew at Brunswick Square Mall

Brunswick Square Mall East Brunswick, NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in East Brunswick, New Jersey.   Boo n' Brew   Halloween Event in East Brunswick Things are getting spooky here at Brunswick Square and we want to invite you to our Boo 'n Brew Halloween event!   When is Boo 'n Brew? Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 12:00pm -...

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Outdoor Night Markets in Highland Park

Raritan Avenue - Highland Park Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Highland Park, New Jersey.   Night Owl Markets Join us in downtown Highland Park for four "Night Owl" outdoor markets featuring local artists, artisans, and crafters!   When are the Night Owl Markets? Night Owl Markets will be held on October 16, 2021, October 30, 2021, November 27, 2021...

Free

Food Truck and Music Festival in Colonia

St. John Vianney School in Woodbridge 420 Inman AveWoodbridge,

Here are more fun activities in Colonia, New Jersey.   Colonia Food Truck and Music Fest The Food Trucks are rolling into Middlesex County! You can find us on Saturday, October 23, at St John Vianney Parking Lot in Colonia!   When is the Colonia Food Truck and Music Fest? Saturday, October 23, 2021 from...

Free

Plainsboro Halloween Celebration 2021

Plainsboro NJ Plainsboro, NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Plainsboro, New Jersey.   Haunted Tonight   Halloween Celebration in Plainsboro Come be part of our world!   When is Haunted Tonight? Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm   Where is the Plainsboro Halloween Celebration? The event will be held in Plainsboro. Parking is available on...

Free

Dayton Trunk or Treat at Master Peter’s Academy of Martial Arts

MPAMA 485 Georges Road, Dayton, NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Dayton, New Jersey.   Halloween Trunk or Treat in Dayton We are excited to announce our Annual Trunk or Treat event here at MPAMA – Home of Dayton and South Brunswick’s BEST Martial Arts, Summer Camp, and After School Programs! Halloween costumes are recommended!   When is the...

Free

Parlin Trunk or Treat at Bubba’s 33

Bubba's 33 - Parlin 1002 U.S. 9, Parlin, NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Parlin, New Jersey.   Halloween Trunk or Treat We will have a day filled with free activities!   When is the Trunk or Treat? Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm The rain date for this event is October 31, 2021.   Where is the Parlin Trunk...

Free
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Outdoor Night Markets in Highland Park

Raritan Avenue - Highland Park Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Highland Park, New Jersey.   Night Owl Markets Join us in downtown Highland Park for four "Night Owl" outdoor markets featuring local artists, artisans, and crafters!   When are the Night Owl Markets? Night Owl Markets will be held on October 16, 2021, October 30, 2021, November 27, 2021...

Free

Spotswood Trunk or Treat

Spotswood High School Spotswood, NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Spotswood, New Jersey.   Trunk or Treat in Spotswood More information to follow!   When is the Trunk or Treat? Saturday, October 30, 2021 - please check back for times. No rain date information has been provided.   Where is the Spotswood Trunk or Treat? Please check back...

Free

Woodbridge Trunk or Treat at Siperstein’s Paints

Siperstein's Paints 372 New Brunswick Ave, Fords, NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Woodbridge, New Jersey.   Trunk or Treat! Cruisin Fords! Food Trucks! Cruise Night/Car Show   Halloween Trunk or Treat in Woodbridge It’s that time of year again! Cruisin Fords Cruise Nights!!   When is the Trunk or Treat? Monday, November 1, 2021 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm No rain...

Free
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Outdoor Night Markets in Highland Park

Raritan Avenue - Highland Park Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Highland Park, New Jersey.   Night Owl Markets Join us in downtown Highland Park for four "Night Owl" outdoor markets featuring local artists, artisans, and crafters!   When are the Night Owl Markets? Night Owl Markets will be held on October 16, 2021, October 30, 2021, November 27, 2021...

Free

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Amboy

South Amboy, NJ South Amboy, NJ

The South Amboy Parade Committee has announced that the 2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Please check back for more details!  

Free

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