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From Streetfairs: Artists, Crafters, Vendors, Delicious Food, Kids’ Rides, Games, Live Bands, DJ, , Dance and Martial Arts Performances & much more for the Entire Family! Free admission More information
From Westfield Today:Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival Live Music Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7pm-9pm Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music at the 23rnd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), the festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7pm to 9pm. Raindates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week. While listening to the musical performances of “Sweet Sounds Downtown”, enjoy dining at one of Westfield’s fine restaurants or stroll and shop along the charming downtown streets. More information
From Boonton Fire Department Labor Day Carnival and Parade: The Town of Boonton Fire Department is celebrating its 128th year. It will continue the tradition of sponsoring a Carnival and Parade throughout Labor Day Weekend. The four-day carnival at Boonton High School will start on Thursday, August 29th 6-11:59 p.m., with pay-one-price rides from Blue Sky Amusements for children and adults, food tents, and games. Admission will be free. Purchase a wristband for the rides one hour before the carnival opens and will continue to sell throughout the carnival weekend. Carnival hours Friday, Aug. 31, 6-11:59 p.m.; Saturday 1:30pm – 11:59pm and Sunday, 3-11:59 p.m. More information
From Jenkinson’s: Join us on the beach for our weekly fireworks every Thursday starting at dark! (Weather permitting, may be cancelled with little or no notice). More information
From St. Bartholomew’s: Perhaps the best-kept secret in New Jersey is the traditional Annual Labor Day Italian Feast in Scotch Plains. Hosted by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO, St. Bartholomew’s Church, and St. Bartholomew’s Academy, the festival has been an annual tradition honoring San Nicola di Bari, the patron saint of the town of Montazzoli, Italy, since 1974. The feast is truly a great family event and has something for everyone to enjoy. There is nightly live music, rides, games, and great food, including favorites like pizza, pasta, zeppoles, clams, mussels, and calzones. In addition, there are nightly 50/50 drawings and a super 50/50 raffle on Monday. More information
From Downtown After Sundown: Jazz On Sloan Presents Swing Town Big Band in Downtown After Sundown. South Orange Village Center Alliance invites you to dine and dance under the stars as we present Downtown After Sundown in the Live Music Capital of North Jersey. Big Band will be in Spiotta Park. Join us under the Gazebo on Fridays for Jazz on Sloan and in Spiotta Park on Saturdays where every style of music from acoustic to zydeco, jazz to flamenco will be represented. Concerts kick off Memorial weekend through Labor Day, every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 10pm. Downtown After Sundown is produced by the South Orange Village Center Alliance and graciously sponsored by the Township of South Orange. Special thanks to SOVCA volunteer Gregory Burrus for managing the series. More information
From WildwoodNJ.com: Enjoy a special Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Spectacular to end the summer season on the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood at 10 p.m. Visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! Hear the fireworks explode to a musical score that is played all along the Boardwalk and is simulcast on 98.7 The Coast. Rain/wind date is Sunday night at 10 p.m. Call 609.523.1602 or http://www.DOOWW.com for weather updates. More information
From visitspringlake.com: Celebrate the end of the summer season in Spring Lake Aug. 31 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Enjoy arts, shopping, lunch at a local eatery, and more. More information
From Bradley Beach Lobsterfest: Six bands, Live DJ and Emcee! 30 Food vendors and over 200 Craft vendors! Two Day Event! Huge Kids Area, 50,000 attendees over the 2 days. More information
From Somerville: Enjoy live music on Division Street all season long! Date(s): Saturdays, Memorial Day to Labor Day Time(s): 6:00 pm-9:00pm Location(s): Division Street More information
From MAPLEWOOD ARTS & CULTURE : Imagine taking a stroll through the streets of Maplewood and stopping in front of one house’s porch to enjoy a live jazz trio, another porch for a local garage band, another for some soulful R&B, then improv comedy, and on and on. That’s Porchfest, and it’s coming to Hilton neighborhood porches this Labor Day weekend! More information
From RunSignUp: This is one of the best 5K races held in northern New Jersey and still only $25 if you pre-register ($20 for USATF members) with no extra fees for online registration. There is also a 1 mile fun run and health walk around Verona Park. The 5K race is a USATF-NJ grand prix event on a fast USATF certified course through the streets of Verona with the start on Lakeside Avenue and a scenic finish in Verona Park. This race is organized entirely by volunteers from Verona UNICO and the Essex Running Club with all proceeds going towards local charities and scholarships. More information
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