JERSEYFEST. Sat, June 1st; 5pm to 11pm. Come witness Jersey’s finest! Harness racing, live music, great food, exhibitors, beer sampling and kids entertainment from Kimmy Schwimmy and BeyondDance ensemble. Pre-register online and receive a $2 betting voucher to redeem at JerseyFest and be entered in to win prizes like a visit to the Paddocks and a package for 4 to Hambletonian day. FREE admission and FREE parking! You can’t beat that deal!

Meadowlands Racetrack
50 State Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ

Key sponsors are Fairway Market, Sports Authority and JR Cigars. Charity Showcase features The United Way and Habitat for Humanity focused on Hurricane Sandy Relief. 



King George III Birthday Celebration. Sat & Sun: 1pm to 4:30pm. Reenactment troops, period music and dance, and more! 7pm Sat night is a presentation on 1781 Battle of Fort Lee, on Sunday a 18th Century beer brewing demo. $7 adults/$5 children. Historic New Bridge Landing, 1209 Main Street, River Edge. Link here.

River Edge Townwide Garage Sale. Sat & Sun: 9am to 4pm. Free maps available at Veterans Memorial Park. Stop by 160 Zabriskie Place, River Edge to help support Angelina’s Army–a group that is raising money for a local girl with cancer.

A Taste of Greece 43rd Annual Greek Festival. Thur: 6pm to 11pm; Fri/Sat: 12pm to 12am; Sun: 12pm to 9pm. Enjoy traditional Greek food and pastries, specialty boutiques, Greek music and dancing, a white elephant sale, raffles, amusement rides and games and more!  Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Theologian, 353 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly.

….festival fun all over NJ!

8th Annual OLG Funfest. Sat & Sun: 11am to 6pm. Biergarten, Spanish cuisine, live entertainment from Eric DeLauro and Polka Dot,  children’s activities, pony rides, bounce house, etc. Church Square Park, Hoboken. (Willow between 4th and 5th St). Link here.

NJ Renaissance Faire. (June 1, 2, 8 & 9th) 11am to 6pm. William Wallace (Braveheart)  is the theme this year and will feature entertainment, food, jousting, sword fighting, comedy, music, Winery Garden, Merchant Village, etc. $20 adults/ $12 children 6 to 12yrs. Children 4 and under are free!  Bordentown. Link here.

Michael Arnone’s 24th Annual Crawfish Festival. Fri to Sun. Louisiana and New Orleans style music, food and camping festival. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta. Link here.

River Fest Food and Music Festival. Sat & Sun. 11am to 10pm. The best food, music and fun around! Lots of entertainment. Red Bank.Link here


Disney’s The Little Mermaid. May 29 to June 30th. Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn. $34 to $105. Link here.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. An original production featuring a cast of over 70 local youth performers. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Link here.


49th Annual Art in the Park. Veteran’s Park, Hillsdale. Link here.

Free Lice Screening. 9am to 12pm. Get your child checked for free before they head off to summer camp. Arts and crafts and snack also. This will be offered every Saturday in June! Take advantage of this great offer! Head to Head Lice Treatment Center, Hawthorne. Link here.

Pascack Valley Swim Club Open House. 12pm to 6pm. All town residents welcome! $10/pp. 140 Tillman St, Westwood.

Park Ridge Town Picnic and Fireworks. 12pm to 5pm. Davies Field, Memorial Park. Band and fireworks held at Park Ridge High School field. FREE!

….NY event

Dance of the Planets: An Evening Under the Stars. 8pm to 10pm. Join professional and amateur astronomers for a free evening of urban stargazing. Bring your own telescope or use one of the ones provided. Family-friendly activities, sailing on the Schooner Mystic Whaler, refreshments, food trucks and more! Part of the World of Science Festival. Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. FREE! Link here.

…Essex County

Roseland Country Fair and Craft Show. 12pm to 5pm. Rides, music, inflatables, food and more! Roseland Municipal Complex. Link here.

10th Annual Rutherford Multicultural Festival. 12pm to 7pm. Great food, dancing, music, crafts, games, face painting and more! Free admission. Lincoln Park, Rutherford. Link here.

Bethany Presbyterian Church Yard Sale. 9am to 3pm. Help support a mission team to Peru while scoring great deals! Chili lunch available to all! Sun: 10:30am worship; 12:30 lunch: 1:30 games for children. Join us! 293 West Passaic Ave, Bloomfield. Link here.

…By the shore

Summer Fest in the Park. 11am to 7pm. Face painting, inflatables, craft vendors, children’s parade (12pm), four bands, and a beer/wine garden. Free admission. Community Park, Point Pleasant. Link here.

VetRock 2013. Outdoor festival of music, food, arts and crafts AND a celebratio of those who have served in the military. Keynote speaker: Oliver North. 200 vehicle car show. Bader Field, Atlantic City. Link here.

…A bit of a drive

Strawberry Festival. 12pm to 4pm. Strawberry picking, farm animals, pony rides, refreshments, vendors, kids activities, hayrides and more! Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown. Link here.


Fort Lee Arts & Music Fest. 10am to 6pm. Two stages of free entertainment, a Harley Davidson Juried Show, craft vendors, art show, food vendors, face painting and bounce rides. Main Street, Fort Lee.Link here.

The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion. 3pm. Drama, spectacle, interaction, danger and personality–the traemarks of a Spencer show. $25 to $40. BergenPac, Englewood. $29 to $39.  Link here.

Funfest. 11am to 7pm. Biergarten, Spanish cuisine, live entertainment from Sinatra Idol,  children’s activities, pony rides, bounce house, etc. Church Square Park, Hoboken. (Willow between 4th and 5th St).

Montvale Street Festival and Craft Show. 10am to 5pm. Food, music, kids section, beer and wine garden and more! Paragon Drive, Montvale. Link here.

46th Annual Fireman’s Fair. 12pm to 3pm. Firehouse chefs from tri-county area compete with their signature dishes at the Cook Off. Parade at 12:30pm from the museum. Family activity workshops, memorabilia, and special exhibits. Newark Museum. Link here.

Guided Nature Walk. 3pm to 4pm. Tenafly Nature Center. Link here.

Montvale Street Fair. 10am to 5pm. Rides, exhibitors, food, music, camel rides. 101 Paragon Drive, Montvale.

….NY event

The Ultimate Science Street Fair. 10am to 6pm. This is a must for your little scientists! Interactive exhibits, games, shows and performances. Centers on bioogy, climate change, energy, math and technology, chemistry and more! Learn how your brain works, examine live mutant worms, code your own computer game, etc. Free with registration online. Washington Square Park, NY. Link here.

For more great NY events this weekend, check out Mommy Poppins’ List.


(This weekend events list has been sponsored by Exposure-JERSEYFEST)