What a sweet summer it has been for our family. I'm always sad when Labor Day comes because that means back to school–early mornings and hectic schedules. If you want to stretch out the last lazy days of summer then you can head out to any of these fun events. Whether warding off vampires at the Garlic Festival, chowing down on great food at a festival, or catching a parade in North Haledon we will all celebrate a weekend of "no work" and feel the summer's last rays of warmth. Hope you have a great weekend!


Sat to Sun. Pocono Garlic Festival. 10am to 6pm. Food, entertainment, cooking demos, 50 vendors. Just follow your nose! Shawnee Mountain Ski Resort, PA. Link here

Sat to Sun. Revelation Generation. 1pm to 10pm. Christian music festival with tons of live acts, activities for kids, and extreme sports. Toby Mac Sun night. Revelation Farms; 45 Fitzer Road; Frenchtown, NJ. Link here

Fri to Mon. Labor Day Italian Festival. Kids rides, lots of food, check it out!St. Bartholomew Church; 2032 Westfield Ave; Scotch Plains, NJ. Link here

Sat to Mon. New York Renaissance Fair. 10am to 7pm. Sterling Forest; 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo, NY. $20/adults; $10 child (5 to 12yrs) in advance. Link here

Sat to Sun. Jazz It Up Wine Festival. 12pm to 5pm. Sip wine and listen to Jazz. NJ's largest wine festival. There will be activities for kids, too. Allaire State Park; Farmingdale, NJ. $20, kids under 12 free. Link here.


Mary Poppins Movie and Music Under the Stars. 7pm to 8:30pm. Jobananno and the Godsons of Soul put on a concert and then there's a showing of Mary Poppins. Free. Fort Lee Community Center. 

Labor Day Weekend Concert. 7pm. 17th Street Band will have you bopping to their covers of songs from the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen. Park Ridge Depot Square. Free. Link here 

Peach Festival. 9am to 5pm. DJ's from KISS FM will host a fun day for the family! Music, dancing contests, petting zoo, wagon rides, hay maze. Free parking and free admission. Weed Orchards in Marlboro, NY. Link here


20th Annual Labor Day Parade. 1:30pm. 83 Norwood Street; Haledon, NJ. American Labor Museum at Botto House.  Free. Link here.

Nutley Street Fair and Craft Show. 11am to 5pm. Free. Downtown Nutley. Link here.

27th Annual Scandinavian Festival. 10am to 6pm. Music, dance, reenactments, artisans, food, kids activities (Viking dress up, playground, and more). $14/adults, free for kids under 12yrs. Vasa Park, Budd Lake. Link here.  

Apple Cider Making. 12:30-1:30pm and 2 to 3pm. Learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Help out by bringing 3 or more apples per person. Preregistration required. $10 nonmembers. Under 2 free. Tenafly Nature Center. Link here. 


Labor Day Street Fair and Antique Show. 10am to 5pm. 100+ antique dealers, craft vendors, food vendors, community groups and live music. Free. Lincoln Park and Park Avenue, Rutherford. Link here

Labor Day Potluck with Hoops & Jazz. 1pm to 3pm. Bring a lunch to share, enjoy an outdoor jazz concert, hoola hoop to work off your lunch! Free. Van Vleck Gardens, Montclair. Link here