It’s hard to believe September is already here, but it’s time to celebrate Labor Day weekend with some fun events that will bring the whole fam together. From street fairs to fireworks, there’s something for everyone.
*Due to the recent flooding, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please call ahead before heading out.
The Mendham Pastime Club Annual Labor Day Carnival
Mendham Borough Park, Mendham
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6-10 pm
The Club’s annual Labor Day carnival is a large-scale event, featuring rides, games and food. The carnival runs from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. On Labor Day, the Mendham Labor Day Parade marches up Main Street ending at Borough Field. The carnival is open from mid-morning through 9:15 p.m., at which point the mayor will draw the winning ticket for the 50/50 raffle and the fireworks show begins.
Boonton Fire Department Carnival
Boonton High School, Boonton
Thursday – Sunday various times
Enjoy rides, games, live music, food and fireworks on Sunday at 10 pm. The Boonton Fire Department Labor Day parade will be held Saturday at 1 pm on Main Street.
Labor Day Weekend at the Museum
Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10 am – 5 pm
Over Labor Day weekend, join the Museum for the closing weekend of our Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today summer exhibit, the final weekend of the True Colours Flag Project display, family-friendly crafts and activities, and more. Children 12 years old and younger will receive free Museum admission throughout the holiday weekend (available for in-Museum purchase only).
The Summer UnWINEd Concerts
Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA
Friday & Saturday, 5:30-10:30 pm
The party’s at our place all summer long and you’re invited! Enjoy live music by amazing bands in the Festival Field every Friday evening (& two special Saturdays w/FIREWORKS). Bring your lawn chair and sit back to enjoy the music under the stars. And don’t miss our special Saturdays with FIREWORKS on July 3 & Sept 4!
Fair Haven Fire Department Firemen’s Fair
Fire Grounds, Fair Haven
Friday & Saturday 6 pm
Join for rides, games, food, firetruck rides and more! There will be nightly 50/50’s and cashless payment options.
St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish, Scotch Plains
Friday – Monday various times
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.
Sunset with Sunflowers
Alstede Farms, Chester
Friday 5 pm
Celebrate summer by attending our Sunset and Sunflowers Event! From 5 pm to dusk, enjoy live music, wine tasting by Tomasello Winery, all outdoors under the beautiful evening sky. Delicious food & tasty snacks will be available for purchase from The Hen House. Purchase a ticket to enter our “Blooming Giants” sunflower maze for that perfect sunflower photo!
Summer Nights on Donaldson Farms
Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown
Friday 5 – 9 pm
Our much-loved Friday Nights on the Farm outdoor dining and music series will continue this season with fun for the whole family! Admission tickets are required for guests to attend the event. Your attendance and support allows Donaldson Farms to continue hosting events such as these. Our farm family is proud to provide a good old-fashioned, fun environment where friends and family gather to make memories in our community.
Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks
Wildwoods Boardwalk, Wildwood
Friday, 10 pm
Kick off the weekend every Friday on the Wildwoods Boardwalk with Friday night fireworks at 10:00 pm! The fireworks will be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and visible from anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! Rain date is Sunday at 10 p.m.
Virtual Concert with Lindsay Munroe
Saturday, 10 am
Join us for a virtual mini-concert with children’s singer/songwriter Lindsay Munroe! Families will get an exclusive live performance, including songs from Lindsay’s newest album, Frogs and Birds, and then an opportunity to meet Lindsay! To sign up, use the link and click on the “Marvelous Music” reward. The cost of the concert ticket will go toward supporting educators by providing free curriculum subscriptions to a social-emotional curriculum for autistic and neurodivergent youth!
Lorrimer Sanctuary, Franklin Lakes
Saturday 1-4 pm
Come join our crew of young naturalists as we explore the woods looking for creatures of every shape and size. We’ll identify and record our findings with the iNaturalist and Seek apps, where they can add to the sanctuary’s knowledge of local flora and fauna. Each month will have different focus – from birds and their food sources to frogs and salamanders.
Slammedenuff NJ Car Show
Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood
Saturday & Sunday 1-7 pm
Attention car enthusiasts! The Slammedenuff NJ Car Show will make its way to the Wildwoods Convention Center Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5. The weekend is set to include a variety of fun activities from start to finish that are sure to entertain the car lover in everyone.
Martin Pizzarelli Quintet Tribute to Bucky
Morris Museum, Morristown
Saturday 7-8:30 pm
Bassist Martin Pizzarelli put together a special program of hand-picked tunes that pays tribute to his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. A member of New Jersey’s first jazz family, Martin’s own impressive career as a bass player spans several decades and includes dozens of record dates and hundreds of concerts around the globe in various formations, often accompanying his father.
Family Ag Days
The Van Riper Hopper House/The Wayne Museum, Wayne
Sunday 9 am – 1 pm
The County of Passaic in conjunction with Hazelman Farms presents Family Ag Days during the summer months at the Van Riper-Hopper House, 533 Berdan Avenue in Wayne, New Jersey. All Family Ag Days will be on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 12, September 26.
Farm to Table Apple Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms
Alstede Farms, Chester
Sunday 8:30 – 11 am
Indulge in a hearty farm-to-table apple pancake breakfast on Sunday September 5th, 2021. Enjoy delicious homemade pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, homemade apple pancake topping, coffee and drinks. You and your guests will be greeted with a scenic wagon ride around the farm which will ultimately make its stop at Harvest Hall where the breakfast buffet will be served.
Stirling Street Fair
Main St., Stirling
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
This event sponsored by the Long Hill Chamber of Commerce will be held along Main Avenue between Mercer & Somerset Streets from 10am-5pm rain or shine. The street will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event and will be transformed into a giant block party. If you like shopping outdoors then this is the place to be.
MONDAY (LABOR DAY)
Paws & Soles Labor of Love Virtual 5K
Please join us for our 2nd Annual Paws & Soles Labor of Love Virtual 5k hosted by Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. Between Sept. 6, 2021 (Labor Day) and Nov. 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving), we challenge our community – near and far – to walk or run a 5K with us while raising our goal of $25,000. Sounds like a lot but we know with your help, we can do it! Don’t forget to bring your favorite pup(s) with you! All event proceeds directly benefit the animals of the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter.
Riverdale Labor Day Street Fair
Monday 10 am – 5 pm
Riverdale’s Annual Labor Day Street Fair hosted by the Borough of Riverdale will be held along the Newark Pompton Turnpike from Newbury Place to Cotluss Rd. from 10am-5pm. This annual event is held on Labor Day Monday. The street will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event and will be transformed into a giant block party. If you like shopping outdoors then this is the place to be.