15 Things to Do This Weekend 8/28- 8/30

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Attend the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon – Kid’s Race, or Rock The Farm NJ. You can also go on a Full Moon Hike, experience big trucks, bulldozers, and tractors first hand at Touch a Truck, or get ready for school at the Back to School Pep Rally. If we missed an awesome local event in New Jersey this weekend, please share below in the comments.

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1. Tot Tours: Sunshine & Rainbows!
Friday, August 28, 2015 from 10 am to 11 am, please arrive by 9:45am
Children will explore colors by making a liquid rainbow and going on a fun scavenger hunt! They will make sunshine and rainbow art to take home. Other activities include a story time or a mini gallery program and an art project.
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $7 Children 3 – 12 yrs. | $10 Adults | Free Members and Children under 3
*Registration is required. Register at MorrisMuseum.org

Photo via Jenkinsons.com

2. Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair
Friday, August 28 thru Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, closed on Sunday’s
Fridays and Saturdays from 6 pm to 11 pm
Monday thru Thursday from 6 pm to 10 pm
The firehouse grounds are transformed into blazing lights, sounds and activities, including rides like the Zipper, Rainbow, Wipeout, and a large ferris wheel. There’s also a merry-go-round, train and other rides tailored for the smaller folks. But for the future firefighters, children are safely seated on one of Fair Haven’s first-line pumpers and taken on a ride around several blocks in Fair Haven. No child forgets the thrill of a ride with the siren blaring and the engine roaring!
645 River Road, Fair Haven NJ 07704
Cost: Free

3. Full Moon Hike
Friday, August 28, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Come out and welcome the full moon of August – also called the Green Corn Moon and the Sturgeon Moon. This hike is 2-miles long along moonlit trails. This hike is appropriate for ages 7 and up.
Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, NJ
Cost: $5/person (members) | $10/person (nonmembers) | Special rate available for families, please ask during registration
*Registration is required. Register at SchiffNaturePreserve.org or call 973-543-6004

Photo via SpringLake.org

4. Spring Lake Labor Day End of Summer Celebration & Art Walk
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Downtown Business District
Third Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Cost: Free

5. Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon – Kid’s Race
Saturday, Aug 29 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Little Kid’s 100 meter splash, 500 meter run
Big Kid’s 200 meter swim, 1500 meter run.
This can be a game day decision for you and your child, it’s all about what they are comfortable doing and getting to the finish line! Each participate will get a Pier pass, T-Shirt and a cool medal!
100 East Rio Grande Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Cost: $40/child

6. Beaver Creek Red Festival
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Beaver Creek Red Festival includes live music and a variety of foods and wine drinks all made with Beaver Creek Red.
Four Sisters Winery
783 County Route 519, Belvidere NJ 07823
Cost: $5 in advance; $10 day of (free for kids 3 & under)

7. Rock The Farm NJ {Featured Event}
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 2 pm to 11 pm
“HORSES, GAMES, KID ZONE, BEER GARDEN, VOLLEYBALL, POPCORN, COTTON CANDY, BBQ, DESSERTS, CRAFT VENDORS, MUCH MORE!”
260 Casino Drive Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Cost: $25 Advanced | $35 At the door

8. A Family Midsummer Night’s Dance
Saturday, August 29th 2015 at 12 pm
A Midsummer Nights Dance is like a laser light show meets Burning Man for kids. Experience what it’s like to dance in a world of color and stars. There’s a dance party, interactive artwork, performances and more. All activities center around one question. What magical adventures happen at night, when you combine the brilliance of light and sound with the excitement of dance?
The Dance Connection Arts Center
1 Jill Court, Hillsborough, NJ
Cost: Free

9. Juvenile Diabetes and The Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Network Crab Race
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, Raindate: August 30, 2015 at 5:30pm
Purchase your “crab” for only $5 and it will be released into the Revolutionary River at Breakwater Beach in a race to benefit Juvenile Diabetes and the Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Network. Winning crab gets $100 and a 10 All-Day Passes to Breakwater Beach for the 2016 season. All proceeds from the event go directly to JDRF and FAAN in hopes of finding a cure for these diseases.
Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, New Jersey 08751
Cost: Free – $5

10. Toy Con
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 9 am to 5 pm
ToyConNJ will have up to 200 tables of vintage and current hard-to -find toys, comics, movie memorabilia, sports, action figures, celebrities, comic artists, costume contest, live auction and more.
Parsippany Police Athletic League
33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany NJ 07054
Cost: $5

11. Crafts and Antiques in the Park Show
Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm
The Craft show will feature pottery, stained glass, painted furniture, jewelry, photography, ceramics, apparel for women & children, turned wood pens & inlaid wood cutting boards & peppermills, leathercrafts, florals, origami, soaps & much more.The antique show will feature country store items, glassware, linens, pottery, estate jewelry, toys, coins & stamps, prints, china, books, Americana, primitives & much more.
Veteran Park
Corner of Broadway & Third Avenue, Westwood NJ 07675
Cost: Free

12. Boat Tours – Port Tours
Sunday, August 30, at 11am and 1pm
Embark on a journey to Port Newark and explore the largest port on the Eastern Seaboard and the 2nd largest port in the country from the Passaic River with Hackensack Riverkeeper!
Newark Riverfront Park Boat Dock
Raymond Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07105
Cost: $15 per person / $5 Newark residents. No kids under age 4.
*Registration is required. To reserve, e-mail: newarkriverfront@gmail.com; or call Newark Riverfront Revival Program Director Marcy DePina at 201-341-8311

13. Back to School Pep Rally
Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 11 am to 4 pm
Moorestown Mall and South Jersey MOM Magazine will showcase an array of after school programs, educational support services, healthy lifestyle activities and more that are available in our community. Make sure to stop by and be a part of this fun-filled, informative, family-focused event!
Moorestown Mall
400 Route 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Cost: Free

14. Touch a Truck @ Toy Market
Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 12 pm to 4 pm
Upclose encounters with big trucks, bulldozers, tractors and more! Interactive games, music and giveaways! Also, enjoy hotdogs and more at the Truck Stop at Kitchen 19.
Parking Lot Behind Toy Market
Second Street and Vine Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Cost: Free

15. 13th Annual Heirloom Tomato-Tasting Festival
Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 1 pm to 5 pm
There will be over a dozen varieties of heirloom tomatoes, freshly picked and ready for sampling. The Museum provides slices of authentic Hoboken coal-fired-oven bread to hold all those delicious juices, or to dip into salsas, dips, and pestos made from Catalpa Ridge Farm’s produce by LaStrada Gourmet Deli. The Sistis also bring a selection of farm-fresh produce including garlic, herbs, peppers, onions, eggplant, summer squash and more, available for purchase.
Hoboken Museum
1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: Free

Did we miss any great local events happening around the state? Comment below and let us know!

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