15 Things to Do This Weekend in NJ 9/25 – 9/27


Pie-A-Doctor at a Hoboken Block Party, celebrate Ireland at the North Wildwood’s 24th Irish Fall Festival, Greece at the Roseland Greek Festival, or Italy at the Mercer County Italian American Festival. You can also attend the Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival, the Hamilton Park BBQ Festival, or even St. Peter and Paul Oktoberfest! If we missed an awesome local event in New Jersey this weekend, please share below in the comments. Be sure to use #njmom and #njmomlife when sharing pictures on social media!

hoboken block party

1. Hoboken Block Party {Featured Event}
Saturday September 26, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Carepoint Health invites you to a block party in Hoboken this Saturday! This event features live music, live characters from Disney’s Frozen, parent/child yoga class, lawn games with prizes, and more! You will also have the opportunity to meet CarePoint doctors and go on an ambulance tour! Food will also be provided. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $1 each, and the winners will get to pie a doctor in the face! Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the March of Dimes.
Church Square Park 250 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: FREE ($1 raffle tickets for Pie-A-Doctor benefiting March of Dimes)

hoboken arts and music fest2. Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 11 am to 6 pm
Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors, Food Vendors, local restaurants and businesses, non-profits, car dealers, children’s activities & more. Special kid’s section on 3rd Street!
Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: Free

Photo via St. Peter & Paul Parish

3. St. Peter and Paul Oktoberfest
Friday, September 25, 2015 ONLY at Beer Garden Only from 6 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12 pm to 5 pm (Kids Village)
12 pm to 10 pm (Oktoberfest)
Enjoy traditional Oktoberfest fare from German pretzels to strudel, along with some other great festival favorites. There will be live local music, a Grand 50/50 Raffle and kid’s village across the street at Stevens Park sponsored by local Hoboken Catholic Academy.
The plaza of ST Peter and Paul Church
Hudson Street between 4th and 5th Streets
Hoboken, NJ 07030

4. North Wildwood’s 24th Irish Fall Festival
Friday, September 25, 2015 from 12 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12 pm to 8:30 pm
Sunday, September 27, from 8 am to 7 pm
Wildwood Irish Weekend is the premiere Irish music event on East coast of the US.
Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ 08260
Cost: Free

Photo via Hamilton Park BBQ Festival Facebook

5. 6th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12 pm to 8 pm
Enjoy a day out! The Hamilton Inn will be serving cocktails and New Jersey Beer Company will be serving beer. There will be live music featuring Bluebirds of Paradise, activities for kids & so much more!
Hamilton Park BBQ Festival
232 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Cost: Free

6. Roseland Greek Festival
Friday, September 25, 2015 from 11:30 am to 11 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12 pm to 12 am
Sunday, September 27, from 12 pm to 7 pm
Enjoy live Greek music and dances as well as authentic Greek foods and desserts.
80 Laurel Ave, Roseland, NJ 07068
Cost: $2

7. Tewksbury Harvest Fest
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12 pm to 5 pm
Spend the day outside for this wonderful family event. There will be a pie contest, a classic car show, and dozens of crafters.
Christie Hoffman Park
Califon, NJ 07830
Cost: Free

Photo via The Race To Out Run Hunger

8. Race To Outrun Hunger
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Race to Outrun Hunger 5k supports the Hands of Hope. This non-profit, community based organization is committed to providing an efficient and effective centralized system for distributing food to alleviate hunger. Our food drive for the needy is focused on sustaining good nutrition, health, and most of all human dignity by providing a means for the individual to meet their full potential and to silence the pain that hunger brings.
Roosevelt Park
10 Oak Drive, Edison NJ 08837
Cost: $10+

9. Food Truck Wind Up and Craft Beer Fest
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11 am to 6 pm
Come on over to the Lakewood BlueClaws Stadium at FirstEnergy Park for this fun day of Food Trucks galore, Craft Beer, Music, Activities and Vendors on the concourse! Bring the kids – they’ll have a great time at the Kid’s Zone while you taste the cuisine from the Best Gourmet Food Trucks!
Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood NJ 08701
Cost: Free, parking $5

10. Project Paws
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11 am to 4 pm
Come out for the day and meet some wonderful adoptable pets, get your pets photo taken, shop with some local vendors and crafters, let the kids have a some fun playing games, face painting, pumpkin painting, Watch a great dog training demo with Hanlons K9 and etc. If you bring pet food, litter, treats, or cleaning items, you will receive a ticket for the raffle.
Brick VFW 8867
373 Adamston Road, Brick NJ 08723
Cost: Free Kids | $5 Adults

11. Mercer County Italian American Festival
Friday, September 25, 2015 from 3 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12 pm to 11 pm
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 12 pm to 9:30 pm
Celebrate Italian American Culture with entertainment on two stages, food piazza, amusement rides, children’s activities, bocce, a market, and Fireworks on Saturday.
1678 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor NJ 08550
Cost: Free Kids | $5 Adults

12. Millburn Street Fair and Craft Shows
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 11 am to 5 pm
There will be music, food, kids activities and much more for the whole family to enjoy.
Along Millburn Avenue and Spring Street
Millburn, NJ 07041

13. St. Barbara Greek Festival
Friday, September 25, 2015 from 12 pm to 12 am
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12 pm to 12 am
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 12 pm to 6 pm
Friday and Saturday – Noon to Midnight, Sunday Noon to 6PM
Come taste authentic Greek food and pastries, Loukoumades, Souvlakia, Gyros and more! Watch our GOYANS and youth groups perform traditional and award winning Greek dances and enjoy live music, rides and games.
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
2200 Church Road, Toms River NJ 08753
Cost: Free

14. ECCR’s Country Fair
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10 am to 4:30 pm
You don’t want to miss this fantastic family friendly event! It is a great day with something to do for everyone! All proceeds benefit the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat.
Wyckoff Municipal Field
Field directly behind the Wyckoff Library
200 Woodland Avenue, Wyckoff NJ 07481
Cost: Free

Photo via March of Dimes

15. Bark for Babies
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 11 am to 2 pm
The first annual Bark for Babies dog walk will be held on Sunday, September 27th at Brookdale Park. Please join the March of Dimes as we walk with our dogs to help raise funds to end premature birth. It will be a fun day with local vendors, entertainment, contests, prizes and more!
Brookdale Park
Watchung Avenue, Bloomfield NJ 07003
Cost: $10 Kids | $25 Adults

16. BBQ and Country Music Fest
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 11 am to 6 pm
Enjoy the best BBQ event in Central Jersey! There will be live music and activities for everyone in the family to enjouy.
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park
1 Keenan Way, South Amboy NJ 08879
Cost: Free

red bank oyster festival
17. Guinness Oyster Festival
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 12:00pm-7:00pm
Over 20 of Red Bank’s fine restaurants will be serving a variety of food festival style. Live music on two stages will entertain guests throughout the festival.
White Street Municipal Parking Lot
Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $5, children 10 and under are free




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