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Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day is an event for all ages – whether you want to go to a parade or drink at a bar we have the right event for you. Check out some of these local New Jersey parades.

Newark Parade on March 17 at 1 P.M.

Sussex County Parade on March 18 at 9 A.M.

Bayonne Parade on March 19 at 1 P.M.

Ringwood Parade on March 25 at 1 P.M.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Free or Almost Free Halloween Events

Jersey Family Fun has compiled a list of free or almost free events spanning across the state to do with your family during the Halloween month. There is only a week left but still a ton of fun activities to check out. Visit Jersey Family Fun’s Website to get a detailed list and description of all the Halloween events.

Morris County Community College Halloween Happenings on October 28, 2016 from 4-5:30 pm in the Student Community Center. There will be trick-or-treating, singing, dancing and crafts for the entire family.

Dover’s 4th Annual Trunk or Treat and Halloween Parade on October 29, 2016 from 1:30- TBD at the Crescent Field Parking Lot B in Dover. There will be a Halloween parade, trick-or-treating and costume contest for ages preschool through eighth grade.

Millburn Halloween Parade on October 30, 2016 from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm at Taylor Park in Short Hills. The Millburn Fire Department is hosting this years 66th annual parade.  There will be hayrides, pumpkin picking and music throughout the day.

The Glow: A Jack O’ Lantern Experience on October 28 from 6:30- 10:00 pm, 29 from 6:30- 10:00 pm and 30 from 6:30- 9:30 pm at Monmouth Park Racetrack. This event includes pumpkin patch carvings, large structures and illuminates landmarks to rockstars and movie stars.

These are just a few events happening this week in New Jersey. Be sure to go to Jersey Family Fun to get the full list of events in your area. Happy Halloween!

Dinosaurs at @theglow_jackolanterns ! #theglownj

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Recap: A Successful NJ Fourth of July Weekend

Perhaps the most anticipated holiday of the summer, the Fourth of July carried along with it an entire weekend and #NJ certainly did not fall short of celebration this year. What’s a better way to start off a new month than with an entire weekend of festivities? Here’s just some of what went down in the #GardenState in honor of the nation’s birthday.

Friday, July 1st

Despite some inclement weather around the state and the main holiday falling on a Monday, some neighborhoods still managed to kick off the weekend with a traditional firework show rather than finish it off with one. Booms could be heard in towns such as Lambertville and Carteret. Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial in Camden also put on a show that attendees could view straight from the USS New Jersey itself.

It’s that #time of #year again. #fireworks #holidays #photooftheday #igers #igers_philly #newhopepa #lambertvillenj

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Saturday, July 2nd

The Randolph Township Freedom Festival returned to the County College of Morris for a day filled with food trucks, live bands, attractions and more. Saturday was the final day of the three day event. The day closed with what is described as the best fireworks show in Morris County.

The PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel Township was certainly the place to be on Saturday night if you were looking to spend the holiday jamming to some live music. Rock bands Panic! at the Disco and Weezer lit up the amphitheatre as part of their summer tour. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness also made an appearance as a supporting act.

Holmdel NJ. ?- @jakechams

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Sunday, July 3rd

The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest hit Secaucus at the Meadowlands Expo Center on Sunday for the second day of the two day event. The superhero convention included appearances from cast members of several popular television shows including “Arrow” and “Gotham.”

Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor celebrated big with its July 4th Fest. Park goers enjoyed nights full of entertainment and fireworks after a day of thrill rides and water park fun. Presented by Coca-Cola, people also had the opportunity to earn an exclusive early ride time an hour before the parks opening between 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. if they brought with them a Coke can along with their ticket.

Happy 4th of July, and Happy Birthday to Six Flags Great Adventure!

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Monday, July 4th

The annual Ridgewood Fourth of July parade returned for the 106th year. With a theme that celebrated the nation’s national parks, marching bands, flag bearers, floats, and more made their way through the village’s main roads. The parade is perhaps most characterized by the amount of chairs that many residents put out along the streets in advance. Some put chairs out up to two weeks in advance and make it a personal goal to have the same spot each year. Some even claim to have been watching the parade from the same spot for up to 31 years.

Long Branch Beach’s 26th annual Oceanfest took place Monday and attracted thousands of tourists, as is the case every year. This is what makes it both the largest July 4th celebration along the Jersey Shore and in the state. For 12 hours, non-stop entertainment was available for people of all ages and the day was capped with nothing other than a fireworks spectacular.

In the midst of all the traditional celebration along the shore, Wildwood went out on a limb and hosted a Tim McGraw concert on the town’s local beaches. Despite some questionable weather that delayed his appearance, beach goers stopped at nothing as they waited for the outdoor concert to begin on the beach for up to six hours.

Tim McGraw in #wildwoodnj

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