We rounded up the best things to do in Essex County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Events Not To Miss:
What: Family Fun Nights at Turtle Back Zoo
Why: Enjoy the extended hours on Wednesdays & Thursdays at our favorite zoo.
When: Now thru August 27, 5-8:30pm
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
What: Free Admission to Montclair Art Museum
Why: Get your culture on for free every first Friday of the month.
When: Friday, July 3, 12-5pm, FREE
Where: 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair
What: Jr Chef: Berry Pies and Crisps
Why: Because who doesn’t love a little pastry chef in the making?
When: Saturday, July 4, 10am, Ages 5-13, FREE
Where: William Sonoma locations
What: Montclair July 4th Celebration
Why: A parade, pony rides, picnics, bbq, fireworks and more.
When: Saturday, July 4, 11am start, Gates open at 7pm for fireworks, $3 per person or $10 for family admission
Where: Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair University campus
What: July 4th Celebration on the Oval
Why: Car show, rides, food, music, fireworks and more!
When: Saturday, July 4, 9am-10pm
Where: The Oval, Robert Harp Dr., Livingston
What: Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids
Why: Storytime for your little cutie.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 11am, FREE
Where: Short Hills Mall, Short Hills
If you’re heading out of Essex…
What: State Fair Meadowlands
Why: 17 days of family fun at the largest fair in the New York area.
When: Now thru Sunday, July 5, check schedule for ticket prices and fair times.
Where: 1 Metlife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford
What: Oceanfest at Long Branch
Why: The best parts of everyone’s fav summer memories- and spectacular fireworks.
When: Saturday, July 4, 11am, Fireworks at dusk
Where: 1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch
Why: Inflatables, music, art vendors, and more.
When: Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 9am-10pm, FREE
Where: Memorial Park, Maplewood