SOMERSET, NJ - The unofficial start to the summer season is here. Gas prices are rising, so now is as good a time as any, to stick close to home. 

Check out TAPinto Franklin Township’s roundup of some of the best things to do close to home this Memorial Day weekend. 

Friday, May 25

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PJ Cavanaugh’s

PJ Cavanaugh's is kicking off Memorial Day Weekend by opening our Pool Side Pub with a Live Pool Side Performance from The Deep starting at 7pm! TAP here for details. 

Saturday, May 26

Blackwells Mills Canal House Plant Sale

Select from our assortment of plants to meet your gardening needs or pick one up for a gift! A plant expert will be on hand to answer your questions. Donations of plants are welcome - please call 908 874-5492 to make arrangements to drop off. TAP here for details. 

The Citizen's Club of Franklin Township

Come out to an indoor market fair 55 Fuller Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will be on hand selling handbags, fresh smoothies, custom/paparazzi jewelry, ladies fashions and accessories, natural skin products, various crafts and more.

Sunday, May 27

Duke Farms 

Getting ready to BBQ this Memorial Day? This Sunday at Duke Farms see how to bring healthy vegetables to the grill and add variety to your holiday BBQ. Visit the Farmers Market from 10:00 am-3:00 pm and catch one of our grilling demonstrations led by Chef Josh throughout the afternoon. TAP here for details. 

Monday, May 28

Township of Franklin 

Franklin Township proudly announced their annual Memorial Day Parade earlier this month. TAP here for details. 

Somerset County Tourism added a special Memorial Day list of events, TAP here for the list. 

See below for our picks from the list:

Friday Night Picnics at Peony’s Envy

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar

Tour of Somerville in Downtown Somerville

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 5.24 to 5.28

1. Tour of Somerville, Downtown Somerville

2. Cruise Nights, Downtown Somerville

3. Farm to Table Market, Duke Farms

4. Memorial Day Parade, Somerville

5. 7 Voices Exhibition – Meet the Artists, Gallery on Division

6. Community Snoop Garden Tour, Duke Farms

7. Summer Stage (opening night), Division Street

8. Growler Fills, Flounder Brewing

9. Ridge High School Ceramics Exhibit, EEC

10. One Year Anniversary Party & Memorial Day Celebration, Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar

Editor’s Note: Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971, but it originated in the years following the Civil War. Observed every last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. 

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