SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend?

If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township.

Friday, Sept. 13

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Franklin High School - Friday Night Lights! 

Come out to Franklin High School and root for the Warriors while they face Phillipsburg at home. Kick off is at 7 pm!

Venus Jewelers Gem & Design Show

Gems from all over the world are making their way to Venus Jewelers! Precious and exotic gemstones from around the world are brought to us by our very own gem hunter, David of Artinian Gems. He's internationally renown for traveling to remote regions of the world for rare finds and the best rough stones. TAP here for more details. 

Saturday, Sept. 14

RiverFest 2019

A dynamic showcase of world music and dance highlights Bound Brook’s annual RiverFest Art & Music Fair from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. RiverFest Art & Music Fair transforms the borough’s busy Main Street into a colorful boulevard of art, food and fun. TAP here for more details. 

Central Jersey Jazz Festival Returns

The lineup of seasoned musicians is set for 14 hours of non-stop sophisticated jazz that will draw thousands to the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sept. 13th-15th. TAP here for more details.

Franklin Township Community Farmers Market

All About Moms - our Market started after Mother's Day, but we know that moms still need to be celebrated. This Market day will focus on foods that mom will love!

GO Outdoors: Mount Tammany Hike with Rutgers University from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Mount Tammany

Mount Tammany in the Delaware Water Gap is by far one of our long-time staff favorite hikes.  This is a shorter hike with a good elevation gain and sweeping views of the mountains of Pennsylvania as well as the river.  The going is rocky, but the views and the waterfalls keep us coming back over and over again.

For more information and to register, click here. 

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2019 Screening at 7 p.m.

Where: Voorhees Hall 

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies presents the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2019.

Free Parking in Rutgers University lots near the screening space. 

Sunday, Sept. 15 

Bart Shatto & Friends

Broadway Star of Les Miserables, BART SHATTO, will be performing at Temple Beth El of Somerset, 1489 Hamilton Street, Somerset, NJ on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm. 

Fifth Annual Montgomery FunFest Returns on September 15 with Music, Thrills and Festival Eats

Art, music, amusement rides, games of chance, obstacle courses, and festival foods are among the many thrills in store for 10,000 expected patrons at the fifth annual Montgomery FunFest. TAP here for more details. 

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 9.13 to 9.15

1. Fall Festival, Norz Hill Farm & Market

2. Ballpark Brewfest, TD Bank Ballpark

3. Art All Day, Division Street Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Somerville

4. Bound Brook River Fest, Main Street, Bound Brook

5. Bridgewater Community Day, Somerset County Vo-Tech School

6. Montgomery Fun Fest, Princeton Airport

7. BIG Rummage Sale, Ted Blum 4-H Center

8. Hall Mills Murder Mystery Lunch, The Historic Van Horne House

9. Big Bike Ride for Adults, Duke Farms

10. Four Women from Trenton – Opening Reception, The Center for Contemporary Art

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