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.

Read on below for more details:

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Friday, June 7

Antique & Estate Jewelry Show

Is there anything more mesmerizing than a vintage piece of jewelry, full of history and mystique? Join us for the premier Antique and Estate Jewelry Shows of NJ at Venus Jewelers Saturday, June 7 & 8 featuring a fresh new collection of antique, estate and vintage jewelry and watches from around the world! TAP here for more details. 

Villagers Theatre - Shrek the Musical

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. TAP here for more details. 

Friday, June 7
Summer Afternoons in Kilmer Square Park 12-1 p.m.
Where: Kilmer Square Park

It’s back! Summer Afternoon in Kilmer Square Park are here for the summer.

There will be live musical performances at lunchtime, so grab some friends or co-workers, pick up lunch at your favorite establishment, and head on over to Kilmer Square Park to enjoy live music!

Friday, June 7
Cook’s Market 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Where: Rutgers Gardens

Cook Market’s aim is to encourage the development of local agricultural and specialty products, as well as promote local economic development and community building through educational and family-friendly activities. Not to mention, you’ll enjoy fresh produce and treats.

Saturday, June 8

Township of Franklin - Spring Nature Walk 

All walks are led by a Naturalist from the NJ Audubon Society. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and take precautions against ticks. TAP here for more details. 

Township of Franklin - Community Farmer’s Market 

This year’s vendors are Elijah’s Promise Bakery, Pignut Farm, Neil’s Sharpening Services, Norz Hill Farm, Sipology by Steeped Tea, Snyder Farm, and Urban Blooms Farms. These vendors will offer a variety of items such as meats, produce, flowers, baked goods, knife sharpening services, teas, soaps, and much more! TAP here for more details. 

Rose Day Festival at Colonial Park Gardens

The Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens will be celebrating “Rose Day Festival.” The event will be held at the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at, Colonial Park. TAP here for more details. 

Sunday, June 9

Franklin Township Public Library - Crochet, Anyone?

Join craft enthusiasts for crocheting (or knitting) and conversation. Novices and experts welcome. Though formal instruction is not provided at this gathering, there will be plenty of encouragement! TAP here for more details. 

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band presents “The Ol’ West”

Grab your Stetson, put on your cowboy boots and saddle up!  The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Sumner, presents its annual Pops Concert on Sunday, June 9 at 5 PM. TAP here for more details. 

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 6.6 to 6.9

1. Rose Day Festival, Colonial Park Gardens
2. The 240th Anniversary Symposium: Washington’s Middlebrook Cantonment, Bridgewater Municipal Building
3. Revolutionary Spirit Night, TD Bank Ballpark
4. Pottery Show & Sale, The Center for Contemporary Art
5. Shrek the Musical, Villagers Theatre
6. Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters Annual Spring Show, Ted Blum 4-H Center
7. Friday Night Picnics (final evening), Peony’s Envy
8. Summer in the Somerset Hills Artist Reception, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
9. Waterfall Hike, Duke Farms
10. Car Cruise Night on Main Street, Bound Brook

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