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.

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Somerset County Tourism - Summer Concert and Movie Series

Don’t miss Somerset County’s many outdoor concerts and movie offerings this summer! From jazz to rock, Spiderman to Mary Poppins, we’ve got you covered. Learn more

Friday, Aug. 2

Highland Park Restaurant Week

Just under two square miles in size, Highland Park is small but its downtown packs an outsized punch in restaurant diversity and quality. With a huge range of cuisines in its walkable downtown, just a short walk over the Raritan River from Rutgers University and the city of New Brunswick, the borough of Highland Park is ready for its culinary closeup. TAP here for more details.

Saturday, Aug. 3

The Somerset County Park Commission 

Colonial Park Garden staff welcome visitors to an interesting & educational event in the Colonial Park Fragrance & Sensory Garden. Visitors will enjoy a tour of the garden Colonial Park Gardens staff. Lesley Parness, gardening educator, will demonstrate ways to capture and enjoy the taste, feel, and scent of fragrant herbs. TAP here for more details. 

Franklin Township Community Farmers Market - Health and Wellness Day 

The Franklin Township Community Farmers Market will have themed days that will promote local organizations, community groups and fun activities in and around Franklin Township. TAP here for details. 

Summer Morning Nature Walks on Franklin Trails

Join Franklin Trails naturalist/guides to explore our beautiful and diverse woodland trails. The Franklin Trails Advisory Committee invites you to join us for summer trails walks where we will be conducting eBird counts and iNaturalist observations on our Franklin trails. TAP here for details. 

Farm to table dinner - Murder Mystery - Norz Hill Farm & Market

Shootout at Boothill Cemetery: Murder Mystery Hayride & Dinner. The Tombstone Gunfighters have come together to perform their Western Days show at Norz Hill Farm. But for one Wild West wannabee, this will be the last draw... TAP here for more details. 

Bollywood Night - The Desi Party 10 pm

Where: Perle Night Club & Lounge

Bollywood Night at Perle Nightclub every First Saturday of the month! Are you ready to rock the night in a true desi style at an upscale Perle the nightclub where DJ Harry will be spinning your favorites Bollywood songs? To find more information on their Facebook page click here!

Sunday, Aug. 4

Free Movies at The Yard 4-6pm

Where: The Yard at College Ave

Swing by The Yard each Sunday at 4 PM for a free family movie (and small toy!) June through August! The movie playing this week will be Smallfoot.  For a list of the upcoming movies that will be shown in the coming weeks click here

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 8.1 to 8.4

1. Somerset County Park Commission Summer Concert Series: The Infernos, Duke Island Park

2. Plays in the Park: Brigadoon, Pleasant Valley Park Amphitheatre

3. Murder Mystery Dinner, Norz Hill Farm & Market

4. Laser Bon Jovi, RVCC Planetarium

5. Comedians Julia Scotti and Uncle Floyd, Brook Arts Center

6. Sense & Scents-Ability, Colonial Park Rose Garden/Fragrance & Sensory Garden

7. In the Footsteps of Galileo, Duke Farms

8. Starlit Cinema: Aquaman, Downtown Somerville

9. Summer Stage: Café Racers Bank, Downtown Somerville

10. Farmers Market, Duke Farms

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