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What’s Going On In Franklin Township This Weekend?

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend? There are no events in the town known to TAPinto Franklin Township for this Friday and Sunday, but Saturday is shaping up to be a fun filled day, with a little something for everyone. 

Friday, Aug. 25 

Somerset Patriots vs. Bridgeport Bluefish

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If you want to enjoy America’s past time and see some of the county’s best fire works, you don’t have to travel far to do both. The Somerset Patriots will host the Bridgeport Bluefish at TD Bank Ball Park in Bridgewater. 

Saturday, Aug. 26

Franklin Township: Grades 4 Life Back to School 5k Walk/Bike-A-Thon

Grades4life will host its first annual installment of the Back To School 5K Walk/ Bike-A-Thon at Naaman Williams Park Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Shoprite of Somerset

Back to School Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Get inspired and learn about healthier back to school items for your children this school year. There will be a free raffle, more information call Marisa at 732-356-8703. 

Week of the People

Back-to-School Event Saturday, Aug. 26 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Naaman Williams Park, 1 Matilda Avenue, Somerset, NJ FEATURING Live Music • Games • Free Activities for Children • Food • Retail Vendors • Pony Rides • Prizes • And lots more!

35th Anniversary of the dedication of Naaman Williams Park - From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Venus Jewelers: It's our anniversary but you're getting all the treats!

We're celebrating 38 years strong this August! Join us next Saturday for fun and games because it's our anniversary but we're giving you all the treats! BBQ | Games | Doorprizes | Jewelry Specials - Enter to Win A $3000 Sapphire & Diamond Ring - From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Thank you for being with us throughout our journey!

Sunday, Aug. 27

Somerset Patriots vs. Bridgeport Bluefish

The Somerset Patriots will honor all Veterans during a pregame ceremony on the field beginning at 4:15 pm.

Things to do close to home:

‘Back 2 School 4-on-4 Basketball Tournament’ to Benefit Area Students

Dance and Dine at New Brunswick's 2nd Annual Caribbean Festival

Top Ten Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 8.25 - 8.27

1. Monarch Migration Journey, Duke Farms

2. Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, State Theatre New Jersey

3. The Magical Mysterious Monarch, Leonard J. Buck Garden

4. Roll with your Heart: A Casino Night Experience for a Cause, The Bernards Inn

5. Tomato Festival, Norz Hill Farm & Market

6. Summer StoryWalk at Hawk Rise Sanctuary, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

7. The Jazz Club Supper Series, The Bernards Inn

8. How to Get Your Teacher Ready Storytime, Barnes and Noble

9. Comedyville Street Jam, Downtown Somerville

10. Cruise Nights, Downtown Somerville

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If you know of any events in town please contact the editor at mlyons@tapinto.net.

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