MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The month of June is full of big festivals, smaller community events, outdoor concerts and so much more.
In addition to some favorite annual events making their return in June, there are also plenty of new events, including the first South by South Orange Festival from June 26 to June 28.
June Events in South Orange and Maplewood:
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Saturday, June 6
Sunday, June 7
Thursday, June 11
Saturday, June 13
South Orange Town Wide Garage Sale - Map of participating homes available here
Sunday, June 14
The North Jersey Pride Festival
- This family-friendly event brings together LGBTQ and straight allies to celebrate diversity and promote equality with a full day of performances and activities at Memorial Park Amphitheater (123 Dunnell Road, Maplewood) from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Full schedule available here
Bike Drive and Bike-Tuning Event - The South Mountain School PTA and the Newark Boys and Girls Bike Exchange program are holding an event where visitors can purchase a used bike, donate an adult bike, or get a bike tuned-up for a $5 donation. Event takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the blacktop area behind South Mountain School (444 W. South Mountain Ave.). All proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Newark after-school program.
Tuesday, June 23
Monday, June 29
Multi-Day and Ongoing Events
Leader of the Pack
from InterACT Theatre Productions - performances on June 6, 7, 12, and 14 at the Baird Theatre on Three (5 Mead Street, South Orange).
Friends of the South Orange Library Book Sale
- At the Baird Community Center (5 Mead Street, South Orange) on Sat. June 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. June 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members get in an hour early on Saturday, at 10am.
South by South Orange Festival
- This is the inaugural year for a new arts, ideas and music symposium, which includes events at local restaurants, merchants and local spaces with the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) serving as a primary venue. A full schedule of events for the three day festival on June 26, 27 and 28 is available at southbysouthorange.org
The Maplewood and South Orange Farmers Markets
occur weekly during the summer and fall. The Maplewood Farmers Market is held on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Indiana Street Municipal parking lot adjacent to Springfield Avenue, and the South Orange Farmers Market is held on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Sloan Street parking lot across from the NJ Transit station
Bowtie Cinemas Free Kids Movies
- Different movies are shown each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange from June 23 to August 19.