Weekend Local Travel Events June 10 to June 11

Credits: Flemington Auto Show
Credits: Flemington Auto Show
Grover Kemble will perform at Groove in the Grove. Credits: Groove at the Grove
Patrick Fitzsimmons will perform at Groove on the Grove. Credits: Groove at the Grove

The weather in New Jersey is heating up—making it perfect to get outdoors and enjoy one of the many summer festivals the state is famous for. Local events this weekend will give you a chance to pass the time listening to great live music and sampling an array of delicious cuisine. Occupy the kids as well with plenty of fun for all ages activities at any of the following events.

Flemington Car Show

Every other Saturday during the summer, the Flemington Car Show is held on Main Street in front of the Hunterdon County Courthouse. From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, the roadway will be packed with the best of the area’s classic cars. Besides live music and a DJ, face painters, games, and balloon animals will be on hand to entertain the kiddos. Food vendors will be selling grab and go foods such as hot dogs and hamburgers.

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Strawberry Festival

Who doesn’t love a strawberry festival? The strawberry is definitely one of the area’s favorite fruits and will be celebrated this weekend at the Bergen Highland United Methodist Church in Upper Saddle River. All activities are free with the exception of the cost of food. The festival will be held June 10 from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Groove in the Grove

Lovers of good music will not want to miss this indie songwriter festival in Morris County. The event will take place at Vasa Park on June 10 starting at 1 pm and featuring continuous live music on two stages. Lawn chairs and blankets can be brought to the festival and vendors will be selling both food and alcoholic beverages throughout the day.

The International Mediterranean Food & Wine Festival

On June 11, starting at 11:30 am, international chefs will be taking over the Newark Waterfront Center. Foodies will be able to enjoy delicious dishes such as paella, grilled lamb, kabobs, and Spanish wine. Advance tickets are recommended and the price includes unlimited food, wine and beer.

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Upcoming Events


Tue, March 20, 6:30 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Girl Scout STEAM Program

Arts & Entertainment Education


Sat, March 24, 9:30 AM

Sparta Recreation Department, Sparta

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, March 24, 10:30 AM

Dykstra Park, Sparta

UNICO Easter Egg Hunt

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, March 24, 6:00 PM

McKenna Hall, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Sparta

Night with NJ Giants #53 Harry Carson Beefsteak


Sat, March 24, 6:00 PM

Perona Farms, Sparta

Trout Unlimited Annual Fund Raising Banquet

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, April 8, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River



Fri, April 13, 5:00 PM

Sparta High School Auditorium, Sparta

2nd Annual Jazz Festival at Sparta High School

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, April 14, 9:00 AM


Jr Lions Football - Meet & Greet

Education Sports

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River


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Sparta High School Hosts Second Annual Jazz Festival

March 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ - The award-winning music department of Sparta High School is hosting its second annual Jazz Festival on Friday, April 13, 2018. The event gathers fifteen top jazz bands from northern New Jersey, who compete for group and individual ratings.

The Festival will once again take place in the modern, thousand-seat auditorium of Sparta High School, where the township’s jazz bands ...