5 Favorite Things In & Around Madison, NJ: Labor Day Weekend


Labor Day weekend has lots of fun in store before the kiddos head back to school!

Boonton Fire Department Carnival

Thursday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

Boonton Fire Department, Boonton

Enjoy rides, games, live music, scrumptious fair food, and fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday. Make it a fun weekend with family and friends, and say farewell to summer in a memorable way.

On Saturday, the 126-year-old Boonton Fire Department will participate in a parade that begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp and delights the crowd that lines up along Main Street. Rain date is Monday, September 4.

Ride bracelets available for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Save $3 with coupon found here. Must show printed copy.


Craft with Museum Educator @ METC: Bird Whirligigs

Friday, September 1, 11 am - 3 pm

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison, NJ

Explore STEAM at METC! Assemble and decorate a wooden bird whirligig, learn how this is a simple machine, and go on a scavenger hunt to find other simple machines throughout the museum.


Mendham Annual Labor Day Carnival

Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4, 10 am - 9 pm

Main Street, Mendham

Enjoy rides and festivities Friday through Sunday evening, and watch the Mendham Labor Day Parade as it marches up on Main Street on Monday, ending at Borough Field.

Watch local fire departments march in this parade, and then cheer them on during the Hose Competition, where teams compete against each other in a contest of fire house skill.

Fireworks will conclude the day at 9 p.m.


St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival

Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4, 4:30 - 10:30 pm

St. Bartholomew Church, 2032 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains

Perhaps the best kept secret in NJ is the traditional Annual Labor Day Italian Feast, an annual tradition honoring San Nicola di Bari, the patron saint of the town of Montazzoli, Italy, since 1974. The feast is a great family event and has something for everyone to enjoy. There is nightly live music, rides, games, and delicious food, including favorites like pizza, pasta, zeppoles, clams, mussels, and calzones. In addition, there are nightly 50/50 drawings and a super 50/50 raffle on Monday.


Star Wars Force Friday @ Short Stories

Friday, September 1

May the Force be With You this Friday when you join Jen and the staff at Satellite Games and Short Stories plan a day of fun and Star Wars themed activities.