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

Before the kiddos head back to school and all of our schedules resume back to their regularly scheduled craziness, get out there and have some fun with the family! Did someone say "zeppoles"???


Madison Community Pool - 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, September 2 & Monday, September 3 - 12 pm til closing

Come celebrate at the pool for one last (huge) hurrah! Food trucks, live music, petting zoo-- I mean what more could you ask for??

Free with pool admission



Mendham Annual Labor Day Carnival

East Main Street & Mountain Avenue, Mendham

Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3 - various times

Enjoy rides, games, food and festivities Friday through Sunday evening, plus daytime Monday, at this annual Labor Day weekend festival. On Monday, watch the Mendham Labor Day Parade as it marches up on Main Street on Monday, ending at Borough Field, followed by the carnival, raffles and a fireworks show at 9pm.




Boonton Fire Department Carnival

Friday, August 31 - Sunday, September 2 - various times

100 Washington Street, Boonton

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

On Saturday, the 127-year-old Boonton Fire Department will participate in a parade that begins at 1:30pm sharp and delights the crowd that lines up along Main Street. Rain date is Monday, September 3.

Ride bracelets available for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. 

Hours: Thursday and Friday: 6pm-12am
aturday and Sunday: 3pm-12am

St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival

2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains

Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3 - various times

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.

Friday through Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Monday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.




Go With the Flow

Fosterfields Living Historic Farm, Morristown

Saturday, September 1, 1 - 2pm

Venture into the woods to learn how streams are important to the farm. See what amazing aquatic life calls streams, ‘home.’

$6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.