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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Events Not to Miss:
Why: Ages 12 and up can join in on the boat racing fun and watch top rowing teams compete.
When: Saturday July 31, 8-3 pm
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
What: Aladdin in Concert
Why: The classic story is presented by The Performing Arts School.
When: Saturday July 31, 5 pm, $25
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Come out for a day of fun and raising money for special needs kids.
When: Monday August 2, 8 am-9 pm
Where: Montammy Golf Club, Alpine
What: BBQ Nights
Why: A tasty night of delish BBQ and live music on the farm.
When: Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
What: Dino Safari
Why: Travel back in time as the dinos take over Bergen County in this prehistoric drive-through experience.
When: Now through Sunday August 8, 10 am-9 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, West Parking Lot, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
If you're heading out of Bergen:
Why: Family fun includes hot air balloons, carnival rides, entertainment, animals and much more.
When: Saturday July 31-Saturday August 7, 12-10 pm
Where: 877 Uniontown Rd., Phillipsburg
What: Sweet Corn Festival
Why: Grab an ear and enjoy music, food trucks, carriage rides and more farm fun.
When: Saturday July 31, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Ort Farms, 25 Bartley Rd., Long Valley
Why: Watch the games and stay for the live music, kids activities, raffles and more.
When: Saturday July 31, 9 am, entertainment begins at 2:30 pm
Where: 160 Old Orangeburg Rd., Orangeburg
What: Pride on the Farm
Why: Spend the day on the farm enjoying family fun and celebrating Pride.
When: Saturday July 31, 11 am-4 pm
Where: The Queens County Farm Museum, 7350 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
What: The Orange County Fair
Why: Live shows, rides, music food and entertainment for all ages.
When: Now through Sunday August 1, check schedule for times
Where: 239 Wisner Ave., Middletown
What: Butterfly Tent Safari
Why: Fly over to see live butterflies and and butterfly-themed activities.
When: Now through Saturday July 31, 12-3 pm
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621A Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland
What: Family Ag Day
Why: Family fun activities, music, animals, ice cream making and more.
When: Sundays August 8, August 22, September 12, September 26, 9 am-1 pm
Where: Van Riper Hopper Museum, 533 Berdan Ave., Wayne
What: Sunflower Festival
Why: Come for the weekend festival or pick your own during the week.
When: Now through Sunday August 8, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Stony Hill Farms, 15 North Road, Chester
What: Sunflower Picking
Why: Sunflower and zinnia season has begun, so bring your camera for Insta-worthy shots.
When: Now through Saturday August 14
Where: Happy Day Farm, 106 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
Why: Explore the legendary author's animals with live shows, music, games and much more.
When: Now through Sunday August 29, advance reservations required
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
What: Dino Dig Adventure
Why: Let your budding paleontologist discover fossils in this kid-friendly exhibit, and check the other summer of dinos fun.
When: Open daily
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
What: Hello Kitty Truck
Why: The famous Sanrio truck is back with Hello Kitty swag a limited-edition merch.
When: Saturday August 7, 10 am-7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus