We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
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Events Not To Miss:
What: Children’s Petting Zoo
Why: A traveling zoo, bounce houses, pony rides, and more.
When: Now thru Sunday, June 21, 11am-7pm & 11am-5pm on Sunday, FREE
Where: National Wholesale Liquidators, 370 Essex Dr., Lodi
What: State Fair Meadowlands
Why: 17 days of family fun at the largest fair in the New York area.
When: Friday, June 19 thru Sunday, July 5, check schedule for ticket prices and fair times.
Where: 1 Metlife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford
What: Montvale’s Day in the Park
Why: Children’s fishing contest, family fun races, rides, live music, fireworks, and much more!
When: Saturday, June 20th, Sports events at 8:30am, Main events 4:30-8:30pm & Fireworks at 9:30pm
Where: Memorial Drive Complex, Montvale
What: Emerson Summer Kickoff
Why: Sports, live music, and fireworks!
When: Saturday, June 20, 2pm start, 9pm Fireworks
Where: Hillman Park, Emerson
What: Aurora Nonprofit Challenge 5K Walk
Why: Walk for the nonprofit of your choice.
When: Saturday, June 20, 8am, Adults & Teens/ $20, 12 & Under/$15, Pre-Registration required
Where: Ridgewood Duck Pond, Ridgewood
What: World Soccer 5’s Qualifiers
Why: Try out for his worldwide soccer tournament for amateur players ages 16+ and check out this awesome “pay and play” soccer center.
When: Saturday, June 20, 10am-1pm
Where: So Five, 2 Palmer Terrace, Carlstadt
What: Pascack Valley Swim Club Open House
Why: No pool? No problem.
When: Saturday, June 20, 12-6pm, $10 per person (Residents of all towns welcome.)
Where: 140 Tillman St., Westwood
What: Wings and Wheels at The Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
Why: Think WW II Airplanes and other unique aircrafts, live entertainment, vendors, food concessions and more.
When: Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 9am-5pm
Where: 90 Moonachie Ave., Teterboro
What: Jr Chef: Father’s Day Fun with Dad
Why: Lean how to make some of Dad’s favorite treats just in time for his special day.
When: Saturday, June 20, 10am, Ages 5-13, FREE
Where: Williams-Sonoma locations
What: Glamour Parties Presents: Good vs. Evil Royal Ball
Why: Watch Captain Hook & Peter Pan duke it out…
When: Saturday, June 20, 10am-12:30pm, $25
Where: 75 Legion Dr., Cresskill
What: 2nd Annual Fairy & Gnome Festival
Why: A day of magic and fun in the greenhouse!
When: Saturday, June 20, 11am-3pm, FREE
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
What: Clifton Flea Market & Collectible Show
Why: Collectibles, vintage and antique vendors, and more.
When: Saturday, June 20, 9am-5pm
Where: 1400 Main Ave., Clifton
What: Yoga on the Hudson
Why: Get your OM on outdoors.
When: Sunday, June 21, 8-9am, $10 suggested donation
Where: Undercliff Picnic Area on Henry Hudson Dr., Englewood Cliffs
What: Flat Rock Nature Fathers Day Hike
Why: Quality time with Pops…
When: Sunday, June 21, 2-3pm, $8, Pre-Registration required AND Tenafly Nature Center: Sunday, June 21, 1-3pm, $5
Where: 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood & 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
If you’re heading out of Bergen…
What: Summer Solstice Celebration at Stone Barns Center
Why: It’s a family affair with square dancing, a fire pit, evening field tours, live music, seasonal food and more!
When: Friday, June 19, 5-9pm, 16+/$20, 2-5/$10
Where: 630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills, NY
What: Seaside Heights Cars & Food Trucks Show
Why: Gourmet food trucks & awesome vehicles.
When: Saturday, June 20, 8am-6pm
Where: 304 Bay Blvd., Seaside Heights
What: Nutley’s Annual Father’s Day Fair
Why: Delicious food, kids activities, vendors, and more.
When: Sunday, June 21, 10am-5pm
Where: Along 300 Franklin Ave. from Centre St. to Chestnut St., Nutley
What: Summer Craft Beer Fest
Why: Treat Dad to a day of sunshine, local special brews, food, and live music.
When: Sunday, June 21, 12-6:30pm
Where: Main St. between Bridge & Grove St., Somerville
What: Children & Families: Aquatic Creature Feature at Storm King Art Center
Why: Join a museum educator at the pond’s edge for a close look at aquatic creatures.
When: Sunday, June 21, 1pm, Free with admission
Where: 1 Museum Rd., New Windsor, NY
What: Father’s Day BBQ & NJ Beer & Food Festival at Crystal Springs Resort
Why: Because what Dad doesn’t love delicious BBQ and unlimited brews?
When: Saturday, June 20, Check the website for details & times, Reservations required for BBQ.
Where: Sussex County
What: A Night on Fire
Why: A choreographed, live display of fire arts featuring flame-wielding, fire-eating performers twisting and turning, juggling and dancing, sword fighting, and much more!
When: Friday, June 26 (8:30pm), Saturday June 27 (8pm & 9:30pm) & Sunday June 28 (8pm), Tickets must be purchased in advanced: Children/$16, 17+/$22, Bergen Mama readers click here to enter for a chance to win a Family 4 pack of FREE tickets!
Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
What: American Girl Event: Making with Grace
Why: Your little girl can bake with Grace, the 2015 Girl of the Year.
When: Saturday, June 27, 10-11:30am, Ages 8-12, $30
Where: Call your local Williams-Sonoma location to sign up before the class fills up!