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: Leonia Sports Boosters Carnival
Why: Rides, food, games and fun.
When: Now through Sunday, July 9, (5-11pm weekdays, 12-11pm Sat & Sun), Fireworks Show on July 4, 9:30pm
Where: Overpeck County Park, Leonia
What: Field Station Dinosaurs
Why: The Dinos are back and better than ever!
When: Check website for summer hours and special events.
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
Why: Escape the heat with a summer flick.
When: Tuesdays & Wednesday until August 16, 10am, FREE
Where: Bow Tie theaters (Closter, Washington Twp. & Hoboken)
Why: Finger lickin' good #eeeeats on the farm.
When: Thursdays, 5:30- 8:30pm
Where: 244 Weirimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Enjoy the live music and stay for the fireworks at dusk.
When: Saturday, July 1, 6pm
Where: Finch Park, Ramsey
What: Tenafly Town Wide Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
Why: A entire day of fun and fireworks at dusk.
When: Saturday, July 1, 10am-3pm & Fireworks 9pm
Where: Roosevelt Common & then Tenafly HS
Why: Live swing music and La La Land under the stars.
When: Saturday, July 1, Music 7-8:30pm, Movie at Sunset, FREE
Where: Fort Lee Community Center, Fort Lee
Why: All ages can come together for a lovely walk in the trails.
When: Sunday, July 2, 3-4pm, Ages 2+/$5
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Paramus Fireworks Show
Why: We hear this free fireworks show, with added entertainment, is one of the best around.
When: Sunday, July 2, Gates open at 6pm, FREE
Where: Garden State Plaza West Lot, Paramus
Why: One of the most popular fireworks shows around. Get there early to snag a spot!
When: Tuesday, July 4, Rain Date: Wednesday, July 5, Parade at 10am, Gates open at 6pm for Fireworks. Tickets/$10 (select stores), $11.96 (online), $15 (gate), $10 (child at gate), 5 and under are free.
Where: Veterans Field
Why: Games, vendors, food, flea market, and fireworks.
When: Tuesday, July 4, All day, Fireworks at 9:15pm
Where: Foshini Park
Why: Celebrate the holiday with Mickey.
When: Wednesday, July 5, 10am-12pm, $28
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Every little kid is a farmer at this imaginative event.
When: Now through Labor Day, Ages 2-5
Where: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Games, rides, petting zoo, and more!
When: Now thru Sunday, July 9, Ages 3+/$7, Various online discount tickets available
Where: West Nyack, NY
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 30 through Sunday, July 2, Kids/$16, Adults/$22
Where: Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Why: Live music, good food, music and cherry picking on the farm.
When: Saturday, July 1, 2-10pm
Where: 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY
Why: Dress like a pirate and set your sail to the Hudson Valley where games, adventures and treasures await!
When: Weekends now through August 26 & 27, 9:30-10:30am (entry every 15 min), Online admission: Adults/$12, Ages 3-17/$6, At the door: $14 & $8
Where: Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Why: All you can eat breakfast, live music, a hay wagon ride and berry picking on the farm.
When: Sunday, July 2, 8am-12:30pm, Adults/$14, 2+/$9
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
What: Oceanfest at Long Branch
Why: All day fun with live music, food, craft sale, fireworks and more.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 10am-10pm, Fireworks at 9pm
Where: 1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch
Why: Visit this outdoor sculpture park and watch them fire up the grill for Independence Day.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 11:30am- 3:30pm
Where: 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton
Why: A modern retelling of three classic Hans Christian Andersen tales ideal for kids ages 3-9.
When: Now thru Fall 2017, Check the website for all available dates and times, Kids/$8, Adults/$12
Where: The Cottage at Central Park
What: Nyack Street Fair
Why: A children's area, #eeeeats, vendors, crafts and more.
When: Sunday July 9,10am - 5pm
Where: Downtown Nyack, NY
Why: This gorgeous oyster schooner visits Alpine just once a year, and you don’t want to miss it. Snag tickets now before they sell out!
When: Thursday, July 13 thru Sunday, July 16, check the website for sail times and prices
Where: Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine