Art, music, movies, trains and penguins! Here’s what’s happening in Hunterdon County this weekend. (Of course, we encourage you to make decisions that fit your family’s situation and follow safety guidelines.)
Find even more things to do this season by checking out our 2020 Hunterdon County Summer Guide. (Tip: We’ll be updating it as more things open up, so you’ll want to bookmark that page!)
If you’re specifically looking for things to do with kids, take a look at THIS list.
And if you’re on the hunt for date ideas, read THIS article.
Attend the Grand Opening of The Art Parlour in Frenchtown
When: Friday, August 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 10 Bridge Street, Frenchtown
Friday night is the opening reception for this new alternative gallery in the heart of the downtown historic district. The exhibition will feature Painting and Assemblage by Sandra Dillon, curator and owner of The Art Parlour. Find out more HERE.
Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Music Mountain’s Park-In Theatre
When: Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, lot opens at 8 p.m. and movie begins at sunset
Where: 1483 Route 179, Lambertville
Music Mountain Theatre has temporarily converted their parking lot into a park-in movie lot. Purchase your ticket online for $25 per car. You’ll be assigned a spot when you arrive and play the sound through your car radio. Concessions will be available before the movie.
Clinton’s Come Together Friday Night Music Festival
When: Friday, August 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Clinton
This annual summer event has been slowly adding more festivities since their late start this year. This week, they’re up to four different bands playing throughout Clinton! Grab a friend and bring a lawn chair. Many of the local restaurants and shops also have specials going on during the Festivals. There is unlimited free parking at the Community Center on Halsted Street and behind the Municipal Building on Lehigh Street.
Chill out on Main Street in Flemington
When: Saturday, August 8 from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Flemington
Giant penguins have taken over Flemington’s Main Street! Take a picture with them and visit local businesses on Saturday afternoons in August and enter to win a $300 gift certificate package. Many of the local restaurants, cafes and markets will be offering specially priced iced and frozen treats to help you beat the summer heat. You’ll also want to check out the new outdoor patio areas.
Ride the Hunterdon Flyer from Black River & Western Railroad
When: Saturday, August 8 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Where: Stangl Road & State Route 12, Flemington
Black River & Western Railroad is reopening this weekend! Enjoy an extended length excursion all the way from Flemington to Bowne and back. Features a stop at Bowne Station to stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery. Book tickets and read about the new safety procedures HERE.
Listen to Live Music at Red Mill
When: Saturday, August 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 56 Main Street, Clinton
Summer Concerts in the Quarry are back at Red Mill. Enjoy free, live music outside. (Any donations go right to the museum.) Bring a picnic, BYOB. Snacks and water will be for sale. This Saturday’s performer is Caren Kennedy Formula.
Enjoy a movie and live music from your car at The Acme Carpool Cinema
When: Saturday, August 8 at 8 p.m.
Where: Behind Robust Wealth, 204 N. Union Street, Lambertville
Watch a screening of Purple Rain from the comfort of your car. Movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Plus, there will be live music by Brian Elliot from 8 to 8:30. You can BYO food or purchase Thai street food from Thia Tida at the event. Purchase tickets and read guidelines via THIS LINK. There are only 35 car spots. Tickets are $40 per car.
Shop the Farmer’s Market and Take a Yoga Class at Hunterdon Land Trust
When: Sunday, August 9 at 9 a.m.
Where: 111 Mine Street, Flemington
Instructor Lauren Theis will lead a moderately paced yoga session outside that’s ideal for all levels. Come enjoy the sweet sounds of nature under the shade of a willow tree while you take a much-needed break from the world. Suggested donation of $15. For more on local Farmers Markets, read our 2020 Guide.