Sunday is the Big Game, but that’s not the only fun thing going on this weekend! Here are our picks for events happening in Hunterdon County from February 1 through February 3. You can always find even more things to do by visiting our Calendar.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida at Music Mountain Theatre
When: February 1 – February 17, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Where: 1483 Route 179, Lambertville
Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Tickets start at $23. Purchase here.
Bright Star Children’s Theatre: Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk
When: Saturday, February 2 at 12 p.m.
Where: Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell
Bring the kids to a live production of classic tales! Comic duo Mabel and Lenny reenact these two fairy tales, undertaking almost a dozen roles. Purchase tickets here.
Fire & Ice Winter Madness Festival
When: Saturday, February 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Lebanon Township Memorial Park, 70 Bunnvale Road, Califon
Just because the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean you have to hibernate all winter! The Lebanon Township Recreation Commission, Friends of Memorial Park and the Lebanon Township Volunteer Fire Department have teamed up to make the cold and snow a lot more bearable. Come hang out with friends and neighbors around the bonfire, bring your tailgating supplies and set up around the fire as early as 4pm. Grab something tasty from the food trucks (Empanada Guy and Chick Wings & Things LLC Food Truck Catering) and we’ll have free s’mores and hot beverages to warm you up. LTVFD will light the blaze at 5pm. Watch Bob “The Iceman” carve three 300lb blocks of ice. He’ll be looking for input from all the kids as to what he should create. If there’s snow on the ground, bring your sleds and if the pond is frozen, plan on ice skating!
Wildlife of Hunterdon
When: Saturday, February 2 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Echo Hill Playground, 42 Lilac Drive, Flemington (Echo Hill Lodge)
Naturalist Debra Reed will present interesting facts and specimens of Hunterdon’s most interesting wildlife. Come learn about the animals living in your own backyard, including the coyote, bear, snakes, bats and more. This is for ages 6 through adults and costs $3 per person. Call 908-782-1158 to register.
Hunterdon Land Trust Winter Farmer’s Market
When: Sunday, February 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Street, Flemington
Enjoy delicious fresh seasonal food at Hunterdon Land Trust Winter Farmer’s Market. This event is held on the first and third Sundays of the month from December to early May in the farm’s wagon house. This year, there are some new participants including seafood vendor, Local 130 Seafood; Aquasprouts Farm, an aquaponics farm with lettuce and kale; Oak Grove Angus Farms with beef; Picklelicious, who offers an incredible assortment of pickles and olives; and Will’s Amazing Vegan Burgers. Return favorites include Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Comeback Farm, Sandbrook MeadowFarm, WoodsEdge Farm, Fired Up Flatbread Co., Purely Farm, Fieldstone Coffee Roasters and River Lea House.