Outdoor movies, festivals, nature meditation and more! Here are our picks for fun things to do in Hunterdon County this weekend. You can always find even more by visiting our Events Calendar. And be sure to check out our 2019 Summer Guide.
Ely Park’s Great Big Day
When: Friday, July 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Ely Park, Lambertville
The City of Lambertville, Friends of Ely Park and Homestead Farm Market are hosting a party to celebrate Homestead’s 30th anniversary and the completion of the Ely Park revitalization project. Mayor Fahl will kickoff the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will also be a cookout, photo booth, fun games, a giant water slide, bounce house and more! Plus, there will be a 100-foot inflatable obstacle course with prizes for the winning team!
Outdoor Movie Night at Chirp’s Workshop: Goonies
When: Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m.
Where: 26 Fulper Road, Flemington
Enjoy an 80s classic with the entire family! Bring your chairs, blankets, and snacks and enjoy a movie under the stars. Cost is $10 per family and includes popcorn.
Frenchtown Bastille Day
When: Saturday, July 13 from noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Bridge Street, Frenchtown
Join Frenchtown in the annual celebration of the storming of the Bastille. There will be music, vendors, food, face painting, and more. The event is free.
Farmer’s Market History Day Hosted by Hunterdon Land Trust
When: Sunday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 111 Mine Street, Flemington
Celebrate local history at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market! The festivities will begin with a tour of the Dvoor Farm barns at 10 a.m. with Chris Pickell, the principal architect at Pickell Architecture in Flemington. Join Jeffrey Marshall (a.k.a. Sherlock Homes) with a fascinating program in the wagon house at 11 a.m. on how to detect clues to uncover the hidden history of your home. At noon., tour the historic stone farm house with Dave Harding, HLT’s director of outreach. Learn about the friendship between Delaware Chief Tuccamirgan and farmer John Philip Case, one of the Flemington-area’s first settlers. You’ll explore the 221-year-old house, seeing everything from the 18th-century graffiti in the attic to the site of an 1803 murder in the basement.
HLT’s Farmers’ Market features more than 20 local farmers and vendors offering organic produce, beef, pork, chicken, yak, honey, artisan breads, cheese, granola, native plants and more. Visitors can enjoy a flatbread pizza made with ingredients provided by local farmers or homemade bureks. The market also has pastries, muffins, yogurt, bread, coffee and more.
Lauren Theis will lead Yoga at the Farmers’ Market at 9 a.m. in the wagon house. Cost is $15. Keith Calmes performs in the music tent from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Holistic Health Fair
When: Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Beaver Brook Country Club, 25 Country Club Dr., Annandale
Fair showcases healing methodology, services, practitioners, and products to the general public. There will be readers, practitioners of various modalities, and health-related, spiritual, metaphysical and healing vendors. Tickets are $7, under 15 years old free.
Nature Meditation Tour at Hunterdon County Parks
When: Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Teetertown Preserve, 30 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray (Lebanon Township), at the stone house
This Sunday is the first in a new weekly summer nature series. Reconnect to the beauty of nature and to your own inner peace during this exploration of parks in the northern section of Hunterdon County. Each session includes a silent hike with pauses for guided mediation along the way. Bring a towel or mat to sit on. This guided tour is led by Lisa Perry and costs $16 per session. Each week will meet at a different park. (Teens and adults only.)