Annual Events & Festivals

Hunterdon County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2nd Sunday in March, 3pm

Come Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Hunterdon County and enjoy 5 pipe & drum bands, Irish Step dancers, and much more!!! Main St, Clinton, NJ

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Shad Fest

April

The Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized award-winning event. Shad Fest features the area’s finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment, but the two-day extravaganza also serves as a venue for local non-profit organizations to raise necessary operating funds.

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Frenchtown Bastille Day

July

Bastille Day is an annual event held in Frenchtown, New Jersey.

Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on July 14th each year. In French, it is formally called la Fête nationale, “The National Celebration” and le 14 juillet.

The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the Frensch people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France.

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Sourland Mountain Festival

Sourland Mountain Festival

July

Every year the Sourland Mountain Festival brings the communities of the Central New Jersey region together and presents the best in musical talent, local food and drink, family fun – and a spectacular view.

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New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning

July

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is "more than hot air" because it offers a wide variety of entertainment. There is truly something for everyone! From colorful hot air balloons ascending twice daily to 3 headline concerts, to world-class children's entertainment, to hundreds of arts & crafters, to food vendors from around the world, fireworks, balloon glows and more, to amusement rides, we guarantee non-stop entertainment for the entire family!

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Balloon Festival

Flemington Corn, Tomato, and Beer Festival

August

Flemington’s Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival Saturday, the corn and tomato capital of the USA! The festival takes place on Stangl Road, Flemington NJ from noon-8pm. For foodie and beer-lovers, this family-friendly event will feature an expansive micro-brewery beer garden, live music, great food from local restaurants, and family entertainment.

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Frenchtown RiverFest

September

A street fair celebration of life along the river! Stroll Bridge Street and Sunbeam Park for a fun filled day of live music, art, food, family friendly activities, and paper boat races with the Frenchtown Vikings, all with an ecologically and sustainability focused lens. Honor the mighty Delaware and join in festivities truly unique to Frenchtown.

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Milford ALIVE

September

Free community celebration — art, food, crafts, and a wacky “bed race”! Come celebrate the history, culture and promise of this quaint Delaware River town in Milford, NJ.

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Hunterdon Harvest Festival

October

Join us for a great day on Stangl Road in Flemington celebrating Hunterdon County breweries, restaurants, businesses, and farms. Featuring live music all day, farm to festival foods, local craft beer, ice cream, and games for all ages!

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Hunterdon Half Marathon

October

Half Marathon, Relay and 5K!

Our Half Marathon, Half Marathon 2-Person Relay and 5K are an exciting way to spend a fall morning. With a beautiful course, great local support and an awesome finish, you’ll love being a part of the small town fun!

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Flemington Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving morning, 9:30am - 11:30am

The CEA Turkey Trot will be celebrating its 28th anniversary this year. This annual event, located in the historic borough of Flemington, has become a holiday tradition for many families and is the largest of its kind in the state. The Turkey Trot consists of two main events: a USATF-sanctioned 5K run and a 2-mile fitness walk. Over 6,000 participants, thousands of spectators and hundreds of volunteers.

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Clinton's Dickens Days

Weekend after Thanksgiving

Enjoy holiday festivities in downtown Clinton! Victorian characters, carolers, horse and carriage rides, and more!

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Clinton's Christmas Parade

1st Friday in December, 7pm - 9pm

Don’t miss Clinton’s Annual Christmas parade on Main Street!

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Hunterdon Holiday Parade

1st Sunday in December, 5pm - 7pm

Enjoy holiday festivities in downtown Clinton! Victorian characters, carolers, horse and carriage rides, and more!

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