5 Family Friendly Events To Prep You For Summer

Can’t wait for MDW to have some fun? There’s plenty of good times taking place this weekend in Bergen County.
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The unofficial start of summer is still a week away, but you don’t have to wait until Memorial Day Weekend to enjoy a little family fun. That’s because there’s a whole slew of events happening this weekend in Bergen County.

Not sure where to go yet? We’re here to help. Read the May issue of BERGEN for some upcoming programs and check out the five can’t-miss events below—they’re sure to keep the entire family entertained and get you in the mood for summer:

May 19–21: Marian Carnival. Assumption Church in Emerson is holding its annual carnival, which concludes this weekend. Admission is free and tickets for rides are $1.50 per ticket, $25 for 20 and $50 for $45.

May 20: Earth Day Celebration. Every day is Earth Day, and Ridgefield Park is celebrating the occasion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its DPW building on Industrial Avenue. Family-fun activities include a fishing derby, live animal presentations, beekeeping exhibits, archery demonstrations, eco-cruises on the Hackensack River and more. The event is free, but registration is encouraged.

May 20: Franklin Lakes Day. Everyone’s invited to the town’s annual free celebration, 2 to 7:30 p.m. at the Parsons Pond parking lot. Enjoy a variety of vendors, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, live music, games and a fireworks display at sundown. Admission is free, and remember to bring blankets and lawn chairs if you’re staying for the fireworks.

May 21: Englewood Car Show. Admission is free to this community event, set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Depot Square. The event includes live music, DJs from Hot 97, vendors, food and plenty of cool cars, of course.

May 21: Don Bosco Food Truck Festival. Head to the parochial high school in Ramsey from noon to 7 p.m. and try food from 17 different trucks. The $5 admission (free for ages 5 and under) also includes music, pony rides and a petting zoo, mini golf, children’s games and activities, vendors and a beer garden for adults. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed food item to support local food pantries.

What other events are happening in Bergen this weekend? Tell us on Instagram @bergenmagnj.

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