5 Ways To Spend Labor Day Weekend In Bergen County
You can skip the beach and the barbecues and still have fun at these family-friendly events happening in our county.
Whether you worked all summer in an office or out in the yard, you’ve earned a little break. We’ve made it to Labor Day, folks, so now’s the time to enjoy one final weekend of entertainment and relaxation—because the regular routines of fall (back-to-school, regular work hours, raking leaves) will return in no time.
For those who don’t want to sit in Shore traffic, and if you’re too late planning an unofficial-end-of-summer bash, we have a few suggestions that can help you unwind this weekend right here in Bergen County. First, be sure you take advantage of all the amazing Labor Day sales our local merchants and big box stores are offering. Then check out the following events and activities for a few hours of fun this weekend.
Dead Mans Curve Hot Rod Weekend, Mahwah. The annual car show returns to the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel (Friday through Sunday) and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of American Graffiti. In addition to cars from the iconic movie, two of the film’s stars, Candy Clark and Charles Martin Smith, will be on hand to greet visitors. Hundreds of other awesome autos will be on display, and food trucks, refreshments and other memorabilia will be available as well. Admission is $25 for Friday or Saturday, and $20 for Sunday. Kids aged 10 and under are free. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. all days.
Dom Mircovich Memorial 5K, Closter. Bergen County is home to longtime holiday road races, and this is the largest Labor Day 5K. Now in its 42nd year, this family-friendly race takes place on a flat course (you can set your personal record here!) on Sunday, Sept. 3. In-person registration starts at 8 a.m., though online sign-up is preferred. A fun run for kids starts at 9 a.m., and the 5K kicks off at 9:30 a.m. The 5K is $20, while the kids’ run is $10.
Filipino-American Festival, Ridgefield Park. Want to try delicious Filipino barbecue and sip bubble tea while watching traditional Filipino entertainment like singing, dancing and maybe a balut-eating contest (Google it)? Head to the amphitheater at Overpeck Park on Sunday, Sept. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. for this annual cultural celebration. Admission is free for all.
Saddle Up Saturday, Rochelle Park. Motorcyclists, mount up! This annual motorcycle ride kicks off from the Harley-Davidson dealership and is free for all riders (just wear proper attire—no shorts nor sneakers). Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the ride around town starts at 10 a.m. Not riding? Swing by anyway from noon to 2 p.m. for free hot dogs!
Saint Joseph Feast, Lodi. This event has been a tradition at St. Joseph Church for the past 108 years. It features rides, amusements, live entertainment and tasty Italian food all weekend long. The feast begins tonight at 6 p.m., and it opens Saturday through Monday at 4 p.m. Live music starts at 7 p.m. each night. Admission: Free; rides and food are extra.
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