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Events for Saturday July 3, 2021

West Windsor Community Farmers Market

Saturday July 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Opening Day of the West Windsor Community Farmers Market’s eighteenth year begins Saturday, May 1. To keep everyone safe and distanced, the entrance to the market has changed to 877 Alexander Road through the upper Vaughn Lot. The Market will run each and every Saturday, rain or shine from 9am-1pm until Thanksgiving featuring seventeen farms and twenty artisan food makers and a knife sharpener, all from within fifty-miles of West Windsor. 

Joining the roster this year are three farms: Moonshot Farms, Snapping Turtle Farm, and SpiceBush Farm along with Catalina Empanadas, Pure Indian Foods, River Horse Brewery, Sourland Mountain Spirits, Tea-For-All. Look for more organic produce, East Asian vegetables, beer, local spirits, and grass-fed ghee. Mask wearing continues to be required by all, and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout.

Pre-ordering options available and more info on the website:

Ice Cream Party, Howell Living History Farm

Saturday July 3, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Farmer Jim and his crew will use a "hit and miss" engine to churn gallons of ice cream in the shade of a maple tree...while live music by the Jugtown Mountain String Band, kids’ games, and farmhouse tours add to the fun on the front lawn. Ice cream, surrey rides, and a children's craft are available for purchase. Masks required, parking and admission are free.

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Live Music Events

Saturday July 3, 2021
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Summer Music SeriesPalmer Square Green, Princeton. Blues, funk, R & B, soul, folk, country and jazz from the Outcrops. Noon to 2 p.m.

The Mac Paige BandHopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. Music from the 1970s and '80s. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

SpoondriftWorking Dog Winery, 610 Windsor Perrineville Road, East Windsor, 609-371-6000. Free live music. Wine available for purchase by the bottle. 21+ only. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Brian EricksonHopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. Singer/songwriter performs. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bug Hunting, Tulpehaking Nature Center

Saturday July 3, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Free, all ages welcome. Capacity: 15 people.

With sweep nets, bug boxes and other tools of the trade, we’ll take a close look at these amazing animals before releasing them back to nature. Click here to register.

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Fires and Franks, Black Shed

Saturday July 3, 2021
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us July 4th weekend and celebrate the holiday with fire pits, hot dogs, s’mores, live music and more… - Live music at 4pm - 6pm and 7pm - 9pm. - 2 hour admission limit. - Admission window starts as listed on the receipt. - Food and beverages available for purchase. - Those with valid tickets will receive 10% discount* at the shop.

343 County Road 519, Stockton, NJ 08559

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L.E.A.D. Fest State Fair Fireworks, West Windsor

Saturday July 3, 2021
5:00 PM

L.E.A.D Fest State Fair, which is New Jersey's agricultural fair, will be held between July 1 to 11 at the Mercer County Park in West Windsor. As part of the fair, fireworks are planned for Independence Day. On July 3 and 4, Mercer County residents can enter the fair for free after 6 p.m. to watch fireworks. On other days, including July 10, the admission fee is $5 on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. The agricultural exhibition includes farm animal displays, racing pigs, lots of food, and craft vendors. Click here for the event flyer and to buy tickets, visit:

A Concert in Celebration of Independence Day, Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey

Saturday July 3, 2021
7:00 PM

Capital Philharmonic (CPNJ) and the City of Trenton's Department of Recreation, Natural Resources, and Culture have teamed up to present a concert in celebration of our national birthday. CPNJ will offer "A Concert in Celebration of Independence Day" on Saturday, July 3rd beginning at 7:30pm at Mill Hill Park (E. Front and Market Street) in Trenton. Works by John Williams, John Philip Sousa, Irving Berling, Lalo Shiffrin and others will be performed. Bring a chair or blanket (and bug repellent)

1 Memorial Drive, Trenton (609) 558-2292 |

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