There are quite a lot of things to do in our local area over the next few weeks. Here are a few suggestions for you and your family. So get out there and have some fun!

#Newark Tastes – Enjoy an evening of sampling hot chili and cool brew. Wednesday, October 18 6:00-9:00pm at the Newark Museum

41st Annual Morristown CraftMarketThis nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show features 150 gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the country. Friday through Sunday October 20-22 at the Morristown Armory

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Visit 15 lighthouses and museums in one weekend during the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey. Funds benefit the preservation of majestic landmarks like Cape May Lighthouse. Saturday and Sunday October 21-22 8:00am-6:00pm

Barktoberfest Pet Adoption Event – Support our local animal rescue groups. Bring your pet to participate in the Pet Photo Booth and Costume Contest. Saturday, October 21 11am-3pm at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange

Diwali Fest NJ 2017 – Come enjoy Diwali, a festival of lights and one of the most celebrated South Asian holidays. Sunday, October 22 12:30-6:30pm at The Woodland in Maplewood

Celebrate Fall 2017 at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum – Games, crafts, music and goats! Celebrate fall with these fun activities at the fall festival. Sunday, October 22 11:00am-4:00pm at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit

Tycoon Dog – Enjoy a free concert and family friendly music. Sunday, October 22 12:00-7:00pm Memorial Park Ampitheatre in Maplewood weather permitting.

Scream on the Green – Take part in the 4th annual outdoor movie night. Enjoy the bonfire, fresh cider and a Halloween movie. Friday, October 27 6:00-10:00pm at the Summit Village Green in Summit

Gospel & Reggae Fusion Concert – Experience a night of Gospel, Jazz and Reggae fusion. Saturday, October 28 7:30pm at South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church in South Orange

Tiaras and Ties – Treat your daughter like a princess at this 1st annual semi-formal father/daughter dance. Saturday, October 28 7:00-11:00pm at Costa del Sol in Union

350th Anniversary of Connecticut Farms – Celebrate the 350th anniversary of the founding of Connecticut Farms, now Union Township with musical entertainment and inductions into the Union Township Historical Society Hall of Honor. Saturday, October 28 7:00-11:00pm at Suburban Golf Club in Union

PAL Halloween Parade March in the PAL Halloween Parade with your family and enjoy cider, cookies and entertainment. Anyone in a costume will be entered in the Chilling Costume Contest. Saturday, October 28 3:00-5:00pm starting at 25 DeForest Ave. in Summit

Maplewood Halloween Parade – Dress up for Trick or Treating in Maplewood Village. The streets are closed to traffic and there will be a costume contest with prizes and music. Tuesday, October 31 3:00-5:00pm in downtown Maplewood

Safe Howl-o-Ween – Enjoy trick-or-treating at the Turtleback Zoo with candy stations throughout the grounds. Tuesday, October 31 4:00-8:00pm in West Orange

Art Wine and Conversation at FIAF Montclair – Preview the current exhibition, meet the artist and enjoy a glass of wine and French snacks. Friday, November 3 6:00-9:00pm at French Institute Alliance Francaise in Montclair

South Orange Symphony Fall Concert – Enjoy the music of Bernstein, Brahms and Tchaikovsky at the South Orange Symphony’s Fall Concert with special guest, Kevin Lee. Sunday, November 5 3:00-5:00pm at the South Orange Middle School in South Orange

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