Summer 2020 isn’t cancelled. It’s all of what you make of it, but there are still some events happening in Mercer that we can safely attend to help get away from the usual. Keep reading to see where you can get outside and have fun in Mercer County.

Please note: Masks must be worn in public, and we need to adhere to social distancing practices. The more we come together, the faster we can make a change.

Winery Weekend Music Series

Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Summer Weekends from 12pm - 5pm (Music from 1pm - 4pm)

Grab a glass of Terhune’s award-winning wine and enjoy relaxing music from local artists and light fare, including cheese platters and chips with homemade salsa to complete your weekend. During weekends in August, you can also enjoy a glass of their newly-bottles Sangria paired with fresh fruits. No admission fees and families are welcome. And don’t forget about their farm-to-door pickup and delivery options!

A smiling couple enjoying the Winery Weekend Music Series at Terhune orchards in Princeton, NJ.

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Summertime on the Square

Palmer Square, 40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Saturdays July - August, 12pm - 2pm

Every weekend while you're shopping or dining on the square, stop to enjoy live music from local artists. Music is a great uplifting tool and is well appreciated during this time. Get ready for music from acoustic strolling tunes to house bands!

An aerial view of palmer square for Summertime on the Square in Princeton, NJ.

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Grounds for Sculpture

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619

Thursday - Monday, 10am - 6pm

We were very excited to see GFS reopen this summer so we’re planning on making the most of it right now. If you don’t know, this is a place where art comes to life. Walk along gazing at over 200 sculptures among a beautifully landscaped park with exotic trees and flowers. It’s a painting that has come to life and an experience that is needed right now. Tickets are required before arriving. You can purchase timed tickets online through their website. Groups are limited to your household only.

A family enjoying grounds for sculpture near Princeton, NJ.

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Morven Museum & Garden

55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

Morven has opened up their gallery and outdoor gardens for visitors looking to enjoy its history. There are several gardens to be entranced by that represent its historical past. Step inside to see their gallery that opens up a window into America’s past. As home to one of the signers of Declaration of Independence and five New Jersey governors, there’s a story to be told and it’s done in the most elegant way.

Also, please note that their Twilight Plein Air Painting is back on Wednesdays. Don't forget to sign up and reserve a spot.

Morven Museum & Garden front entrance in Princeton, NJ.

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As always, tag us on social media in your adventures and let us know how you do social distancing Mercer style! Looking for more things to do with your kids? Check out our guide to keep them having a fulfilling summer!