Italian American Festival

Annual Princeton-Mercer Region Events

Music Fest

The first annual Music Fest is an open air music festival that swings with the joy of great music and food! Located right in the heart of downtown Princeton at Palmer Square on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, Music Fest goes on in rain or shine. A fabulous assortment of food and beverages from great area restaurants will be available for purchase. Best of all--the music is free! 

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Princeton Festival

June 9th-July 1st 2018

The 14th season of The Princeton Festival is an innovative 3 week summer festival for the performing arts, presenting inventive, fully-staged productions of opera and musical theater and vibrant performances of chamber music, jazz, dance, and a variety of other musical events at venues conveniently located in and around Princeton, New Jersey. This year, The Princeton Festival season kicks off with chamber music, films, a Disney Pops concert, musical Man of La Mancha, baroque music, jazz, Beethoven's Opera Fidelio, and BalletX Dance Program.

For families and young audiences, the festival showcase the talents of the nation's most gifted youngsters in The Festival's piano competition for young musicians. Participants in the unique choral workshop event enjoy a hands-on, intensive musical experience culminating in the public performance of important choral works. Other offerings include recitals and master classes. Library lecture series and pre-theater enrichment programs foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of the season's productions, while furthering the festival's commitment to audience development and outreach.

Productions run in repertory throughout the month of June and are affordably priced. As the only summer festival in New Jersey to offer such a wide range of productions in the performing arts, it strengthens the cultural life of communities and brings artistic expression of the highest quality to audiences. 

Call 1-800-595-4849 or visit to order tickets! To purchase tickets by phone, call McCarter Theatre at (609) 258-2787. 

IndoAmerican Fair

The annual 2018 IndoAmerican Fair will be held pm September 1st and 2nd at Mercer County Park from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Please visit for more information.

Mercer County Italian American Festival

The 2018 Mercer County Italian American Festival will be held on September 7th, 8th, and 9th at Burlington County Fairgrounds in Columbus, NJ. Named one of New Jersey's top fall festivals by CBS New York. For more information visit


Art All Day

Art All DayCrisp outdoor weather and warm creative interiors will again beckon art lovers to Trenton on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, followed by a reception at Artworks. Artists and arts collectives will show their work and meet attendees from a variety of studio and pop-up spaces, with businesses and non-profits also showcasing the creative energy that is reanimating Trenton and making it one of New Jersey’s most dynamic destinations. Throughout the afternoon there will be guided walking, bicycle and trolley tours which will start at Artworks and take visitors to the city’s newest murals, art spaces and artist studios. New spaces being included for the first time include those of the Trenton Community A-Team and Trenton Coffee House and Roaster.“The secret is out about Trenton the cool, funky art town, but the city can still be difficult to navigate, and locating where the creative action is can be daunting,” said Artworks Executive Director and Art All Day founder Lauren Otis. “Art All Day opens up all these art and cultural gems on one day and gives you a map to find them,” Mr. Otis said.

Artworks is Trenton’s visual art center, connecting community, culture and creativity through the arts.Artworks is located in downtown Trenton at 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611. For information on Art All Day, and other Artworks events and programs go to or call (609) 394-9436.

Patriots Week

Patriots' Week, December 26th- 31st, features more than 30 activities for adults and children, including historic site tours, lectures and the always-popular re-enactments of the Battles of Trenton. This festival runs annually during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. Events include:

  1. Revolutionary Pub Crawl - Wednesday, December 26th 
  2. Colonial Ball - Friday, December 28th
  3. Washington Crossing Reenactment - Tuesday, December 25th

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The countdown is on for Communiversity, an annual event hailed by TimeOff as "a festive, sparkling, spirited town-gown street fair brimming over with vitality, energy, and talent!" Come in rain or shine in Downtown Princeton from 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m, April 29th, 2018.

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Princeton Pi Day & Einstein Birthday Party 

Princeton Pi Day & Einstein's Birthday Party is an annual town wide celebration of Albert Einstein and the Princeton community.  Residents, merchants and students take part in zany rituals, merchant special offers and other cultural activities. Join the town for much to do in the area within walking distance!

For an official schedule of the ongoing festivities on these three days, please click here! Also, check out a video on Princeton Pi Day 2015  here