Annual Princeton-Mercer Region Events
The 26th annual JazzFeast is an open air jazz 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 17th, 2017, Jazzfeast goes on in rain or shine. A fabulous assortment of food and beverages from great area restaurants will be available for purchase, along with a great selection of jazz CDs. Best of all--the music is free!
The 13th 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 http://www.princetonfestival.org/ to order tickets! To purchase tickets by phone, call McCarter Theatre at (609) 258-2787.
The annual 2017 IndoAmerican Fair will be held pm September 2nd and 3rd at Mercer County Park from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Please visit indoamericanfair.com for more information.
The 2017 Mercer County Italian American Festival will be held on September 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ. Named one of New Jersey's top fall festivals by CBS New York. For more information visit www.italianamericanfestival.com.
Crisp outdoor weather and warm creative interiors will again beckon art lovers to Trenton on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 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 artworkstrenton.org or call (609) 394-9436.
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:
- Washington Crossing Reenactments
- Christmas Day Annual Crossing
- “Ravages at Princeton”: The Occupation of Princeton, 1777
- Battle of Princeton Real Time Tour www.pbs1777.org
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, TBD 2018.
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!
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