Fun In the Sun!

School is out for the summer and the Princeton-Mercer Region offers much to do for people of all ages! Enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor events at the abundance of locations listed below. Click on the location to see their upcoming events. 

Summer 2017 Events

Levitt Amp Trenton Summer Concert Series presented by Trenton Downtown Association

Make a splash into summer by checking out 10 FREE concerts every Thursday from July 29th to August 31st, 5 PM-8PM at Mill Hill Park, 165 E. Street in Trenton, NJ! The summer schedule is as listed below. 

  1. June 29th: Derrick Hodge w/Downright Down
  2. July 6th: Sotomayor w/Agudos Clef
  3. July 13th: Jeff Bradshaw w/Ja-Tun & Random Acts of Soul
  4. July 20th: Lawrence w/Kyrie London
  5. July 27th: Viva La Hop w/Switch Mob
  6. August 3rd: The Steppin' Stones w/Paul Plumeri Blues Band
  7. August 10th: Bad Rabbits w/Black Collar Biz
  8. August 17th: Big Mean Sound Machine w/Chalk & The Beige Americans
  9. August 24th: The Weeklings w/Groovy Movies
  10. August 31st: NJ Capital Philharmonic Orchestra
Free Parking located at Liberty Commons Parking Garage at 16 E. Front Street just one block from Mill Hill Park. 

More information regarding the Levitt Amp Trenton Summer Concert Series can be found here

Palmer Square

Palmer Square View Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Princeton,  Palmer Square boasts a unique collection of  shopping and dining that is not to be missed. You’ll  find the best in apparel, shoes, jewelry, gifts and  home furnishings from both brand name stores and  one-of-a-kind local boutiques. Be sure to check out  the restaurants, specialty food and ice cream shops,  as well. 



Terhune OrchardsTerhune Orchards

Terhune Orchards is a 200-acre family farm growing over 35 different fruits and vegetables. Our farm is open to the public every day of the year with its farm market, bakery, cider plant, greenhouses, gardens, farm trail, pick-your-own fruits, tours and farm festivals.



D&R Greenway Land Trust

Rowing in Princeton D&R Greenway Land Trust is central New Jersey's nonprofit land  preservation organization, founded in 1989 through the collaboration  and vision of four organizations: the Stony Brook - Millstone  Watershed Association, Friends of Princeton Open Space, Regional  Planning Partnership, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission.  D&R Greenway Land Trust works to preserve and protect a permanent  network of natural lands and open spaces in central New Jersey. Their  mission is to provide appropriate public access to these areas and  encourage active lifestyles and a greater appreciation of the natural  world.


Arts Council of PrincetonPaul Robeson Center

The Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region. The Arts Council of Princeton fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts. 


Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University

The Lewis Center for the Arts is an academic unit made up of the programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and the Princeton Atelier. It is designed to put the creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience. 

Exterior photo of the McCarter Theater Centre McCarter Theatre

 Princeton’s Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center is  recognized as one of the nation’s premier regional theaters and is  the  only American organization that is both a professional  producing  theater and a major presenter of the performing  arts. Thanks to the  efforts of Special Programming Director  William W. Lockwood,  McCarter Theatre Center is also a premier  presenter of artists  renowned around the world and across genres  as varied as dance,  classical, pop, jazz, performance art, comedy,  magic, children’s  theatre, and much more.


Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed AssociationParkway

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is central New Jersey’s first environmental group. The Watershed Association serves more than 10,000 children and adults through nearly 400 education programs and events each year for schools, community groups and the general public. The programs inspire an appreciation of the wonders of nature, fortify an understanding of how the environment works and explain what we can do to protect our environment. 


Morven Morven Museum & Garden

 Situated on five pristine acres in this university town, Morven is a short walk  from the Princeton Campus. The museum boasts a growing collection of fine  and decorative arts, including loans from the Boudinot Collection at the  Princeton University Art Museum. Morven's second floor galleries serve as a  changing exhibit space with new shows opening every few months. The  museum includes a formal lawn dotted with majestic trees, beds of heirloom  annuals from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a re-creation of the  Colonial Revival style garden that was planted at Morven in the early 20th  century. For Morven events, please click here