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Here's What's Happening in Northern New Jersey in October 2021

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

As the weather begins to cool down and we settle into our fall rhythms, the great arts, performance, and community events of Northern New Jersey continue. To help you plan your October, here are some events happening throughout Hoboken, Jersey City, Montclair, and beyond.

New Jersey events October


In addition to children’s activities and a variety of art, food, and craft vendors, the festival features three stages of live music with artists from around the world.

Perfect for children ages 2 to 5, the program hosts guest readers every Sunday who present stories and songs about the city’s history.

New Jersey october 2021

Taking place on the third Sunday of each month, the outdoor market features handmade goods from local artisans.

Happening both in person and virtually, the run is in support of the Hoboken Shelter, which provides lodging and meals to those in need.

Jersey City

Taking place every Sunday, the market features locally grown veggies, fruits, eggs, dairy, and plants, in addition to baked goods.

Featuring live music by the band Jersey Sound, this event at the Zeppelin Hall Biergarten will benefit local breast cancer organizations.

Dr. Digioia’s Tricky Tray, October 14

The festival features American, folk, and roots music performed by an exciting lineup of talent.

The California-based band will perform their top indie-folk hits at White Eagle Hall.

Montclair/Essex County

Enjoy 10 days of thought-provoking talks, tours, workshops, and installations at Montclair Design Week, which celebrates the ways design enriches our lives.

The Montclair Literary Festival

The Montclair Literary Festival kicks off with a special family event featuring Henry Winkler of “Happy Days” fame, who will discuss his Hank Zipzer & Alien Superstar book series.

Hosted by Montclair State University, the unique production blends art with performance to bring the story of a historic family portrait to life.

The acclaimed acoustic duo will delight audiences during a one-night engagement at Outpost in the Burbs.

In celebration of Halloween, the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens will come to life with artfully carved jack-o-lanterns supplied by local high schools.

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