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Annual Events

The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners recognize the value our parks have to residents and families. To enhance the use of the parks and to provide citizens with additional recreational opportunities, the county holds regular annual events, all the information of which can be found here. For more information on these events, please call (973) 225-5380.

Passaic County Fair 2021

The Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. in partnership with the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners host the annual Passaic County Fair at the Garret Mountain Reservation. The 2021 Passaic County Fair will be held Thursday, August 12 through Sunday, August 15. 

Highlights include two fireworks shows on Friday and Saturday, amusement rides, a petting zoo and pony rides, food vendors, a full four days of bands, and a daily 50/50 drawing. 

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Restaurant Week Logo Passaic County Restaurant Week

Passaic County Restaurant Week 2020 has been postponed until further notice due to heightened COVID-19 concerns. 

Passaic County Restaurant Week is an annual program that showcases the region’s finest dining options by offering a catalog of limited-time affordable prix fixe menus for lunch ($10-$15/person, two courses) and dinner ($20-$30/person, three courses). For a full list of Passaic County Restaurant Week 2020 venues and offerings, please visit SeePassaicCounty.org.


Art in the Park

Art in the Park is an annual, two-day event that includes a dozen bands, food trucks, with over a hundred artists with art displays and various activities to offer patrons. It is an opportunity for artists to sell work, gain exposure and interact with the community and other artists. 

Art in the Park 2020 has been cancelled due to heightened COVID-19 concerns. 
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Paws in the Park 2021` Paws in the Park

Paws in the Park 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Paws in the Park is a special annual event that takes place at Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne. Every year, Paws in the Park holds a celebration that honors our pets and finds forever homes for local pets in need of adoption. All proceeds from the event go towards the Passaic County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit, which patrols the parks and county-owned properties. 

This event will include pet adoptions, demonstrations by the Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit, microchipping, food trucks and more. For more information, please visit the Paws in the Park Facebook page. 

Tuesdays in the Plaza

Join us weekly throughout the summer months for this event organized by the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and the Passaic County Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs. This event is aimed at increasing community involvement in downtown Paterson and educating the public about services provided by Passaic County and local organizations. For more information, please call (973) 706-6640. 
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