Cranford NJ News July 5, 2024

Summer Fun in the Cranford and Westfield Area this July

Summer is in full swing, and there are so many fun things to do in the Cranford and Westfield areas.  From live music festivals and sidewalk sales to family movie nights and special community events, there’s something for everyone to experience this July.

Live Music Outdoors Downtown

Westfield Sweet Sounds

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Westfield’s Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival! This beloved event returns on Tuesday nights from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in July and August. With performances spread across three vibrant locations—Quimby Street, Central Avenue, and Foundation Park on South Avenue West—there’s no shortage of musical talent to enjoy. This year, the Quimby Street venue will kick off at 6 PM, providing an extra hour of music before the other venues start at 7 PM. Don’t miss out on the chance to groove to the tunes of talented musicians in the heart of Westfield. For more details, visit the Westfield Sweet Sounds page.

Cranford Summer Sounds

Every Thursday night, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, Eastman Plaza in Cranford comes alive with the sounds of local bands during the Cranford Summer Sounds series. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day, enjoying live music in a relaxed outdoor setting. Bring your friends and family, grab a bite from local restaurants and let the music elevate your summer evenings. For more information, check out the Cranford Summer Sounds event page.

Sidewalk Sales

Westfield Sidewalk Sale Days: July 11-14

Westfield’s Sidewalk Sale Days are set to take place from July 11th to 14th. Shoppers can expect an array of fantastic deals and discounts from local stores, making it the perfect time to update your summer wardrobe or pick up gifts. Rain or shine, this event goes on, with sales moving indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate. The streets of Downtown Westfield will be brimming with displays of the finest products from various retailers, offering a festive shopping experience. For more details, visit the Westfield Sidewalk Sale Days page.

Downtown Cranford Summer Sidewalk Sale: July 18-20

Mark your calendars for the Downtown Cranford Summer Sidewalk Sale from July 18th to 20th. This annual event is a shopper’s paradise, offering amazing deals from local retailers. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore the charming downtown area, discover unique finds, and support small businesses. Whether you’re looking for fashion, home goods, or just want to browse, the sidewalk sale has something for everyone. For more details, visit the Cranford Sidewalk Sale page.

Union County Events

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is thrilled to present two free summer programs for families:

Family Fun and Flix Series

Beginning on July 16th and running through August 20th at Warinanco Park in Roselle, the Family Fun and Flix series promises a delightful evening for families. Each movie night starts with festivities at 7:30 PM, followed by a film screening at dusk. Attendees can enjoy treats from an on-site ice cream truck, and are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for a cozy viewing experience. This series kicks off with “Wish” on July 16th and concludes with “The Little Mermaid” on August 20th. For more information, visit Union County Family Fun and Flix.

Summer Arts Concert Series

Running from July 20th to August 17th, the Summer Arts Concert Series features a variety of musical acts performing in Union County parks. The series kicks off on July 20th with The Little Mermen, a Disney-tribute band, performing at Oak Ridge Park from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The series wraps up on August 17th with Taylor Nation, a premier Taylor Swift sing-along tribute band, also at Oak Ridge Park from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. These concerts are perfect for music lovers of all ages, offering fun activities and great entertainment. For more details, visit Union County Summer Arts.

Other Exciting Events

Fanwood Summer FanJam: July 14th

Fanwood’s Summer FanJam returns on Sunday, July 14th, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at LaGrande Park. This event is packed with entertainment, featuring live music, a classic car show, and a variety of food trucks. It’s a great way to spend a summer day with family and friends, enjoying all that Fanwood has to offer. For more information, visit FanJam’s Facebook page.

These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ Downtown: July 24th

Get ready for a brand new event in Downtown Cranford! On July 24th, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, join the community for “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ Downtown.” This fun-filled event features live music by Nikki Briar & the Sweetbriar Country Band, line dancing, a food tour, mechanical bull riding, and more. Sponsored by Garlic Rose Bistro, this event promises to be a memorable evening for all. For more details, visit These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ Downtown.

Enjoy a Vibrant Summer

With a packed schedule of events, Cranford and Westfield offer plenty of fun actitivies for the whole family this summer. Whether you’re enjoying live music, finding great deals at sidewalk sales, or spending quality time with family at the movies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Embrace the summer spirit and explore all the fantastic activities happening in your community!