Whether you’re the kind of person who likes a
good scare or you’re looking for a more tame experience, Halloween is a perfect
opportunity to have fun in the fall. If you live in or around Rahway, New
Jersey, make sure to hit up these fun, family-friendly events.
Monster Mash Carnival
Every year, the City of Rahway puts on a
Halloween parade, complete with a carnival and costume contest. While the full
details of the 2019 event have yet to be released, last year’s seasonal treat
was held at Train Station Plaza, and various parties sprung up at several local
Taking place in nearby Cranford, the 12th
annual Scarecrow Stroll invites people of all ages to make their very own
unique scarecrow and place it in downtown Cranford. The entry deadline is
October 4th, and voting for which scarecrow is best is scheduled to take place
from October 16th through 31st.
Frazee House Harvest Festival
If you’re interested in something less focused
on the spooky side of the season, the local historic Frazee House hosts a
Harvest Festival every year. Your family will have a blast at the petting zoo,
pony rides, and bouncy house while jamming out to live music and indulging in
festival food from a variety of food trucks.
Halloween Hocus Pocus
Head to Westfield for this yearly event at the
Miller-Cory House Museum for a kid-friendly Halloween party on October 26th.
From a scavenger hunt to cupcake decorating to storytelling, this event for
young children (from the age of three until the graduate elementary school) is
an unmissable fiesta.
Here at Bell Mitsubishi, we want you and your family to enjoy Rahway’s many fall offerings in complete safety. Make an appointment with our service department to get your car ready for whatever adventures the season has in store for you.
For those looking for a fun fall event, consider the
ProgStock Music Festival, which is the only international progressive rock
festival in the American Northeast. Held from October 11 to 13 in Rahway, New
Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center, ProgStock is unmissable for
According to ProgStock’s official website, you’ll have a chance to see bands such as 3.2 (featuring Robert Berry), Brand X, SAGA, and Nektar. After each show, the groups will break for a fan meet and greet, giving you an opportunity to shake hands with your favorite prog rock artists. Special sets are scheduled every day of the festival, including one each night with Rachel Flowers and a special guest. There are also nighttime performances lasting until as late as 4:00 a.m. if you want to keep the party going after dark.
If you’re planning on attending this year, be sure to get
your tickets now. The UCPAC Theater will have single-day passes ($85 on Friday,
$115 on Saturday, and $125 for Sunday) as well as a special three-day price of
just $225. Tickets usually sell out quickly, so it’s smart to act fast.
ProgStock has also teamed up with Support With Coffee to
create a specialty coffee for the event. You can have it ground however you
like, and it’s an energizing and tasty way to support the festival.
Join us at Bell Mitsubishi as we congratulate ProgStock on their third year of celebrating international progressive rock artists and fans. Before you head to the festival, make sure your car isn’t due for any seasonal maintenance. If it is, let us help make sure your weekend of music is as safe as it is fun.
Looking for fun ways to finish off the summer?
Check out a few of these one-of-a-kind August events around our hometown of
Rahway, New Jersey. And, if you need a way to get there, check us out at Bell
Mitsubishi first, and we’ll help you get behind the wheel of a brand-new
Outlander, Eclipse Cross, or Mirage.
Bop up to Newark for some boppin’ to live
Caribbean music on Saturday, Aug. 17. One Love features all the best sounds
from the Islands, like Reggae, Soca, and Calypso, plus R&B and hip-hop
variations. One Love is a family-friendly event, with bounce-houses, snow
cones, rides, and more for the kiddos.
Every Wednesday and Thursday night is Family
Night at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The zoo stays open until 8 p.m. to
accommodate the schedules of working parents. Bring your kids for a relaxing
evening at the zoo. Wednesday nights are also “Zoo-vies” night; August Zoo-Vies
include Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse
on Aug. 7, Beethoven on Aug. 14, Dumbo on Aug. 21, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on Aug.
28. Zoo-vies are free and start at 8 p.m.
Love comic books and nerd-culture? Be sure to
check out RAH-CON on Aug. 10. You’ll be able to buy, sell, and trade new and
old comic books, cards, toys, posters, movies, and more. There will also be
guest artists and writers, plus a variety of food vendors for your snacking
Got any other recommendations on August events
near Rahway? Share them in the comments!
Now that the kids are out of school, it is time for some family fun. A great way to beat the boredom and the heat is by planning fun activities. Here are some great festivals near Rahway coming up in July.
Little Falls’ Fourth
of July Street Fair
Head north to the beautiful town of Little Falls on July 4
for a giant block party. Main Street & Stevens will be closed off to
traffic for great food, local vendors, kiddie rides, and live entertainment.
The fun lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4.
Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel’s 28th Annual Feast
Head to Lyndhurst any day July 10-13 to have some great family
fun. Enjoy rides, games, and tons of food. Stay late and experience the “Music
Under the Stars” free concert series. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the
Come to the county fair to learn more about what New
Jersey’s young farmers have been up to. Many local 4H members prepare all year
to show their animals and other projects at the fair. This year’s fair will run
from July 16-20 with lots of delicious food, too.
Stop by Bell Mitsubishi in Rahway, New Jersey, for a closer look at our new and used cars.
Warm weather is the perfect segue way to getting outdoors.
The abundant amount of hiking trails near Rahway provide you with the means to enjoy
an outdoor adventure. Check out these four paths.
On the South Branch of the Rahway River lies Merrill Park, which stretches over 182 acres. It offers just about everything you could wish for, from playing fields and picnic groves to playgrounds. It even has a variety of farm animals on display within fenced-in areas so your children can learn all about pigs, goats, horses, peacocks, and more.
Hawk Rise Sanctuary
Discover the fauna New Jersey has to offer at Hawk Rise Sanctuary. This ecological preserve spans 95 acres and offers about 1.5 miles of flat trails, which are perfect for beginners and young families. While you’re walking, keep an eye out for a range of native animals.
If you want to go on a hike next to a gorgeous like, then Bicentennial Park is the place to go. This 34-acre park isn’t enormous, but it still offers plenty of natural beauty. Better yet, it’s only 30 minutes away from Rahway.
Mills Reservation resides in Cedar Grove and Montclair. This park consists of over 157 acres with a number of trails to choose from, including four major ones. You can even catch a glimpse of the New York City skyline at the top of one of these trails.
Learn more about the surrounding counties and communities we serve here at Bell Mitsubishi.
Start thinking of fun ways to entertain the kids for spring
break this year. We have put together a list of spring break road trip ideas
near Rahway to help make your planning easier.
Long Beach Island, NJ
If you want a relatively short road trip, then head over to Long Beach Island. This beachside locale is just over one hour away from Rahway, and you don’t just have to hang out at the beach only. Check out local attractions like the Museum of NJ Maritime History, the Surflight Theatre, or the gorgeous views at Barnegat Light, the local light house.
Test your luck in Atlantic City, the Vegas of New Jersey. Head out for a night filled with fun or go for a stroll along the boardwalk. There is always something fun to do in this city, which is only an hour and 40 minutes away from Rahway.
With a slightly longer road trip, you can head to Hershey, Pennsylvania to enjoy the world of chocolate. Learn and watch as the famous Hershey’s chocolate is made, and enjoy Hershey’s-inspired drinks and food. This is the perfect getaway for those who love chocolate and want a fun weekend away from home.
Before you go on that spring break road trip — near or far — stop by Bell Mitsubishi for a service appointment to ready your vehicle for the adventure ahead.
Start making those reservations for your special Valentine’s Day dinner before the day sneaks up on you. If you are making plans in the Rahway area, there is no shortage of exceptional dining options nearby. Here are our picks for most romantic restaurants near Rahway, NJ to try out this Valentine’s Day.