Walnut Street Fair

Spread throughout the heart of Walnut Street in Montclair, this fair features local Walnut Street businesses, live music and performances, 150+ vendors and displays, food trucks, a beer garden, Touch-A-Truck, a family fun zone, 50/50 raffle and much more.

MAAHF Parade

Parade will pass through Maple Ave ->Elm Street -> Orange Road -> Cedar -> High St -> Into Nishuane Park

Ending at High Street & Cedar Avenue, Montclair, NJ for our annual Festival.  MAAHF Parade + Festival

Montclair Pride Festival

Downtown Montclair
175 vendors. 3 stages.

The Montclair Pride festival, hosted by Out Montclair, raises awareness, and strengthen ties in our community and among all LGBTQ+ people and allies in the region, as well as provide a celebration filled with art, culture, food, music, and live performances to uplift LGBTQ+ people, issues and history. Pride takes over most of Downtown Montclair with street closures of Bloomfield Avenue from Church St. to Midland, S. Park from Church to Bloomfield Ave., Park St. from Bloomfield Ave. to Portland Pl. and Church from Bloomfield Ave. to S. Park with partnership from Essex County and Montclair Township.

Block Party

26 Lackawanna Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042

Starting at 12 noon, ensemble performances on the Lackawanna stage will feature 150 talented emerging musicians from five states and three continents taking part in the Jazz House Summer Workshop. The young performers are followed by a set from jazz guitarist Charlie Sigler and his band opening for one of jazz’s most vibrant artists on the scene today, Endea Owens & the Cookout. As the sun sets, the Montclair Jazz Fest keeps it cooking as bassist and composer Endea Owens takes the stage with her masterful band, The Cookout. Affectionately known as Bass Bae, Owens and her entire band – including Jazz House alum Zoe Obadia – are Juilliard School graduates. Since her years at Juilliard, Owens has won an Emmy, GRAMMY and Peabody Award.

At 8:00 pm, chairs get folded and tables pushed aside and Montclair gets its groove on as music fans get on their feet for an incredible, diverse and inter-generational boogie fest – a colossal street dance party – featuring DJ Brother Mister, aka Christian McBride. The Montclair Jazz Festival and Jazz House artistic director and 8-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist is a noted historian of classic R&B, soul and funk. All night long, McBride will be spinning and mixing classic favorites on original analog vinyl from what he considers the “sweet spot” of dance music, the 1960s to 1990s, and often playing along, embellishing the bass line with his masterful skill.

The Block Party features the return of the Family Jazz Discovery Zone for the younger set and their parents, and for all the shoppers and foodies, the Festival Marketplace with 30 local food + artisan vendors.

Jazz Festival Jamboree

8 hours of music. Over 150 vendors. Five stages.

The MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL Downtown Jamboree will transform the vibrant, arts-rich, New York City urban suburb of Montclair, NJ into a musical mecca. The 14th Annual, this is the third year that the festival takes to the streets of downtown Montclair to support the vibrant main business district. Get ready for 5 downtown stages and 150 food and artisan vendors on a ½ miles stretch of Bloomfield Avenue and expanded Family Jazz Discovery Zone!

No tickets required. Beach and lawn chairs welcome. Please note pop-up tents and beach umbrellas are prohibited

Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale

Upper Montclair Business Association (UMBA) will host its 47th annual Sidewalk Sale. More than 35 businesses will participate and offer sales throughout the district. Come support small businesses and enjoy a day out with friends and family. Pet friendly. Family Friendly. Valley Road will be closed between Lorraine Ave and Bellevue Ave.

Strut Your Mutt

It’s that time of year again, and we can’t wait to see your pups strutting their stuff in style!

The Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contests, hosted annually by Essex County Parks, have evolved into a beloved gathering where dog owners can showcase their creativity, honor their furry companions, and enjoy joyful moments with fellow dog enthusiasts.

Saturday, October 28

Essex County Brookdale Dog Park

Grove Street Entrance

Registration: 9am • Parade: 9:30am


Rain date: Sunday, October 29

Dress up your adorable canine companions in their spookiest, silliest, or most creative costumes, and join us for some pawsome fun!

Montclair Film Festival

The twelfth annual Montclair Film Festival (October 20-29, 2023) will entertain film lovers and professionals from across the region and country with ten days of compelling independent films, comedies, documentaries, panels, family events, and work by emerging artists. The festival will provide a platform for talented filmmakers from around the world and give special recognition to New Jersey artists.


505 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ

The Clairidge / Main Box Office
486 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ

Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA)
Upper School Campus
6 Lloyd Road
Montclair, NJ

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ

The Wellmont Theater
5 Seymour Street
Montclair, NJ


Winter Wonderland (Small Business Saturday)

Nov. 26, 12:00 -6
Wellmont Arts Plaza

Winter Wonderland will kick off with live music and special guests at the Wellmont Arts Plaza, located at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Vanguard Theater, Jazz House Kids and Arthur Murray Dance Studio will also be contributing to the festival with live music + performances. There will be special guests including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Buddy the Elf, Elsa, and a hula hooping elf. Family-friendly activities include kids crafts, gnome making station, holiday carolers, raffles and fun activity booths sponsored by local non-profit organizations.

First 100 visitors will get a Shop Small tote courtesy of American Express. Over 60 small businesses are participating with specials and giveaways. Stop by Wellmont Arts Plaza to pick up a map of businesses. This is a family/pet friendly event. More coming soon.



Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular

Come experience the Zoo at night! Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights goes till December 31st, so there is still time to experience the magic of the Holiday season. 5pm to 9pm. Free admission. Donations of coats, toys, and non-perishable foods encouraged.