New Brunswick's Harvest Weekend

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OCT 21, 2021 to OCT 24, 2021
Various Times


New Brunswick's Harvest Weekend
New Brunswick City Center

New Brunswick's Harvest Weekend returns with an exciting weekend full of music, live entertainment, dog-friendly events, family activities, and weekend brunch specials! 

Join us Thursday, October 21st through Sunday, October 24th for New Brunswick's Harvest Weekend as we continue the excellent outdoor dining experiences across the downtown with amazing live musicians as well as extra themed entertainers and dining specials! Plan for additional weekend entertainment including a Dog Costume Contest and Yappy Hour, Sip, Paint, & Pumpkin with the entire family, stilt walkers, face painters, balloon artists,  photographers, and more. 


Rutgers Fall Commencement Celebrations

Unique events are being planned across campus that will recognize the individual graduates from the 2020 & 2021 classes. Find all the events here

Live Music Weekends in New Brunswick

Every week, you'll find local musicians performing inside of small businesses and out on the streets, including ‎acoustic artists, cover bands, mariachi bands, and of course, jazz musicians that perform at a variety of venues around the downtown. Find all the music for the entire weekend here


New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Mural 

We invite everyone to join us at George St and Livingston Avenue as we paint a beautiful mural on Friday, October 22 from 1 to 5 pm in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

ABBA The Concert at State Theatre New Jersey at 8 pm

Audiences agree “this is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get.” ABBA The Concert brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life and continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world. This amazing concert features ABBA's most iconic hits including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Dancing Queen,” and more!


New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Mural, March & Rally at United Methodist Church

Everyone is invited to join the march on Saturday, October 23 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume & Yappy Hour

Bring your furry friends over to the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick as we host a howling good time with Yappy Hour cocktails & Dog Costume Contest, along with a dog photographer from noon to 2 pm.  

The first 10 Attendees will receive a "Doggy Gift Bag" with some extra treats for the pups! 

Register your pet to be part of the costume contest here

PET CONTEST will have 4 different categories, each of which will have 1 winner of a $50 Gift Card to a local pet store. Categories will be based on: Funniest Costume - Best Family/Group Costume - Cutest Costume - Most Original Costume. 

Sip, Paint, and Pumpkin

Bring out the kids for a very special Sip & Paint class from 2pm to 4pm, hosted by Above Art Studios! Adults will be able to enjoy a sip & paint class, creating a fund autumn-themed paint design while their kids can get artistic by painting on a provided pumpkin!  

There will also be a stilt walker, balloon artist, face painter, and live children's music for the event to keep them entertained the entire time! 

RSVP Here for the Sip & Paint Class.  

Murals and Muses Art & Photo Walk

A two-mile walk that will weave its way through the Downtown area and Esperanza neighborhood will showcase New Brunswick’s vibrant art scene, and explore its rich and diverse culture. The Hub City Humanities for Murals and Muses art and photo walk is scheduled to start at City Hall at 78 Bayard St. at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 23. The rain date is Sunday, October 24. Those who want to participate should RSVP at

Snoop Dogg Celebrates the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Snoop Dogg, with special guest Warren G, will perform an album release concert in honor of the Classes of 2020 and 2021, on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Graduates are invited to attend for free with one guest each

Priority registration for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 is available until October 11th. Follow the instructions to claim your ticket here.

Gipsy Kings at State Theatre New Jersey at 8pm

Gipsy Kings, France's most successful group of all time, returns to the State Theatre! Their music is like no other, an irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Get your tickets at

American Repertory Ballet  "Emergence" at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center at 7pm

The American Repertory Ballet triumphantly returns to New Brunswick under the leadership of its new Artistic Director, Ethan Stiefel. This varied and captivating program includes Ethan Stiefel’s Wood Work (created for The Washington Ballet in 2019), Amy Seiwert’s World, Interrupted, David Fernandez’s Mexican Music and Saudade, created by ARB’s very own Ryoko Tanaka. Find your tickets at


Tavern on George Yappy Hour

Bring your furry friends over to Tavern on George beginning at 11 am for a Yappy Hour special event. 

City of New Brunswick FREE Pumpkin Picking

The City of New Brunswick Department of Human and Community Services invites you to pick a free pumpkin for the Halloween season! There will be Pumpkin Games, Face Painting, crafts, refreshments, and of course, Free Pumpkins while supplies last!  Activities begin at 10 am and run until 2 pm at the Youth Sports Complex, 419 Joyce Kilmer Ave, New Brunswick, NJ. For more info, please visit CityofNewBrunswick.ord/Pumpkins

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