2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party – bring the kids!

There’s no reason to get a babysitter… there’s lots for kids to do at the 2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party held at Hopatcong State Park on May 11 from 10 am to 5 pm. In addition to nearly 200 businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups, crafters, and food vendors, kids and families can enjoy plenty of live demonstrations, trackless-train rides, a children’s activity area and even a special children’s scavenger hunt!

Children’s activity area

This year’s children’s activity area, located in Zone BK, will offer activities that celebrate all the things you can do with wind. Pinwheels, airplanes, kites… you and your little one will not want to miss this.



Children’s scavenger hunt (12 years and younger)


The Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s Lake Life Kid’s Scavenger Hunt is back again this year…and better than ever! The hunt is a great way to have some extra family fun while wandering the block party and exploring the state park.  Scavenger Hunt cards will be available at the Scavenger Hunt tent in the Kid Zone (Zone BK).  The Hunt will include hands on activities, fun giveaways and lots of learning opportunities about life at Lake Hopatcong! Cards will need to be punched at multiple stops. Completed cards can be returned to the Scavenger Hunt tent for a free Cliff’s Ice Cream Skyscraper coupon!

Trackless train rides

Trackless train rides that run through the paved trails in Hopatcong State Park providing a delightful bird’s-eye view of the 2019 Block Party.

Support the rehabilitation of the Lake Hopatcong train station with your train ride ticket! $4 per person (children 3 and under free with paid adult) or $15 per family.  Family includes parents/guardians and children within a household.

Demonstration schedule

Stop by the demonstration area, straight through the pavilion, to check out something exciting happening all day!

10:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies
10:15 AM – Roxbury Area Model Airplane Club – Live Demo
10:30 AM – Knee Deep Club – Live Demo
10:35 AM – Falconer – Live Demo
11:00 AM – An Clar School of Irish Dance – Live Demo
11:30 AM – Jefferson Twp FD Defender Fire Boat – Live Demo
12:00 PM – Mayor’s Moment: Jefferson Township
12:15 PM – Rizzo’s Reptiles – Live Demo
12:30 PM – Mayor’s Moment: Borough of Hopatcong
1:00 PM – 1st 50/50 Drawing
1:05 PM – Mayor’s Moment: Borough of Mt. Arlington
1:10 PM – Crossfit J-Town – Live Demo
1:30 PM – Mayor’s Moment: Roxbury Township
1:35 PM – Roxbury Area Model Airplane Club – Live Demo
2:00 PM – Canine Costume Parade
2:10 PM – Hopatcong HS Jazz Band Live Performance
2:30 PM – Ancient Fighting Arts – Live Demo
3:00 PM – Canine Awards Ceremony (“The Barkys”)
3:10 PM – Roxbury 1st Robotics – Live Demo
3:30 PM – Rizzo’s Reptiles – Live Demo
4:00 PM – An Clar School of Irish Dance – Live Demo
4:45 PM – 2nd 50/50 Drawing
4:50 PM – Passport Adventure Drawing
4:55 PM – Closing Remarks

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