Saturday, May 11, 2019

Hopatcong State Park

The Lake Hopatcong Block Party brings visitors together with businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups, crafters, and food vendors for a day that kicks off the summer season and celebrates all facets of Lake Hopatcong life. Guests will also enjoy live demonstrations, raffles, giveaways, boat and trackless-train rides, and a children’s scavenger hunt and activity area

The 2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party is organized by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. Live the Lake NJ is the main event sponsor.

Volunteers needed

You don’t need to live on the lake to be involved in the lake! We are looking for a big group of volunteers to make the Lake Hopatcong Block Party an amazing kick off to the summer season on the lake.


Browse to your heart’s content

With 200 vendors, including crafters, businesses, non-profits, and community organizations, there’s something for everyone!

Vendor list


Come hungry, leave happy


Demonstration schedule

Coming soon!

Dog-friendly activities

  • Pet product vendors, organizations and resource info
  • Canine Costume Parade at 2 pm with prizes
  • “Pooches & Smooches” photo opportunity

Parking is available at Hopatcong State Park ($10 donation). If lot is full, guests with dogs must park nearby at Full Life Assembly of God (7 Brooklyn-Stanhope Road) and walk across to the Park. Dogs are not permitted on bus shuttles, unless they are service dogs.

*Please remember to clean up after your dog. All dogs must be on leash (no extender leashes). No dogs are allowed on the beach per State Park rules.

Dog-friendly flyer

Boat rides on the Miss Lotta

Free cruises

Lake Hopatcong Cruises will providing four complimentary cruises during the Block Party.  Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis scheduled throughout the day.

Free cruise schedule:

VIP Block Party Cruise

For the first year, Lake Hopatcong Cruises will be offering a VIP Block Party Cruise at 1 pm.  The cost will be $20 per person for a special hour-long cruise. Tickets can be pre-purchased HERE and will also be available on-site, if tickets remain. Outside food is permitted (so stop by the food court before boarding!) and beverages can be purchased on-board.

Purchase VIP cruise tickets from Lake Hopatcong Cruises

Marina Way

All marinas and boat displays will be located in one convenient location along Marina Way.

Passport Adventure (one passport per household)

The Passport Adventure encourages guests to explore the Block Party.  Visit participating sponsors, get the required stamps and submit your passport to be entered in a drawing for a Prize of your choosing!

Passports will be available at the Passport Adventure tent, located in front right side of the pavilion. Each participating sponsor will have the Passport Adventure icon attached to their booth. Once the required stamps are collected, passports must be submitted back at the Passport Adventure tent where prizes will be drawn tricky tray style.  Winners need not be present, contact information must be provided.

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.

50/50 raffle

Raffle tickets will be available at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation booth (pavilion area). Volunteers will also be walking around selling tickets throughout the day. Tickets will be $10.00 for 10 and $20.00 for 30. Two drawings will be pulled, the first at 1:00 pm (red tickets) and the second at 4:45pm (blue tickets). Winner need not be present as long as contact information is provided.


There are five parking sites (listed below) available for the 2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party.  All off-site parking will have free shuttle service running approximately every 15 minutes.

1. Hopatcong State Park – $10.00 donation – 260 Lakeside Blvd, Landing NJ
2. Landing Park Recreation Complex – Free – 165 Landing Road, Landing NJ
3. Landing Shopping Center – Free – 175 Lakeside Blvd, Landing NJ
4. Hopatcong Senior Center – Free – 32 Lakeside Blvd, Hopatcong NJ
5. Lake Hopatcong Ball Fields – Free – 32 Lakeside Blvd, Hopatcong NJ

See map HERE

Block Party features

  • The Hope One van from the Center for Addiction Recovery
  • Project Self-Sufficiency’s PSS Journey, a mobile unit providing computer classes, case management and support
  • Mayors Corner – interact with town officials from Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mount Arlington, and Roxbury.
  • Children’s ID program and public safety touch-a-truck opportunities from Roxbury Community Policing.
  • First-aid units from Jefferson, Roxbury and Hopatcong
  • Jefferson’s fire boat DEFENDER
  • Mount Arlington’s antique fire truck
  • more coming!

Event sponsorships

Starting at $500, Block Party sponsorships offer an array of opportunities for pre-event and day-of-event publicity. Visibility of sponsors will be enhanced through the Passport Adventure program, a fun challenge for guests that encourages them to fully explore the Block Party. Each sponsor is given a stamp to mark the passports of guests who visit their booth. Guests whose passports are completely stamped and turned in are entered in a drawing for a variety of prizes.

More info

Vendor registration

Vendor booths are SOLD OUT for the 2019 Block Party!  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case booths become available, please send your name, business/organization and contact info to

Printable flyer PDF