Special Events

Montclair Township is host to a number of annual events popular with locals and visitors alike.

The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) is host to an annual 10-day event that brings together global and local filmmakers with diverse audiences. The MFF also presents films and year-round programs that engage, entertain and educate through the power of visual storytelling. Held late April / early May.

The African-American Heritage Parade and Festival are annual events which take place on the first Saturday in June each year. On the first Sunday in June Montclair is host to the annual YMCA/MRCA 10K Run and 2-mile Walk/Run -- great fun for the whole family.

The annual Montclair Jazz Festival is hailed as the biggest single one-day event in the Township. Thousands come out for live performances by jazz greats and Montclair's own Jazz House Kids. Held in August every year.

Now in its 68th year, the Montclair July 4th parade is a not-to-be-missed event. The parade is followed by a picnic in Edgemont Memorial Park and fireworks at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University.

In the Fall, the Montclair Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the Montclair Ambulance Unit (MAU) hold an annual Fall Fest and Duck which provides fun events and lively entertainment, while supporting the MAU, Montclair’s only EMS provider.

Recreation and Cultural Affairs also hosts a number of holiday and remembrance events: tree lighting and visit with Santa, Mr. Bunny's Springtime Fun, and Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies.

Performer in African-American Parade
saxophone player at Jazz Fest
10K Run runners
Wayne Raiders Musician in July4th parade