Check out the fun as the street in front of the Somerville Court House and the Division Street Mall have loads of entertainment, activities and demonstrations. On Division Street see live local music acts from New Jersey perform beginning at noon. At the Court House, kids can participate in live entertainment, have their faces painted and enjoy the variety of sports demonstrations, also beginning at noon. Memorial Day is the Tour of Somerville festival and it is all happening in downtown Somerville.

Sports Festival & Kid’s Activities

Main Street & North Bridge – Across from the Somerville Court House

12 Noon to 4 PM (Look for specific appearance schedules to come)

Sports Demonstrations

  • Soccer
  • Martial Arts
  • Gymnastics
  • Cheerleading
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball

Activities

  • Face Painting
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Street Performers
  • Atlantic Health Ambulance Display
  • Fitness Spin Class

Music Festival

  • Division Street Mall – Main Street 12 noon to 4PM
  • Music Groups to be announced

Day-by-Day Schedule of Events

2019 Legal Runaround 5K

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Join the fun to kickoff the Memorial Day weekend with the 14th Annual Legal Runaround 5K presented by the Somerset County Bar Foundation. Benefitting the local community the fun starts at 5PM and includes a 3K Poker Walk and Kids’ Dashes. There is music, prizes, and post-event fun all starting at the Somerset County Courthouse, Somerville, NJ.

For more information CLICK HERE.

Cruise Night

6:00 – 9:00 PM

For 30 years, Downtown Somerville has hosted the largest cruise night on the East coast. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, the coolest classic cars around line up along Main Street for you to check out as you stroll. Don’t miss out on the annual tradition!

Dates: Every Friday, Memorial Day to Labor Day

Bound Brook Criterium – NJ State Criterium Championships

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The bike racing action begins on Saturday in Bound Brook, NJ for the 20th Annual Bound Brook Criterium. Top cyclists come to Central Jersey in preparation for the weekend of racing and Main Street, Bound Brook is where it starts. Racing begins at 9 AM and features nine racing categories from juniors, up to seniors, masters, and culminates in professional women’s and men’s races.

New for 2019 – The New Jersey State Criterium Championships will take place as part of the Bound Brook Criterium. All Senior Categories for men and women, categories 1, 2, 3, and 4 will race for state championships.

For more details CLICK HERE.

Somerville Gran Fondo      

Cancelled

The Gran Fondo will not take place this year due to scheduling issues. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Somerville Sprints  

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Come see the fastest men on two wheels drag race down Main Street Somerville. This new event can be compared to “gladiators on wheels” as world-class bike sprinters go wheel-to-wheel with each other on a paved street. Last year saw U.S. national sprint champion, James Mellen, take the crown as the cyclists hit speeds in excess of 45 miles per hour.

In between the professional races will be the Youth Sprints, open to youngsters from 5 to 18 years of age. For more information on registering for the Youth Sprints, CLICK HERE.

Historic Memorial Day Parade

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Enjoy the annual parade that precedes the Tour of Somerville bike races. The parade begins in front of the Somerset County Courthouse and includes military veterans, local school bands, organizations, police, fire and emergency groups, plus an assortment of military vehicles. The course follows the race course moving west down High Street, left on Davenport Street, left on Main Street to Bridge Street and turns right to finish with a ceremony at Somerville’s New Cemetery.

Family Fun Ride      

9:45 – 10:15 AM

Get your bikes ready, as the Tour of Somerville opens with a family ride on the historic race course as streets are closed and the families tour downtown Somerville . The ride is open to all local citizens and there is a minimal fee which supports the Somerville Recreation Department. For registration information contact the Somerville Recreation Department.

Tour of Somerville  

10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

The historic, Tour of Somerville, the oldest bike race in the U.S. begins it’s 76th year. Featuring top cyclists from around the world, more than 500 cyclists will compete in a variety of race categories. The morning begins with Junior men and women races followed by a variety of amateur races for seniors and masters. The feature races take place in the afternoon with the professional women and men events. The Mildred Kugler 25-mile race women’s race starts at 3:00 pm and will feature Laura Van Gilder seeking her third straight women’s title. The Kugler-Anderson 50-mile men’s race starts at 4:05 pm with top professional men cyclists.

To see race schedule CLICK HERE.

Family Fun Ride

Get your bikes ready, as the Tour of Somerville opens with a family ride on the historic race course as streets are closed and the families tour downtown Somerville. The ride is open to all local citizens and there is a minimal fee which supports the Somerville Recreation Department.

Memorial Day Events

Enjoy the annual parade that precedes the Tour of Somerville bike races. The parade begins in front of the Somerset County Courthouse and includes military veterans, local school bands, organizations, police, fire and emergency groups, plus an assortment of military vehicles.

A Tradition in Bicycle Racing Since 1940!

When professional bike racer and bike shop owner, Fred Kugler, now universally known as “Pop,” decided to promote a bike race in his small New Jersey hometown of Somerville, he encountered one problem. New Jersey state law prohibited racing . . .

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