Local Events March 8, 2024

Cranford Peeps-Tacular 2024

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, March 31st. While many people think about jelly beans, milk chocolate bunnies, and Reese’s peanut butter eggs, a survey by Instacart found that the second most popular non-chocolate treat ordered at Eastertime was the marshmallow Peep. So, when I say “peep”, you know I need to talk about Cranford Peeps-Tacular 2024, right?

  • What: Cranford Peeps-Tacular 2024
  • Where: Downtown Cranford
  • When: March 23rd to March 31st
  • Contact: Cranford Township at (908) 709-7208 or via email

Cranford Peeps-Tacular 2024

This annual competition has gained popularity over the years. We look forward to seeing how creative folks get. All you need to do to participate is create an art piece incorporating Peeps into them. The only limit is your imagination.  However, since this is a family-friendly competition, organizers reserve the right to not display anything they deem offensive.

Organizers open this up to all ages. The rules stipulate one entry per person. Entries cannot be larger than 18″ in size (that includes height, length, or width). Make sure your entry is sturdy enough to withstand being moved from place to place. No on-site set-up allowed. Completed entries must be dropped off at their assigned location no later than March 22nd. Entries will be displayed at various businesses around the Downtown Cranford area. After March 31st, each business housing an entry disposes of it themselves.

The public may view each entry between March 23rd and March 31st. Then, they can vote for their favorites. The top three entries receiving the most votes win between $50 and $100 in gift cards.

Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2024

Westfield itself will not be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year. However, the official Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place tomorrow, March 9th, in Union starting at noon. It starts at Morris Ave and Commerce Ave. The parade travels along Morris to Stuyvesant Ave, where it turns right. It ends at the Pearl Harbor Memorial located at Stuyvesant and Elmwood.

Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Westfield, NJ Luxury Homes