What is PlayDay South Orange?

PlayDay is the one day when everyone gathers together to celebrate and play in the streets of South Orange Village Center. This is the largest public event in South Orange brings entire community together to literally play in the street with athletic tournaments, fitness activities, table games, street games, inflatable games, art installations, music, food and dance.

Who organizes PlayDay?

PlayDay South Orange is produced by the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) in conjunction with the Village of South Orange and many other partners and sponsors.

When is this event? Is there a rain date?

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 1pm to 6pm. Please note that wristband sales end at 5pm and lines for inflatables will close at 5:30pm. The rain date is Sunday, September 22.


Encompassing South Orange Avenue from Ridgewood Avenue to Valley Street, Sloan Street, Village Plaza and everything in between, the event is a great way for local businesses, organizations and individuals to contribute to our communal spirit, health and well being.

Does it cost money to come to this event?

PlayDay South Orange is free and open to the public.

Please note that some activities require a wristband which can be purchased at the event. A $10 wristband will get you all-day access to all of the inflatable play areas as well as miniature golf. New this year, will be selling $20 Extreme wristbands which not only get you access to inflatables and mini-golf, but also all-day access to our Stop & Shop Extreme Play Area which includes the bungee jump, rock climbing wall, and new for 2019, our Dixie Twister!

What about parking?

PlayDay South Orange does not use any of the parking lots in the Village, so you’ll be able to park using off-street lots.  As this event is on a Sunday, the metered parking areas are free. Click here to view street closure map.

Can I get there via public transportation?

Of course, as the event takes place right outside the NJTransit South Orange station and bus stops are close by too.

Can I bring a dog?

Yes, although South Orange Village ordinances apply. Dogs must be on a leash and you must pick up after your dog. Please note: this will be a congested event and you might want to think twice about bringing your dog.

Will there be food and drink available?

Absolutely!  Many of South Orange’s fine dining establishments will be at PlayDay ready to serve you so you can fuel up and get back to playing in the street.

Can I make a donation to help fund the event?

Yes! we gladly take donations so that we can keep providing this event free to the community.

Individuals can make donations of any amount or become Friend Sponsor for $500. Click here to view sponsorship deck.

Email melissa@sovillagecenter.org for more information.

For more information and details please contact:

Melissa Hodge
Events and Operations


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