R.I.P. - Pete Seeger

"To my old brown Earth, to my old blue sky, I'll now give these last few molecules of 'I'"


Pete Seeger was instrumental in the fight to clean up our nation's rivers. He holds a special place in the hearts of all of us the Raritan River Festival, having headlined the very first Festival in 1980. It is not an understatement to say that there would be no Raritan River Festival if not for Pete Seeger.


Pete Seeger, 1919-2014.

Pete Seeger at the first Raritan River Festival
Pete Seeger at the first Raritan River Festival

The Festival In The News...


My Central Jersey:

Under clear and sunny skies Sunday, the 34th Annual Raritan River Festival achieved exactly what it set out to do — combine community entertainment and celebration with environmental awareness for the Raritan River. more...


New Brunswick Patch:

Duck Races, Community Murals and Beaucoup Burgers at River Festival more...


New Brunswick Today:

A Hub City Tradition: The Original Raritan River Festival & Rubber Duck Race more...

The First Raritan River Festival was held on August 16th, 1980 as part of the 300th Anniversary Celebration of the City of New Brunswick.

Hundreds of people crowded the banks of the river to watch parades of decorated boats, raft races, canoe races and to witness the arrival of Folk Music Legend, Pete Seeger ... read more...

Videos from previous Raritan River Festivals.

Click here to see the photos from 2012's Festival.  Thanks to Nick at Quality of Light Photography for taking the pictures.


2013 Festival Info

September 29, 2013

Boyd Park

New Brunswick, NJ


12-6 PM


FREE Admission

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