The 2015 Festival season is getting close!

This year's Original Raritan River Festival has been announced. It will be held on Sunday, September 27th from 12-6 pm at Boyd Park in New Brunswick, NJ.


We'll be adding things to the site all summer in anticipation of the big event, so be sure to stop back frequently to see what's new.

The Cardboard Canoe Races Are Here!

Get out your tape and utility knives!  The cardboard canoe races are even better this year.  We're adding a pre-built canoe race to the usual build it that day race.  This means you can design and build your canoe and bring it with you to the festival to compete against other team's boats.  Go here and sign up for either of the races.

Stuff From The Past...

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.


2015 Festival Info

September 27, 2015

Boyd Park

New Brunswick, NJ


12-6 PM


FREE Admission

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