Thanks for coming to this year's Raritan River Festival

We would like to thank all those who helped make this year's festival a success.

Allied Beverage Group LLC

Artists In Motion

Arvin Produce and Garden Center

Bruce Koerner Crane

Catholic War Veterans

City of New Brunswick

Coca Cola

coLAB Arts

Colgate Paper Stock

Costa Chica

Damon House

EARTH Center of Middlesex County

Envision Rutgers

Foodtown of New Brunswick

Gaby's Bakery

Gambino's Inn

Garden of Healing

Harvest Moon

Hub City Revival

Hyatt Regency of New Brunswick

It Works Global

Juanito's Communications LLCCC

Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership

New Brunswick City Market

New Brunswick Cultural Center

New Brunswick Elks Lodge #324

New Brunswick Fire Dept.

New Brunswick Parking Authority

New Brunswick Police Dept.

NJ PIRG Student Chapter

Play it Smart

Premier Properties

ProCure Proton Therapy

Rutgers individual volunteers 

Rutgers NAACP

Rutgers NJPIRG

Rutgers ROTC

Rutgers Sigma Phi Delta

Rutgers University Dance Team

Wells Fargo Bank

All of the musicians who performed

Raritan River Festival In The News!

Check out this feature article in New Brunswick Patch...


"Fall Festival: Raritan River Festival in New Brunswick Sept. 25"


"New Brunswick, NJ - Summer may be over, but a longtime family event in New Brunswick is gearing up to have one of its best years yet.

The 36th Annual Raritan River Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 25 in Boyd Park in downtown New Brunswick. The festival will return with cardboard canoe races, water taxi rides, games, arts and crafts, vendors, live music and environmental activities intended to celebrate the history and significance of the Raritan River. The festival is free to everyone..."

Adopt Ducks for The Beez Foundation Rubber Duck Race!

Rubber duck "adoptions" are now on sale for this year's Rubber Duck Race.  Go here to adopt ducks and for more info.

Another Stage Added!

There are more performances than ever this year, so we had to add another stage to accommodate everything. Check out the lineups on the Entertainment page.

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.


2016 Festival Info

September 25, 2016

Boyd Park

New Brunswick, NJ


12-6 PM


FREE Admission

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