Carteret Prepares for Week of Celebrations

Carteret, NJ – For 34 years the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrate the diversity that comprises this suburban community. With the introduction of his Children’s Charity Trust Fund, Mayor Dan Reiman has since expanded this month’s celebrations to nearly a week with the Children’s Charity Carnival, which will fall on the weekend following Ethnic Day.


Ethnic Day will be held this Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until the event’s conclusion, marked by a popular fireworks show to be held at 9:15 p.m..


Ethnic Day

Sept 19, 2009

9:00 am – 9:00 pm


Crafts and Good Food

Moonwalk inflatable’s for the kids

Free pony rides, petting zoo

The Famous Lou Kady – 12:00 – 2:00


Bruce Springsteen Cover Band –7:00 – 9:00 pm

Fireworks 9:15 pm


Ethnic Day will be followed by the town’s annual Car Show, held on Carteret Avenue beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The Children’s Charity Carnival will begin Thursday September 24 with a host of rides, games and foods, that have made the event a family attraction for years, and conclude on Saturday the 26th.


Mayor’s Children’s Charity Carnival


Sept 24 – Thurs 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sept 25 – Friday 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Sept 26 – Sat 4:00 – 11:00 pm


Party of Five – Saturday night 7:00 pm

Fireworks Saturday night 9:15 pm

“This is always an extraordinary month for celebration with the variety of events hosted,” Mayor Reiman stated. “Our Children’s Charity Carnival is a fun array of family oriented attractions that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for children’s causes, while our 34th Annual Ethnic Day showcase the variety of cultures that contribute to Carteret’s diversity. The Car Show has become a staple in our annual events and provides plenty to marvel at for car enthusiasts.”


These programs are hosted annually at Carteret Park.

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