Carteret prepares for weekend of celebration

Carteret, NJ – For over 35 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 celebrates the diversity that characterizes this suburban community. With the introduction of the Children’s Charity Trust Fund in 2003, Mayor Dan Reiman has since expanded the festivities to four days with the Children’s Charity Carnival and Charity Car Show.


Ethnic Day will be held Saturday, September 17th from 11:00 a.m.. The carnival will resume at 4:00, marked by a performance by this year’s Battle of the Bands winners, Small Town Scoundrels, at 5:00 p.m., and  Steppin’ Out at 7:00. A fireworks show will be held at 9:00 p.m..



Ethnic Day will be followed by the town’s annual Car Show, held on Carteret Avenue beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday September 18th.

The Children’s Charity Carnival will run from Thursday September 15th to Saturday September 17th, and will feature a variety of rides, games and foods, that have made the event a family attraction for years.



Mayor’s Children’s Charity Carnival

Games and food


Fun for all ages

Thurs. Sept 15: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bracelet Night

Fri. Sept 16: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Movie Night – Friday night – Toy Story 3 / 7:15pm, Twilight Eclipse / 9:15 p.m.

Sat. Sept 17:

Ethnic Day

Sept 17, 2011

11:00 am – 4:00 pm


4:00-10:00 pm

Small Town Scoundrels / Steppin’ Out: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Fireworks: 9:00 pm

 “This is always an extraordinary week 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 36th Annual Ethnic Day showcases the cultures that contribute to Carteret’s diversity.”



These events are hosted annually at Carteret Park.



As a finale to Carteret’s three-day Children’s Charity Carnival and annual Ethnic Day Festival, Small Town Scoundrels and Steppin’ Out will give performances at Carteret Park on September 17th.

The show will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Carteret Park. The evening will conclude with Ethnic Day’s traditional fireworks spectacular.

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