Carteret to Host Waterfront Independence Day Festival

Carteret, NJ – On Friday, July 3rd, the Borough will host its 10th annual Independence Day Celebration, welcoming thousands of residents and visitors to Waterfront Park to mark the birth of the United States of America. The event became a popular Borough tradition in 2006 when it coincided with Carteret’s centennial celebration, established by Mayor Dan Reiman’s administration.

“Since the inception of Waterfront Park, our Independence Day Festival has grown into a major regional attraction,” Mayor Reiman said. “We draw thousands of residents and visitors each year with the incredible variety of fun, entertainment, and patriotism that mark this patriotic event.”

The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., and include plenty of activities and attractions for residents and visitors of all ages, according to Mayor Reiman, including rides, food, vendors, and live musical performances. The celebration will hallmarked by a fireworks display beginning at 9:15 p.m.

“Waterfront Park is an amazing success story,” added Council President Randy Krum. “This is a former Brownfields that was given up on and left vacant. To see this revitalized public treasure become so popular, and put to such great use with our Independence Day celebration and summer concert series is a testament and triumph for our community.”

As on-site parking is limited, residents and visitors are encouraged to utilize the numerous shuttle stations that will be available for transportation to Waterfront Park at the following locations:

  • Carteret Public Library (100 Cooke Avenue)
  • Civic Center Parking Lot (Pershing Avenue)
  • Minue School (83 Post Boulevard)

Shuttles will run from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and are ADA accessible. For additional information or for vendor applications, interested parties may visit or call 732-541-3890.

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