Festivals
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Only a few things in life are more exciting than annual festivals. They provide something to look forward to that will add fun and entertainment to your life. From food festivals to music festivals and video festivals, we have something for everyone.

Enjoy a nice outing with your friends and family at one of these exclusive events held throughout the year in your area. Visit their websites or call for more information on what to expect, parking, specific locations, changes in dates, or any other questions you may have.
African American Heritage Festival
African American Heritage Festival

(866) 273-4441

40 Clinton St
Newark, NJ 07112   Directions

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Enjoy a classic carnival while simultaneously celebrating the African American culture when you come to the African American Heritage Festival in Weequahic Park. This fun-filled, family-friendly event builds on tradition, establishing a sense of pride and awareness of African American heritage as well as providing a weekend of entertainment for the diverse Newark community.

Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival

(973) 268-2300

115 Clifton Ave
Newark, NJ 07104   Directions

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The beauty of spring is incarnate at Branch Brook Park’s Cherry Blossom Festival. The gorgeous, two-week long festival attracts thousands of visitors from New Jersey and surrounding areas for the elaborate performances, cultural demonstrations and family activities, not to mention the stunning blossoms of the park’s tree-lined pathways.

Newark Black Film Festival
Newark Black Film Festival

(973) 596-6550

49 Washington St
Newark, NJ 07102   Directions

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For six weeks, the Newark Black Film Festival provides the Garden State with some of the nation’s most definitive independent films. Hosted in the Newark Museum, this film festival showcases movies by emerging filmmakers, writers and directors that focus on the both past and contemporary experiences and concerns of African Americans.

Newark-Essex Pride
Newark-Essex Pride

(732) 688-7953

Newark, NJ

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Support the LGBTIQ community at Newark-Essex Pride. This annual, weeklong event raises money for Newark’s LGBTIQ community programs. Although comparatively much smaller than similar events held in neighboring states, such as New York, Newark-Essex Pride provides a more intimate atmosphere that packs a big punch!

West Orange Street Fair
West Orange Street Fair

(908) 654-1400

66 Main St
West Orange, NJ 07052   Directions

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When spring is in the air, the West Orange Street Fair fills downtown West Orange with more than 100 artists, vendors and performers. This smaller suburban town, only 15 minutes away from Newark, is typically quiet, but the crowds come out for this festival. Walk down the streets and enjoy fabulous food, live music and entertainment for all ages.

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