CARTERET—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 9 a.m. until the event’s conclusion, highlighted by a popular fireworks show to be held at 9:15 p.m. There will be crafts and food for sale, free pony rides and a petting zoo for kids, and live entertainment. The famous Lou Kady will perform from noon to 2 p.m., while a Bruce Springsteen cover band will take the stage from 7-9 p.m.
Ethnic Day will be followed by the town’s annual car show, held on Carteret Avenue beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning.
The three-day Children’s Charity Carnival will begin Thursday, Sept. 24, with a host of rides, games and foods that have made the event a family attraction for years. The carnival will be in operation from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, 5-10 p.m. on Friday and 4-11 p.m. on Saturday. The carnival will feature fireworks on Saturday night at 9:15 p.m.
“This is always an extraordinary month for celebration with the variety of events hosted,” Reiman said. “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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