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Harrison Fest 2016


Honoring the Town's Past and Looking Toward It's Bright Future

Harrison Fest 2016 will be held over three days between Friday, September 16, 2016 through Sunday, September 18, 2016. The three days of celebration will include a Multicultural Parade, Street Festival with Vendors and Multicultural Musical Performances, Children's Carnival Rides, Food from Around the World, preceded by the Harrison Fest Queen Gala Dinner on Friday, September 9, 2016. The Parade and Street Festival will be along Harrison Avenue between 2nd Street and Davis Avenue in Harrison (Hudson County) New Jersey.

 

Friday September 16 through Sunday September 18, 2016

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Harrison Fest 2016


Honoring the Town's Past and Looking Toward It's Bright Future

Harrison Fest 2016 will be held over three days between Friday, September 16, 2016 through Sunday, September 18, 2016. The three days of celebration will include a Multicultural Parade, Street Festival with Vendors and Multicultural Musical Performances, Children's Carnival Rides, Food from Around the World, preceded by the Harrison Fest Queen Gala Dinner on Friday, September 9, 2016. The Parade and Street Festival will be along Harrison Avenue between 2nd Street and Davis Avenue in Harrison (Hudson County) New Jersey.

 

Friday September 16 through Sunday September 18, 2016

Harrison Fest parade

The Harrison Fest Parade is only the start of the festivities.  Harrison Fest celebrates the various cultures new and old that make up the residents of Harrison.  Here is a group of teenagers continuing the traditions of their parents by participating in a cultural dancing group.  The costumes alone take hours of dedication to create but those hours are only superceded by the hours spent by these teenagers in practice and performance.  Come join us in honoring Harrison's history and its diversity.

Harrison fest committee

Volunteers sacrifice their valuable time to make it all possible.  Here are the "beauty" Queens riding the Harrison Fest Committee float.

Bag Pipers

Maintaining Culture through music.  Harrison celebrates with Irish Bagpipers.  But the Irish aren't the only ones with Bagpipes.

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Celebrating Harrison's Past takes a marching band in a parade down Harrison Avenue.

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Culture Through Music and Dance


Learn and Explore cultural diversity through music.  One of the things you'll experience at Harrison Fest.

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Culture Through Music and Dance


Learn and Explore cultural diversity through music.  One of the things you'll experience at Harrison Fest.

Each immigrant brings with him or her the American dream to prosper and make a better life for their children.  The Irish, the Italians, the Polish, The Spaniards, the Portuguese, the Peruvians, The Dominicans, the Chinese, the Puerto Ricans,  the Mexicans, the Ecuadorians, the Costa Ricans, the list goes on, but all sought the American Dream.  In their local social clubs they honored their ancestors by teaching their children the values and culture of their forefathers while the children combine the best of both worlds as Americans.  Harrison Fest allows those groups to showcase their culture through song and dance.  Enriching all of us who watch culture expressed through song and dance.

If you have a musical or dance group and want to participate in Harrison Fest, contact the Harrison Fest Committee at the phone number at the bottom of this page or using our Volunteer page (click here).  Harrison Fest welcomes musicians and dancing groups to showcase their talents throughout our festival.  Reservations are necessary but we welcome all groups who have a desire to express their culture at Harrison Fest and will comply with our guidelines.

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Queen Gala harrison fest 2016


A Celebration of Multiculture Through A Pageant.

Friday, September 9, 2016.

Holy Cross Banquet Hall

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Queen Gala harrison fest 2016


A Celebration of Multiculture Through A Pageant.

Friday, September 9, 2016.

Holy Cross Banquet Hall

Click Here for More Information

The past

rich history

The Town of Harrison is celebrating the 175th Anniversary of its founding.  Located in Hudson County in New Jersey, Harrison was once know as the Beehive of Industry because the town's southern end manufactured all sorts of products including electronics and top secret munitions for WWI and WWII.

the present

A Transition

The late Mayor Raymond McDonough had a vision to transform Harrison's rich industrial area into a modern addition to the Town of Harrison.  The fruits of Mayor McDonough's vision and those who joined it has taken root and new housing, hotels, stores and sports facility have become reality.

the future

Bright and Exhilarating

The Town of Harrison has become the subject of conversations.  Those who have been residents for decades are proud of a diverse community. New residents are starting to understand what it means to be a Harrisonian. In celebrating its 175th Anniversary, Harrison honors its past but also celebrates its bright future.