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Save the Date: Harrison Fest 2017

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Save the Date: Harrison Fest 2017

On Friday, September 23, 2017, through Sunday, September 24, 2017, the Town of Harrison will be celebrating Harrison Fest and be joined by the Harrison Fest Queens who will hold their Gala Dinner on Friday, September 15, 2017.

If last years successful Harrison Fest, doesn't convince you to come to enjoy the diverse ethnic groups gathered together in a festive weekend with a parade, street festival with vendors, games, DJ and live act and performing artists then we don't know what to say. Last year the Harrison Fest was a spectacular success. This year, it is anticipated that the crowds will be much larger since word has gotten out that it’s the place to have fun and be seen.

On Saturday, September 23, at 12 noon there will be a parade formed by many different ethnic groups, political leaders and community groups including marching bands and floats. There will be the main stage area where following the parade multicultural performing artists and folkloric groups will perform on Saturday, September 23 from 2 pm to 10 pm and on Sunday, September 24 from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Harrison Avenue from Davis Avenue to 2nd Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and turned into a pedestrian mall.  On Saturday, September 23, Harrison Avenue will be closed temporarily at Joseph Supor Blvd or approximately 1 hour to allow the Harrison Fest Parade to come off Joseph Supor Boulevard onto Harrison in route to Harrison Town and 2nd Street.  Harrison Avenue will remain closed at Davis Avenue during the festival.

Check back for additional details in the meantime explore our site which contains photos and videos of past Harrison Fests.

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Save The Weekend: Harrison Fest 2016

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Save The Weekend: Harrison Fest 2016

On Friday September 16, 2016 through Sunday, September 18, 2016, the Town of Harrison will be celebrating Harrison Fest and be joined by the Harrison Fest Queens who will hold their Gala Dinner on Friday, September 9, 2016 in the Holy Cross Church Banquet Hall.

If last years successful Harrison Fest, doesn't convince you to come to enjoy the diverse ethnic groups gathered together in a festive weekend with a parade, street festival with vendors, games, DJ and live act and performing artists then we don't know what to say. Last year the Harrison Fest was a spectacular success. This year, it is anticipated that the crowds will be much larger since word has gotten out that it’s the place to have fun and be seen.

On Saturday, September 17 at 12 noon there will be a parade formed by many different ethnic groups, political leaders and community groups including marching bands and floats. There will be a stage area where following the parade multicultural performing artists and folkloric groups will perform on Saturday, September 17 from 2pm to 10 pm and on Sunday, September 18 from 1pm to 5pm.

Harrison Avenue from Davis Avenue to 2nd Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and turned into a pedestrian mall.  On Saturday, September 17, Harrison Avenue will be closed temporarily at Joseph Supor Blvd or approximately 1 hour to allow the Harrison Fest Parade to come off Joseph Supor Boulevard onto Harrison in route to Harrison Town and 2nd Street.  Harrison Avenue will remain closed at Davis Avenue during the festival. For complete details click on the Parade Menu item at the top of the page.

Check back for additional details in the mean time explore our site which contains photos and videos of past Harrison Fests.

 

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Harrison Fest Traffic Plan/Street Closures

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Harrison Fest Traffic Plan/Street Closures

Harrison 175th Anniversary Parade Route along Harrison Avenue depicted in Orange.  Sections of Streets Highlighted in Red will be closed on Saturday and Sunday during the Street Festival.  Joseph Supor Boulevard depicted in Blue will be closed temporarily for Parade Assembly between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow for the assembly of the parade and for it's kickoff.  Once the Parade kicks off Harrison avenue at Franklin Avenue will be shut down to allow for the Parade to go down Harrison Avenue.  Once the last participant goes past Davis Avenue on Harrison Avenue, Harrison Avenue will be closed at Davis Avenue and traffic must make a right onto Davis Avenue.  Harrison Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Davis Avenue will be re-open and remain open during the Street Festival.

Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard will remain open to vehicular traffic with a Police Officer officer insuring that both drivers and pedestrian obey the traffic signal and police officer directions.  The intersection of Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard and Harrison Avenue may close for extended periods of time once the Harrison 175th Anniversary Parade kicks off at 12 noon.

The above map is courtesy of Google Maps and has been edited to add the colors.  All rights reserved by Google.  We just couldn't figure out how to embed the Google map while providing the color guide so we copied the Google Map image and did some some Photoshop editing.

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Lamp Post Banners Coming Soon

Lamp Post Banners Coming Soon

The Harrison Fest Committee is proud to announce that the 175th Anniversary Lamp Post Banners are coming soon to decorate Harrison Avenue.  We are giving you a sneak peak at the banners in this News Item Background picture.  There is a new logo design commemorating Harrison's 175th Anniversary which was created by a local artist.  More about the local artist on another date.  We could contain our enthusiasm on how nice the design looks.  Stay tuned for more information on the lamp Post banners.

Act Fast Before It's Too Late to Sponsor Harrison Fest Banners

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Act Fast Before It's Too Late to Sponsor Harrison Fest Banners

2015 is the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Harrison, NJ, and it is a year for some grand celebrations. During this celebration year, the Town of Harrison is working with the Harrison Fest Committee together to develop a number of events and programs for the town. One of the first projects being developed is the establishment of lamppost banners that will tell everyone passing through our downtown of the 175th anniversary. Your firm has the opportunity of being recognized as a prominent supporter of this project and having your corporate name printed on 30 lamp post banners throughout the downtown of Harrison.

These banners (18” x 36”) will include a design produced by the town along with your company’s name. They will be displayed throughout the summer and fall seasons on the traditional lampposts along Harrison Avenue and Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. The price for this sponsorship is $3500.00 for all 30 banners or $1750.00 for 15 of them. The first company to commit to the full amount or two companies to commit to being half sponsors will be accepted. The sooner your company recognizes the value of the visibility of these banners – the sooner they will be produced, the longer they will be on display, and the more visibility of your name will be generated.

If you are interested in being the sponsor of these lamppost banners for the town, please call (973) 268-2706 to discuss, or send this application with your check to: Harrison Fest Committee, P.O. Box 509, Harrison, NJ 07029 as soon as possible. The sooner you respond, the longer your lamppost banners will be displayed.

Click on the Vendor / Sponsorship Forms Menu item to access the Banner Order Form.

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Dates for Harrison Fest 2015 Set

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Dates for Harrison Fest 2015 Set

The Harrison Fest Committee has set the dates for Harrison Fest 2015 a three day long Festival along Harrison Avenue in Harrison, NJ (Hudson County).  This years Harrison Fest will be held on Friday, September 18th through Sunday September 20, 2015.

Harrison Fest 2015 will also include the Town of Harrison's 175th Anniversary Dinner which commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the foundation of the Town of Harrison.  The Anniversary Dinner is expected to sell out and attract various community leaders, business owners and politicians.

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