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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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Observer Newspaper Features HarrisonFest

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Observer Newspaper Features HarrisonFest

The Observer Newspaper featured Harrison Fest in an article entitled "Gearing up for 175th Anniversary".  The article written by Observer Correspondent Ron Leir covered the historical significance of the Town of Harrison's 175th Anniversary including the history of its foundation.  The article featured several quotes from Councilman Anselmo Millan, who is the President of Harrison Fest Inc, a not-for-profit corporation, spearheading the efforts to make the 175th Anniversary celebration memorable. 

You can read the article by picking up the August 12, 2015 Edition of the Observer at your local store or library.  The article is also available on line by clicking on this link

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