Memorial Day Festival is the Unofficial Start to Summer in Elizabeth, NJ
For most of the country, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to the summer season. Specifically in New Jersey, that is emphasized tremendously. This year, the City of Elizabeth decided to host a multicultural festival on its waterfront.
For most of the country, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to the summer season. Specifically in New Jersey, that is emphasized tremendously. The beaches along the Jersey Shore open to the public, lifeguards throughout the state start working, boardwalks complete maintenance, and the stores lining them get ready for business. This year, the City of Elizabeth decided to host a multicultural festival on its waterfront. Check out the action.
At both ends of the waterfront were separate concerts going on with different music playing. Toward one end was a carnival with several rides for different age groups. Also, throughout the center were several booths and stands providing both free items as well as selling different things. The biggest surprise was the booths selling beer. Anyone that frequents public events knows that is very rare.
Food for All
For all the foodies out there, the food was amazing. Every few steps was another vendor providing something different. You could keep it simple and just sample empanadas all day. Or if you were more adventurous, there were vendors selling native plates for just about everything. There was really something for every one. The entire family could enjoy themselves.
There was every reason to enjoy Memorial Day weekend in Elizabethport’s waterfront area. Even if you couldn’t enjoy the festivities, it was a fine weekend to get out and enjoy the weather. All the reports were expecting rain and it was bright and sunny throughout the entire time. If you did not make it to the festival this year, I hope you get a chance to experience it next year.