The Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race will take place from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 24 in Boyd Park.
The festival will return with a roster of popular activities, including live music, cardboard canoe races, games, arts and crafts, vendors and environmental activities intended to celebrate the history and significance of the Raritan River.
“Duckland” will offer kids a unique slew of fun activities in which they may participate with their families, including coloring, games, face painting and more. Other kids’ activities include pony rides, outdoor art activities and group demonstrations in dance, yoga and drumming.
And as always, a wave of yellow will “hatch” into the Raritan River during the Beez Foundation’s annual Rubber Duck Race, with prizes awarded to the winners. Proceeds from the race are put toward the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to fight brain cancer in children.
The festival is free to enter and strives to combine community entertainment and celebration with environmental awareness for the Raritan River. It has been held annually since 1980 and has received the “Local Legacy” Award by the United States Library of Congress.
Free parking is available in the north end of Boyd Park, as well as the nearby Rutgers University Public Safety Building Deck, located at the intersection of Neilson Street and Elijah’s Way. Signage will be posted to alert drivers to the parking areas.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/raritanriverfestival.