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64th annual Newark Days

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Location Newark
Dates September 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019

From 64th annual Newark Days Website:

The City of Newark has been celebrating its birthday, September 22, 1955 annually since incorporation.

Members of the Newark Chamber of Commerce who later turned the festivities over to the Junior Chamber of Commerce, planned the early years of what is now called Newark Days. In the 60s a group called Newark Birthday Celebration was formed The weekend events were held on the Newark Pavilion grounds, in the Newark High School auditorium and of course, the Thornton Avenue parade.

The Newark Rotary offered to bring in a carnival and the committee put together food booths and games at the Pavilion. The weekend was a huge success. The next step was to form a nonprofit corporation. The original signers were: William & Bonnie Chivers, Robert Jaeger (Executive Director of the Newark Chamber of Commerce), Barbara Lane, Marilyn Rogers, Frank & Shirley Sisk and John Fulgaro.

From that small step Newark Days has grown from a weekend event to 4 days centered in the Newark Community Park & Community Center as well as the adjacent MacGregor School Grounds. The parade now goes down Newark Blvd, and ends on Cedar Blvd, a much longer walk if a car breaks down...

Today a core volunteer committee of 30 work year-round planning a multitude of activities: the big Saturday parade, the Newark Mile race, multi-stages of entertainment, arts & crafts booths, food and game booths, carnival, special theme areas, contests, children's activities. These events and more are enjoyed by over 100,000 people every year and during the 4 days over 200 volunteers come together to make this a truly wonderful celebration of the Citys birthday.
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Show hoursThu-Fri 5-9, Sat 9-11, Sun 12-9
Year #64
Art/Craft Space
$325 10x10, $525 10x10
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