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We love to open our City to you year-round for celebrations and special events!
Make some history of your own...

Have a feel-good time! Fun and largely free festivities are planned year-round in the City of Burlington. What’s listed below is only a small sampling. Want to know more? For details and specific dates and times...

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Call City of Burlington Public Affairs Director at: (609) 386-0200 x115.

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Burlington Day | 3rd Saturday in May

Free Parking & Admission. Sidewalk Sales, High Street Shoppes; Antique Car Show; street musicians, food vendors, and more.

Riverfront Summer Concert Series | July-August – call for details.

Free Parking & Admission. Riverfront pop concerts live onstage at the Promenade Park bandstand. Pops, big bands, jazz ensembles, old time rock’n’roll. Come listen, and bring a blanket or lawn chair! 

Call City Recreation Dept., 386-4070, for musicians, dates, and times . . . most concerts start at 7:00 pm. Or visit the website Calendar of Events or

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Festival of Lights Fireworks & Illuminated Boat Parade | August

Free Parking & Admission. All day family fun. Great entertainment, children’s activities, shopping, dining. Night on the Riverfront: Evening Concert; Illuminated Boat Parade; A spectacular display of Fireworks on the River. Call City for exact date. Or visit the website Calendar of Events:

Wood Street Fair Crafts & Art Show | 1st Sat. after Labor Day

Free Parking & Admission. Open-air street fair in Historic District; Over 100 juried Craft vendors; Art Show; food vendor courts. Street entertainment; Fire & Rescue demonstrations; Authentic period soldier encampments; Sail for a fee on NJ’s Official Tall Ship, the A.J. Meerwald; and more! Benefits the Colonial Burlington Foundation for upkeep of the County's oldest residence, the Revell House.

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Tree Lighting | 1st Saturday evening in December (after Holiday Parade)

Free Parking & Admission. Bathed in hundreds of thousands of sparkling white lights; live street musicians and carolers; storytellers in period costume; trolley or horse & carriage rides; awards for best-decorated store window.

Holiday Parade | 1st Saturday in December, starts 5pm

Free Parking & Admission. Features many High School Bands (including Burlington’s own national-award-winning Blue Devils); String Bands; hometown heroes: the Fire Companies and Police; Community and Service Organization floats; Beauty Queens; antique vehicles; Clowns, Elves, and Santa, of course.

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Holiday House Tour | December– call for date and time.

Free Parking. Visit 15–20 houses, including private homes and historic sites, all decked out for the holiday season. Tickets discounted in advance; if any tickets remain, they are available the night of the Tour. Benefits the City of Burlington Historical Society. Call (609) 386-7125 for info.

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