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Rain Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Every September, the annual Halsey Festival welcomes thousands of new and returning visitors to the historic Halsey Street district in Downtown Newark. The celebrated festival stretches several city blocks and includes activations, giveaways, a fashion show presentation, a vibrant market of local artisans, and a lively festival mainstage.

Festival goers include a diverse mix of residents, students, community partners, stakeholders, the community at large as well as visitors. Halsey Festival attendees will have a unique opportunity to experience the Halsey Street neighborhood firsthand with a delicious array of food options, exciting programming, and special performances from local DJs and arts organizations.

New this year, Attendees will be able to join Halsey Festival Afterdark in Harriet Tubman Square, Presented by Audible. Halsey Festival Afterdark will include new exciting glow-in-the-dark activations, an outdoor dance floor, and live painting with the Newark Artists Collaboration. 

With an emphasis on supporting our local small businesses and connecting the community's various stakeholders, this year's Halsey Festival is not to be missed. This event will positively impact local small businesses directly providing them with much-needed economic relief.

Halsey Festival is made possible by support from our sponsors: Newark Alliance, Rutgers - Newark,  Audible, Edison Properties, Prudential, United Airlines, Horizon, Hanini, Urby, and Newark Happening.

For more information, please visit HalseyFestival.com

2022 Festival Highlights - Coming Soon

The small community festival with an impact. Come and meet local businesses, be entertained by local bands and DJs, play and interact with arts, games, and much more!


Details Coming Soon! Please check back soon for more programming.


27 Mix - Boom Boom Chicken - Green Chicpea - Marcus B&P - Tonnie's Minis and MORE!


Life-size Operation Board Game by CityMD - Play ball with the Red Bulls street team - Shoot hoops with Kelcher Hub - Plus, Jenga, Connect Four, and games for all ages.

Past Halsey Fests