Community Events

Pork Roll Palooza2017 Ole Town FestivalSummer Concert SeriesHalloween ParadeFirth Youth CenterHispanic Cultural FestivalSpecial Use Permits

Located downtown Phillipsburg on the banks of the scenic Delaware River, the inaugural Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza will be held at Riverside Way on Saturday, October 14th 12-8PM! Everything from Pork Roll Sliders to Deep Fried Pork Roll and even Pork Roll-themed Beverages will attract attendees from all over the State of NJ and throughout the Lehigh Valley! There will be vendors, activities and live music all day!

 Click here to see the PRP Parking Lots with Shuttle Route 


Help us solve The Great Debate: Pork Roll v. Taylor Ham at Pork Roll Palooza! We’ve partnered with PSD Project Impact and River of Life Food Pantry to settle the score once and for all!

DETAILS: You cast your votes with your loose change and add your mark to the massive boards. Before the finale band at 6PM, the change will be weighed at the Porkinator Main Stage. The one that weighs the most will earn the OFFICIAL title of the delicious meat! All monies will be donated to River of Life Food Pantry, who help the disadvantaged in Phillipsburg. While we may be indulging, we must not forget about those in need.



Pork Roll Lovers… Come one, come ALL
Grab your fake snout & let out a swine CALL

Have your 3 little kids dressed as the 3 little PIGS
And Mommy can bust out her very best pink DIGS

Dress your pup as Miss Piggy from Sesame STREET
While Dad is adorned as a slab of bacon MEAT

But whatever you do, just don’t be a BOAR
As the PHS Pig-Skin judges will settle the SCORE


If interested in becoming a vendor, please complete the

Pork Roll Palooza Vendor and Liability Form


Temporary Food Establishment Permit Application

Temporary Food Establishment Guidelines

NJ Fire Code Cooking Vendor Requirements

Cooking Under Tents – DCA Fire Guidance


Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

Pork Roll Palooza Tshirt PreSale Form


Thank You to our Sponsors!  We could not do these events without your support! 





Thank you to our Non-Alcoholic Beverage Sponsor…


Please note, the Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza is not affiliated or associated with the Trenton Pork Roll Festival or any such event.



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Thank you for celebrating 30 years of heritage at the annual Phillipsburg Ole Towne Festival June 23rd through June 25th.

The Committee had everything from children’s activities, live entertainment, a hot dog eating contest sponsored by Jimmy’s Doggie Stand, carnival rides, free Unity Bank hot air balloon rides, and even the MVP Baseball Games. Best of all, we cut the ribbon on the brand-new Splash Pad at Walters Park Pool.

Sponsored by I-78 Logistics Park , a “Sunday Soirée at Riverside Drive” marked the official closing ceremony for the 30th Ole Towne Festival. It was hosted at the Riverside Way Lot on the bank of the scenic Delaware. The final day of festivities featured Bobby Clark Play It Hard band, an outdoor movie theatre showing Boss Baby Pixar Movie and much more! It was the perfect conclusion to the 30th Anniversary of the Ole Towne Festival!

In an effort to continuously grow and improve, please take our survey below:

Ole Towne Festival Survey

 Want to help improve OTF 2018? Complete the Ole Towne Festival Committee Application and submit it Lauren Spence! 



The 2017 Summer Concert Series wrapped up on August 24th at Riverside Way.  It featured Fitness Classes and a pop-up Farmer’s Market. Thank you to all the residents who came out and enjoyed! 

Please contact Laurie Nelson at with any questions

Check the Phillipsburg Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for weather updates and band scheduling.

The Annual Halloween Parade will be held on Sunday, October 29th.  

Come line South Main Street and cheer on the floats as they compete for prizes & 2017 titles! 

Halloween Parade Registration Form

To sponsor or enter a float, please contact Laurie Nelson at



Firth Youth Center After School Care
Registration opens: Rolling
Grades 2-8

Starts Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Monday-Friday after school until 6PM (including half days)
Fee: $135 per month (scholarships available)


  • Healthy Snack
  • Homework Help
  • Tutoring with Lafayette College Students (3 days/week)
  • Arts & Crafts based on STEM curriculum
  • Structured Activities

To learn more, call us at 908-454-7281 


Check out for additional program announcements, hours for open drop-in, and enrollment! 

Pre-registration is recommended for all programs.

Please join us for the…

Hispanic Cultural Festival

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The annual Hispanic Cultural Festival, This festival started in Scott Park, Easton, PA, but grew in 2016 when they partnered with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Phillipsburg Recreation Department to grow the festival to new heights.  The groups have been working together to extend the long-standing Amigos in the Valley Festival from Scott Park (Easton) to Riverside Way (Phillipsburg). Last year, the festival estimated over 4,000 in attendance and the night ended with fireworks on the Delaware! This partnership is a promising step in the right direction for the revitalization of downtown Phillipsburg and the beginning of many diverse opportunities for the residents of Phillipsburg.

The Recreation Department will add some highlights and family experiences to compliment the Hispanic Cultural Festival this year! Please join us for this annual bi-state cultural festival Saturday 12-10PM. There will be kids activities, live music, food vendors, beer tents, cultural fashion show, a Best Guacamole in the Valley contest, and so much more! See the fashion show in Easton, walk the bridge to Phillipsburg to judge the guacamole contest in Phillipsburg, then walk back to Easton for the best Latino bands from all over PA/NJ!

For more information, contact or


In order to use property of the Town of Phillipsburg, a Special Use Permit must be completed and issued.  Below are the forms to download and complete.  Completed forms, along with the appropriate fee and documentation, must be returned to the municipal building for approval from the Fire Department, Police Department, and Mayor’s Office.  Upon approval, the Superintendent of Recreation will then issue the permit.  Clients must have the permit on hand the day of their affair.  This process applies, but is not limited, to the following properties:

  • Walter’s Park Pavilion
  • Walter’s Park Ballfield
  • Green Street Pavilion
  • Shappell Park and Gazebo

SPECIAL USE PERMIT long form revisions 5.18.17

SPECIAL USE PERMIT short form revisions 5.18.17





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