Community Events

Pork Roll Palooza2017 Ole Town FestivalSummer Concert SeriesCommunity EventsFirth Youth CenterHispanic Cultural FestivalSpecial Use Permits

Located downtown on Riverside Drive, the inaugural Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza will be this fall! 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!

If interested in becoming a vendor, please complete the

Pork Roll Palooza Vendor and Liability Form

and return to:

Kelly Post-Sheedy, Superintendent of Recreation

675 Corliss Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865



Temporary Food Establishment Permit Application

Temporary Food Establishment Guidelines

Cooking Vendor Guidelines

Cooking Under Tents – DCA Fire Guidance


*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! 




Come out and enjoy live entertainment in Phillipsburg!

NEW for 2017: Fitness Classes and a pop-up Farmer’s Market will be available at the concert series for dates identified below. Please contact Laurie Colvin at 610-739-8858 with any questions and check the Phillipsburg Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for weather updates.






Firth Youth Center Summer Day Camp
Registration opens: 4/3/2017
Girls and Boys ages 6-14
June 19th – August 25th (10 weekly sessions)
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
(Extended camp from 7am-6pm)
Fee: $125 per week ($20 extra for extended camp)

Call 908-454-7281 for non-member rates
Appropriate attire required for all programs!!!

Pre Registration is recommended for all programs.
Activities subject to change due to weather and/or enrollment

FYC Summer Camp Brochure 2017



Please join us for the…

Hispanic Cultural Festival

Saturday, July 29, 2017 

For the past 5 years, the City of Easton has hosted a Hispanic Cultural Festival, bringing a wide variety of residents together, in Scott Park along the Delaware River.  Recently, they have partnered with the Hispanic C

hamber of Commerce to grow the festival to new heights. This year, the 


Phillipsburg Recreation Department has been welcomed with open arms by the Hispanic Cultural Festival of Easton! The two 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 warm reception and inclusion by the City of Easton 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 the first bi-state cultural festival this 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 the 2016 Miss PA American Beauty will even be there for photos! See the fashion show in Easton, walk the bridge to Phillipsburg to judge the guacamole contest in Phillipsburg at 3PM, then walk back to Easton for the best Latino bands from all over PA/NJ!

For more information, contact or


       Come see DeXperience LIVE

DJ and Performances

12-4PM @ Riverside Way

Check out DeXperience here!

Pictured Above: Shore Good Food will feature ice cream sandwiches with homemade chocolate chip cookies and their butterfly fries with toppings like Taco-Style and Buffalo Chicken!

 Big THANKS to SOMA Downtown Grill for serving up iced cold Corona! Be sure to check out their deck expansion soon!






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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