Flag Raisings

The City’s ethnic diversity is reflected in its special ethnic days, festivals and parades. 

Flag Raisings

Various flag raisings are celebrated by the Mayor’s Office and the Elizabeth Public Library, for the following:

  • Puerto Ricans
  • African Americans286585266_329922405978414_14498445755927870_n
  • Portuguese 
  • Haitians
  • Cubans
  • Mexicans  
  • Colombians
  • Italians
  • Peruvians
  • Dominicans

How to Host a Flag Raising:

 -Write a formal letter to Mayor Bollwage

-Be sure to include time & date

- MUST be an official organization

Special Festivals

Portugal Day and Julyfest are special festival days, and African-American History month are also widely celebrated at many of the City’s institutions.

Bike Tour

Every year, the City introduces the Tour De Elizabeth, an annual bike tour of the entire City that occurs the Sunday before Memorial Day. Visit the Tour De Elizabeth Sign Up page for more information.