Annual Events

Easter Egg Hunt

The Department of Recreation sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt every year. The hunt is for Elizabeth children between 2 years - 8 years of age. The department alternates between 2 city parks which are Carteret Park and Kellogg Park.

There is no entrance fee.

Kids to Parks Day

To reconnect families with the outdoors, the Elizabeth Recreation Department hosts various events throughout the city's parks on May 20th. To find out more about the national holiday, visit this page.

There is no admission fee for any of the activities.

For further information about how we celebrated the 2023 Kids to Parks Day, visit here.

Due to unforeseen weather, this year's Kids to Parks Day celebration was cancelled.

4th of July Fireworks Display

Annually, there is a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day. It takes place at dusk on July 4th at Veteran's Park located Front Street.

For further information about how we'll be celebrating in 2023, visit here.

There is no entrance fee.

Harvest Festival

As a collaboration between departments, the City of Elizabeth celebrates the Autumn season during the month of October. Residents are able to attend any one of our recreation centers in creative costumes to enjoy an evening of candy, music, and other fun activities.

There is no admission fee.