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September 14, 2004 > Newark Days Invites Visitors to 'Explore the West'

Newark Days Invites Visitors to 'Explore the West'

by Tatyana Hamady

Created in 1972 to celebrate the birth of Newark as a city and to display civic pride, "Newark Days" is a community tradition featuring food booths, arts and crafts, car shows and much more. .

Thirty-two years after its transformation from small parade to five-day festival, the 49th Annual Newark Days kicks off on Wednesday, September 15th. Each year a different theme is chosen to make the next "birthday" more memorable than the last.

This year, from September 15th through the 19th, Newark invites you to "Explore the West". The Honky Tonk Saloon, Horseshoe Music Hall Stage, and Doctor Dave's Medicine Show were all created to fit in with this year's western theme.

Numerous bands, ventriloquists, vocalists, short productions, and other forms of entertainment will take place on the Newark Days stages throughout the weekend. There will be plenty of arts, crafts, and trade faire booths selling everything from accessories and temporary tattoos to painted pots and plants. Also present will be promotional booths such as 'Kitchen Remodeling Services' to 'Natural Health Information'. All this, along with carnival rides, a parade, and countless food booths is sure to make Newark Days an unforgettable event.

"Newark Days is completely put together by volunteers. There is no admissions price or parking fee, which distinguishes this celebration from many others. It is just a great way to spend the weekend," said Shirley Sisk, President of Newark Days Celebration Inc.

The Newark Days Celebration has come a long way since it began in 1972. Held at the Newark Community Park on the corner of Cedar and Newark Blvd. it has expanded from a small parade into an occasion full of art, entertainment, fun, and much more.
For more information, directions, and times contact (510)-793-5683 or visit

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