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Annual Downtown Street Fair Returns to West Orange June 3


WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Street Fair, the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s (DWOA) signature event of the year, returns to West Orange for its 13th year on Saturday, June 3.

The street fair will feature more than 100 vendors, including a classic car show, beer and wine garden, food court, street-performer robots, a parachute ride, the Red Bulls soccer team and more.

The fair is hosted by the DWOA and the Thomas Edison National Park on Main Street and Lakeside Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes a free tour of the Thomas Edison Laboratory.

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“The best part about planning and organizing the street fair is our partnership with the Edison Museum,” said Megan Brill, director of the DWOA. “There are still so many town residents who have been to the museum and the fair gives everyone the opportunity to tour with free admission to the park.”

Brill added that she loves providing an opportunity for residents to spend some time downtown and meet other merchant business owners as well as their neighbors.

On behalf of the DWOA, Brill noted the organization’s appreciation of the residents along Main Street, who are displaced from easily getting to and from their homes while the township closes Main Street to accommodate the annual event.

Residents should also note traffic will be rerouted around Main Street from Park Avenue to Babcock Place.

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