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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Santa Claus is coming to town to light the tree in Downtown Glassboro!

"We expect this year’s annual tradition of Boro in Lights to be the biggest and brightest ever as we celebrate our beautiful downtown and officially kick off the holiday season," Mayor John E. Wallace III says. "It is our goal to bring the community together for family fun and encourage the community to help those in need, so please be sure to bring a Toy-for-a-Tot and canned food for those less fortunate."

Over 4,000 people are expected to attend Glassboro's Annual Tree Lighting. Put it on your calendar and you better be good for goodness sake!

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For the 6th Year in a row Glassboro is brewing up fun and beer at the 2018 Glassboro Craft Beer Festival. Sample hundreds of beers from over 50 breweries...

“We have enjoyed great response from our past beer festivals and we expect 2018 to be better than ever” said Councilman Andrew Halter. “Glassboro is home to the newly opened, award winning, Bonesaw Brewing Co. and will open two new breweries within the next year. We have discovered that the art of brewing beer is an economic driver for cities that is not only enjoyed by residents but also brings visitors from around the region.”

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Buona Festa Italiana! Come celebrate with the Borough of Glassboro on Saturday, September 15th for the Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Heritage Festival.

“The Annual Italian Festival is very exciting to Glassboro. When visitors attend this exciting festival, they also embrace the richness of Italian history, culture, and traditions. Downtown Glassboro is one of the most popular destinations in South Jersey and we are delighted to join residents and visitors in this annual tradition of amazing food, great music, and Italian Heritage.” said Councilwoman Anna Miller. “Our attendees wanted to see more vendors, interactive features, food and entertainment, however our previous locations were limiting to build those types of experiences. The new location gives us the flexibility and space to do everything the festival’s fans are asking for and to show off the redeveloped Downtown Glassboro with all of our new businesses and stunning Town Square.”

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The 14th Annual Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival drives into Glassboro August 31, 2018. Thousands of car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey.

The Annual Car show drives into Glassboro on August 31, 2018.  For the 14th year in a row, car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey at the 2018 Glassboro Car Show & Food truck Festival, the premier car show in South Jersey.  The viewing area will be in Downtown Glassboro and the Town Square. An anticipated 4,000 attendees will have the opportunity to view over 350 vehicles while listening to live music, racing scale slot cars, listening to DJ Pepper Paul 92.1 and the Olde City Band, and enjoying the best food trucks and local cold craft beer.

“We are thrilled to move the car show into Downtown Glassboro which will allow us to evolve The Car Show and Food Truck Festival into a larger festival experience for car enthusiasts,” said Councilman Andrew Halter.   “Our attendees wanted to see more cars, vendors, giveaways, interactive features, food and entertainment, however our previous locations were limiting to build those types of experiences.  The new location gives us the flexibility and space to do everything the show’s fans are asking for and to show off the redeveloped Downtown Glassboro with all of our new businesses and stunning Town Square.”

Details, vendor and vehicle registration, entertainment, and more at https://www.glassboro.org/car-show-2018

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Glassboro has commissioned a bronze Glassblower Sculpture and created an art festival to commemorate our namesake industry.

“We have such an incredible mixture of the arts here in Glassboro and the arts are quickly becoming an economic driver for cities.” said Mayor John E. Wallace III. “Glassboro is home to Rowan University which hosts world class dance, theatre, concerts, and of course a World Class Art Gallery. Glassboro is also home to the Heritage Glass Museum which holds many historical glass pieces from our past, not only enriching our residents’ lives but also bringing visitors from around the region.”

This inspiring festival will include dozens of local and area glassblowers, sculptors, painters, metal-smiths, and woodworkers, plus a multitude of other hand-crafters that will offer their items for sale and be demonstrating their skills and artisanship right before your eyes!  

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Sculpture of Former Glassboro Mayor Alvin Shpeen Donated to Town Square by Demountable Concepts, Inc

“Former Glassboro Mayor, Alvin Shpeen’s dedication and vision created the groundwork for our revitalization and what has become the new standard in suburban living and a model for cities nationwide,” said Glassboro Councilman John E. Wallace III. “That is why this statue belongs in this location, directly across from his previous office -- to remind us, no matter how much we have to overcome, just what it is that leadership requires; just what it is that citizenship requires. Alvin Shpeen would have turned 87 years old this July. We do well by placing a statue of him here. But we can do no greater honor to his memory than to carry forward the power of his vision and a dedication to our residents.”

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