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To Watch the Parade

What time does the parade begin and end?
At 1 PM the parade leaves from the Raritan Train Station. The parade usually lasts until around 2:30PM. Directly after the parade there is a ceremony and speech at the Basilone Statue.


Where does the parade march?
​The parade begins at the train station coming out on Thompson Street and moving onto LaGrange Street
eventually it comes out on Somerset Street (the main street in Raritan) at the
corner of Reimer Street.

It moves westward on Somerset Street and ends at Gaston Avenue.


Where can I park?
Those watching the parade can park at Lab Corp on First Avenue or at any of the three banks on Somerset Street. But keep in mind the road to access Somerset Street is fully closed at 12:30, so arrive early.


I'm new to town and want to watch the parade;

where is the best place to sit?
Anywhere along the parade route is a good seat to watch the parade.

The Master of Ceremonies will be announcing each group as it passes

Doughty Street in the center of Somerset Street.

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