August 23, 2006
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078
NEWARK, NJ ó This Saturday, August 26, the Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce presents the 13th annual Festival of Lights from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Delaware River Promenade in Burlington, NJ. Visitors can ride NJ TRANSITís River LINE directly to Burlington Towne Centre Station for a day of food, fun and fireworks!
The festival offers fun for everyone, including live entertainment by The Troublemakers and Mark Reno & The Blue Smoke Band, free tours of historic sites and a boat parade followed by a fireworks finale. Children of all ages will enjoy rides, games and activities throughout the day.
New this year is the "Burlington Tour de Lights," four bike races held on the streets of scenic Burlington, offering more than $1,200 in prizes. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
The cost for a one-way trip on the River LINE is only $1.25, and parking is free at most stations along the route. Take the kids and save with NJ TRANSITís Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult every weekend from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. For schedule information, visit www.RiverLINE.com.
Admission to the Festival of Lights is free. (Rain date is August 27 for fireworks, boat parade and concert.) For more information about the event, call 609-386-4070 or visit www.nj.com/burlington.
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 827,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.