About Culture Crawl

This year’s Culture Crawl will take place:

September 22, 2018

Culture Crawl is a one day explosion of arts, culture, dance and music – taking place in downtown Rahway, New Jersey. We line the streets with musicians, visual artists, performing artists, film makers, craft artisans and so much more stationed throughout the downtown- in our restaurants, salons, retail shops and more. This festival is FREE to attend and FREE to participate! Take one of the two NJ Transit train lines that bring you to Rahway and it will drop you right in the heart of the action!

Don’t worry if the weather doesn’t cooperate, everything moves indoors if it rains. You won’t have to miss a thing!

For this year’s Culture Crawl, the downtown has been divided up in to nine different areas or Zones, containing dancers,musicians, visual artists, performing artists, film makers, craft artisans and other features within its footprint.

Highlights include:

  • Hannum’s Harley Davidson’s  Up-CYCLE Art show featuring pieces made from bike parts
  • Rahway Reel Short FIlm Festival and Culture Crawl Dance Festival at the Hamilton Stage
  • Rahway Paws Pop-up Dog Park
  • Make Art at OMG! Plaza
  • Kids Path to One Love
  • Ateilier Rosal’s Curated Music and Poetry
  • CubaNu’s Latin Party
  • Vendor Village
  • Wizdom Media Main Stage
  • The Wannabe’s Hop Hop Dance Party

…and so much more!

Check out the map page to see a full listing of highlights, schedule of performances and other features. Plan your day!

New for this year is the 8th Annual Amazing Rahway Race!

This epic race, organized as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Rahway Public Library, is a scavenger hunt type of competition, requiring cunning, skill and knowledge of Rahway. ​Teams are given a series of clues that require traveling to all corners of the festival​ (​which encompasses the entire Rahway downtown​)​ to complete the puzz​l​es.​ ​

Competing teams can display their unity and spirit by dressing alike or in outrageous fashion. The race begins and ends at the Rahway Public Library and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. The cost is $8.00 per person. Each team can have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people.

For more information, go to the Amazing Rahway Race page.

To sign up, please click this link: “Register for the Amazing Rahway Race” and fill out the sign up form.

Join us and discover the pleasures of Downtown Rahway!

Culture Crawl takes place in the Downtown District of Rahway, New Jersey, convenient to NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Routes 1/9, 27 & 35. Rahway is a station stop on NJ Transit Northeast Corridor and NorthJersey Coast train lines, with direct service to New York Penn, Newark Penn, and Newark EWR stations.

More on Rahway Arts & Business Partnership

By Car – Directions
Mass Transit – NJ Transit

Public Parking Garage1453 Main Street

A free shuttle will be operating during the evening of Culture Crawl, stopping  the Rahway Parking Authority garage on Lewis and Main Streets.