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Patriots Week 2020

Traditional Patriots Week Postponed Until 2021

The Battle of Trenton reenactment cannot be safely performed during the coronavirus pandemic.

With the continuing spikes in COVID-19, as well as uncompromising restrictions, Trenton Downtown Association has announced that the traditional events associated with Patriots Week, including the reenactment of the Battle of Trenton, are postponed until 2021.

Patriots Week, which celebrates Trenton’s consequential role in the Revolutionary War with more than 70 events, will return in 2021.

“Patriots Week attracts thousands of history buffs and tourists from across the region and beyond to Trenton. It’s a wonderful, unifying, family-friendly celebration packed with all kinds of activities, from a Colonial Ball to a pub crawl, a musket demonstration to a puppet show,” says Tom Gilmour, executive director of Trenton Downtown Association (TDA), the nonprofit that promotes and coordinates Patriots Week each year.


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“No matter how many times we tried to re-create the 70-plus events that normally take place during Patriots Week, the major event of the week, the reenactment, cannot be safely performed in today’s environment,” explains Gilmour.

“We are happy to announce that the time and unused funds from not operating the event in 2020 will be redeployed in planning for enhancing Patriots Week 2021. The vision of those planning efforts is to reposition the City of Trenton as a ‘must see’ destination during the United States’ semiquincentennial celebration of the war in 2025,” adds Gilmour.

Virtual events celebrating Trenton's Revolutionary history can be found at www.patriotsweek.com

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