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Gospelfest in Newark: How to Plan the Perfect Mother’s Day Trip

Each year since 1983, Newark, New Jersey has been home to the McDonald’s Gospelfest, one of the best-recognized gospel-music events in the nation, and a strong fundraiser hosted by McDonald’s Corporation. This event has raised millions for local schools and continues to be a Mother’s Day highlight for lovers of gospel music. You can expect high-caliber voice artists such as CeCe Winans, The Clark Sisters, Yolanda Adams, and Melba Moore. This music event is the perfect excuse to coordinate a group trip for the mothers in your church and give them a break from the endless responsibilities of motherhood. The Gospelfest is held yearly at the Prudential Center in Newark. Why not pair your youth group with the moms of your church and head to Jersey for a praise experience of a lifetime?


Book Ahead

Gospelfest is a highly coveted event. To secure the best possible tickets at the best possible price, book ahead of time. If you are making travel arrangements for a group, consider buying extra seats for stragglers. You will be surprised to see the number of people that decide to join your group at the last minute.


Celebrate with Brunch

Gospelfest is traditionally held on Mother’s Day. To get the most value for your money, plan to skip breakfast, or consider a morning arrival to Newark followed by a brunch. Many local restaurants will have beautiful spreads at a great price. A late brunch followed by the event and a light dinner can represent significant savings for your group.


Pick Your Hotel Based on Features

The cheapest hotel is not necessarily the best value for group travelers. At Groople, we can help you locate a hotel with a host of amenities and features that will help you stretch your dollar further. If you are traveling via bus, we can also help locate hotels with appropriate parking for large vehicles. Features such as connecting rooms or the ability to block a whole floor for your group will certainly make a difference. The Crowne Plaza Newark Airport and the Wyndham Garden Hotel are excellent choices that offer great hotel prices for church groups or ladies groups attending Gospelfest.

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