Own The Weekend With These Jersey Shore Festivals & Events
Start your weekend off with a trip into the city to see a free concert with Green Day. This Friday morning Green Day will kick off ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series in New York City's Central Park. This concert is free and open to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Friday from 7 AM to 9 AM.
So many festivals, so little time…
Check out the new Taylor Pavilion on the Belmar Boardwalk this weekend, as the Belmar Seafood Festival takes place May 19th through the 21st. Enjoy all kinds of tasty treats, arts, crafts, activities for the kids, activities for the adults, live music and more.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Seaside Heights, The Jersey Shore Festival will feature performances by over 300 artists. This year's event also includes Music Industry Seminars, Motocross Stunt Shows, BMX & Skate Demos, MiniMoto GP Demos, Pro's vs. Heroes Charity Flag Football Game, Free Yoga and Tai Chi on the Beach, Free Monster Truck Rides on the Beach, Food Trucks, JSF Vendor Village, and more! Rain or shine.
Saturday, May 20th, the Toms River Police summer kick-off celebration takes place on the beach in Seaside Heights with fun free family activities, including the 4th Annual Pros vs. Heroes charity flag football game. Watch as the Toms River Police Officers battle NFL pros in a family fun, flag football game on the beach, just north of Casino Pier on the beach in Seaside Heights.
On Saturday, get a Taste of Bradley Beach on the Restaurant and Shopping tour. Check in at Riley Park, kicking off at 11:30 am, follow the red balloons on Main Street.
Find the Luck of the Irish, Saturday at the Spring Lake Irish Festival on Third Avenue in Spring Lake starting at noon.
Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel on Saturday and hear music from yesteryear played on the accordion, from 1- 3 pm.
Need a little Salsa in your life?? Saturday, May 20 the 28th annual New Jersey State Chili & Salsa Cookoff is happening in downtown Toms River along Washington Street starting at 11 a.m. with games, rides, live entertainment, and chili & salsa tasting to help determine the People’s Choice winner.
Saturday afternoon it’s the First Annual Bayshore Food Truck and Craft Beer Fest. “Taste of Spring” takes place on Beachway and Main Street in Keansburg with live music, all kinds of tasty treats, a beer garden, and crafts for the kids and more, starting at 2pm.
Saturday and Sunday, May 20th and 21st check out Survival Beach Asbury Park 5k Obstacle Course on the beach and boardwalk with Post Race Party.
Saturday help support St. Mary’s by the Sea at their 6th Annual Walk-A-Thon from 11 AM to 3 PM in Ocean Grove. Let’s walk together to help women with cancer heal: mind, body, and soul. Since beginning our mission in 2009, they have supported nearly 7,000 women, FREE OF CHARGE because of your support!
Saturday and Sunday it’s the Jeep Thing and Food Trucks Fest at Laurita Winery in New Egypt.
Saturday, celebrate Spring at the Historic Village at Allaire for the Spring Festival. Special programs planned for the day, include a historic baseball game, a beehive oven baking demonstration, and an auction at the General Store. Baseball and baking will take place throughout the day, and the auction will take place at 2:00pm. Admission is free for this event.
Saturday, May 20th, grab your paint brush and pick up a free canvas at the 3rd Annual Keyport Antiques & Artisan Festival at the “Art on the Bay” event. Whether you’re an experienced painter or just interested in a fun new activity, this is for you! During “Art on the Bay,” artists of all skill levels can live-paint on the Raritan Bay during the 3rd Annual Keyport Antiques & Artisan Festival. Reserve your free canvas with the Arts Society of Keyport (contact Peter Dant: email@example.com) and remember to bring your own supplies and chairs!
Saturday the Manasquan Surf Team Parents Association presents 14th Annual Surfers Ball, a family event at Bar Anticipation in Belmar. Come join us to celebrate the 2016 NJ State Champs and help us get to Nationals in California! Live music, buffet, drinks, deluxe gift auction all on the Grotto Beach! Fun for the whole family! 4 – 8 pm.
Feeling a little Polka? Live Polka music at the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten gets underway on Saturday at 4pm.
Need some laughs? Kevin James performs at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Saturday night.
Celebrate Maifest at the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten Bier run Sunday morning at 10 AM sharp. 21 and over.
Check out the Spring Craft Market & Art in the Park at Historic Village at Allaire Park, rescheduled to Sunday, May 21st starting at 10 AM. Artists will be showcasing paintings, pottery, textiles, and more.
Need some vinyl in your life?? Then check out the Asbury Park Record Show on Sunday at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, doors open at 10 AM.
Check out the Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix. Experience the excitement of Offshore Powerboat Racing on Sunday starting at noon. Watch for free from the beach in Point Pleasant.
Support local artists at Bond Street Complex, holding their first Pop-up Art Show in the Basement on Sunday, May 21 from 2-7. This show's theme will be Asbury Park: Keeping it Weird!
Remember, if it’s happening at the Jersey Shore, you’ll hear about it here, on 94.3 the Point.
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