Memorial Day Weekend 2018: Fun events to do in-and-around the Jersey Shore

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, signaling the unofficial start of summer. For those still trying to figure out plans for the occasion, you’re in luck because we scoured and curated a list of fun things, events, and specials that are happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore!

From Memorial Day parades, to a food truck festival, even some family friendly events, there’s plenty to look forward to! Best of all, they’re all throughout the greater Jersey Shoe area. Whether it’s Red Bank, Asbury Park, Freehold, or even Middletown, the list covers most of them. Check out what’s in store in our list below! For more information about each individual event, just click on the title.

Without any further ado, let’s begin!


Asbury Fresh Farmers & Makers Market

New Jersey’s Largest Growing Farmers & Makers Market.

Kick Off On Mother’s Day!
Shop with 50 + Local Farmers, Artists, Food Makers & more!
Live music at every market
Kids activities
Food Demos
Craft Demos
Animal Rescues
So Much More!

Asbury Fresh Farmers & Makers Market



Painting at Pinot’s Palette

It looks like this weekend may be spent in doors so come hang with us as we transport ourselves to a beautiful island! We are BYOB and welcome all food so bring your memorial day celebrations to us!

Pinot's Palette



Open House at the Monmouth Boat Club

Our annual open house is a great way to meet members and see what the club is all about. Experience it yourself with sailboat and powerboat rides! We’ll also be offering tours of our historic club house and hosting a BBQ. This free event is great for the whole family!

Monmouth Boat Club



The Ribeye Brothers playing at The Dublin House

Memorial Day Weekend with some great local tunes, Sunday Night 7pm, The Ribeye Brothers are at Temple Bar outside, weather permitting.

Ribeye brothers at the Dublin House



Distribution of Flags for Veterans at Fair View Cemetery

VFW Post 2179 will be Distributing flags for Veterans at Fair View Cemetery.
Meet at the cemetery office parking lot at 9:00 am
Office is off of the RT 35 S entrance before the jug handle and Midas; across from Whole Foods.

Distribution of Flags for Veterans at Fair View Cemetery



Semi-Pro Soccer: FC Monmouth Home Opener vs Atlantic City FC

Attend the 2018 NPSL Season Home Opener and first ever home game of FC Monmouth! During this year’s Memorial Day Weekend we host the local derby against Atlantic City FC. As the beaches open up, it is a battle of the Jersey shore, and we need your support to end up on top! The stadium opens up an hour in advance and we’ll be offering quality soccer, a great atmosphere and entertainment for the family including a band and free kids activities. Get your hands on FC Monmouth merchandise, grab something to eat and drink, and support your local soccer team.

Semi-Pro Soccer FC Monmouth Home Opener vs Atlantic City FC



Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival
The best food trucks from the area plus crafts and live music.
May 26, 27, 28 – Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Gates will open early at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday

Gates will open at the normal 11:30 am on Monday


Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival



Asbury Park Summer Kickoff!

Looking for the perfect way to start off the Summer? Join us for a safe, family friendly, fun filled event, featuring carnival rides, mouthwatering fair food, games & more! Admission is FREE!

Asbury Park Summer Kickoff!



Dog & Cat Meet and Greet

The Asbury Fresh Markets are not to miss!

Our little shelter will be set up during the Spring Markets — SUNDAYS from 10AM-3PM on 05/20 & 5/27 & 6/3

We will have adoptable dogs and cats available for you to pet, love and hopefully you’ll want to ADOPT! Our little shelter will be at the market from 10A – 3P…. Come on by and meet some cute adoptables!

Thanks Asbury Fresh for having us!!!

((All adoptions take place at the shelter in Tinton Falls. No adoptions will take place at Asbury Fresh Spring Market))

Dog & Cat Meet and Greet



Port Monmouth Fire Co. Care Show for a Cure

Port Monmouth Fire Co. Care Show for a Cure
125 Main Street
Port Monmouth , New Jersey 07758

2nd Annual Car Show to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research. Dash Plaques for the 1st 25 entrants, Free Coffee & Bagels during set up. All vehicles welcomed. Music by DJ Nick Q, Door Prizes, Goody Bags, 50/50 raffle and a Indoor Silent Auction for fabulous prizes. Trophies awarded Best paint, Best interior, Best of show, Participants Choice, Mayor’s Choice and a Special Memorial Trophy. Food & Beverages available all day.

Check out our nationwide list of car/bike/truck shows in our event section. The numbers fluctuate but at time we have had over 1000 events listed. We also list fundraisers, and boat shows. Have an event you want to promote. Let us know. Visit, like, share our posts and page. Were adding events for 2018 daily.
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Port Monmouth Fire Co. Care Show for a Cure



NJ Renaissance Faire

Come join Starkað the Skald for new tales from the Viking Age at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire!

NJ Renaissance Faire



Surf Sunday with Ninth Wave at The Seafarer Bar

Surf music and Sundays at The Seafarer go together like rum in a Mai Tai! The last Sunday of each summer month. With an all vinyl DJ set in between by DJ Hi-Tide playing surf and lounge tunes. Take off your shoes and dance in the sand. We’ll have tiki cocktails and more! Fire pits too!

Summer 2018 Lineup:
5/27 – Ninth Wave
6/24 – The Royal Pacifics (members of Black Flamingos)
7/29 – Bongo Surf
8/26 – The Royal Pacifics (members of Black Flamingos

Surf Sunday with Ninth Wave



Warhammer 40K Bring & Battle at Hobbymasters

For over 30 years, Warhammer 40K has let players battle across the grim darkness of the far-flung future. Bring your armies and hone your tactics on our second floor and meet fellow enthusiasts to share insights on strategy and modeling in a relaxed, casual setting

We’ll be setting up some 4’×4′ battlefields and two 4’× 8′ battlefield. We will have terrain on hand, or you can bring your own
● For the 4’×4′ battlefields, we recommend 500 point patrol detachments, no auxiliary detachments, with 3 Command points
● The 8’×4′ battlefield is much more versatile. Fight it out with any single 1,000 point detachments. It will be the perfect army to show off your Lords of War units.
● If we have enough willing players, we can combine the bigger boards into an 8’×8′ battlefield for those looking to break out the big 2,000 point armies.

Warhammer 40K Bring & Battle



Memorial Day Parade at Keansburg

Lineup at New Point Comfort Fire Company on Carr Avenue beginning at 12:30

Kickoff at 1:30

From NPC to Center
Center to Main
Main to Church
Church to Carr
Ends at the American Legion

Memorial Day Parade



Nav-e-Sink or Swim Distance Festival

Price increase May 15th 11:59PM
Finisher Medals for all finishers!
For Melanoma Awareness Sponsored by The Budzyna Family
Any and all changes can be made at packet pick up
Packet pick up will be availalbe from 4:30-6:30PM on Saturday at the race site Victory Park.
Good idea if you can make it before race day to avoid lines.
It will also be available Sunday Morning from 6:15-7:15AM
All registrations after May 25 12:01AM. Bring your confirmation, go to post registration line.
Shirts Guaranteed TO FIRST 400 ENTRIES ONLY.
Register Here

Nav-e-Sink or Swim Distance Festival



Freehold Memorial Day Parade

Hello Little League Families,

The Memorial Day Parade is coming this Monday, May 28th!

As is tradition, the Freehold Boro Little League will be marching in the parade. We hope you can walk in the parade with us, with the boys and girls of the League in uniform (no cleats, as it is easier and safer to walk in sneakers).

Tee-Ball players only can ride on the Little League float/trailer, and they may want to bring a towel on which to sit.

The Freehold Boro Little League will be lining up at the intersection of Brinkerhoff Avenue and Kiawah Avenue. Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. so we can organize the players.

Look forward to seeing everyone!

Freehold Memorial Day Parade



Bradley Beach Memorial Festival

Conflagration Records is proud to be part of the Bradley Beach Memorial Weekend festival. Spark My Biz brought us onboard to handle the music entertainment for the day, and we gathered some of New Jersey’s great local bands to perform for the masses.

This is a free show at the Bradley Beach oceanfront gazebo.

Bradley Beach Memorial Festival



Dog Day Afternoon

Sundays are for the dogs! We are hosting Dog Day Afternoons two Sundays a month from 12-3pm in our dog park located next to our store.

Dog Day Afternoons are a fun and friendly get together for pet parents and their fur children. Dog Day Afternoons are a great opportunity for dogs to socialize with other dogs while their parents meet other dog lovers alike. Dog Day Afternoon is sponsored by WellPet, we’ll have giveaways and samples to all who attend.

Free hotdogs, snacks and light refreshments will be served.

Dog Day Afternoon



Farmingdale Memorial Day Parade

Troop 13 will be participating in the Lutz Park Ceremony as well as the Memorial Day Parade.

Farmingdale Memorial Day Parade


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