The new year brings new opportunities! However, when you consider the gravity behind the holiday season, leading up to the celebration of the new year, you could probably agree that things might be rather quiet around the Jersey Shore during January.
Well, you know what? There are plenty of things still happening during the month, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the best ones for you to consider! From food tasting events, to a doggie meet and mingle, and even a beer festival, there’s bound to be one that may spark your interest.
With that in mind, we present to you our list of 10 fun & exciting events happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore in January 2019! Check them out and click each header for more details!
When: Fri, January 11, 2019, 4pm – 10pm
Where: Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, 527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
Description: If you’re really looking to get that authentic winter experience, then you’ll want to check out the rooftop igloos that will be at Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten starting on December 29th, running through on weekends (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) until the end of February.
When: Fri, January 18, 2019, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Grape Beginnings Hands on Winery, 151 Industrial Way E building b, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Description: Bring your favorite pooch to Grape Beginnings in Eatontown for Monmouth County SPCA’s upcoming wine and wag event on Friday, January 18th!
When: Sat, January 19, 2019, 11am – 8pm
Where: Laurita Winery, 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Description: Don’t let the cold weather prevent you from enjoying the wintertime. Join Laurita Winery for its upcoming Laurita Winter Fest 2019 on January 19th & 20th, featuring food trucks, fireworks, and lots of wine!
When: Sat, January 19, 2019, 12pm – 10pm
Where: Bradley Brew Project, 714 Main St, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Description: Don’t let the dreariness of winter pull you down! Think about warmer times by swinging by Bradley Brew Project’s inaugural summer in January party on Saturday, January 19th, featuring warm weather inspired beer, giveaways, having fun in summer attire, and much more!
When: Thu, January 24, 2019, 6pm – 9pm
Where: The Molly Pitcher Inn, 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Description: Red Bank’s biggest food tasting event is going to be here sooner as you think, as the Red Bank Business Alliance is hosting its “New Year, New Flavour” tasting event on Thursday, January 24th. Best of all, it’s being done to benefit The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.
When: Sat, January 26, 2019, 9:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, 1200 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: While most people would think it’s insane to dip into the waters of the Jersey Shore during the middle of winter, but for those who’ll be participating in the upcoming Rotary Polar Plunge in Asbury Park on Saturday, January 26th, it’ll mean doing it for a great cause! Best of all, this event will benefit Holiday Express and Rotary Eye Rescue.
When: Sat, January 26, 2019, 12pm – 4pm
Where: iPlay America, 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
Description: If you love the pairing of wine and chocolates, then you’ll want to attend the 5th annual Chocolate & Wine event that’s being held on Saturday, January 26th, over at iPlay America. You’ll get to sample some sweet chocolates, sample some wine, and even do some shopping because various vendors will be there!
When: Sat, January 26, 2019, 12pm – 10pm
Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: Before we know it, 2019 will be here! And with that in mind, you can expect some amazing events to jumpstart the new year in Monmouth County. The first one will be the Asbury Park Beerfest 2019, a two-day festival where attendees get to sample various brews.
When: Sat, January 26, 2019, 9am – 11am
Where: Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ 07732
Description: Join the American Littoral Society and the Gateway National Recreation area for a winter seal and waterfowl walk on Saturday, January 26th, where you’ll trek through various parts of Sandy Hook to scope out seals and waterfowl.
When: Mon, January 28, 2019, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, 100 Ocean Ave N, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Description: Bring your appetite to the annual Taste of Long Branch 2019 food tasting event, which is being held on Monday, January 28th, featuring lite bites and drinks from multiple restaurants, bakeries, and eateries.