We’re entering the month of love, and despite the frigid temperatures of late, there’s still going to be a lot of heat produced by it! February may be the shortest month in the calendar year, but sometimes it’s more about quality versus quantity.
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 the largest pet expo happening in the state, to a chocolate & beer festival, and even a local restaurant week, 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 February 2019! Check them out and click each header for more details!
When: Sun, February 3, 11am – 2pm
Where: The Asbury Hotel, 210 5th Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: Our pets have a place in our hearts, which is probably why you should preserve that bond with a photo! Join Rescue Ridge for its upcoming smooch your pooch photo fundraiser at The Asbury on Sunday, February 3rd, where you can get your photo taken with your favorite furry canine!
When: Mon, February 4, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Salon Concrete, 123 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Description: If you have a passion for cutting hair, styling it, color it, and more, then you’ll want to check out Concrete Creative Night on February 4th, a community get-together at Salon Concrete in Red Bank where you can learn and collaborate with the local hair dressing community.
When: Fri, February 8-10
Where: The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
Description: It’s almost that time again when the Super Pet Expo makes its annual return to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center! This time around, it’s slated to run from February 8-10, featuring various pet vendors, crafts, games for your pets, workshops, and much more!
When: Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
Where: 37 E Front St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Description: Red Bank is home to an assortment of restaurants, boutiques, cafes, bakeries, and much more. But do you know what it’s lacking? A tattoo shop! And that’s why Front Street Tattoo’s upcoming grand opening event is going to be so special.
When: Sat, February 9 & 10, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Laurita Winery, 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Description: Wine and chocolate lovers have something to look forward to during the month of love. Before you spend Valentine’s Day with that special someone, why not check out the Garden State Wine Growers Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend, which is happening over at Laurita Winery on February 9th & 10th.
When: Sun, February 10, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Porta, 911 Kingsley St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: Shopping for your significant other can be tough for some people, but if you need some inspiration, then plan on attending the Asbury Fresh Valentine’s Vendor Pop-up event at Porta in Asbury Park on Sunday, February 10th.
When: Thu, February 14, 7pm – 9pm
Where:Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, 527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: It’s been active with buzzing events, so you know that Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten will be doing something pretty big for Valentine’s Day. For this year’s special day, they’re hosting a chocolate & bier festival where you’ll have the opportunity of sampling the pair in one sitting.
When: Sun, February 17, 11am – 5pm
Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: Are you looking for some vegan specialties? Then look no further than the Asbury Park Vegan Pop Up on Sunday, February 17th, featuring an assortment of vegan inspired bites from many vendors!
When: Feb 19 – 27, 2019
Where: Pier Village, 1 Chelsea Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Description: Get your taste buds ready! Pier Village Restaurant Week is slated to run from February 19th to the 27th, providing diners with a variety of dishes to try out from the 3-course prix fixe menus that the participating restaurants will be offering for it.
When: Sat, February 23, 12:00pm – 9:30pm
Where: Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: Mardi Gras isn’t just isolated to New Orleans. Oh no! You can experience something similar at the 4th annual Asbury Park Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 23rd, featuring a slew of fun events on tap throughout the day in-and-around Asbury Park.