10 fun & exciting events happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore in May 2019

Now that we’re well into springtime, the weather just keeps on getting better as we near the inevitable with summer’s arrival. Before that, though, we still need to get through the month of May, which lays claim to quite a few holidays and events – with Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day being two of the biggest.

And you know what? There are plenty of fun and exciting things happening during the month beyond those two special occasions, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the best ones for you to consider! Many of them are two-day events that happen over the weekend, which will give you even more time to consider. May is the month of festivals, evident in our list, so there’s bound to be something to catch your eyes.

With that in mind, we present to you our list of 10 fun & exciting events happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore in May 2019! Check them out and click each header for more details!

Cinco de Mayo weekend at Laurita Winery

When: May 4 to May 5
Where: Laurita Winery, 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Description: Cinco de Mayo will be here very soon, which is why you should check out what Laurita Winery is planning to offer for that weekend!

Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Laurita

May the Fourth signing with Kevin Smith

When: Sat, May 4, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, 35 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ
Description: Local good guy and undercover superhero, Kevin Smith, will be making his return to the garden state for a special May the Fourth event at Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash! The Monmouth County local and Hollywood director, who just recently wrapping up filming the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob reboot, will be doing holding a signing event for fans!

May the Fourth 2019 with Kevin Smith


International Beer, Wine, & Food Festival

When: Sun, May 5, 12pm – 6pm
Where: White Street Parking Lot, Red Bank, NJ
Description: One of Red Bank’s biggest festivals of the year will be here soon! The annual International Beer, Wine, and Food Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 5th, featuring an assortment of food from various restaurants, cold beers for purchase, wine, vendors, entertainment, and much more!

Red Bank International Beer Wine & Food Festival


Middletown South Food Truck Festival

When: Fri, May 10, 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Middletown High School South, 900 Nutswamp Rd, Middletown, NJ
Description: It’s been a widely popular event, so you don’t want to miss the annual Middletown South Food Truck Festival on Friday, May 10th.

Middletown Food Truck Festival 2019


Brew By the Bay Craft Beer Festival

When: Sat, May 11, 1pm – 6pm
Where: The Seafarer, 1 Atlantic St, Highlands, NJ
Description: Save the date people! Last year’s “Brew By the Bay” Craft Beer Festival over in Highlands was such a huge hit that it’s coming back for another go-around.



Run The Hook 5k/10k

When: Sun, May 12, 10am – 1pm
Where: Sandy Hook Beach, Hartshorne Dr, Highlands, NJ
Description: Runners get ready for another exciting race to participate in the area! Sign up now for the annual Run The Hook 5K/10K race on Sunday, May 12th, which will be benefitting local non-profit Clean Ocean Action.

Run The Hook 5k 10k 2019

3rd annual Keansburg food truck & craft beer festival

When: Sat, May 18, 2pm – 7pm
Where: 29 Church St, Keansburg, NJ
Description: It’s been one successful event for Keansburg, so it should come as no surprise that it’s coming back! Get a taste of spring at the 3rd annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival in Keansburg on Saturday, May 18th, featuring food trucks, fun activities, and beer!

A Taste of Spring 3rd Annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival Keansburg

Belmar Seafood Festival

When: May 17 to May 19
Where: Belmar, NJ
Description: Seafood lovers, get ready to enjoy some delicious bites during the 2019 Belmar Seafood Festival, which is being held May 17-19!

2019 Belmar Seafood Festival

Bradley Beach Memorial Day Festival

When: May 25 to May 27
Where: Bradley Beach, NJ
Description: Memorial day weekend has always been a busy one for the Jersey Shoe. And this year is no exception because we’re already seeing several events popping up for it. Case in point, the Bradley Beach Memorial Day Festival, which will be running May 25 to 27.

Bradley Beach Memorial Day Fest

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

When: May 25 to May 27
Where: Monmouth Park, 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport, NJ
Description: Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kickoff for the summer, so if you’re looking for plans, then check out the annual Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival that’s being held at Monmouth Park from May 25th to 27th!

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival



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