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

Can you believe that it went that quickly? It seemed as though the start of summer was just here, and here we are now counting down until the last days of summer. The end of August signals the closing of the summer season at the Jersey Shore, but before we head into Labor Day weekend, there are still plenty of fun and exciting things happening this month!

Even though there’s technically no federal holiday observed in August, you’ll still find a handful of events happening that are worth your consideration. Many of them are two-day events that happen over the weekend, which will give you even more time to consider.

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


25th Annual Highlands Clam Festival

When: August 2-4
Where: Huddy Park, 329 Bay Ave #325, Highlands, NJ 07732
Description: Seafood lovers, you’re going to be ecstatic when you read on the news below about the 25th annual Highlands Clamfest, which is slated to run August 1st to August 4th!


Italian Festival & Wine Tasting

When: Sat, August 3, 11am – 5pm
Where: Monmouth Park, 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport, NJ 07757
Description: For those looking to fill up on some satisfying Italian cuisine, then consider stopping by Monmouth Park for its upcoming Italian Festival & Wine Tasting event on Saturday, August 3rd.


Luau At Laurita Food Truck Festival

When: August 3-4
Where: Laurita Winery, 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Description: The summer festivities are still going strong for Laurita Winery, as they’re pegged to host yet another food truck festival, the Luau at Laurita Food Truck Festival, on August 3 & 4.


Monmouth Film Festival

When: Aug 8 – 11, 2019
Where: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Description: Film buffs have a lot to be excited about this summer, given that the Monmouth Film Festival will be making its return to Red Bank from August 8-11 with a bigger, more spectacular offering!


A Taste of New Orleans

When: Sat, August 10, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Monmouth Park, 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport, NJ 07757
Description: You won’t need to travel far to taste some New Orleans cuisine. That’s because Monmouth Park will be hosting “A Taste of New Orleans” on Saturday, August 10th, featuring an assortment of dishes and bites that are New Orleans inspired.


Aweless Charity Music Festival

When: Sat, August 10, 1pm – 8pm
Where: Riverside Gardens Park, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Description: There’s more live music to experience and check out in Red Bank in the month of August. That’s because the 2nd annual Aweless Charity Music Festival on August 10th will be featuring bands and many fun activities to benefit JBJ Soul Kitchen and Home Free Animal Rescue.


Red Bank Dog Days

When: Mon, August 12, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Marine Park, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Description: Get ready for the biggest dog event in Red Bank, as the annual Red Bank Dog Days returns for two dates this summer – June 24th and August 12.


Asbury Park Vegan Pop Up Shop

When: Sun, August 18, 11am – 5pm
Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Description: Their last event was a success, so it’s no surprise that another one is on tap for next month! You’ll want to check out the next Asbury Park Vegan Pop Up Shop on Sunday, August 18th, over at Conventional Hall in Asbury Park, NJ.


Red Bank Food & Wine Walk

When: Sun, August 18, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Red Bank, NJ
Description: Red Bank’s annual Food & Wine Walk is returning starting this summer and runs all the way through fall with four dates to experience it. Happening on the third Sunday of each month, it’s an opportunity to sample what Red Bank’s restaurants and eateries have to offer. Those dates are July 21, August 18, September 15, and October 20.


Bradley Beach Labor Day LobsterFest

When: August 31-September 1
Where: 500 Ocean Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Description: We know, it’s difficult to talk about the summer’s end. With that, the season’s unofficial end comes around during Labor Day weekend. However, you can celebrate by checking out the Bradley Beach Labor Day Lobesterfest, which is slated for August 31 and September 1.


BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

When: August 31-September 2
Where: Monmouth Park, 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport, NJ 07757
Description: Labor Day weekend is almost here, so if you’re thinking about plans now, then you’ll want to consider Monmouth Park’s BBQ & Craft Beer Festival, which runs August 31st to September 2nd.

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