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 wedding expos, 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 2020! Check them out and click each header for more details!
When: January 4-5, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Leonardo State Marina, 102 Concord Ave, Leonardo, NJ
Description: Seals are rarely seen in the Garden State, which is why you’ll want to join Leonardo State Marina for its upcoming Seals in New Jersey event on January 4-5, where you may get the chance to spot some seals!
When: Jan 11 – Feb 2, 2020
Where: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ
Description: Did you hear who’ll be starring in Two River Theater’s production of Twelfth Night? New Kids on the Block singer and performer, Joey McIntyre, will be starring in the romantic comedy directed by Sara Holdren from January 11 to February 2 — with opening night slated for January 17.
When: Sun, January 12, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ
Description: Those who plan to tie the knot in the near future will want to check out the Jersey Shore Wedding Expo at The Ocean Place Resort on Sunday, January 12. It’s presented by the American Bridal Show Company.
When: Thu, January 16, 6pm – 8pm
Where: The Asbury Hotel, 210 5th Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Description: Some may say it’s an odd pair, but you know what, it’s worth trying something new with The Asbury’s whiskey + donut pairing event on Thursday, January 16!
When: Sun, January 19, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Laurita Winery, 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Description: You’ll be relaxed by the calm atmosphere of doing yoga with Laurita Winery’s upcoming event with baby goat yoga and calf cuddles on Sunday, January 19. Even better, it’s a fundraising event that also includes a wine tasting!
When: January 25-26
Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Description: The first major beer festival that you should know about around the area that’ll be happening in the new year is the Asbury Park Beerfest, which is being held on January 25-26.
When: Sat, January 25, 12pm – 4pm
Where: iPlay America, 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold Township, NJ
Description: It’s going to be a sweet old time with iPlay America’s upcoming 6th annual chocolate, wine, and more event on Sunday, January 25!
When: Sat, January 25, 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Where: The Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Pl, Red Bank, NJ
Description: Are you planning for a wedding sometime in the near future? Then you’ll want to check out View for Two, a wedding showcase like no other that’s being held at the Oyster Point Hotel on Saturday, January 25.
When: Sun, January 26, 3pm – 7pm
Where: Proving Ground Waterfront Dining, 56 Shrewsbury Ave, Highlands, NJ
Description: Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is still a good while away, but the Highlands Business Partnership will be hosting its annual beef & brew St. Patrick’s Parade fundraiser on Sunday, January 26.
When: Mon, January 27, 6pm – 9pm
Where: The Molly Pitcher Inn, 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ
Description: Foodies who are looking for the next big food event will be ecstatic to know that the New Year, New Flavour 2020 food tasting event is on the horizon. Join the Red Bank Business Alliance at the Molly Pitcher Inn on Monday, January 27, where you can sample several tasty lite bites from many of Red Bank’s restaurants — all to benefit HABcore.
When: Mon, January 27, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, 100 Ocean Ave N, Long Branch, NJ
Description: January is looking like it’s going to be the month for major food tasting events, with Taste of Long Branch happening on Monday, January 27. It’s your chance to relish on some of the various lite bites and refreshments that’ll be served by some of Long Branch’s eateries and restaurants.