The Connolly Agency is feeling the fresh fall vibes, especially with Columbus Day weekend around the corner! We’ve scouted some of Monmouth County’s hottest weekend events for October from traditional family fun to delicious local eats, treats & spirits.
There is no shortage of family fun! Long Branch will host their Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, October 13th. https://www.facebook.com/events/the-city-of-long-branch-nj/2019-long-branch-columbus-day-parade/600610243802989/
On Monday, October 14th, Delicious Orchards will be sure to produce many smiles at their Pumpkinfest. Enjoy pumpkin decorating, live music, fun, games and more! https://www.deliciousorchardsnj.com/events/pumpkin-fest/
Bradley Beach offers the weekly Fall Art Market this Sunday, October 13th from 9am – 2pm at Riley Park, with musical guest Sam Levine performing at noon. Enjoy the outdoors, while supporting local artists and talent. It’s a great way to get a head start on your holiday shopping this season! https://www.facebook.com/events/bradley-beach-tourism/fall-arts-market-with-musical-guest-sam-levine/506952970073402/
Sunday, October 13th is the final of Monmouth Park Race Track’s Fall Fest: Flannels & Food Trucks. From 11am – 4pm, free admission and event parking for access to about a dozen Food Trucks with items from Empanadas to Lobster Rolls. The site also boasts a Craft Beer Bar with over 50 varieties and live music. Some participating vendors include Bites & Bowls, Cupcake Carnival, Empanada Guy, Mac Truck NYC, Shake Shack & more! https://www.monmouthpark.com/event/fall-festival/
Consider checking out Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, as they host the 5th annual Columbus Day Weekend Oktoberfest this Saturday, October 12th & Sunday, October 13th from 12pm – 11pm. Festivities on the Tented Roof Top include Food, Beer, Oktoberfest Merch and Live Polka Bands! https://asburybiergarten.com/events/
Continuing with live music, there is no shortage of talent to enjoy this weekend. Friday will be energetic in Asbury Park, as The Stone Pony hosts an all-ages show Friday, October 11th at 7pm, featuring Melvins with Redd Kross and Toshi Kasai. https://www.stoneponyonline.com/calendar/
Also Friday at The Wonder Bar, 7pm, will be Secret Sound, Little Bird and Jarod Clemons. https://wonderbarasburypark.com/calendar/
Dance into Saturday, as the 2nd Keyport Music Festival kicks off at noon to a variety of Blues, Bluegrass & Jazz, with Food and Craft Beer Tent to enjoy! https://www.keyportmusicfestival.com/
If you want to stay local to Asbury Park, plenty more funk will be back at The Stone Pony with Grateful Dead Tribute band, Splintered Sunlight on Saturday October 12th, openers at 7pm, all-ages, featuring Fish Head Road and No Phizz. Around the corner at The Wonder Bar, Haley Reinhart and Tyler Hilton start at 7pm. The Asbury Lanes will host an 18+ event starting at 7 pm with Bryan Hansen Band with special guests Nick Ryan & The Mess, Zach Matari & The After Party. (See venue links above for detailed information.)
Kick off your football Sunday with free jams at the Asbury Hotel, 4pm, with the Sandy Mack Sunday Jam. https://www.theasburyhotel.com/calendar/2017/10/22/sandy-mack-sunday-jam-j6sts-t64zb-rx68m-tw46e-9gdzj-5l74c-nazmg-5nyp7-bafej-yxw83-49mfz-j8axw-2r2fh-3kc8m-chg2k-h2tjn-al425-bgy6e-p4s24-spkbs-pxyja-czad5
Or head over to Belmar’s Tenth Avenue Burrito Company for some Mexi-Cali Cuisine, sports, and live music from Belmar local, Tommy B & The Deep Blue Sea at 3pm! http://www.tenthaveburrito.com/events.html
Please visit all event websites for more specific detailed information. These recommendations are some highlights of amazing activities to enjoy here at the Jersey Shore this weekend. Best wishes for an enjoyable Columbus Day weekend!
– From The Connolly Agency