THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING IN ASBURY PARK!
Light of Day Concerts and Asbury Angels Inductions: January
The Light of Day foundation raises money and awareness for Parkinson's disease, through an annual weeklong series of concerts in Asbury Park. A special benefit concert & induction ceremony is held on the Friday Night of Light of Day. (See plaque ceremony in September).
Saint Patrick's Day Parade: Second weekend in March
Asbury go bragh! Celebrate St. Patrick and all things Irish along our parade route from the Boardwalk to Main Street. Bagpipers, Marching Bands, Floats, and more green than you can imagine!
Easter Parade on Easter Sunday
"In your Easter bonnet, with the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade". Get dressed up in your Sunday best and stroll the boardwalk at our legendary celebration!
Restaurant Tour: Last Sunday in April
The Asbury Park Restaurant Tour is a great way to get to know our city and the local cuisine. Purchase a $30 tasting wristband for the opportunity to sample offerings from 30+ Asbury Park Restaurants in the downtown, at the boardwalk and on Main St/Westside.
Carousel Awards: Second Friday in May
The Carousel Awards, an annual gala fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce. For 26 years we have honored members of our community for their outstanding dedication to Asbury Park in 5 categories at our black-ties season kick-off event.
Gay Pride Parade: First weekend in June
A parade and festival that celebrates our diverse culture in Asbury Park and embraces pride in being who you are!
Independence Day Fireworks on the 4th of July
Heralded as the best Fireworks display on the Jersey Shore, the Asbury Park Independence Day Fireworks is fun for patriots young and old.
Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival: July
A fun and funky tradition on the beach and boardwalk of Asbury Park NJ. Over 150 of the worlds finest tattoo artists will be tattooing on site all weekend long. Live music, contests, skateboarding, amazing spectacles, after-parties and more!
First Saturday Summer Party: August
August is a time to party down the shore. It is the height of the summer season and a chance for everyone to get into the vacation groove. With live music and fun events in Press Plaza we welcome locals and visitors to the greatest city on the shore!
Art on the Boardwalk: August
The Asbury Park Historical Society's annual Art on the Boardwalk an art exhibit like no other. See beautiful works of art displayed along the Asbury Park Boardwalk.
Diva Dodgeball: August
All girl volleyball at the beach! Come show off your athletic abilities, beautiful biceps, and suntan. Spectators welcome!
Asbury Park Oysterfest: First weekend in September
Billed as "A seafood event with local flavor" the Asbury Park Oysterfest is a celebration of seafood and specifically oysters. With activities for the kids, vendors to shop and great seafood, this is one festival you don't want to miss.
Asbury Angels Bench Plaque Unveiling Ceremony: September
Each year Asbury Angels commemorates the lives of those who have contributed to the musical history of Asbury Park. From classical, to jazz, to rock - musicians, technicians and more who have passed away are honored for their contributions.
New Jersey Zombie Walk: First Saturday in October
Though Asbury Park is by no means a ghost town, we do have Zombies invade once every year. The Guinness World Record winning New Jersey Zombie Walk invites fans young, old and undead to join in a Zombie parade through the streets of Asbury Park.
Asbury Park Tree Lighting: First Saturday in December
There's no place like Asbury Park for the Holidays! With a 20+ foot tall tree in the center of town and a visit from Santa Claus, Asbury is where you want to be on the First Saturday in December.
Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party: December
If there is one thing that the Chamber of Commerce does just as well at promoting business, it's throwing parties! Our Holiday Party is not just for members. Business owners, fans and friends help us celebrate the joy of the season.
Run-A-Palooza a fund-raising event held annually with kick-off & finish line in Asbury Park benefits the Special Olympics of New Jersey.
New Jersey Marathon: April
A classic marathon starts in Long Branch and winds through the diverse neighborhoods and business districts of Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbour, Asbury Park & Ocean Grove. This scenic fast and flat course has been very popular with both runners and spectators alike.
TriRock Asbury Park: August
Formerly SheROX Asbury Park, TriRock Asbury Park is takes place the last weekend in August. This event features a beach start with an ocean swim, flat and fast bike course and finishes with a run on the famous Asbury Park boardwalk.
Jersey Shore Tour de Cure: September
An annual event with start and finish in Asbury Park, this is ride of your life at the Jersey Shore. The event offers a family friendly 10-mile bike ride and several levels up to a 100-mile century ride. The Tour de Cure is a series of fund-raising cycling events held in forty states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce is a host city sponsor of this event.
Monthly Business Card Exchanges
Business Card Exchanges are a great chance to network and make new business connections. If making introductions at events isn't easy for you - we can help! Our Board is always on hand at events to make connections to help grow your business.