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There's Always Something Happening in Asbury Park!

A destination all year round, Asbury Park is filled with some of New Jersey’s premier annual events. Check back frequently as information is updated and added.

Light of Day Concerts & 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. You never know who may show up for a set! 

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Asbury go bragh! During the second weekend in March, 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!

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Run-A-Palooza is a Special Olympics fund-raising event held annually with kick-off & finish line in Asbury Park.  

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, and Ocean Grove. This scenic, fast, and flat course has been very popular with both runners and spectators alike. 

Music Mondays at Springwood Park

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Every Monday night from the end of June to the end of August, enjoy local and touring live music at Springwood Park. Bring a chair or blanket, your best dance moves, and have a great time!  

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Jersey Pride Parade: June 3, 2023

A parade and festival that celebrates our diverse culture in Asbury Park and embraces pride in being who you are!

Fireworks on the beach, 4th of July in Asbury Park

Independence Day Fireworks: July 3rd

Heralded as the best Fireworks display on the Jersey Shore, the Asbury Park Independence Day Fireworks is fun for everyone young or old. Get to the beach a bit early to secure your spot.

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Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival

A fun and funky tradition on the beach and boardwalk of Asbury Park NJ. Over 150 of the world’s finest tattoo artists will be tattooing on site all weekend long. Live music, contests, skateboarding, amazing spectacles, after-parties, and more!

Raw Seafood Platter on the Getty in Asbury Park

Asbury Park Restaurant Tour

We’ve got food to fit every palate. Korean tacos? Yup. Wood fired pizza? Oh yeah. Sizzling steaks? You bet. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, and everything in between, everyone is taken care of in Asbury Park. Take your tastebuds for a trip around town! 

Established originally as the Asbury Park Oysterfest, this event has become about so much more than seafood! With activities for the kids, live music, vendors to shop, and incredible food, this is one festival you don’t want to miss.

Asbury Park Tree Lighting: 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.

Asbury Park Menorah Lighting: December

Celebrate the festival of lights with our annual menorah lighting in Kennedy Park.

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.

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