The weather report looks good and the upcoming weekend is jam-packed with amazing Jersey Shore events. The New Jersey Seafood Festival is in Belmar, 40th Annual New Jersey Irish Festival, the Monmouth Stakes, and Middletown native Max Weinberg will be performing at the Count Basie Theatre among other events. Make your travel plans now to enjoy another great weekend at the Jersey Shore. Make your reservations today, rooms at the Comfort Inn Middletown-Red Bank Area are going quickly.
The 24th Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival is June 11-13, 2010 in Belmar. The three-day event is one that is anticipated by visitors and locals alike. For more information and full story click here to Visit the Jersey Shore’s blog. Friday evening events are from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Saturday and Sunday the festival will run 11:00am to 7:00pm. Great food from local Seafood restaurants, music, wine tasting and more. Come see what the fuss is all about.
On Friday, June 11, 2010 the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank will be rockin’ with the sounds of The Max Weinberg Big Band, a Middletown, NJ native. Legendary E-Street Band drummer MAX WEINBERG’s dream to create his own swinging 15-piece Big Band is a reality. Drawing from a repertoire that includes tried and true, yet updated, 1960’s-era Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson—even a new swinging take on The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen- THE MAX WEINBERG BIG BAND will swing the audience into a frenzy. This is a group that upholds the grand show business maxim, if you will: “LOOK SHARP-PLAY SHARP.” For more information and tickets, visit Count Basie Theatre’s Website.
The Keyport Antique Car Show is Friday June 11th at the junction of Routes 35 and 36 at the Stop n’ Shop Plaza from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
The New Jersey Irish Festival is a full-day celebration of Irish culture and heritage running from 12:00pm to 7:00pm. There will be live music, an on-field pipe-band competition, Irish-themed vendors, and much more. First Energy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws at 2 Stadium Way in Lakewood.
SeaStreak has packages available to take the ferry to see the NY Yankees take on the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on June 12 or 13, 2010. Packages include upper tier tickets or boat only trips are available also. Skip the traffic, paying for parking and the headache. Take the boat to the game. Food, beverages and bar service available on-board. Must be booked in advance, visit the SeaStreak website for more details and availability.
Win & Wine Weekend Day One Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport. A Ten dollar ticket buys your sampling wine glass and wristband. Local New Jersey wineries will be pouring their featured wines. Plan a picnic for the day! No advance tickets required. Wine celebration hours 12 noon – 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. And don’t miss the third running of the Grade III, $250,000 Monmouth Stakes. Last year, Monmouth Park legend Presious Passion took the Monmouth Stakes en route to his second-consecutive win in the Grade I United Nations. Monmouth Park Racetrack Oceanport Ave, Oceanport. Gates open at 11:30am for the race.
The downtown district of Red Bank will celebrate Street Life from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Saturday, June 12. The sidewalks of Red Bank will be alive with music and entertainment on Saturday nights throughout the summer as Red Bank RiverCenter presents, ‘StreetLife.’ Residents, visitors, and businesses alike look forward to the free summer performances of the StreetLife program; now in its tenth year. StreetLife will take place in front of various businesses from Broad Street to the Red Bank Train Station and throughout the entire Red Bank business district. For more information, please go to the Red Bank RiverCenter Website.
The Galleria Red Bank Farmers Market takes place every Sunday May through November from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Offering fresh, locally grown produce from some of New Jerseys finest farmers as well as showcasing unique crafts and wonderful eateries. The 30 plus vendors are set up in The Galleria Red Bank Parking Lot Corner of Bridge Ave and West Front St, Red Bank.
Monmouth Park Family Fun Day Bring the kids to enjoy FREE Family Fun Day activities including pony rides, face painters, clowns, a bounce house and more. All Family Fun Day activities last 12-4pm. Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport.
The Back Street Boys will be in concert at Monmouth University on Sunday, June 13, 2010. The Backstreet Boys “This is Us” Tour. The MAC at Monmouth University 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch. MINDLESS BEHAVIOR opens the show Doors 7 p.m. – Open to the Public! ON SALE NOW Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster.com, toll-free phone charge at 800-745-3000, and the MAC and Pollack Theatre box offices. All tickets $46.50 + applicable surcharges. Produced by AEG Live and Concerts East
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