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This is Your Weekend at the Jersey Shore/May 3-5, 2019

Updated: May 4, 2019

We all look forward to the weekends, especially when the weather is this spectacular. Here’s our guide to Your Weekend at the Jersey Shore. Food and wine festivals, Jazz and so much more.

It’s a big foodie weekend and here are some events to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Fast Tracks and Food Trucks is this weekend on May 4-5, at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.

Food, beer and roller coasters — what could be better? Featuring a variety of global cuisines, plus a selection of craft beers for purchase, will be available at the event in the park's Movietown area.

Head over to Toms River this Saturday and indulge in the Toms River Food Fest. Food trucks, live music, free children's rides and a beer and wine garden along Washington Avenue. In downtown Red Bank you’ll find the International Beer, Wine and Food Festival. This Festival is presented by Heineken and the Asbury Park Press and is a family friendly, outdoor celebration of International food, beer, wine and music!

All very good things…

If you are into Jazz, then the County Seat Jazz and Blues Fest is for you. The festival is May 5 and takes place on West Main Street between Court Street and Throckmorton Street in Downtown Freehold. featuring talented and well-known musicians from the Tri-State Area and beyond.

The 4th Annual Cinco De Mayo Pub Crawl Asbury Park will be held on May 5 of course. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some of your best friends, the pub crawl will feature drink specials throughout various locations, eateries, bars, and much more in Asbury Park. Tickets are now available for purchase online at $10 per person and it’ll be held from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The registration venue is at the Asbury Ale House on 531 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ. And if that wasn’t enough, Sunday, the Asbury Park Cinco de Mayo Block Party is at 610 Bangs Avenue. Local chefs and restaurants serve up their favorite tacos. Noon till 6.

Why not spend the weekend in Asbury and take in The Kentucky Derby event coming to the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten on Saturday May 4! Join in for a day of Mint Julep drinking and hat wearing fun on the rooftop deck, with the race broadcast live inside the festhalle. Mint Juleps are on special all day. Wear your best hat for a chance to win over $1000 in prizes!

Don’t forget the Pug…it’s Pug-a-Palooza time in Asbury! This weekend take the pups for a meet and greet on Friday night at Dark City Brewery (5 – 8 PM), the main event happens Saturday at the Wonder Bar with gift baskets, vendors, music and more (1 to 4 PM). Then on Sunday, Brunch is at 11 AM, followed by the Pink Pug Promenade at 5th Avenue Boardwalk at 1 PM. Saturday is Opening Day at Monmouth Park and they are celebrating with the Jersey Shore’s Biggest Kentucky Derby Party. Enjoy live racing, mint juleps, live music, a free family fun day and more. Plus dress to impress to win the best derby hat contest and more.

If your feeling in the mood for some shopping stop by the Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Show in Ocean Grove, a community celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The show scheduled for May 4, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on Main Avenue, Pilgrim Pathway and at Auditorium Square Park, with more than 200 crafters and artisans and live music.

Jeep and 4 x 4 lovers can revel in the Jeep Luau in Seaside Heights. There will be giveaways every hour on the main stage on the boardwalk. Music with DJ Chrystian Tyler, Hula Hoop contest, Limbo contest. Free Luau party gear for participants and a hot wing eating contest presented by Quaker Steak & Lube. 3 miles of boardwalk feature bars, rides, games and more. Saturday, May 4. For the Boat lovers out there, you can stop by the Spring Tide Fest & Boat Show in downtown Stone Harbor. Visitors can tour brand new boats and watercraft, enjoy the Valhalla's Pirates, local fare and brews and much more. Many of the merchants will also be previewing all things summer and offering an outdoor Spring Sidewalk Sale. May 4 - May 5.

The Belmar Kite Festival is coming up on Sunday. You'll find twice the fun on the beach this year as the Belmar Business Partnership announces two dates for its Belmar Kite Festival in 2019: Sunday, May 5, and Sunday, September 29. Come as a spectator or a participant to see the colorful cascade of kites flying high over Belmar beach at 3rd Avenue. This event is sponsored by the Belmar Business Partnership and supported by the South Jersey Kite Fliers. May 5, 2019 on the Belmar Beach at 3rd Avenue

It’s going to be a big weekend at the Jersey Shore. Come on down and spend some time doing what you love to do, the weekend!

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