Summer Beach Concerts at Sandy Hook: Every Wednesday until Aug. 30, 6pm Beach Area E rain cancellations call 732-291-7733.
Jazz on the Beach: Every Sunday until August 27 7pm. West End Park (Long Branch) corner of Brighton and Ocean Ave. near the Original Windmill. Call 732-923-2044.
Red Bank Street Performers: July 8,15,22 and 29. 7pm to 10pm. Music, poetry, magic. Downtown.
Long Branch Thursdays by the Sea: until August 27 7pm. Weeknight music series featuring local talent at Pier Village, Long Branch.
Red Bank Jazz in the Park: 7pm. July 6,13,20,27. Cool live music for hot summer nights. Riverside Gardens Park, Red Bank. Call 7423-842-4244.
Freehold Summer Concerts: until August 24 Call for times 732-462-3584. Hall of Records parking lot.
Belmar Summer Concerts: until end of August Pyanoe Main St. Belmar Call 732-681-6700.
Highlands Summer Concerts: Tuesdays July thru August. 7pm Veterans Park parking available Municipal Lot on So. Second St. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Cruise Night 1 West End:
(Long Branch) July 15 & Aug 12. 6pm to 10pm. Brighton Ave. Classic car show and entertainment. Call 732-923-2044
Sunset Cruise Saturday Nights: until September 3. 7:30 to 10pm boarding 7pm .Watch the sun go down over New York City and enjoy spectacular view of the New York skyline. Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina Call: 800-262-8743
Freehold Kruise Night Thursday: July 27 & Aug. 31 6pm to 10pm Main Street. Live entertainment, vintage cars, hot rods, motorcycles.
Keyport on Wheels: July 27 12 noon to 5pm. East Front Street Let the good times roll for the entire family at this tradional soapbox derby.
Sand Sculpting Contests: Jul 8 Ocean Grove North End Beach. Begins 10 am. Judging 2pm. Call 732-775-0035
July 9 Monmouth Park Race Track, Oceanport Ave. Oceanport. Rain or shine. Contest & festivities 11:30 to 6pm call 732-222-5100
July 12 Belmar (rain date July 19)18th Ave. Beach 9am to 12 noon. call 732-681-3700 or call 732-863-1900 x101.
Red Bank Movies under the starsJuly 11,18 &25 showtime 8:45pm Daddy Riverside Park Day Care, Grease & Bad News Bears.
Ocean Grove Family Movie Night at the Pier. July 14 8:30 pm. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
FAIRS, FESTIVALS, PARADES etc.
Monmouth County Fair July 26 to 30. Shows, crafts, rides and more. East Freehold Park, Kozloski Road, Freehold. Wed. & Thurs. 5-11pm; Fri. 10am to 11pm; Sat. 11am to 11pm; Sun. 11am to 6pm. Call 732-842-4000
24th Annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning: July 28,29 & 30.Solberg Airport, Readington NJ pre purchase adults $17. at door $20. Balloons ascend at 6:30am and pm weather and wind permitting. Concerts, rides and much more. Call 800-HOT-AIR9. or http://www.balloonfestival.com/
Asbury Park Guitar BarBeque Festival July 8 & 9 across from Paramount Theater. 11 am to 8 pm Smok’n guitars and sizzling bbq. Call 732-774-1143
Asbury Park Convention Hall Arts & Wine Festival Aug 5-6 12noon to 5pm. Wine sampling, wine making seminars. Call 732-775-3533
Asbury Park Pro BeachVolleyball: Aug 12-13 10am to 6pm. Come see the best players on the East Coast play.
Asbury Park Children’s Festival with Baby Parade and Model Search: July 22 & 23 10 am to 5pm Beach and Boardwalk. Call 732-775-3533.
Belmar Para Sail: 618 5th Ave. Fly single or with a friend. Reservations required. Cal 732-528-8680.
Belmar Crafters & Farmers Market: Saturdays until Sept 2. 9am to 2pm. 9th Ave & Main St.. Fresh produce, gourmet foods, crafters, jewelry makers, music.
Belmar Social Dancing: July 6, 13, 20, 27. 8pm. Taylor Pavilllion at Silver Lake Park Ocean Ave and 5th ave. Call 732-681-3700
Bradley Beach Mayor’s Clam Bake: August 12 6pm Ocean and Fifth Ave. under tent.
Bradley Beach 4th Annual Antique & Collectibles Show: August 14. Boardwalk
Highlands 12th Annual Clam Fest: August 4,5,6 Huddy Park rain or shine. Freshest seafood from local restaurants, live music, rides, crafters,. Friday festival 6to 11pm woith fireworks at 10:30pm.
Red Bank 52nd Annual Sidewalk Sale. July 28 to July 30 Downtown stores participate in largest summer sale.