COME FOR THE FESTIVALS. STAY FOR THE WEEKEND.
There is always something new to discover with each visit to Red Bank. The Spring festival season opens
in April with the Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Festival introducing culinary delights and
worldwide beverages with a backdrop of popular global music. The legendary Sidewalk Sale held the last
weekend in July draws serious bargain hunters to town. The famed Red Bank Wedding Walk on March 22 is
a one-day event designed to introduce prospective brides, grooms, attendants and families to the town as
a one-stop destination for weddings.
The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival set for September 27 draws people to town for a food and music
festival fashioned after Ireland’s Galway Oyster Festival, showcasing Red Bank restaurants and closing the
festival season. Red Bank shines during the holidays with the Town Lighting on Black Friday, featuring a
Santa Express train ride and holiday concert by the renowned Holiday Express. Horse and carriage rides,
holiday carolers, a holiday scavenger hunt and Winter on Broad add to the holiday fun.
RED BANK . . . A WORK OF ART.
You are invited to savor the sights, music scene, theaters, antique shops and popular nightlife. It is the
birthplace of jazz great William “Count” Basie and the location for filmmaker Kevin Smith’s “Dogma” and
“Chasing Amy.” Fans flock to Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, the internationally known comic book
store where AMC’s “Comic Book Men” was filmed.
Red Bank is conveniently accessed by water, rail, bus and automobile, just one mile from Garden State
Parkway Exit 109. Visitors can walk to the downtown district from the charming and historic Molly Pitcher
Inn and the contemporary Oyster Point Hotel, each offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Navesink
River. NJ TRANSIT North Jersey Coast Line trains and Academy Bus Line coaches serve Red Bank as well,
and the town is an easy ride from the docks of the Seastreak and New York Waterway ferries.
Schedules are subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information about curating your own work of art in
Red Bank, visit RedBank.org or call 732-842-4244. Or follow on Facebook @redbankrivercenter, Instagram
@redbank_nj, or Twitter @RiverCenter.
Photo by Colleen Leslie