Upcoming Local Events in Long Branch and Monmouth County

If you’ve ever asked yourself “Are there any fun things to do near me?” you’re in the right place. This is where you’ll find a regularly-updated list of fun things to do in Long Branch.


Considering Bill Boglioli’s long-standing commitment to community service, it makes sense for us to promote local happenings in Monmouth County, including, of course, local charity events, community-wide memorial events and hospice fundraisers. This list also includes special events sponsored by the Monmouth County Library as well as local events held in any of the Monmouth County Parks locations. 


Do you know a fun thing to do in Long Branch? If there’s an upcoming local event which would be of interest to our visitors, please call us at (732) 229-0122, or send us a message using the form on our Contact Us page. Please provide us with accurate information about the event, in as much detail as possible. as well as a way to contact you if we have questions). Thank you for your help in making this list of fun things to do in Monmouth County accurate and up-to-date.



May 2017 Events

Mary's Place by the Sea Walk-a-thon 2017

May 20, 2017 11:00 AM to May 20, 2017 03:00 PM


EVENT DATE: MAY 20, 2017


Sat, May 20, 2017

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Mary’s Place by the Sea is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Walk-A-Thon! Let’s walk together to help women with cancer heal: mind, body and soul. Since beginning our mission in 2009, we have supported almost 7,000 women, FREE OF CHARGE because of your support!  As one guest writes:


Cancer takes some things away from you. Mary's Place helps you get them back! – M.M.


Join us Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Ocean Avenue and Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove, NJ. Please take a moment to REGISTER, CREATE A PAGE, and SHARE with your friends and family and help us sustain our mission for years to come!


A heartfelt sentiment of another guest:


“I went in weak and drained but I left refreshed, strengthened, and encouraged. I enjoyed my first full meal in nine days - a very delicious and nutritious meal. I was impressed with the warm hospitality, empathy, and love.” -T.M. This event is rain or shine.


Registration is:       

  •   $40 (ages 18 and older) receives an event day t-shirt                              
  •   $25 (ages 10-17) receives an event day t-shirt
  •   FREE (under 10 years of age) will not receive a free t-shirt


We can only guarantee a T-shirt to participants who pre-register by May 6, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 individual and team fundraisers. Free food and beverages for all participants

  • Music
  • Vendors
  • 2.5 mile course


SPONSORSHIP and VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES are also available! For further information, please contact Clare Freda at 732-455-5344 or cfreda@marysplacebythesea.org.


Thank you for your support…we are grateful!


Michele Gannon & Maria McKeon



Mary’s Place by the Sea, Inc. is an IRS-recognized nonprofit organization 501 (c) 3  Tax ID: 26-4736451




Mary’s Place by the Sea is a respite home for women who are receiving treatment for cancer.  We provide services that complement their medical treatment, including oncology massages, nutrition education, individual counseling, Reiki, guided meditation, expressive writing, and yoga.  Mary’s Place by the Sea is not a medical facility with medical staff.  We offer integrative services to women with cancer and provide rest and support during this challenging time in their lives. They are empowered with knowledge that will aid them on their road to healing.
Since 2009, nearly 7,000 women with cancer have become "guests" of Mary's Place by the Sea.

Our new home is located at 22 Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Please call 732-455-5344 for more information.


Michael J. Thorne Scholarship 4 Mile Run

May 21, 2017 09:00 AM to May 21, 2017 11:00 AM


presents the

Finale Fifteen

Michael W. Thorne Scholarship 4 Mile Run / Walk

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bag check will be available at the race. All bags must be picked up by 11 a.m. 


9 am: 4 Mile Run / Walk; 9:45 am: Kids' Races; 10:30 am: Awards and Random Prize Drawings Race Day Registration will open at 7:00 am and close promptly at 8:45am!


Entry Fee:
25.00 (until 5/10 - tech shirt $5 additional only on pre-reg.) $25.00 $30.00 (after 5/10 and day of) Running club members take a $ 2.00 discount on Pre-Reg only Fire Dept. members (group of 5+) take a $ 5.00 discount on Pre-Reg only


Kids' Races:
14 & under $15.00 (until 5/10) $20.00 (after 5/10 and day of) All Kids receive medals. Distances 25 yards to 1 mile. (Not based on age.)


Franklin Lake, West Long Branch


A fast, mostly flat course through the neighborhoods of W. Long Branch. This course is USATF certified.


NJGSP exit 105 (Rte. 36 east); Rte. 36 for about 3 miles. Make a right turn into Shore Regional High School and follow directions for parking.



Art In the Park 2017

May 28, 2017 10:00 AM to May 28, 2017 05:00 PM

Art In The Park 2017!
Sunday, 28 May 2017, 10am – 5pm
Location - Brighton Avenue & West End Park 
Rain-or-shine show.
Enjoy the day strolling through West End visiting booths full of artistic creations made by local artists! 
Artists will have work on display up and down Brighton Avenue and throughout West End Park! 
Check out all the great restaurants and shops in the area too!

June 2017 Events

Bayshore Greek Fest

Jun 8, 2017 06:00 PM to Jun 11, 2017 08:00 PM




You too can be Greek for a day at the Holmdel Greek Food Festival!
Being Greek means relishing the world around you and enjoying life to its fullest.

The Holmdel Greek Food Festival gives us the opportunity to open our arms, our hearts,

and our kitchens as we share our culture with you! So, what are you waiting for?


 Vendors - Limited space available - First deposit reserves your location.


June 8 - Thursday -  6:00 PM to 10:00 PM ( FREE Admission )

June 9 - Friday -  5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

June 10- Saturday -  1:00 PM to 11:00 PM

June 11 - Sunday -  Noon to 8:00 PM

For information on our Bayshore Greek Fest, please contact the Church office at

(732) 739-1515 between the hours of 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday

or email us at




20 Hillcrest Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733 - (732) 739-1515

The 2017 Long Branch Summer Concert Series

Jun 11, 2017 07:00 PM to Sep 16, 2017 05:00 PM

The 2017 Long Branch Summer Concert Series schedule has been released.

The schedule will kick off on June 11 with the first Bands By The Beach performance at West End Park when Philadelphia Funk hits the stage at 7 p.m.

There will also be concerts at Pier Village, Broadway and the Great Lawn. Two car shows have also been scheduled.

Below is a full list of summer performances and car shows:

Tuesdays On Broadway

Broadway Stage near McDonald's behind Brookdale
Shows begin at 7 p.m.

July 11: Leo Gruber & Tren Latino Band

July 18 : Swing Sabroso

July 25: Los Ciegos De Barrio

Aug. 8: TBD

Aug. 15: David Cedeno and His Orchestra

Aug. 22: Eco Del Sur

Aug. 29: TDB

Thursdays By The Sea
Festival Plaza in Pier Village
Thursdays Starting June 15 at 7 p.m.

June 15: Tim McLoone & The Shirlleys
June 22: Motor City Revue 
June 29: The Weeklings Beatle Bash 
July 6: Route 9 South
July 13: After The Reign
July 20: The Nerds 
July 27: So Watt
Aug. 3: The Doughboys 
Aug. 10: Goldenseal 
Aug. 17: Danny V's 52nd Street Band (Billy Joel Cover Band)
Aug. 24: The ASAP Band
Aug. 31: Brian Kirk & The Jirks (w/ fireworks)

Bands By The Beach
West End Park
Brighton & Ocean Avenues, near the Windmill
Sundays Starting June 11 at 7 p.m.

June 11: Philadelphia Funk
June 18: Chuck Lambert Band
June 25: Slim Chance And The Gamblers
July 9: Taylor Tote
July 16: Marc Muller's Grateful Jamband 
July 23: Norman Nardini
July 30: Liza Colby Sound
Aug. 6: Eryn Shewell & The Whiskey Devils
Aug. 20: Jane Lee Hooker
Aug. 27: The Voodudes

West End Cruise Night And Classic Car Show
August 12, 6-10 p.m.
Frank Ravaschiere (West End Park)
Good Vibrations (Main Stage)
Ragdoll (Main Stage)

Cruise to the Jersey Shore Car Show
Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Oceanfront Promenade & Great Lawn

The event will feature food trucks

West End Funkfest

Sept. 16, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at West End Park

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why

Dub Proof


Jersey Shore Greek FestivalFriday, Saturday and Sunday - June 23, 24, 25, 2017 Saint George Greek Orthodox Church Complex 1033 West Park Avenue Ocean, NJ 07712 Get Directions here Free Parking & Free shuttle Free parking at Ocean Township High School 550 W Park Ave, Oakhurst, NJ AND Ocean Township Intermediate School 1200 W Park Ave, Ocean Township, NJ Free shuttles from both schools! Food Delicious authentic Greek food and pastries prepared by community parishioners from recipes handed down over generations.

Jun 23, 2017 05:00 PM to Jun 25, 2017 08:00 PM



Friday, Saturday and Sunday -

JUNE 23, 24, 25 2017
Friday, June 23: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, June 24: 2:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday, June 25: 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church Complex
1033 West Park Avenue
Ocean, NJ 07712

Get Directions here


Free Parking & Free shuttle

Free parking at Ocean Township High School 550 W Park Ave, Oakhurst, NJ
 AND Ocean Township Intermediate School 1200 W Park Ave, Ocean Township, NJ
Free shuttles from both schools! 


Delicious authentic Greek food and pastries prepared by community parishioners
from recipes handed down over generations.