The Red Bank International Flavour Festival Highlights an Exciting Jersey Shore Weekend

The Red Bank International Flavour Festival Highlights an Exciting Jersey Shore Weekend

This weekend at the Jersey Shore is celebrating everything from local food, music, and crafters, to Mother Earth and even our dogs.

Our top pick for this weekend is the Red Bank International Flavour Festival where you’ll eat to your heart’s content while enjoying some of the best music that New Jersey has to offer.

If eating isn’t your thing (you should look into that first), be sure to check out the Monmouth County SPCA’s Dog Walk and Pup Fair where you and your furry buddies can check out vendors, get your pictures taken and maybe win some prizes.

There’s a number of clean ups throughout Monmouth and Ocean County, the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day which was this past Wednesday.

However you choose to spend your weekend, be sure to get outside, eat some good food, and spend some time doing something good for you and for the planet. As Kermit said, it’s easy to be green!

This Weekend at the Jersey Shore

Red Bank International Flavour Festival
Location: White Street Municipal Parking Lot, Red Bank
Date: Sunday, April 26th 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $5 (age 10 and under free)
Description: This Sunday marks the 4th Annual Red Bank International Flavour Festival where over two dozen Red Bank restaurants and food stands come together to celebrate food with live music, beer and wine. Soak in the spring sun as you enjoy everything from Mac n Cheese from The Cheese Cave to crepes from Whipped. No matter what you’re craving, you’re sure to be satisfied.

A Little Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Location: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave, Red Bank
Date: Friday, April 24th 7:00pm
Cost: $20
Description: This weekend, share one of Shakespeare’s most imaginative plays with your teenagers as their peers act out an abbreviated version of the Bard’s most kinetic comedy. The Little Shakespeare program at Two River Theater returns to delight teenagers to adults in remembering a play that continues to capture audience’s imaginations today.

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Healthy Kids Day at The Community YMCA
Location: YMCA Family Health & Fitness Center, 166 Maple Ave., Red Bank
Date: Saturday, April 25th 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Free
Description: Bring the entire family to Red Bank’s CYMCA for a Healthy Kids Day. YMCA’s across the country are celebrating kids and giving them opportunities to participate in a number of activities that will get them moving. Families are invited to attend this free event filled with fun, active play and educational opportunities.

Spring Craft Show at Tatum Park
Location: Tatum Park, 151 Red Hill Rd., Middletown
Date: Saturday, April 25th 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: Free
Description: We all know that Mother’s Day is just a couple weeks away, so what better way to show your mom how much you care than by picking out a unique gift at the Spring Craft Show at Tatum Park in Middletown. Vendors will be selling unique, handcrafted gifts that will make any recipient smile.

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MCSPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair
Location: Brookdale Community College, Newman Springs Rd./ Rt. 520, Lincroft
Date: Saturday, April 25th 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $25 advance, $30 day of event registration
Description: Love your dog? Yea we do too, which is why the Annual MCSPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair at Brookdale Community College is a must this weekend. Bring your dog along for the fun. They’ll be a canine costume contest, Doggie Dash Races, vendors and lots of fun kids’ activities. You might even see two pups find love at the ‘Canine PUPtials.’

Touch a Truck in Wall
Location: Town Hall, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall Twp.
Date: Saturday, April 25th 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: Free
Description: Bring the kids down to Town Hall in Wall Twp. for their “Touch a Truck” event. Kids can feel like real life fire fighters as they get a chance to check out Wall Twp.’s trucks and even meet the guys and gals that drive them.

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Wesley Lake Clean Up and Pub Crawl
Location: Asbury Park
Date: Saturday, April 25th 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Free
Description: This Saturday, help the planet by joining the Friends of Wesley Lake in their second lake cleanup. Local businesses Johnny Mac House of Spirits and The Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten will be supplying the cleaning supplies, fishing nets, and canoes. And as a big thank you, all volunteers will be treated to a free beer and pizza at Johnny Mac’s and a free bier and bretzals at Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten. It’s time to get cleaning and drinking!

Annual Spring Beach Sweeps
Location: Marylan Avenue and Ocean Beach, Pt. Pleasant Beach
Date: Saturday, April 25th 9:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free
Description: Celebrate Earth Day with Clean Ocean Action as they ask volunteers to join them this Saturday for their Annual Spring Beach Sweeps. Summer is right around the corner, so do your part as an avid beach goer!

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Super Heroes for Planet
Location: Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Pt. Pleasant Beach
Date: Saturday, April 25th 1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Regular Admission
Description: Make your kid a super hero for Mother Earth at Jenkinson’s Aquarium where your kids can learn things they can do every day that will make them a super hero for the planet. And get this, if you dress as your favorite super hero, you’ll even get $1 off your admission. To infinity and beyond!

Earth Day Celebration at Brown’s Woods Preserve
Location: Brown’s Woods Preserve, 117 Haines Road, Toms River
Date: Saturday, April 25th 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: Free
Description: The Earth Day celebration continues at Brown’s Woods Preserve in Toms River where families can enjoy fun and free activities including a scavenger hunt, crafts for kids, and a nature walk. You’ll even be able to learn more about how to compost. It’s a day of green for the whole family!

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Waretown Wine Festival
Location: 182 Wells Mills Rd, Waretown
Date: Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $20
Description: The Waretown Wine Festival promises two days filled with New Jersey wines, bands, crafters, food trucks and so much more. Taste the best of what New Jersey wineries have to offer while snacking on the Shore’s best food trucks and maybe purchasing a token of spring crafted by New Jersey’s own talent. Basically, this weekend is just New Jersey showing off.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2015
Location: Asbury Park Boardwalk
Date: Saturday, April 25th
Cost: Free
Description: The 17th Annual Worldwide event is coming to the Asbury Park boardwalk for the first time ever. Learn more about the ancient art of Tai Chi and Qigong and join thousands of others in cities across the world as they practice in a synchronized wave of energy.

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Love Our Locals Trade In Night at Jenk’s
Location: Jenk’s Club
Date: Saturday, April 25th
Cost: Free
Description: If you’re a resident of Ocean County or Monmouth County, be sure to visit Jenkinson’s this weekend to exchange your 2014 Love Our Locals card for a brand new one. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, stop by with your valid Ocean or Monmouth ID and you’ll be in the club. Yes, it’s that easy to be cool at Jenkinson’s.

Disc Golf Putting Tournament and Expo
Location: Beachcomber Bar & Grill, 100 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights
Date: Sunday, April 26th 12:00pm
Cost: $10 Amateur and $5 Novice Entry Fee
Description: Have you ever heard of Disc Golf Putting? No? This weekend learn something new and head to the Disc Golf Putting Tournament and Expo at the Beachcomber Bar & Grill to learn more about what has become one of the fastest growing sports around. Watch as the experts play or take a chance and enter as a novice. Everyone from moms and dads to teens and kids are invited to play!

Earth Day Celebration at Huber Woods
Location: Huber Woods Park & Lodge, 25 Browns Dock Rd., Middletown
Date: Sunday, April 26th 11:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Description: We’re just going to keep on celebrating Earth Day because Earth is pretty awesome. Visit the Environmental Center at Huber Woods for a family oriented show spotlighting snakes, reptiles, and nature artifacts that are found throughout our great state. For those of you that are scared of snakes (we’re raising our hands too), don’t worry the snakes are contained. Just watch where you step.

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Asbury Park Restaurant Tour
Location: Asbury Park
Date: Sunday, April 26th, 12:00pm –
Cost: $30
Description: Sample small bites at over 25 of Asbury Park’s hottest restaurants including some of our favorites, Brando’s Citi Cucina, Dino’s On Main and of course, Confections of a Rock$tar. Spend the afternoon listening to music, strolling along the sidewalks of one of the best Jersey Shore towns. You may even win an Asbury Park Beach Badge! But only if you’re the “top taster.”

Drop by Science on the Fly
Location: Jakes Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood Township
Date: Sunday, April 26th 1:00 – 3:30pm
Cost: Free
Description: Bring the kids by to Jakes Branch County Park for a 20-minute science activity on The Earth. Your kids will stay engaged, you’ll learn something new too, and maybe you’ll go for a walk around the park afterwards. Learning, playing, and family fun – that’s a good Sunday.