Downtown Freehold

There are downtowns and there are Downtowns… In Downtown Freehold There’s Always Something Going On and after more than two centuries continues to be the central gathering place for business, entertainment, activity, and enjoyment for Western Monmouth County.

Join us and Shop, Dine, Discover, and Explore all that Downtown Freehold has to offer.

Downtown Freehold Events

The 2017 Season of Freehold Idol is now full. We will soon be accepting applications for the 2018 Season of Freehold Idol.

Freehold Idol

Talented singers aged 10 and older are given the spotlight to show off their vocal abilities in the eleventh season of’s very popular Freehold Idol produced in association with iPlay America and City Lights Recording Studio. This contest that draws contestants from all over NJ, NY, PA and even Boston. (June through August) Contestants should arrive by 7:00 p.m.; Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays Rock!

Our Thursdays Rocks! Summer Concert Series produced in association with 33 East Full Service Car Wash features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. Shows start at 7:30 p.m.

Farmer’s Market

Buy sun-ripened, freshly picked fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers who grow them. (July through Mid-October)

Gazebo Events

STREET MUSIC PERFORMANCES every FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT at the Downtown Freehold Gazebo on East Main Street and the Downtown Freehold Performance Courtyard on West Main Street NEXT to the HEADQUARTERS SHOE STORE. (June through September)

Fall Concert Series

Join us on Wednesdays in September and October for’s outdoor Fall Concert Series produced in association with CentraState Healthcare System and OceanFirst Bank, hosted in front of the Hall of Records in Downtown Freehold. Shows start at 7:00 p.m.

County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest

Presented by and the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sunday May 7th. 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. West Main Street between Court and Throckmorton.

2 Stages, Food Truck, Vendors, and More!!