Downtown Freehold

Downtown Freehold Property & Business owners please be aware of the updates to the Borough’s design standards and procedures for all buildings. facades, and improvements made in the Downtown Business District. These changes apply to all exterior changes to a building or improvement in the district including signs, storefronts design, fences, and facades. Please review before undertaking any project that effects the exterior of your property or business.
Updated Review Process For All Exterior Changes:…/FINAL-Ordinance-2021-18.pdf

Upcoming Events

Please check back here after 3:00 pm on the day of the event

to see if it has been cancelled due to weather.

Holiday Events 2021
Menorah Lighting-  Hall of Records; Monday, November 29th, 2021. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Tree Lighting- Hall of Records; Tuesday, December 7th, 2021. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rain date: Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Breakfast with Santa- Sweet Lew’s Café; Saturday, December 11th, 2021. 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Call Sweet Lew’s Café for reservations.

Sunday Brunch with Santa- American Hotel;

Sunday, December 5th, 12th & 19th, 2021. 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Call the American Hotel for Reservations.

Jolly Trolley- Friday, December 10th, 2021.

5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00PM, 8:00 PM

Check in at 10 East Main Street

Jolly Trolley- Saturday, December 11th, 2021
4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Check in at 10 East Main Street

Snow date: Sunday, December 12th, 2021
4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Visit our Shop page to purchase tickets.

No refunds unless the event is cancelled.

Jolly Trolley 21+

Saturday, December 11th, 2021
9:00 PM,  1o:00 PM

Snow date: Sunday, December 12th, 2021
9:00 PM, 1o:00 PM

Visit our Shop page to purchase tickets.

No refunds unless the event is cancelled.

Carolers Downtown- Thursday, December 16th, 2021. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Make A Difference Today!

We at do everything in our power to make our community an exciting place to be, however, we wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of our residents and visitors alike. We would greatly appreciate any contribution to help keep our town fun and fresh!

Save Hundreds This Year has partnered with The Route 9 Community to give discounts and deals to over a hundred different places in and near Freehold. For a mere $20, this discount card will easily save you hundreds this year with deals ranging from restaurants and cafes, to spas and gyms!

Downtown Freehold Events

Holiday Events

Tree Lighting, Breakfast with Santa, Sunday Brunch with Santa, Carolers Downtown, Letters to Santa, Jolly Trolley, and Menorah Lighting

Irish Week

Celebrate your inner Irish with a week of St. Patrick Day festivities: The Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a specially themed Flavor of Freehold event, Bagpipers, and the Pub Crawl!

Food Truck Festival

In support of the United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties. This event showcases Food Trucks from around the region and entertainment for all ages.

Thursday’s Rock!

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

Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night Family Movie Night at the Hall of Records features timeless movies for all ages. From newer releases, to throwback movies from the 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s watching movies under the stars has never been so much fun. Remember to bring your lawn chairs and blankest.

Live Street Music

Live Street Music Performances every Friday and Saturday Night at The Gazebo (10 East Main Street), and The Performance Plaza (27-29 West Main Street), next to Suite 23 Barbershop

(June through October)

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 7:30 p.m.

Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market is a fantastic community event for all to benefit from. We bring Jersey Fresh vendors right to the center of town every Friday 11am – 4pm in front of the Hall of Records! Buy sun-ripened, freshly picked fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers who grow them. Farmer’s Market starts Friday July 3rd – October from 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Fall Flavor of Freehold

In Support of the Freehold Municipal Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse. A unique tour of Downtown Freehold’s venerable restaurants, bars, and shops held over two days. Participants walk from place to place with their “Passport” used as a guide of where to go. Everyone will receive signature samples from some of Freehold’s most loved establishments. $20.00 per person (Tickets will be sold on our website)

County Seat Jazz &Blues Street Fest

Another great year working together with MDS Audio as we close off a section of West Main Street with Stages and Vendors lining the curbs.  Listen to extraordinary musicians while enjoying great food.

Latino Festival of Monmouth County

Presented by The Latino Coalition of Monmouth County,  This family function has become a staple event in Downtown Freehold with music, entertainment, contests, food vendors, giveaways and much, much more! The audience grows every year and we continue to welcome more.

African Arts Festival

The African Diaspora Arts Festival was organized by members of the community who desired to share the culture of the African diaspora. The organizers use of the title “African Diaspora” in the progressive spirit that we all are connected to Africa. The event will focus on the arts. our culture, entrepreneurship, unity for the whole family.

Center Players


Center Players conducts activities and programs to educate and entertain its patrons, and provide actors, directors and other creative people the opportunity to pursue their craft

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Freehold Borough Arts Council

We are the creative community in Freehold Borough, NJ. The Freehold Borough Arts Council is an open commonwealth of artists, designers, performers, writers, musicians and other creative innovators.

Downtown Concert Series

The Downtown Concert Series, presented by St. Peter’s Church, offers performances by world-class artists in a historic space in downtown Freehold.

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