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

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Marching and Sponsorship Forms:

FBAC 2018 St.Patricks Day Parade Signup page 1

FBAC 2018 St.Patricks Day Parade Signup page 2

County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest: To become a Vendor you must Complete and Submit a Vendor Form prior to event.

2018 County Seat Street Fest Vendor Form

Freehold Idol: A Complete Application MUST Have These 3 Elements:

2018 Freehold Idol Contestant Questionnaire

2018 Freehold Idol Audition Application

Submitted Music File (refer to application)

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Downtown Freehold Events

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!

County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest

Another great year working together with Chuck Lambert, Coo Moe Jhee & 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 food provided by Big Harlie BBQ and Taste of Cakes.

Live Street Music

Street Music Performances every Friday and Saturday Night at the Gazebo on East Main Street and the Performance Plaza on West Main Street next to Suite 23 Barbershop. (June through October)

Freehold Idol

Talented singers aged 10 and older are given the spotlight to show off their vocal abilities in this very popular, annual singing contest that draws contestants from all over NJ, NY, PA and even Boston. Freehold Idol represents our goal to encourage and nurture aspiring singers, and has grown exponentially from its debut in 2006. The event takes place every Wednesday in front of the Hall of Records. June – August!

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

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. July – 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.

Flavor of Freehold

To Support the Freehold Municipal Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse. Featuring the wonderful shops and restaurants of Downtown Freehold.

Holiday Events

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

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

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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