Downtown Freehold

Farmers Market Every Friday 11:00 – 4:00 at The Hall of Records.

Starlight Drive in Movies Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s.

Please check back for weather related announcements.

Freehold Raceway Parking Lot (Between Manalapan Ave. & Park Ave.

Movie Starts at dusk.-Reservations Required-See Below for details.

Your reservation donation for Tuesday will be honored on Wednesday Night August 5th showing of “Toy Story” due to impending weather.

Arrival starts 1 hour prior to showtime; Showtime is at dusk, see below for approximate start times.

$5.00 advance registration donation per car is required. See our shop page to make your reservation donation. Each reservation (vehicle) will receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate to a local restaurant in Downtown Freehold upon checking in.

NO REFUNDS, NO EXCHANGES, NO EXCEPTIONS. If we cancel due to weather or other reasons, and you want your $5 gift card, you MUST e-mail an image of your receipt and mailing address. DO NOT call or Facebook messenger. 

Sound will be provided through FM radio.

Headlights MUST BE OFF during the movie. Please check how to turn off your car’s headlights prior to coming. 

Drive-in entrance is on Manalapan Avenue; proceed to the Downtown Freehold Tent for check in where you will be directed to your parking location. Trucks, Vans, SUVs will be parked in the back section.’s Family Movie Nights are sure to be a hit with all. Our selected movies, ranging from great new movies to all time classics, will bring a smile to family members of all ages. 

All Other Events Cancelled until further notice, we will keep you posted.

Starlight Drive in Toy Story Tuesday August 4 2020

Starlight Drive in Toy Story Wednesday August 5 2020



In Downtown Freehold our business owners put you the customer first and are here to serve you.  Please know that most of our restaurants and businesses are still open and ready to serve customers through pick-up and delivery service, outdoor dining, phone or Skype consultation, or in person for small businesses by appointments. Please call ahead to get more details from the establishment.

In order to help facilitate pick-up service we have established Pick-Up Rows in the Market Yard and McGackin Triangle Parking lots. Pick-up Rows are designated with signs. When you arrive to pick-up please note the Pick-up Row you are parking in, then call the establishment you are picking-up from and let them know which pick-up row you are in and the Make and Color of your car. Thank you for you understanding and patience as we get this system up and running.

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

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 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Freehold. This event showcases Food Trucks from around the region and entertainment for all ages.

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.

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)

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

Starlight Drive-In Movie! Arrival starts 1 hour prior to showtimes at dusk approximately 8:30. Sound will be provided through FM radio $5.00 per car with each purchase, you will receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate for local restaurants in Downtown Freehold. Drive-in entrance is Manalapan Avenue to Downtown Freehold Tent for check in where you will be directed to your parking location. Trucks, Vans, SUVs will be parked in the back section.’s Family Movie Nights are sure to be a hit with all. Our selected movies will bring a smile to family members of all ages ranging from great new movies to all time classics.  Movies titles will be posted soon.

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

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.

2019 Festival Cancelled!!!

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.

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. 

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)

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

FBAC Logo for website

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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