It’s the time of year we can start to venture outside to enjoy one of the many Arts & Craft festivals throughout NJ. Stroll along the booths to explore the beautiful, one of kind items, sample the delicious foods, listen to live music, and take advantage of the many free children’s activities. Check our calendar to find even more events near you.
Saturday, April 4 – Noon to 6PM, stroll on down to an Arts & Crafts Extravaganza throughout the halls of the Shoppes at the Arcade in the heart of downtown Asbury Park. This historical shopping center once housed a Woolworth’s Department Store for more than 80 years and has since been converted into the two-story shopping, dining gallery experience unlike any other it is known for today. Come join as the halls of the Shoppes at the Arcade bustle and come to life with local inspiring artists, artisans and crafters exhibiting their one day only pop-up shops. Free! Shoppes at the Arcade, 658 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park NJ 07712
Saturday April 11, the Annual Artwalk at Historic Smithville features more than 40 local artists set up shop on the Greene and showcase and sell their work from 10 – 5 pm. In between perusing artwork by local artists, visitors can enjoy a symphonic concert of classical pieces by a trio of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s accomplished musicians, for a full cultural arts experience. The concert will last about one hour. Historic Smithville Shoppes (On the lawn in front of the Smithville Bakery)3 N New York Road, Absecon, NJ 08205
Saturday April 11, The Toms River Vendor and Craft Fair event includes over 50 vendors and crafters! There is always something for everyone. There are always crafters who make beautiful, one of kind items, keepsakes and so much more! Hours: 9 am - 3PM American Legion 2025 Church Road
Toms River, NJ 8753
Sunday, April 12 Join FRESH 102.7 from 11am to 5pm at the Red Bank Street Fair! There’s plenty to do with more than 300 artists, crafters, vendors, rides, food concessions, live music, games & family fun. The Red Bank Street Fair will take place on Broad Street & Monmouth Street in Downtown Red Bank, NJ. This event is one not to miss and includes free admission and free parking.
April 15 – 19, Brunswick Square Mall Spring Fair 5‑Day indoor mall show with local and regional exhibitors with handmade crafts and gifts.
Sunday April 19th, Tenafly Street Fair & Craft Show with over 200 Artists, crafters and vendors. 11 am - 5 pm. Free admission and free parking on the streets of Downtown.
Sat, April 25, 12pm – 4pm Early 19th Century Spring Festival & Airing of Quilts - The Villagers are out selling all that they have made this winter! Auction at 2pm in front of the General Store. Join them for a day of history, auctioning, and fun! Allaire Village is located at 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 within Allaire State Park
Saturday, April 25, from 11 am to 5 pm Belmar ArtWalk 2015 - This family friendly event takes place along Main Street from 5th through 11th Avenue including Belmar Plaza which is located in the heart of Belmar’s Business District. The ArtWalk showcases the talent of great local artists and the businesses in the community. This year’s event will also feature a passport secret word drawing and roving street musicians (weather permitting.)
Sun, April 26, 12pm – 4pm 19th Century Bee Hive Oven Baking Day - Once a year they fire up the Beehive oven in the Bakery! Come see how bread was made in the 1830s! Butter churning, children's games, and hearth cooking will be on display. Traditional quilt demonstration in the Visitor's Center for the public to enjoy! Allaire Village is located at 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 within Allaire State Park
Saturday, May 2, 10 – 4 pm Sponsored by the Ocean Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, the Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Main Avenue, from Central Avenue to New York Avenue, on Pilgrim Pathway and in Auditorium Square Park.
Saturday, May 2 - Sun, May 3, 10 am – 4 pm, Spring Craft Market & Art in the Park the craft market returns and they are also hosting a Children's Art Contest. $2/Adult, Children under 12 FREE For information on Children's Art Contest, please call 732-919-3500 ext. 10 Allaire Village is located at 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 within Allaire State Park
You can find something for everybody inside Yellow Daisy, an adorable craft boutique, located at 117 Main St. Manasquan. More than 30 local crafters and artists bring their work to Yellow Daisy to sell. The store features home decor, yard art, paintings and women's and children's apparel.