Local Happenings and Fun Activities in Holmdel and Monmouth County

When the weekend rolls around, have you ever wondered “What’s happening near me?” You’re not alone; no matter the season, Holmdel residents are looking online to find out things to do in Monmouth County.   


Our list of local happenings can help you find fun activities of all kinds, including the Monmouth County Fair, a mid-summer tradition.  But, there’s also a serious side to this list of local happenings, as it features community-wide remembrance events, hospice fundraisers and other charity events.


Do you know of an upcoming local happening? If there’s an upcoming local event which would be of interest to anyone living in Holmdel Township, please call us at (732) 946-3322 or send an email using the form on our Contact Us page. Please provide us with accurate information about the event, in as much detail as possible (as well as a way to contact you if we have questions). Thank you for your assistance in making this list of things to do in Monmouth County accurate and up-to-date.



May 2017 Events

Mary's Place by the Sea Walk-a-thon 2017

May 20, 2017 11:00 AM to May 20, 2017 03:00 PM


EVENT DATE: MAY 20, 2017


Sat, May 20, 2017

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Mary’s Place by the Sea is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Walk-A-Thon! Let’s walk together to help women with cancer heal: mind, body and soul. Since beginning our mission in 2009, we have supported almost 7,000 women, FREE OF CHARGE because of your support!  As one guest writes:


Cancer takes some things away from you. Mary's Place helps you get them back! – M.M.


Join us Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Ocean Avenue and Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove, NJ. Please take a moment to REGISTER, CREATE A PAGE, and SHARE with your friends and family and help us sustain our mission for years to come!


A heartfelt sentiment of another guest:


“I went in weak and drained but I left refreshed, strengthened, and encouraged. I enjoyed my first full meal in nine days - a very delicious and nutritious meal. I was impressed with the warm hospitality, empathy, and love.” -T.M. This event is rain or shine.


Registration is:       

  •   $40 (ages 18 and older) receives an event day t-shirt                              
  •   $25 (ages 10-17) receives an event day t-shirt
  •   FREE (under 10 years of age) will not receive a free t-shirt


We can only guarantee a T-shirt to participants who pre-register by May 6, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 individual and team fundraisers. Free food and beverages for all participants

  • Music
  • Vendors
  • 2.5 mile course


SPONSORSHIP and VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES are also available! For further information, please contact Clare Freda at 732-455-5344 or cfreda@marysplacebythesea.org.


Thank you for your support…we are grateful!


Michele Gannon & Maria McKeon



Mary’s Place by the Sea, Inc. is an IRS-recognized nonprofit organization 501 (c) 3  Tax ID: 26-4736451




Mary’s Place by the Sea is a respite home for women who are receiving treatment for cancer.  We provide services that complement their medical treatment, including oncology massages, nutrition education, individual counseling, Reiki, guided meditation, expressive writing, and yoga.  Mary’s Place by the Sea is not a medical facility with medical staff.  We offer integrative services to women with cancer and provide rest and support during this challenging time in their lives. They are empowered with knowledge that will aid them on their road to healing.
Since 2009, nearly 7,000 women with cancer have become "guests" of Mary's Place by the Sea.

Our new home is located at 22 Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Please call 732-455-5344 for more information.


Holmdel Township Memorial Day Ceremony

May 29, 2017 10:30 AM to May 29, 2017 11:30 AM

Holmdel Township Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday May 29th, 2017 10:30am

Memorial Circle Holmdel Town Hall

Colts Neck Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2017 10:30 AM


MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017

10:30 AM



June 2017 Events

St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Church of St. Catharine 5th Annual Golf Event

Jun 1, 2017 09:00 AM

St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Church of St. Catharine

5th Annual Golf Event

June 1 at 9:00 am

Battleground Country Club

Manalapan, NJ


Click Link Below for Details


Monmouth Civic Chorus Concert - Northern Lights

Jun 2, 2017 08:00 PM

Monmouth Civic Chorus Concert - Northern Lights

June 2nd, 2017 8PM
St. Mary’s Church
1 Phalanx Rd., Colts NeckNJ 07722

- See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/nj-events/monmouth-civic-chorus-concert-northern-lights#sthash.S0Lo5Jxw.dpuf


Event Description

The Monmouth Civic Chorus season will close with the stunning music from the powerful singing traditions of the Baltics and Scandinavia in a diverse program titled Northern Lights. Works from Pärt, Esenvalds, Tormis, Kreek, Miskinis, and more will make the journey from the great north to Monmouth County. For the first time, the Chorus' sounds will fill the sanctuary of St. Mary's Church in Colts Neck.

- See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/nj-events/monmouth-civic-chorus-concert-northern-lights#sthash.S0Lo5Jxw.dpuf

St. Mary's 8th Annual Golf Outing

Jun 5, 2017 10:30 AM

8th Annual Golf Outing


Monday June 5, 2017



Eagle Oaks Country Club



Join the Tradition!

Reserve your Spot Online Today!


Schedule of Events


10:30 AM             Arrival and Sign-In

10:45 - 11:45       Warm Up, Driving Range, Practice Green

11:00 - 11:45       Lunch (Cookout)

11:45                    Report to Golf Carts

                             (Format Instructions & Drive Carts to Starting Hole)

12:00 noon          Shotgun Start

5:00  - 6:00          Reception & Awards Giving

6:00 - 7:30           Dinner & Sponsor Recognition

Bayshore Greek Fest

Jun 8, 2017 06:00 PM to Jun 11, 2017 08:00 PM

Bayshore Greek Fest

Jun 8, 2017 06:00 PM to Jun 11, 2017 08:00 PM




You too can be Greek for a day at the Holmdel Greek Food Festival!
Being Greek means relishing the world around you and enjoying life to its fullest.

The Holmdel Greek Food Festival gives us the opportunity to open our arms, our hearts,

and our kitchens as we share our culture with you! So, what are you waiting for?


 Vendors - Limited space available - First deposit reserves your location.


June 8 - Thursday -  6:00 PM to 10:00 PM ( FREE Admission )

June 9 - Friday -  5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

June 10- Saturday -  1:00 PM to 11:00 PM

June 11 - Sunday -  Noon to 8:00 PM

For information on our Bayshore Greek Fest, please contact the Church office at

(732) 739-1515 between the hours of 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday

or email us at


Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market

Jun 17, 2017 09:00 AM to Jun 17, 2017 01:00 PM

Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market

June 17th, 2017
Dorbrook Recreation Area
209 Rt. 537 E., Colts NeckNJ 07722


Event Description

This event, held from 9 am - 1 pm, features individual, business and non-profit vendors. Mix in some crafters and who knows what you might find! Discovery is half the fun. 

- See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/nj-events/eco-elephant-family-flea-market#sthash.yAuNHiPE.dpuf