Celebrate 2019 Festival Season on Cinco de Mayo in Red Bank
8th Annual International Beer, Wine & Food Festival
to Spotlight Red Bank Eateries, Live Music and Family Fun
RED BANK, NJ – The 8th Annual International Beer, Wine and Food Fest (International Festival) is set for Sunday, May 5, from noon to 6 p.m. in Red Bank’s White Street parking lot. Sponsored by Heineken and The Asbury Park Press, the event promises a worldwide selection of food, beverages, music and fun for all ages.
“The 2019 International Festival falls on Cinco De Mayo and promises to provide flavorful beverages and taste sensations from near and far,” said James Scavone, Executive Director of Red Bank RiverCenter and organizer of the event. “The fiesta atmosphere is complete with a non-stop line-up of acclaimed local and nationally known music on two stages. More than a dozen vendors, a petting zoo, children’s rides and games will round out the activities.”
An impressive showcase of bands will be presented on the festival’s East and West stages including: The Weeklings (Beatles & English Classics); The Nerds (All American Rock & Pop); Decade (Neil Young Tribute, Canadian); Matt O'Ree Band (All-American Rock); Melissa Otero (Latin Pop); Verdict (Reggae, Calypso & Caribbean); Edelweiss Oompah Band (German, Polish & Slovenian); Mexican Street Band (Mexican); Atlantic Watch Pipes & Drums (Scottish Classics). The event’s full music schedule begins at noon and can be viewed here.
A dozen of Red Bank’s notable eateries will be serving up the town’s best eclectic and global fare: authentic Mexican tacos, sriracha fried clams strips, bang bang shrimp, gyros, chicken tikka masala, vegetable samosas, mac n’cheese balls, fried calamari, short rib grilled cheese, lobster rolls, and tempura pork belly sliders with spicy papaya slaw. International dessert favorites include cannolis, zeppoles, eclairs, Dutch funnel cakes, and American apple pie fries.
“The International Festival gives attendees the ability to sample and experience Red Bank’s eclectic business community all in one place,” said Scavone. “Families, residents, and people new to the area can truly experience the best of what Red Bank has to offer all for a good cause.”
Proceeds form the $5 entrance fee (children under 10 years will be admitted for free) will be split between three Red Bank-base benefactors: the Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, LunchBreak (provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need), and Red Bank River Center the non-profit organization that has managed Red Bank's Special Improvement District since 1991).
All this fun can be had for $5 per person; children 10 and under are admitted for free. Parking is free throughout Red Bank on the day of the festival.
Red Bank RiverCenter, in conjunction with RUE Events, manages the award-winning event.
For more information, visit www.RedBank.org or follow the hashtags on social media #redbanknj or #internationalfestival #IBWFF #redbank5demayo
Date: Sunday, May 5 (no rain date)
Time: Noon – 6 p.m.
Location: Red Bank, NJ in the White Street Parking Lot
Cost: Entrance fee is $5.00, children under 10 will be admitted for free
Presenting Sponsors: Asbury Park Press & Heineken
Beneficiaries: Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, LunchBreak and Red Bank RiverCenter
Weeklings – Beatles Tribute, Classic English
Nerds – All American Pop and Rock
Decade – Neil Young Tribute, Canadian
Matt O'Ree Band – All American Rock
Melissa Otero – Latin Pop
Verdict – Caribbean & Island Music
Edelweiss Oompah Band - German
Mexican Street Band - Mexican
Atlantic Watch Pipes and Drums - Scottish
Asbury Park Press, Heineken, Heineken Light, Ritchie & Page, Tecate, Tecate Light, Strongbow, dosEquis Lager, dosEquis Ambar, Opici, Constellation, Black Box, Nobelo, Opici Sangria, Ame du Vin, El Coto, Melting Pot of Red Bank, News 12 NJ, CubeSmart, Ruffino, 95.9 WRAT, 107.1 The Boss, 106.3 Thunder, 98.5, 1410, WJLK The Point, Tommy G Show/1450WCTC, Foodtown, Bath Fitter, Circus Wines & Spirits, ChillRX, Molly Pitcher Inn, Oyster Point Hotel, NY Waterway, Russell Reid/Mr. John, Spitball, Starland Ballroom, and World Subaru.
About Red Bank
Red Bank is an all-season destination to residents and visitors who look to retreat to the New Jersey coastline for relaxation without compromising their craving for culture. The town's rich historical roots, combined with world-class shopping, outdoor fairs, and festivals, are just some of the reasons families and friends journey to the riverside town. Traditional and contemporary art galleries, award-winning theaters and performing arts venues, gourmet and casual dining, luxury boutique hotels and pristine landscapes exemplify why residents and visitors, near and far, choose Red Bank.
About Red Bank RiverCenter
The Red Bank RiverCenter is a 501c3 not-for-profit alliance of local businesses, property owners, residents, and other stakeholders working to enhance and promote Red Bank’s downtown district as a mid-Atlantic destination for dining, shopping, and culture. RiverCenter helms the town’s Special Improvement District to promote Red Bank businesses through special promotions. Since 1991, RiverCenter has supported the business community by recruiting new businesses to fill commercial vacancies and helping them navigate the various start-up procedures in town. For more information, please visit: http://www.redbank.org/rivercenter/, email [email protected], or call 732-842-4244.
International Beer Wine & Food Fest
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Noon – 6 p.m.
5 Reasons to Attend Red Bank’s 8th Annual International Beer Wine & Food Fest
The 8th annual International Beer, Wine & Food Fest, which is presented by Heineken & The Asbury Park Press, is slated to kick-off on Sunday, May 5, from Noon-6 p.m., in the White Street Parking Lot, Red Bank.
5 Reasons You Must Attend:
#1 - FAMILY FUN:
#2 - LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES:
#3 - $5 Entrance Fee that goes to good causes:
#4 - FOOD, BEER and WINE!
Some of Red Bank’s finest restaurants and eateries who will be at the festival. Enjoy a selection of international beers and don’t miss wines from around the world!
# 5 - Parking is FREE throughout town on the day of the festival.
Visit www.RedBank.org for more information!
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