RED BANK, NJ – This street festival anticipates a great time had by one and all and is fashioned after the 56 year old Galway Oyster Festival which celebrates the opening of the Oyster season.

The event is scheduled for September 26th, 12-7 PM, in Downtown Red Bank in the White Street Parking Lot, with entrances on White Street and Monmouth Street.  It will be a huge food and music festival which will showcase Red Bank’s excellent restaurants as well as entertain thousands with great, live music!  It will also be a family friendly event.

Headlining at the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is the fabulous Irish rock band “2U – The World’s 2nd Best U2 Show” along with Peter Karp and Sue Foley, McLean Avenue, Brian Kirk and the Jirks, Robert Ender and more…

These talented musicians will be performing on two stages with a mix of Irish music, blues and rock and roll.

The event will also be a culinary feast!  There will be tons of GUINNESS and fresh OYSTERS plus 25 of Red Bank’s favorite restaurants will be serving a variety of specialty menu items including everything from Mini-Ruebens to Lobster Rolls. 


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Wine and lighter beers will also be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival will benefit the Jane H. Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, The Cancer Institute of NJ Foundation 
and Red Bank RiverCenter.  

Admission is $5.00 for anyone over 13.

Anyone seeking to participate in this fun event as a non-food vendor, sponsor or volunteer should contact Ruthanne Harrison at RUE Events 732-829-1104 or email [email protected] for more information.

If you haven’t been to Red Bank lately, what are you waiting for???  Come and explore Red Bank’s exciting and trendy downtown business district with its award winning restaurants, antique stores and fashionable shops!

Put the Guinness Oyster Festival on your calendar now, September 26th, Noon -7 PM, rain or shine!

Please note: 
For easy access to the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival take the train.  The Red Bank train station is located within walking distance of the festival.  Please check NJ Transit train schedule at

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