Monday, April 29, 2019

Celebrate 2019 Festival Season on Cinco de Mayo in Red Bank

8th Annual International Beer, Wine & Food Festival

WHEN: Sunday, May 5, from noon to 6 p.m.
Red Bank’s White Street parking lot, between Maple Ave & Broad St)
GPS Address: 62 White St, Red Bank, NJ
ADMISSION: $5 per person; Children 10 and under are admitted free. Parking will be 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 or follow these hashtags on social media #redbanknj or #internationalfestival #IBWFF #redbank5demayo

“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 from the $5 entrance fee (children under 10 yrs. will be admitted for free) will be split between three Red Bank-based benefactors: the Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center (provides exceptional treatment and healing services in a tranquil healing environment), LunchBreak (provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need), and Red Bank RiverCenter (the non-profit organization that has managed Red Bank’s Special Improvement District since 1991).

We love your pets, but municipal ordinance does not permit them in the festival.