Did you know that Hoboken is the birthplace of the late Frank Sinatra, the Oreo, TLC’s Cake Boss and is the true home of America’s first brewery? It’s true that the city has an exciting and interesting history, but did you know there are always cool Hoboken events taking place all over the city?
Although New York City is a mere 20-minute train ride away, there are a lot of family-friendly events that take place in Hoboken every year that you won’t want to miss!
Let’s take at some of our favorite annual Hoboken events worth sticking around for!
This event, in its ninth year, highlights all of the local family-owned places where the food is made from scratch, and you can genuinely experience something authentic.
The tour departs every Saturday afternoon from the Hoboken PATH station and will cost $48 – food samples are included in the fee.
For those who love art and music, you’ll want to check out the Arts and Music Festival that takes place every May. The festival provides over 300 artists, crafters, and photographers a place to showcase their best work.
Visitors and locals enjoy live music, children and family-friendly activities, and delectable culinary delights!
Christmastime is always a magical time of the year, there’s no doubt about that, but sometimes the stress of the holiday can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Hoboken hosts SantaCon each year!
With this event, you’ll be able to get excellent discounts at local businesses, while enjoying the countless drink specials!
Each year, Hoboken’s Harvest Festival is held at the Pier A Park, and there are many free activities for the family to enjoy. You don’t have to leave Hoboken if you want to explore corn mazes, ride in a horse-drawn carriage, and partake in typical fall festivities!
Every other Thursday during June, July, and August, you can head over to the Amphitheater at Sinatra Park to listen to live music. The performances range significantly, so you’ll want to check out the upcoming 2018 schedule.
Just like summer concerts at Sinatra Park, you can enjoy free outdoor movie screenings at Pier A Park. The events are held every Wednesday starting June 14th.
Movies range from the classics like Singin’ in the Rain and Young Frankenstein, to modern Oscar Winners like Hidden Figures and La La Land.
For schedules and rain dates, check out the Movie Under the Stars schedule.
For four days in September, Hoboken pays homage to Madonna Dei Martiri by hosting the 92nd Italian Festival on Sinatra Drive. The festival features pizza and cannoli-eating contests, fireworks, live entertainment and a parade!
For more details about the event, you have to check out the festival’s website!
There are always things to do, places to eat, and sights to see in Hoboken!
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