Get ready to shop ’til you drop! The Asbury Park Bazaar is the perfect place to find unique, handmade items for family, friends, or your special someone. This seasonal market celebrates local artists with two days of music and shopping. Best of all, it’s held multiple times a year! Keep reading to learn more and access our free Jersey Shore Travel Guide for helpful trip planning tips.
What You’ll See at the Asbury Park Bazaar
Vendor Fair/Craft Show
Watch the Grand Arcade of the Asbury Park Convention Hall come alive as over 100 vendors set up for the Asbury Park Bazaar. Here, visitors can peruse a curated selection of goods that range from art and photography to jewelry and accessories. You can even taste small-batch food items. Whether you’re searching for a specific product or just passing through, you’re sure to find something special at the Bazaar.
Between browsing, shoppers are welcome to participate in a variety of craft workshops. Learn how to blend essential oils, create a flower crown, paint your pet, and so much more! Kids art classes are also available. Workshops change with the season, so be sure to visit the Bazaar’s website for a full list of demonstrations.
No shopping spree is complete without awesome background music! Enjoy some much-needed retail therapy as bands play and DJs spin records in the Convention Hall. Asbury Park is known for its vibrant music scene, and the Bazaar works to showcase local and regional artist of all genres. You’re in for a treat!
Other Events & Activities
The Asbury Park Bazaar isn’t just one event. Attend the Fall Bazaar & Indian Summer Music Festival to experience a weekend of yoga, beach camping, and wellness tutorials. Or, come for the Holiday Bazaar and get your Christmas shopping done. The Spring Bazaar is a great time to celebrate mom and features a Mother’s Day brunch and bouquet-making workshop. Check out the Bazaar’s list of past events for more information.
Book Your Stay in Beautiful Ocean Grove
As you can see, Asbury Park is home to a bustling DIY community. The city hosts events like the Bazaar and the Punk Rock Flea Market throughout the year, and there are a number of independent shops that focus on local, handmade goods. To stay close to this creative hotspot, book your stay at The Ocean Plaza Hotel in Ocean Grove. It’s open year-round and is just two miles from the Convention Hall. With 16 elegant guest rooms and a warm, inviting parlor, our historic B&B is ideal for a getaway.
Reserve our Bradley Suite for the perfect blend of comfort and luxury. This spacious, two-level penthouse is especially popular with families and groups of friends. It has a beautifully decorated living room, full-size kitchen, private master suite, and a balcony overlooking the ocean. There’s no better place to unwind after a long day!
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