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Aug 30, 2022

Don’t Miss the I Love Keyport Festival

The first annual I Love Keyport Festival, celebrating local art, music, food, culture and the seafaring roots of the historic bayfront town, will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon to 9 pm. The festival, brought to you by the Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative in conjunction with Hear Hear LLC, will be held at the Keyport Waterfront Park and Promenade on American Legion Drive.

The I Love Keyport Festival will feature:

— Live Musical Performances at Keyport Mini Park:   Monmouth County’s own Madison Avenue will play amazing rock and more from noon to 3 pm. Next up is Main Stage Blues Fest with the fantastic Jonny B & The Blues Blazers, plus special guest stars, from 3 pm to 6 pm.

— Taste of Keyport:  a self-guided food tour through beautiful Keyport, NJ that includes a sampling of the many local restaurants and their international cuisines. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Tickets available online. Ticket holders will check in at the Keyport Mini Park at 55 West Front Street (beginning at 11 am) to pick up the Taste of Keyport map. Present your map to be stamped or initialed by each restaurant staff. Visit ALL stops on the map and be eligible to win Keyport Cash, good at any participating establishment in Keyport. Please return your fully stamped map back to the Keyport Mini Park by 5 pm.
— Art of the Bayshore: brought to you by the Art Society of Keyport will feature art displayed all over establishments in town from noon to 5 pm.
Haunted Keyport Ghost Tours, featuring chilling tales of the haunted Keyport Waterfront, where ghosts of rumrunners, sailors and pirates still linger. Details TBA.
— Mini Raritan Bay Cruises by the Keyport Princess. Details TBA.
— Artisans’ fair at Keyport Waterfront Park with local finds for sale by Bayshore artists, crafters, makers and more.
Keyport can’t wait to see you!