Valentine’s Day — and Galentine’s Day — is a great opportunity to celebrate love and friendship. This February, the Jersey Shore is popping off with themed brunches, concerts, markets, workout classes, and more. From Taylor Swift-themed Galentine’s Day skates to botox boutiques, flower arranging, and heated pool parties, there is no shortage of fun options to gather besties and boyfriends for local, love-filled festivities. Read on to learn more about all of the awesome Valentine’s Day + Galentine’s Day events happening in Asbury Park + the Jersey Shore area for 2024.
Sweetheart Market at The Shoppes at the Arcade | 658 Cookman Avenue
February 10th | 12PM – 4PM
The Sweetheart Market — a Valentine’s Day-themed Market — will take place at Motion City Media on Saturday, February 10th inside of The Shoppes at the Arcade. The market will feature a wide array of local vendors, fresh flowers, baked goods, live music, crafts, and merch. It will be impossible to leave without the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
Anti-Valentine’s Day Songwriting Contest at The Asbury | 210 Fifth Avenue
February 10th | 7PM – 10PM
The Anti-Valentine’s Day Songwriting Contest is back for its 7th year at The Asbury Hotel. Participate as a singer-songwriter or enjoy a show featuring talented, local musicians right in the hotel lobby. Musicians of all ages are welcome to enter their original songs. Entries must be a song created for the event. The Anti-Valentine’s Day Songwriting Contest is free to attend and free to enter as a contestant.
Galentine’s Paint + Zap Party at Arm Vibes Bracelet Bar | 658 Cookman Avenue (inside The Shoppes at the Arcade)
February 10th | 8PM – 9:30PM
Join Arm Vibes Bracelet Bar for a fun evening of painting and zapping in Asbury Park. Guests will create a beautiful piece of art with guided instruction from Dibble + Dabble art studio then choose a gold-filled or sterling silver “Lover” bracelet zapped by Arm Vibes’ skilled Zap artists. The event includes light refreshments and bubbles. The event is limited to ten people and the first session is already sold out, so do not wait to reserve a spot.
Asbury Fresh Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Makers Market at Porta | 911 Kingsley Street
February 11th | 12PM – 4PM
Asbury Fresh presents its 2024 Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Makers Market at Porta Asbury Park on Sunday, February 11th. The market will feature a variety of local artisans and makers offering handmade gifts, jewelry, and clothing. Visitors will enjoy a relaxed day of shopping complemented by good food, drinks, and a creative browsing experience.
Bloom Street x KASED Galentine’s Flower Arranging Class at KASED Clothing | 645 Cookman Avenue
February 11th | 5:30PM
KASED Clothing on Cookman Avenue is collaborating with Bloom Street for a special Galentine’s Flower Arranging Class. Girl gangs will gather for shopping, flowers, and a celebration of love. Guests can send a direct message to KASED Clothing on Instagram to save a spot.
Aqua Amore Pool Party at The Asbury | 210 Fifth Avenue
February 16th | 5:30PM
“Aqua Amore” is The Asbury’s Valentine’s Day-themed pool party. Guests will enjoy delectable cocktails crafted just for the occasion while night swimming in The Asbury’s heated outdoor pool — which is a steamy 95 degrees. There is a $10 cover and the first drink is free. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.
Calgo Gardens Paint + Sip at Calgo Gardens | 462 Adelphia Road
February 2nd | 6:30PM
Guests can paint “Candy Heart” themed wine glasses, sip mocktails, and celebrate love with your Galentines at Calgo Garden’s Tulip Tree Cafe. The event — hosted by Christina of sistercitytrade — is $40 per person with limited space. Mocktails, wine glasses, and paint supplies are included. Food is sold separately from the Tulip Tree Cafe menu. Venmo @christina-argonish to reserve a spot.
Galentine’s Day Brunch at Proving Ground Waterfront Dining | 56 Shrewsbury Avenue
February 11th | 10AM
Guests and their besties can join Proving Ground for a delicious Galentine’s Day brunch, themed cocktails, and live music by Chad Morales. Reservations can be made online or by calling (732) 872-2266.
Taylor Swift’s Galentine’s Skate Party at United Skates Jackson | 2270 West County Line Road
February 16th | 6PM – 9PM
Calling all Swifties! This event is just for you. Guests will lace up their roller skates and hit the rink to all your favorite T.Swift tracks. United Skates roller rink in Jackson added its fourth additional date of the Taylor Swift Galentine’s Day Skate Party. A general admission ticket with a roller skate rental is $20, a general admission ticket with a rollerblade rental is $21, and a general admission ticket without a skate rental (BYO) is $14. Spectators (non-skating adults 18+) are $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.
Galentine’s Burn + Flow + Brunch at White Chapel Projects | 15 Second Avenue
February 10th | 10AM
Tandem Cycle and Jandee Yoga are teaming up to host a Galentine’s-themed 30-minute beat burn class followed by a 30-minute yoga flow. Post-workout, attendees can enjoy brunch by the White Chapel Projects and shopping featuring female-founded, local businesses. Sign-ups can be made on the MINDBODY app through Tandem Cycle.
Galentine’s Charcuterie Class at Brighter Days Co. Workshop | 87 South Main Street
February 11th | 12PM – 2PM
Brighter Days Co. and Olive + Oak are co-hosting a hands-on, in-person, build-your-own “love”-themed charcuterie board workshop. This class provides charcuterie building instruction as well as all of the supplies and equipment needed, plus a hand-crafted board by local small business, Covella Customs. Each attendee will receive three cheeses, two meats, and a variety of fillers. BYOB is welcome and encouraged. Tickets for the Galentine’s Charcuterie Class can be purchased online.
Galentine’s Floral Arrangement Workshop at Fleur de Mer | 3316 Sunset Avenue
February 10th | 6PM – 7:30PM
Guests and their gals will gather for a Galentine’s Flower Arrangement Workshop at Fleur de Mer. Using beautiful blooms and greenery, attendees get step-by-step instructions to create a stunning arrangement to bring home. Flowers, a vessel, and tools will be provided. This is a BYOB event for those 21+. Tickets are available online and are non-refundable.
Taylor Swift Galentine’s Night at Fleur de Mer | 3316 Sunset Avenue
February 17th | 5PM – 7PM
Fleur De Mer is hosting a Taylor Swift-themed Galentine’s Day crafting and flower party. While listening to Swift’s “Lover” album, attendees will have the opportunity to create friendship bracelets, create a flower crown, and pick five stems from Fleur De Mer’s Flower Bar — where the selection of blooms will be inspired by the dreamy pastel album cover. And, guests will be able to partake in Taylor Swift trivia. This event is open to all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served. It is a BYOB event for those over the age of 21. The first scheduled Taylor Swift Galentine’s Night is already sold out — so do not miss out on reserving a spot for the second. Tickets can be purchased on the website.
Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Bash at Ocean Grove Chamber Office | 39 Pilgrim Pathway
February 10th | 11AM – 3PM
At this pop-up market, shoppers can shop locally for special Valentine’s Day gifts. The Downstairs Kitchen will have traditional, gluten-free, as well as vegan cookies, cakes, and treats for sale. Bouquet-making will be available onsite with Violet + Bloom Floral. Plus, pop into the complimentary photo booth from Goodwin’s Goodtime Photo Booth. Proceeds from the pop-up will be donated to the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission.
Galentine’s Day Party at She Shed Eatery | 606 Arnold Avenue
February 7th | 6PM – 9PM
The She Shed Eatery is hosting a Galentine’s Day event with good vibes and great food. Vendors include Janelle’s Flame Candles, angel card readings, skincare, and haircare consults with products, Botox + Beauty ($10 per unit – pre-registration ticket required), Forever Bracelets, and Touchstone Swarovski Jewelry. The event is $15 per person and includes admission, snacks, beverages, and a door prize opportunity.
Galentine’s Day Botox Party at Darcy Park Boutique | 2100 New Jersey 35
February 1st | 6PM – 9PM
BTFL Medical Aesthetics is hosting a Galentine’s Day Botox Party at Darcy Park Boutique in Sea Girt. Physician assistants Katie and Britta from BTFL Medical Aesthetics will be on hand to provide personalized Botox treatments. From looking to smooth out wrinkles or to enhance natural features, BTFL will help achieve whatever results are desired. Botox will be priced at $10 per unit. Number of units needed is unique to each individual. Spots can be reserved online.