and nightspots. Time your visit in any season to enjoy one of Highlands’ year-round family-fun community events—all with free admission and free parking. Start the year with the Beef & Brew Pre-Superbowl Bash in January, Chili Cook-Off in February and the Highlands Guinness Run in March, all leading up to the St. Patrick’s Parade, featuring over 100 marching units, bands and floats. 74 www.sparkvisitmonmouth.com The start of summer brings a cornucopia of fun to the place where the Jersey Shore begins. Browse the eclectic collections of artisans and crafters at the juried Seaport Craft Show in May. Sample chef’s favorites at over 20 local eateries at a Taste of Highlands in June. Grab the freshest local Jersey produce at the Farmers’ Market in Huddy Park on any Saturday from July to October. Fall into Highlands after summer’s end, where the Jersey Shore never ends. Cruise the Highlands Car Show in September. Take part in the Twin Lights Bike ride, a favorite of local cyclists, New Yorkers, and visitors from around the country for over a decade, with five routes ranging from 15 to 100 miles along the picturesque Jersey Shore, over undulating hills, past quaint farms, and winding up at a finish festival where local restaurants come out to serve up their best to hungry riders. Enjoy oompah bands, games and delicious German foods at Highlands’ 17th annual Oktoberfest. Get out your ghoulish best for the Zombie Parade and Pub Crawl. Enjoy all that Highlands has to offer, any season of the year. Call 732-291-4713 or visit www.highlandsnj.com for visitor information.
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