Hudson County’s Grand Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival on October 1 2023

Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival 2023
Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival 2023 image courtesy of hobokennj.gov

Hudson County Gears Up for the Grand Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival on October 1

HOBOKEN, NJ – The vibrant city of Hoboken is all set to host its much-anticipated Fall Arts & Music Festival on October 1. This event promises a day filled with art, music, gastronomic delights, and a plethora of vendors displaying their unique crafts and artwork.

Stretching along Washington Street, from Observer Highway to Seventh Street, the festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., turning the heart of Hoboken into a bustling hub of creativity and entertainment.

“The Fall Arts & Music Festival is a perfect opportunity for residents and visitors alike to come together, celebrate our community, and enjoy a day filled with art and music,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “Bring your family and friends and explore the fantastic vendors offering a variety of delicious food, one-of-a-kind jewelry, artwork, and handmade crafts.”

Music enthusiasts are in for a treat as the city announced the iconic American indie rock band, The Feelies, as the headlining act. Originating from Haledon, New Jersey, The Feelies have left an indelible mark on the music scene with timeless hits such as “Crazy Rhythms,” “Let’s Go,” “Fa Ce-La,” and “Sooner or Later.”

Adding to the excitement, The Feelies are releasing their seventh album and first ever live album, “Some Kinda Love,” on October 13 through Hoboken’s own Bar/None Records. “Some Kinda Love” features their performance of an extensive retrospective set of songs written for the Velvet Underground, recorded at a sold-out White Eagle Hall show in Jersey City on October 13, 2018.

The festival boasts a diverse musical lineup set to perform on two stages:

Observer Highway Stage Schedule:

  • 12:15 p.m. – Karyn Kuhl Gang
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets Golden Jubilee Band
  • 3 p.m. – The Bongos
  • 4:45 p.m. – The Feelies

Seventh Street Stage Schedule:

  • 12:15 p.m. – Jax Zilla
  • 12:40 p.m. – Melanie Murray
  • 1:10 p.m. – Allison Strong
  • 1:50 p.m. – Zydeco Revelators
  • 2:50 p.m. – Gene D. Plumber with Ed Fogarty and Friends
  • 3:50 p.m. – Widley Grown
  • 5 p.m. – Frankie Morales and the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

For the smooth functioning of the festival, Washington Street will be closed to parking and vehicular movement between Observer Highway and Eighth Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 1. Attendees are advised to heed all parking signs and traffic barriers. Additionally, the New Jersey Transit #126 bus will be rerouted during the festival hours.

As autumn leaves begin to fall, Hoboken’s streets come alive with the vibrant colors and sounds of the Fall Arts & Music Festival. This event, a testament to the city’s rich cultural tapestry, offers both residents and visitors a chance to revel in the artistic spirit of Hudson County. With a blend of musical talents, artisanal crafts, and delectable food, the festival promises to be a memorable day for all.