The Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival kicks off October 2

The annual fall arts and music festival returns to Hoboken on Sunday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street between Observer Highway and Seventh Street.

The free festival features exhibits and sales by more than 250 artists, artisans, food vendors and local businesses.

“The Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival is a centuries-old tradition that sustains our vibrant arts and business communities, bringing them together with our residents and visitors to ring in the fall,” said Mayor Bhalla. “I encourage everyone to stop by and find a new treasure to take home or gift to a friend this upcoming holiday season. Thank you to our sponsors and Cultural Affairs Administrator Geri Fallo for working together to make this festival possible again.

There will also be two live musical performance stages located on Washington Street between Newark Street and Observer Highway and on Washington Street between Sixth Street and Seventh Street.

This year’s headliner will be Alejandro Escovedo and the Rant Band. Escovedo is a famous singer and songwriter with an impressive background in punk, alt-country and rock. He was a member of The Nuns, Rank & File and the True Believers before launching his solo career, in which he collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, John Cale and Tony Visconti.

Other artists this year include Freedy Johnston, Cliff Westfall, Rio the Messenger, Frankie Morales and the Mambo of the Times Orchestra, The Gentlemen of Soul, Hudson City Rats, Matt Madly (AKA Matt Azzarto), 3 Dollars and Sir Synthesis.

The Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival is supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State’s Division of Travel and Tourism ( and sponsored by Burgiss, Veolia, The Rockefeller Group, Ironstate, Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, JP Bagel Express, Anthony Davids, Choc O Pain French Bakery and Café, This Is It Stageworks, Muller Insurance, My Gym Hoboken and the Hudson Division county parks and highways

For a schedule of performances and more information about this year’s festival, go to

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