Welcome to Lead East

Dear Lead East Family,

We hope this letter finds you safe and well. After careful consideration, we’d like to inform you that the 38th Annual Lead East Festival has been postponed due to local and state COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. The new dates will be September 2-5, 2021. This was undoubtedly a very difficult decision to make. Our concern for your well-being and your health has played a big part in this decision and is, of course, our number one priority. Lead East is first and foremost, a family. Please do not fear, your reservations for your specific hotel room and your special preregistered parking spot will be carried over to next year’s 2021 Lead East. You will receive your 2021 car confirmation next week. If this is not your wish, our phone lines will be open to discuss a refund. We will start immediately working on Lead East 2021 to make it the biggest and best one we’ve ever had. Please stay well. Your health is so important to us. We’d sincerely like to thank you for your continued support, love, loyalty, and dedication to Lead East and especially as we navigate this difficult situation. Together we are one big Lead East family and we hope to see you all happy and healthy at Lead East 2021!! God bless!

Lead East and Associates

The Official Website of Lead East



Lead East is home to the biggest showcase of classic cars, trucks and exciting cruisers.

View our Photo Gallery >>

Amazing Cars



What's an oldies festival without great music?

Check out our upcoming band schedule for 2019 >>

Great Music


Food and Dancing

From food trucks and restaurants to indoor and outdoor dancing, the Lead East party lasts all day and all night.

Check out this year's schedule >>

Food and Dancing

Basic Pricing

Weekend Spectator Wristbands: $55 Adult or $45 Junior (12 - 16 years)
One Day Spectator Adimission: $20 Adult or $15 Junior (12 - 16 years)
One Day Family Plan: $50 (Includes 2 adults and their children ages 12-16. Children under 11 are free. Concert, party and dance tickets available at the door at prices listed above)
One Day Car Plans: $50 Saturday or Sunday (Includes 2 arm bands)
$35 Saturday or Sunday (Includes 1 Arm Band)
Includes all children in car under 17.

The Hilton has extended the due date for the balance of the amount due for rooms to June 1st.

Lead East 2018 Video

Celebrity Special Guests

To Be Announced

Featuring pinstripe art by the very talented “One Arm Bandit"!



Recent Announcements


What IS Lead East?

Unquestionably the largest and highest quality classic car and Rock 'n' Roll event in the NJ/NY/CT Tri-State area. With more than 34 live bands and musicians plus five DJ's inside and out. We deliver a family oriented festival packed full of events that celebrates decades of legendary Rock 'n' Roll. Over the years more than 250,000 people have come to our events. Many have told us it is the best, most fun, most nostalgic event they have ever attended!


Food & Beverages

Food ranges from several restaurants and vendors inside the hotel to outdoor food trucks and vendors with a nice array of reasonably priced items. The Hilton sells alcoholic beverages in the hotel and beer in the parking lot.


Food Trucks

House Of Cupcakes, winners of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, will be joining us again this year at LEAD EAST!!! Such a delightful treat!

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Contact Lead East
Phone: 908-876-9100 | Email: leadeastinfo@aol.com | P.O. Box 148 Hope, NJ 07844