Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, 5K & Kids Race. 15th Avenue and the beach. Triathlon: 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 3.1 mile beach run. Or participate in only the 5K beach run. Also Wild Child Splash & Dash for ages 7-15
Roller Derby Tournament. Wildwoods Convention Center. Hosting hundreds of roller derby enthusiasts, skaters and vendors, featuring hard-hitting games and various other skate-inspired festivities. Male and female roller derby skaters throughout the country are expected to attend and will be playing using the Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor Rule Set
Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival. The Great Lawn, 12-9:30pm. Vendors of exotic and regional NJ food, 7 great bands including Function 11 as the featured closing act! Featuring a stage for music, Kid's Activities, the Beach, and Fireworks. Lawn chairs encouraged, coolers forbidden, sunscreen a must. Fireworks from 9:30
Aug 27-Aug 28
Seafarers' Weekend. Pirates invade the Historic Cold Spring Village! Come aboard for exciting performances from Valhalla's Pirates and the Sea Dogs. Enjoy special exhibits and demonstrations, like antique boats, blacksmithing and decoy carving. Plus sea chanties and sing-alongs
Aug 27-Aug 28
Red Bull Global Rallycross AC. Red Bull GRC makes its return to the East Coast with a brand new waterfront event in AC. Created to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, the event pits small production-based cars driven by star drivers against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact.
Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Spectacular. Special Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza to end the summer season on the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood at 10pm. Visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods
Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival. Fox Park on Ocean Avenue, between Burk and Montgomery. A family festival including crafts, games, rides, great food and free live entertainment Noon to midnight
Sep 2-Sep 5
20th Annual AirFest. Featuring WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, etc. Vendors, exhibitors, music, food, and much more
Sep 3-Sep 5
BBQ & Craft Beer Festival. Labor Day weekend brings the last great celebration of summer so plan to indulge your foodie passions at the BBQ & Craft Beer Fest. Come early and enjoy a full day of feasting on slow-cooked, smokin' good offering from the area's best BBQ restaurants and competitive teams plus craft beers, crafters, vendors, entertainment and activities for the kids plus thrilling thoroughbred racing.
Sep 9-Sep 10
Waves and Wheels Festival. NEW family-friendly event will be held along Olde New Jersey Ave, Fri 3-9pm, Sat 10am-10pm. Destival dedicated to all outdoor activities at the Jersey Shore, on the ocean, in the sand, and over the land! Food trucks, refreshments, Reggae and modern surf rock bands will be featured all weekend. Vendors featuring outdoor activities such as surfing, skateboarding, SUP, kayaking, fishing, biking, running, and boating
Highlands Antique & Classic Car Show. Don't miss out on all the fun! DJ Richie The Flash will be with us to play those oldies you all love. There will be trophies awarded, vendors and so much more. Huddy Park, 4-8pm.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Getting scuba diving certified at the Jersey Shore The story of getting my PADI scuba diving certification in New Jersey, starting with the classes and pool sessions at Dosil's in Middletown, and finishing with the checkout dives in the Dutch Springs quarry in Eastern Pennsylvania. Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Six Flags to Launch World’s First Interactive Gaming Coaster this Fright Fest At Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson NJ, riders will use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus headsets to battle demonic creatures in Rage of the Gargoyles, a fully-integrated Virtual Reality (VR) coaster experience. This highly-anticipated, totally immersive adventure will debut on Skull Mountain, the park’s indoor, in-the-dark coaster, during Fright Fest beginning September 24. Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Swim with a Live Mermaid, Mondays at Keansburg Runaway Rapids Add a little mermaid magic to your summer with Swim with a Mermaid every Monday from 11am to 1pm at Keansburg's Runaway Rapids waterpark. Mermaids interact with all adults and children and are available for photographs as well. A 3-hour visit to Runaway Rapids is $27.95 and 2-hour visit is $25.95. Toddler rate (up to 42” tall) is $12.95. Monday, August 1, 2016 Six Flags Celebrates Summer of Games with First-Ever “Fryathlon” Guests can go for gold this summer at Six Flags Great Adventure during the first Summer of Games. Running nation-wide at all Six Flags theme parks, guests can indulge with internationally-inspired foods, purchase Six Flags exclusive patriotic apparel and try to win gold-level prizes in the company’s first midway games competitions.