Harborfest. This bay-side festival celebrates Sea Isle's fishing and nautical history. Festival-goers will enjoy delicious seafood, live music, nautical display, crafts and specialty vendors. 11am-4pm at the Marina Complex.
Oktoberfest in Highlands. New date! From 1pm in Veterans Park. Authentic German food, children's activities, crafters, live music, dancing and more.
Sep 29-Oct 1
NJ State H.O.G. Rally. Event highlights include both guided and self guided Harley Davidson rides, fun activities, a boardwalk parade, discounts for food and refreshments all over town, and live music at major Rally activities.
LBI Chowderfest. This family-fun festival features live music, activities, and unlimited chowder tasting with the opportunity for each ticket holder to vote for their favorite red and white chowder. Saturday is the fabulous Merchant Mart where hundreds of vendors offer the best deals of the season, and Sunday is the Chowder Cook Off. 11am-4pm
Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular. 9am-5pm from 5th-14th Streets on Asbury Ave. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment on the boardwalk with fireworks beginning at 9:30pm
Point Pleasant Beach
Rhythm & Chowder Festival. Enjoy 10 of the areas best chowders along with some rockin music! This event will also feature a beer garden that includes 25 of the areas best crafters. Noon-6pm on the Inlet
Sea Isle City
Italian Festival . The Italian Festival will offer a variety of great food, an Italian Market with craft and specialty vendors, Cannoli Eating Contest, Cento Food display and live musical entertainment. 10am-6pm at Kix McNutleys
Seafood & Music Festival. FREE street fair from 11am-8pm on Atlantic Ave between Wildwood and Schellenger Ave. 2 stages of live music, crafters, food vendors, a pie eating contest and much more! A Kids Korner with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounce houses
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Six Flags To Host Scariest Fright Fest Ever The world’s first fully interactive, horror-themed virtual reality coaster gaming experience, a new haunted prison maze and four new, devilishly entertaining shows including the world-famous Lizardman headline the biggest and scariest Fright Fest® season in history at Six Flags Great Adventure. Weekends and select days September 16 through October 31, families can enjoy all of their favorite roller coasters and thrill rides plus family-friendly themed attractions with Thrills by Day and terrifying mazes, scare zones and shows during Fright By Night. 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.