Every Child is Beautiful Tour. Kutless, Mark Schultz, Rush of Fools, David Dunn and Natasha Owens, sponsored by Holt International Children's Services. 7-10pm at The Church of Grace and Peace, 1563 Old Freehold Road, Toms River. Tickets $22-45
Sea Isle City
Annual Columbus Day Parade . The parade will feature Sea Isle's "Italian Royal Family," floats, beauty queens, mascots and many other participants. 2pm, Italian American Club to Kix-McNutley's
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
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
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
Oct 10-Oct 11
PierFest 2015. Jersey Shore's premiere new fall festival, at Pier Village in Long Branch. Columbus Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm each day. Free event with live music, vendors, crafters, DJ, sidewalk sales, kids activities and much more
43rd Annual 18 Mile Run. Start at 10:30am at the St Francis Community Center. Straight, flat, point-to-point run heading North on Long Beach Blvd.
Oct 9-Oct 11
Smoking Hot Atlantic City BBQ Championship. When the flames begin, music fans, barbecue enthusiasts and championship barbecue teams will descend upon Atlantic City for an unparalleled experience close to the world famous Boardwalk and what is fast becoming known as one of the premier barbecue competitions in the world. On The Deck @ Golden Nugget
Italian Street Festival. Grant Avenue from Central Ave to Boardwalk. Savor a weekend of delectable Italian specialties, arts and crafts, entertainment, and a parade that is bound to delight young and old alike.
Belmar Oktoberfest. Antiques and original crafts, performers, pumpkin decorating contest, food court featuring local establishments, children’s obstacle course & games, and professional pony rides. Main Street between 8th and 10th Ave, 11am-5pm
Monday, October 5, 2015 Six Flags’ 2015 Fright Fest is Biggest, Scariest in History The 2015 Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure attempts to be bigger and scarier than ever, by including new shows and attractions. The seven-week festival that features family-friendly Thrills by Day and a zombie-filled Fright by Night runs weekends through Nov. 1, 2015. Thursday, September 24, 2015 Local Artists to Perform at the Inaugural Pier Fest in Long Branch The new Pier Fest 2015 in Pier Village (October 10-11) will feature a variety of local artists on Saturday between 1-5pm. Here's a brief look at the live performers, including Taylor Tote, Joe Miller, Justing and Alina, Autumn City and Elya Vasiliev. Monday, September 21, 2015 Top 10 Fall Festivals at the Jersey Shore The best fall 2015 events at the Jersey Shore include Seaside's Italian Festival and parade, LBI Chowderfest, Sea Isle City Harborfest, Oktoberfests in Belmar and Highlands, the new Pier Fest and much more Monday, September 14, 2015 Pier Village Keeps the Fun Going All Year Long with Inaugural PIER FEST Pier Village, Long Branch’s premium oceanfront development, continues the summer fun with its inaugural Pier Fest 2015. The outdoor festival will take place at Festival Plaza and throughout Pier Village over the 2015 Columbus Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11, between 1-5pm both days. It will feature fun for all ages, with sidewalk sales, live music, vendors, crafters, kids activities and more.