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Welcome to our calendar of events for the Jersey Shore. Come back often to get updates about the latest Jersey Shore events, happenings, concerts, festivals, sports, children activities and more!

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Jersey Shore events

This Week:
May 26Ocean CityUnlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge. Participants dress in business suits, carry brief cases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season. Noon, Moorlyn Terrace St Beach
May 27Spring LakeSpring Lake 5-Mile Run . A fast USATF certified course, biggest 5-miler in New Jersey. 8:30am
May 27Atlantic CityKevin James at Borgata. Saturday show at 8pm.
May 28Stone HarborAnnual Turtle Trot 5K. Annual Turtle Trot 5K Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk, 6:45 AM Registration, 8AM - 5K start, 8:05 - Walk Start, 95th Street and First Avenue
May 28HighlandsSeaport Craft Show. 10am-5pm in Huddy Park. Delightful collections of various handmade crafts from more than 60 crafters and artisans
May 29Atlantic HighlandsAtlantic Highlands Memorial Day Parade. Starts 10:30am at Municipal Harbor
May 26-May 29Stone HarborJosef Kote at Ocean Galleries. Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome Josef Kote to Stone Harbor for the first time. A New York-based artist, his paintings are symphonies of light and color that are lyrically stunning and romantic, edgy and current. Receptions with the artist Saturday and Sunday evening.
May 26-May 29WildwoodWildwoods International Kite Festival. On the Beach at Rio Grande Avenue and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. America's largest kite festival, featuring world-renowned kite builders and competitors, kite making workshops and exhibits, indoors competition and childrens activities. Events begin on Friday night at 9 pm with an Illuminated night kite fly
May 30Asbury ParkLargest Spring Business Networking & Red Carpet Event. 6-9pm at The Asbury Hotel. Join 200 local business owners, public officials and media personalities to network, make new connections and grow your business.
Jun 1Ocean CityWonder’s Birthday Bash at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday from 6pm-10:30pm. All rides will be only 2 Tickets and at 9pm see a birthday bash fireworks show! Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos.
Jun 3Cape MayCape May Harborfest. Home to region's most popular restaurants, pubs, sights and activities, Schellengers Landing will serve as host to Harborfest 2017. This year's event will feature five separate venues, each with its own unique focus, and each with its own line-up of activities, vendors, food and music.
Jun 3Beach HavenHop Sauce Festival. Slather everything from fish tacos to sliders in an array of tasty hot sauces and wash it down with a fine selection of hand-crafted beers. Then dance with your new and old friends to original music just blocks from the Atlantic Ocean
Jun 3Atlantic CityMajor League Triathlon. The first and only professional triathlon league in the United States will consist of 32 of the best professional triathletes in the world. Each athlete will swim 300 meters in the Atlantic Ocean, bike 4 miles and run 1 mile on the historic Boardwalk.
Jun 3Atlantic CityChris Rock at Borgata. Saturday 2 shows, 7 & 10pm.
Jun 3Sea Isle CitySea Isle Beer Fest. 2-6pm at Kix McNutley's.
Jun 4Island Heights20th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival. Ocean County's major environmental festival held about the maritime heritage and Barnegat Bay with special emphasis on interactive family events. Also, demonstrations as well as exhibits by most of the area's environmental organizations. 10am-4pm at the Wanamaker Complex
Jun 3-Jun 4Atlantic CityAtlantic City Food Truck Festival. 2nd year festival is coming to Brighton Park, located between the Claridge Hotel and the Boardwalk. Indulge in the area's top food trucks and experience a range of culinary dishes from American comfort to seafood, barbeque, desserts and more. Enjoy all-day live music in the park, kids zone, an outdoor beer and spirits garden and much more.
May 29-Jun 4Atlantic CityShopRite LPGA Classic. The ShopRite LPGA Classic returns to Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, bringing the best 144 female golfers in the world to the Jersey Shore.
Jun 4Margate CityLe Tour De Downbeach. Join the Ventnor Merchants Association, the Margate Business Association, and the Borough of Longport for a family-friendly tour of the shore. Leisurely 14-mile family bike ride starting at Newport Ave, Ventnor; turnaround at Showboat, Atlantic City, and then wind your way through Margate, turning around at Longport Point and ending at Tomatoe's for a BBQ lunch
Jun 4Cape MayEscape The Cape Triathlon. Sprint and International distance triathlons. Top 5 small race and Top 5 bucket list race in the USA by Triathlon Business International. Starts with a 12 foot jump off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.
Jun 2-Jun 4Ocean CityOcean City Flower Show. See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm and Sun 10am-4pm
Jun 9-Jun 10WildwoodNew Year's in North Wildwood. The top Mummers Brigades AND top Mummers String Bands from the New Year's Day Parade in Philadelphia will entertain crowds in the pub district of North Wildwood
Jun 10TuckertonPrivateers & Pirate Festival. Learn the difference between privateers and pirates and then be one. Pirate history, authentic and make believe plus a treasure scavenger hunt, games and a duel. Live band, Grog Garden and tasty food vendors.
Jun 10Asbury ParkPotterCon. POTTERCON comes to the Convention Hall on June 10 at 2pm. Join your fellow Pottheads at the mingling destination for witches, wizards, squibs and magical creatures alike. So dig your dusty old robes out of storage, accio your friends and come throw back some Butterbeers with other magic-loving adults 21 and up.
Jun 10-Jun 10WildwoodWildwood Beer Fest. Celebrate the art of locally brewed craft beer, in Fox Park. 100+ brews, live tunes, delicious food and craft vendors. Sessions 12-4pm, 6-10pm. Tickets $40 in advance.
Jun 10Atlantic HighlandsAtlantic Highlands Classic Car Show. Classic cars line 1st Ave, 10am-4pm. Plus vendors, 2 stages with live music, shopping, food and more!
Jun 10Seaside HeightsArts and Crafts by the Sea. 11am-7pm, on the Boardwalk between Dupont Ave and Blaine Ave. Annual event features over 50 artists and crafters, shopping day with the sights and sounds of the Jersey Shore in the background.
Jun 9-Jun 11Atlantic CityAnimeNEXT. The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, voice actors from anime series, Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors and exhibits, panels, workshops, and gaming. Events all focus on aspects of anime, manga, and Japanese culture.
Jun 10-Jun 11WildwoodRace of Gentlemen. Vintage auto (pre-1934) and motorcycles (pre-1948) will compete in an exhibition style beach race at the waters edge at Spicer Ave. Saturday features races from 10am-6pm with live rock 'n roll all day. A bonfire and beach party will take place on Saturday night from 8pm. More beach racing on Sunday
Jun 14BelmarJersey Shore Fashion Show. Jersey Shore's premiere summer fashion show returns to Bar Anticipation on June 14, from 6pm. Come see the hottest fashions from the Jersey Shore's boutiques and designers, represented by all local models. Tickets $15, 20% off online at www.JerseyShorePremiere.com
Jun 14-Jun 17Ocean CityMiss New Jersey. Boardwalk Parade (June 14th), preliminary competitions, and the finals at the Music Pier
Jun 17-Jun 17Sea Isle CitySkimmer Festival. The festival includes a seaside craft market with 350 vendors, food court, live music, amusement rides and children's activities. 9am-4pm.
Jun 17Atlantic HighlandsShark Fest. Family fun festival with dozens of nautical craft and marine life vendors, food, and live music, along the waterfront promenade of the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor Marina.
Jun 17Cape May Point39th Annual Cape May Point 5 Mile Run. Benefits the Cape May Point Vol. Fire Co. Hundreds of runners, spectators and local citizens gather in support of this event which is, by far, the largest annual event in this tiny Borough.
Jun 16-Jun 17WildwoodJeep Beach Invasion. On the Wildwoods Beach south of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Jeeps on display, live music, a beer garden, food trucks and lots of vendors.
Jun 17-Jun 18North WildwoodHereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival. Featuring great food and music as well as activities for the kids. Pirates will wander the grounds and tours of the historic 19th century lighthouse and award-winning gardens will be offered too. Festival admission is FREE
Jun 18WildwoodRodeo at the Beach. On the beach at Garfield Ave 11am-8pm. A family rodeo including games, great food and live music.
Jun 17-Jun 18KeansburgRodeo on the Beach. NJ's first family oriented beach rodeo, hosted by LaPlaya Restaurant
Jun 16-Jun 19Stone HarborDr. Seuss Exhibition. A compelling selection of limited edition artwork from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection will be on display Father's Day weekend, featuring his little-known "Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy." Receptions with Dr. Seuss expert Jeff Schuffman on Saturday and Sunday.
Jun 24FarmingdaleSummer Art in the Park & Crafters Market at Allaire Village. 10am-4pm. Come for a day of art & craftsmanship where artists display their works on the grounds of Allaire Village
Jun 24Ocean CityAntique Auto Show. Over 300 vintage vehicles. Tabernacle grounds, 6th & Asbury Ave. 9am-2pm. Boardwalk parade after 2pm
Jun 24Cape MayCape May Hops Festival. Celebrate the beginning of summer at the Physick Estate, with a day devoted to regional and local crafts beers, great food, local wine, live music, crafts and collectibles and kids activities. 10am-6pm.
Jun 24-Jun 24Margate CityBeachstock. 13-hour, non-stop celebration of summer, featuring exciting activities, great food, shopping, and live music.
Jun 24HighlandsTaste of Highlands Restaurant Tour. Sample scrumptious food and cocktails from nearly 20 Highlands establishments. 12-6pm
Jun 25Ocean CityVanessa Williams with the Ocean City Pops. Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected performers in the entertainment industry capturing the musical charts, Broadway, music videos and motion pictures. Come see her perform at the Music Pier, 8pm.
Jun 23-Jun 25Sea Isle CitySea Isle City Food Truck Invitational. A dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different styles of cuisines from award winning food trucks. There will also be crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more
Jun 24-Jun 25TuckertonBaymens Seafood & Music Festival. 11am-5pm. Enjoy delicious Jersey fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp from the finest local seafood purveyors. Crafters, vendors, music, food, refreshments, family activities, demonstrations, boat rides, boat builders and decoy carvers
Jun 24-Jun 25Bradley BeachBradley Beach Lobster Festival. More Lobsters than ever before! Broiled Lobster, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Lobster rolls etc. 6 bands, live emcee/DJ playing requests. Over 150 craft and specialty vendors. Huge beer & wine garden. Great oceanfront location. Childrens activities including giant waterslide, rides, face painters and sand art.
Jun 23-Jun 25North WildwoodNorth Wildwood Italian-American Festival. Annual celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music held on Olde New Jersey Ave. Authentic Italian-American foods, vendors, FREE live entertainment, dancing, kids games, celebrity appearances, meatball relay races, Little Miss Italy contest, olive tree signings and more
Jul 1WildwoodFoam N Glow Party. Wildwoods Convention Center, 7pm. This concert revolution has swept the world of electronic dance music, blurring the line between fantasy and reality, with state of the art visual effects, ground shaking bass, and world class DJs
Jul 1Harvey CedarsCraft Day By The Bay. Vendors from all over the Eastern Seaboard as well as local crafters and artists at beautiful Sunset Park. Enjoy a stroll along the bayfront as you shop among the large selection of handmade wares. The longest continuing craft show on all of Long Beach Island. Something for everyone, young and old alike.
Jul 2Stone HarborIndependence Day Celebration. 80th St Beach-123rd St Beach, 7-9pm Live Music at 95th St Beach Pavilion, Fireworks at Dusk
Jul 3Bradley BeachBradley Beach Fireworks on the Beach. 4th of July Fireworks on the Beach, 9pm
Jul 4Long BranchOceanfest. Biggest Independence Day celebration anywhere in New Jersey, on the Long Branch Boardwalk. 10am-10pm with vendors, bands, exhibits, food, and fireworks
Jul 4Ocean CityFourth of July Celebration. Kids bike parade at 10am. Kite flying competition at 7pm followed by entertainment. A spectacular fireworks display off 9th Street beach.
Jul 4WildwoodFourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. On the Beach at Pine Avenue, visible from anywhere in Wildwood. Special holiday fireworks extravaganza at 10pm
Jul 4North WildwoodIndependence Day Parade. Begins 9am at 9th and Atlantic Ave, and proceeds north to 1st & Surf Ave
Jul 4Sea Isle CitySea Isle City Fireworks & Kids Olympics. The "rocket's red glare" will be launched from an ocean barge anchored near the 50th Street Beach, which will make Sea Isle's Promenade and other beach-front areas ideal viewing locations. The day starts with the Junior Olympics at 9:30am at Dealy Field. During this free event, kids can compete in running, throwing and jumping contests.
Jul 4Asbury ParkAsbury Park Independence Day Fireworks. Beach front in Asbury Park at dusk
Jul 4Seaside HeightsFourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza. Spectacular fireworks display on the beach at 9:30pm
Jul 4Margate CityJuly 4th Fireworks. Fireworks will be launched from the Huntington Ave Beach at dark (approximately 9:00 PM).
Jun 30-Jul 5Stone HarborPeter Max - Summer of Love 50th Anniversary. The iconic Peter Max, “America’s Painter Laureate,” returns to Ocean Galleries over the Fourth of July weekend with a collection of his recent works and most-revered imagery spanning five decades. Receptions with the artist on Saturday and Sunday evening.
Jul 4-Jul 8Atlantic HighlandsAtlantic Highlands Fireman's Fair. Municipal Harbor. Games, rides, food, & good ol' fashion fun! Fireworks on July 7.
Jul 8Wildwood CrestWildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival. On the beach at Heather Rd near the Beach Pier, from 10am-2pm. Featuring an amateur sand sculpting contest, amazing sand sculpture designs by 'Can You Dig It' professional sand sculptors, live music right on the beach and more
Jul 8Atlantic CityAC Insane Inflatable 5K. Bader Field with first wave at 8:30am. The signature inflatables range in size and complexity, including “Wrecking Balls,” a 110 foot long obstacle testing balance, agility, flexibility and endurance, “Jump Around,” the largest inflatable of its kind with more than 80 feet of bouncing, and “Vertigo,” the most awe-inspiring inflatable of the event where participants climb to the top of a six story tall tower, slide down, and ultimately land on an inflatable pad.
Jul 7-Jul 9North WildwoodNJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival. 2nd and Olde New Jersey Ave, and surrounding pubs. Experience the best in Barbeque & Blues. Live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on the free main stage.
Jul 8-Jul 9WildwoodMorey's Piers Beach Sports Weekend. Morey's Piers presents one of the only beach sports tournaments in the world, featuring Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Foot Golf, and Track events, located on the beach north of Mariner's Landing Pier.
Jul 10Stone Harbor55th Annual Al Cunard Baby Parade. 5:30pm registration, 6:00pm Parade along 96th Street. Family Fun Night with Cunard Family of Clowns Magic Show immediately after Baby Parade Awards (approx 7:00pm)
Jul 12BelmarNJ Sandcastle Contest. 18th Ave Beach, 8:00 am - Noon.
Jul 12Atlantic CityPink Concert on the AC Beach. Exclusive East Coast performance which will take place on the beach in Atlantic City.
Jul 15North WildwoodBoogie Board Races. Wave riding competition for boys and girls ages 5-17 at 15th & the beach. Registration 9 am, contest 10 am
Jul 15WildwoodAnnual Duke of Fluke Fishing Tournament. Sterling Harbor Marina. South Jersey's largest Fluke Tournament. 7:30am. Live music, pig roast, BBQ and awards ceremony start at 6pm
Jul 15Ocean City38th Annual T. John Carey Masters Swim. Registration 8:00 am at the beach patrol station, 34th Street and the beach. The race will start at 10:00am
Jul 15Atlantic HighlandsFilmOneFest. Popular free 1 minute film festival screens short films under the stars. Enjoy crafters, food vendors & more! Atlantic Highlands Harbor, 5-10pm
Jul 16Cape MayCaptain Kidd Treasure Hunt. Youngsters are invited to rendezvous with Captain Will Kidd on the Cape May Promenade, the Convention Hall, at 1 pm. Lucky treasure seekers will follow Captain Kidd to the secret site between Perry and Congress Street beaches in search of the elusive buried treasure.
Jul 15-Jul 16Cape May13th Annual Celtic Festival. At the Historic Cold Spring Village. Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment-music, dancing, crafts, beer pavilion and more.
Jul 16Stone HarborStone Harbor Triathlon. 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike and 5K run. Stone Harbor Yacht Club
Jul 18Atlantic CityRed Bull Surf & Rescue. NJ's strongest beach patrols face off on the shores of Atlantic City. This elite life guarding competition focuses on disciplines including swimming, sprinting, prone paddle boarding relay, and lifeguard boat rowing.
Jul 18Sea Isle CitySea Isle City Baby Parade. 6:30pm, 34th to 44th Street and the Promenade
Jul 20Seaside HeightsCasino Pier’s 5th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. Think you've got the guts? Compete against other amateur eaters to down the most Pier Grill hot dogs! Not hungry? Come watch the madness at the competition.
Jul 22WildwoodRace Roll Dye 5K Color Run. 9am at Rio Grande Avenue and the boardwalk. Grab some color at the color stations and finish line! All color must remain on the beach. Get your limited edition t-shirt and then color it with wonderful colors!
Jul 22North WildwoodChristmas in July with Santa Claus. Santa will ride the beach and will have candy canes and music for all of his friends starting at 1 p.m. along the beach in North Wildwood at the 2nd Avenue Inlet area, traveling to 26th Avenue
Jul 22WildwoodBrazil at the Beach. Celebrate the sights and sounds of Brazil on the Garfield Ave Beach from 8-11pm, right after the Footvolley Tour. Beautiful samba dancers, live Brazilian music, the best of Brazilian foods and treats, a performance by capoeira dancers, drummers, LED DJ, and more! Starting at 9pm, join the bonfire celebration.
Jul 22Ocean CityNight in Venice. The City's annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. Starts at the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay
Jul 22WildwoodWWE Live Summer Slam Heatwave Tour. Come see your favorite WWE Superstars in action at the Wildwoods Convention Center's Oceanfront Arena at 7pm, featuring AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, Charlotte Flair, Naomi and many more.
Jul 25Toms RiverSummer in the Street Festival. 12-6pm on Washington St. Live entertainment, street performers, free kids games, inflatable rides, face painting, handcrafters, food vendors and more. Free admission
Jul 21-Jul 26Stone HarborAldo Luongo - Reflections of Summer Exhibition. Born in Argentina of Italian heritage, Aldo Luongo had his first major success with multiple reproductions of his black and white drawings. Released to great critical acclaim and garnering huge commercial success, the art put him on the map as a major international artist. Receptions with the artist Saturday and Sunday.
Jul 29WildwoodYour First Mud Run. Only mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. Courses are 1.5-2 miles and include 10-16 obstacles that are designed for adults and kids. Anyone 6 years old and up can participate in the fun! Each ticket includes a free one day pass to Morey's Piers 2 water parks
Jul 29Wildwood CrestWildwood Crest 5K Beach Race. Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest. 8:30am. 5K out-and-back beach run, along with a one-mile fun run/walk, beginning and ending at the foot of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier.
Jul 29Bradley BeachBradley Beach Pirate Day. 5-9pm music & market. 6:30pm adult costume contest at Riley Park. 11am kids scavenger kunt for Capt. William Kidd's Treasure at the Library
Jul 29-Jul 30Seaside HeightsJersey Jumps Beach Vault. Pole Vault Competition and Exhibition. Vault, Surf, Swim, and enjoy the BEST Music on the Beach.
Jul 30Wildwood CrestQueen of the Crest Women's Triathlon. Sswim-bike-run competition for female competitors only beginning at 7 a.m. Swim held in ocean at Rambler Road, bike through the streets of Wildwood Crest, and run on the beach
Jul 28-Jul 30Asbury ParkVisionary Tattoo Fest. Three days of nonstop live tattooing, tattoo contests, live music, midget wrestling, burlesque, side show, live human suspension, the 5th annual Miss Asbury Park Pinup Contest, after parties and much more at the Convention Hall
Aug 2Ocean CityTwins Contest. Prizes for those who look the most and least alike. Registration begins at 6pm in front of the Music Pier.
Aug 2WildwoodWildwoods Baby Parade. A Wildwoods tradition since 1909. Parade steps off at 6pm and proceeds up the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk from Convention Center to 16th Street in North Wildwood. Registration ends 5:30pm.
Aug 4Cape MayCape May Baby Parade. Stand-up and cheer for the youngsters at the Annual Parade. The parade will march off at 11am from Congress Street along Beach Avenue and end at Howard Street.
Aug 5Cape MayCape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival. All-day festival featuring local craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods such as steamed crabs, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, pulled pork, corn on the cob, potato salad and more. Enjoy live music all day on the outdoor stage. Have fun with jugglers and acrobats, crafts and food vendors, a farmers' market and more. Emlen Physick Estate
Aug 5Atlantic CityAtlantic City Triathlon. 1 mile swim, 20 mile bike, and a 5 mile run. Participants will swim in the safe harbors of Atlantic City’s beautiful back bay, bike along the AC Expressway and run on the Boardwalk.
Aug 5-Aug 6Stone HarborStone Harbor Arts and Crafts Festival. 9am-5pm. Don’t miss this premier, nationally ranked event! The Festival offers over 200 artisans from more than 12 states displaying their work.
Aug 3-Aug 6HighlandsClamfest in Highlands. 4-day action packed event featuring the freshest seafood from local restaurants, spirits, live entertainment, thrill rides, games and more in Huddy Park
Aug 6Seaside HeightsBoyd Memorial One Mile Ocean Swim. One mile open ocean swim to honor the memory of former Captain John J. Boyd, former Assistant Captain Hugh J. Boyd, and former Lieutenant Joe J. Boyd. Hosted by The Lifeguard Association of Seaside Heights. Registration begins at 4 PM at Hiering Avenue. Swim starts at 6:30 PM at Lincoln Avenue Beach.
Aug 8Ocean CityPamper Scamper. Annual baby crawling race 8:30am registration, 9:00am start at the 6th St. Beach. For babies up to 15 months
Aug 4-Aug 9Stone HarborRomero Britto - Brilliant World of Color Exhibition. With an iconic style that the New York Times described, “exudes warmth, optimism and love,” Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Receptions with the artist Saturday and Sunday.
Aug 10Ocean City108th Annual Baby Parade. One of the oldest baby parades in the country. On the Boardwalk, 6th-12th Sts, from 5pm.
Aug 12Ocean CityMiss Ocean City Pageant. At the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and boardwalk
Aug 12Atlantic CityAtlantic City Airshow. Thunder Over the Boardwalk presented by GEICO over the AC beaches. This years show will feature the USAF Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Geico Skytypers and many other military and civilian acts.
Aug 12Atlantic CityStyx and REO Speedwagon in AC. United We Rock Tour at Borgata, 7pm
Aug 12Sea Isle CityCapt Bill Gallagher 10 Mile Island Run. From 44th Street and The Promenade, 5:30pm
Aug 9-Aug 13Surf CityFestival of the Sea. Five nights of fun for all ages! Pay one price per person every night to ride the rides all night long. Rides for all ages. Super Progressive 50/50! Games of Chance and much, much more. 4700 Long Beach Blvd
Aug 12-Aug 13Cape MayPromenade Craft Show. Dozens of crafters offer everything from jewelry to leather goods, from fashion and accessories to water colors, so you are sure to find all the perfect gifts you've been searching for-and of course, a little something for yourself.
Aug 12-Aug 13Atlantic CityRed Bull Global Rallycross AC. Red Bull GRC makes its return to the East Coast with a 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.
Aug 13Stone HarborStone Harbor Surf & Turf 5 miler. 8am. Racers begin this beautiful 5 mile race with the first 2.5 miles on the beach starting at 80th St to the Point, circling back for the last 2.5 miles on the road.
Aug 12-Aug 13TuckertonTruckerton Food Truck & Brew Fest. Farm to Table Edition. 20 food trucks rolling in over two days to serve food and fun. Live music, vendors, family activities, boat rides, decoy carving, boat building. Craft beer garden; wine tasting and sales.
Aug 11-Aug 13WildwoodWildwood Tattoo Beach Bash. Rebel Image Tattoo presents a full blown tattoo expo and show in the Wildwoods Convention Center. It's a weekend full of incredible artistry and fun events - major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, and so much more
Aug 16Ocean CityMiss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant. The original beauty contest for crustaceans. The winner receives the Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup and gets to walk down a flowery runway. 1pm at the 6th St. Beach. Followed by the Hermit Crab Races
Aug 20FarmingdaleRolling Iron Antique Auto Show. Hundreds of antique cars, trucks, & motorcycles will display & over 40 awards will be given out to different classes and vehicles. 8am-3pm
Aug 20Atlantic CitySantana at The Borgata. Transmogrify Tour at 8pm.
Aug 26North WildwoodTri the Wildwoods Triathlon, 5K & Kids Race. 15th Avenue and the beach. Sprint Triathlon: 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 3.1 mile beach run. International Tri: .6 mile swim, 18.5 mile bike & 5 mile run. Or participate in only the 5K beach run. Also Wild Child Splash & Dash for ages 7-15
Aug 26Atlantic CityJerry Seinfeld at Borgata. 8pm on Saturday.
Aug 26-Aug 27Cape MaySeafarers' 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
Sep 1WildwoodLabor 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
Sep 3WildwoodWildwood 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 1-Sep 3WildwoodRoadster Rally. Welcoming any brand automobile that is considered a Roadster including MG, Porsche, Corvette, Miata and Mini Coopers! Cars will be displayed along the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Saturday and Sunday.
Sep 1-Sep 6Stone HarborHessam Abrishami - Colors of Romance Exhibition. For years, Hessam Abrishami has provided the world with images that capture an essence of love. Hessam’s dynamic compositions, powerful expressions, and vibrant colors have captivated viewers around the world with their amazing depth and unique intrigue. Receptions with the artist Saturday and Sunday.
Sep 9-Sep 9North WildwoodWaves and Wheels Festival. A festival dedicated to outdoor activities at the Jersey Shore, on the ocean, in the sand and over the land. Foodtrucks, vendors, restaurants, music featuring Gennes Like Reggae'. Products and activities for all ages based in the seaside setting of Olde New Jersey Ave. Free admission
Sep 9-Sep 10Seaside HeightsWine on the Beach Festival. Held on the sugar white sand south beach of Seaside Heights at Blaine Avenue. This upscale event will host a dozen New Jersey wineries and numerous food venues. Musical entertainment is scheduled for both days of the festival.
Sep 7-Sep 10WildwoodRoar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally. One of the largest motorcycle rallies in the Northeast. Daily vendors, live entertainment and activities surrounding the Wildwoods Convention Center and at Oak and Atlantic Ave.
Sep 8-Sep 10Asbury ParkAsbury Park Oysterfest. One of Asbury's biggest free festivals. Enjoy food, shopping and live music.
Sep 10Red BankRed Bank Street Fair & Craft Show. Over 200 Artists, crafters and vendors and 25,000 spectators. 11am-5pm. Free admission and free parking
Sep 9-Sep 10Atlantic CityMiss America Competition. The 97th Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City's historic Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 10, from 9-11pm on ABC. The 52 contestants will also participate in the celebrated "Show Us Your Shoes" Parade, a two-mile route on the Boardwalk on Saturday.
Sep 15-Sep 16North WildwoodBoots at the Beach Country Music Festival. Festival will be held along Olde New Jersey Avenue, featuring country music, vendors, crafts and food on Friday 3-9pm and Saturday 10am-10pm. Admission to the festival is FREE!
Sep 16Cape MayHarvest Brew Fest. Taste craft beers at the Physick Estate. Celebrate the rich agricultural heritage of Southern New Jersey during this all day event featuring local food, local produce, local beer, local wine, and local talent, plus crafts & collectibles and kids activities. 10am-6pm.
Sep 16Point Pleasant BeachFestival of the Sea. Arnold Ave, downtown. Visitors sample dishes by area's finest restaurants. Arts and Crafts, pony rides, hundreds of vendors, kiddie games, live entertainment and more
Sep 16Ocean GroveOcean Grove British Car Show. 90+ British cars on display with live music. 10am-4pm "Brits on the Beach"
Sep 17Atlantic CityIronman Atlantic City 70.3. The race begins at sunrise with a 1.2-mile sheltered swim in the beautiful back bays of Atlantic City. The single-loop bike course is 56 flat and fast miles through vineyards, state forests, riverside towns, and a portion of the AC Expressway. Finally, the 13.1-mile run course features striking views of the Atlantic Ocean on the world-famous AC Boardwalk.
Sep 16-Sep 17BelmarBelmar San Gennaro Festival. Food, fun, games and live entertainment on Main St.
Sep 23FarmingdaleAllaire Village 1830s Fall Harvest Festival. 12-4pm. Celebrate the Harvest Season with the Villagers! With the arrival of Autumn comes a day of family fun with activities such as apple cider pressing, apple toss, militia demonstrations, hearth cooking, children's games, horse & wagon rides, and more
Sep 23Wildwood CrestSeptember Splash Open Water Challenge. Annual Splash at Sunset Lake. 3 swim courses and a stand up paddleboard race, where swimmers of all ages from all over the area sign up to compete.
Sep 23-Sep 23Wildwood CrestWildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration. Massive bayfront street festival at Sunset Lake, followed by live music and fireworks at Centennial Park. Festival includes live music, craft vendors, food, family entertainment, children's activities and much more. FREE admission.
Sep 23Stone HarborSavor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival. 6th annual festival, on 96th St. Will showcase the best food, wine, microbrews, art, music and culture the area has to offer. Oyster and clam shucking, carnival games, zoo animals and art activities for kids, a grape stomping competition and a café with fire pits for the evening live entertainment.
Sep 24Red BankRed Bank Guiness Oyster Festival. 12-7pm, in the White St parking lot. Huge family friendly, food, music, beer & wine festival celebrating the opening of oyster season. This event showcases Red Bank's excellent restaurants and entertains thousands with continuous live music on two stages.
Sep 23-Sep 24Margate CityMargate Fall Funfest. Celebrate the start of fall with two full days of amusements, entertainment, crafts and food along Amherst Avenue.
Sep 21-Sep 24North WildwoodIrish Fall Festival. The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast on Olde NJ Ave. 4-day event celebrates Irish heritage w/ dancing, music, food, vendors and crafts. 8am-11pm daily. Also golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, 5k run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, Catholic Mass and concludes with a parade on Surf Ave on Sunday
Sep 23-Sep 24Seaside HeightsQue by the Sea BBQ Festival. Annual BBQ State Championship and Festival on Grant Ave. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, it features contestants from throughout the tri-state area. The festival will include large BBQ vendors, artists and crafters, as well as retail vendors and all day musical entertainment
Sep 30Ship BottomConch Blowing World Record Attempt. Help us reclaim the record for LBI that we once held in 2012. Bring your own conch or buy/rent one on site.
Sep 29-Sep 30WildwoodAn Olde Time Italian Festival. Fox Park. An 'Old World' family festival weekend including crafts, games, rides, great Italian food and continuous FREE live entertainment.
Sep 30-Oct 1Atlantic CityGarden State Country Music and Food Truck Festival. Live Entertainment, Food Truck Midway and the MarketPlace at Bader Field.
Sep 29-Oct 1WildwoodMonsters on the Beach Truck Races. Monster trucks will race on the Wildwood Beach from Lincoln to Spencer Ave. Fri night qualifying at 7pm. Sat 2 races at 1pm and 7pm. Sun features title races and tough truck races starting at 1pm. Lineup will feature Big Foot, Avenger, Brutus, Heavy Hitter, Basher, Saigon Shaker, Jester and Megasaurus
Sep 30-Oct 1Seaside HeightsSeaside Heights Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest on the Boulevard, featuring seasonal craft beer tastings, great bands all weekend long, authentic German food, artisans and crafters, beer garden, food trucks, and kids zone.
Oct 7Asbury ParkAsbury Park Zombie Walk. Holds the record for the World's largest gathering of Zombies! Walk starts at Convention Hall, 4pm
Oct 7HighlandsOktoberfest in Highlands. 2-9pm in Veterans Park. Authentic German food, children's activities, crafters, live music, dancing and more.
Oct 7Seaside HeightsFISH (Fishin' In Seaside Heights). Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Event registration at 9am. A children’s fishing tournament on the oceanfront between Hiering & Hancock Avenues.
Oct 7WildwoodSeafood & 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
Oct 6-Oct 8Seaside HeightsItalian 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.
Oct 7-Oct 8KeyportKeyport Screamin Country Jamboree. Beer garden, entertainment,rides, vendors, fireworks & more! Keyport Waterfront Park, 11am-8pm
Oct 8BelmarBelmar Oktoberfest. German food, stein hoisting, pumpkin decorating, performers and much more on Main St.
Oct 8Seaside HeightsOcean County Columbus Day Parade. A parade that is bound to delight young and old alike! The Annual Columbus Day Parade starts at 1:00 pm Sunday on the Boulevard
Oct 8Brant Beach45th 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 6-Oct 9Ship BottomLBI FLY International Kite Festival. LBI Fly was organized to bring the brilliant colorful artist design kites, fun flying giant inflatable kites and the amazing show of sport kiting
Oct 14HighlandsHighlands Zombie Parade and Pub Crawl. Dress as your best zombie and join the zombie parade, followed by the pub crawl! The parade will start at Huddy Park and go down Bay Ave from 10am.
Oct 14Toms River3rd Annual Food Trucks on the Waterfront. Food Truck festival at Mathis Plaza on Route 166. There will be lots of food trucks, Vendors, and Live Entertainment.
Oct 13-Oct 14WildwoodFabulous '50s & Beyond Weekend. Fri Nifty '50s dance party at the Convention Center, 7-11pm. Sat free Street Fair at Fox Park. Craft vendors, classic car show, food vendors, live music and entertainment, Doo Wop Bus tour and much more. Sat 7pm Fabulous '50s Concert
Oct 14-Oct 15ManahawkinStafford Twp. Fall Wine Festival. Listen to live music and enjoy the beautiful lake-front setting while sampling from dozens of wines, browsing crafters, vendors and having a bite to eat. Manahawkin Lake Park.
Oct 15MiddletownThompson Park Day. Pumpkin painting, a scarecrow contest, wagon rides, kids' races, entertainment and the Strut Your Mutt doggie costume contest. 11am-5pm
Oct 15Seaside HeightsSeaside Half Marathon and 5k Race. Flat and fast, out-and-back course starts at the Beachcomber Bar & Grill on the Boardwalk and continues into Island Beach State Park. Starts at 9am
Oct 21Stone HarborHarvest Festival. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in our shops, and creepy & crawly, but cute animals! 11am-5pm.


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