Wildwood 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.
Savor 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.
Allaire 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
OCNJ Half Marathon. 13.1 mile with spectacular views of the City through various neighborhoods, the downtown business district, and most importantly our award winning beaches and boardwalk.
Annual Twin Lights Bike Ride. Choose from four routes for all ages levels along some of NJ's most spectacular seashore and countryside scenery. Registration opens at 7am and closes at 10:30am. Huddy Park
Sep 22-Sep 24
Sea Isle City
Irish Festival Weekend . This yearly Celtic celebration will feature live Irish music and dancing, an Irish Vendor Market, great food and countless festival-goers Wearin' the Green. LaCosta Lounge - 4000 Landis Avenue
Red 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 21-Sep 24
Irish 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 24
Annual Decoy & Gunning Show. Two-day event highlighting the culture of the Barnegat Bay region. Demonstrations, contests, seminars, crafters, carvers, vendors, food and music. Includes the Dock Dog competition as featured on ESPN!
Sep 23-Sep 24
Margate Fall Funfest. Celebrate the start of fall with two full days of amusements, entertainment, crafts and food along Amherst Avenue.
Sep 23-Sep 24
Que 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
Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City 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.
An 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 29-Oct 1
Monsters 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 1
Seaside 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.
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.
Oct 1-Oct 1
Pier Fest 2017. Jersey Shore's premiere fall festival returns Pier Village in Long Branch for the 3rd year. Sunday October 1st, 12-4pm. Free event with live music, vendors, crafters, sidewalk sales, kids activities and much more.
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
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
Asbury Park Zombie Walk. Holds the record for the World's largest gathering of Zombies! Walk starts at Convention Hall, 4pm
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
FISH (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.
Oktoberfest in Highlands. 2-9pm in Veterans Park. Authentic German food, children's activities, crafters, live music, dancing and more.
Belmar Oktoberfest. German food, stein hoisting, pumpkin decorating, performers and much more on Main St.
Oct 6-Oct 8
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.
Fabulous '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
Thompson Park Day. Pumpkin painting, a scarecrow contest, wagon rides, kids' races, entertainment and the Strut Your Mutt doggie costume contest. 11am-5pm
Food Trucks & Football on the Bay. Festival will include food trucks, beer garden, football games playing on a large screen so everyone can keep track of the gridiron action.
Seaside 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 14-Oct 15
Stafford 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.
Sea Isle City
Halloween Parade & Dance Party. 7pm along Landis Ave. between 46th - 40th Sts. The parade features a wide variety of eye-catching costumes, floats, musical entertainment and mascots. Dance Party Immediately following parade at Excursion Park.
Kids Harvest Festival. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in our shops, and creepy & crawly, but cute animals! 11 - 4 pm.
Harvest Festival. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in our shops, and creepy & crawly, but cute animals! 11am-5pm.
Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City Octoberfest. The celebration will feature live German music, vendors, free hayrides on the beach, magic acts, pumpkin painting and other children's entertainment (including a giant rock-climbing wall) and a fantastic Pie Baking Contest. 11am-3pm in Excursion Park
Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run. 5K run along with a 1 mile family walk, starting at 10am. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes
Harvest Arts Festival. Live entertainment and street performers all day. Fun activities for kids: inflatable rides, pumpkin decorating, haystack maze, coloring page contest. Adult fun: apple cider donut eating contests, scarecrow contest, fall dessert contest. Plus beer garden and football games on large-screen TVs.
Haunted Seaport. Pirates and sea captains long lost at sea stroll the boardwalk for a night of screams. Haunted Tucker's Island Lighthouse, hayrides, black light mini golf, phragmites maze, food, refreshments, entertainment and a non-scary pumpkin patch for the little ones
Toms River Halloween Parade. 7pm. Second largest Halloween parade in the world according to Guinness Book of World Records, from simple masks to full blown articulated fire breathing floats over 100,000 spectators and thousands of participants and floats, and division awards.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Come to the grounds of the Physick Estate for the Christmas tree lighting with special guests Santa Claus and Dr. Physick. Refreshments will be served, and guests may enjoy a free self-guided tour of the Physick Estate from 6-8pm. Santa arrives at 7pm to flip the switch and light the thousands of bulbs.
Stone Harbor Island Holiday. Annual Pet Parade, Merchants Hospitality Friday Night, Small Business Saturday, Scavenger Hunt & Family Activities (Friday & Saturday) and Annual Christmas Parade Saturday at 6:30 pm.
Annual Holiday Extravaganza . This annual Holiday Extravaganza will kick-off the Holiday Season in grand style with a parade, tree lighting, ice skating, caroling, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus. Fri 4:30-9:30, Sat 10am-3pm
Annual Christkindlmarkt. Holiday market and fair under huge heated tents. Santa, craft & gift vendors, fabulous food court, horse drawn cart rides, kiddie rides, trackless train, make & take crafts, hot Gluhwein, rolling chair sleigh rides on the boardwalk, entertainment and lots of holiday fun
Santacon. Noon meeting point at Hooks Bar. Join Seaside Heights Santa Claus convention for your chance to spread holiday cheer in the most magical way possible. Santa loves creativity, be sure to dress from head to toe and don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy and 2 non-perishable food items for local charities.