Annual Regional Business Expo - Matawan. Hosted by the Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. This is a free event for business owners & representatives in Monmouth, Ocean & Middlesex counties as well as being open to the community. Updated info on the website.
Mar 31-Apr 1
AC Beer and Music Festival. Over 150 different breweries from across the country will showcase their unique libations. The focus of festival is the promotion and education of craft beers and a celebration of the brewers that create them
Hops Trot 5K Run. In 2016, we had a crazy idea. A 5k with flavor. Those flavors...BEER. 5k Run will start and end at Noon at the AC Convention Center. Run, jog, and sip your way through and past some of AC's best beer joints, while tasting some incredible New Jersey Brews.
Doo Dah Parade. Welcome Spring with this comedy parade complete with over 300 basset hounds featuring this year's grand marshal, Regis Philbin. 12 noon on Asbury Ave. from 6th St–12th St and then up to the Boardwalk ending at the Music Pier. Pieasco follows parade – mass pie in the face extravaganza.
Feis at the Beach. Wildwoods Convention Center. Irish dance competitions start at 10 am. The competitions will include over 1,000 dancers of all ages and expertise. Feis will be choreographed to music and prizes will be awarded. FREE admission
Palm Sunday Egg Hunt. 1:00pm. A Boardwalk and beach full of smiling faces and 15,000 pastel eggs filled with prizes from Boardwalk merchants are all part of the fun!
Keansburg Amusements Easter Egg Hunt. Beginning at 1pm, kids of all ages are invited to hunt for some of the thousands of prize filled eggs! Grand prize winners will win bikes. Plus meet the Easter Bunny, have fun riding the kiddie rides, and play in the arcades and games.
The Great Egg Hunt. 2:30pm, 11th St. – 14th St. Beach. Five (5) age groups 0-2yrs, 3-4yrs, 5yrs, 6yrs & 7yrs old. 100,000 eggs - 5,000 with prizes.
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt. On the beach at Lincoln Avenue, Wildwood. Noon. Children ages 1-12 are invited to dig for eggs buried in the sand. Each egg contains a toy and a golden egg is worth a bigger prize
Easter Fashion Promenade. In front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Come dressed in your Easter's best to stroll in our Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny. Judging begins at 1:00pm.
Moreys Piers Easter Celebration. Celebrate Easter with the whole family on Mariner's Landing from noon - 5pm. Visit the Easter Bunny at the Parent's Pavilion and enjoy strolling entertainment from stilt walkers to jugglers and more. Face painting will be available 1pm-5pm, and children 12 and under can pick an Easter egg for a chance to win amazing prizes
Annual Easter Promenade. On the Boardwalk starting at 12. Colorful carnation flowers will be distributed on the Boardwalk and Webster Avenue by Mayor and Council, while supplies last. Contests and prizes for the best dressed! Family entertainment will follow the best dressed contest.
4th Jersey Shore Biz Fest. Jersey Shore's largest business and consumer expo. Free to attend! 5-8pm at the Sheraton Eatontown. Join over 100 exhibitors and more than 500 guests to promote our local economy.
Apr 29-Apr 30
Wild Half Marathon, 8K and 5K. Wild Child Kids race (1 Mile Beach Run for kids 12 & under) and 5K on Saturday and the Wild Half Marathon & 8K on Sunday. The scenic Half Marathon course will lead runners from ocean views to an action-packed boardwalk.
Toms River Food Fest. 11am-8pm on Washington St. Live music featuring food Trucks, arts & crafts vendors, free children's rides and live music.
Spring Block Party. 9am-5pm from 5th-14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more
TRUCKerton Food Truck & Brew Fest. 11am-6pm. As in years past, attendees can expect food and fun from over a dozen food trucks from all over the East Coast, as well as craft beers and live music.
NJ State Chili & Salsa Cook 0ff. NJ's original and hottest cook-off! International Chili Society-sanctioned State competition. 11am-5pm, Washington St. Featuring rntertainment by top local bands, chili-eating contests, kids rides, etc. Free admission
Ocean City Triathlon/Duathlon. 1/4 mile Pool Swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Plus a kids course 1/8 mile swim, 1m run/8m bike/1m run. Pool Swim start 6am-8am. Run/Bike/Run starts 9am.
Ocean 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
Le 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
Arts 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.
Privateers & 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 9-Jun 11
AnimeNEXT. 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 17-Jun 17
Sea Isle City
Skimmer Festival. The festival includes a seaside craft market with 350 vendors, food court, live music, amusement rides and children's activities. 9am-4pm.
Jun 14-Jun 17
Miss New Jersey. Boardwalk Parade (June 14th), preliminary competitions, and the finals at the Music Pier
Cape May Point
39th 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 24-Jun 24
Beachstock. 13-hour, non-stop celebration of summer, featuring exciting activities, great food, shopping, and live music.
Antique Auto Show. Over 300 vintage vehicles. Tabernacle grounds, 6th & Asbury Ave. 9am-2pm. Boardwalk parade after 2pm
Jun 24-Jun 25
Baymens 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
Vanessa 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 25
Sea Isle City
Sea 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
Sea Isle City
Sea 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.
Oceanfest. Biggest Independence Day celebration anywhere in New Jersey, on the Long Branch Boardwalk. 10am-10pm with vendors, bands, exhibits, food, and fireworks
Fourth of July Celebration. Kids bike parade at 10am. Kite flying competition at 7pm followed by entertainment. A spectacular fireworks display off 9th Street beach.
July 4th Fireworks. Fireworks will be launched from the Huntington Ave Beach at dark (approximately 9:00 PM).
Truckerton 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.
Miss 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
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