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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!

Also, check out the Jersey Shore Vacations blog for up to date news about what's happening at the shore!

Show EVENTS BY LOCATION

Atlantic City Area - Belmar Area - Cape May - Lavallette / Ortley Beach - Long Beach Island - Ocean City - Pt Pleasant / Barnegat Bay - Sandy Hook-Asbury Park - Seaside Heights - Seaside Park / Toms River - The Wildwoods

Jersey Shore events

This Week:
Jul 17Sea Isle CitySea Isle City Baby Parade. The Parade will delight spectators lining the oceanfront Promenade, 34th to 44th Street. It will feature a small army of children, ranging from newborns to age 10, who will appear wearing costumes, riding on floats or strolling along in their Sunday Best attire.
Jul 18BelmarNJ Sandcastle Contest. 18th Ave Beach, 8:00 am - Noon.
Jul 20Ocean CityChip Miller Surf Fest. Family friendly surfing competition for all ages with awards in each category. Register early as there are limited openings.
Jul 20Asbury ParkJohn Cleese & Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Paramount Theater. 40th Anniversary screening ​of the legendary movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail followed by a Q&A with John Cleese
Jul 21Atlantic HighlandsFilmOneFest. Popular free 1 minute film festival screens short films under the stars. Enjoy crafters, food vendors & more! Atlantic Highlands Harbor, 5-10pm
Jul 21Toms RiverWooden Boat Festival. One-day event featuring many old boats from 10 to 50 feet. There will be many vendors selling nautical and other merchandise from tee shirts to weather vanes to paintings. Huddy Park
Jul 21WildwoodWildfest Food Truck & Music Festival. All-new Festival in Fox Park 4pm-10pm featuring delicious and unique food trucks, fantastic music, quality vendors, and amazing entertainment. Enjoy a beer as you take in some of our areas greatest musical talents all alongside an artisanal food extravaganza with some of the areas coolest food trucks. The kids will keep entertained with fun and activities just for them. Admission is FREE.
Jul 21Toms 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 21North WildwoodChristmas in July with Santa Claus. Santa Claus rides the beach and will have candy canes and Christmas music for all of his friends! The fun starts at 1 p.m. along the beach in North Wildwood.
Jul 20-Jul 22Atlantic CityAtlantic City Caribbean Carnival. Friday "Flag Party" at the Showboat hotel. Saturday street parade in Pleasantville. Sunday is the second parade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk and it will end on the beach.
Jul 20-Jul 22Stone HarborArt of Dr. Seuss - 20th Anniversary Celebration. Ocean Galleries welcomes a rare and compelling selection of artwork from 20 years of The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. Visitors can explore and acquire works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure.
Jul 28Ocean 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 27-Jul 29Asbury ParkVisionary Tattoo Fest. Three days of nonstop live tattooing, tattoo contests, live music, midget wrestling, burlesque, side show, live human suspension, the annual Miss Asbury Park Pinup Contest, after parties and much more at the Convention Hall
Aug 1WildwoodWildwoods 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 1Ocean CityTwins Contest. Prizes for those who look the most and least alike. Free registration begins at 5:30pm in front of the Music Pier.
Aug 3Toms RiverBeach Ball-A-Palooza. Fun, free evening on the Silver Bay, Toms River. Jimmy & the Parrots Band, crafts, food trucks, vendors and more.
Aug 4Cape MayCape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival. Don’t miss what CBS-NY named a New Jersey top 5 summer festival! Families welcome! Enjoy craft beers, live music, crabs and food trucks with crafters and children’s games and entertainment on the lovely grounds of the Physick Estate.
Aug 4BrigantineSuper Summer Sand Castle Contest. 9th annual edition. On the beach in front of Laguna Grill & Rum Bar on 14th St. 10 am (register) - 4 pm (judging)
Aug 4Wildwood CrestWildwood Crest 5K Beach Race. Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest. 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.
Aug 4Sea Isle CityCaptain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run. The 10-Mile Run held along Sea Isle's Beach and Promenade attracts over 1,500 athletes participating each year. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runners in numerous categories.
Aug 5Seaside HeightsBoyd Memorial One Mile Ocean Swim. One-mile 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 is from 6:30am to 7:30am at Hiering Avenue and Boardwalk. Swim starts at 8:00am
Aug 4-Aug 5Stone 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 4-Aug 5Seaside HeightsJersey Jumps Beach Vault. Vault, surf, swim, and enjoy the best music at the Jersey Shore! This is the Biggest and Best Beach Vault in the World, attracting many of the greatest vaulters in the world, competing for prize money and Jersey Shore fame!
Aug 5WildwoodYour 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!
Aug 2-Aug 5HighlandsClamfest 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 7Ocean CityPamper Scamper. Annual baby crawling race 8:30am registration, 9:00am start at the 6th St. Beach. For babies up to 15 months
Aug 9Ocean City109th Annual Baby Parade. One of the oldest baby parades in the country. On the Boardwalk, 6th-12th Sts, from 10:30am.
Aug 11Stone HarborFestival Of Lights Boat Parade. Boat Parade begins at 7:30pm at Yacht Club of Stone Harbor (9001 Sunset Dr) Basin. All are invited to participate with decorated boats and decorated bayfront properties
Aug 11WildwoodWildwood Navy Seal Challenge. Think you have what it takes to be a Navy Seal? Then sign up for the largest obstacle course in South Jersey featuring Navy Seal Team Challenges, Individual Challenges, and Kids Challenges. Event will take place on the Lincoln Ave beach from 6pm.
Aug 10-Aug 12WildwoodWildwood 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 12Stone 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 15Ocean 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. At the 6th St. Beach. Followed by the Hermit Crab Races
Aug 18Atlantic HighlandsBeach Fest 2018. For the first time ever, 2000 tons of sand will be trucked in and the Atlantic Highlands Harbor Beach will be created! Sand Castle Competitions, Family/team Tug-O-War with prizes, Live Music, Bucket Brigades, Kids activities, Vendors, Food, Snacks, Crafters, Beer & Wine Garden, Entertainers, FREE KIDS FISHING DERBY! 12-7pm.
Aug 22Atlantic 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 24WildwoodWildwoods End of Summer Beach Bash and Bonfire. Rio Grande Ave & the Beach from 6pm until 10pm. Guests are invited to stay to watch the Friday Night Fireworks Spectacular at 10pm. Don't miss out on a Game Garden, S'mores Pits, and food and beverage
Aug 25Long BranchLong Branch Jazz and Blues Festival. The Great Lawn, 12-9pm. Vendors of exotic and regional NJ food, ! Features well-known jazz and blues artists, Kid's Activities, the Beach, and Fireworks at 10.
Aug 25North WildwoodTri the Wildwoods Triathlon, 5K & Kids Tri. 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: .25 mile swim, 2 mile bike, 1 mile run
Sep 2WildwoodWildwood Block Party and Music Festival. Fox Park on Ocean Avenue, between Burk and Montgomery from 11am to 11pm. A family festival including crafts, games, rides, great food and continuous FREE live entertainment.
Aug 31-Sep 3Cape May22th Annual AirFest. Featuring WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, etc. Vendors, exhibitors, music, food, and much more
Sep 7-Sep 8Ocean CityOcean City Street Rod Weekend. Features classic cars on display. Boardwalk display 12 – 4pm on Saturday.
Sep 6-Sep 9WildwoodRoar 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 9Seaside HeightsVintage Automobile Club of Ocean County Annual Car Show. 9am-3pm on Bay Blvd from Grant Avenue to Hiering Avenue. Registration is between 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. All cars that are at least 25 years old are welcome for judging. Over eighty trophies will be awarded!
Sep 7-Sep 9Sea Isle CitySea Isle City Food Truck Festival. More than 15 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 at Kix McNutley's
Sep 14-Sep 15North 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 Noon-10pm and Saturday 10am-10pm. Admission to the festival is FREE!
Sep 15Point 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 15Ocean CityOcean City Airport Festival. Annual festival at the Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave. 10am-3pm. Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II planes to Classics and Warbirds
Sep 15Cape 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 15-Sep 16Sea Isle CityFall Family Festival. JFK Blvd & Promenade. The festival includes a seaside craft market with 300 vendors, food court, live music, children's entertainment and a sand sculpting demonstration and contest. Saturday 9am-4pm. Antique car show and parade on Sunday.
Sep 16Ocean CityBoardwalk Aerobatic Airshow. 1:00pm, 6th-14th Streets. Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world plus military demonstrations.
Sep 15-Sep 16BelmarBelmar San Gennaro Festival. Get swept away in this culturally enriched festival, bringing authentic Italy to Belmar, New Jersey. Experience live music, parades, a mass and local Italian favorites throughout Main Street in Belmar.
Sep 21WildwoodMorey's Piers Oktoberfest. Ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Wide selection of beers and tasting flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor “biergarten” located behind Jumbo’s with live entertainment from The Oompah-Delics.
Sep 22Atlantic HighlandsHarbor Fest 2018. Join us as we bid Farewell to Summer '18. A fun filled day on the waterfront promenade with interesting and unique craft vendors, a wine tasting event, cigar rollers, beer & wine garden, Live music all day! Plenty of activities for adults, kids and kids at heart.
Sep 22-Sep 22Wildwood 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 22Stone HarborSavor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival. 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 23Ocean CityCorvette Show. Over 350 cars exhibited. One of the largest shows of its kind in the East. Models from every year Corvettes were manufactured comprise this colorful show. Displayed on the boardwalk from 6th-10th St., 11:30am-4pm
Sep 22-Sep 23Margate CityMargate Fall Funfest. Celebrate the start of fall with two full days of amusements, entertainment, crafts and food along Amherst Avenue.
Sep 20-Sep 23North 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 21-Sep 23Sea Isle CityIrish 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
Sep 22-Sep 23Seaside 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 30Red 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 29-Sep 30Asbury ParkSea.Hear.Now Festival. The inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival has announced its initial lineup featuring headliners Jack Johnson and Incubus, along with Social Distortion, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Brandi Carlile, Milky Chance, Blondie, Kaleo, The Front Bottoms, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, and more. With feet in the sand, fans will enjoy music on the beach with more than 25 bands on 3 stages at North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park, September 29-30.
Sep 30Ocean CityOCNJ 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. Also a 5K.
Sep 29-Sep 30TuckertonAnnual 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!
Oct 6Seaside 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 6Ocean CityFall 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 7Seaside 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 7-Oct 7Long BranchPier Fest 2018. Jersey Shore's premiere fall festival returns to Pier Village in Long Branch for the 4th year. Sunday October 7th, 12-5pm. Free event with live music, vendors, crafters, sidewalk sales, kids activities and much more.
Oct 6-Oct 8Ocean CityIndian Summer Weekend. Seafood vendors at the Music Pier and boardwalk table sales.
Oct 14Seaside 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 20Toms RiverHarvest 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.
Oct 27Stone HarborHarvest Festival. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in our shops, and creepy & crawly, but cute animals! 11am-4pm.


If you have an event that you'd like to see listed here, please contact us.


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