Sea 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.
FilmOneFest. Popular free 1 minute film festival screens short films under the stars. Enjoy crafters, food vendors & more! Atlantic Highlands Harbor, 5-10pm
Wooden 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
Wildfest 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.
Summer 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
Christmas 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 22
Atlantic 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 22
Art 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.
Night 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 29
Visionary 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
Wildwoods 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.
Twins Contest. Prizes for those who look the most and least alike. Free registration begins at 5:30pm in front of the Music Pier.
Beach Ball-A-Palooza. Fun, free evening on the Silver Bay, Toms River. Jimmy & the Parrots Band, crafts, food trucks, vendors and more.
Cape 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.
Wildwood 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.
Sea Isle City
Captain 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.
Boyd 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
Jersey 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!
Your 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 5
Clamfest 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
Pamper Scamper. Annual baby crawling race 8:30am registration, 9:00am start at the 6th St. Beach. For babies up to 15 months
Festival 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
Wildwood 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 12
Wildwood 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
Stone 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.
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. At the 6th St. Beach. Followed by the Hermit Crab Races
Beach 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.
Atlantic 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.
Wildwoods 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
Long 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.
Tri 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
Wildwood 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 3
22th 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
Roar 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.
Sea 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 15
Boots 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!
Point Pleasant Beach
Festival 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
Ocean 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
Harvest 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 16
Sea Isle City
Fall 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.
Boardwalk 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 16
Belmar 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.
Morey'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.
Harbor 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 22
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. 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.
Corvette 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 23
Margate Fall Funfest. Celebrate the start of fall with two full days of amusements, entertainment, crafts and food along Amherst Avenue.
Sep 20-Sep 23
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 21-Sep 23
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
Sep 22-Sep 23
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
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 29-Sep 30
Sea.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.
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. Also a 5K.
Sep 29-Sep 30
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!
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.
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
Pier 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.
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
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.
Harvest Festival. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in our shops, and creepy & crawly, but cute animals! 11am-4pm.
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