Wines From Around the World Festival. Sample over 150 of the world’s most popular wines at Tropicana from noon – 6pm in the Grand Exhibition Center. The festival features wineries from the United States, New Zealand, Italy, France, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, South Africa and more. Featured wineries include, but are not limited to, Artesa, Ruffino, Kim Crawford, Simi, Francis Coppola, Ferrari-Carano, Masi, Vistalba, Paul Goerg,
Highlands Annual Chili Cook Off. Scuba & The Beast, 3-7pm. There will be two Chili Cook Off contests. The “Professional” Cook Off (commercial) and the “Amateur” Cook Off (residents). Once the chili lovers have tasted all contestants’ chili, they will vote for their favorite and drop their ballot in the ballot box.
Atlantic City Saint Patrick's Day Parade. 12pm. This year's parade promises to be a festival of color, music and fun featuring marching bands from area high schools, string bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers and floats.
Atlantic City 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.
Mar 28-Mar 31
Garden State Film Festival. Since 2003, thousands of films have made their public premiers, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world have attended; and the total infusion of cash to local businesses since inception exceeds $5 million. It was held in Asbury Park, in and around the Convention Hall complex. From 2014 to 2017, it was held in Atlantic City. In 2018, it returned to Asbury Park.
Asbury Park Annual Easter Pageant. The annual event is a popular best of contest with prizes given for everything from most creative bonnets to best dressed men, women, boys, girls, and families. 1pm at Convention Hall.
Apr 27-Apr 28
New Jersey Renaissance Faire. Travel back to the days of yore and merry olde England as the historic village of Smithville is transformed into the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance. Fun for the whole family including comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more.
6th Jersey Shore Biz Fest. Jersey Shore's largest business and consumer expo. FREE to attend! 5-8pm at the Jumping Brook Country Club. Join almost 100 exhibitors and network with 500 guests to promote our local economy.
Children's Festival. Popcorn, face-painting, balloon animals, and games are just some of the events to look forward to! Admission to the Children’s Festival in Historic Smithville is free.
May 17-May 19
Belmar Seafood Festival. One of the largest seafood festivals in the nation. Great seafood, crafters, and live entertainment. Silver Lake Park.
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