Upcoming Events & Festivals 
in Ocean County!   

Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club

5/17, 5/18 - Tom Daddario

5/19 - Robert Kelly

5/20 - Nick DiPaolo

5/24 - 5/27 - Don Jamieson
 





Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club, Point Pleasant Beach  

Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce

5/18 - 5/21 - Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix Boat Parade & Races 

Offshore Powerboat Racing has been part of Point Pleasant Beach's history since 1969 with the Benihana Offshore Grand Prix. The race is back, come experience the excitement of Offshore Powerboat Racing. The boats will be on display Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the Point Pleasant Beach Rotary Festival. The race is on Sunday starting at noon. Watch the race from the beaches of Point Pleasant Beach. The entire event is FREE.
www.njoffshore.org
 

5/18 - 5/20 - Downtown Point Pleasant Beach Sidewalk Sales

Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce
732-899-2424, www.pointpleasantbeachchamber.com


Exit 82 Theatre Co.

5/18 - 5/20 - Exit 82 Theatre's 
"Spring Awakening" 




Strand Theater, Lakewood
732-367-7789,
https://www.exit82theatre.com


Seaside Heights Boardwalk

5/19 - 5/21 - Jersey Shore Music Festival

Over 300 live performances from artists from all over the country and the world. The Jersey Shore Festival is also a great place for musicians to network with some of the top music industry professionals that will be on hand for mentoring and workshops. Other attractions include a Vendor village, Pros vs. Heroes flag football game, BMX and MX stunt shows, and much more. The Jersey Shore Festival kicks off summer with something for everyone!
www.jerseyshorefestival.com  

5/20 - Jersey Shore Festival
All Ford Motor Company Car Show


Seaside Heights Boardwalk 
732-830-3700
, www.exit82.com

Grunin Center for the Arts

5/19 - Ocean County Jazz Band

5/20 - The Great Rock and
Roll Time Machine
 

Grunin Center for the Arts @
Ocean County College,Toms River
732-255-0500, http://grunincenter.org 

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

5/20 - Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Season Opening







Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Jackson
732-928-2000,
www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj  

Island Beach State Park

5/20 - Ocean Fun Day

Come to Ocean Fun Days and celebrate waves of ocean discovery! Enjoy exhibits, classes, nature tours, and children's activities all about our coastal environment. You'll have a great time learning the science of our shorelines and how to care for them for years to come!
  
5/21 - Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament 






Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park

732-872-1300, www.njresources.com 
 

Laurita Winery

5/20, 5/21 - FIRST Food Truck of 2017 
Kicks Off

5/26 - Country Line Dancing Night  
 
Over 25 food trucks converge on Laurita and meet up with great bands, great food, lots of kids activities and much, much more! 
Fireworks on Saturday evening


Laurita Winery, Plumsted 
609-758-8000, www.lauritawinery.com 

Downtown Toms River

5/20 - 28th Annual New Jersey State Chili & Salsa Cook-Off

NJ's original and hottest cook-off! International Chili Society - sanctioned State competition. Come out and taste the best chili on the street.  Vote for your favorite People's Choice Chili & Salsa.  Live entertainment, food & merchandise vendors, beer & wine garden! Free admission & free parking.  Tasting kit (to taste the people's choice chili & salsa) $7.00   

Downtown Toms River

732-341-8738, www.downtowntomsriver.com 

Ocean County Parks &
Recreation

5/20 - Kids to Parks Day Events













Ocean County Parks & Recreation
732-506-9090, www.oceancountyparks.org



New Egypt Speedway


5/20 - May Modified Madness Round of 6:
358 Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, Street
Stocks & Rookie Sportman


5/23 - World of Outlaw Craftsman
Sprint Cars
 

5/27 - May Modified Madness Finale: 358 Modifieds (40 Laps, Double Points), Sportsman, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Rookie Sportman 

New Egypt Speedway 
609-758-1900, www.newegyptspeedway.net
 
The Lizzie Rose Music Room

5/20 - Skyla Burrell Band

5/27 - Lyricist and songwriter,
Bill Carter Live Performance




The Lizzie Rose Music Room,
Tuckerton

 

Garden State Philharmonic

5/21 - "Battling Beethoven" with 
Garden State Philharmonic




Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, Toms River
732-255-0500, http://www.GardenStatePhilharmonic.org


Ocean County
Historical Society

5/24 - Happy 250th Birthday, Toms River!

Toms River Township Clerk and
Official Historian, J. Mark Mutter, will trace Toms River's diverse history from the
Lenni Lenapes through the Age of Exploration to the Township of Dover incorporation to the current Toms River name change in 2006.  Enjoy his enthusiasm for researching, collecting artifacts and education about all aspects of Toms River!


Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River
732-341-1880, http://www.oceancountyhistory.org
 

Downtown Toms River

5/24 - Downtown Toms River
Farmers' Market Begins
Every Wednesday
@ New Location



The Downtown Toms River Farmers' Market has a new location! Still located in Downtown Toms River. We have moved to the Ocean County Parking Garage Lawn along Hadley Ave.  The market runs every Weds. from May 24th- Nov. 15th from 11am-5pm (May-Oct.) Nov. (11am-4pm) and a special Thanksgiving market on Monday, Nov. 20 11am-4pm.   Come out and enjoy Jersey fresh and support your local NJ vendors.  Food truck and smoothie truck on premises for lunch or a quick bite.

Ocean County Parking Garage Lawn/Hadley Ave.


Cuisine on the Green
 
5/25 - Live Music w/ Todd Meredith

5/26 - Live Music w/ Neil Miranda

5/27 - Live Music w/ Fred Conley

Cuisine on the Green @ Atlantis 
Little Egg Harbor, 609-296-2137
Lakewood BlueClaws

5/25 - 5/28 - Lakewood BlueClaws
(Philadelphia Phillies) vs.
Delmarva Shorebirds
(Baltimore Orioles)



5/27 - Live Lakewood BlueClaws Pre-Game Concert Series:
Ted Hammock & The Pickles



FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood 
732-901-7000, www.blueclaws.com

Jenkinson's Boardwalk  

5/26 - 95.5 PLJ Summer Kick Off 2017
Live performances by Andy Grammer,
Wrabel, & The Band Perry




Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach
732-892-0600, www.jenkinsons.com  

Seaside Heights Boardwalk

5/ 26 - WCBSFM 101.1 Shannon in the Morning's 2017 'Summer Blast Off 
Featuring Live Performances from John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band w/special guest The Romantics! 



Seaside Heights Boardwalk 
732-830-3700, www.exit82.com 

The Music Man Singing 
Ice Cream Shoppe

5/26 - The Music Man Ice Cream Shoppe Season Opening
Ribbon Cutting


An old-fashioned ice cream shoppe with a vaudeville style nightly broadway cabaret, a unique family entertainment experience where performers maneuver around the entire shop, singing directly to individual guests, and incorporating them into the show. Run continuously throughout the night about every 45-50 minutes. 

The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe,
Lavallette
732-854-2779,
www.themusicman.com

Break Water Beach Water Park
 
5/27 - Break Water Beach Waterpark 
Opens for the Season





Break Water Beach Waterpark, Seaside Heights 
732-793-6488, www.casinopiernj.com 

Township of Ocean

5/27 - 20th Annual Waretown
Founders Day












Fredric A Priff Elementary School, Waretown

609-693-5407, http://www.twpoceannj.gov
    

Jersey Shore Pirates
 
5/27 - 5/29 - Memorial Day Weekend
Pirate Trip Sales







Jersey Shore Pirates, Brick
732-899-6100, http://jerseyshorepirates.com

Viking Village 

5/28 - Viking Village Art & Craft Shows 





Viking Village Shows, Barnegat Light
609-361-8039, http://www.vikingvillageshows.com

Jersey Coast Shark Anglers

Now until 6/30/2017 
2017 Spring Striper Marathon



Jersey Coast Shark Anglers, Brick
732-840-1999, http://www.jcsa.org 

            Upcoming Events by Date        
 
Now until 6/30/2017
Spring Striper Marathon
Jersey Coast Shark Anglers, Brick
732-840-1999, http://www.jcsa.org

5/16 - 5/18, 5/20, 5/31
Mrs. Gould Welcomes Coco Chanel Performance & Tea Luncheon
Georgian Court University, Lakewood
732-987-2263, www.georgian.edu


5/16
Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs.
Columbia Fireflies (New York Mets) 
FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
732-901-7000, www.blueclaws.com

5/17, 5/18
Comedy w/ Tom Daddario 
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club, Point Pleasant Beach
732-899-3900, www.unclevinniescomedyclub.com  

5/18 - 5/20
Exit 82 Theatre's "Spring Awakening" 
Strand Center for the Arts, Lakewood
732-367-7789, https://www.exit82theatre.com        

5/18 - 5/20
Downtown Point Pleasant Beach Sidewalk Sales 
732-899-2424, http://www.pointchamber.com 

5/18 - 5/21
Point Pleasant Beach
Grand Prix Festival,
Boat Parade & Races
Various Venues, Point Pleasant Beach
732-899-242, www.pointpleasantbeachchamber.com 

5/19
Ocean County Jazz Band 
Grunin Center For the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River
732-286-2776, http://ww.go.ocean.edu/jazz 

5/19
Comedy w/ Robert Kelly 
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club, Point Pleasant Beach
732-899-3900, www.unclevinniescomedyclub.com

5/19
Live Music w/ Jimmy Brogan 
Cuisine on the Green @ Atlantis, Little Egg Harbor
609-296-2137, www.cuisineonthegreen.com 

5/19
OCAG Concert Series: Jim Crawford

Ocean County Artists' Guild, Island Heights
732-270-3111, http://www.ocartistsguild.org  

5/19 - 5/21
Jersey Shore Music Festival 
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
732-830-3700, www.exit82.com  

5/20, 5/21
FIRST Food Truck of 2017 Kicks Off at Laurita Winery 
Plumsted
609-758-8000, http://www.LauritaWinery.com

5/20
28th Annual New Jersey State Chili & Salsa Cook-Off 
Downtown Toms River
732-341-8738, www.downtowntomsriver.com

5/20
Ocean Fun Day 
Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park
732-872-1300, www.njresources.com  

5/20
New Egypt Day 2017 
Main Street New Egypt
609-758-2241, www.plumsted.org

5/20
5th Annual Yard, Garden & Native Plant Fair 
Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood
732-281-2750, www.oceancountyparks.org  

5/20
Back to the 80's with Hair Metal Time Machine 
Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River
732-255-0500, http://grunincenter.org

5/20
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Season Opening

Jackson
732-928-2000, www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj  

5/20
The Great Rock and Roll Time Machine 
Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River
732-255-0500, http://grunincenter.org/

5/20
Skyla Burrell Band 
The Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton
609-389-0118, https://www.lizzierosemusic.com

5/20
Comedy w/ Nick DiPaolo 
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club, Point Pleasant Beach
732-899-3900, www.unclevinniescomedyclub.com 

5/20
Felting Workshop - Eco Printed Wet Felted Scarf

The LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies
609-494-1241, http://www.lbifoundation.org/

5/20
Intro to Mosaics with Cheryl Syminink 
The LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies
609-494-1241, http://www.lbifoundation.org/

5/20
Jersey Shore Festival All Ford Motor Company Car Show 
Hershey Motel, Seaside Heights
732-600-5103, http://www.vintageautomuseum.org/

5/20
Kids to Parks Day Events
 
Ocean County Parks
732-506-9090, www.oceancountyparks.org

5/20
Mason Jar Carrier Basket Class 
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum, Tuckerton
609-296-8868, http://www.tuckertonseaport.org

5/20
May Modified Madness Round of 6: 358 Modifieds,

Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks & Rookie Sportman 
New Egypt Speedway
609-758-1900, www.newegyptspeedway.net

5/20
Rowan Faculty Exhibition: Gallery Talk 
The LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies
609-494-1241, http://www.lbifoundation.org/ 

5/20
Tuckerton Historical Society - WWII Jeep 
Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, Tuckerton
609-294-1547, http://www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org/

5/20
Laser Zeppelin 
Robert J. Novins Planetarium @ Ocean County College, Toms River
732-255-0500, www.ocean.edu 

5/21
"Battling Beethoven" with Garden State Philharmonic

Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River
732-255-0460, http://www.GardenStatePhilharmonic.org 

5/21
Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament 
Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park
732-793-0506, www.njfishandwildlife.com  
 
5/21
Psychic Medium Barbara Lee 
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club, Point Pleasant Beach
732-899-3900, www.unclevinniescomedyclub.com  

5/22 - 5/24
Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs.
Greensboro Grasshoppers (Miami Marlins) 
FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
732-901-7000, www.blueclaws.com

5/23
World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars 
New Egypt Speedway
609-758-1900, www.newegyptspeedway.net

5/24
Downtown Toms River Farmers' Market Begins 
*New Location*
Ocean County Parking Garage Lawn/Hadley Ave.
732-341-8738 http://www.downtowntomsriver.com

5/24
Art Demonstration: Ray Moran

Ocean County Artists' Guild, Island Heights
732-270-3111, http://www.ocartistsguild.org

5/24
Happy 250th Birthday, Toms River!

Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River
732-341-1880, http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

5/24 - 5/27
Comedy w/ Don Jamieson 
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club , Point Pleasant Beach
732-899-3900, www.unclevinniescomedyclub.com

5/25
Live Music w/ Todd Meredith 
Cuisine on the Green @ Atlantis, Little Egg Harbor
609-296-2137,
www.cuisineonthegreen.com   

5/25 - 5/28 
Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs.
Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles) 
FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
732-901-7000, www.blueclaws.com

5/26
95.5 PLJ Summer Kick Off 2017
Live performances by Andy Grammer, Wrabel, & The Band Perry 
Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach
732-892-0600, www.jenkinsons.com

5/ 26
WCBSFM 101.1 Shannon in the Morning's
2017 'Summer Blast Off
Featuring Live Performances from John Cafferty &
the Beaver Brown Band w/special guest The Romantics!
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
732-830-3700, www.exit82.com 
 
5/26
The Music Man Ice Cream Shoppe Season Opening Ribbon Cutting 
Lavallette
732-854-2779, www.themusicman.com

5/26
Live Music w/ Neil Miranda 
Cuisine on the Green @ Atlantis, Little Egg Harbor
609-296-2137, www.cuisineonthegreen.com

5/26
Country Line Dancing Night 
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
609-758-8000, www.lauritawinery.com

5/27
Live Lakewood BlueClaws Pre-Game Concert Series:
Ted Hammock & The Pickles 
FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
732-901-7000, www.blueclaws.com

5/27
Live Music w/ Fred Conley

Cuisine on the Green @ Atlantis, Little Egg Harbor
609-296-2137, www.cuisineonthegreen.com

5/27
Lyricist and songwriter, Bill Carter Live Performance 
The Lizzie Music Room, Tuckerton 
609-389-0118, https://www.lizzierosemusic.com

5/27
20th Annual Waretown Founders Day 
Fredric A Priff Elementary School, Waretown
609-693-5407, http://www.twpoceannj.gov  

5/27
6th Annual Stokes and Environmental Programs Car Show

Veteran's Park, Bayville
609-693-5809, http://www.vintageautomuseum.org

5/27
Break Water Beach Waterpark Opens for the Season 
Seaside Heights
732-793-6488, www.casinopiernj.com

5/27
May Modified Madness Finale:
358 Modifieds (40 Laps, Double Points), Sportsman,
Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Rookie Sportman 
New Egypt Speedway
609-758-1900, www.newegyptspeedway.net

5/27
New Works in Silver

SwellColors Glass Studio & Gallery, Barnegat Light
609-494-7600, http://www.swellcolors.com

5/27
Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (7pm) &
Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall (8:30pm) 
Robert J. Novins Planetarium @ Ocean County College, Toms River
732-255-0342, www.ocean.edu

5/27, 5/28
Garvey Building Weekend 
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum, Tuckerton
609-296-8868, http://www.tuckertonseaport.org

5/27 - 5/29
Memorial Day Weekend Pirate Trip Sales

Jersey Shore Pirates, Brick
732-899-6100, http://jerseyshorepirates.com

5/28
Viking Village Art & Craft Shows

Viking Village Shows, Barnegat Light
609-361-8039, http://www.vikingvillageshows.com 
 
  Art Classes & Exhibits    
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DAILY ART CLASSES
   
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies 
609-494-1241, www.lbifoundation.org 
 
Ocean County Artists Guild, Island Heights 
732-270-3111, www.ocartistsguild.org

Pine Shores Art Association, Manahawkin
609-597-355 3, www.pineshoresartassociation.org

Pop-Up Projects @ Just Bead It
Beach Haven 609-492-2323
Surf City 609-494-8177

EXHIBITS 

Daily
Tuckerton Seaport's Hunting Shanty & Baymen's Museum Exhibits
Tuckerton 609-296-8868, www.tuckertonseaport.org 

Daily
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies
609-494-1241, www.lbifoundation.org 

Sat. & Sun.
"Grabach & Gasser: Masters of The Newark School "
John F. Peto Studio Museum, Island Heights
732-929-4949, http://petomuseum.org 

Mon. - Fri.
Senior Exhibit of Anne Zayatz 
M. Christina Geis Art Gallery @ Georgian Court University, Lakewood
732-987-2700,
www.georgian.edu

Mon. - Sat.
Frank Parisi, Photographer, &
Karen Pomeroy, Watercolorist
"Water Babies" Exhibit
Grunin Center Art Gallery @ County College, Toms River
732-255-0500, www.grunincenter.org

Tues. - Thurs. & 1st Sat.
Historical Exhibit
Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River

Tues. - Sun.

Pat Morgan: Watermarks, Richard Kushinsky:
The Art of Encaustic Painting, & Members' Show Exhibit
Ocean County Artists' Guild, Island Heights
732-270-3111, www.ocartistsguild.org

Wed. - Sun. 
My Other Car Exhibit
Vintage Automobile Museum, Point Pleasant
Fri., Sat. & Sun.
Shipwrecks of the Jersey Shore, The History of Lifesaving,
&  The Morro Castle Incident Exhibits
New Jersey Museum of Boating,
Point Pleasant
732-606-7605 www.njmb.org


Museums & Historic Exhibits     
  Civil War Courthouse
 
Daily
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum
 
Tuckerton
609-296-8868, www.tuckertonseaport.org

Fri., Sat. & Sun.
NJ Maritime Museum
 
Beach Haven
609-492-0202, www.njmaritimemuseum.org

Fri., Sat. & Sun.
New Jersey Museum of Boating 
Point Pleasant
732-606-7605, www.njmb.org 

Sat. & Sun.
Barnegat Light Museum
 
Barnegat Light
609-494-8578, www.bl-hs.org

Sat. & Sun.
Long Beach Island Historical Museum
 
Beach Haven
609-492-3988, www.lbimuseum.com     

Sat.
The Cottage Museum
 
Island Heights
732-929-1486,

Sat. & Sun.
Havens Homestead Museum
 
Brick

Sun. & Wed.
Lakehurst Historical Society Museum
 
Lakehurst
732-657-8864, www.nlhs.com


Sun. & Wed.
New Egypt Historical Society Museum
New Egypt
609-758-8111, www.newegypthistoricalsociety.com

Tues. - Fri.
The Heart of the Village: The Local General Store
Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River
732-341-1880,
www.oceancountyhistory.org

Tues., Wed. & 1st Sat.
Ocean County Historical Society
Museum
Research Center
Open
Toms River
732-341-1880, www.oceancountyhistory.org

Tues., Thurs. & 1st Sat.
Victorian Museum Tours

Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River
732-341-1880, www.oceancountyhistory.org

Tues., Thurs. & Sat.
Toms River Seaport Society &
Maritime Museum
 
Toms River
732-349-9209, www.tomsriverseaport.org

Wed. & 2nd & 4th Sat.
Joint Base Lakehurst Tour 
Call Ahead Reservations Required
Lakehurst
732-818-7520, www.nlhs.com

Wed. - Sun.
My Other Car Exhibit
Vintage Automobile Museum, Point Pleasant
732-899-0012,
 
                               
Ocean County Dept of Tourism
732 929 2000  OceanCountyTourism@co.ocean.nj.us

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