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FirstEnergy Park

Game 3 of SAL Northern Division Championship Series Playoffs 
Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs. Lexington Legends
(Kansas City Royals)

Get out and cheer on the Lakewood BlueClaws at Game 3 of the Playoffs at their home field, FirstEnergy Park. Enjoy "Thirsty Friday" with $1 Coors & Coors Light plus 75-Cent Wings in the Biergarten and post-game Fireworks and Kids Run the Bases. 

Surflight Theatre

9/12 - 9/16
The 39 Steps

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

9/19 - 9/23
Souvenir - A Fantasia
on the life 
of  Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy society  eccentric suffered under the delusion that  she was a great coloratura soprano when
she was in fact incapable of producing two  consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless,  her annual recitals in the ballroom of  The Ritz- Carlton hotel, where she resided,  brought her extraordinary fame. As news  of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity.

Ocean County Parks & Recreation

Now thru September 12
Ocean County Parks & Recreation  Boat Tours 

Ocean County Parks and Recreation offers over 50
boat tours. There's the
Barnegat Bay at Twilight, Early Bird Ornithology, Nature Tours, Metedeconk
Cruise, Bay Lunch and Bay Dinner Cruises. 

Downtown Toms River

Cruisin' Downtown 2018

6pm - 9pm
Washington Street will be lined with  classic cars and motorcycles. DJ and  live entertainment provided by Union Groove.  Downtown Restaurants will be open plus
Debbio's Food Truck will be on the street. 

Strand Center for the Arts

Gaelynn Lea Plays the GALLERY

Gaelynn Lea performs from her electric wheelchair.  Lea holds her instrument like a tiny cello and loops her classically trained rhythms and melodies "to create   a symphonic cacophony that is both glorious in its reach  and profoundly introspective". Her original songs explore  the contrasting nature of existence - dark and light, birth  and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy.  

CSN Songs - Celebrating the
Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young

The only national CSN&Y tribute show of its kind.  Celebrating the Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

Swan Lake
The Atlantic City Ballet 

Of all the great classics, Swan Lake remains  the quintessential ballet of all time. A story  of romance, sorcery and betrayal, and centered  on one of life's most recognizable themes the  struggle between good and evil. 

Stafford Township Arts Center

Doo Wop Hit Parade with
Larry Chance and The Earls and
The Mello-Kings

Stand up and get ready to dance the night
away at the Doo Wop Hit Parade! Larry Chance  and the Earls will be performing all the hits  that you remember and then some!  "Never"  "Remember Then" "Life is But a Dream" "I  Believe" "Eyes"...  Along with The Mello-Kings  and RB Express. This will be a night to remember!

9/21 - 9/23
The Marvelous Wonderettes

Featuring over 30 classic '50s and '60s hits,  The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you  smiling in this must-take musical trip down  memory lane! This smash off-Broadway hit  takes you to then 1958 Springfield High School  prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou,  Missy, and Suzy.

Cicconi Farms

Nightmare at Gravity Hill Haunted Trail Begins Weekends

As you enter the gates of the adjacent haunted  fields of Gravity Hill, the nightmare begins...  45 minutes of spine chilling walkable haunted
trails and creepy themes and adventures...  This not a hayride where you can hide from
the creatures of the night!

Pine Park

9/15, 9/16
Lions Renaissance Festival

10am - 6pm
The Renaissance Fair will take you back to the  16th century, Enter the world of Knights in their  shiny armor jousting on their "War Horses". Have
your child Knighted and learn the art of combat.  Witness to the crowning of the Fair's King and  Queen chosen from children under age 10 and  dressed in period garb. 

Downtown Point Pleasant Beach

Festival of the Sea &
Street Fair

10am - 7pm
The Festival of the Sea has been one of   Point Pleasant Beach's premier event for  more than 40 years. Featuring the Laurita Wine Garden.  Look for the Laurita Wine Bottle Archway!  Local restaurants and   vendors provide the large crowds with   delicacies such as crab cakes, shrimp skewers,  paella, soups and bisques, lobster, and other   seafood items. Hundreds of craft vendors   featuring hard to find and unique items. Music   local musicians and other acts.

Six Flags Great Adventure

Fright Fest Begins
(Every Weekend &
Select Dates thru 
October 28)

Enjoy thrills for the whole family during  the day and a frightening evening of fun  after the sun goes down. Beware there is no place to hide!   This  year they're introducing five new, never-before-offered  experiences. 

The River Lady Docks

Sup the River 

7:30am - Noon
SUP the River is making a big splash to   protect our Bay and support our community!   Join the family-friendly event highlighting one of   our amazing resource - the river. Spectators are   welcome to view the race from TRCC's beach at no cost.

Seaside Heights

Seaside Heights Semper Five
Marine Corps 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Race day registration & check-in:  6:30-8am at the beachcomber 
One Mile Fun Run/Walk: 9am  5K Run/Walk: 9:30am  Free post-race brunch! Awards 5K
top three male & female finishers overall  also top three in age groups 1 mile. Top three  male & female finishers overall Also top three in age groups.

Manahawkin Lake

The Makers Festival

10am - 6pm
Festival that highlights the underground  current of Makers who are changing the  landscape of production & consumerism
in America, and more specifically, Ocean County
where we live, work & play. It will be a day to  celebrate the collective artistic endeavors of
homegrown talent locally &
beyond, and will  feature over ten dozen Makers whose crafts  include everything
from handmade & vintage  fashion, sculpting & woodworking, photography  & fine art, craft beer, food and music. 

New Egypt Speedway

Championship Night: Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks, & 4 Cylinders 

Mud in the Pines Mud Hop,
Classic Car Show & Demolition Derby 

2nd Annual Legends of the Fall 75 & GSVSCC 

Argos Farm Market

Fall Farm Fun
Begins Weekends 

Bring the whole family for a full day of fun  as you challenge our winding, pumpkin patch,  farm market, wagon races, 4-acre Corn Maze  and explore a variety of activities, festive foods,  pony rides, pig races, and the scenic Forked River farm area.

Community Park

Point Pleasant Elks
Fest  in the Park

11am - 6pm
Games, music, beer & food! 

Johnson Brothers Boat Works

35th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show

8am - 5pm
Judged show with 50+ boats expected. All types  welcome in-water or on-trailer. Marine vendors,  artists, and flea market. Antique/classic American  and British cars. Radio control boats. Food available.  Free admission/parking. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter  (Former Barnegat Bay & Philadelphia Chapters) of the Antique  and Classic Boat Society.

Ocean County Tip Seaman Park

Ye Old Clamtown Antique & Flea Market

8am - 4pm
Over 70 dealers of antiques and collectibles.   Antique appraisals and food.
Rain date: 9/9 & 9/15. 

Laurita Winery

Blessing of the Grapes

Come join in giving thanks for the harvest  of the grapes and enjoying the fruits of its  bounty. Laurita invites all to enjoy live  music, award winning wines and wonderful  food from our Marketplace.  Father John Morley  of Seton Hall University will be officiating at the Blessing of the Grapes.

9/22, 9/23
A Touch of Italy/
Back to School
Food Truck Fest

Sat.: 11am - 8pm
Sun.: 11am - 9pm
Food and wine lovers will converge at  Laurita Winery in New Egypt for  Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks  and Fire Works weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine and enjoying a seat to watch the Fire Works! Live music and good friends will make this day special! 

T he Jay & Linda Grunin Arts Center
@ Ocean County College

Garden State Philharmonic
presents  Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

The colorfully exotic world of One Thousand  and One Nights comes to life in the music of
Rimsky-Korsakov, one of the greatest orchestrators
in music history.

Jazz Vocalist &
Song Writer,
Gabrielle Stravelli

Award-winning jazz vocalist and songwriter   Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim  and a loyal following through her rich sound,  original compositions, and unique take on an   array of material from the Great American  Songbook as well as by contemporary artists.

Assisted Living:
The Musical

2pm & 7:30pm
Two actors play eighteen different characters  who sing and dance, revel and kvetch, celebrate  and bloviate their way through later life. Don't  miss the show where the Associated Press says,  "Audiences are laughing so hard, they cry!"

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach

Paws in the Park
at Barkwater Beach

3pm - 5pm
Bring your four-legged friend out for  a fun-filled day of splashing & playing!

Viking Village 

Viking Village Antique & Collectible Show

9am - 5pm
Over 60 dealers provide a wide variety of  merchandise: Country and Shabby Chic  Furniture, Architectural and Industrial Findings,  Nautical Items, Textiles and Vintage Clothing,
Kitchenware, Stoneware, Jewelry, and Collectibles  and Memorabilia. Admission is FREE and there is
lots of parking. We'll be here Rain or Shine!

Seaside Heights Boardwalk

9/20 - 9/23
Seaside Motorcycle Rally 

8am - 10pm
Come and enjoy motorcycle vendors   and dealers plus live music! Hosted by  Hershey Motel and Captain Hooks Bar.

9/22, 9/23
Que by the Sea
BBQ Festival & Competition

Sat.: 11am- 9pm
Sun.: 11am - 6pm
Festival featuring a BBQ lover's weekend packed  with mouth- watering specialties along with all day  musical entertainment, artists and crafters, kids zone,  and our 10th annual Seaside Heights BBQ Competition. 

FirstEnergy Park - Home of the Lakewood BlueClaws

9/21 - 9/23
Jersey Shore
Boat Sale & Expo

Fri.: 11am-6pm
Sat.: 10am-6pm
Sun.: 10am-5pm
Head over to the Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo.  This show has something for everyone, with  hundreds of new boats on sale from the top  dealers in the state, plus an expanded pre-owned boat section, boaters marketplace full of accessories and services, activities for the little boaters and much more.  You'll find the best options and pricing at the most affordable and convenient boat show around. 

The LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

5th Annual Pollinator Potluck & Honey Harvest

6pm - 8pm
Do you know how honey is "made"? Join a fun  night out of food, beverages, and live music.  Admission is FREE! Just bring a honey or  pollinator-inspired dish to share with others.  See a hands-on extraction of honey from the  LBIF's adopted hives with LBIF Beekeeper,  Paul of  Mothflower Apiary  to learn how honey  is created and harvested from the combs. Angela  Contillo Andersen of Long Beach Twp. will also be  giving out goldenrod and milkweed plants to plant  at home! Local craft beer will be available for  purchase from LBIF. Honey bees are absolutely vital  to the production of our food supply and come to learn why.

Scary Rotten Farms

Scary Rotten Farms Haunted Experience
Begins Weekends

There's Sinister Sneed's Chaotic Carnival of Chaos and Blacken: The Plague: Both haunts are filled with thrills and chills. Are you brave enough  to complete them both  this  Halloween Season?

Chandler Ball Field

Soups of the Shore &
Craft Festival 

11am - 3pm
Enjoy craft and local vendor mart.  Choose your favorite soup and vote for  soup of the shore.

Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park

Barrier Island Classic Surf Contest

7:30am - Noon
Adult Surf Contest with three divisions.
There will be over cash prizes and it's a
low key contest held in the best backdrop of the state. 

Harvey Cedars, Hudson Ave.

Clam Jam Surf Festival

7am - 6pm
With cooler temperatures and changing leaves  just ahead, fall is around the corner, and with  it comes the highly-anticipated Jetty Clam Jam  window! This year, we will surf & celebrate our  local LBI region culture at 68th street beach in  the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township. A Family-Oriented Jam - Bring your kids and dogs, dress for the Fall, root on your friends, and celebrate getting through another busy Summer!

The Ocean County Library
Toms River Branch 


10am - 4pm
The Ocean County Library is celebrating  everything Outlander and Scottish. Inspired
by the bestselling book series Diana Gabaldon  (also a hit show on STARZ), this full day festival  will feature music concerts, crafts, magic,  demonstrations, historical talks, and more.

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Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders:

Director,  Gerry P. Little
Deputy Director, John C. Bartlett, Jr
Virginia E. Haines
John P. Kelly
Joseph H. Vicari, Liaison to Tourism