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Island Beach State Park

Barrier Island Classic
Junior Surf Competition

The Barrier Island Classic JR. Tournament  will return to IBSP. Watch amazing surf  talents from the younger surfers.  Date is subject to change based on waves  and weather.

Island Beach State Park
Beach Plum Festival

9am - 2pm
This annual event features over  100 Arts & Craft Vendors, Children's  Games, Non Profits and of course Beach  Plum Jelly! Don't miss this fun family  festival at Island Beach State Park!

FirstEnergy Park

8/26 - 8/29
Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs. Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles)
Baseball Game

The BlueClaws opened a brand-new Mini Golf Course, Home Run Pavilion (boardwalk game area), and Biergarten in 2018 and in 2019 will open brand new, revamped picnic areas.

Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Wind Wolves: 
The Traveling Kite Show
@ Carteret Avenue Beach

4pm - 8pm
Wind Wolves is a traveling  group of kite enthusiasts who  enjoy spreading their love of kiting.  This year, they will be putting on a  full show with colorful banners and  amazing kite performances in Seaside Heights. They have their own kite sales tent and giant interactive bubble displays that are sure to draw a crowd.

Seaside Heights 
Overnight Beach Camping

Under the stars beach camping...  one of the most popular events!  Campers are invited to bring their  own tent and camp overnight in  designated sections of the beach.  This event is designed for families,  couples and mature adults to camp  overnight on the beach and wake up  to a Jersey Shore sunrise. The vibe is  peaceful, quiet, and friendly.

Dog Royalty Days

9am - 5pm
If you're heading to the beach  and boardwalk, you can bring  your best friend with you. Dogs  will be allowed on the boardwalk  and beach, as well as in some  participating businesses. The town  is celebrating "Dog Royalty Days,"  which will include pet friendly vendors
will be selling dog toys and goodies on the Boardwalk Promenade.  Leashed dogs will be allowed on the boardwalk.

9/7, 9/8
Wine on the Beach Festival

Noon - 5pm
Enjoy your favorite NJ wines on the sugar white sandy beaches of Seaside Heights with the sun & the sand, and a wine glass in your hand. Sampling admission includes souvenir wine glass and opportunity to sample more than 200 NJ wines. Event features New Jersey Wineries, Exciting Live Musical Performances on Both Days, Skilled Artisans & Crafters, Great Local Restaurants and Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy.

Prince Tribute Concert

3pm - 5pm
We are super excited to announce
that Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones  will celebrate the music of Prince on  Day 1 of the Wine On The Beach festival.  Dance, sing, sip wine...enjoy the music  of one of the greatest songwriters and  guitar players to ever grace American
concert stages and recording studios!

Billboard Live 70's
Tribute Concert

3pm - 5pm
Day 2 of Wine On The Beach. This band...hits of The Rockin' 70s Dance, sing, sip wine and enjoy the music of the 70s!

(Now thru Aug. 28)

Come enjoy our 4th of July fireworks  spectacular!
Great views from anywhere  on the boardwalk!

2019 Big Joe Henry
Variety Show
(Now thru Aug. 28)

7 pm
Musical Guest: Remember Jones  Comedian: Gary Delena  Additional Guest: Ava Rose Dresden  (2018 Big Joe Jersey Talent Show winner) H ouse Band: Pat Guadagno & The  Big Band with Special Guest Bobby  Bandiera Stump the Big Band.

Surflight Theatre

8/27 - 8/31
9/1, 9/3 - 9/8
Ain't Misbehavin'

The Harlem Renaissance of the  1920s and 1930s comes to life  in the three-time Tony award-winning  musical revue, Ain't Misbehavin'. You'll  be jumpin' and jivin' with memorable  songs such as Honeysuckle Rose",  "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Black and Blue",  "This Joint is Jumpin'" and "I've Got  a Feeling I'm Falling." One of the most  popular, well-crafted revues of all time.  It is sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry,  has moments of devastating beauty that are simply difficult to forget.

8/28 - 8/31
Children's Theatre

Surflight's award winning Children's Theatre productions bring their favorite stories to life, 
live on stage.

The Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum

8/29, 9/7, 9/14
Breakfast on the Bay

9am - 11am
Climb aboard the Tuckerton Seaport's  Floating Classroom for Breakfast on  the Bay! Start the day off right and  "taste what you have been missing" at  the Dockside CafĂ©. Grab the Shipmate's  Breakfast, made with fresh ingredients  and "plenty of local love." Enjoy this  relaxing start to the day while a Seaport guide delivers an immersive tour of the art, history, and environment on Tuckerton Creek and lower Barnegat Bay.

Various Days
Sunset Sails

7pm - 9pm
Enjoy a summer sunset as Seaport staff members guide guests through a 2-hour long exploration of how the area's natural environment, local history, and folklife shaped "Clamtown" and its inhabitants.  Each trip is also a great opportunity to see wildlife, perhaps an egret, family of  otters, or blue heron! Reservation: Recommended

Various Days
Creek Tours

Seaport staff will guide guests
through a 1-hour long exploration
of how the area's natural environment, local history, and folklife shaped "Clamtown" and its inhabitants. Each trip is also a great opportunity to see wildlife, perhaps an egret, family of otters, or blue heron! Reservations: Recommended

Ocean County Parking Garage, Toms River

33rd Annual Antiques, 
Crafts, & Collectibles Faire

9am - 4pm
Rain or shine! Used books for only
$1 each or a full bag for $5, local  history books, baked goods, ever  popular antique engines, museum  tours, Civil War re-enactors and more!  There will be a classic car display presented  by N.J. Shore Regional National Chrysler  Products Club. Food trucks are available.

Borough of Seaside Park

Annual Art & Craft Show

10am - 4pm
Enjoy shopping various handmade vendors and crafters. 

Summer Concert Series
(Now thru Aug. 26)

Every Monday enjoy a live concert in Seaside Park. Bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy.

Kids Fishing Tournaments
(Now thru Aug. 26)

10am - Noon
Sponsored by the Seaside Park PBA 182, bring your child or grandchild every Monday to the 5th Ave Bay Pier to fish.  Prizes and certificates will be awarded to participants. Must bring your own bait, nets, poles etc.

Robert J. Novins Planetarium
@ Ocean County College

Summer Laser Fest 2019
Laser Zeppelin, Laser Beatles, 
& Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side 
of the Moon & The Wall Shows

Summer Laser Fest 2019! Five great laser  shows all evening long to celebrate the  unofficial end of summer.

New Egypt Speedway

Labor Day Double
Dip/Twins Night: Mod
Twin 20's, NEWS, Spts & 4C

Labor Day Double  Dip/Twins Night:  Modified Twin 20's, Northeast Wingless  Sprint Cars, Sportsman & 4-Cylinders 

John Romano Memorial 
Sportsman 30 Laps, Mod, 
Crt, & SS + GSVSCC

Viking Village, Barnegat Light

Viking Village Art &
Craft Show

Over 80 artists and crafters set
up at Viking Village home to
Barnegat Lights commercial fishing fleet.

LBI Historical Association Museum

LBI Historical Association
Fall Craft & Flea Market

9am - 6pm
Shop various vendors  at this
Craft and Flea Market.

Tuesdays & Fridays
Daytime Historic District Walking Tour
( Now thru Aug. 29)

Spinning tales and igniting  imaginations, the walking  tour through historic  Beach  Haven begins on the Museum  porch and visits unusual houses  from over a century ago, learning  of their strange and fascinating  backgrounds and sometimes being invited in. Walkers enjoy colorful true stories of these historic houses and are surprised at the names of some famous people who have stayed in them. THE TUESDAY TOURS explore the north side of town and FRIDAY TOURS explore the south side.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Evening Ghosts Walking Tour 
(Now thru Aug. 28)

Does Beach Haven Have Ghosts??? What Secrets Does The Museum Know???  Sign up for a Ghost Walking Tour with LBI Museum  and find out. Reservations are required.

Downtown Toms River @ Huddy Park

Around the World in Toms River

Noon - 4pm
Family, friends, food and fun!  A celebration of culture and heritage.  Join Toms River's Police Chief Little  and  TR United  for a day of celebrating our diversity.  Games, prizes, music, activities, food trucks and more.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk & Aquarium
See website for DISCOUNT and THEME DAYS:

Labor Day Fireworks

At Dark
Join Jenkinson's for special  Labor Day Fireworks at Jenkinson's!  Celebrate the summer with their fireworks  show!

First Responders Day

Noon - Close
As a THANK YOU to all our  First Responders, we welcome  you to our First Responders Day!  Unlimited Free Rides for First Responders  (with a valid ID) and their immediate family.  Half Price admission to the Aquarium, Fun House, Mini Golf, Ropes Course.

Jenkinson's Aquarium 
Beach Blanket Bingo
(Now thru Aug. 28)

Every Wednesday, bring
the family for a fun night
playing bingo on the beach!

Inlet Music Festival
(Now thru Aug. 28)

Bring the whole family to enjoy  a fun night of listening to great  music. Local bands will perform  at the music festival every Wednesday night.

Jenkinson's Fireworks
(Now thru Aug. 29)

At dark
Join Jenkinson's on the beach for 
weekly fireworks every Thursday
starting at dark!

Movies on the Beach
(Now thru Aug. 30)
At dark
Free Movies on the Beach every
Friday night at dark this summer
for you and the family! Movies start
at dark, bring a blanket, kick back,
and enjoy the show!

Laurita Winery

9/7, 9/8
Laurita Grape Stomping

It's Grape Stompin' time!!  Why not get the actual feel  of the New Jersey wine making  process with the tradition of  grape  stomping ? Plan to kick off those  shoes and experience with your  bare feet the  grape stomping  fun!  Ladies, we encourage you to dress  up like Lucy so your family can take  memorable pictures. Other activities  will be available for kids and adults making your day at the  winery  a full family FUN event!!

Fire Pit Fridays
(Now thru Aug. 30)

Sip some wine around the
fire pit and kick off the weekend!
S'mores will be available for purchase.

Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area

9/7, 9/8
NJ WILD Outdoor Expo

10am - 4pm
A FREE event for the public!  Over 100 exhibitors provide a  unique blend of conservation information,
education and hands-on outdoor activities!  FREE activities include shooting sports and archery, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing, camping skills and many more! Outdoor recreation products and an assortment of food trucks will be available!

Borough of Lavallette 

Founders Day Street Fair

11am - 5pm
Lavallette Founder's Day is  a  community event that includes  local businesses and several other  vendors. It is a day to celebrate the  town of Lavallette and the members  of the community. This family friendly  event will include amusement rides, music and entertainment for all ages.

Lavallette Summer 
Evening Concerts
(Now thru Sept. 1)

Bring a chair or blanket and
Enjoy the Summer Evening Concert
Series at the Lavallette Heritage Gazebo.

Beach Treasure Hunt
(Now thru Aug. 26)

Come out and dig for hidden
coins and receive great prizes
every Monday night! Kids, parents,
and friends are all welcome!

Kites & Castles
(Now thru Aug. 29) 

Kites and Castles is a  family fun event held  every Thursday night at
Philadelphia Ave Beach  in Lavallette. Create sand  castles, fly kites and enjoy  quality time with family and friends.

River Avenue, Island Heights 

Sailfest '19

10am - 10pm
FREE Family Event. Sailboat races in the morning, exciting crafters and vendors, great food vendors, including food trucks, Inflatable Kiddie Rides, All day live entertainment. Partnering with 100.1 WJRZ.

Fred Watts Gazebo Park

Barnegat Pirates Day

9am - 4pm
Over 175 craft, non-profit, business
and food vendors. New car and truck  show. Free children's inflatables. Pirate's  cove will feature Valhalla's Pirates, Pirates  of Fortunes Folly, Sea Dogs Band. Main  stage 10a Jersey Sure Cats, 12 Madeline Smith, 2p Strictly 60's.

Ocean County Irish Festival

11am - 8pm
Come out and enjoy great food  and music, craft vendors and  fun for the whole family!  Featuring Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes & Drums, The Captain N' O'Neil, Irish Step Dancers, The Eammon Ryan Band, & Bloody Callan.

Various Restaurants in Point Pleasant Beach

Restaurant Tour presented by
Point Pleasant Beach
Chamber of Commerce

Noon - 4pm
The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber  of Commerce is sponsoring their 1st  Annual Restaurant Tour. Grab your friends  and come sample a bite from some of the  best restaurants on the Jersey Shore.  You will receive your Tour wristband,  an official Restaurant  Tour t-shirt and  your list of participating restaurants. From there, you're off on your culinary adventure. This tour is self-guided tour, feel free to start wherever you'd like. A few of the restaurants are within walking of registration. You can drive, walk, ride your bike, Uber, to the participating restaurants throughout town.

Veterans Park

Berkeley Township
Community Pride Day

10am - 9pm 
Music, vendors, food, refreshments,  FIREWORKS, games & more!  Rides and face painting from.  The event is free to attend. Just  bring a lawn chair or beach towel.

Taylor Ave. Park

5th Annual Seafood Festival

2pm- 9pm
Enjoy delicious seafood, desserts,
great music, and be sure to shop at
the night market full of unique items!

Seaside Heights Community Center
732-244-4984 or 732-269-4560

40th Annual Vintage Auto Club
of Ocean County Classic Car Show

9am - 3pm
The Vintage Automobile Club  of Ocean County celebrates its  50th Anniversary by hosting its  40th Annual Classic Car Show.
The event is open to all cars and  trucks 25 years old or older. 100+ trophies,  awards, music, food, door prizes, paved parking, and dash plaques for first 300 vehicles. Proceeds benefit Ocean of Love, Shore Dreams for Kids, and NJ Veterans Home. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 8th.

Now thru Oct. 6
Wed. thru Sun.
Cars From Each Decade Exhibit
@ Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ, Point Pleasant

The Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ  will feature a display of antique automobiles  from every decade from the 1920's to the  1960's. Come and remember the cars you  first owned, or rode in or admired from years gone by. The display also includes numerous items of automobilia, die-cast cars, vintage auto-service equipment, children's toys, and a host of period antiques.

Jakes Branch County Park

Jakes Branch County  Park 
Star Party

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Follow the "Star Party" signs.  Members of the Astronomical Society  of the Toms River Area (ASTRA) will  setup their telescopes and share the  views of the planets and stars. We will  explore the constellations and other celestial objects of the Season!  This is a FREE event and dependent on the weather so check back for any cancellations.

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 at the Waterpark!

Havens Homestead Museum

Ice Cream Social
w/  Picnic  & Fall Festival

Noon - 4pm
The Society invites the public to  bring a picnic lunch (no grills) and  purchase made to order ice cream  treats and soft drinks while enjoying  the ambiance of the museum property  with autumn themed games for children. 

  Supported in part by a grant from the
  NJ State Department,
  Division of Travel and Tourism

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Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders:

Director, Virginia E. Haines
Deputy Director, John P. Kelly
Gerry P. Little
Gary Quinn
Joseph H. Vicari, Liaison to Tourism