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Surflight Theatre

8/8 - 8/11, 8/13 - 8/18, 
8/20 - 8/25

Matilda is an extraordinary girl
with a vivid imagination and a  sharp mind whose talents are  constantly belittled by her cruel
parents and headmistress. Dreaming  of a better life for herself, she dares  to take a stand against these oppressive  forces and takes her destiny into her own  hands.

8/8 - 8/11
The Little Mermaid 
Children's Theatre

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

Mike Marino
New Jersey's Bad Boy

Affectionately known to
millions of his fans worldwide  as New Jersey's Bad Boy - is  one of the most loved comedians  of our time. He has performed in  every major comedy club, theatre,  casino and event center from New  York to Los Angeles and around the  world. Mike has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business.

A Hawaiian Ice Cream Social 
@ Show Place Ice Cream Parlour

Hawaiian Ice Cream Social at
Show Place Ice Cream Parlour
featuring characters like Maui and Moana.

An Evening with the Stars:
Hosted by The Edwards Twins
from Las Vegas

5pm & 8pm
Remember all the wonderful  variety shows we all grew up  on in the 70's & 80's? Now is  your chance to see them live  and re-created by Las Vegas'  number one impersonators of all time.  All your favorite legendary Superstars  come alive in An Evening with The Stars.

8/14 - 8/18
Peter Pan 
Children's Theatre

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

Steven Maglio
Sings Sinatra Sunday

Straight from the Carnegie Club. At age 43,  Steven made his professional debut at  New York City's "Tavern On The Green,  " as male vocalist with Joe Battaglia &
The New York Big Band in June, 2002.  

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

Garden State Radio's
Concert and Light show

Get ready for the ultimate  audio/visual experience with  Garden State Radio! With a  massive state of the art light  show that is perfectly sync'd to  their musical performance, the  band plays everything you know  and love, bringing to life the biggest  multi- genre anthems of the 80's,  90's,  2000's, and today spanning four decades of music! Bring your beach chairs or towels and enjoy the show!

8/12, 8/13
Kite Festival

11am - 4pm
You won't want to miss these  incredible kites in all shapes
and sizes (HUGE!) flying high  over the beach! Two days full of  music, games, prizes and  unforgettable special moments! Beach fees apply.

Big Joe Talent Show
(Now thru Aug. 25)

7pm - 9pm
A New Jersey tradition continues:  the Big Joe Jersey Talent Show on  the beach at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach! We cannot wait to see you perform on the beach live this summer at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach!

Kiddie Beach Shows
(Now thru Aug. 26)

This entertaining event  provides children with a  fun interactive show that  will leave them wanting to  come back for more. Enjoy  a different show!

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!

The Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum

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.

Dog Days of Summer

11am - 5pm
New this year, grab your family
(including the 4 legged members)
and head on down to Tuckerton
Seaport to celebrate the Dogs Days of Summer.  For one day only, dogs will have their run   of the place. This festival will feature an  All American Picnic, local craft beer, live music, 
the Rancocas Veterinary Associates, bobbing  for tennis balls, pet portraits, and a puppy petting zoo! There will also be a chance to meet and greet different breeds of dogs looking for good families to join. Beat the Summer Heat with our pop-up mini-sprayground! Perfect for kids, dogs, and anyone trying to cool off on a hot summer day. 

Tuesdays & Fridays
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

Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
&  Thursdays
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

Downtown Point Pleasant Beach

8/8 - 8/10
Point Pleasant Beach
Sidewalk Sales

Stroll and Shop your favorite
Stores in Downtown Point Pleasant Beach  and find some new favorites too!  Store hours vary please contact
store directly for hour of operation.

Toms River Shakespeare Festival

8/8 - 8/11
Toms River
Shakespeare Festival 
@ Huddy Park

The mission of The Toms River Shakespeare Festival  is to bring the works of William Shakespeare  (and other great classics) to the banks of the  Toms River entreating, "Spirits to enforce,
art to enchant" and audiences to gather. By  exploring these timeless texts and stories together,  we will create works of theatre that are immediate and immediately accessible.

LBI Historical Association Museum

Annual Chocolate Fair

6pm - 8pm
Join the LBI Historical  Association Museum for  an evening all about chocolate,  including special tastings and  demonstrations.

Beach Haven Historic District Bus Tour 

Discover the history  of Beach Haven
through a unique Bus Tour.

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.

FirstEnergy Park

8/8 - 8/11
Lakewood BlueClaws
(Philadelphia Phillies)
vs.  West Virginia Power
(Seattle Mariners)
Baseball Game

8/15 - 8/18, 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.

St. Francis Parish and Community Center

8/8 - 8/10
Festival of the Sea

Pay one price (P.O.P)  and ride all the rides you want  all night long. There will be delicious  carnival food favorites, pizza, seafood, ice cream and much more. Maybe you'll  win a souvenir at one of the many game

Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Drive-In Movie - Grease
@ Sumner Avenue Parking Lot

Come join the Drive-In  Movies on the Bayfront!  Drive Right into the Sumner  Avenue Lot at the entrance to  town for the movie!

Arts & Craft by the Sea

11am - 7pm
This annual event features  over 70 artists and crafters,  ranging from hand-made jewelry  to home-made soy candles and  art works. Enjoy a day of shopping  with the sights and sounds of the Jersey Shore in the background!

Billy Wilkins in Concert
@ Carteret Ave. Stage

Come out and enjoy the  songs of Billy Wilkins on  the Carteret Avenue Stage.

Grateful Dead Tribute Concert 
@ North Bayfront

Come out and enjoy
the songs of the Grateful Dead
On the North Bayfront.

Shore Shot in Concert
@ Carteret Avenue Stage

Come out and enjoy the songs
of the Shore Shot on the Carteret Avenue Stage.

Billy Joel Tribute Concert
@ Blaine Avenue Beach

Back by popular demand - Captain Jack  returns for the band's fourth consecutive  Seaside Heights Summer Concert Series appearance.

Music & Arts Open Mic Night
@ Carteret Avenue Stage

Come enjoy the talents of our own  Music & Arts Open Mic Night on the  Carteret Avenue Stage.

Saturday Comedy Nights:
Uncle Floyd 
@ Seaside Italian American Club

Dinner: 7pm
Show: 8pm 
Comedy show. 

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.

Movies on the Beach
(Now thru Aug. 25)

8:30pm - 11pm
FREE movies on the Seaside Heights  Beach every Sunday at dusk. Audience members  will be seated on the Carteret Avenue beach,  please bring your own beach chairs and blankets.

Monday Concert Series
All American Variety Show
(Now thru Sept. 2)

This show is a tribute to our nation's heroes,  all who served and those who are still  serving our country. This patriotic show  includes choreographed dance numbers,  superb costumes and an entertaining band.

Bonfire on the Beach
w/ Live Music
(Now thru Aug. 19)

Bring your beach chairs and  blankets to North Beach on  Monday nights for Seaside  Heights' family-friendly  Bonfire-on-the-Beach. While  the fire burns, sit back and enjoy  the acoustic sounds of local  performers and songwriters.  Starts as the sun goes down and  the fire burns.

(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.

Brick Township Recreation

Drive-In Movie: 
The Greatest Showman!
@ Windward Beach Park

Enjoy a Family Drive-In Movie.

Summerfest 25!
Boat House Row Band Concert!
@ Windward Beach Park

Summer Fest 25! Celebrating 25 Summers!  Enjoy an outdoor concert with a Live Band!

Drive-In Movie:
Ralph Breaks the Internet 
@ Windward Beach Park

Enjoy a Family Drive-In Movie.

Annual Fishing Derby 
@ Lake Riveria

6am - 10am
Grab your rod and reel  and take part in Recreations  Annual Fishing Derby! Prizes  will be awarded for the biggest  fish caught. First, second and  third places will be awarded.

Six Flags Great Adventure

8/9 - 8/10
Overnight Six Flags
Great Adventure

Ever wonder what the animals do at night?  Wonder no more with the overnight adventure.  Crafts, games, animals, movies under the stars and s'more.  Wake up to the alarm of a lion's roar, enjoy breakfast  with giraffes and enjoy a tour on our off road vehicles.  It's a wild good time, but don't take it from us.

Manahawkin Lake Park

Manahopkin Craft Beers
& Music Festival

Noon - 9pm
Craft Brews. Food Trucks. Live Music. Vendors. Bring  friends, family and lawn chairs  for a fun summer day at  Manahawkin Lake Park.

Strand Center for the Arts

Let's Hang On A Tribute
To Frankie Valli And
The Four Seasons And
Special Guest *Just Us*

Performing to sold out audiences
nation wide, Let's Hang On!  has established itself as the premiere  tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four  Seasons. Capturing that iconic sound  with crisp harmonies and sleek choreography  you are sure to take a trip down memory  lane with some of the best music from the 1960's. Proudly dubbed America's #1 Frankie Valli tribute show, if you liked "Jersey Boys" you will love Let's Hang On!

Elvis Forever! Richie Santa
His 10 Piece Band 

ELVIS FOREVER Will be another Great Tribute!  Richie Santa and his 10 piece band. Capture it all.  The EXCITEMENT ENERGY, CHARISMA and  FUN along with your favorite songs performed
by one of the America's favorite Elvis Tribute Artists.  Special performance by Comedian Linda Axelrod  as the unforgettable Joan Rivers will just be the start of another amazing show! 

Robert J. Novins Planetarium
@ Ocean County College

PJ Party Sailing By The Stars

12pm: PJ Party Sailing
By The Stars Activities
12:30pm: PJ Party Sailing
By The Stars Planetarium Show
Inspired by Disney's Moana,  explore the ways ancient  Polynesian wayfinders used  the wind, sun, and stars to sail  Pacific Ocean. Learn how to  navigate by the stars and find  special star patterns including  Maui's Fishhook, the Big Dipper, the North Star and more.   This show is recommended to ages 6 and up.

Space Aliens:  Looking For  Life In The Universe

Join our alien experts, "Hopeful"  and "Skeptical"-as they examine  eXtra- terrestrial files and try to  convince each other whether or  not life exists beyond the Earth.  Follow their astrobiology arguments  from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy!  Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Laser Rock Show

If you ever find yourself in  Suffragette City, Ramble On  down to the station and hop  onboard the Crazy Train!  Space-faring guitars, distant worlds,  and sneering skulls dominate this  high-voltage journey through laser  lights and music. From kinetic classics  by Yes and Rush to ear shredders by Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne, this show will keep your head pounding long after the music ends!

One Day on Mars

Take a "road trip" to the Red Planet
and enjoy a fascinating, thrilling
immersive experience set to the
driving beat of an original soundtrack  by DUMAS. You'll dive into the depths  of seemingly bottomless canyons and  brave the violent winds that sweep  across the icy dunes. Explore a world  that humans may well visit within the next few decades. After the film, stay for our star talk about the latest updates from the Mars Insight lander and what you can see in the sky tonight!


A combination of art, science,
and emotion, the novel approach
taken by SPACE FOR LIFE is
exemplified by the Continuum show,  stunning, moving images, innovative  technology and an immersive experience  that sweeps visitors along a journey through the splendor of space and time.  This odyssey through the beauty and forces of space is accompanied by a mesmerizing soundtrack composed of selected symphonic works by Philip Glass, echoing the immensity of the Universe in a spectacular transformation from the infinitely large to the infinitely small!

Laser Bon Jovi 

Watch a laser show set to  pop-metal with hit singles  "You Give Love a Bad Name,  "Living on a Prayer," and "Wanted  Dead or Alive," Bon Jovi grew out of the  big-haired '80s, to become one of the biggest  American rock bands.
New Egypt Speedway

Toms River Township Night
Mod, MASS Sprint Cars, 
Spts & SS

Toms River Township night  is coming to New Egypt Speedway! The Vahlco Wheels Modifieds will  be in action along with the Mid  Atlantic 305 Sprint Series, Hammer  Sportsman and the Street Stocks All Toms River And Area Township Residents W/ Proof Of Residency  Will Receive Free General admission!

8/17, 8/18
2nd Annual Back to  School Monster Truck  Summer Smash & Demolition Derby

The Back To School Monster  Truck Summer Smash is coming  back to New Egypt Speedway!  MONSTER TRUCKS + QUAD WARS +  DEMOLITION DERBY EACH DAY!

Borough of Seaside Park

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.

Kite Night
(Now thru Aug. 21)

6pm - 8:30pm
Love to fly a kite? Meet up with kite flyers of all levels every Wednesday in Seaside Park.

Family Outdoor Movie Night
(Now thru Aug. 8)

Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a family movie outside! 

Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College

Squirrel Stole My Underpants

10am & Noon
Sneaky squirrel robs girl!  In this poignantly silly adventure  tale for families, Sylvie is sent  to the backyard to hang up the  laundry. The moment her back is  turned, a mischievous squirrel steals  her favorite piece of clothing and runs off.  When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world  emerges from her laundry basket, and
curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands.

Downtown Toms River

Cruisin' Downtown
Toms River

6pm - 9pm
Cruisin' Downtown roars into  Downtown the 2nd Wednesday of the month June through September!   Washington Street will be lined with classic cars and motorcycles.
DJ and live entertainment. Downtown Restaurants will be open plus Debbio's Food Truck will be on the street. 

Laurita Winery

8/17, 8/18
The Laurita Winestock 
Food Truck Festival

Dress like it's 1969! We are recreating  the Woodstock event 50 years ago with  Winestock at Laurita! Three bands daily,  15 food trucks, free vineyard wagon rides, fireworks Saturday evening!  Find your tie dye and head on over for a weekend of Peace, Love and Wine!

Junior Idol Competition

Don't miss this incredible talent
in Junior Idol at Laurita Winery on
Thursday evenings!

Fire Pit Fridays

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

The Lawn at Hadley, Toms River

Toms River Artist Community
Summer Arts Fest 2019

11am - 5pm
Juried art show featuring  work in photography, painting,  ceramics, mixed media, sculpture,  digital, metal and glass art. All  available for purchase. Food trucks,  music and live entertainment.

Sunset Park

Blue Claw Crab Race
Craft Show

10am - 3pm
Come join the fun! A blue claw crab
race for the kids and lots of arts and
crafts for the rest of the family. You
can either bring your own crab or
rent one from the sponsors, PBA 175.  Prizes awarded for several categories.  The Craft Show features handmade items, something for everyone. Food is available.

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

B arnegat Lighthouse
Night Climb

See the lighthouse and  the views from the top  during the nighttime and  check out the beautiful views
of the moon and Long Beach Island.


Remember the Catskills 
Comedian Larry Donsky
& Vocals of Vincent Talarico

Enjoy the laugh out loud  humor of Larry Donsky and  the smooth vocals of Vincent  Talarico which add up to one  fantastic, entertaining evening.

Borough of Lavallette 

Summer Sidewalk Sales

Head downtown today to enjoy
Lavallette Businesses Sidewalk Sales.

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!

Movies on the Bay
(Now thru Aug. 20)

Enjoy a family movie outside on the bay. Bring a blanket or chair!

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.

LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

Wednesdays & Fridays
Discovery Days
(Now thru Aug. 23)

Come Discover Long Beach Island
The Way It Was Meant To Be Enjoyed  Free & Open To All!

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

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