Festivals Abound at the Jersey Shore!
It is part of Jersey Shore tradition to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, pull crab traps from the Barnegat Bay and challenge our skills at the game stands on famous Jersey boardwalks. “Nostalgia surrounds us here“, states Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, “Our culture is rich with generations of heart-felt memories and deeply rooted family heritage.”
The experience of a Jersey Shore vacation, however, has expanded and evolved. Travelers are not limited to a spot on the beach, but are now enticed to explore and engage in an ever-growing array of festivals and events. From live concerts, food trucks and libations to action sports, nature explorations and downtown celebrations… festivals are just plain fabulous!
“Ocean County is at the heart of the Jersey Shore and our tourism attractions, local towns and area destinations are bustling with a variety of events.” Says Freeholder Vicari, the liaison to tourism in Ocean County, NJ. “Every year there are new additions to much-loved annual events, and brand new festivals pop up as well. There are a lot of choices, not only in the Summer but ALL YEAR LONG!”
Some of the largest events include the Food Trucks and Fire Pits series at Laurita Winery, the Seafood Fest in Pt Pleasant, the Barnegat Bay Festival in Island Heights, the Chowder Fest on LBI and Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure.
Ocean County’s Tourism Department provides weekly highlights of upcoming events. In addition to a full, searchable events calendar on their website, the “Event Highlights” report is posted weekly and lists the best events of the coming week.
As Freeholder Vicari explains “You can never be bored at the Shore, especially not in Ocean County!”
To keep up with our exciting area happenings, visit OceanCountyTourism.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/tourismoceancounty