10 Fun Things to Do at the Jersey Shore This Labor Day Weekend
While saying goodbye to the summer isn’t always easy, concluding the season with fireworks, festivities and fun in the sun is a sure way to make things a little better. If you’re looking for family-fun at the Jersey Shore this Labor Day weekend 2012, check out this list of 10 exciting local shore events!
BONFIRE & BBQ FESTIVAL
Grab the family and join in an exciting Bonfire-on-the-Beach right on the sand at Asbury Park on Friday night, August 31st beginning at 8PM.
BBQ & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Oceanport (Monmouth Park Race Track)
Can’t get enough BBQ? Head over to Monmouth Park’s annual BBQ and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd. Admission is just $3, gaining you access to more ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, and more than you can imagine! Plus for just $10, guests can have access to the Beer Garden for ten thirst-quenching beer samples. Get all the details, directions and more at monmouthpark.com.
FIREWORKS/ MOVIES ON THE BEACH
On Saturday, Seaside Heights will be showing the classic film Jaws on the beach. For more information, call 800-732-7467.
Simply make your way to the boardwalk at Seaside Heights on Sunday, September 2nd beginning at 9:30PM and you won’t be able to miss the great Fireworks display.
This Saturday, join our very own Big Joe Henry for a night of great acts such as the The Coasters, The Belmonts, The Diamonds and The Crystals at their 2012 Summer Finale at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove beginning at 7:30pm! Click here to get tickets!
FIREWORKS/ LIVE MUSIC ON THE BEACH
This Saturday, September 1st, Manasquan will be hosting a live concert by “Moonlighting” followed by a great fireworks display at Main Beach. (Rain date: Sunday, September 2) Visit manasquan-nj.com for more information.
CAR SHOW/ FIREWORKS/ LIVE MUSIC/ CRAFT SHOW/ BLOCK PARTY
This Labor Day Weekend is a special one for the city of Wildwood as it celebrates its Centennial Year with an action-packed weekend of fun!
Friday marks the last day of Wildwood’s spectacular Restaurant Week where participating restaurants are offering a 4-course meal wine and dine experience at discounted prices.
Friday night, grab a blanket and chair and watch special Labor Day Fireworks at 10pm at Pine Avenue.
On Saturday, September 1st, enjoy live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, North Wildwood featuring Beatlemania at 8 p.m. There will also be free live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park Entertainment Pavillion located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue in Wildwood Crest at 7:30 p.m. featuring Almost Journey, a Journey tribute band.
Check out the All GM Car & Truck Show taking place along Pacific Avenue and in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, and then stretching along the southern stretch of the boardwalk on Sunday.
To top off the celebration of Labor Day and the city’s Centennial Year, Wildwood will be having a Block Party and Music Festival on Sunday with vendors, crafts, food, fun and great live music! To conclude the festivities, grab a chair and see more fireworks on Sunday night on the beach at 10pm at Rio Grande Ave.
BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP FEST
If you’re a seafood lover, then this is the event for you! Head to the deck at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8PM for a fantastic Bubba Gump Shrimp inspired menu, drinks and live entertainment outside overlooking the beautiful views at the Marina.
BIG JOE JERSEY TALENT SHOW FINALS
Bring a chair and grab a spot on the sand to watch the best of the best of New Jersey talent compete in the Big Joe Jersey Talent Show Finals starting at 7PM in front of Jenkinon’s Boardwalk. Join the Jersey tradition and support local acts at the finale of the summer-long competition where winners will take home BIG prizes!
West Cape May
On Saturday, September 1st, the popular West Cape May Tomato Festival returns to Wilbraham Park to celebrate the delicious Jersey Fresh Tomato and the end of the summer season! Festivities begin at 9:00 AM and continue until 5:00PM. (Rain date September 2)
THE GIANT CRAFT SHOW
Don’t miss one of the best quality Craft Shows on the Jersey Shore this Saturday, September 1st from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the 30th Annual Giant Craft Show! It all takes place just steps from the beach, outdoors on Ocean Pathway. Admission is free!
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