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Oceanfest at Long Branch – 4th of July Celebration Guide 2013

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The 23rd annual Oceanfest Fourth of July Celebration will be an all-day event taking place on July 4th at the oceanfront promenade in Long Branch, NJ. Oceanfest is a family-friendly festival that offers a day of great sights and sounds along with fantastic food, art, and community and cultural elements — and caps it all off with one of the most spectacular fireworks displays along the Jersey coast.

More than just a fireworks celebration, Oceanfest brings together visitors who can delight in the beach and boardwalk, revel in an array of unique arts and crafts, enjoy performances by dancers, musicians, characters, clowns and carnival acts, and sample from many food vendors.



Parking is available at the huge lot opposite the Ocean Place (west side of Ocean Blvd. Broadway public parking lots. Christ the King Church at Second Avenue and Chelsea Avenue.

Paid parking is available at Pier Village Parking garages (entry from Landmark Place behind the Bungalow Hotel and entry also at Melrose Terrace.

After 5pm, Parking will be available at Seven Presidents Park.

Entertainment Schedule

Great Lawn Stage
10:30–11:30 a.m. – A Chance to Dance
1:30-3:00 p.m. – Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso
3:30-5:00 p.m. – Mad Satta
5:30-7:00 p.m. – Rave On!
7:30-9:00 p.m. – Goldenseal
(Click here for the press release.)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Costume Character
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Stilt Walker
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Costume Character
2:30 p.m. – Ride Around Super Hero
2:30-3:30 p.m. – Juggling Unicyclist

Promenade Gazebo
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Clown (balloons and interactive)
1:30-3:30 p.m. – Clown (balloons and interactive)

Garfield Memorial
11:00–11:45 a.m. – 2nd Baptist Voices, G.I.F.T. Praise Dancers
12:00–1:00 p.m. – Oceans of Rhythm
1:15- 2:00 p.m. – Juggling/Variety Show
2:30–3:30 p.m. – Afro Brazilian Martial Arts Demonstration

Get more updates and information on the Oceanfest Facebook Page!

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