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Easter Promenade on the Boardwalk - This is an opportunity to show off your best Easter outfits!
Sunday, April 20, 2014.

The Annual Easter Outfit Contest is held on the Boardwalk at the Franklin Ave Stage. Registration for the "best dressed' contest begins at 10AM at the Webster Ave Information Booth. Judging is at 1PM. There will be cash prizes for the winners in several categories. As always, on Easter Sunday, the Mayor and Council will be giving out FREE carnations dyed in holiday colors to the ladies while they stroll the Boardwalk in front of the Webster Ave Information Booth.


Summer Job Fair - Saturday, May 3

The Annual Seaside Heights & Vicinity Summer Job Fair will be held Saturday, May 3rd from 12pm to 3pm on the Boardwalk. Gather in front of the Webster Avenue Information Booth. Sponsored by the NJ Department of Labor and the Seaside Heights BID.

The job fair will be looking for prospective employees for the summer season. Positions include: Game and ride operators, arcade workers, cashiers, servers, counter help,, sales, deli and stock clerks, henna tattoo artists, UPS drivers, fast food, camp counselors, and lifeguards. Hiring will be done on the spot.


Jersey Shore Festival - the Weekend before Memorial Day Weekend...May 17 & 18

Get your summer started early in Seaside Heights!

This free admission festival with Live Bands, Culinary Competition, Vendor Village, Local Artist Showcase, Great Food, and more.  To be part of the festival as a performer or venddor, contact  Visit for more information.

Jersey Shore Festival - Schedule of Events

Saturday May 17
10AM-5PM Jersey Shore Car Show featuring hot rods, classics, muscle cars, and more!
12PM-7PM Live bands perform on outdoor stages throughout Seaside Heights
12PM-7PM Jersey Shore Festival Vendor Village: Artists, Local Businesses, Non-Profits, and Food Vendors

Sunday May 18
12PM-7PM Live bands perform on outdoor stages throughout Seaside Heights
12PM-7PM Jersey Shore Festival Vendor Village: Artists, Local Businesses, Non-Profits, and Food Vendors


Arts & Crafts by the Sea Festival - Saturday, June 14

The annual Arts & Crafts by the Sea Festival will take place on Saturday, June 14 from 11am to 7pm. It runs along the Boardwalk between Dupont Ave and Blaine Ave.

The festival features over 40 artists and crafters. You'll see  everything from home-made candles, hand-crafted jewelry, wooden items, nautical paintings, photography and caricature portraits.


HOT RODS and FOOD TRUCKS  - Saturday, June 21

The event runs from 11am to 5pm

View Hot Rods and Classic Cars -- hundreds of cars, music, prizes, vendors, and fun for the whole family.


Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza - Friday, July 4th, 9:30pm

A spectacular fireworks display on the oceanfront.  Fireworks are viewable from anywhere on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk and are sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Free admission for spectators! Plus…an extreme Food Truck Showdown…come hungry and leave satisfied!
Location: Bay Boulevard and Grant Avenue.


Seafood in Seaside Festival - Sunday, September 7

One of the premiere fall events packed with all day musical entertainment by local bands, including Shorty Long.  Enjoy seafood specialties from local restaurants. A craft event is also part of the festivites -- browse over 80 artists, crafters, and vendor booths on Grant Avenue from 10am to 7pm.


33rd Annual Clownfest - Returning to Seaside Heights for 2014 - Sept 13 & 14

The Clownfest Big Clown Parade will take place on Sunday, September 14th at 2:00pm along the Boardwalk. Enjoy a weekend full of slapstick comedy, vivacious shows, and colorful clown creations.

Event Coordinator, Vincent A. Pagliano , of the National Clown Arts Project, Inc. shared that everything is all set for next year. “The clowns will be back next year, and will make it happen again; new boards, old clowns.” 2014’s Clownfest will be the 33rd Annual Clownfest, and the 24th hosted in Seaside Heights. He went on to share that he believes “clowns belong on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. The heart of the boardwalk and what happens here in Seaside Heights is the activities, and that’s why we are coming back.” The clowns, and their weekend full of free activities and clowning around on the boardwalk pairs perfectly with Seaside Heights offerings of good old fashion family fun!

All the activities are planned by the National Clown Arts Project, Inc. in cooperation with the Borough of Seaside Heights and the Seaside Heights Business Improvement District, Inc.


Que by the Sea BBQ Competition & Festival - Sept. 19, 20, and 21

 "Que by the Sea"  -- the Sixth Annual Barbeque State Championship and Festival and also recognized as a Mid-Atlantic Barbecue Association State Championship in Seaside Heights, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The event takes place on Grant Avenue at the following times:  Friday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

The highlight of the event is the Barbeque State Championship.  This competition will feature contestants from throughout the tri-state, who provide the best overall BBQ in four categories including chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket.

Large food vendors will be selling tasty barbeque specialties along Grant Avenue. There will also be artists and crafters, music, and retail vendors.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Girls and boys up to ten years of age can participate in the "Palm Sunday Egg Hunt." The hunt starts at 1:00pm. The event is free.

A Boardwalk and beach full of 15,000 pastel eggs filled with prizes from Boardwalk merchants are all part of the fun! You can win free tickets to a BlueClaws Game, free ride tickets, skeeball games and food.

Beach Entrance Locations by Age Group
The following age groups line up at:

0-2 Hancock Avenue
3-4 Blaine Avenue
5-6 Sumner Avenue
7-8 Hamilton Avenue
9-10 Lincoln Avenue
Special Needs at Kearney Avenue

Saturday February 22, 2014

The Polar Bear Plunge.
 Benefits the Special Olympics of New Jersey. Registration at 9a.m. with the Plunge at 1p.m.
Call 609.896.8000 for more information.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

30th Annual Ocean County St. Patrick's Day Parade
The parade takes place at 12:00 PM on the Boulevard, Seaside Heights. This is a fun-filled Irish parade with bands, floats, and marchers, and a street celebration where everyone is Irish!


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