JERSEY SHORE Fall/ Winter Events



This Week:
Sep 29 Sea Isle City Harborfest. 11am-4pm at the Marina Complex
Sep 28-Sep 29 Wildwood An Olde Time Italian Festival. Fox Park. An ‘Old World’ family festival weekend including crafts, games, rides, great Italian food and continuous FREE live entertainment. Fri: 5pm-midnight. Sat: noon to midnight
Sep 28-Sep 30 Wildwood Wildwood Monster Truck Beach Bash. The thrill and exhilaration of monster truck racing will take place on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood! Will include Bigfoot, Viper, Instigator, XDP, Storm Damage, Hurricane Force, Backdraft, Eradicator, and Megasaurus
Sep 29-Sep 30 Beach Haven LBI Chowderfest. Saturday is Merchants Mart, don’t miss End of Season Blowout Bargains from your favorite local shopkeepers! Outdoor Food Court, Live Music, and Entertainment. Sunday – Chowder Cook-Off Classic, your favorite restaurants serving Chowder Under the Big Top. Unlimited Tasting, Live Music, Food and Fun. At Taylor Ave Ball Field
Sep 29-Sep 30 Tuckerton 30th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show. The show emphasizes working and antique decoys, model boats, sneakbox building and waterfowling on the Barnegat Bay. Hundreds of exhibitors display their works or art or merchandise throughout Tip Seaman County park and the Tuckerton Seaport, while friendly competitions and contests take place on picturesque Lake Pahatcong.
Sep 29-Sep 30 Margate City Margate Fall Funfest. Free Admission. Live Bands, Car Show. Games, Food, Crafters, Activities. Amherst Avenue from Decatur to Coolidge Aves
Sep 30 Ocean City Ocean City Half Marathon & 5k. 13.1 mile with spectacular views of our City through various neighborhoods, the downtown business district, and most importantly our award winning beaches and boardwalk
Oct 5 Atlantic City Craig Ferguson. Host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at Tropicana, 9pm
Oct 6 Sea Isle City 5th Annual Italian Festival . 10am-5pm at Kix McNutley’s – 63rd Street
Oct 6 Sea Isle City 22nd Annual Columbus Day Parade . 2pm, Italian American Club to Kix-McNutley’s
Oct 6 Ocean City Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular. 9am–5pm from 5th–14th Streets on Asbury Ave. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment on the boardwalk with fireworks beginning at 9:30pm
Oct 6 Atlantic City Aretha Franklin. Multiple Grammy winner and “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is known for such hits as “Respect,” “Freeway of Love” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” Trump Taj Mahal, 8pm
Oct 6 Wildwood Seafood and Music Festival. Free street fair 11am-7pm on Atlantic Ave between Wildwood and Schellenger Ave. Live music, crafters, food vendors, pie eating contest, clam chowder contest and much more
Oct 7 Seaside Heights Ocean County Columbus Day Parade. 1pm, on the Boulevard from J Street to Sampson Avenue
Oct 6-Oct 7 Wildwood Crest Governor’s Cup Hydrofest. On Sunset Lake. Exciting international powerboat racing event, coupled with a 6-block festival of craft, merchandise and food vendors, 9am-4pm
Oct 6-Oct 8 Ocean City Indian Summer Weekend. Seafood vendors at the Music Pier and boardwalk table sales.
Oct 11 Atlantic City 2012 Ms Senior America Pageant. World’s first and foremost pageant to emphasize and give honor to women who have reached the Age of Elegance. Harrah’s, 1-4pm
Oct 13 Atlantic City Philadelphia 76ers Boardwalk Classic. The 76ers will take their game from the city to the seaside in an historic “Boardwalk Classic” match against the Brooklyn Nets at the Boardwalk Hall, at 7pm.
Oct 12-Oct 13 Barnegat Operation Halloween. Prepare to be scared! One weekend, 4 haunted attractions: Zombie Outbreak, Pumpkin Street Safe Trick or Treat, Ghost Manor Hayride and Midnight Ghost Tour. At the Joseph A Citta Scout Camp
Oct 12-Oct 14 Atlantic City Downbeach Film Festival. Dante Hall Theater. AC’s 5th Cinefest. Will include a stellar selection of features, shorts and documentaries, a filmmaking panel, an opening night party at Revel and an awards reception at Showboat.
Oct 14 Seaside Heights Seaside Half Marathon and 5k Race. Flat and fast, out and back on the boardwalk and into Island Beach State Park
Oct 20 Atlantic City Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld is known for specializing in observational humor, often focusing on personal relationships and uncomfortable social obligations. Borgata, 8pm
Oct 20 Ocean City 3rd Annual Halloween Dog Costume Contest. 10am at the 6th St. practice field. Categories include: Scariest, Cutest, Most Creative, Most Original, Ugliest, etc. We will have 4 to 5 judges to decide the winners. Trophies and snack bags will be awarded. Entry Fee $10 per dog
Oct 21 Atlantic City Atlantic City Marathon. Race festival that includes a half marathon, as well as shorter races in the previous days. Start/finish at Bally’s
Oct 21 Atlantic City All That Glitters Bridal Extravaganza. 12pm at The Pier Shops at Caesars. Hosted by Divine Elegance By Deirdre. Award winning event designer Preston Bailey will make a celebrity guest appearance and be signing books. Also at this luxury bridal showcase, free for brides and grooms, guests will witness first-hand breathtaking couture runway and will have the chance to win a honeymoon.
Oct 25 Ocean City Halloween Parade. Asbury Ave. from 6th–11th Street, 7:15pm. Participants: online registration only
Oct 26 Wildwood Halloween Parade and Fun Fair. Begins 6:15pm at Wildwood and Pacific Ave. Fun Fair follows at the Wildwoods Convention Center 7pm-9:30pm
Oct 27 Stone Harbor Harvest Festival. 10 AM – 5 PM, hayrides on the beach, costume party, farmers market, entertainment and more
Oct 25-Oct 27 Tuckerton Haunted Seaport. Pirates and sea captains long lost at sea stroll the boardwalk for a night of screams. Haunted Tucker’s Island Lighthouse, hayrides, phragmites maze, food, refreshments, entertainment and a non-scary pumpkin patch for the little ones
Oct 27 Wildwood Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run. 5K & 10K run along with a 1 mile family walk, starting at 10am. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes
Oct 27 Atlantic City John Legend. John Legend became an in-demand session musician and songwriter, working with such artists as Alicia Keys, Twista and Janet Jackson. Borgata, 8pm
Oct 27-Oct 28 Atlantic City Al Bano. Tropicana, Sat 9pm and Sun 5pm
Nov 3 Atlantic City Musselman’s Family Skating Tribute. Jewel will perform live in a show featuring Olympic gold medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik along with Nancy Kerrigan and world champions Todd Eldredge, Isabelle Brasseur and more. Boardwalk Hall, 7:30pm
Nov 3-Nov 4 Atlantic City 1st Annual Coffee And Tea Festival. Sample coffees and teas from around the world. Deliciously dunkable sweet treats will round out the offerings from the exhibitors. At Bally’s
Nov 9 Atlantic City Carrie Underwood Blown Away Tour. Superstar Carrie Underwood will return to Boardwalk Hall as part of her arena tour this fall, “The Blown Away Tour.” Special guest Hunter Hayes will open.
Nov 16 Atlantic City Megadeth. Dave Mustaine has personally overseen a new 20th Anniversary Edition of the band’s most popular album, 1992’s double Platinum-certified “Countdown to Extinction,” to be released on Nov 6. Megadeth will perform the acclaimed album in its entirety. House of Blues, 7pm
Nov 17 Atlantic City Olivia Newton John. With more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia Newton Johns successes include four Grammy Awards, numerous Country Music, American Music and Peoples Choice Awards. Trump Taj Mahal, 8pm
Nov 23 Avalon Diller Blind Home Turkey Trot. Benefits the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children. 5K race at 9AM and 1.5 Mile Walk at 9:05AM. Registration and bib pick-up on day of at 30th and Avalon Ave.
Nov 23 Ocean City Christmas in the Downtown – Miracle on Asbury Avenue. Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas
Nov 23 Atlantic City BB King. House of Blues, 10pm
Nov 23-Nov 24 Sea Isle City 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza . Excursion Park, JFK Blvd & Pleasure Ave. Santa Arrival, Tree Lighting, Ice Skate Rink, Carolers and Children’s Entertainment. Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-5pm
Nov 24 Atlantic City Brad Garrett. Garret was initially successful as a stand-up comedian in the early 1980s. His first major role was Robert Barone on the CBS series Everybody Loves Raymond. Borgata, 9pm
Nov 30 Toms River Christmas Tree Lighting. 6-8:30pm in the Town Hall Courtyard
Dec 7 North Wildwood Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade. Parade begins at 7 pm at 15th & Central Ave in North Wildwood, then continues South on Pacific Aven through Wildwood to Heather Rd in Wildwood Crest, then ends at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Watch a festive line-up of floats, firetrucks and other creatively decorated vehicles
Dec 7 Ocean City Christmas Parade. 7pm on Asbury Avenue from 6th to 11th St
Dec 7 North Wildwood Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting. Christmas tree lighting, Santa Claus and refreshments. 5:30-7:30pm
Dec 8-Dec 9 Tuckerton 10th Annual Christkindlmarkt. 10am-4pm. Holiday market and fair under a huge heated tent. Horse drawn cart rides, children’s rides, activities, Gluhwein hot mulled wine, food, refreshments and entertainment. Wine tasting
Dec 14-Dec 16 Ocean City 2012 Holiday Spectacular. Come rock around the Christmas tree as a cast of professional singers and dancers celebrate the season with a fully-staged musical revue of Holiday hits. High-energy choreography, spectacular costumes, unbelievable talent and a phenomenal set all come together on the Music Pier stage
Jan 1 Ocean City First Day At The Beach. 2pm at the Music Pier. Featuring Ocean City’s first dip in the ocean for the New Year
Feb 22 Atlantic City The Who. Legendary rock band The Who reunites at the Boardwalk Hall to perform rock opera Quadrophenia plus other classic Who songs. Original members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend will be joined by Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Simon Townsend, Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes

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