Now that the weather has finally turned, spring is here, and summer is right around the corner, we start eying up things to do at the Jersey Shore in Ocean County and in the immediate area.
Thankfully, as anyone who lives or spends time in Seaside Park, Ortley Beach or Lavallette knows, there is no shortage of things to do here.
We like to get out and enjoy the area just as much as you do – we can’t be good representatives without a deep knowledge and love for the area, after all – so we combed local event calendars to pick out some of the best events happening this June. Take a look:
Jersey Shore Wine Festival – June 1
This isn’t taking place on the barrier island, but it’s just down the road at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, our local minor league baseball team. Being held June 1 at noon, this is the ninth year of the event, which brings the best wines in New Jersey together in one spot for you to sample. The proceeds benefit charity, too! Get tickets here.
Taste of Seaside Restaurant Tour – June 4
Seaside is more than just beach and boardwalk. There are some great restaurants here, too. On June 4, you can tour a bunch of them with one easy ticket, tasting your way through town from 4:40 to 6:30pm. There are ten restaurants participating, a free shuttle bus to move you around, and proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County. It’s a great event! Get tickets here.
Jersey Gems Motor Home Rally – June 6 – 9
Want to see some of the sleekest, most luxurious and most interesting motorhomes in the state? Or maybe you just want to socialize with fellow enthusiasts? The Jersey Gems Motor Home Rally on June 6 in Seaside Heights is where you want to go. The event will be held on the bay side – you won’t be able to miss it! – and runs all day long from June 6 to June 9. Feel free to bring your own!
Arts & Crafts on the Boardwalk – June 8
Hop onto the boardwalk on June 8 from 11am to 7pm to enjoy arts and crafts. The event is suitable for the whole family and will be packed with great distractions and things to do – plus, you’re on the boardwalk! There is LOADS to do there! Most attractions will be between Dupont and Carteret avenues in Seaside Heights.
Campout On The Beach – June 21
Ever wished you could camp out on the beach? You can, on June 21 in Seaside Heights! The town does this every year and it’s a great opportunity to do something you’re usually not allowed to do. Fun night for the family or with a group of friends! For information on how to reserve a spot and more, visit this site.
The wonderful thing is that this list barely scratches the surface. We are blessed to live and work in such a great area. There are countless things to do, whether you live here full-time, are a summer resident, or rent a summer home for your vacation.
Hopefully this inspires you to get out, solicit local merchants, and enjoy the Jersey Shore in Ocean County!