Looking for Jersey Shore events and activities focused on coastal and natural environments? Consult the Coastal Calendar.
- Upcoming Events
Happiness is a Horseshoe Crab, Evening Edition
On this twilight walk led by the Education Program at the NJSGC, discover the amazing horseshoe crab and its special connection to the tides, the moon, and other coastal creatures. Advance registration required.
NJSGC, Sandy Hoook
732-872-1300 ext. 20
13th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival
Celebrate the environment at this event sponsored by the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program which includes scavenger hunts, fish printing, face painting, seedling planting, and more. Music, pontoon boat tours and kids' activities are part of the program as well as coastal artisans and crafters.
Wanamaker Complex, Island Heights
732-255-0472 ext. 4
Delaware Bay Days
Sponsored by the Bayshore Discover Project, Delaware Bay Days celebrates the maritime history, vibrant culture and natural resources of the Delaware Bay. The festival includes a botany and bird walk in the Millville Wildlife Management Area.
Bivalve/Port Norris and Mauricetown
Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival
The New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar combines a culinary celebration of seafood delights with a day of fun. The Annual event will once again unite master chefs, fine artists and crafts people along with musicians from around the state. The New Jersey Seafood Festival has been named as one of the top 100 events in North America. Approximately 150,000 visitors attended last year's festival, which is held at Silver Lake Park on Ocean Avenue.
Silver Lake Park, Belmar
18th Annual Baymen's Seafood & Music Festival
Enjoy delicious Jersey fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp from the finest local seafood purveyors while listening to Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns. Speak with commercial fishermen to learn about occupations on the bay or take a clam shucking class. Crafters, vendors, music, food, refreshments, family activities, demonstrations, boat rides. New for 2010. King Neptune and Mermaid contest! Bring the family and plan to spend the whole day. Listed as one of the Top 10 NJ Outdoor Festivals by Countryside Magazine in 2008 and 2009.
120 W. Main St., Tuckerton
Delaware River Sojourn
This trip covers over 70 miles, combining canoeing, camping, and educational programs. Participants can sign up for individual days or go the full distance, from Hankins, NJ in the Catskill Mountains, to New Jersey's Maurice River. The goal is to heighten awareness of the ecological, historical, recreational, and economic significance of the Delaware River.
Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
This annual celebration of all things blueberry-the official state fruit of New Jersey-features Pinelands arts and crafts and blueberries. Enjoy walking and wagon tours and live bluegrass music.
County Route 530, Browns Mills
17th Annual Duke of Fluke Tournament
South Jersey's largest fluke tournament. Entrance fee for participants.
Sterling Harbor Bait and Tackle
1020 West Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood
New Jersey Sandcastle Contest
One of New Jersey's largest and oldest sandcastle contests, the New Jersey Sandcastle Contests attracts sandcastle builders from around the State and beyond.
Ocean Avenue, Belmar
Maritime Festival at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Weekend event will feature historical displays from assorted maritime/lighthouse museums from around the country, crafters & vendors selling nautical theme merchandise, activities for children, Lighthouse and Garden tours, food vendors, musical guests and more.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, Village of Anglesea, North Wildwood
Tuckahoe River Canoe/Kayak Race
This popular annual water event on the Tuckahoe River challenges canoers and kayakers to tackle an approximately two-mile roundtrip course.
Upper Township Beach, Tuckahoe
16th Annual Highlands Clamfest
The 16th Annual Highlands Clamfest is a four day event that every seafood and land-lubber out there won't want to miss. Admission and parking are free. Thur. and Fri., Aug. 5th &...
71 Waterwitch Avenue, Highlands
3rd Annual NJ Maritime Heritage Festival
An 'A-Cat celebration! Boat races, boat rides, demonstrations, food, entertainment and lots of fun maritime activities.
120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton
Purple Martin Migration Spectacular
See thousands of Purple Martins and learn more about these fascinating birds as they ready for migration.
Mauricetown Bridge, Maurice River Township
Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off at Monmouth Park
The Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off has become so popular that for the second year it will run both Saturday and Sunday! Featuring the Shore's best chefs churning out Crab Cakes galore...
175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport
Annual Beach Plum Festival
This fun-filled day offers beach plum ice cream and jelly as well as entertainment, kayak tours, nature hikes, beach plum picking, fly tying and casting demonstrations and a craft show. Many environmental organizations participate with exhibits and displays. Beach plum plants are also available for purchase.
Island Beach State Park
COAST DAY NJ
Held on the docks of the Lobster House Restaurant in Cape May, enjoy tours, live music, kids' activities and dozens of informative displays and exhibits focused on New Jersey's coastal environments. COAST DAY NJ is a project of the NJSGC and the New Jersey Department of Transportation Office of Maritime Resources. Admission is free.
Lobster House Restaurant, Cape May