Your Weekend at the Shore-Food, Flowers, Wine and More
May 31, 2019-The Jersey Shore is open for business and the events and festivals are in full swing. The beaches are beautiful and according to sources they are in the best shape they have ever been in. The water is warming up and the boardwalks are ready for you to hop on a roller coaster or grab those delicious fries or maybe indulge in a funnel cake. Your weekend at the Jersey Shore is going to be warm with temps in the upper 70’s and sunny so come on down. There’s so much waiting for you.
If you are a flower fan then you’ll want to get to Ocean City for the Ocean City Flower Show that runs from May 31-Jun 2. See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Fri 2 pm-9 pm, Sat 10 am-9 pm and Sun 10 am-4 pm.
For the wine enthusiast, you must head to First Energy Park in Lakewood for the 2019 Jersey Shore Wine Festival. The festival is an exciting two-day event that features samplings from a variety of award-winning wineries from throughout the Garden State. Past wineries have included Chestnut Run Farm, Four Sisters Winery, DiMatteo’s Vineyards, Plagido’s Winery, Villari Vineyards, Wagonhouse Winery, and Valenzano Winery. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, food truck vendors, and a children’s play area. The festival runs June 1-2.
If you’re Irish, Italian, or just a fan of the foods, drinks, and cultural elements, then you can’t miss the Irish Italian Festival in Sea Isle City. The festival will feature activities related to traditions and cultures of both nationalities. June 1, 11 am-6 pm at Kix McNutley in Sea Isle.
June 2 is the New Jersey Pride Celebration in Asbury Park from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Come out and show your colors! The parade starts at noon from City Hall. Festival includes live performances, over 100 vendors, family zone and food court. This is a free event.
If you and the family are into bike riding than you’ll want to stop by Margate City for the Le Tour De Downbeach 11th Anniversary Family Bike Ride on June 2. The family friendly 14-mile bicycle tour begins each year in Ventnor riding down the boardwalk through Atlantic City, a police escort through Margate and Longport, ending with a barbecue at Tomatoes’ restaurant on Amherst Ave.
It’s strawberry season in New Jersey and to celebrate the start of Jersey Fresh produce and fruit you’ll want to get to the West Cape May Strawberry Festival. Sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association, the Strawberry Festival has become an eagerly anticipated event each season. This all-day event features Jersey-fresh strawberries, fresh produce, BBQ, and more! Be sure to bring the family and get out for a day of fun! June 1, from 9 am to 5 pm.
More for the foodies...Hop Sauce Festival is, at its core, is a very unique celebration. Some celebrate amazing food and drink. Others celebrate original music. But for most of us, it’s a celebration of people, an inspiring community that enjoys delicious food from a dozen local restaurants, over 50 craft beers, fantastic headlining bands, and all that we have in common.
This event runs on June 1, in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island. It includes original music and offers a great experience while benefiting the Jetty Rock.
If the strawberry festival and the hop sauce festival weren't enough you can add this one to the "must eat" list. For the foodies we recommend Cape May Restaurant Week. Dine on some of the finest cuisine in Cape May. To take part, simply visit any participating restaurant during the event and you'll be presented with their Restaurant Week menu in addition to their regular menu. No tickets are required, but we recommend reservations where available. Visit Cape May Restaurant Week’s website for a list of restaurants and more information.
If you have been on the planet for a while and want to wax nostalgic head on down to Atlantic City and take in Kansas at Sound Waves in the Hard Rock. Remember “Dust in the Wind" and “Carry on Wayward Son”? Get your 70’s groove back with this iconic rock band this weekend on June 1.
Are comic books and all things superhero more your style? Then we have the event just for you! It’s the Comic Book Show at Historic Smithville. This show will include comic artist’s, writers, all your favorite characters. Vendors will be set also selling all things comics… comic books, graphic novels, action figures, non-sports cards, figurines, tee- shirts, crafts and face painting. It's going to be a great weekend at the Jersey Shore so get out and about and enjoy it because as you know, you deserve it! Visit JerseyShoreVibe for more Events Along the Shore, Food & Drink Festivals, Fireworks at the Shore, Movies on the Beach and so much more!
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