What Happening at the Jersey Shore This Weekend? Ocean County Edition

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August 24 

Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents: Snow White, Bengal Auditorium, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. 10 am. All Seating is reserved. Free Parking & Handicapped Accessible $ Information: 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org – BARNEGAT

Barnegat Concert: American Hawk, Public Dock, East Bay Ave. 7 – 9 pm. Please bring your chairs. All concerts are free of charge. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Blvd. North, doors will open at 6:30 pm. – BARNEGAT

Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents: The Buddy Holly Story, Bengal Auditorium, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. 8 pm. Follow Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. All Seating is reserved. Free Parking & Handicapped Accessible. $ Information: 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org – BARNEGAT

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Sleeping Beauty, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 10:30 am. A delightful group of characters are assembled, that young audiences will find as enchanting as the magic in the story itself. There’s Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy and the Royal Magician who is so inept he transforms himself into a frog. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org – BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

13th Annual Lacey 5k Race & One Mile Fun Run/ Walk & Kiddie Dash, Gille Park, Manchester Ave. Registration 7 am; 1 Mile Run/Walk 8 am; 5k race 8:30 am; Kiddie Dash after 5k. Well maintained & award winning park. Prize drawing & raffles, and post race BBQ. Registration fee. Information: 609-693-1100 or www.lacey5k.com – FORKED RIVER

Trail Hikes and Guided Walks: Baymen, Island Beach State Park, Rt. 35 South. 10 am – 11 am. Meet at Interpretive Center, 7 miles past entrance. Go on a hike to learn about the people who lived here long ago. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, bug spray. Pre-registration required. $ and paid park admission. Information: 732-793-0506 or www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach – ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

Tours of Navy Lakehurst, Navy Lakehurst, Route 547. Meet at Cathedral of the Air, 264 New Hope Rd. Tour the Navy Lakehurst Information Center, the Ready Room, the POW-MIA Room, Historic Hangar One, the Hindenburg Crash Site Memorial Marker. Registration two weeks prior is mandatory. The tour is unable to accomodate unregistered walk-ins on the day of the tour due to security regulations. Wednesday tours are for DOD personal and groups 10 or more. No foreign nationals are permitted on the tours due to security reasons. 2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month April – October. 2nd Saturday of the month November – March. Information and registration: 732-818-7520 or www.nlhs.com – LAKEHURST

Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. Noon. Children’s theater performance presented by the Strand School the Arts Summer Musical Theatre Workshop. $ Information: 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org – LAKEWOOD

Minor League BASEBALL: Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies), FirstEnergy Park, Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves. 7:05 pm. Girl Scout Night Sleepover/BlueClaws Hats. Single-A baseball. Information: 732-901-7000 or www.blueclaws.com – LAKEWOOD

Big Brother/Big Sister Night, New Egypt Speedway, 720 Route 539. 6 pm. 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks. Schedule subject to change. Information: 609-758-1900 or www.newegyptspeedway.net – NEW EGYPT

Laurita Irish Festival Weekend, Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Road. Noon – 7 pm. Irish music, Irish artesian displays, corned beef and cabbage. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pop up tents. Free Admission. Information: 609-758-8000 or www.lauritawinery.com – NEW EGYPT

Summer Schedule, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, College Drive, off Hooper Ave.One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure, 11:30 am; Wonders of the Summer Sky, 1:00 pm; Bad Astronomy, 2:30 pm; Laser Beatles, 4:00 pm; Wonders of the Summer Sky, 7:00 pm and Laser Zepplin, 8:15 pm. Information: 732-255-0343 or www.ocean.edu/campus/planetarium – TOMS RIVER

Toms River Artist Community ,18 Main St. 1 – 4 pm. Local Artist Showing Selling Artwork Sculpture Jewlery Note Cards. Free Parking. Information: 732-604-8210 – TOMS RIVER

Become a Magician - Magic Workshop, TRACO Theater, 16 Washington St. 3 pm. Learn how to become a magician, show combines teaching and fun. $ Information: 732-228-7273 or www.tracotheater.com – TOMS RIVER

Carousel of Music 2013: Lakewood Jazz Ensemble, Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street. 7 pm. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. – TOMS RIVER

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August 25

Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents: The Buddy Holly Story, Bengal Auditorium, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. 2 pm. Follow Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. All Seating is reserved. Free Parking & Handicapped Accessible. $ Information: 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org – BARNEGAT

Barnegat Concert: Timeless Soundz, Public Dock, East Bay Ave. 7 – 9 pm. Please bring your chairs. All concerts are free of charge. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Blvd. North, doors will open at 6:30 pm. – BARNEGAT

Barnegat Light Historical Society’s Open House Wine & Cheese Party, Barnegat Light Museum, 5th St. & Central Ave. 5 pm. See the beautiful historical building, socialize & enjoy some wine & cheese. Open to the public. Sponsored by the Barnegat Light Historical Society. Information: 609-494-5404 or www.barnegatlight.org – BARNEGAT LIGHT

Willy Wonka, Jr., Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 6:00 pm. This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. With this show’s flexible cast size, featuring roles for all ages, this production will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination! $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org – BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Concert: Bridgit Mendler, Northern Star Arena, Six Flags Great Adventure, Rte. 537. Free with theme park admission or a season pass. Information: 732-928-1821 or www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure – JACKSON

Juan Pablo Subirana, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. 3 pm. Latin piano performance through classical, contemporary and popular music. $ Information: 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org – LAKEWOOD

Minor League BASEBALL: Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies), FirstEnergy Park, Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves. 5:05 pm. Kids Eat Free/Gift Card giveaway/Home Show Night. Single-A baseball. Information: 732-901-7000 or www.blueclaws.com – LAKEWOOD

Summer Evening Concert Series: 20th Annual Big Band Bootcamp, Gazebo, Bay Blvd. & Philadelphia Ave. Runs July thru September 1. Information: 732-793-7477 or www.lavallette.org – LAVALLETTE

Movies on the Beach: Jaws, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd. Dusk. Bring a blanket or chair. $ donation. Information: 609-494-1241 or www.lbifoundation.org – LOVELADIES

Laurita Irish Festival Weekend, Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Road. Noon – 7 pm. Irish music, Irish artesian displays, corned beef and cabbage. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pop up tents. Free Admission. Information: 609-758-8000 or www.lauritawinery.com – NEW EGYPT

Sunday Drum Circle, First Aid Building, Rt. 35 South & 2nd Ave. 1 pm. All welcome to drum with a group of people to make rhythms with unique instruments. Free. Information: sundaydrumcircle@hotmail.com – NORMANDY BEACH/TOMS RIVER

Big Joe Talent Show, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Boardwalk & Parkway. 7 pm. Family entertainment. Runs Sundays June 23 thru September 2. Information: 732-892-0600 or www.jenkinsons.com – POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Ocean County Baby Parade, boardwalk from Sherman Ave. to Dupont Ave. Noon. Baby parade contest, up to age 6, staging area located on the Boardwalk at the Aztec Ocean Resort. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

JDRF FAAN Crab Race! Breakwater Beach Waterpark, Grant & Ocean Terr. Late afternoon. Purchase a plastic crab to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Then watch as they race around the Lazy River, prizes, purchase crabs online or at the park. Information: 732-793-6488 or www.casinopiernj.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Music Mondays, Hiering Ave. 7 pm. Rock & roll, oldies, jazz, and pop concert. Bring chair or blanket. Runs Mondays July 1 – September 2. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Movies on the Beach, Hiering Ave. Dusk. Free Family friendly G rated movies on the beach. Bring chair or blanket. Runs Sundays from July 7 thru September 1. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

August 26

Reptile World, Fantasy Island Amusement Park, 320 West Seventh. 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm. A fascinating, entertaining and educational show featuring live reptiles such as a 16′ 165 lb. Albino Indian Rock Python, Alligator Snapping Turtle, South American Green Iguana, American Alligator and Cobras. Information: 609-492-4000 or www.fantasyislandpark.com – BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Harvest the Bay Crabbing, Island Beach State Park, Bathing Beach #1 Pavilion, Rt. 35 South. 10 am – Noon. Discover the fascinating life cycle of the Blue Claw Crab, its niche in the ecosystem, when and how to harvest them, and what you can do to assure their populations remain at a healthy level. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, bug spray, wear water-shoes. Pre-registration required. $ and paid park admission. Information: 732-793-0506 or www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach – ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

Princess/Pirate Tea Party, Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, 2305 Grand Central Ave. (Route 35 north). 4 pm. Performers are dressed in character (Princesses, Beauties, Princes and Pirates) as they serve a single scoop of ice cream and sing songs to their guests. Each admission includes a choice of Tiara, Wand, Prince Crown, Clown Nose or Coloring Book. Plus, each admission includes a complimentary single scoop of ice cream served along with bottomless iced tea. Appropriate for ages up to 9 yrs. old or 3rd Grade. Runs Mondays July 1 thru August 26. Information: 732-854-2779 orwww.themusicman.com – LAVALLETTE

Beach Treasure Hunt, between Newark & Trenton Ave beaches. 6 pm. Runs Monday July 1 thru August 26. Different beaches each week. No scheduled rain date. Sponsored by The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe – LAVALLETTE

Summer Series Outdoor Concerts: Fred Gaurino and Friends, Lake Manahawkin. 7 pm. Bring chair, blanket, bleachers available. Information: 609-597-0410 or www.staffordhistory.org – MANAHAWKIN

Kiddie Beach Shows: The Magic of John Bundy & Morgan, Jenkinson’s South Beach Stage, 300 Ocean Ave. 7 pm. Runs Mondays June 24 thru August 26. Information: 732-892-0600 or www.jenkinsons.com – POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Music Mondays, Hiering Ave. 7 pm. Rock & roll, oldies, jazz, and pop concert. Bring chair or blanket. Runs Mondays July 1 – September 2. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Keep checking our blog for more Monmouth and Ocean County Events.  For more information on Jersey Shore Tourism, Festivals and events you can also check out our website at http://www.visitthejerseyshore.com or call Robert Hilton Executive Director for the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau at 732-244-9283