Summer is getting closer with every weekend at the Jersey Shore. If you’re going down the shore this upcoming weekend of May 5-6, here are some of the events:
In Ocean City you can attend the Spring Block Party on Saturday, 9am-5pm, from 5th-14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. There will be over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more.
Saturday and Sunday, Stone Harbor is hosting its annual Coastal Living Festival, along 96th Street and Second Avenue, daily between 10AM – 5PM. This will be a taste of the best of what Stone Harbor and the surrounding area has to offer in dining, shopping and shore living. Large boats, great seafood, outdoor furniture, live entertainment and the best shopping in the area will all be featured in this two day event.
Also on Saturday, Kenwood Racing will host an afternoon-long Kentucky Derby Celebration at BACA Sports Lounge in Asbury Park (1-7pm). It will include live racing all day, culminating with the live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, insider handicapping tips from thoroughbred professionals, cocktail and food specials, and a chance to win big on Derby Day.
And on Sunday, starting at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport and finishing on the Long Branch boardwalk, it’s the NJ Marathon and Half Marathon Festival At The Shore, a world-class event with course designed for speed, with great area restaurants and attractions, and amazing oceanfront scenery. I will personally run the Half Marathon on behalf of the Kick Cancer Overboard charity!
If you’re looking to rent a house at the shore, check out ShoreVacations.com, Jersey Shore’s biggest vacation rentals resource. It lists hundreds of rental homes and condos from Sandy Hook all the way down to Cape May (including Belmar, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, Ocean City, Long Beach Island, Atlantic City or the Wildwoods). It’s a one-stop website for planning your Jersey Shore vacation, featuring beach information, weather updates and more! And of course, it has a full list of all the Jersey Shore events this year.