Summer is here and it’s prime time for outdoor activities at the Jersey Shore! Be sure to check out these upcoming dates for some free or inexpensive events happening nearby this month.
Point Pleasant Summerfest kicks off from 6-10pm at the Community Park on Bridge Avenue. The event will also continue on Saturday, 6/3 from 11am-7pm. The festival will feature live music, food trucks, market/craft vendors, and inflatables for the kids. All-day $10 wristbands are available for purchase. Entrance to this community event is free and fun for the whole family! Friday night will feature bands, food, and a beer & wine tent for guests ages 21 and up. Call 732-295-8850 to get more information, or click here.
Moonlit New Egypt Flea Market will take place at 933 Monmouth Road in Cream Ridge from 5-9pm. The Market will be lit up and transformed into a mystical and magical village that is truly something special. There are many cute shops to be explored and treasures to be discovered! Pets are welcome, and this event only occurs four times a year – so you won’t want to miss it. Get more details here or call 609-758-2082.
Ocean Grove’s Spring Flea Market will take place from 9am to 4pm at the Great Auditorium on Pilgrim Pathway. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine. Learn more at https://www.oceangrovenj.com/ or call 732-774-1391.
The Keyport Garden Walk will take place from 11am to 3pm at Keyport Gardens (70 West Front Street). This is a free event and is a unique self-guided tour on both 6/3 and 6/4, and an opportunity to enjoy and explore the public and private gardens of this charming town on the Raritan Bay. You will discover perennial gardens in charming neighborhoods, learn about the environmentally beneficial rain gardens along Keyport’s magnificent waterfront, and hear from marvelous gardeners as they offer you a tour. Call 732-351-2167 or click here to learn more.
Allaire Village Flea Market (Wall) from 8am to 2pm, with a $5 admission fee for those ages 12 and up. Don’t miss one of the Jersey Shore’s greatest flea markets! Find out more information here, or call 732-919-3500.
Summer Solstice Craft Show (Brant Beach, LBI) will take place from 9:30am to 4pm at the St. Francis Community Center on LBI Blvd. There will be 65+ local artists, crafters, and makers vending their handmade items. Admission is $2 and don’t forget to purchase your auction tickets to participate in a chance auction with many pieces from the talented vendors. Call 609-494-8861 for more information, or click here.
National Outlet Shopping Weekend at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets (Tinton Falls) from 10am to 9pm on both June 10th and June 11th. Don’t miss this highly anticipated event, featuring major savings! Get thousands of deals from brands you love all weekend long. You’ll also be eligible for a free tote bag while supplies last, there will be food trucks present, live entertainment and kids’ activities too. Find out more here, or call 732-918-1700.
June 11: New Jersey Irish Festival at Monmouth Park Racetrack (Oceanport) from noon to 5pm. Don’t miss an exciting day of live racing, Irish food, vendors, dancing, music, and more. Admission is $6 per person for adults, children ages 12 and under are free. Parking is also free. Purchase your tickets online here, or call 732-222-5100.
Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Department Craft Fair & Flea Market (Toms River) will take place from 8am to 4pm at 40 Clayton Avenue. The firehouse kitchen will be open for delicious food and there will be plenty of local vendors featuring great items for purchase. Learn more by calling 732-664-2237 or click here.
The Manasquan Art Walk will take place from 10am to 4pm along Main Street. This event features free admission and you’ll get to enjoy strolling down Main Street and browse original works of art by local artists, artwork available for purchase. Rain date is June 18th. Call 732-554-1916 or click here for more details.
Take Dad to the Cruise to the Jersey Shore Car Show on Father’s Day in Long Branch! This event is free to attend, and will take place at The Great Lawn on Ocean Avenue (Pier Village) from 9am to 3pm. See more details here, or call 732-222-7000.
Father’s Day at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk (Point Pleasant) starts at noon. All Dads will receive free admission with a paying child to the aquarium, fun house, rides, mini golf, and adventure lookout. Learn more here, or call 732-892-0600.
June 21: Attend the first Family Movie Night in Downtown Freehold from 8:30pm-10:30pm with Back to the Future Part II! This outdoor movie night is free to attend for the whole family, and takes place at the Hall of Records on East Main Street. Call 732-333-0094 or click here to learn more (and see the whole outdoor movie schedule for the rest of summer!). Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Argos Farm Blueberry Festival (Lacey) will run from 10am to 3pm. Enjoy live music, delicious blueberry treats, summer photo ops, and hand-picked farm fresh blueberries! Buy tickets online and learn more at https://www.argosfarm.com/blueberry-festival or call 609-693-3513.
Wine and Pizza Festival at Monmouth Park Racetrack (Oceanport) will take place 6/24 and 6/25 from 11am to 5pm. Admission for this event is $15 each for adults ages 21+ and includes a day of wine sampling and a commemorative tasting glass (pizza can be purchased separately). Purchase your wine sampling ticket in advance online and save 15%. Call 732-222-5100 with any questions.
Barnegat Drive-in Summer Movie Series begins at dusk with the first free drive-in movie of the season – a showing of Super Pets, at Barnegat High School (180 Bengal Blvd). Call 609-698-0080 ext.130 for more details, or click here.
Jenkinson’s Free Summer Movies on the Beach (Point Pleasant) begins at 9pm on Pavilion Beach in front of the aquarium. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy free Tuesday night movies on the beach all summer beginning tonight (weather permitting). On 6/27, The Lion King will be shown. Call 732-892-0600 or click here to learn more and see the rest of the summer movie line-up.
June 28: Another great classic Family Movie Night in Downtown Freehold will take place from 8:30pm-10:30pm with Pretty in Pink! Once again, this event is free to attend for the whole family (weather permitting). See more details here, or call 732-333-0094.
We hope you have a great June, and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads!