Memorial Day marks the first weekend of summer at the shore for many people. Visitors come from across the country to celebrate Memorial Day at the Jersey Shore. Memorial day brings some great events to the shore. From fireworks to food trucks you are at no shortage of things to do Memorial Day weekend at the Jersey shore.
Memorial Day is meant to honor those who have served our country. Many of the events that take place at the shore on memorial day weekend are patriotic because of the nature of the holiday. That being said it is also the kick off of the summer season at the shore so that also plays a role in the activities that are scheduled.
Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars
This event will be held at Monmouth Park Racetrack. The event will include food sampling from a large variety of food trucks. It will also feature crafters and other vendors along with live music. It will be held on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
Bradley Beach Arts and Crafts Fair
This event will be held Saturday and Sunday in Bradley Beach on the boardwalk. The event will feature food, craft vendors and activities.
International Kite Festival
This event takes place in Wildwood at the beach on Rio Grande Avenue. It runs Friday though Monday.
River Adventure Cardboard Boat Race
This event takes place Saturday on Morey’s Pier in Wildwood. It’s a great event for kids. Participants design and make a cardboard boat and race the boat at Raging Waters Waterpark. The event is free of charge.
Memorial Day Parades
If you want to watch a Memorial Day parade you have several options. Saturday at 10am there is a parade on Bradley Boulevard in Bradley Beach. Monday at 10am you can watch a Memorial Day parade at Bicentennial Park in Beach Haven. Monday at 11 am There will be a parade at the Municipal Harbor at Atlantic Highlands.
Unlocking of the Ocean and the Business Persons Plunge
This event will be held Friday of Memorial Day weekend in Ocean City. Business people fro the community dress in full business attire and carry briefcases with them as the march into the water to kick off the summer season.
3rd Annual 31 Heros Memorial Beach Challenge
This event will be held Saturday in Ocean City. The race consists of a stand up paddle ocean challenge, a SEAL Team approved obstacle course challenge and a kids fun run. The race begins at 7:30am at the 8th street beach.
Spring Lake 5-Mile Run
This event is held Saturday in Spring Lake. The event is a fast USATF certified course. It is attended by thousands of people. The race starts at 8:30am.
Tri for Our Veterans
The Tri for Our Veterans triathlon is held Saturday in Sea Isle City. The event starts at Excursion Park at 7am. The event consists of a 1/4 mile ocean swim, an 8.3 ,ile bike and a 3.1 mile boardwalk run.
Fireworks On the Beach
Asbury Park will have a fireworks display Sunday at dusk.