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Ormond Beach Seafood Festival Returns… and Admission is Free!

Ormond Beach’s biggest and best free festival will return to Rockefeller Gardens on November 18 & 19, 2017!

Local seafood leads the way at this year’s Riverfest Seafood Festival in Ormond Beach. The 9th annual festival sponsored by Ormond Beach MainStreet will have fifteen food purveyors serving up everything from fresh shrimp to grilled octopus and fried fish to lobster mac-n-cheese. Of course, there’s a healthy helping of draft beer, ice cream, local barbeque, fried oreos and kettle corn to keep every eater full and happy.

The festival is about much more than food, however. Held in Rockefeller Gardens and Fortunato Park right along Ormond’s sparkling riverfront, the event features two days of water activities, a 5K race on Sunday, an extremely popular kid’s fishing clinic, chef demonstrations, a kids’ zone, vendors and, of course, great music.

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Free Family-Friendly Festivals in New Jersey This Spring

Planning your next I-95 Road Trip? Make the most of springtime’s pleasant weather with these kid-friendly events, street festivals and special holiday happenings throughout New Jersey—oh, and did we mention: they’re all FREE! Find even more events for your upcoming trip.

Easter Egg Hunts
April 15, 2017
Multiple Locations
At Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt in North Wildwood, kids ages 11 and younger can pick-up eggs and collect prizes, while the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Cape May has two categories: preschoolers to kindergarteners and first to second graders.

Annual Earth Day Festival
April 23, 2017
Egg Harbor Township
At this Earth Day Festival, watch live entertainment and music, browse the eco-friendly vendor booths, and bring the kids for the interactive games and exhibits.

Essex County Cherry Blossom Bloomfest
April 23, 2017
Newark
Enjoy cherry trees in full bloom at the Cherry Blossom Bloomfest, with Japanese cultural demonstrations, live music and children’s activities will keep little ones entertained.

New Jersey Folk Festival
April 29, 2017
New Brunswick
Introduce kids to cultures from around the world at this student-run Folk Festival at Eagleton Institute.

Rutgers Day
April 29, 2017
Camden, New Brunswick and Newark
Everyone is invited to the annual Rutgers Day, where families can learn about the sciences, arts and humanities with hands-on activities, performances and more.

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
May 7, 2017
Hoboken
More than 300 artists, photographers, crafters and sculptors come together for the annual Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival to sell their wares, and kid activities including rides, face painting and performances.

Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix
May 19 – 21, 2017
Point Pleasant Beach
Watch with excitement as speed racers zoom down the waterways during the Offshore Grand Prix. The race begins at Noon on Sunday.

Bordentown Street Fair
May 20 – 21, 2017
Bordentown
Farnsworth Avenue bustles with people coming to enjoy craft booths, boutique shop merchants, local food vendors, live music and kids’ entertainment at the Bordentown Street Fair.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
May 26 – 29, 2017
Wildwoods Beach
The kiddos will love the Wildwoods International Kite Festival — the largest kite festival in North America — with exhibits, workshops and demonstrations — see the most colorful creations to take flight.


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Let’s Go to the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival!

The 27th annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival begins this Friday and goes throughout the weekend.

Voted one of the top 100 events in North America, The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is a giant street fair on closed-to-traffic Ocean Boulevard. It features 60 restaurants cooking an incredible array of seafood and non-seafood delicacies under a sea of tents. There is continuous entertainment on two stages, scores of crafts, displays, culinary demonstrations, lobster roll eating competition, spectacular fireworks, a sky diving demonstration, and a children’s entertainment area. Attendance has grown to an estimated 150,000 over the years.

WHEN: Weekend after Labor Day: September 9, 10, 11, 2016

  • Friday – 4 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday – 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM

WHERE: Ocean Boulevard (Center Beach) is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall.

ADMISSIONS: $5 per Adult on Friday and $10 per Adult on Saturday and $8 Sunday. Children under 12 free of charge. No pets are allowed (per town ordinance)

FREE SHUTTLE & PARKING: Free parking and shuttle service is available at over 13 in-town satellite parking lots. The shuttle service has proved to be the fastest, safest, and most cost effective way to get to the Festival. With no cost, and less aggravation; it has become the most popular way to attend and enjoy the Festival.  OR– Park at the NH State Park (near Seabrook Bridge, Rte. 1A). Parking is $15 per car with FREE TROLLEY SERVICE.

OTHER EVENTS:

  • There will be a fireworks display Saturday at 8:15 p.m.
  • A skydiving demonstration will be on Sunday at 5 p.m.
  • The 4th annual Lobster Roll Eating Contest will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.

DIRECTIONS:

  • From New Hampshire and points north: I-95 south to exit 2 (NH Route 101) then NH 101 east 4 miles to  Hampton Beach.
  • From Massachusetts and points south: I-95 north to exit 60 (MA Route 286) then MA 286 east 3.5 miles to Route 1A north 2.5 miles to Hampton Beach.

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