10 low-cost or FREE things to do this weekend at the Jersey Shore

10 low-cost or FREE things to do this weekend at the Jersey Shore


When the tourists go away, the Jersey Shore and its communities continue to provide its residents with fun, affordable and new things to do. In the coming months, we will be highlighting these happenings for our fans and shedding some light on what is going on in our own backyards.

Please let us know about any future events or fun & educational things to do in the area and we will include them when we can.

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Event: Kids Night Out
Location: Small Factory Productions
Address: 560 River Rd STE C Fair Haven
Date: Friday November 15th & Saturday November 16th
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: See belowDescription: Kids ages 5-12 are invited to a night out. Times and prices as follows: 6:30pm-8:30pm which includes movies, computer games, music, and social time-$20 per child with a $15 sibling rate. 6:30pm-10:00pm which includes movies, computer games, music, and social time as well as an arts pajama party-$30 per child with a $25 sibling rate. Parents can use this as a great opportunity to have some grown up conversation while dining at one of our many Jersey Shore Local Restaurants. Pre-registration is required.

Please call 732-212-1088 to pre-register and go to www.mysmallfactory.com for more information.




Event: Jeff Musial The Animal Guy
Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre
Address: 173 Main Street Manasquan
Date: Friday November 14th
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $15

Description: Educational entertainment for kids of all ages. Come see Jeff Musial and his exotic friends this weekend for an unforgettable experience that will include kangaroos, a baby spider monkey and a bunch of different other cool reptiles. You may have seen Jeff before on The Today Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy, iCarly and more.




Event: Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools
Location: Pollak Theatre
Address: 400 Cedar Avenue West Long Branch
Date: Friday November 14th
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Varies

Description: Come see an eclectic mix of songs from Bob Dylan to George Jones. Go to Monmouth.edu to buy tickets online or call 732-263-6889. All ticket holders will receive a free autographed poster signed by the artists after the show.




Event: Sandy Hook Bird Walk
Location: Gateway National Recreation Area – Sandy Hook
Address: Parking Lot M Fort Hancock
Date: Saturday November 15th
Time: 8:00am–10:00am
Cost: Free

Description: The trip will be led by accomplished birders who are familiar with Sandy Hook and its birds. Bring your binoculars and camera and come out and meet with other bird and nature enthusiasts on a two hour walk to check out some local and migratory birds.. Maybe the snowy owls that visit the area will be visiting.

Suggestions: Dress for the weather




Event: Holiday SpecTACular
Location: The Atlantic Club
Address: 1904 Atlantic Ave Manasquan
Date: Saturday November 15th
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: Free

Description: Open to everyone. Holiday shopping with over 75 crafters to choose from. Get your holiday shopping done early this year. Childcare is available for $2 per child per hour. Please call 732-292-4365 or go to www.theatlanticclub.com for more information.




Event: 2nd Annual Classic Car & Truck Show
Location: Downtown Barnegat Municipal Lot behind Gazebo Park
Address: Route 9 & Bay Avenue Barnegat
Date: Saturday November 15th
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: Free spectator admission

Description: Presented by Barnegat Chamber of Commerce. Spend the day Cruisin’ in Barnegat! Rain or shine with music, local vendors, and food vendors on site. Over 30 awards to be given out with trophy announcements beginning at 2:30.

For additional information contact Jim at 609-660-2626.




Event: One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Location: Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address: Ocean County College 1 College Drive Toms River
Date: Saturday November 15th
Time: 11:30am
Cost: $10 adults and $7 for kids (12 and under)

Description: Join Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from China. They will take children on a journey of discovery and imagination to learn about the Moon, the Earth, bright stars and constellations. They kick off the presentation with a live presenter giving a brief tour of the night sky over New Jersey so children can learn where to look for some of the constellations and visible planets of the season.




Event: Home Place Festival & 40th PCS Day
Location: Albert Music Hall
Address: GPS 131 Wells Mills Road (Rt. 532) Waretown
Date: Saturday November 15th
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, live music from 7:30pm-11:00pm
Cost: Adults $5 children 11 & under $1

Description:  Pinelands Cultural Society presents this live Country, Bluegrass, and Pinelands music concert. Free parking and smoke free. There will be refreshments and gifts available. Phone: 609-971-1593 or www.alberthall.org




Event: Laser Pop
Location: Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address: Ocean County College 1 College Drive Toms River
Date: Saturday November 15th
Time: 8:30pm
Cost: $10 adults and $7 for kids (12 and under)

Description: The hottest pop artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-POPing laser show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping! Laser Pop features sizzling art, both past and present, in brilliant laser light.

See the show playlist here – Laser Pop Playlist




Event: Preschool Pajama Jump
Location: House of Bounce
Address: 5100 Belmar Blvd Suite #9 Wall
Date: Sunday November 16
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Cost: $8.41 + tax per child

Description: Children 6 and under (unless with a sibling) in a large, safe location with inflatablesof all sizes and games. There is also an all ages open bounce from 2:00pm-3:30 pm. Pizza and drinks available after each session for $3.50 per child. Please call 732-919-0999 or go to www.houseofbouncefun.com for more information. Don’t forget to wear or bring your socks!