It’s Easter weekend at the Jersey Shore. Which means dressing up in frilly pastel outfits, eating lots of chocolates and Jelly Beans, and of course, searching for more eggs.
What’s even better about this Jersey Shore weekend is that two of our favorite boardwalks are having their Annual Easter ticket sales. There’s really nothing like figuring out how fun your summer is going to be as you decide just how many tickets to buy. (The more the better in our opinion.)
In addition to Easter festivities, there’s also a number of music events that will leave you dancing in the aisles. Or if crafting is really your idea of weekend fun, Asbury Park and Tuckerton Seaport have you covered for a day filled with artists, crafting, and dining.
The flowers are blooming, the tickets are selling, summer is coming! Get ready for a very sweet and frilly Jersey Shore weekend!
Monmouth County Events
Belmar Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Belmar Beaches
Date: Saturday, April 4th 11:00am
Description: Get into the Easter spirit by searching for over 3,000 eggs in the white sands of Belmar’s beaches. Residents ages 1 to 9 are invited to hunt for eggs, some filled with special prizes. After the hunt, take a photo with the Easter Bunny as he congratulates the little ones on their egg gathering skills. After the last egg has been found, help your little ones count their eggs at The Tasty Bean as they warm up with some hot chocolate and you warm up with some much needed coffee!
Allaire Village Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Allaire Village, 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale
Date: Saturday, April 4th 12:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $5 per person
Description: Go back in time at Allaire Village this weekend. Do your best crafty impression by creating your very own Easter bonnet and then show it off at the Handmade Easter Bonnet Parade. Or if you’re not crafty, just watch in awe at all the people who are. While you’re there, be sure to join in the fun as your kids search for eggs throughout the park during Allaire Village’s Easter Egg Hunt. The general store and bakery will even be open for treats to keep you going all afternoon!
Coffee Corral Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Coffee Corral – Shrewsbury Ave & Drs. James Parker Blvd
Date: Saturday, April 4th 1:00pm
Description: Coffee Drinkers and Non-Coffee Drinkers are all welcome to attend Coffee Corral’s Easter Egg Hunt! Children 11 and under will search for eggs, and there will even be be some Gold eggs in the hunt as well. The Gold eggs will have perks for the parents! (Gift Certificates, Discounts, etc.)
Bay Head’s Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Centennial Park, Bay Head
Date: Saturday, April 4th 11:00am
Cost: Free, Pre-Register Requested
Description: The entire family will enjoy Bay Head’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt as the Easter Bunny brings along prizes and takes photos with attendees. In case of rain, the hunt will be relocated to St. Paul’s Methodist Church on the corner of Bridge and W. Lake Aves.
Nashville Guitar Pull at the Middletown Arts Center
Location: Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St., Middletown
Date: Saturday, April 4th 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Description: On Saturday night, head to the Middletown Arts Center for the Nashville Guitar Pull presented by Schooner Fishery. You’ll hear music from Peter Myers, Pat Guadagno, Steve Reilly, Joe Miller and Steve Delopoulos as they come together for a night of ‘Songwriters in the Round.’ Get there early for a pre-show beer and wine reception at 4pm and stay for the music that will benefit the Hope for Children Foundation.
Arts and Crafts Stroll in Asbury Park
Location: The Shoppes at the Arcade, 658 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park
Date: Saturday, March 28th 10:00am
Description: Take a stroll through the halls of the Shoppes at the Arcade in downtown Asbury Park where the halls will come to life with inspiring artists, artisans, and crafters exhibiting their one day only pop-up shoppes. It’s an arts and crafts extravaganza! After shopping up a storm, refill your tank with lunch at Dino’s on Main. Right in downtown, it’s the perfect place to stop in during a day of shopping.
Location: Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
Date: April 4, 2015 3 p.m.
Cost: $29 – $59
Description: Tap your toes and clap your hands during “The World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical,” The Buddy Holly Story at The Count Basie Theater. Celebrating Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame, his legendary performance and his classic tunes including “La Bamba,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and even “Shout” this show will have you moving and grooving all night long. Make it an evening to remember by stopping for pre-theater drinks at Teak or get 10% off your bill at RUNA Peruvian Cuisine when you show your same day ticket stub! We’re feeling good about this!
80th Asbury Park Easter Parade
Location: Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park Boardwalk
Date: Sunday, April 5th
Description: Become a part of history this Sunday as Asbury Park celebrates it’s 80th Annual Easter Parade on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Get dressed up in your Sunday best, add your frilliest Easter bonnet, and you’ll be the “grandest lady in the Easter Parade!” After the parade has come to it’s final stop, take a stroll down Cookman Avenue to Confections of a Rock$tar where they’re featuring adorable Easter desserts that may be cuter than your bonnet… maybe.
Ocean County Events
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Tuckerton Seaport
Location: Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W Main St #1, Tuckerton
Date: Saturday, April 4th 10:30am Registration
Description: Kids from 6 months to 12 years are invited to hunt for hundreds of Easter eggs throughout the Tuckerton Seaport. Of course, the little ones will get a head start, but everyone will leave with a prize.
Surf City’s Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
Location: The Surf City Volunteer Fire Co & Borough Hall, 813 Long Beach Blvd , Surf City
Date: Saturday, April 4, from 8 am to noon
Description: From 8am to noon on April 4th, the Surf City Volunteer Fire Company will host their pancake breakfast fundraiser with special guest, the Easter Bunny. After filling up on pancakes, drop by the Surf City Police Department for their Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt until 11:30am. Children ten and under are invited to hunt for eggs and even enter a jelly bean guessing contest to win a special prize.
Jenkinson’s Easter Parade and 2-for-1 Ticket Sale
Location: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach
Date: Sunday, March 29th 1:00pm
Description: Dress up in your finest attire, or at least dress your little ones up, and bring them to the Jenkinson’s Easter Parade on April 5th. You’ll have an easier time convincing them to dress up since it’s also Jenkinson’s Annual Easter 2-for-1 Ride Ticket Sale. From 11:00am – 6:00pm all weekend long, buy one ride ticket and get one for free! Even if you can’t get to the boardwalk in person, you can still get a hold of this amazing deal at www.jenkinsons.com. (Just don’t tell your kids about the website when you’re dressing them up in spring pastels.
Casino Pier’s Easter Promenade and Annual Easter Sale
Location: Seaside Heights Boardwalk, Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights
Date: Sunday, April 5th 10:00am
Description: Looking for an excuse to dress up and hit the boardwalk? Well, on Sunday, April 5th you can show off your Easter finery during Seaside Height’s Annual Easter Promenade. Mayor Bill Akers and Council will be passing out carnations for all the strolling ladies. They’ll be entertainment, raffles, prizes from the Easter Bunny, children’s activities, and the reason you stayed up till two in the morning hot gluing that last flower onto your bonnet – the “Best Dressed Contest.” Before or after the big event be sure to take advantage of some the “eggcellent” deals at Casino Pier’s Annual Easter Sale. From Friday to Sunday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, purchase 75 ride credits for $30, five all-day Water Park admissions for just $85, and five Go-Kart admissions for $25. With all these deals, it’s the best way to stock up for the summer months ahead!
April Arts at the Tuckerton Seaport
Location: 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum
Date: Wednesday, April 1st – Sunday, April 5th 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Description: This weekend head to the Tuckerton Seaport for a day of family activities including crafts of all kinds. This month long celebration will include artists, drama, poetry, and music along with hands on classes and demonstrations that both children and adults will enjoy.