This Week in Seaside Heights: Rocker Bret Michaels kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with free concert!

This Week in Seaside Heights: Rocker Bret Michaels kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with free concert!

Welcome to This Week in Seaside Heights!

Each week through the fall, we’ll be telling you about fun events and activities in the family-friendly resort just across the road from Exit 82!


Image: kjarrett via Flickr Creative Commons

The 2016 season will be the best yet in Seaside Heights. It began in February with the Polar Bear Plunge and ends on New Year’s Eve with First Night Ocean County.


Image: Special Olympics New Jersey

The summer season kicked off over the weekend with the Jersey Shore Festival. Now, stayed tuned for a diverse array of a exciting major and weekly events, including free concerts, bonfires, movies, camping, and more! And of course, let’s not forget the bay and ocean beaches, arcades, restaurants, games of chance, and Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach.

You can see all events — along with lodging, entertainment, dining, and more information — here. And, you can always take a peek at what’s happening in Seaside Heights on the live cam here.


Seaside Heights: Clean beaches that are continually voted some of the best at the shore, delicious restaurants, family friendly entertainment, and a boardwalk that will make anyone smile. “Your home for family fun since 1913!”

So come join us!

Ready? Let’s go!

May 27, 28, 29, 30 – Memorial Day Weekend

There are activities year-round in Seaside Heights, but the community really starts to come alive in early May when it traditionally gets warmer. But the weather has been more typical of Seattle for the last few weeks.

Not for long! Much warmer and less stormy weather is on the horizon for mid-week and the holiday weekend, and we’d love to see you in Seaside Heights to celebrate the official kickoff to the summer.

Dennis DeYoung & Scott Shannon (Photo: Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM)

Dennis DeYoung & Scott Shannon (Photo: Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM)

Join us on the boardwalk Friday morning in front of Spicy Cantina to see Bret Michaels of the rock band Poison perform as part of WCBS-FM’s Scott Shannon in the Morning 2016 Summer Blast-Off show.

He’ll be joined by The E Street Shuffle, performing a Bruce Springsteen set and Mike Rocket, who will play his song, ”Gotta Get to the Jersey Shore.”

The radio show kicks off at 6 a.m., with Michaels expected to perform after 7 a.m.

It’s free! 

After that, stick around for the weekend and enjoy everything we have to offer.

Sneak peak at upcoming events… 

June 10, 11, 12 – Boy Scouts Camporee on Friday, Saturday, Sunday


June 11 – Arts and Crafts by the Sea on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Boardwalk between Dupont and Grant Avenues.


And now for some local history….

Did you know? The original narrow wooden bridge heading over to Seaside Heights was replaced by the current Thomas A. Mathis Bridge in 1950. It was a perfect time, allowing for Seaside Heights to grow as a family resort as the baby boomer generation was just beginning.

Enjoy this home movie from 1954:

Before you go, if you’re not already excited enough, watch this: