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!
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.
The summer season kicked off last month with the Jersey Shore Festival and WCBS-FM’s Scott Shannon in the Morning 2016 Summer Blast-Off show. The town was packed over the holiday weekend. Many also just enjoyed the first weekend of June, a slightly quieter time before the summer season goes into overdrive once schools close and the vacations begin.
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.
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 whether it’s crabbing off the pier, relaxing on the beach, enjoying a drink while watching a live band, dining at one of the restaurants, testing your luck at a game of chance, flying down a waterslide, going for a thrill on a Casino Pier ride, or simply strolling the boards, come join us this weekend!
And now, this weekend’s featured events…
The Boy Scouts Camporee on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Working in partnership with the businesses and officials of Seaside Heights, the Jersey Shore Council is proud to host the Annual Seaside Heights Camporee on the beach! With projected attendance of over 500 scouts, this camporee is a great way to kick off your Scouting year. For more information, visit https://www.jerseyshorescouts.org/seasideheights.
Arts and Crafts by the Sea on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Boardwalk between Dupont and Grant Avenues. This annual event features over 50 artists and crafters, ranging from hand-made jewelry to home-made soy candles and art works. Enjoy a day of shopping with the sights and sounds of the Jersey Shore in the background.
Sneak peak at upcoming events…
June 18, 19 – Sand Soccer Storm: 6th Annual Seaside Heights Beach Soccer Tournament on the beach between Hiering and Hancock Avenues. Each registered team will receive 3 guaranteed games of beach soccer with the possibility of advancing for a 4th championship game. Games begin at 8AM. See you on the sand! www.sandsoccerstorm.com
June 18 – 3rd Annual Hot Rods & Food Trucks: Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM, Free admission. Seaside Heights welcomes back Hot Rods and Food Trucks to Bay Boulevard. Plenty of classic cars, plus the best area food trucks. Vendors and DJ. www.irunnewjersey.com
June 18 – Shadow of the City Music Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW for the 2nd Annual Shadow of the City Festival featuring The 1975, Carly Rae Jepsen, BØRNS, Steel Train, Frnkiero and the Cellabration, Bishop, Shamir + Hana! Grab your tickets at shadowofthe.city and join us on the beach!
And now for some local history….
Did you know? From seasideheights.org: “Seaside Heights was first established as a borough in the fall of 1913. The Cummings Brothers and the Manhassett Company had started to develop some years before that time. The Manhassett Company started to develop from Porter Avenue to Grant Avenue. The Cummings Brothers started to develop from Sherman Avenue to the north end of town.”
Seaside Heights in the 80s:
Before you go, if you’re not already excited enough, watch this: