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 three weekends of June, a slightly quieter time before the summer season goes into overdrive once schools close and the vacations begin.
And the overdrive begins now!
Stayed tuned for a diverse array of 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!”
And now, this weekend’s featured events… Enjoy your holiday weekend here!
July 3 – Sunday Family Fun Night
Sunday marks the beginning of the “family fun night” series that runs through August (the same program is also on Tuesday nights). From 6:30 p.m. to dusk on the North Beach/Fremont Avenue, participants are invited to be a part of tug-of- war, long jump, hula hoop hurdles, Frisbee golf, and various other events. The center piece of these activities is our large inflatable obstacle course.
July 3 – Movies on the Beach
After the first Family Fun Night, stick around for the first movie on the beach — JAWS — beginning at dusk at Carteret Avenue. Movies will also be shown on Tuesday.
July 4 – Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Monday at 9:30 p.m.! A spectacular fireworks display on the oceanfront. Fireworks are viewable from anywhere on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Sponsored by Coca-Cola.
The evening will also feature the kick-off to the Boardwalk Concert Series, beginning with Joey Arminio & The Family’s USO Review at 7 p.m. on the Franklin Avenue Stage.
Sneak peak at upcoming events…
July 10 – Budweiser Clydesdales to parade throughout Seaside Heights
For two hours during the afternoon, the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will parade around town! Visit here for more information.
July 13 – Guys with Guitars Under the Stars 2
Thunder 106 and Value City Furniture presents: Guys with Guitars Under the Stars 2 featuring Trace Adkins, David Nail and Love & Theft together for one night, performing unique power acoustic sets in a one-of- a-kind concert setting on the beach between Grant and Blaine Aves in Seaside Heights. Gates open at 5 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets at www.ticketweb.com
PLUS: Tribute Band Concert Series, Boardwalk Concert Series, Bonfire on the Beach, Family Fun Nights, Movies on the Beach, and “2-for-1” Family and Friends Appreciation Days!
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: