This Week In Seaside Heights: Wine On The Beach Festival, Live Music, Vintage Car Show & More!

This Week In Seaside Heights: Wine On The Beach Festival, Live Music, Vintage Car Show & More!

Welcome to This Week in Seaside Heights!

What a summer season it was! While the crowds may be gone, don’t fret: September is a phenomenal month in Seaside Heights!

Each week through December, we tell you about fun events and activities in the family-friendly resort just across the road from Exit 82!.


Image: kjarrett via Flickr Creative Commons

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!

Need some ideas? Why not start the day off with a stroll along the boards before hitting the beach for some rest and relaxation.

How about a chair, umbrella, kids beach toys, and much more? Before arriving in Seaside Heights, head a few minutes south of town in Seaside Park and stop in at Shore and More General Shore. Tell Dominick and Deborah you heard about their store here!

For lunch, your options are nearly limitless. A quick walk on the boardwalk will reveal mount-watering sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, and much more. How about some chocolate covered bacon or fried Oreos? You’ll find it here!

When it’s time for dinner, try Spicy Cantina on the boardwalk, and try to grab an outdoor table upstairs for sweeping views while enjoying a margarita and Tex-Mex fare. If you’re looking for something a bit more formal, head down to the Boulevard for a romantic dinner at Savor Lounge, offering “land, sea, and pasta” options and of course their delicious sangria! They also offer a $26 three course prix fixe menu from 4 to 6 daily and all day on Thursday.

How about crabs and delicious seafood? Head down to nearby South Seaside Park to Bum Rogers Tavern & Crab House. If you’re looking for fine dining with sweeping ocean views, head to Chef Mike’s ABG at the beginning of Island Beach State Park.

After dinner, there’s still plenty to do, whether it’s another stroll on the boards to walk off dinner, Casino Pier rides, and perhaps just people watching. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks and some live music, we recommend checking out JR’s Ocean Bar and Grill on the boardwalk (where you can also grab a late night slice of the world famous Marcua’s pizza).

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 week’s events… 

September 10, 11 – Wine on the Beach Festival


Saturday & Sunday. Held on the sugar white sand of the South Beach. Enter at Blaine Avenue. This upscale event hosts a dozen New Jersey wineries and numerous food venues. Performances on the beach stage by Beginnings – arguably the best Chicago tribute band in the country – and The Bronx Wanderers begin at 2:30 PM each day. Guests will be able to attend wine and food related seminars and presentations and purchase wine by the bottle and case. They will also be able to open and drink their newly-purchased wine in the designated area on the beach — great for watching the musical guests

Admission is $10 for all Military and First Responders with ID. Regular admission is $20, so first responders are getting a $10 discount! Spectators (non-drinkers) and those under 21 are free. Proof of age is required to sample. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and opportunity to sample more than 200 NJ wines.

September 11 – Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County Car Show


Sunday, 9AM to 3PM on Bay Boulevard. Registration is between 8AM to 11AM. All cars that are at least 25 years old are welcome for judging. Over eighty trophies will be awarded! Proceeds benefit various local organizations. Sponsored by the Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County. Free admission for spectators!

Feature image courtesy of Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach.


September 16, 17, 18 – 8th Annual “QUE by the SEA” BBQ Festival & Competition

Friday through Sunday, featuring a BBQ lover’s weekend packed with mouth-watering specialties along with all day musical entertainment, artists and crafters, and our eighth annual Seaside Heights BBQ Competition on Grant Avenue.

Friday, 5 to 10PM, Saturday, 10AM to 10PM, and Sunday, 10AM to 6PM.

September 24 – Everyday Heroes Concert

Saturday, 11 AM to dusk on the beach next to Casino Pier. Presented by Press Communications, LLC radio stations, including B98.5, 107.1FM, and Thunder 106, this FREE event is to say THANK YOU to all Military and Emergency Service Personnel who put their lives on the line for us on a daily basis.

It’s a family friendly event with live music throughout the day, FREE bounce houses on the beach for the kids and much ore! The evening ends with fireworks at dusk. See the American Flag fly over the beach as our National Anthem is sung, and bagpipers play down the boardwalk as a salute to those who serve.

September 29, 30 – New Jersey State H.O.G. Rally

Come and enjoy games, food, and demo rides on new Harley-Davidsons. Sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Ocean County. Hosted by Hershey Motel and Captain Hooks Bar. Thursday thru Saturday, 8 AM to 10 PM.