This Week in Seaside Heights: Bring Your Dog, Billy Joel Tribute, Fireworks, Bonfire, Movies & More!

This Week in Seaside Heights: Bring Your Dog, Billy Joel Tribute, Fireworks, Bonfire, Movies & More!

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!

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The 2017 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 in mid-May with the Jersey Shore Festival and entered second gear over Memorial Day weekend.

Now, in third gear with summer vacation season well underway, be sure to enjoy Seaside Heights’ 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. It’s always a great time to visit Seaside Heights! 

Be sure to check out the new ferris wheel and roller coaster, Hydrus, too!

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Events for July 31 – August 6

July 31: Guitars-by-the-Fire – Emma Rose – Hiering Ave Beach – Dusk – 10:30 p.m.

Bring your beach chairs and blankets to the Hiering Ave Beach. While the fire burns, sit back and enjoy the acoustic sounds of local singers and songwriters. We start as the sun goes down and keep the fire burning until approximately 10:30 p.m.

July 31: Boardwalk Concert Series – Joey Arminio & The Family’s American Bandstand Revue – Franklin Ave. stage – 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Enjoy a tribute to the American Bandstand Era with a free boardwalk show.

July 31: Bonfire on the Beach – Hiering Ave Beach – Dusk – 11 p.m.

Bring your beach blankets for our family-friendly Bonfire on the Beach summer series. While the bonfire burns, sit back and enjoy the acoustical sounds of local singers and songwriters.

August 1: Dog Royalty Day – 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

Guests are invited to bring their leashed dogs to the Boardwalk all day and onto the beach via the Blaine Avenue ramp. Please pick up after your dog immediately. The poop fairy no longer works for Seaside Heights (better hours and pay were offered by LaLa Land). There will be a handful of pet friendly vendors on the Boardwalk. Please stop by and show them your support!

August 1: Bring a Hero Day 

Bring a law enforcement officer, career/volunteer firefighter or EMT to the beach in Seaside Heights for 2-for-1 beach admission. (Valid identification is required.)

FREE Beach for Active & Retired US Military Personnel and their dependents (spouses, civil union partners, and children) with a valid form of US Military ID.) Please visit for a list of military-friendly discount offers!

August 1: Movies on the Beach – Wreck It Ralph – Fremont Avenue beach at dusk

Enjoy Wreck It Ralph under the stars.

August 2: Fireworks! – Find a spot along the boardwalk and enjoy the show. 9:30 p.m. 

August 3: Junk Rock Drummers – On the boardwalk, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Who needs actual instruments to play great music? Not these guys!

August 3: Beach Concert Series – Captain Jack – Summer Stage (South Beach @ Blaine Avenue) – 6:30 p.m. (doors); 7:30 p.m. (concert)

Captain Jack will be playing your favorite Billy Joel tunes.

August 4: Local band spotlight: Ace Jones – Carteret Ave stage – 7 p.m.

Enjoy live music from local band Ace Jones.

August 5 – NJ 101.5’s Big Joe Henry LIVE Broadcast – On the Boardwalk – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join Big Joe Henry for his Saturday radio broadcast on the boardwalk.

August 6 – Boyd Memorial Swim – 6:45 a.m. registration at Hiering Ave beach

One-mile open ocean swim to honor the memory of former Captain John J. Boyd, former Assistant Captain Hugh J. Boyd, and former Lieutenant Joe J. Boyd. Hosted by The Lifeguard Association of Seaside Heights. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. at Hiering Avenue. Swim starts at 7:45 a.m. at Lincoln Avenue beach.


August 6: Movies on the Beach – Moana – Fremont Avenue beach at dusk

Enjoy Moana under the stars.

July 6: Family Fun Nights – North Beach/Fremont Avenue, 6:30 p.m. – dusk

Participants are invited to be a part of tug-of-war, long jump, hula hoop, hurdles, Frisbee golf, and various other activities. The center piece of these activities is our large inflatable obstacle course.