Down the Shore: Fireman's Fair, Beach Bash, Surf Art
What to do at the beach this weekend?
Heading down the Shore? Check out this weekend's best bets:
The annual Fireman's Fair continues from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Mallard Park in Manasquan. Rides, games, food and music will be available. Call 732-223-3501 or visit manasquanfair.com/ for more information.
The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors a Beach Bash from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Berkeley Island County Park, Bayville. There will be fun for the whole family, with campfires, sandcastle building, games, music, marshmallow roasting and more. The fee is $8 per adult, $3 for children 12 and younger and free for kids younger than 3.
Celebrate the Art of Surfing Friday and Saturday at the 12th annual festival at the Ocean City Music Pier. The festival features surf art on display and for sale, live music, a chance to meet artists, classic surfboards, memorabilia and more. Admission is free, and the festival is open from noon to 10 p.m. For more information, call 609-744-3229.
Hall of Fame rider Ron Turcotte will sign memorabilia at Monmouth Park in Oceanport starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The famed rider of Triple Crown winner Secretariat will be raising money for jockeys' charities. For more information, call the park at 732-222-5100 or visit monmouthpark.com/.
The Historic Village at Allaire State Park in Wall Township will host the seventh annual Ducky Derby at 1 p.m. Saturday. Children can race rubber ducks for prizes, with proceeds from the $3-per-duck price going toward educational programs at the Village.
Pennsylvania rockers Halestorm will join Evanescence, Chevelle, Cavo and New Medicine at the Carnival of Madness festival Friday and Saturday at the House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Tickets are $49.50, $54.50 and $64.50. Call 609-236-2583 or click here for tickets.
The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights: The Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform as part of the weekly Saturday Night Jazz Sessions, beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, visit themillnj.com.
Historic Village at Allaire, 4265 Atlantic Ave., Wall Township: The Sounds of the Street will sing doo-wop oldies at 8 p.m. Friday outdoors at the Historic Village at Allaire State Park. Tickets are $15; call 732-919-3500 or click here.
The Miracle Pub, 201 Route 37 West, Toms River: "Freak Brother Fred" will lead karaoke and music requests at the Toms River pub from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Call 732-244-4262 or visit miraclesportspub.com for more information.
Captain Hook's, 1320 Boulevard, Seaside Heights:Dubbed an "adult playground," Captain Hooks features foosball, shuffleboard, pinball, pool, air hockey darts and more. And oh yeah: alcohol. Call 732-830-0006 for more information.
Barnacle Bill's, 1 1st St., Rumson: Barnacle Bill's will feature music all weekend, with Dave McCarthy at 9 p.m. Friday and the Slim, Jim & Bartlett at 9 p.m. Saturday. Call 732-747-8396 for more information or visit barnaclebillsrumson.com.