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Down the Shore: Bike Race, Boardwalk Pageant, Festival of the Sea Carnival

What to do at the beach this weekend.

 

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EVENTS

Hundreds of cyclists will race Fair Haven's streets Sunday for the fourth annual , featuring six races in a 1.7-mile enclosed course. Cyclists will compete for $10,000 in prizes, and proceeds from the event benefit the Fair Haven Foundation. The race starts at 7 a.m. at the Fair Haven firehouse on River Road. For more information, visit www.tourdefairhaven.com.

Talented young ladies will compete for the title of  Saturday night. The  is open to the public and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City . Tickets at $15 are available at the Music Pier Box Office.

The a southern Ocean County tradition, continues from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the St. Francis Community Center in Long Beach Township. Rides ($20 for unlimited access all night long), food, games, raffles and great food will highlight the offerings, on the grounds of St. Francis Church, 4700 Long Beach Boulevard. For more information call (609) 494-8861 or visit www.stfrancisparishlbi.org/2012-festival-sea-carnival

Former chart-toppers will be joined by early '80s pop act Loverboy at the Revel Hotel and Casino, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. The concert starts at 9 p.m. Saturday; tickets are $105, $125, $175 and $250. Call (855) 348-0500 or visit www.revelresorts.com/events/journey.

The Spring Lake Theatre Company will present the musical comedy at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the , 300 Madison Ave. Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors and students and $20 for children younger than 12 and can be purchased at www.springlaketheatre.com/tickets.html or by calling the box office at (732) 449-4530.

Lacey Township will sponsor the from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at in Forked River. The day features free food, entertainment, games and local vendor information tables. For more information, click here.

Tour the  by boat, with  off Georgia Tavern Road in Howell. The cost is $5.75 for adults and $3.75 for children age 12 and younger.

NIGHTLIFE

:Blues rockers Big Bad Irish will play Farrell's Stout & Steak at 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information call (732) 892-2090 or click here.

Groove to R&B as the band Shore Blues will play a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday as part of Belmar's continuing Friday Night Concert Series. Call (732) 681-3700 for more information.

The Frank Noviello Trio will perform standards and contemporary jazz as part of the weekly Saturday Night Jazz Sessions, beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.themillnj.com.

The Aztec, 901 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights: The Aztec sponsors  with DJ Edit and DJ E.Q. and Copa free from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Visit aztecoceanresort.com for more information.

Joe Pop's, 2002 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom: Joe Pop's, one of Long Beach Island's most popular nightspots, well welcome the Bobby Lynch Band Friday night. Call (609) 494-0558 for information or visit www.joepops.com/index.htm.

The  at Pier Village will feature a DJ from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday night, while the  features a DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Saturday. Call (732) 923-0100 for more information.

: Enjoy an evening while looking out at the ocean at Point Beach's expansive Martell's Tiki Bar. Call (732) 892-0131 for more information.

: The Downtown will feature Temporary Grace Friday night and No Standards Saturday night. Call (732) 741-2828 for information or visit thedowntownnj.com/default.html.

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