Memorial Day Weekend sets up June with music, flavors, films and New Jersey Wines hosted on LBI for all to enjoy.
The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is the official Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island Region serving visitors since 1914. The organization is very excited to welcome Summer 2017 with packed calendar to leading up to July Fourth. Starting June 3, Hop Sauce begins with Tune up Paddle Race on the beautiful Barnegat Bay for 9-11am at the Taylor Avenue Waterfont in Beach Haven. Registration is required for race, along with festival information at www.hopsaucefest.com . At the 3rd Annual Hop Sauce Festival live music from Lee Fields & The Expressions, Susto, ELEL, Hardwork Movement and the Double Negatives sets the tone for this flavorful fest. With over 25 brews from around the country including local representation from Ship Bottom Brewery, Manafirkin Brewing Co, and Jetty Session. All this will help handle the heat from over 20 hot sauce and spice companies offering samples throughout the day as ticket holders enjoy curated Make Shift Row art market and delicious provisions offered for sale by local restaurants. Non drinking, Beer Tasting and VIP Tickets available online.
The following week is the return of the Lighthouse International Film Festival happening June 8-11. The festival in its 9th year and brings with it critically acclaimed independent films on all genres, as well as industry specialists, panel discussions and after parties. Southern Ocean County Chamber is a long time sponsor of the event and offers its Visitor Center at 265 West Ninth Street in Ship Bottom as its festival headquarters each year. An all access pass can be purchased in advance, as well as tickets for individual screenings through the www.lighthouseflimfestival.org website. Festival events are happening at various times and locations throughout LBI.
Uncork and Pour into Summer on Friday June 16 4-8pm and Saturday June 17 noon to 6pm for the 6th Annual Pour Into Summer Wine Festival at Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven. Friday afternoon presents live music from Ned Ryerson & The Groundhogs, a variety of wine inspired crafters and specialty items, as well as award winning New Jersey Wineries and Vineyards. Those participating include Amalthea Cellars, Coda Rossa Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Monroeville Vineyard, Plagido’s Winery, Sharrott Winery, Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery, Villari Vineyards and Wagonhouse Winery. Local restaurants will be on hand providing gourmet picnic items. Advance tickets are available for $15, spectators and under 21 are free to enter. Admission includes souvenir wine glass, sampling and sales of over 200 New Jersey wines. To purchase tickets go to Southern Ocean County Chamber website www.visitLBIregion.com and click on Wine Festival link
Make the most of your visit to the Long Beach Island Region and download the 2017 Land & Sea Guide, watch videos and plan your stay at https://visitlbiregion.com/visitors/ . For more information call the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 609 494 7211 or follow on social @southernoceanchamber and @LBIregion