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Welcoming Spring to the Long Beach Island Region of New Jersey is always sweet, it is even sweeter with a list of events that will brighten the weekends leading up to and including Easter weekend. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce presents some favorite picks featuring weekend happenings along with member restaurant brunch and dinner offerings.

          April 6 & 7

  • Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny while shopping with local vendors at the Waretown First Aid Squad on April 7 from 10am – 3pm. Click here for details. 

    April 13 & 14
  • Join in at the Community Egg Hunt in Little Egg Harbor on Saturday, April 13 beginning at noon. Light refreshments and meet the Easter Bunny!

  • Buffet breakfast with the Easter Bunny with The Mainland. Easter Bunny photos and surprise egg treats. No reservations needed. Adults $12.95 and kids $7.95

  • Come to Breakers Kitchen & Tap on Sunday, April 14th, from 10:30am – 1:00 pm for Breakfast and while you wait snap a picture with the Easter Bunny! Proceeds from all pictures benefiting Veteran nonprofit MA22

  • Stafford Township Recreation Department will be holding a Spring Festival on Sunday, April 14 from 12pm – 3pm at the Stafford Township Municipal Building, 260 East Bay Ave, Manahawkin. Enjoy an egg hunt, train rides, snacks and more! There will be a special guest hopping in! Bring your own basket and camera. Questions? Call 609.597.1000 x 8573

          April 20

  • Surf City Volunteer Fire Company is holding a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 20 from 8am – noon.

  • Buffet breakfast with the Easter Bunny with The Mainland. Easter Bunny photos and surprise egg treats. No reservations needed. Adults $12.95 and kids $7.95
  • Saturday April 20 offers something for all ages to enjoy beginning with a traditional favorite, Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 5800 Long Beach Blvd in Brant Beach. To find out more information at this noon event, please contact 609 494 9477.

  • Drifting Sands will be hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza starting at 10am. Enjoy an egg hunt, egg decorating, and free family photos.
  • The Easter Bunny is stopping at Reynolds on April 20 from 12pm – 2pm. Bring the kids in for a little Easter treat, and a chance to win an Easter Décor basket valued at $75.00. We will be showcasing beautiful Easter blooming baskets perfect for everyone on your list.
  • Spend the Day at 9th & Bay with the Easter Bunny as Schooner’s Wharf and Bay Village get ready to welcome the start of the season. Many shops will be open with their newest merchandise to welcome you into the 2019. This kid friendly event gives plenty of reason to enjoy the day, photo opps with the bunny begin at 1pm.
  • On April 20, the Surflight Theatre’s Show Place Ice Cream Parlour hosts Tea & Songs with the Easter Bunny at 11am (Now Sold Out). An additional seating will be available at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through Surflight Box Office or online at www.surflight.org. Children of all ages can enjoy tea and sweets with the Easter Bunny, a magical princess, and their entertaining friends. This interactive day will include songs, dancing and fun. To continue the day with children events, a performance of Alexander and the Terrible Horrible Day Musical will take place at 1pm in the Surflight Theatre. A special $25 combined ticket is available to include Easter Tea or $12 for the play alone. All proceeds benefit Surflight Theatre’s Education Programs and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
  • Fantasy Island hosts their Online and at Arcade Counter Spring Half Price Sale for the rides in time to fill Easter Baskets.  Purchase from their website www.fantasyislandpark.com or stop into the arcade during our normal hours of operation and save on shipping.

  • Artifacts & Company begins their third annual Flower Show running from April 20 until May 4th. Stop into their opening reception April 20 from 12 to 4pm for a spring themed art exhibition featuring beautiful work by various local artists at their 106 N Bay Ave shop in Beach Haven. 

    Restaurants ready to serve a memorable Easter feast include The Gables, Engleside Inn, Delaware Oyster House, Plantation Restaurant, Shore Fire Grille and Buckalews. For a complete line up of Easter dining options including brunches, catering and dinners visit HERE.

    Looking to plan a festive event anytime of the year? Head to LBI for the 11th annual Wedding Road Show & Party Planning Tour the following Sunday on April 28.


    For more info on everything that is happening go to www.visitLBIregion.com, stop into their visitor center at 265 W Ninth Street in Ship Bottom every Monday through Friday 10 to 4pm, or call 609 494 7211. Follow on social as @lbiregion or @southernoceanchamber for updates and specials happening around the holiday and spring break.
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