Labor Day Weekend brings on a variety of fantastic happenings as peak summer season comes to a close and fall begins to settle in. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been recommending the best of the LBI Region since 1914. Each year their visitor center services thousands of residents, new and returning travelers. To celebrate, here are some events you will not want to miss.
Saturday September 4
Sand Castle Bash hosted by Drifting Sands at 9th Street Ship Bottom with registration beginning at 9am and event running until 2pm features building competition, judging and awards. Chances for individuals and families of all ages to win prizes and see professional Sand Castle Builder Ian Deibert.
Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market on East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin will be having their annual Good Ol’ Days Sale starting at 9am
Celebrate at Lucky’s Bed & Biscuit Anniversary with an in-store sale event at 508 East Bay Ave in Manahawkin from September 3 – 5.
Barnegat Volunteer Fire Department, Stop, Drop and Run 5k,10k, 1 mile fun run; starts at 8am, Municipal Dock, Barnegat Township
Launch of ChowderMonth – Soup up and support legendary local restaurants by becoming a traveling taster. Free to register on www.chowderfest.com. Get online to check in, shop official merch, vote and get the latest details of 16 soups, 14 restaurants and 1 month to cast your vote for your favorite red, white and creative.
Watch Fantasy Island in Beach Haven light up the sky with Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Saturday Night at approximately 9pm
Sunday September 5
Head to Barnegat Light’s Viking Village for their one of a kind Arts & Crafts Show, happening from 10am-4:30pm.
Calling all Cat Boat Sailors to Harvey Cedars. 33rd Annual Cat Boat Race, All are invited to Sunset Park for 1pm race for more information call 609 713-6950.
Drumming legend Bernard Purdie will be performing for patrons on the back patio at Delights Coffee & Bake Shop on Rt 9 Barnegat Enjoy some music as well as custom coffee, desserts and other treats from 3-5pm
Long Beach Island Foundation brings the talent for More Than Just Your Jazz Standards. 7pm. $40 advance; $45 at door in Loveladies
Happening all Weekend:
Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven presents Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream, Sept 3rd & 4th 8pm, Sept 5th 2pm. $41; and Sleeping Beauty, Sept 3rd, 4th, 5th 6pm. $12
Take the LBI Ferry for a cruise from Tuckerton Seaport to Beach Haven, get your advanced tickets or stand by info by going to www.lbiferry.com
For more details or options, please explore the official visitor’s website www.visitLBIregion.com, stop by the Southern Ocean County Chamber office Welcome Window at 265 W. Ninth Street in Ship Bottom , call 609.494.7211 or follow on social @LBIregion or @SouthernOceanChamber.