10 Jersey Shore Memorial Day Weekend Events
This Memorial Day weekend, kites soar above the shore, music fills the salty air, and shopping opportunities abound.
May 27 to September 25: The creators of the popular Asbury Park Bazaar series invite visitors to Long Branch to peruse a rotating selection of locally made artisan products. Makers + Shakers will be located next to the Wave Resort, in the heart of Pier Village. Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
May 28 to 31: Head to the beach at Rio Grande Avenue for this free annual show. Weekend festivities include an illuminated kite at night, kitesurfing demonstrations, family games and auctions. Monday presents the World Indoor Kite exhibit at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
May 28-30: Earlier this month, the Count Basie Center for the Arts kicked off this outdoor concert series at the Suneagles Golf Club in Eatontown. This weekend, experience Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet, with Wynton Marsalis Friday and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Saturday and Sunday.
May 28: Live horse racing returns to Oceanport for Memorial Day weekend. The first race starts at 5 p.m. Parking and entry are free.
May 29: The characteristics of the sand course Obstacles approved by Navy SEAL. The main competition is followed by a fun race for the kids. All proceeds go to 31 Heroes, an organization that supports service members, veterans and their families. 7:00 a.m. to noon.
May 30-June 27: This festival presents classic, house, jazz and more. Most concerts take place outdoors at the Elen Physick Field. The series opens with a free performance by the Atlantic Brass Band at the Rotary booth on May 30 at 7 p.m. $ 20 to $ 25 per concert.
May 30: The parade begins at the corner of Oak and Pacific avenues and ends at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Burk and Ocean avenues. Programming begins at 6 p.m. Candlelight vigil to follow.
May 30: Find a delicious range of handmade crafts at this bazaar rain or shine in Huddy Park. More than 50 artisans will sell their works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 31st: The Holmdel-based museum reopens for the first time in 14 months on Memorial Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Timed tickets purchased in advance are required. In the museum, visitors can visit “As You Were: Stephen Warner – Words and Images from Vietnam,” a collection of photographs, letters and journal entries from the Veteran and Skillman. Tourist guides will be on site. Outside, stop at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
May 31st: Uniformed groups and decorated bikes / strollers will parade in this short procession, descending at the corner of Winchester and Union Avenues and ending at the All Wars Memorial on Mansfield Avenue. Ceremony at the memorial to follow.
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