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Southern Ocean Made Surf & Sip Brew Trail Ongoing Event – no fee for trail participation

This is not a crawl, this is an opportunity for enthusiasts 21 or older to experience our unique Jersey culture, get to meet local experts, try authentic products, and take part in the Long Beach Island Region like never before.

Begin by downloading the LOYALE app or by picking up a Surf & Sip Brew Tail map at any of the locations. At each stop, check in. The trail was created to be enjoyed throughout the year, it is not a timed activity and all completed entries have the same chance to win as long as they are submitted to the Southern Ocean County Chamber Visitor Center before Thanksgiving 2018.

In addition to the breweries that are located throughout our region, you will find other stops that reflect our surfing history and lifestyle. No purchase is necessary to enter or get validated.

We encourage you to check out locally designed and manufactured surf related products, as well as scheduling lessons or SUP tours for future visits.

Like good beer, this trail is meant to be enjoyed at your leisure. It is not a challenge, do not attempt to take part in any surf activity or drive under the influence of alcohol. Go to for full details

Viking Village Behind the Scenes Dock TourTours Held Fridays 10am – July through August Reservations recommended

See the commercial seafood industry like never before! Join experts at the Viking Village for the most informative and entertaining tour that discusses

Scalloping, gillnetting and long lining. Visitors not only see the facility in operation during this free weekly event, but can learn about the fresh seafood that comes through one of the largest fishing fleets on the Eastern Seaboard.

For more information contact Southern Ocean Chamber Visitor Center 609 494 7211 or Viking Village in Barnegat Light directly at 1801 Bayview Ave Barnegat Light 609 494 0113

Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences Annual Seashore - Open House Tour Wednesday August 1 2018

For more than 50 years, the LBIF hosts a wonderful event called the Annual Seashore Open House Tour where guests are invited to tour carefully selected homes that capture the LBI’s history and its impressive architecture. Featuring houses chosen for their unique style, lush landscaping, dynamic interior decor, and sustainable building, this year’s tour promises not to disappoint. Tickets are always in demand so please contact the foundation directly at or by going dropping in to see all they have to offer all summer and beyond at 120 Long Beach Blvd, Lovelades 609 494 1241

Surflight Theatre 2018 Season & ShowPlace Ice Cream Parlour

A visit to the historic district of Beach Haven is even sweeter since Surflight reopened in 2017. This year promises a full schedule of musicals, along with concerts and comedy to add to your summer calendar. The curtain will open on favorite musicals such as The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever and newer shows such as Bright Star. Enjoy an evening with Cher, Elton, Bette & Barbra, take in tributes to The Carpenter’s and Billy Joel too! Children’s performances are also scheduled. Find out more by visiting 201 Engleside Avenue or by calling box office at 609 492-9477 or online at . Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, tune up with singing waitri while getting treated to ice cream and a show at the ShowPlace Ice Cream Parlour adjacent to the theatre.

30th Anniversary Chowderfest Weekend September 29-30 2018

Head back to the bay for an Anniversary Celebration

Mix and mingle with award winning restaurants, top musical acts, family entertainment and local favorites as one the most iconic jersey shore events cheers on three decades of champions. Saturday September 29 brings back the popular Merchant Mart Marketplace with free admission to best shopping deals of the season with activities, specialty food court and a wide variety of beer and hard ciders on tap.

Sunday September 30 is the big event – Chowder Cook Off Classic where the restaurants and their crews become the center attraction. Each ticket holder becomes the expert as they take part in the biggest food competition where their vote decides the winner after receiving unlimited samples of red, white and creative seafood chowders. Enjoy live music, great food and brews while deciding who has earned your vote for champion. Tickets and merchandise can be purchased directly from Southern Ocean County Chamber Visitor Center, or tickets online at

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