9 Jersey Shore Events Happening This July

Beach days can be more about sunbathing and romping in the surf. Top off your day down the Shore with these festivals, concerts and performances.

jersey shore events july

Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival

Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival

July 9: Show your sand-sculpting skills at the beach at Heather Road. Hosted by famed sand sculptor Matt Long. 9 am–2 pm; free.

New Jersey State Barbecue Championship & Angelsea Blues Festival

July 9–11: Get your fill of blazing barbecue and blues music in North Wildwood at this three-day dual festival. Top blues bands play on the main stage, and food trucks compete along Olde New Jersey Avenue.

Concerts on The Green

Through July: Find a comfy spot on the turf at Suneagles Golf Club in Eatontown to watch your choice of music or comedy acts offered by the Count Basie Center for the Arts. The lineup includes Marc Cohn and Bobby Collins. Showtimes and ticket prices vary.

Cape May Stage

Through July: The Robert Shackleton Playhouse presents Ann, a portrayal of the late Texas governor Ann Richards. Written and originally performed by Emmy Award–winner Holland Taylor, this play features Kate McCauley Hathaway, mother of actress Anne Hathaway. Tuesday–Sunday; 7 pm.

Surflight Theatre

Through July: Watch live theater beneath the Surflight tent in Beach Haven’s Veterans Park. Performances include Annie, A Chorus Line, Xanadu, and Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream. Showtimes and ticket prices vary.

Algonquin Arts Theatre

July 16–25: Head down to Manasquan to see a production of Godspell, John-Michael Tebelak’s refurbished retelling of the Gospel According to St. Matthew.

Melissa Errico’s Sondheim by the Shore

July 17: Holmdel Theatre Company’s Broadway Outside the Barn series presents Tony-nominated singer Melissa Errico accompanied by jazz pianist Tedd Firth. BYO lawn chair and find a spot under the stars. 8 pm; $40.

Night in Venice

July 24: Ocean City welcomes its 66th annual boat parade with this year’s theme of Honoring Our Heroes. A grand fireworks display follows the parade. Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue; 6 pm. 

Soulsational Fest

July 31: A good deed and a good deal: Attendees who bring a food pantry item or toy donation can partake in art and yoga classes, treasure hunts and meditations. Food vendors on site. Veterans Park, Bayville.

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