Festivals & Special Events

Festivals & Special Events


Festival & Special Events Calendar

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Vendor Package 2015

2015 Christkindlmarkt Vendor Package



Cocoa Cup Open

Feb 13-16, 2015 / 10am-4pm

Putt your way to victory in our winter mini golf tournament! All participants win a chocolate prize. Participant names go into a drawing for the Grand Prize! Rain, snow or shine.

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April Arts 2015

Special programs celebrating fine and folk arts will be scheduled throughout the month. Check back for updates.

“Truck”erton Food Truck Preview Event

May 2, 2015 / 11am to 7pm

May 3, 2015 / 11am to 5pm

Get a taste of what is coming in August with food trucks and fun.

General admission.  Food prices set by individual food truck vendors.


Coast the Coast MS Bike Ride

Saturday May 16, 2015

Tuckerton Seaport hosts the bicyclists after their ride from Monmouth University. For info http://bikenjm.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/NJMBikeEvents?fr_id=234128&pg=entry


RFA Bass River Summer Flounder Tournament

June 6, 2015

For info: http://joinrfa.org/rfa-bass-river-tournament/


Privateers & Pirates Festival  Seaport Pirates Festival 2015 Flyer

June 6, 2015 / 11am to 5pm

All Things Pirates! Learn the difference between privateers and pirates and then be one. Pirate history – authentic and make-believe – plus a treasure scavenger hunt, costume contest and pirate craft activities. Enjoy the crew of the Valhalla Pirates  and the Bloody Historical Privateers of the Northern Star with historic pirate entertainment. “Pirates for Sail” live band, Grog Garden and tasty food vendors. General Admission applies.

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Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival

June 20 & 21, 2015 / 11am to 5pmPrint

Enjoy delicious Jersey fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp from the finest local seafood purveyors. Micro brew court. Crafters, vendors, music, food, refreshments, family activities, demonstrations,boat rides, boat builders and decoy carvers. Speak with commercial fishermen to learn about occupations on the bay or take a clam shucking class. So bring the family and plan to spend the day. Music from local favorites: The Mott’s Creek Pickers (Sat) & The Rhythm Wranglers (Sun). Selected as one of the Best Outdoor Festivals by NJ Monthly Magazine. Presented by the Jersey Shore Folklife Center. General Admission applies: $8 for adults, $6 for senior (62 and older), $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. Members are also free.

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Ice Cream Social

July 4, 2015 / 3pm to 8pmSeaport Ice Cream Social Flyer

Taste testing kits:  $8 per person

Vote for your favorite South Jersey ice cream parlor!


July 4th Celebration

Parade followed by children’s activities, baby parade, entertainment. Fireworks over the lake at dusk. Free.

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Free Summer Concerts

The Tuckerton Pride & Celebration Committee presents its Free Summer Concert Schedule @ Tuckerton Seaport:
7/10/15: Ladies Night Out
7/17/15: Billy Walton Band
7/24/15: Basement Musicians
7/31/15: R.B. EXPRESS
8/7/15: Craig Newell as ELVIS
8/14/15: Rave On

Smoking is only permitted in the clam shell parking lot. Pets are not permitted. FREE.

“Truck”erton Food Truck & Brew Fest

August 15, 2015 / 11am to 9pm

August 16, 2015 / 11am to 7pm

Twenty food trucks serving up food & fun.

General admission.   Food prices set by individual food truck vendors.

“Sea” You in September featuring Antique & Classic Boat Show

September 12 & 13, 2015 / 11am to 5pm

Join the Seaport and the Philadelphia Chapter of the ACBS for two splendid days of classic wood and glass boat exhibitors, demonstrations, workshops, crafters, vendors, food, refreshments and maritime activities. General Admission applies.

Seaport Antique Car & Truck Show

September 19, 2015 / 10am to 2pm

Over 100 antique and classic cars and trucks on display. In conjunction with the Vintage Auto Museum of New Jersey. Judging and awards ceremony. Raindate: September 21. To enter a vehicle contact David at: ddieugenio@comcast.net $5 admission.


Lighthouse Challenge of NJ

October 17 & 18, 2015 / Saturday 8am to 8pm, Sunday 8am to 6pm

Lighthouse enthusiasts climb every lighthouse in the state over this exciting two day event. Lighthouse climb participants $3. Lighthouse tour free.

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33rd Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show

September 26 & 27, 2015 / 7am to 5pm

Join us as we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the show during this exciting two day event highlighting the culture of the area! Demonstrations, contests, seminars, crafters, carvers, vendors, food, refreshments, music, entertainment, and lots of fun. Dock Dog Competition as featured on ESPN! Two great locations: Tip Seaman County Park and Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum. This event is free to the public!

Here is the 2014 Decoy & Gunning Show Program.

Haunted Seaport

October 22, 23 & 24, 2015 / 6pm to 9pm

Three Scary Nights!

Pirates and sea captains long lost at sea stroll the boardwalk for a night of screams. Haunted Tucker’s Island Lighthouse, hayrides, black light mini golf, phragmites maze, food, refreshments, entertainment and a non-scary pumpkin patch for the little ones. Fun for the whole family! Admission $8, Hayride $5 (free for members) with paid admission. Black Pearl Pirate Boat Rides ($10 additional)

Community Gathering

Community Gathering November 28, 2015 Noon – 4:00 pm

Tuckerton Seaport in partnership with The Jetty Rock Foundation, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, WJRZ 100.1, Real Mom Radio, and Ocean Tents invites all local families, regardless of need, to come together on Thanksgiving Weekend to enjoy a meal together and give thanks. This community meal will be hosted on the Seaport’s grounds under a huge heated tent. We will have entertainment and plenty of family activities, including make-and-take crafts perfect for the holidays. This community event and activities will be offered at no cost.

Festival of Trees

December 1, 2015 – January 7, 2016 / daily 10am – 5pm

Roll out the holly and share in some holiday cheer at the Tuckerton Seaport Festival of Trees. The event will feature dozens of trees, each decorated for a local non-profit organization. Free.

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13th Annual Christkindlmarkt 2015

Friday, December 4 4-8pm / Saturday December 5 10am – 5pm / Sunday, December 6 / 10am – 4pm

A True Christmas Village Atmosphere! Holiday market and fair under huge heated tents. Santa (of course!), craft & gift vendors, fabulous food court, horse drawn cart rides, kiddie rides, trackless train, make & take crafts, hot Gluhwein, rolling chair sleigh rides on the boardwalk, entertainment and lots of holiday fun. Wine tasting and sales by Valenzano winery. The Festival of Trees will be open for viewing. $3 admission, free for members. $5 onsite VIP parking / free offsite parking with free shuttle bus.

Annual “The Affair at Cedar Bridge”

December 27, 2015 (rain date Jan. 3, 2016) / 2pm

Join us for the celebration of the last documented land battle of the Revolutionary war (1782). Experience a re-enactment of this battle at Cedar Bridge Tavern Historic Site, 200 Old Halfway Rd. Barnegat, NJ. This event is free to the public


Fire & Ice Family Fun Celebrating the First Day of the New Year

January 1, 2016 / 1pm – 6pm

Ice cutting demo, ice sculpture, children’s activities, make & take crafts, bonfire and food vendors. Top the day off with fireworks over the lake. Please click here for a list of all the activities.

Donations accepted.

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