I bet you’re curious… Yes, this summer at the Jersey Shore is shaping up to be fantastic! Schools are letting out in the upcoming days and it is time to think Summer Thoughts, namely Firework Displays.
Kaboom is still on the kabash for this year in Red Bank due to organizational and financial issues, but there are still plenty of nearby towns planning on providing spectacular visual entertainment for you and your family.
The longest running event during the Independence Day holiday at the Jersey Shore is the Atlantic Highlands Fireman Fair. This unique town offers tremendous water views, great restaurants, a marina and fishing boats available to charter throughout the year. The fair will be going on from July 2-July 6 at Municipal Harbor on Simon Lake Drive. Circle your calendar for Fireworks on Friday, July 5th with a rain date of Saturday July 7th.
Hazlet is always a winner with fireworks. Start your holiday weekend early by watching the Wednesday July 3rd display. Get to Veterans Park, grab a prime spot and wait patiently for the sun to set. (Rain date Friday, July 5th)
Spend the day in Keansburg at the amusement and water parks. Spend your night ooooing and aaahhhing at the colors exploding across the black canvas of the night sky. They offer a double feature – Wednesday and Thursday July 3rd and July 4th at dusk – Fishing Pier and Boardwalk
Long Branch proudly presents Oceanfest on Thursday July 4th – all day free family fun can be found. This annual festival is a crowd pleaser “for shore” with activities happening all day long starting at 10am. What can be better than good old fashioned family fun at the Promenade in Long Branch!?! Don’t forget to stop at Strollo’s Lighthouse and cool off or celebrate with an authentic Italian ice or delicious homemade soft serve ice cream.
Union Beach, one of the most devastated Monmouth County communities from Sandy’s wrath, did not have any plans to conduct their annual fireworks display. Those residents have spent the last 210 days rebuilding their town and their spirits. One resident entered a contest for a free community fireworks display and Won! They have not yet posted a date for this wonderful gift that has been bestowed upon them. Be sure to come and celebrate their victory in determination. You will never meet a more deserving bunch of people.
So pack up the car and the kiddos – shoot, we’re pet friendly at the Comfort Inn Middletown, so bring the family pet too – and head on down the shore to Exit 117. There is something to do every day here and we look forward to creating Summer 2013 memories with you!