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Labor Day 2012 at the Jersey Shore – What is Open and What is Closed?

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Labor Day 2012 will be here before you know and another great summer at the Jersey Shore will be in the books. We have all of the information you need to send the season off in style in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Closings

Since it is a federal and state holiday:
- Post offices
- Many banks
- Municipal buildings and services including garbage pick-up
- State and county government buildings
- Public schools

Opened

- NJTransit
- Jersey Shore beaches
-Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids Water Park
-Thundering Surf Flowhouse Waterpark in Beach Haven
-Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson
-Surflight Theater in Beach Haven

Events

Monmouth County

FIREWORKS

Asbury Park Fireworks
- Sunday, September 2 at 9 p.m.
- Boardwalk between 3rd and 4th avenues
More info

Manasquan Fireworks
- Saturday, September 1
- Main Beach
- Band Concert by “Moonlighting” beginning at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks
More info

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Ocean Grove Craft Show
- Saturday, September 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Ocean Pathway
- Over 200 artists and craftspeople. Items include: hand spun jewelry, handmade clothing, unique wood, floral arrangements, handmade children toys and more
- Also features children’s arts and crafts like sand art and candle making
More info

Jazz It Up Food and Wine Festival
- September 1 and 2 (rain date September 5)
- Noon to 5 p.m.
- Allaire State Park, Farmingdale
- Artisan vendors and crafters selling hand made products, feature hundreds of award winning NJ wine and food, live jazz music
- Children activities include arts and crafts, face painting and games
- Admission: $25 dollars per person, $5 per car
More info

Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ and Craft Beer Festival
- September 1and 2, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Third annual labor day weekend festival
- Horse races, beer tasting, BBQ food
- Gates open at 11:30 a.m., beer garden at noon, races at 12:45 p.m.
- Admission only $3, children under 12 are free
- September 2 is a Free Family Fun Day
- Includes two bounce houses, clowns, face painting, pony rides and live music
More info

Summer Music Series at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
- Live Entertainment near the Food Court from noon to 3 p.m.
- September 1: Lefty Man
- September 2: 123 Draw
More info

Doo Wop Extravaganza in Ocean Grove
- September 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Performances by The Coasters, The Belmonts, The Crystals and The Diamonds
- At the Grand Auditorium
More info

Spring Lake Labor Day End of Summer Celebration and Art Walk
- Saturday, September 1
More info

Asbury’s Labor Day Weekend BBQ
- September 1 and 2 from noon to 10 p.m.
- September 3 from noon to 6 p.m.
- Every type of BBQ and festival favorites, huge beer and wine garden
- 20 live bands ranging from country, classic rock, pop, jazz, blues, and reggae
- Children’s area with mechanical rides, inflatables, and face painting
More info#

Pier House 5K
- Monday, September 3
- 8:30 a.m.
More info

Ocean County

FIREWORKS

Seaside Heights Fireworks
- September 2, after dark
- Viewable from anywhere on the boardwalk

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Fireworks
- September 3 in Point Pleasant

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

VQS Jesllyfish Surf Series – Seaside Heights
- September 1 (No wave dates: September 2 and 3) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Southside of Casino Pier
- Five age divisions
- Giveaways all day
- Free
More info

Lakewood BlueClaws vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers
- Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2 at 7:05 p.m.
- Monday, September 3 at 1:05 p.m.
More info

Jenkison’s Music Fest Finale
- September 3 at 7:30 p.m.
- Inlet Beach Stage
- Patriotic season finale followed by fireworks
More info

Do you know of a great event happening Labor Day Weekend at the Jersey Shore that we missed? Let us know in the comment section below.

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