19 Free Summer Events & Activities at the Jersey Shore
Summer at the Shore doesn't have to be costly. Whether you're looking for outside or inside activities for kids or adults. We've got you covered.
Sundays starting July 1 - Check out the summer farmer's market in Asbury Park.
Sundays, July 1 – August 26 - Enjoy live music at the Long Branch Bands by the Sea concert series.
Mondays July 2 – August 27 Head over to Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant every Monday night for the Kiddie Beach Show, featuring a lineup of comedy and magic shows.
Tuesdays beginning July 3 - Enjoy Weekly Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids in Shrewsbury every Tuesday morning.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 3 – August 22 More opportunities for relaxing indoor movies await with Marquee Cinemas Free Summer Films, beginning with Boss Baby and Despicable Me.
Tuesdays, July 3 – August 15 Free indoor movies continue on Tuesday with Red Bank's Bow Tie Cinemas Summer Kids Series.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 3 – August 28 Seaside's Casino Pier is loaded with free kid's entertainment twice a week, including face painting and balloonists.
Tuesdays and Sundays, July 3 – September 4 Stick around Seaside Heights on Tuesdays, and Sundays, for Movies on the Beach.
Wednesday, July 4 Oceanfest in Long Branch brings together all the sights, sounds, and sensations of the summer with a street fair, live music, costumed characters, a balloon artist, and fire eater. Stick around for the fireworks.
Thursdays, July 5 – August 30 Thursdays nights are like 4th of July all summer with fireworks on Jenkinson's Beach.
Fridays, July 6 – August 31 Put your toes in the sand and enjoy a screening of Moana as part of Jenkinson's Movies on the Beach.
Saturdays all summer - Keep cool the first Saturday of every month at the Freehold Raceway Mall at the Kids Club: Powered by Nat Geo Kids, with fun activities, free carousel rides, and prize drawings.
Monday, July 9 – 13 Creatures of all kinds visit Jenkinson's Beach for Wild World of Animals.
Tuesdays, July 10 – August 21 Hear great bands every other week at Middletown Summer Concert Series, held at the Middletown Arts Center.
Wednesdays, July 11 – August 22 The Cape May Lighthouse becomes a beacon of fun on Wednesday nights with kid-friendly activities, performers, and entertainers at the base of the lighthouse.
Wednesday, July 18 - Impressive works of sand art are on display at Belmar's NJ Sandcastle Contest.
Saturday, July 21 The Wooden Boat Festival takes over Huddy Park in Toms River, featuring hand-crafted boats, food, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities.
Saturday, July 21 The fun in Toms River rolls on at Summer in the Street, with live entertainment, face painting, food, and more.
Thursday, August 9 Belt out favorite Little Mermaid tunes at Hazlet Library's The Little Mermaid Sing-A-Long.