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Memorial Day Weekend is Here! Kick Off to the Summer Season

Memorial Day Weekend has arrived along with the start to the summer season here at the shore.  There is lots to do this weekend! Here’s a brief list of just some of the ways you can celebrate the start of summer.

Jersey Shore Chamber Summer Kick Off

The third annual Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce Summer Kick Off starts the weekend off on Friday, May 26 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm  The day starts at Klein’s Fist Market & Waterside Cafe in Belmar and then heads to Fratello’s Restaurant & Bar in Sea Girt, The Atlantic Club in Manasquan and River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar in Brick. Bus transportation tickets are $20. For more information visit Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce.

Bradley Beach Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Celebrate the holiday weekend with a Memorial Day festival on the boardwalk in Bradley Beach.  The parade begins at 10 am on Ocean Avenue on Saturday morning. Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, 9 am to 7 pm.  For more information visit bradleybeachnj.gov.

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Rememberance Day Ceremony

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation invites all to attend the annual ceremony to honor our veterans. Monday, May 29 at 11 am at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel.  For more information visit njvvmf.org.

Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Party

Relax on the beach and take in a spectacular display of fireworks courtesy of Asbury Park Boardwalk on Sunday, May 28 from 8 – 10 pm.  Asbury Park Boardwalk, Ocean Avenue between Asbury and Sunset Avenues.  For more information visit apboardwalk.com.

Asbury Park Press Summer Guide

So, if you start planning a Jersey Shore itinerary, it’s probably going to fill up pretty quickly.
You can start the day with a run on the boardwalk or maybe some beach yoga.  Dash off to a Red Bank restaurant for brunch. Do a little shopping Long Branch and watch the sunset then finish off the night with a concert at Seaside Heights. Not a bad day, right?
That’s the great thing about summer, whether it’s day or night, a weekend or mid-week, the Jersey Shore offers so much. Days can be filled with wandering through craft fairs and festivals or on a visit to New Jersey winery. At night, you can unwind with a cocktail on a rooftop bar, or get your groove on in front of the Stone Pony Summer Stage.  And if you want to relax, grab a book and an Adirondack chair and let the summer come to you.
That’s why the Asbury Park Press and the USA Today Network are proud to bring you the 2017 Jersey Shore Summer Guide. This year, our reporters and editors have packed this free guide with great things to do, places to eat, festivals – even some plans for rainy days, road trips and staycations.
Also, don’t miss the NJ TODAY our all-new, up-to-the-minute info on where to go, what to eat and what concerts to see all summer.  The app is available in the Google Play and Apple app stores, and it will help you to make plans for the entire season wherever you are in New Jersey.
We hope you enjoy all your days and nights this summer.
– Jamila Robinson/ Features Editor/Asbury Park Press

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