Memorial Day Weekend Down the Shore – Plenty to do this Holiday Weekend

Need some things to do this Memorial Day Weekend? Head to the South Jersey Shore for family fun and entertainment

From Ocean City to Wildwood, there is great family fun at the South Jersey Shore

By John Focht

Memorial Day Weekend down the shore. There isn’t a much better way to kick off the unofficial start of the summer season than a weekend down the shore. From Ocean City to Wildwood Crest, there is plenty to do down the shore this Memorial Day Weekend.

Centennial Summer Kickoff – Stone Harbor

Start your Memorial Day Weekend early in Stone Harbor on Thursday, May 22at 4pm at the 95th Street Beach for the “Beach Opening Ceremony”.

Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters will officially launch the 2014 summer season in Stone Harbor at the Centennial Summer Kickoff ceremony. There will be beach activities for all ages immediately following the ceremony, so start your holiday weekend early this year in Stone Harbor.

Tribute to Heroes with the Jersey Shore Pops – Ocean City

Head north a few towns to Ocean City on Friday night to the Ocean City Music Pier on the 9th Street Boardwalk. The Jersey Shore Pops will be playing Tribute to the Heroes of America  with a wonderful musical tribute.

Conductor Linda Gentille will help kickoff the weekend celebration in Ocean City by leading the Pops with renditions of Glenn Miller and George Gershwin, among other great artists of years gone past.

 StandUp4Seals Beach Adventure Race – Ocean City

Stick with Ocean City on Saturday morning with the StandUp4Seals Beach Adventure Race on the 8th Street Beach beginning at 7:30am.

The race will consist of three simultaneous events:

  •  The Stand-Up Paddle Ocean Challenge
  • A SEAL Team-approved Obstacle Course Challenge
  • And a Kids Fun Run.

There will also be a Patriot Ceremony to honor our veterans and fallen warriors following the events. All proceeds from the event will go to One Team One Fight, the official sports charity program of The Navy SEAL Foundation and The Travis Manion Foundation.

This is a great event for the whole family; race as a team or as individuals, and let’s go!

 5k Beach Run – Avalon

Head south on Route 9 on Sunday morning in time to be a part of Avalon’s Matthew Mullin Memorial 5k Beach Run. The run starts at 8:30am sharp at Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.

This is a great way to get an early exercise in before chillin’ and relaxin’ on the beach for the remainder of the day.

Summer Concert Under the Stars – Wildwood Crest

Finish your Memorial Day Weekend under the stars in Wildwood Crest with Wildwood’s kickoff of the Summer Concert Series.

Head to Centennial Park, at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, at 7:30pm for the free outdoor concert; great for family and friends of all ages. The Fabulous Greaseband will be providing all the musical entertainment for this wonderful event. Bring a beach chair or beach blanket and enjoy the night!

On Memorial Day, up and down the coast, stop in any of the Jersey Shore beach towns and you will find the Memorial Day parade kicking off in town at 12 noon.