Tag Archives: arts and crafts

Puppy Costume Parade + Family Fall Festival!

As you all know, halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade! This is an event for the WHOLE family to enjoy, puppies included! It will take place at Pier Village, along the oceanfront boardwalk on Saturday, October 27th

Although the costumed puppies will definitely be the highlight of the event, there will be activities for the rest of the family to enjoy as well! The Festival will include bouncy rides, a costumed puppy parade, arts and crafts, touch a truck, craft vendors, a kids costume parade, Fresh Farmers and Makers Market, shopping, food and drink specials at local restaurants, and more!  A DJ will be present as well, along with costumed characters!

You will also be able to take the kiddies trick or treating throughout the shops of Pier Village and their Chamber of Commerce trailer and the Bungalow Hotel! They’ll love the idea of early trick or treating! The Pooch Parade will begin at 12pm, with the line-up happening at 11:30am. The Kids Costume Parade will begin at 2pm. The entire festival will go on from 11am-4pm

This is a cute and fun event for families or even groups of friends. Pier Village is looking to break last year’s 400-person record, and we know they can with #HipNj‘s help! 

See you there!



Memorial Day Weekend Social Recap

Friday, May 27th

Seaside Heights launches into Memorial Day Weekend with free concert performance of Bret Michaels on the beach. The vibrant performance exceeded over 1,000 attendants.

The Goo Goo Dolls helped kick of the weekend in Point Pleasant with their performance on the beach for the 95.5 PLJ Summer Kick-Off at Jenkinsons Event

Chris Christie enjoyed a walk on Point Pleasant and Seaside Heights boardwalks. The New Jersey Governor celebrated the holiday weekend by taking pictures with citizens and taking part in some of the boardwalk games.

5,000 beach balls glided around Atlantic City Boardwalk in celebration of the start of summer

Saturday, May 28th

The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival at Monmouth Park consisted of approximately 50 food trucks offering a variety of options for all attending. Some of the selections included pizza, cheesesteaks, hot dogs and sausage. For dessert, attendees enjoyed Coldstone Creamery, cheesecake and Italian ice.

Sunday, May 29th

The sky burst with radiant soaring kites for Wildwoods International Kite Festival, featuring competitions, kite auctions, and kite exhibits

Happy kite festival day!!!! #memorialday#weekend#wildwood#nj#vacation#is#on

A video posted by Wildwood Crest NJ (@wildwood_crest_nj) on

The Seaport Craft Show in Highlands, NJ in which distinctive crafts and jewelry were put on display and purchased.

Monday, May 30th

The Turtle Back Zoo celebrates the beginning of summer with the grand opening of their butterfly exhibit.