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Top Ten Things You Can Do At The Long Beach Island Region to Enjoy The Unique Jersey Shore
Staying close to home as never been this exciting. Featuring one of a kind events, free activities and classic shore surroundings this list sets the tone for great getaways in 2009
Catch the Blues: July 11 at the Tuckerton Seaport Red Wine and Blues Festival 3- 8 pm 609 296-8868 for details
Grow a clam: Follow the ReClam the Bay clam trail and visit upwellers to learn about how growing shellfish is cleaning the bay www.reclamthebay.org
Sail a tall ship: AJ Meerwald NJ's classic tall ship is sailing into Beach Haven July 25-27. Enjoy sailings, deck tours and environmental fun facts as she makes Beach Haven her port of call.
Go Behind the Scenes: Take a Dock Tour at Viking Village, the largest fishing fleet on the Eastern Seaboard. Free tour takes place every Friday morning during the summer, register at Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce 609 494 7211
Talk like a Pirate: Join a motley crew of Pirvate Wrestlers, jugglers, musicans and artisians as Historic Barnegat welcomes its annual Pirate's Day celebration happening Rt 9 and East Bay Avenue on September 12 609 698-0080
Feed Me Seymour: Surflight, Beach Haven's professional live performance theatre presents The Little Shop of Horrors. The cult classic tale of a floral assistant that spends alittle to much attention to a very demanding plant. Show runs July 30-August 16 matinee and evening performances, call box office for tickets availability and pricing (609) 492-9477.
Bring home a Bass: Register for the 55th Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic and spend the fall earning thousands of dollars in prizes.
Hug a Gator: Fantasy Island Amusement Park celebrates it's 25th Anniversary. Free family shows, admission and parking are always something to celebrate when visiting this Beach Haven Park. www.fantasyislandpark.com
Visit Old Barney: The recently re commissioned coastal navigation aid celebrates 150 years of guarding the inlet, there is no admission to visit the beautiful grounds or climb to the top of this working lighthouse at Barnegat Light State Park
Become a Wild Clam of LBI at the 21rst Chowderfest, Sunday October 3 at Bayfront Park Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven. Unlimited chowder tasting at the Chowder Cook off Classic as local restaurants compete to be the King Of Clams. Your ticket gets you two votes, one for red and one for white. Plenty of music, food and fun for everyone from 11am to 4pm. VIP and General Admission tickets are available at the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. www.visitLBIregion.com
For more information on these plus hundreds more visit www.visitLBIregion.com or call the Chamber office at 609 494 7211. Some events require tickets, so please contact venues directly.
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