Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore starts off summer with a roar

May 19 & 20 is set as the official welcoming of summer 2012 for Long Beach Island with the Soar into Summer Beach Opening and the Pour into Summer Wine Festival providing something for everyone to soak it all in.
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April 19, 2012 - PRLog -- The mild winter has left everyone craving for summer to start, so the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce/LBI Region DMO along with local officials, businesses and organizations have put together a true celebration of all things summer! Beginning at 9:30 am  and running to noon on Saturday May 19, join the community on the 17th Street Beach Ramp in Ship Bottom for the Second Annual Soar into Summer beach opening. This free event provides family fun surrounding the official ribbon cutting on the 2012 season.

On the street side get to see some classic cars from the Vintage Automobile Museum, the Tuckerton Seaport Pirate Ship, Buster from the Lakewood BlueClaws, get your face painted by Sprinkles the Clown plus live entertainment from B98.5FM DJs giving out prizes and giveaways. At 10 am local and state officials will come together to cut the ribbon between two giant RECLAM the BAY painted clams from their Clam Trail, along with members of the US Army. Take a walk to the beach where LBI Eventz and Island Surf & Sail will be providing water sport demos on paddleboarding, surf boarding and kite flying, while Alliance for a Living Ocean, ReClam the Bay and Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts & Sciences do a special Science Saturday Family Beach Program

After Saturday mornings festivities, it is time to spend the rest of the weekend with Pour into Summer Wine Festival happening May 19 & 20 from noon to 5pm at the Taylor Avenue Ball field, behind Bay Village in Beach Haven featuring wine tasting of more than 250 NJ wines, souvenir wine glass, live music,  and entertainment along with delicious local picnic items for purchase as well as wineby the bottle or case sales.  Featured wineries include Plagido‚Äôs Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Renault Winery, Tomasello Winery, Coda Rossa Winery, Cream Ridge Winery, Auburn Road Vineyard, Wagonhouse Winery, Amalthea Cellars and the Sharrott Winery. Advanced Ticket sales $12 through www.visitLBIregion.com or purchase tickets at the gate for $15. There is no admission charge for children under 21.

For more information contact the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce at 609 494 7211, 265 West Ninth Street Ship Bottom or online at www.visitLBIregion.com .

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