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Columbus Day Weekend Packs Plenty of Events in the LBI Region
Find out what is on deck for the upcoming three day holiday weekend, with free, fun and events on the run happening in the Long Beach Island Region
By: Southern Ocean Chamber
Celebrate a day on the bay while learning about the ecosystem during the first LBT Oyster Shellabration will be held from Saturday October 6 from 1 to 6pm at Bayview Park on Long Beach Blvd. Local oyster farmers will be on site along with local restaurants serving up oysters, beer, wine, food for purchase. Oyster Shucking demonstrations, music, and games for all to enjoy. Sunday, October 7 brings the Commemorative 18th Mile Run back for its 46th year. This popular run begins in Holgate at 1030am and run north across the island ending in Barnegat Light State Park. St Francis Center and Jewish Community Center of LBI continue to honor the memory of the 11 Israeli Olympic athletes that were slain in 1972 and the victims of 9/11. Buses provided for registered runners leave from the St Francis Community Center beginning at 8am and continues to run to the finish line which closes at 215pm. Special activities including a post race lunch are also planned please visit www.stfranciscenterlbi.org
Enhance the weekend with other activities surrounding special events including Fantasy Island Amusement Park's new extended hours means park and arcade are open Friday through Monday. Each day offers unlimited ride wristbands options for even more fall fun in Beach Haven. Www.fantasyislandlbi.com Feel like camping out? Get prepped for some Halloween fun as Sea Pirate Campground hosts their Haunted House Weekend Friday with plenty of scares www.sea-pirate.com and Baker's Acres Not So Haunted Halloween for more family fun at www.bakersacres.com . For those who love fall fishing, the 64th Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Tournament starts Oct 6 and goes through Dec 6. Prizes galore, go to www.LBIFT.com for registration information. As always the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday 10-4pm at 265 W Ninth St Ship Bottom, call 609 494 7211 or go to www.visitLBIregion.com and follow on social media @southernoceanchamber and @LBIregion .
Page Updated Last on: Sep 19, 2018