LBI spring in the bay

Spring on Long Beach Island is a wonderful time of year! The beach badges go on sale, the boats start going in the water, restaurants open up and you can feel the excitement  from everyone about the nice weather and upcoming beach days.

Spring beach days are some of my favorite days. It doesn’t matter if it is a little cool because the sand is nice and warm. It feels good to sit in the sand again. Depending on the winds, the beach can get quite warm in the spring.  Although, everyone is anticipating summer, don’t forget to enjoy spring.


There are some events to keep in mind when planning your spring LBI trip.

Surflight St. Patrick's Day


Beach Haven Easter Parade and Egg Hunt

Sat, March 27, 12pm – 2pm

Where: BH School & Veterans Bicentennial Park

Description: Parade starts at BH School 7th Street at noon, proceeds to Veterans Bicentennial Park Engleside & Beach Avenues, site of Easter Egg Hunt at 1PM


Ship Bottom Sprint For Life

April 3. 2010

ship bottom sprint for life


An Egg Hunt and a live performanceat the Surflight

April 3 at 11:00 am $12.00

Surflight School House Rock


St. Francis Flea Market & Chinese Auction

April 07- April 08, 2010 at 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Auction takes place on Wednesday only. Progressive 50/50 Cash Raffle Drawing takes place on Thursday at 3 PM. Come for lunch both days. Best lunch and bargain on LBI. Items can be dropped off Tuesday, April 6 after 9 AM Mass at St. Francis Church Hall. No Clothing, Computers or Vendors please! Sponsored by the Secular Franciscans


Murder Mystery Dinner Show

“Fishin’ For Trouble:  A Whale of a Fatal Tale”
April 16, 6:00 PM at the Engleside Inn

In conjunction with the Surflight Theatre.  Starring the cast of Surflight To Go.  $80 per person Dinner Ticket ($30 of each ticket is tax-deductible.)  Overnight packages beginning at $160 pp/double occupancy, includes dinner show, overnight accommodations at the Engleside Inn, hot breakfast, and a reserved seat for the matinee performance of Sisters of Swing at Surflight on April 17.  Seating is limited.  Call the Surflight Box Office at 609-492-9477 for reservations or email






Ship Bottom Sidewalk Sale Days

  -in May 5/21, 5/22 & 5/23

– in June 6/5, 6/6, 6/13, 6/14 & 6/15

Many Ship Bottom Merchants will be participating in Sidewalk Sales.


Memorial Day Celebrations

May 30, 2010 Barnegat Light Memorial Day Paraade-kids on bikes and firetrucks with ceremony at the Lighthouse

May 31, 2010 at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the Ship Bottom Borough Hall, 16th & the Blvd.


High Point Vol. Fire Co. All Boat Tournament and Fish Fry

 Sat. June 12th-For more info call 609-494-9169

High Point Fish Tournament


LBI Fest (Seafood Festival)

June 12, 2010

1st Annual LBI Fest from 11 am – 6 pm at Bayview Park across from Long Beach Twp. at 68th St. Beach. Sponsored by Long Beach Twp. & LBI Business Alliance. Many Great LBI restaurants & Shops. FREE Admission & lots of fun. For info, call Deb Thompson at 609-361-6635.


Barnegat Light Jazzy Scallop Festival

June 19, 2010

Jazzy Seafood Festival at Viking Village, 19th and Bayview – Jazz, scallops, seafood, wine ad beer. It’s a lot of fun. Proceeds benefits SRHS music and marine science scholarships.