May in Toms River

Volume 6 Issue 5



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May is a busy month in Toms River. The weather is getting nicer (somewhat) and more people are outside planting and gardening and getting their homes ready for the summer!  And, since the weather is nicer there are many more events outdoors this month.  

Friday, May 18th- Sunday, May 20st is the 2018 Jersey Shore Festival in Seaside Heights. 

The Jersey Shore Festival is a free-admission event on the beach, boardwalk, and in select bars and venues in Seaside Heights, with over 300 live performances from artists from all over the country and the world. The Jersey Shore Festival is also a great place for musicians to network with some of the top music industry professionals that will be on hand for mentoring and workshops. Other attractions include a Vendor village, Pros vs. Heroes flag football game, BMX and MX stunt shows, and much more. The Jersey Shore Festival kicks off summer with something for everyone!


29th Annual Chili & Salsa Cook-off

Saturday, May 19, 2018

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

(Outdoor Festivals)

Enjoy the biggest and best Chili festival in New Jersey!  Enjoy live entertainment by the area's hottest bands, children's rides and games.  

Sample Chili and Salsa and vote for People's Choice!


Event is open to the public. Purchase tasting kits at $6 each in advance/$7 at event.  Website:

FREE Family-Friendly Concert Event at Iconic Seaside  
Heights Boardwalk to Feature Performances by
Country’s Granger Smith, Chris Lane, Carly Pearce, and Michael Tyler

TIME:  3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The family-friendly concert is open to the public and will feature
performances by Country artists Granger Smith, Chris Lane, Carly Pearce and Michael

“Families and music fans young, old and in-between, will enjoy the amazing talent that NASH is bringing us straight from Nashville! The NASH
FM 94.7 Summer Shindig is the official beginning of a summer season filled with family-
friendly events, concerts, movies on the beach, festivals and more!”

For more information, visit:


11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 *  New Location  *


The Downtown Toms River Farmers' Market is now located at The Ocean County Parking Garage Lawn along Hadley Ave.Convenient FREE parking is available.


NJ Jersey Fresh farmers featuring fruits & vegetables, baked goods, pickles & olives, Italian specialties, herbs & spices, candy & nuts, NJ winery, homemade soaps, coffee, and much more!


Join us the 1st Wednesday of each month to celebrate Jersey Fresh Fruit and vegetables! Enter the free raffle for a chance to win a basket of Jersey Fresh produce featuring the fruit and vegetable of the month plus items from the vendors at the market.


Enjoy lunch at the Farmers Market under the tents! Food vendor and smoothie truck on the premises.


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