It's Fourth of July Weekend!
Your Guide to a great weekend in the Manasquan-Belmar area
It's Fourth of July Weekend! Here's a look at a few great events happening in the area!
Ocean Mile Swim: Bradley Beach's Kent Avenue beach is the location of the annual Jack Wright Ocean Mile Swim. The gun goes off at 9:30 a.m.
Art Walk: The Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce will give residents a chance to stroll downtown Spring Lake while enjoying a juried art show on Saturday. The event begins at 10 a.m.
Independence Day Parade: The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Assocation will host an Independence Day Parade on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Independence Day in Manasquan: A patriotic bicycle decorating contest for children kicks off the days events, followed by a parade. The Billy Lawlor Band and Fireworks at Main Beach finish out the evening. Keep an eye out for the Patch team, we'll be there!
Military Appreciation Day: The borough of Belmar will thank the troops by offering active military and their immediate families a fun-filled and free day at the beach.
Flea Market: The Ladies' Auxiliary of Manasquan Volunteer Engine Company #2 will hold a flea market at Squan Plaza beginning bright and early at 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Declaration of Independence Reading: A reading of the historical document which help give birth to the United States of America will be done at Avon-by-the-Sea's borough hall on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Fireworks: Bradley Beach will have fireworks at 9 p.m. on the beach at Brinley Avenue. A DJ will be playing music in the Ocean Avenue gazebo beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Goonies: Belmar's 8th Avenue beach will turn into a movie theater at dusk, as the Belmar Tourism Commission sponsoring a showing of the family-friendly 1980s classic. Bring a chair or towel. This event is weather permitting.
Monday, July 4 is a National Holiday. Borough offices, post offices, banks and many businesses will be closed in observance.
Looking for more? Our regional weekend guide has all of the best from throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind between 7 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Independence Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
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If you're going to the beach, be sure to consult our handy Summer 2011 Beach Guide.