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There are plenty of ways for you to stay involved and to take action.  Check out some of the many events we have going on throughout the year. Share with your friends and family, and help us protect and restore the Bay!

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

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Upcoming Events

Feb
16
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay

Save Barnegat Bay is hosting the annual Browns Woods Great Back Yard Bird Count at the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter. Our special guest Naturalist Chris Claus will be leading the walk through our beautiful 40 acres. In addition our Board Member and avid birder Kevin Knutsen will be leading the data collection effort for Cornell Lab of Ornithology. See below for more info about the national event. We will have a limited number of binoculars for borrow on the day of the event.

“Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.” Learn more http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

May
17
Fri
Jersey Shore Festival @ Seaside Heights
May 17 all-day
Jersey Shore Festival @ Seaside Heights

Over the past 12 years, the Jersey Shore Festival has established itself as the premier emerging artist festival on the east coast.  Artists of all ages and all genres are welcomed to Seaside Heights, to perform on our stages, network with industry professionals, and have a true Jersey Shore Experience.   The event organizer’s mission is to create an environment that allows industry VIP’s to find new talent, artists to make new contacts, and fans to find their new favorite bands.

Aside from the music, they also strive to add other entertaining events throughout the weekend, including action sports, charity events, food trucks, the JSF Vendor Village, and more.

May
18
Sat
Jersey Shore Festival @ Seaside Heights
May 18 all-day
Jersey Shore Festival @ Seaside Heights

Over the past 12 years, the Jersey Shore Festival has established itself as the premier emerging artist festival on the east coast.  Artists of all ages and all genres are welcomed to Seaside Heights, to perform on our stages, network with industry professionals, and have a true Jersey Shore Experience.   The event organizer’s mission is to create an environment that allows industry VIP’s to find new talent, artists to make new contacts, and fans to find their new favorite bands.

Aside from the music, they also strive to add other entertaining events throughout the weekend, including action sports, charity events, food trucks, the JSF Vendor Village, and more.

Aug
2
Fri
Beach Ball-A-Palooza @ Bayfront Field
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beach Ball-A-Palooza @ Bayfront Field

FREE event Beach Ball-a-Palooza on the bayfront hosted by Ocean County Parks & Recreation. Music by Jimmy and the Parrots, nature walks, Bay Boat tours on Pontoon Boats, games, crafts, nature walks, dancing, inflatables and community information. Bring a beach chair or blanket. FREE shuttle from parking at Cattus Island County Park.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Aug
17
Sat
Art in the Park Festival @ Huddy Park
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park Festival @ Huddy Park

The Toms River Artist Community is holding an outdoor Art in the Park event in Huddy Park. Come and see what your local artists have created. There will be paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and notecards on display, many items will be for sale.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Sep
7
Sat
Annual Island Heights Sailfest @ Island Heights Bay Front
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Annual Island Heights Sailfest @ Island Heights Bay Front  | Island Heights | New Jersey | United States

This FREE family event features sailboat races in the morning, crafters and vendors, great food vendors including food trucks, inflatable kiddie rides,  50/50, adult beverages for purchase is hosted by the Rotary Club of Toms River! This event benefits many local charities and high school scholarship program.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Sep
8
Sun
Annual Pirate’s Day Festival @ Gazebo Park
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Pirate's Day Festival @ Gazebo Park  | Barnegat Township | New Jersey | United States

Wear your best swashbuckling outfit and have some fun at this year’s Pirate’s Day in Barnegat! There will be a Pirate Re-enactment Crew, Live Music and Vendor Fair as Pirate’s Day invades Historic Barnegat. Two stages, pirate-themed kids’ games and a vendor and craft fair fill the tree-lined streets in the center of town. As always, Pirate’s Day is a free event to attend and enjoy.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Sep
28
Sat
Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show @ Tip Seaman County Park
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day
Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show @ Tip Seaman County Park | Tuckerton | New Jersey | United States

Barnegat Bay has a rich history in duck hunting and decoy carving. This two day festival boasts exhibitors, contests, food, local vendors, and environmentalists that all originate with a passion for Barnegat Bay!

Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show at the Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton, NJ. The show will focus on bird books, decoy carvings, antique duck carvings, gunning decoys, quack decoy items. It will attract many visitors designers, artisans, artists, decoy handicraft and exhibitors.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Oct
5
Sat
Annual Fall Forestry Festival @ Forest Resource Education Center
Oct 5 all-day
Annual Fall Forestry Festival @ Forest Resource Education Center  | Jackson | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy the day and learn about the forest surrounding you. Some of the fun activities of the day will include: • Maple Sugaring • Nature Walks • Crafts • Forestry Displays & Demos * Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society • Classroom Presentations Given by Naturalist and Much, Much More! This is a FREE event for everyone. 

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Oct
12
Sat
Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree @ Wells Mills County Park
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree @ Wells Mills County Park | Ocean Township | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy the Music of the Pines, Cultural Demonstrations & Lectures, Traditional Crafts & Crafts, Kids Crafts and Games, Nature & History Programs, Food, Free Shuttle Buses and more…Rain or Shine!

Learn how to become a “Piney from your head to your ….hiney!”

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.