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Cattus Island Nature Festival

Cattus Island County Park 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River, NJ

Cattus Island Nature Festival Celebrating 43 years! Free event for all ages April 29    10am-3pm at the Cooper Environmental Center Seining, kayak tours, live animal talks, the great bug race, crafts, nature games, lectures, environmental groups & vendors.  

Spring Golf Tournament

Atlantis Golf Course 261 Country Club Blvd, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Spring Golf Tournament Ocean County Golf Course at Atlantis Thursday May 4th   7:15am check in 8am shotgun start. Register in person or by mail.

Fishing Contest

Lake Shenandoah County Park 660 Ocean Avenue & 300 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, NJ

  The Ocean County Parks & Recreation Annual Fishing Contest. May 6th    7:30am-2pm Sign up at Lake Shenandoah before heading out. $2 for kids under 16 $4 for 16 and up

Kid’s Stuff Flea Market

Ocean County Park 659 Ocean Ave. (Route 88), Lakewood, NJ

Kid's Stuff Flea Market. Ocean County Park Sunday May 7th   9am-1pm Items must be child related. Come out and shop or sell at the Kids' Stuff Flea Market. This event is held rain or shine. For more information or to register contact 732-506-9090

Paws in the Park 2023

Robert J. Miller Air Park Route 530, Berkeley Township, NJ

Paws in the Park! Saturday June 10th   10am-2pm Located at Miller Air Park. Demos, vendors, shelters & rescues. Call 732-506-9090 for more information.

Summer Picnic Party

John C. Bartlett Jr. County Park 399 Brennan Concourse, Bayville, NJ

  Summer Picnic Party at John C. Bartlett Jr. County Park at Berkeley Island! Thursday June 29    5:00pm-8:30pm Live music, free admission, bocce, horseshoes, giant twister, food truck or pack a picnic and kids spray park! Bring your blankets and beach chairs!

Touch – A – Truck Festival

Jakes Branch County Park 1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood, NJ

Touch -A- Truck at Jakes Branch County Park! Crafts & Snacks will be available. Kids will be allowed to touch, get behind the wheel, climb, explore, learn and have fun all in one place! *Sensory friendly 1/2 hour (10-10:30) no horns, sirens or flashing lights for community members with special needs.

Beach Ball Blast

John C. Bartlett Jr. County Park 399 Brennan Concourse, Bayville, NJ

Beach Ball Blast! July 21st   5:30pm-9:00pm Located at John C. Bartlett Jr. County Park at Berkeley Island Music by Jimmy & the Parrots....and more! Food trucks, games, horseshoes, dancing, crafts, bocce and more! Bring a beach chair or blanket! Disabled parking on site.

Crabbing Contest

Mantoloking Bridge County Park 70 Herbert St, Brick, NJ

Crabbing Contest July 22nd     9am-1pm Located at Mantoloking Bridge County Park No entry fee. Two categories 12 & under - 13 & up Bunker bait only (Bunker will be provided by Jenkinson's Aquarium)    

Kids’ Stuff Flea Market

Ocean County Park 659 Ocean Ave. (Route 88), Lakewood, NJ

Kid's Stuff Flea Market. Ocean County Park Sunday August 20th   9am-1pm Items must be child related. Come out and shop or sell at the Kids' Stuff Flea Market. This event is held rain or shine. For more information or to register contact 732-506-9090

28th Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree

Wells Mills County Park 905 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, NJ

28th Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree Saturday October 14th     10am-4:30pm Located at Wells Mills County Park Music of the pines, cultural demonstrations & lectures, traditional crafts & crafters, kids crafts and games, nature & history programs and food! Free shuttle buses and more! RAIN OR SHINE!

Awesome Autumn Campfire

Jakes Branch County Park 1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood, NJ

Awesome Autumn Campfire November 4th   1-3pm Located at Jakes Branch County Park Lawn games, refreshments and live music. For more information contact 732-506-9090

The Affair at Cedar Bridge

Cedar Bridge Tavern Historic Site 200 Old Half-Way Rd., Barnegat, NJ

At this time each year the Ocean County Parks & Recreation Department along with the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Department present The Affair at Cedar Bridge, '' a reenactment of the last land engagement of the American Revolutionary War that took place at the Cedar Bridge Tavern Historical Site in Barnegat. Saturday December 2  […]

Winter Solstice Celebration

Cattus Island County Park 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River, NJ

Winter Solstice Celebration Free Event! Located at Cattus Island County Park Cooper Environmental Center December 9th     10am - 2pm Horse Carriage Rides 11am-2pm The event will have games, crafts, live animal talks, horse carriage rides, campfire story time, food, a visit from Santa and candy cane nature walk!

Recurring Event Lighting up Nature

Lighting up Nature

Jakes Branch County Park 1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood, NJ

Lighting up Nature December 15th -18th    6pm-8pm Free! Heading out to drive through your neighborhood to look at Holiday Lights? Swing by Jakes Branch County Park for their Neighborhood Style Drive Thru Display!

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