BELMAR – The New Jersey Seafood Festival will be held for its 26th year from Friday through Sunday, June 8-10 at Silver Lake Park, at Fifth and Ocean avenues.
Admission is free to the festival, and visitors can purchase offerings from 45 area best restaurants and food vendors, serving everything from traditional items like steamed lobster, shrimp, crab cakes and fried clams to the more exotic conch fritters, sushi, fish tacos and seafood quesadillas.
Seafood lovers will find restaurant favorites such as Brandl, Mr. Shrimp, Matisse Oceanfront Restaurant, Klein’s Waterside, Jake’s Crab Shack, Ragin’ Cajun and 10th Ave Burrito Co. from Belmar, Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty from Point Pleasant Beach and a whole lot more. New this year is 40 Degrees North, a New Jersey oyster farm, featuring its raw bar.
The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. and will feature live music by Danny White and Friends. The New Jersey Seafood Festival will have games and activities for the kids and a wide range of crafters and vendors.
Live entertainment on Saturday will feature Red Wagon, the Manasquan High School Jazz Band, and Shore favorite and D’Jais’ house band Holme taking the stage at 2 p.m. The Shore Blues Band, Blackberry Blues Band and The Intentions perform on Sunday.
The 21-and-over crowd can enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer in the beer tent and wine garden.
For more information on the New Jersey Seafood Festival, go to www.visitBelmarNJ.com or call 732-681-3700, ext. 214.