Contact the Recreation Office for more information of these events

Call 609-698-0080 x 122 or email


Father Daughter Dance Feb. 4

Cost $30/couple.  There will be 2 sessions this year.  Session I for grades K-2 will be held from 4-6pm;  Session II for grades 3-7 will be held from 7-9pm.  Call 698-0080 x122 to register.  Additional girls $15pp


Philadelphia Flower Show Trip Mar. 17

Cost $62pp.  Includes transportation, admission into the flower show.  To purchase tickets call 609-548-6319 or email SOLD OUT


Mother Son Bowling March 25

Program will be held in Thunder Bird Lanes, Manahawkin.  The time is 5pm.   Cost $16pp. Includes 2 games, shoes, snacks and beverage.  Call 698-0080 x 122 to register.  Download registration form by clicking this ink

Women’s History Tea March 25

Program will be held at the Barnegat Library.  “Judith Krall Russo presents a lecture on VICTORIAN TEA.
This event is free however participants must call 698-3331 to preregister for the event.  Event begins at 1pm


Townwide Yard Sale April 29

This event is sponsored by the Barnegat Chamber of Commerce.  For registration information, please visit their website


Fairy Tea Party May 13

Cost $16/child.  Event is open to girls ages 3-8. Our magical fairies  will entertain their guests. Come dressed in your favorite princess / fairy .  Nail painting, games, crafts, cupcake decorating edible wands making.  Tea, cakes and other yummy treats will be served. SOLD OUT


Super Hero Party May 20

Cost $16/child.  Event is open to children ages 3-8.  Come dressed as your favorite Superhero.  Activities will include superhero training, crafts, snacks an of course pictures with a few of your favorite superheros.

Township of Ocean Founders Day  May 27

This event will be held at the Priff Elementary School located at 139 Wells Mills Rd/Route 532 in Waretown.  The event will be held from 9-3pm.   The days events features a cupcake decorating contest, cupcake eating contest,  crafters’, food trucks, live bands, educational booths, K-9 demo and  free children’s train and inflatable rides.  The event will be capped off by a huge fireworks display will commence at 8:45pm  at the end of Bryant Rd.  Anyone wishing to participate in this event is asked to call the recreation office 698-0080 x122 (vendors are needed $30…food vendors are $100… non profit groups are free for the 1st booth $20 for each additional)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERMITS Cooking Vendor Guidelines

Memorial Day Parade

Waretown Crab Contest June 2

The contest is open to all children ages 3-12.  The  event will take place at 6pm at Sands Point Park located on Dock Ave.  Participants must bring their own bait and tackle.  Prizes will be awarded.  Please arrive by 5:30pm to register.

                 Township of Ocean Drive in Movie June 3                     Featured Presentation “SING”

This FREE Drive-In movie will be held on the Soccer field at the Fredric A Priff Elementary School – 139 Wells Mills Rd Waretown.  Movie will begin at approximately 9pm.  Program sponsored in part by GCADA and the Township of Ocean Municipal Alliance


Kids Fish and Crab Contest June 23

The Contest is open to all children ages 4-12.  Participants must bring their own bait and tackle.  Prizes will be awarded.  All participants will receive a t-shirt and a snack.  Registration begins at 5pm at the Public Dock

Barnegat Farmers Market

Every Thursday – June 22  – October 26
11am -4pm Rain or Shine
Jersey Farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers. Also featured breads, cheeses, pasta.
Sponsored by Barnegat Recreation Dept.
Call Jeanne 609-698-0080 ext 122


We are delighted to announce that  concerts will be held Every Saturday in June 24 -Sept. 2
PIRATE’S DAY September 16 features the   return performance of Tommy Edwards as “SIR ROD”

Sept. 2 Concert will be That 70’s Band – Rob Rotundo

All concerts will begin at 7pm at the Barnegat Dock 427 E Bay Ave Barnegat
In the event that the concerts must be moved indoors – All indoor concerts will be held at the Brackman Middle School -600 Barnegat Blvd, Barnegat NJ.  Doors will open at 6:30pm

Fire Dept.  Stop Drop & Run 5K Sept.


Pirate’s Day September 16

Rt 9 and E. Bay Ave / Gazebo Park  9 – 4pm

Registrations are still being accepted

20th Annual Waretown Haunted Hayride      

Oct. 13 & 14

The is event will be held at the Waretown Lake – Route 532 Waretown.  Hours: 7-10pm  Cost: $10 Adults and $8 children Volunteer actors are needed.  Back by popular demand is our Skit Contest.  Create an skit idea, get your friend and enter – over $1400 in prizes awarded.  Enter and try to defeat any of our current   8winners

             Fall Festival & Drive in Movie at the Dock  OCTOBER 28

                               Location: Barnegat Dock

Barnegat Farmers Market November 19

Special Thanksgiving Market

Sunday        November 19th        10am – 3pm

      Jersey Farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers.   Also featured breads, cheeses, pasta.                            Call Jean 609-698-0080 ext 122


Breakfast with Santa December 2

Tickets go on sale Nov. 1  in the Recreation Department Office
$12.00 for Adults       $9 for Children      Free  for Infants 24 month and under
Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 – 4pm and Monday Evenings 5 – 7pm
Tickets are limited and not available at the door!
Bring your Camera- Santa will be available for pictures – Gift – Breakfast