Contact the Recreation Office for more information of these events

Call 609-698-0080 x 122 or email



Father Daughter Dance Feb. 10

Cost $32/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 $16pp


Philadelphia Flower Show Trip Mar. 9

Cost $64pp.  Includes transportation, admission into the flower show.  To purchase tickets call 609-548-6319 or email


Mother Son Bowling March 10

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 10

Program will be held at the Barnegat Library.
This event is free however participants must call 698-3331 to preregister for the event.  Event begins at 1pm

          Spring Fling & Chamber of Commerce                        Home & Family Expo March 24

The event is co-sponsored by the Recreation Department and the Barnegat-Waretown Chamber of Commerce.  The event will be held from 10a-2p in the Recreation Center -900 W Bay Ave.

Numerous Barnegat and Waretown businesses will be on hand.

The recreation department will offer a 1 day sale on the registration fee for the WRECK Summer Camp (Must register in person that date to receive the discounted rate)

Parents: The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures, make sure you bring your cameras.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Barnegat-Waretown Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to register as vendors                                                                                   Visit  for more information.

Townwide Yard Sale April 28

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


Mommy n Me Luau Tea Party May 12

Cost $16/child.  Times: 1-2:30pm Event is open to girls ages 3-8. Our magical guests  will entertain the girls  who are asked to come dressed in your favorite Luau / Hawaiian outfits . Photo booth, sing a longs,Nail painting, crafts, cupcake decorating and much more.  Tea, cakes and other yummy treats will be served.


Township of Ocean Founders Day  May 26

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 July 27

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

Kids Fish and Crab Contest June 22

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 21  – 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

 Drive in Movie August 5 8:30pm

Movie will be held at the Barnegat Dock.  Featured presentation will be announced soon


Updated Dock Concert Schedule

We are delighted to announce that  concerts will be held Every Saturday in June 30 -Sept. 1                                                         (A special Memorial Day Weekend concert will be held featuring Sounds of the Street May 26th )

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


Pirate’s Day September 8th

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

Registrations are still being accepted

21st  Annual Waretown Haunted Hayride      

Oct. 12 & 13

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 27

                               Fall Festival Location: Barnegat Recreation Center 900 W Bay Ave (behind the Police Station).  Drive in Movie at the Barnegat Public Dock  427 E Bay Ave 7pm The  featured presentation is HOCUS POCUS 

Barnegat Farmers Market November 18

Special Thanksgiving Market

Sunday        November 18th        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 1, 2018

Tickets go on sale Nov. 1  in the Recreation Department Office
$10.00 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