Recreation Events

Contact the Recreation Office

for more information of these events

Call 609-698-0080 x 122 or email


Father Daughter Dance Feb. 6

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                            2016 Father Daughter Dance Registration Form


Philadelphia Flower Show Trip Mar. 10

Cost $61pp.  Includes transportation, admission into the flower show.  To purchase tickets call 609-548-6319 or email

Philadelphia Flower Show Registration Form


Mother Son Bowling March 5

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   Mother Son Bowling Registration Form

Women’s History Tea March 5

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

Bunny Breakfast March 19

Cost is $9 for adults and children; 2 and under are free.  Tickets go on sale in the recreation office on February 1st.  Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.  Program begins at 9am in the recreation center.

2016 Easter Bunny Breakfast  Registration Form

Township of Ocean Easter Egg Hunt


3rd Annual Senior Health Fair March 30

This event is a free event that will be held from 10a-2pmin Barnegat High School.  Please come out and visit the numerous health care providers that will be in attendance.

2016 Senior Health Fair Flier 

Senior Health Fair Registration Form




Townwide Yard Sale April 30

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

Grounds for Sculpture Trip May 20

Cost $41 Price includes transportation, admission and driver’s gratuity (SOLD OUT)



Princess Party May 7  – SOLD OUT

Cost $18/child.  Event is open to girls ages 3-8. Layla Marie Princess Playtime  will entertain her princesses. Royal Attire required. Come dressed in your favorite princess.  Nail painting, games, crafts, cupcake decorating edible wands making.  Tea, cakes and other yummy treats will be served.



Township of Ocean Founders Day     May 28

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)

Vendor Registration Form

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERMITS Cooking Vendor Guidelines

Memorial Day Parade

911 Museum Trip June 4 – SOLD OUT


Kids Fish and Crab Contest June 17

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 16  – October 27
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 25 -Sept. 10

Featured performers include: 40 North, Sounds of the Street, Beatles Tribute Band, Kootz Band, Strictly 60’s, ReUnited, Timeless Soundz, The Cobra Brothers, Roustabouts, Jersey Jukebox,

The concert series will end on PIRATE’S DAY September 10 with the  return performance of Tommy Edwards as “SIR ROD”


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. 3


Pirate’s Day September 10

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


19th Annual Waretown Haunted Hayride      

Oct. 14 & 15

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 $1100 in prizes awarded.  Enter and try to defeat any of our current   7 winners

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERMITS  – Cooking Vendor Guidelines

             MOVIE in the PARK OCTOBER 29

                               Location: Barnegat High School Barnegat Blvd.

Barnegat Farmers Market 

Special Thanksgiving Market

Sunday        November 20th       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 3

Tickets go on sale November 17 in the Recreation Department Office
$10.00 for Adults       $10.00 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

Holiday Craft Bazarre Dec. 10

4th Annual Holiday Show will be held in Brackman Middle School 600 Barnegat Blvd.  Doors open at 9am          Show runs through2pm.  Vendors are wanted.  For more info email

Tax and Utility Payments

Vial of Life Project

We proudly offer Vial of Life decals to our community for free. We feel that the Vial of Life Project is a most important program for protecting seniors and others in need.

We would like to thank American Senior Safety Medical Alarm Systems for donating these kits to our organization.

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