Recreation Events



Father Daughter Dance Feb. 8

Cost $20/couple.  There will be 2 sessions this year.  Session I for grades K-2 will be held from 4-6pm;  Session II for grades 3-5 will be held from 7-9pm.  Call 698-0080 x122 to register.

Mother Son Bowling March 1

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 forms off our website   under Office of Recreation.

Women’s History Tea March 15

Program will be held at the Barnegat Library.  This event is free however participants must call 698-3331 to pre-registrer for the event.

Bunny Breakfast April 12

Cost is $8 for adults and children; 2 and under are free.  Tickets go on sale in the recreation office on March 3rd.  Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.  Program begins at 9am in the recreation center.

Townwide Yard Sale April 26

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

Princess Party May 17

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 24

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 vendors, live bands, educational booths, K-9 demo and  free children’s rides.  The event will be capped off by a hugh 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 $25…food vendors are $100… non profit groups are free)

Special Memorial Day Concerts May 24/25

Featuring ReUnited and the  Hi-Fives.  The concerts will begin at 7pm at the Barnegat Public Dock.  In the event of rain all 2013 concerts will be moved into the Brackman Middle School with doors opening at 6:30pm

Kids Fish and Krab Kontest June 7

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 8:30am at the Public Dock

Barnegat Farmers Market

Every Thursday – June 19  – October 23
11am -5pm Rain or Shine
Jersey Farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers. Also featured breads, cheeses, pasta.
Sponsored by Barnegat Chamber of Commerce and Barnegat Recreation Dept.
Call Jeanne 609-698-0080 ext 122


We are delighted to announce that there will be 33 concerts this year.  Concerts will be held Every Saturday in June and Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday  July to August 31

Featured performers include: Sounds of the Street (3performances) The Hi-fives, Roustabouts, American Hawk, Strictly 60′s, ReUnited, Timeless Soundz, the Castoffs, Sure Cats, Guy Smiley, Mid-Life Crisis, Crosstown, Chris Fritz

The Mango Men – a Jimmy Buffet Tribute band from PA will perform on July19 as part of Ocean County Parks and Recreations Cavalcade of Bands

NEW for 2014:                                                                                                                            The B STREET BAND – the Ultimate Bruce Springsteen tribute band July 18th; Thomas Wesley Stern, The Pickles, Jersey Jukebox, Elvis Tribute Show and After the Reign (for a complete concert listing visit the Office of Recreation page)

The concert series will end on September 6 with  a 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 – Barnegat Blvd, Barnegat NJ.  Doors will open at 6:30pm

Fire Dept.  Stop Drop & Run 5K Aug. 30


Pirate’s Day September 6

Rt 9 and E. Bay Ave / Gazebo Park
September 6,  2014
9 – 4pm



Historical Society Quilt Show Sept. 13 & 14

“Quilts Along the Bay”

900 W. Bay Ave. Barnegat, NJ 08005
$5 Admission    Saturday 9 – 5 Sunday 11 – 4
For registration forms and additional information

16th Annual Waretown Haunted Hayride Oct. 17-18

The is event will be held at the Waretown Lake – Route 532 Waretown.  Hours: 7-10pm  Cost:$8Adults and $5 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


Location: Behind Elizabeth Edwards School
Downtown Barnegat  Bridsall Street
11 – 3PM  Vendors Wanted – email for details

Halloween Fall Festival Application


Barnegat Farmers Market 

Special Thanksgiving Market

Sunday        November 23th      11am – 4pm

Jersey Farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers. Also featured breads, cheeses, pasta.
Sponsored by Barnegat Chamber and Barnegat Recreation Dept.
Call Jean 609-698-0080 ext 122


Breakfast with Santa December 6

Tickets go on sale November 17 in the Recreation Department Office
$9.00 for Adults       $9.00 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

Santa Breakfast  Registration form

Tax and Utility Payments

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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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