Wind and Sea Festival
Ever want to try stand up paddle boarding? Explore the dunes with a Park System Naturalist? Go crabbing in the bay? Then head over to our first ever Wind & Sea Festival! Held this Saturday, September 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, this event celebrates the Bayshore with cool coastal activities for the whole family.
Most activities are free but some require a fee. Park at the Belford Ferry Terminal (free) and we'll shuttle you to and from the Festival. Check out our Wind & Sea Festival webpage for full details.
Here are some other activities you may enjoy:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary trip on Sunday, September 20. Visit the world's first refuge for birds of prey and see golden eagles, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, goshawks and more. Trip includes a short hike. The mini-bus will leave from Thompson Park, Lincroft, at 8 a.m. and will return at approximately 5 p.m. Pre-registration and fee required.Cornbread Contest on Sunday, September 20 from12:30-3:30 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. See if your tasty recipe will win our judges over. Visitors can sample and vote for their favorite. Ribbons awarded at 3 p.m. A corny joke contest will be held from 2-3 p.m. Find out more details. FREE!Harvest Moon Nature Walk from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, September 25 at Holmdel Park, Holmdel. Join a Park System Naturalist for a night time walk under the Super Harvest Moon. We'll create a lantern filled with "moonbeams" to light our way through the woods. Afterward enjoy a celestial snack. Pre-registration and fee required.
Open House Barn Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25 at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. Stop by and discover how much fun square dancing can be. FREE! Fairy Houses in the Garden from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Bring your imagination as we create tiny fairy houses out of natural materials. Pre-registration and fee required.
Did you know that outdoor play encourages learning and problem-solving skills in children? Just think of it as another reason to spend the afternoon at one of our playgrounds. We have plenty to choose from – here's a list of our playgrounds.
For more information about Monmouth County parks and programs, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312. The Park System can also be contacted through email at [email protected].
Monmouth County Park System | 805 Newman Springs Road | Lincroft | NJ | 07738