LONG BRANCH: The following is a press release from the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce:
The city's 26th Annual Oceanfest offers something for everyone. Delicious food, fabulous original crafts, professional sand sculpting, themed children's shows, bounce houses and a zipline.
Oceanfest is a family-friendly celebration that takes place Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., rain or shine, along the half mile stretch of the Long Branch Oceanfront Promenade from Pier Village north to Seven President's Park.
"Oceanfest showcases the best of Long Branch and the best of the Jersey Shore", said Nancy Kleiberg, Executive Director of the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce and Oceanfest co-chair. "Whether you are strolling the Promenade, sampling the great food or watching your child in awe of the fireworks, Oceanfest is summer in New Jersey."
Featured musical performances by Goldenseal, Rave On, Palm Slap, Predator Dub Assassins and Mad Satta will take place on the Great Lawn Stage from 12:30 p.m. until the fireworks.
Children's entertainment, including a fire eater, balloon artists, strolling cartoon characters and a magic show all at the Garfield Memorial stage on the Promenade beginning at 11:30 a.m.
We will also have DJ Diveny a professional freestyle footballer & trickster from the New York Red Bulls performing at 1 p.m. and Oceans of Rhythm will return this year at 4 p.m. all at the Garfield Memorial Statue.
For 26 years, Oceanfest at Long Branch has hosted a world class fireworks display at 9 p.m. with simulcasting on Q104.3. So plan on being on the beach or on the boardwalk to see the fantastic display.
Oceanfest at Long Branch is sponsored by the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce, the City of Long Branch, Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Monmouth Medical Center- RWJ Barnabas Health, Monmouth University, Pier Village, GEICO, Chevrolet, Comcast, New Jersey Lottery, Q104.3, Z100, Jersey Central Power & Light, Ansell, Grimm & Aaron and Kearny Bank.
More information is on the website www.oceanfestnj.com. Further information and available sponsorship opportunities please contact the Chamber at 732-222-0400.