It's the biggest seasonal event on the Jersey Shore — in fact, it's the biggest Independence Day celebration anywhere in New Jersey, and it happens every July 4th right here in Long Branch.
Each year since 1990, crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have descended upon the city's oceanfront promenade from points all over the Mid-Atlantic region for Oceanfest — an all-day, family friendly festival that brings together the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season. Not just a music or food festival; much more than a craft sale or street fair, Oceanfest combines the best parts of everyone's favorite community and cultural events — and caps it all off with the most spectacular fireworks display you'll see anywhere along the Jersey coast.
At Oceanfest, visitors can stroll the famous beachfront boards, take in the famous views, enjoy performances by dancers, musicians, clowns and carnival acts, sample from a smorgasbord of food vendors, and check out the wares of crafters from all over the northeast. You can even see a sand sculpture demonstration, meet a familiar costumed character, and catch some cool ocean breezes.
Brought to you by the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce
and the City of Long Branch, Oceanfest is a community event made
possible with the support of such corporate sponsors as Monmouth
Medical Center and Monmouth University, as well as through the
generosity of numerous individuals and businesses in the local area.
It's a public/private partnership that has worked to create an attraction
that's truly special; an event of which everyone in the community
can be proud.