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What's Happening in Southern Ocean County This Weekend


by Patricia A. Miller


Take your pick. There's more than enough going on in Southern Ocean County this weekend. It's jammed packed with events and activities.

The National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies on Saturday with a high of 76 degrees. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees.

SATURDAY - Barnegat Pirate's Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Barnegat Chamber of Commerce and the Barnegat Township Recreation Department.

SATURDAY - Concert at the Dock, 7 p.m. Barnegat municipal dock, East Bay Avenue.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - Ship Bottom Irish Fest and Shamrock 5k Walk/Run, 10th and Shore avenues, Ship Bottom.. Event gets underway both days at 9 a.m. Saturday features live Irish music, Irish crafts and gifts, food vendors, the Ocean County Emerald Society Pipe and Drums and Irish step dancers.
The 5k race will be held on Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by a Gaelic Mass at 11 a.m. For more information, go online at www.lbiaoh.com/festival

SUNDAY - Island Beach State Park Beach Plum Festival,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Friends of Island Beach State Park hold their 16th annual festival, including beach plum tours, jelly-making demos, children's games, food, music, crafters, lifesaving demos by lifeguards, seining on the bay with park naturalists, and environmental and non-profit exhibits. The event will be held on Ocean Bathing Beach No. 1. Admission to the park is free, but a $5 donation to the Friends is suggested to help support the festival.


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