What better way to get some relief from the sweltering heat wave than to head down the Shore? With temperatures stubbornly sticking in the 90s this weekend, the region's offer a perfect respite. Looking to buy a season pass? . Wondering what it will cost for a day pass at your favorite beach? before hitting the road.
Looking for something to do when you get off the beach? Check out these events and nightlife favorites:
Runners will head out in just their boxers Saturday for the second annual to raise funds for colon cancer awareness. The run will start at 8 a.m. at Pier Village in Long Branch, and on-site registration will be accepted until 7 a.m. For more information, click here.
Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Judd Hirsch will take the stage at the Surflight Theatre, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, as the star of a Tony Award-winning comedy exploring friendship and art. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. To purchase tickets, click here.
Free concerts continue this weekend with the , held at the 101 Washington St. The Briartones will play Friday and the Pat Mash Big Band Express Saturday, with both concerts starting at 7:30 p.m.
Hobby train enthusiasts can head down to Brick Sunday for the , presented by the National Collectors Club. Many dealers will be represented at the event, planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the , 2491 Hooper Ave., Brick. Admission is $5, with children younger than 10 admitted free.
The Jersey Shore Roller Girls All-Stars will skate their way over to Asbury Park's Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave., on Saturday for a bout with Suburbia Roller Derby of Westchester County, New York. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with first whistle at 8 p.m. It's an all-ages bout, 21 to drink. For tickets, click here.
Lifeguards from the Monmouth County branch of the United States Lifesaving Association will at in Long Branch. Come by after 6 p.m. and watch the lifeguards compete in a series of land and sea races.
— This restaurant and dockside bar features a relaxed but upscale dining menu, nightly entertainment, and an outdoor tiki bar.
Friday: $2 Bud Light Drafts. Live music with Moondoggie from 6 to 10 p.m. and Chris Thomas from 7 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: $2 Miller Lite Drafts. Live music all day beginning at noon with G Jam. Trax performs from 6 to 10 p.m., and Cat Taylor from 7 to 11 p.m.
Sunday: $2 Coors Light drafts. Live music with Bill Stasse from noon to 4 p.m. then Chris Fritz Band from 5 to 9 p.m.
Surf City Hotel, 800 N. Long Beach Island Blvd., Surf City — Consistently chosen as a Best Hotel, Best Restaurant and Best Bar and Tavern in reader’s choice polls, this charming East Coast gem has a popular beach club lounge that offers nightly entertainment and a relaxing atmosphere for vacation-goers.
Friday: Live music with Drop Dead Sexy at 10 p.m.
Saturday: No Discipline performs at 10 p.m.
Sunday: Bill & Andy Show at 5 p.m.
Boathouse, 1309 Main St, Belmar — Boathouse is a nautically themed haven for surfers and beach-goers with competitive drink specials and nightly entertainment.
Friday: Mike Dalton Band performs live at 9 p.m. Drink specials until 6 p.m. include: $1.75 domestic drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 premium drafts; and from 6 p.m. to closing: $2.50 Bud and Bud Lights, $4.00 rum and cokes.
Saturday: Rory Daniels Band plays at 9 p.m. Drink specials until 4 p.m. include: $4 Bloody Marys, $3 Miller Lite bottles; and from 6 p.m. to closing: $3 Sam Adams drafts.
Wharfside Patio Bar, 101 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach— Tucked behind the Wharfside Restaurant sits the charming Patio Bar that has been a haven for visitors for years. The outdoor patio offers a casual dining menu, a raw bar and cocktails all overlooking the Manasquan River and inlet islands.
Friday: C.O.A.L.G. from 2 to 5 p.m. then Undisputed from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday: Paul Cilinski from 1 to 5 p.m. then Phil Engel Band from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sunday: Not 4 Nothin band from 1 to 5 p.m. then Waterfront Duo from 6 to 10 p.m.
Jenk’s Club, 300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach — Jenk's Club, a Shore favorite, is sure to be packed all weekend with revelers enjoying live music and drink specials.
Friday: Dark City Saints covering all party hits at 10 p.m. then DJ Prime late night, with $2.50 Coors Light special until midnight.
Saturday: No Standards at 2 p.m.; The Nerds at 10 p.m.
Sunday: Flying Mueller Brothers at 2 p.m. Go-Go Gadget and at night with $3 Corona and Corona Lights all night.
— It's tough to avoid the reputation this oceanside club has for fist-pumping parties and MTV’s Jersey stereotypes. But it's also tough to deny that D'Jais offers some memorable nights and great parties.
Friday: Happy Hour with a buffet and Coors Light prize wheel, no cover. Music by DJ Kirk Lopez, Kipple and Joe Giorgio. $2 Coors Light, $3.50 Blue Moons, $4 vodka drinks, $12 Coronita buckets and shot specials.
Saturday: Kipples Beach Party from 3 to 8 p.m. with $3 Bud Lights and music by DJ Robbie O.
Sunday: Happy Hour starting at noon with DJ Charlie Cavallo, $3.50 Bud and Bud Light bottles, $12 buckets of Coronitas and $10 buckets of Rocks. “In the Biz” night at 7 p.m. for service industry workers; no cover and $3 drinks. DJ Kipples spins at 7 p.m., and DJ Kirk Lopez is on at 10 p.m.