Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Long Beach Island Region is preparing for a groundbreaking season of Redefining Beach Events. Riding the momentum of the “Beach Culture Redefined,” campaign, this unique stretch of the New Jersey Shore is showing visitors that while the beaches, bays, charming businesses, and other traditional draws are still an inspiration to all generations, 2016’s line up of events are testament to a thriving culture of art and community.
The events start rolling with the Hop Sauce Festival, on June 4. Now in its third year, Hop Sauce Fest has become an exciting event for those who enjoy fiery hot sauces, over 20 craft beers, original music, and delicious local food in a thoughtful curation. Held at the Taylor Avenue Waterfront, it’s only expected to grow with the addition of co-headliners, The Lonely Biscuits and Craig Finn. Hop Sauce will incorporate a number of hand crafters to the event from the Maker’s Festival and the Hop Sauce Tune-Up Paddle Race. Tickets and information can be found at HopSauceFest.com.
Those who appreciate a good merlot or the art of film will be very interested in the weekend of June 9-12, as Long Beach Islandwelcomes both the Lighthouse International Film Festival (www.lighthousefilmfestival.org) and the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival. The film fest opens on Thursday night, with “Films that transform the way the you see the world.” Friday through Sunday, it hosts features, shorts, documentaries, panel discussions, parties, and filmmaker discussions in various venues all over LBI. That Saturday and Sunday, film lovers and wine aficionados will descend on Beach Haven’s Taylor Avenue Waterfront to sample and purchase over 200 varietals of the best wines from regional vineyards.
As the season heats up, locals and visitors alike will enjoy the Summer Edition of the “Truck”erton Food Truck & Brew Fest at Tuckerton Seaport on August 13-14. The Seaport will host 15-20 gourmet food trucks, with everything form grilled alligator to the gooey deliciousness of Wisconsin Battered Cheese Curds, Belgian waffles and a craft beer garden.
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