Edward Piekarz, Katharine Taylor, and Olivia Doody enjoy 7 Mile Restaurant Week at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor.

Best In Show for “Welcoming a New Baby” miniature arrangement, presented by Corinne Reynolds at the Avalon Garden Club’s Annual Flower Show.

May 25-28

Ocean Galleries Hosts Josef Kote “Harmony in White”

10am-10pm Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm Monday

Meet the artist Saturday and Sunday from 7-10pm. Ocean Galleries is excited to welcome back renowned artist Josef Kote with his new exhibit, “Harmony in White,” featuring pieces created specifically for his shore customers in mind.

More information: oceangalleries.com


May 26

War at the Shore Touch Football Tournament

9am to 5pm, Stone Harbor Recreation Fields

Kick off the holiday weekend with some friendly competition with the Touch Football Tournament hosted by Philly Sports League. 8v8 coed teams, all teams play at least two games (adults only).

More Information: phillyleagues.com


Stone Harbor Beach Opening Ceremony/Stone Harbor Survivor Competition

Noon, 95th Street and the beach

New for 2018! Cheer on Stone Harbor’s finest – the beach patrol, police, fire, rescue and office of emergency management personnel – as they compete for a chance to officially open the beach with Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour for the season.

More information: shnj.org



Avalon’s Memorial Day Parade.


May 27

Turtle Trot 5K & 2-Mile Fun Walk

6:45am registration, 8am race, 8:05am walk, 95th Street and First Avenue

Start your day with a family-fun race and walk through Stone Harbor, with proceeds to benefit The Wetlands Institute’s Diamondback Terrapin Conservation program. Awards are given to the top male and female finishers overall and in each age bracket.

More information: stoneharborbeach.com


Mull-Morial 5K Beach Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk

8:30am, 30th Street beach

Enjoy a morning jaunt along the beaches of Avalon for a good cause. Proceeds benefit the local nonprofit Friend In Need. Awards given to the top three male and female in each age bracket.

More information: runsignup.com


Stone Harbor Farmers Market

(Sundays through Sept. 2), 8am to 12:30pm, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza

Stone Harbor’s weekly farmers market features fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, baked breads, gourmet coffee, gourmet oils and vinegars and much more!

More information: shnj.org


May 28

Avalon Memorial Day Parade

9am, 32nd Street and Dune Drive to 21st Street, ending at Veterans Plaza

Join American Legion Post 331, the Patriot Brass Ensemble and a number of local civic clubs and organizations on a parade to Veterans Plaza. The ceremony will include comments from Post 331 Commander James Fleischmann, Mayor Martin Pagliughi and the guest speaker, retired Army Brigadier Gen. Jeffrey L. Pierson, followed by a flag-raising, gun salute and wreath presentation.

More information: avalonboro.net


Memorial Service for Fallen Heroes and Stone Harbor Memorial Day Parade

11am Service for Fallen Heroes at Stone Harbor Firehouse, Noon for Parade, 96th Street and Third Avenue

Join the Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire Department at the annual Memorial Service honoring firefighters who passed during the year. The American Legion Post 331 will then lead a parade down 96th street, followed by an open house at Post 331 offering guided tours of the Tatham Life Saving Station, hot dogs, ice cream and beverages.

More information: stephencludlampost331.org



Lorrie and Emily Logan with
The Wetlands Institute’s mascot, ‘Scute the Tute Terrapin at the
Turtle Trot race.
     Jumper performing at the weekly Thursdays on Dune event at Veterans Plaza. 

June 2

APAC Concert The Duprees and DJ Lou Costello

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm music and dancing, 8pm concert, Avalon Community Hall, $25

Enjoy the Avalon Performing Arts Council’s annual summer concert featuring music and dancing with WVLT 92.1FM’s Lou Costello followed by a performance by The Duprees. BYO beverage and food, table reservations recommended.

More information and tickets: 609-967-3066, avalonperformingarts.org


Stone Harbor Garden Club Tour of Homes


Featuring six unique and beautiful homes throughout Stone Harbor, plus an additional stop at the Garden of Kindness at the Stone Harbor Elementary School for guided tours by students and light refreshments. Tickets are $30 and are available at Diller & Fisher Realtors, Moonstruck, Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Mimi’s .

More information: 609-313-2460


June 4-10

7 Mile Restaurant Week

Participating restaurants throughout Avalon and Stone Harbor

Enjoy more than 45 participating restaurants for this weeklong celebration offering breakfast and lunch specials and three-course dinner options for only $30.18.

More information: visitavalonnj.com


June 9

Avalon Garden Club Flower Show

Noon to 4pm, Avalon Community Hall

Featuring 10 unique classes for display and two entry themes of Artistic Design and Horticulture. Additional display presented by Avalon Stone Harbor Elementary School’s third grade. Browse the Garden Club’s entries in the 2018 challenge plant category featuring Blue Seas. The show is free; however, donations to the Garden Club are welcome.

More information: Rosemarie Dvorak, 609-368-5907


June 16

Avalon Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

8-11am, Avalon Community Hall, adults $8, children $6

The club’s annual pancake breakfast features fluffy pancakes and all the fixings, beverages and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children.

More information: avalonlions.com


Tim Kerr Charities Friends and Family Beach Run

8am, 30th Street and the beach

A family-fun fitness event that includes the option to participate in a 3-, 2- or 1-mile beach run or walk. Children ages 5-15 welcome to participate in the Finn’s Fund 1K. Awards for top three males and females overall and in each age category. Proceeds to benefit Avalon Lions Club, Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children and Friend In Need.

More information: timkerrcharities.org


June 17

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Strawberry Festival

6-8pm, 9425 Third Ave.

Enjoy handpicked local Jersey strawberries and very berry homemade treats!

More information: stmarysstoneharbor.org



Nancy Von Halle at the APAC Art Show Preview Night 2017.          Ella McGlynn at the Avalon Library’s annual Open House & Story Book Bash.

June 19

Paper Peddler Trivia Night

6-8pm, Avalon History Center

Bring a team of friends and demonstrate your knowledge of Avalon’s history and culture in a Quizzo-inspired trivia game. Prizes awarded to winning teams. Reservations recommended by calling 609-967-0090.

More information: avalonhistorycenter.org


June 22

APAC Art Show Preview Night “Celebrating Three Decades of Art”

6-9pm, Avalon Elementary School

Offering light food and beverages. Catch a sneak peek of Saturday’s art show featuring more than 55 artists in categories including oil, acrylic, watercolor, fiber, art, sculpture, mixed media and photography.

More information: avalonperformingarts.org


June 23

APAC Art Show “Celebrating 30 Decades of Art,”

10am-4pm, Avalon Elementary School

Featuring a variety of original artwork available for purchase including an Emerging Artist category open to high school students. Winners announced by noon. Admission free; however, donations are accepted to benefit APAC’s mission of bringing arts to Avalon.

More information: avalonperformingarts.org


Avalon Library Open House & Story Book Bash

10am-1pm, Avalon Free Public Library

See all that the Avalon Library has to offer plus children’s activities, face painting, character appearances, a special story time, giveaways and more!

More information: avalonfreelibrary.org


June 24

Avalon Lions Club Charity Golf Classic

10am registration, Avalon Golf Club

Spend a day on the course for a great cause. Pricing includes lunch, golf, dinner and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children.

More information: Mike Sowers, 609-519-7185


June 26

Avalon Beach Movie

Tuesdays through Aug. 21, Dusk, 30th Street beach

Grab your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy family-fun hits including “Wonder,” “Cars 3,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Coco” and more!

More information: avalonrecreation.org


June 28

Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune begins

5:30-7pm children’s activities, 7-8:30pm live band, Veterans Plaza

Thursdays on Dune is held every Thursday through the summer offering children’s activities, character appearances, crafts and giveaways followed by a live band each week.

More information: visitavalonnj.com


June 30

Brendan Borek Fund Low Tide Beach Ride

5-7:30pm, 9th Street Beach

Enjoy an afternoon bike ride while the tide rolls in on the beach for a great cause. All ages are welcome to join for a ride from 9th Street to 32nd Street in Avalon. Proceeds to benefit the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

More information: brendansfund.org

Runners at the Mull-Morial 5K Beach Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk.

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