What's happening in Belmar this month. Listen to bands, watch a movie, run a race & see fireworks.


Belmar. All photos by R.C. Staab

Energy abounds in Belmar. From the beach to the marina, from Shark River south to Lake Como at the Spring Lake border, there's a party atmosphere. After a day at the beach, here's what you can find going on in Belmar.


August Schedule

Week of August 2

Monday — 7pm concert, the John Luckenbill Pops Band

Thursday — 7pm songwriter event, Fantastic Cat

Thursday -- Movie at dusk: Trolls World Tour

Friday -- Pyanoe Plaza Music Series, Videokey with Johnny Sabes


Week of August 9

Thursday — 7pm songwriter event, Cranston Dean Band

Thursday -- Movie at dusk: Despicable Me 3

Friday -- Pyanoe Plaza Music Series, Tommy B and the Deep Blue Sea


Week of August 16

Monday — 7pm concert, the John Luckenbill Pops Band

Wednesday — 8-11pm at Spicy Cantina, Seaside Heights

Thursday — 7pm songwriter event, Tash Neal

Thursday -- Movie at dusk: Toy Story 3

Friday -- Pyanoe Plaza Music Series, Beach Music Rock Band Kids

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Week of August 23

Monday — 7pm concert, the John Luckenbill Pops Band

Wednesday — 8-11pm at Spicy Cantina, Seaside Heights

Thursday — 7pm songwriter event, Overcoats

Friday -- Pyanoe Plaza Music Series, Jersey Shore DJ's


Week of August 30

Monday — 7pm concert, the John Luckenbill Pops Band

Friday -- Belmar Fireworks

Saturday - Belmar 5-Mile Run


Jersey Shore Whale Watching Tour

Humpback whales are all over the waters of the Jersey Shore this summer. You can often see them from the Shore. If you want a close look, head to the Belmar Marina for daily whale watching trips aboard the Royal Miss Belmar with the Jersey Shore Whale Watching Tour.

Silver Lake

Tips for Visiting Belmar

What's New: Expanded whale watching schedule at the Belmar Marina with www.JerseyShoreWhaleWatching.com

Road Access & Parking: The main entry to Belmar is along Route 71/River Road or Main Street. There is metered parking on the East Side of Ocean Avenue, the Silver Lake area, North Boulevard from Ocean Avenue to B Street and the east side of Marina Grille and the island west of the 10th Avenue and Highway 35 marina entrance. Fees are required in the beach area through October 1 and required year-round at the marina.

Amenities: There are restrooms along the promenade.

Beaches: Beach badges are required Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day. Daily beach badges for people 16 and older are $9 and can be purchased at the beach by texting "Badges" to 833-956-2440 or visiting www.BelmarBeachBadges.com Seasonal beach badges are $70 for people 16 and older, $30 for people aged 65 and over.


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