Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Community

Annual Events

Residents of Burlington and Ocean counties have dozens of different annual events, festivals and community gatherings at their fingertips.

Burlington County Farm Fair 

The Burlington County Farm Fair showcases livestock and farm products to the tens of thousands of visitors that attend each year. The fair also features arts and crafts, old steam engines and antique farm equipment, a tractor pull, a midway, food, live entertainment and more.

Festival of the Sea Carnival 

Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has hosted the annual Festival of the Sea Carnival at Brant Beach. Held in August, the carnival has rides, food, games and more.

Lighthouse International Film Festival 

The four-day Lighthouse International Film Festival in Long Beach Island showcases new and innovative films. The festival features films, panels, Q&As, parties and surfing. The event draws some of the industry’s top film critics, producers and distributors.

Pemberton Township Water Carnival 

Celebrating 50 years in 2018, the Pemberton Township Water Carnival in July features a parade of lighted floats along Mirror Lake. The carnival has water activities, children’s games, contests, music and fireworks as well.

Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix 

Watch this offshore beach race in May at Point Pleasant Beach. The course is a 4-mile oval as close to the beach as possible — even the outside leg can be clearly seen from the shoreline. Before race day, the race boats can be seen on display or during the parade of boats.

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