From Belmar Seafood Festival:
Feast on your fill of crab cakes, steamed clams, coconut shrimp, combo platters and more during the Belmar, New Jersey, Seafood Festival. The 33rd annual foodie event takes place Friday, May 17; Saturday, May 18; and Sunday, May 19, 2019. Admission to the festival is free, and food will be for sale at each individual vendor.
2019 Update: Town officials are relocating the festival from Silver Lake Park on Ocean Avenue to downtown Belmar this year. Food vendors will be located in the Belmar Plaza parking lot behind Pyanoe Plaza. The market vendors will be set up on Main Street between 8th and 10th Avenues, while the musical entertainment will be performing in the center of Pyanoe Plaza (the area between the Belmar Bagel Shop and Don’s Pizza King).
The festival’s move downtown is welcome news for the Belmar Business Partnership, which stated, “We are supportive of the borough’s proposal to relocate the annual seafood festival from Ocean Avenue to Main Street in 2019. Such a move would bring lots of visitors to this area of town and provide great exposure to all the family-owned small businesses, restaurants, and retail shops that our community has to offer.”
Throughout the event, part of 8th Avenue between Route 35 and Railroad Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. New Jersey’s Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line brings you right to the new festival location at the nearby Belmar train station between 9th and 10th Avenues in Belmar Plaza.
During the 2018 Belmar Seafood Festival, hometown favorites Ragin’ Cajun, Klein’s, Jake’s Downtown, Simply Southern, Marina Grille, and Mr. Shrimp Seafood Restaurant were among the participating Belmar restaurants.
Local Tip: Don’t miss Point Lobster Company’s hot butter-bathed lobster roll served on a soft potato bun. It is sinfully delicious. We also love the blackened scallops on a stick. So fresh and just the right amount of spicy kick!
33rd Annual Belmar NJ Seafood Festival
Downtown Belmar – Belmar Plaza Parking Lot Between 8th and 10th Avenues
Belmar, New Jersey 07719
Friday, May 17, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Rain or shine event.
Seafood and Market Vendors: Please contact the Belmar Tourism Commission at 732-681-3700, ext. 214, for more information about reserving a spot in the 2019 Belmar Seafood Festival at the Jersey Shore.