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April 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Giant kites of all shapes and sizes will dazzle your eyes as they soar over the beach in in Pier Village on April 20th from 9AM to 4PM.

The 8th Annual Pier Village Annual Kite Festival will feature kite flyers from all areas of the eastern seaboard flying their most incredible creation from inflatable flying creatures to giant sea and land kites to traditional kites visible for miles and miles.

Other spectacular kite visuals will include an array of vertical wind feathers and ground displays showcasing a myriad of different types of kites, exemplifying wonderful fun, beautiful visuals and an educational experience second to none!

Join us for some great family fun – including both kids AND parents – in the Running of the Bols competition.  A favorite way to play with the wind, each competitor latches on to an 8 foot diameter parachute-kite and runs head first into the wind from a starting line to the finish line. Bragging rights will be awarded to parents and their kids as each group vies to earn this prestigious title.

Children’s Activities | Carousel Rides, Arcade Games and more…

Musical Performances by the Lake House Music Acadamy | Carousel Stage

Acoustic Performances by Jim Allen, Dan Weiss and Meggan Carney | The Book House 

Sidewalk Sale

Artisan Makers Market

Kite Decorating Workshop | Maya

Face Painting

Inflatable Bowling | Carousel Bar

Bowling, V/R Games, Air Hockey, Billiards and more | Pier Pins

Carousel rides| Purchase tickets at the Carousel Kiosk

Arcade Games at Boardwalk Fun N’ Games |Fun for all ages and skill levels featuring state of the art virtual reality games, skee ball, crane games and an abundance of skill and chance games to win points for redemption.

Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt | Pick up at Boardwalk Fun N’ Games

Bracelet Making with Little Words Project | Little Words Project

Animal Spirit Intuitive | Doggie Sweets

Whether you are looking for shopping or dining for something quick and casual or are interested in fine dining, you’ll find it here. As the most exciting beachfront destination at the Jersey Shore, Pier Village offers family friendly dining and an array of specialty shops and boutiques with a backdrop of breathtaking views of the ocean.

Shopping |7-Eleven, Collective Soul, Blue Skies Pottery, Doggie Sweets, Little Words Project, Molly and Zoey, Molly & Zoey Undercover, Salt Life, Salt Nation Surf Shop, Sunglass City and The Book House, Strand Salon

Eat |Avenue Le Club, Boardwalk Coffee, Branch Cantina, Carousel Bar, Coney Waffle, Cowabunga Coffee Roasters, Hummus Republic, Kahuna Burger, LBK Grill, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, Maya, McLoone’s Pier House, Mr. Wish, MOGO, Playa Bowls, Robinson Ale House, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Salt Steakhouse, Simply Greek, Sirena Ristorante, Starbucks, Sugarpop Candy Bar, Sundae Donuts, The Baked Bear, The Wine Loft, Tony Boloney’s and Turning Point

Relax and Play | Pier Pins, Boardwalk Fun and Games, Pier Village Carousel, Gold’s Gym, Phorm, Purpose Yoga, The Strand Salon and Wave Spa

Stay | Have the ultimate Pier Village experience and stay the weekend at our ultra luxurious beachside retreat, Wave Resort. From modern rooms designed for the ultimate jersey shore experience, to exclusive amenities, the property features a seasonal pool with a swim-up bar, state-of-the-art fitness center, a pampering spa, children’s playroom, breathtaking event spaces and dining options.

If your vibe is art-centric then we’ve got your covered at The Bungalow Hotel which features bold flair for creativity and design, oversized rooms with a fireplace and a fully-equipped kitchen. The main level of the hotel boasts a pool table and foosball table in the lobby with plenty of eccentric details including an outdoor fireplace and seating area will ensure that your stay with us will be uniquely memorable.  As a guest of the Bungalow Hotel, you are also welcome to use all of the exclusive amenities at our sister property, Wave Resort.

*In the event of inclement weather on 4/20, kite flying, musical entertainment, and the craft and artisan vendor marketplace will be held on 4/21.

*Every attempt will be made for the event to proceed in its entirety; however, weather conditions may affect the ability for the kites to fly and certain activities to occur. 

Tickets do not need to be purchased for the event. 



April 20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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