It’s the biggest seasonal event on the Jersey Shore — in fact, it’s the biggest Independence Day celebration anywhere in New Jersey, and it happens every July 4th from 1PM – 10PM right here in Long Branch.
Fireworks at 9PM.
Presented by the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce and the City of Long Branch, each year since 1990, crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have descended upon the city’s oceanfront promenade from points all over the Mid-Atlantic region for Oceanfest — an all-day, family friendly festival that brings together the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season. Oceanfest combines the best parts of everyone’s favorite summertime memory — and caps it all off with the most spectacular fireworks display you’ll see anywhere along the Jersey coast. Rain or shine!
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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 an art gallery showcasing the artworks of local artists and an elevated cocktail menu at the BungaLounge A pool table and foosball table in the lobby with plenty of eccentric details including an outdoor fire place 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.
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 | aXd by Alba, Little Words Project, Molly and Zoey, Molly and Zoey Undercover, Salt Nation Surf Shop, Salt Life, Doggie Sweets, Sunglass City, A Spirit Animal and Baldy Art Gallery
Eat | The Wine Loft, Mr. Wish, Kahuna Burger, Coney Waffle, Sugarpop Candy Bar, Simply Greek, Koto Fusion, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 7-Eleven, The Robison Ale House, Tony Baloney’s, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, Hummus Republic, Playa Bowls, Turning Point, Maya, Branch Cantina, LBK, Boardwalk Coffee, Starbucks, Salt Steak House, Gavone’s, Sundae Donuts, The Baked Bear, McLoone’s Pier House, Avenue and Sirena.
Services | Gold’s Gym, Phorm Fitness, Remedy Realm, Purpose, and The Strand Salon
Play| Pier Pins, Boardwalk Fun N’ Games and The Pier Village Carousel