Annual Kites at the Pier Festival


April 22, 2023


Chelsea Ave Beach | Pier Village


Giant kites of all shapes and sizes will dazzle your eyes as they soar over the beach in in Pier Village on April 22nd from 9AM to 4PM.

The 7th 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 | Inflatable Rides, Bounce House, Carousel Rides, Arcade Games and more…

Music Performances by Various Artists from Lakehouse Music Academy on the Carousel Stage

Music Line Up | 9AM – Kelly Reynolds | 9:35AM – Eden Stein | 10:10 – Via Crowe | 10:45AM – Mel Manuel | 11:20AM – JD Leidersdorff | 11:55AM – Frank Corr | 12:30PM – Mannequin Am | 1:05PM – Macho Men | 1:40 PM – Wavez | 2:15PM – White Lights | 2:50 PM – Ooh La La

Carousel rides| Purchase tickets at the Carousel Kiosk | $4 per ticket | $2 Long Branch Students

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.

Facepainting with Kamo Face Art

Henna Art by Henna Squad

Scavenger Hunt | Pick up at Boardwalk Fun N’ Games

Bracelet Making with Little Words Project | $30 per child, $50 per adult

Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale

Physic Readings by Gifted Sara

Artisan Makers Market | Meryem Gifts | Mimma Designs| J&N Soto Designs | Noreen Designs | Cole Craft |Barefoot Sandals | Daydream Creations | It’s All About Us | Syby Designs | Goldie & Gem | Readings By Gifted Sara | Craftique | The Health Bitch  | Stained Glass | Pink Beauty Skincare | Artistscent | Earths Offerings Soaps | Our Happy place Creations  | Kamo Face Art | Henna Squad| Freedom Pottery

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. 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 and The Strand Salon

Play| Boardwalk Fun N’ Games and The Pier Village Carousel

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.

*In the event of inclement weather on 4/22, kite flying, musical entertainment, inflatable rides and the craft and artisan vendor marketplace will be held on 4/23.

*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. 





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