Annual Kites at the Pier Festival


April 23


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 23rd from 9AM to 4PM.

The 6th 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.

The Kids will be surely entertained with a variety of inflatable rides, bounce houses, carousel rides and games at the arcade, Boardwalk Fun N’ Games.

Shoppers will enjoy the best deals of the season and save on latest trends at the Pier Village Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale featuring Molly and Zoey, Molly and Zoey Undercover, Salt Nation Surf Shop and Charleston Shoe Company. Make your way over to Festival Plaza for a Makers and Artisan Marketplace featuring the best in local and regional makers, artists and designers selling hand crafted goods, jewelry art, home goods and more.

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

Heighten your 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 4/23, kite flying, musical entertainment, inflatable rides and the craft and artisan vendor marketplace will be held on 4/24.

*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. 






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