Guide to New Jersey beaches for summer 2022: Not to miss

The Raceway at The Lucky Snake Arcade

The 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art indoor electric go-kart track, that opened in May, takes racers through a theme of “escaping Las Vegas” on high performance electric go-karts. The interactive ride will also equip riders with helmets sporting 4K cameras that will allow for posting their experience to social media. Lucky Snake at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City. 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609-487-4652.


Wildwoods International Kite Festival

May 27-30: On the beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood, and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities include Friday night social, illuminated night kite fly, team flying and family games. Monday features the World lndoor Kite exhibition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Free. Friday: Noon – 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information visit


The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival

June 4-5: The festival returns to Bader Field for two days of great music, tasty beers and off the wall activities with a fun carnival vibe. Beer enthusiasts will have the chance to compare classics and sample new releases from over 120 breweries. The festival will feature Alkaline Trio with special guest Thrice on Saturday. On Sunday, New Found Glory makes their long-awaited return to the Jersey Shore with guests Four Years Strong. The festival also plays host to an acoustic stage that features eight local artists unplugged. Bader Field, 545 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City. General Admission tickets are $70 in advance (plus taxes and fees) can be purchased online. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the festival.

Orange Loop Rock Festival

June 10-12: Get to Atlantic City for the ultimate rock experience featuring 80s hair metal and 2000s rock bands. The Orange Loop Rock Fest will feature a 3 days of music including Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle, Hoobastank, John 5 and the Creatures, Puddle of Mudd, Stephen Pearcy. $19 for single day tickets, $144 for tier 2 weekend passes. VIP and children passes also available. Showboat Festival Grounds, 800 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ,


Barefoot Country Music Fest

June 16-19: The Barefoot Country Music Fest is poised to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music festival. This four-day event will host over 30 of country music’s biggest stars and up-and-comers on multiple stages on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood between the famous Morey’s Piers. Headliners include Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Cole Swindell, Bret Michaels, Walker Hayes and more. For more details, concert lineup or to purchase tickets, visit

Fourth of July fireworks

July 4: Kite flying competition at 7 p.m. followed by entertainment on the beach next to the Music Pier and a spectacular boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening at 9 p.m. Ocean City Boardwalk, 8th & Boardwalk, Ocean City.

Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival

July 8: Grab your buckets and shovels and head to the beach. This amateur and semipro sand sculpting contest is hosted by professional world-renowned sand sculptor Matt Long, a former cast member of the Travel Channel’s “Sand Masters” and “Can You Dig It! Sand Tools.“ Fun activities featured at this year’s festival include live music, beach games and family entertainment. Free. Wildwood Crest Beach, Heather Road, Wildwood Crest.