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Avalon Festivals and Events


Shopaholics Weekend
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Saturday, March 14, 2020 
Princeton Bar and Grill and Whitebrier Inn, Avalon
Shop till you drop at the Shop-A-Holics weekend in Avalon! This event features two shopping locations, The Princeton and The Whitebrier, where you can find great deals from local retail stores and boutiques offering designer clothing and accessories, drinks and great deals – up to 75% off!


Avalon Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11, 2020 – 10:00 am
8th-12th Street Fields|

Dune Grass Planting
Saturday, April 18, 2020 – 8:30am
3001 Avalon Avenue
Volunteers should report to 30th Street and Avalon Avenue. A demonstration will be given on how to plant the grass, special tools will be provided and a light lunch will be served at 11:00 at the Community Hall. 

Clean Action Ocean Beach Sweep
Saturday, April 25, 2020 
9:00 am – 12:30 pm 
32nd Street W (Avalon Beach Patrol, 3081 Avalon Avenue)


Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival
Friday, May 8, 2020 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Avenue
Over 200 wines and flavored vodkas. Hors d’oeuvres presented by the island’s finest restaurants. Silent Auction – items from the island’s top businesses

Avalon Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 25, 2020 – 9:00am
Starts at 32nd Street and Dune Drive and goes to Veteran’s Plaza, 21st & Dune Drive


7 Mile Restaurant Week
Monday, June 1, 2020 – 4:00 pm to Sunday, June 7, 2020 – 10:00 pm
Avalon and Stone Harbor, Island Wide

More than 45 restaurants will be participating and offering specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Avalon Boat Parade
Friday, July 3, 2020 – 6:00pm
Parade begins at Avalon Yacht Club

Avalon Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2020 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
30th Street Parking Lot

Fun and entertainment for the whole family. Fireworks will be displayed at 8:45 pm.

Avalon Flip Flop Walk
Saturday, July 11, 2020 – 8:00am
Boardwalk at 32nd Street and Beach
This walk benefits the Parkinson Council

Avalon Historical Society Clam Shell Competition
Saturday, July 18, 2020 – 8:30am
30th Street Beach

Try your hand pitching clam shells! This is a historical event played on Avalon’s beaches. There is no experience necessary. Tournaments will be held for singles and doubles. Register and practice beginning at 8:30 am.

Avalon Christmas in July
Friday, July 24, 2020 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
30th Street Beach (Surfside Park)

Celebrate the holidays in July with fun for the whole family.

Avalon Players Production: “Frozen Jr”
Thursday, July 30, 2020 – 7:00pm
235 32nd Street

The show runs through Sunday August 5.


Cape Regional’s 7 Mile Island Home & Health Show
Saturday, August 8, 2020 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
235 32nd Street

The Home and Health Show is sponsored by Cape Regional and is free for all to attend.

Cape Regional’s 7 Mile Island Designer House Tour
Saturday, August 8, 2020 – 11:00am to 4:00pm
This 16th Annual event features unique and beautifully designed homes in Avalon and Stone Harbor.


Avalon Chamber End-of-Summer Shop Hop
Friday, September 11, 2020 – 10:00am to Sunday, September 13, 2020 – 4:00pm
Avalon Shopping Distri
Splurge on gifts for yourself and others at Avalon’s annual premier shopping event.


Avalon Chamber Seafood Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2020 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
30th Street Parking Lot

Come join the festival and enjoy the finest seafood in South Jersey. There will be music, food, beverages, children’s activities and crafts, shopping and more.

Avalon Dune Grass Planting
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 8:30am
3001 Avalon Avenue

Volunteers should report to 30th Street and Avalon Avenue. A demonstration will be given on how to plant the grass, special tools will be provided and a light lunch will be served at 11:00 at the Community Hall.


Avalon Festival of Trees
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – 5:00pm and Friday, November 27, 2020 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm 
The Whitebrier, 260 20th Street, Avalon

More than 30 trees and wreaths have been decorated by local businesses and residents. This event showcases their work and allows attendees to bid on their favorites. Bidding begins on Wednesday November 25 at 5:00 pm and continues on Friday November 27 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.

Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children Turkey Trot 5K Run/ 1-Mile Walk
Friday, November 27, 2020 – 10:00am
3001 Avalon Avenue

This 5k run and 1.5-mile family walk is a fun way to be together and raise money for a worthy cause.  Proceeds of the walk/run benefit the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children.

Festive Friday
Friday, November 27, 2020 – 11:00am to 6:00pm
Downtown Avalon

This festive event features over 40 holiday-themed activities for the entire family.

Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday
Saturday, November 28, 2020 – 11:00am to 4:00pm
Downtown Avalon

Avalon becomes a winter wonderland for this free holiday carnival featuring photos with Santa, rides and entertainment.


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