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Free Weekly Events in Avalon

Each summer, Avalon hosts free weekly events as listed below:


Monday Funday (June 24 – August 26) Mondays, 10:00 am, Avalon Free Public Library or Avalon History Center This weekly interactive kids’ event includes crafts, activities, and performances for kids.

Surfside Live (July 1 – August 26) Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Surfside Park This activity is new for 2019! Enjoy an interactive live performance every Monday night, featuring favorite characters, face painting, DJ, and more. Character appearance dates are listed below. July 1 Princess Showcase 8 Superheroes Showcase July 15 Mary Poppins & Friends July 22 Christmas Spectacular July 29 Star Wars Showcase August 5 Trollstice Celebration August 12 Frozen Fever August 19 Dance and Sing with Mouse & Friends August 26 Minions Mayhem


Story Time (Year round)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am
Avalon Free Public Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Teen Tuesdays (July 2-Aug. 27) Tuesdays, 11:00 am Avalon Free Public Library Events for teens are held every Tuesday ranging from reading and arts to technology and Escape Room activities.

Beach Movies (June 25 – August 27) Movies are show at dusk on the 30th Street Beach (In the event of inclement weather, beach movie will be moved to Wednesday night). June 25 Christopher Robin July 2 Hotel Transylvania 3 July 9 Mamma Mia! July 16 Grease July 23 Elf July 30 Incredibles 2 August 6 Jaws 2 August 13 Beauty and the Beast August 20 Top Gun August 27 Peter Rabbit


Wednesday LEGO Club (June 26-Aug. 28) Wednesdays, 10:00 am Avalon Free Public Library The Library supplies the Legos, but you provide the imagination. Get creative with a team or work on your own. All ages are welcome.

Dune and Beach Walk 9:30 am – 10:30 am 48th Street and Dune Drive Meet at 45th Street and Dune Drive in Avalon for an interpretive walk with a naturalist along the maritime forest and dune trails as you learn about the animals and plants that thrive in this environment. Presented by the Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor.


Story Time (Year round)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am
Avalon Free Public Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Thursdays on Dune (June 27-Aug. 29, except July 4) Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm activities, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. concert Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive Featuring children’s activities from 5:30 – 7:00 pm including face painting, balloon art, character appearances, crafts, giveaways and more, followed by a live band from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.


Kids Friday Fundays (July 12-Aug. 16)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Avalon Community Hall
Two hours of fun events for kids.
July 12 Cornhole Day
July 19 Sand Art Day
July 26 Tie Dye Day
August 2 Sand Art Day
August 9 Tie Dye Day
August 16 Cornhole Day

Video Games at the Library (June 28 – August 23 except August 16) 11 am – 12:00 noon, Avalon Free Public Library Play Nintendo Switch on a big screen, plus enjoy other games such as Nintendo DS and tabletop games. All ages welcome.

Surfside Jam (June 28-Aug. 23) 6:30-8pm, Surfside Park New for 2019! Kick off the weekend with the best in family fun with a live DJ Dance Party, games for all age kids, prizes and face painting.

For more information about Avalon, please follow the links below:

About Avalon
History of Avalon
Avalon Beach Information
Where to Stay in Avalon
Where to Eat in Avalon

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