It’s Not Summer Without These New Jersey Beach Bonfires

While fires are not allowed on most New Jersey beaches, Asbury Park hosts beloved beach bonfires each summer. The season has already started, and I can’t wait to hit the shore. Bonfires are held at different locations along the boardwalk each week, so there’s always a change of scenery. The bonfires start at 7 p.m. on Fridays in May and June, 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August, and 7 p.m. on Fridays in September. Here’s the schedule:

May 17 – Beach Bar, 5th Avenue – 7 p.m.

May 24 – The Anchor’s Bend, Sunset – 7 p.m.

May 31 – The Anchor’s Bend, Sunset – 7 p.m.

June 7 – Beach Bar, 5th Avenue – 7 p.m.

June 14 – MOGO, 1st Avenue – 7 p.m.

June 21 – Langosta Lounge, 3rd Avenue – 7 p.m.

June 28 – The Anchor’s Bend, Sunset – 7 p.m.

July 3 – The Anchor’s Bend, Sunset – 8 p.m.

July 10 – MOGO, 1st Avenue – 8 p.m.

July 17 – Langosta Lounge, 3rd Avenue – 8 p.m.

July 24 – Beach Bar, 5th Avenue – 8 p.m.

July 31 – The Anchor’s Bend, Sunset – 8 p.m.

August 7 – Beach Bar, 5th Avenue – 8 p.m.

August 14 – Beach Bar, 5th Avenue – 8 p.m.

August 21 – The Anchor’s Bend, Sunset – 8 p.m.

August 28 – Beach Bar, 5th Avenue – 8 p.m.

September 6 – The Anchor’s Bend, Sunset – 7 p.m.

September 7 – MOGO, 1st Avenue – 7 p.m.

September 13 – Langosta Lounge, 3rd Avenue – 7 p.m.

September 20 – MOGO, 1st Avenue – 7 p.m.

September 27 – Beach Bar, 5th Avenue – 7 p.m.

Bonfires are free and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Pack a picnic or grab food at one of the boardwalk’s wonderful restaurants. Best of all, the bonfires aren’t Asbury Park’s only free summer event…check out movies on the beach beginning in August. For more event details, follow the Asbury Park Boardwalk Facebook Page.