Happy Memorial Day Weekend! It may seem like a technicality, but before we can officially get to summer fun 2019, someone has to "unlock the ocean".  Fortunately, here in South Jersey, we have just the folks for the job!

Several shore towns have ocean unlocking ceremonies planned. Wildwood's ceremony is at noon Friday on the Andrews Ave. Beach. Ocean City’s Unlocking of the Ocean and Businesspersons’ Plunge takes place at noon Friday at 9th Street. Atlantic City holds their official unlocking of the ocean at 1:30p Friday in conjunction with Resorts Annual Beach Ball Drop. Stone Harbor holds the official unlocking at noon Saturday on the 96th Street Beach.

Here are Lite Rock's South Jersey Weekend Happenings

Atlantic City

- Hard Rock: Classic Albums Live Presents: Fleetwood Mac- Rumours, Fri. 5/24

- Boardwalk Hall: Atlantic City Blackjacks Arena League Football vs. Albany Empire, 7p Sat. 5/25

- Tropicana: 2019 Boardwalk Block Party Celebration, 9p Saturday 5/25, fireworks, live entertainment, giveaways

- Tropicana: The Australian Bee Gees, Sat. 5/25

- Borgata: Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell, 8p (sold out) and 11p Sat. 5/25, Music Box

- Hard Rock: Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms, Sat. 5/25

- Borgata: Kevin James, Sun 5/26

- Resorts: Tony Orlando, Sun. 5/26

Other fun stuff to do this weekend in South Jersey

- Wildwood: 34th annual Wildwoods international Kite Festival, Fri-Mon. 5/24-27, Rio Grande Ave Beach and inside the Convention Center

- Smithville: Car Cruise, 5-7p Fri. 5 24

- Greenfield, Upper Twp: 30th annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Show, 10a-3p Sat. 5/25, 26 Tyler Road (Rt. 616)

- Wildwood: Bacon Lovers Festival, Live music, games tastings, and LOTS of bacon,  Sat.-Mon. 5/25-27, Pacific Ave.

- Tuckerton: Arts & Craft Beer Festival at Tuckerton Seaport, 11a-5p Sat-Sun 5/25-26

- Wildwood: Regional Gymnastics Championship, Fri-Sun 5/24-26, Convention Center

- Absecon: Absecon Dog Show, completely run by kids, 10:30a Sun. 5/26, Heritage Park, 699 Blenheim Ave, 609-287-1252

- Wildwood Crest: Free Summer Kickoff Concert, with the band, "Kevin Miller's Smashed", 7:30p Sun. 5/26, Centennial Park, bring beach chairs or blankets

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