2019 Update: Town officials are relocating the festival from Silver Lake Park on Ocean Avenue to downtown Belmar this year. Food vendors will be located in the Belmar Plaza parking lot behind Pyanoe Plaza. The market vendors will be set up on Main Street between 8th and 10th Avenues, while the musical entertainment will be performing in the center of Pyanoe Plaza (the area between the Belmar Bagel Shop and Don’s Pizza King).
This is a huge change and will allow the town to try and better manage the costs associated with the festival I’m not sure the people coming to it will like it being in a parking with no ocean views we shall see..
the dates for New Jersey seafood festival are may 17,18,19 2019 in a new location downtown Belmar
Festival’s move downtown is welcome news for the Belmar Business Partnership, which stated, “We are supportive of the borough’s proposal to relocate the annual seafood festival from Ocean Avenue to Main Street in 2019. Such a move would bring lots of visitors to this area of town and provide great exposure to all the family-owned small businesses, restaurants, and retail shops that our community has to offer.”