Chamber 2014 Winter AdRedefining Beach Culture by adding to special events, beginning May 30 for Hop Sauce Festival, Pour Into Summer Wine Weekend June 6-7 and Lighthouse International Film Festival June 4-7

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is proud sponsor of three events that will help heat up summer before it officially starts. Bringing unique opportunities to the Long Beach Island Region, while celebrating the art of being at the heart of the shore blends perfectly when planning out the summer getaway calendar.

Hop Sauce Festival

If you are an enthusiast of craft beer, hot sauce tasting and live music then year two of the Hop Sauce Festival happening Saturday, May 30 is the way to go. For playlist of past performers, upcoming bands, food and beer purveyors go to Tickets are sold in person at Spice It Up in Bay Village Beach Haven, online at or at the gate at 9th and Taylor Avenue Ball field in Beach Haven (aka Panzone Park Chowderfest Field). Children 12 & under are free, $10 General Admission or $40 for Beer Sampling Bracelet. Event runs 11am to 7pm Valid ID Required for sampling, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Jetty Rock Foundation.

Lighthouse International Film Festival

A feature weekend follows, starting Thursday June 4, the Lighthouse International Film Festival is back for its 7th year bringing independent films, filmmakers and those who enjoy them for this four day event. Loaded with screenings, talk backs and after parties, this nonprofit organization fills the schedule with almost every genre. Spend the weekend at the movies, soak in LBI ambiance and vote for your favorites, before awards are handed out at closing ceremony on Sunday June 7. Buy tickets for individual screenings or go for an All Access Pass to cover June 4-7 events. Ticket and festival information is available on their website at

4th Annual Pour into Summer Wine Festival

Joining the film festival this weekend, is the 4th Annual Pour into Summer Wine Festival taking place at the Taylor Ave Ball field in Beach Haven June 6-7. Featuring NJ Wineries providing samples as well as selling by bottle and case of over 200 varietals such as DiMatteo Vineyard, Tomasello Winery, Auburn Road Vineyards, Coda Rossa Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Bellview and others. Gourmet specialties from local restaurants paired with live music provides a refreshing afternoon. For event hours and advance ticket sales go to or

For a full calendar of summer events and activities, go to, call 609 494 7211 or stop into visitor center at 265 W 9th Street Ship Bottom. Follow on facebook as Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and on all social as LBI Region. Pick up the 2015 LBI Region Escape Guide, the official visitor guide of the area at NJ Welcome Centers, Southern Ocean Visitor Center, Vacation Rental packets or online through chamber website.


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