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May Day Spring Festival & Pet Expo

Save the Date: May Day Spring Festival and Pet Expo

May 4th, 2019 11:00 - 4:00

The May Day Spring Festival at Expo will feature a native plant sale, craft vendors, food, music, family fun, and more! Bring your pet along while you browse the extensive lineup of pet products and services at the Pet Expo. More details to come!

Interested in being a vendor? All NEW vendors should fill out an application here.

Returning vendors will be sent a registration form via email. 



(All programs meet on the beach at the North Path Entrance)

  • 11:00 - K9 Demo: State Park Police
  • 12:00 - K9 Demo: Ocean County Sheriffs Department
  • 1:00 - Group Dog Walk on the Beach

Event Highlights:

  • Free Nail Trimmings by Salty Dog Grooming
  • Microchipping by the Pittie Project - Free for Pit Bull Breeds, $20 for all Other Breeds
  • Free Poop Bags by Green Leaf Pet Resort
  • Native Plant Sale with the Little Plant Company
  • Visit the Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters's Adoption Bu

Rescues and Non Profits:

Pet Supplies and Services:


Additional Vendors:






The Friends of Island Beach thanks our sponsors for the 2018 events. Please support local these local businesses who support the park and the community: