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May Day Spring Festival & Pet Expo

Celebrate the long awaited return of spring at beautiful Island Beach State Park!

The May Day Spring Festival will feature health and wellness experts, 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.



(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: