Ship Bottom, NJ - Spring at the shore brings the promise of longer days and the return of summer. From Easter Bunny sightings to concerts, summer savings opportunities and dining options by the basketful, come see why Long Beach Island is hopping this spring.

To kick things off the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce created the short list of Easter Weekend happenings along with member restaurant brunch and dinner offerings. 

Bunny Breakfasts are already underway at the Mainland Holiday Inn continuing through Easter Weekend and local egg hunts as well as special activities are listed throughout the month our online event calendar.

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To start off the holiday weekend on Saturday March 31, you will find a busy day to visit Beach Haven with several events to help welcome spring.

Chamber member Artifacts & Company, located at 100 N Bay Avenue Beach Haven, starts off the their celebration of all things spring with their 2nd Annual Flower Art Show Reception featuring local artists, live flowers & light refreshments.

All are welcome to attend from 1 to 4 p.m. 

The Flower Show will run from March 31st- April 14th, 2018. 

Spend the Day at 9th & Bay with the Easter Bunny as Schooner’s Wharf and Bay Village get ready to welcome the start of the season.

Many shops will be open with their newest merchandise to welcome you into the season. This kid friendly event gives plenty of reason to enjoy the day, photo opportunities with the bunny begin at 1 p.m.

Surflight Theatre’s Show Place Ice Cream Parlor hosts Tea with the Easter Bunny at 4 pm. 

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through Surflight Box Office or online atwww.surflight.org.

The event will be presented by Miss Atlantic Shores 2018 along with the Surflight Theatre.

Children of all ages can enjoy tea and sweets with the Easter Bunny, a magical princess, and Miss America Titleholders.

Partygoers will be entertained with songs, dancing and fun.

All proceeds benefit Surflight Theatre’s Education Programs and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

For those interested in an evening of entertainment Surflight also offers a 7:30 p.m. performance of Broadway & Beyond on March 31.

Tickets are $24.50 and can be purchased online and or through box office.

Enjoy a highly acclaimed musical show that has been headlining on cruise ships world wide wide.

Proceeds also benefit Surflight Theatre’s Education Programs and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

Fantasy Island hosts their Online and at Arcade Counter Spring Half Price Sale for the rides in time to fill Easter Baskets.

Purchase from their website www.fantasyislandpark.com or stop into the arcade during our normal hours of operation and save on shipping. The sale runs from March 30- April 8.

For a complete line up of Easter dining options including brunches and dinners, visit the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce websitewww.visitLBIregion.com or stop in to their visitor center at 265 W Ninth Street in Ship Bottom every Monday through Friday 1 to 4 p.m., or call 609.494.7211.

Follow on social @lbiregion or @southernoceanchamber for updates and specials happening around the holiday and spring break.

Our member restaurants are ready to serve up a memorable feast, please check out Easter Dining Options below:

A Little Bite of Italy & Francis’ Restaurant, 1419 Long Beach Blvd Surf City….609 361-0506

The Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom…….609 494-8848

Bisque, 2020 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom…….609 361-2270

Buckalews Restaurant & Tavern, 101 Bay Avenue& Centre Street, Beach Haven ……609 492-1065

Delaware Avenue Oyster House & Bar, 13211 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven Terrace……609 492-3352

Engleside Inn, 30 Engleside Avenue & Oceanfront, Beach Haven……609 492-5116

Gables Restaurant, 212 Centre Street, Beach Haven… 609 492-3553

Greenhouse Café, 605 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom..609 494-7333

Lefty’s Tavern, 547 N. Main St., Barnegat…..609 607-0707

Old Causeway Steak & Oyster, 1201 E Bay Ave., Manahawkin .609 488-1327

Plantation Restaurant & Bar, 7908 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars609 494-8191

Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Dr., Tuckerton…....609 296-2656

Scojo’s Restaurant, 301 N. Long Beach Blvd., Surf City609 494-8661

Shore Fire Grille –  675 E Bay Avenue Manahawkin Mart 609 488-5586

As always, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce encourages you to contact the members directly to find the most up to date menu selections, reservation information and service options.