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St. Francis Festival of the Sea Coming to Brant Beach August 9 through 11


BRANT BEACH, NJ - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.                                       

The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 9, and continues through Sunday, August 13.  The carnival will be open nightly (weather permitting) from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

The Festival of the Sea came together 42 years ago as a celebration of the community.  The Festival of the Sea is held on the St. Francis Parish & Center parking lot located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ.  Admission is FREE!  Don’t forget to take the LBI Shuttle to the Festival!

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Pay one price (P.O.P) and ride all the rides you want - all night long. The Pay One Price ride bracelets cost only $25 on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  On Friday, August 11 the POP bracelet is ONLY $20. POP bracelets are a great savings to those who will be vacationing on LBI for the week. 

There will be delicious carnival food favorites, pizza, seafood, ice cream and so much more.   Maybe you’ll win a souvenir at one of the many game booths or you can participate in the Dunk Booth!    The Youth Ministry will be running a Face Painting Booth and a Photo Booth.

You can also take a chance on a nightly 50/50.  Drawings will be every hour. There will also be a Super Progressive 50/50.  Win and you’ll take half the purse.  Tickets for the Super Progressive 50/50 are on sale now through August 13 ($2.00 for one ticket and $10.00 for a book of six) at the Front Desk of the Community Center.  Winner will be chosen on the last night of the festival and does not need to be present to win. Last year’s winner received $10,322!

St. Francis is also looking for volunteers to help with the Festival of the Sea.  Volunteer applications can be found at or at the Front Desk of the Community Center.    

Stop by the Festival of the Sea Carnival for a night of family fun. For more information contact (609) 494-8813 or visit

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