Sunny skies and mid- to upper-80’s temperatures create great conditions for beachgoing fun. That’s great news. Why? Because Beachstock 2019 hits Margate this weekend! That’s right. This local summertime favorite comes makes a day at the beach even more enjoyable.
Can you believe that it’s already time for another Beachstock? It’s true! Beachstock always strives to live up to its “The Planet’s Biggest Beach Party” claim. Now in its 9th year, this event draws thousands of people to our local beach for 14 hours of live music, great food, activities, and much more.
Cheezy and the Crackers perform their laid back reggae music on the main stage in two separate sets (day and night). Other performers include country singer Nikki Briar and DJ Entertainment to fill the air with great music all day long.
Euro Bungee makes another appearance this year on the beach. Visit vendors and crafters with unique items for sale. Fine tune your sand sculpting skills with Matthew Diebert. Grab a free lesson from Stacey’s Surf & Paddle. Dr. Carroccia offers free skin checks (very important, especially this time of year). You also won’t want to miss the Fire Department’s Cool Blast, lifeguard demonstrations, face painting, beer and wine garden or the BAGGO bag tossing tournament.
As the sun set, the fun continues. Fire dancers show off their skills out on the sand. Organizers light up a huge bonfire. Then, sit back and relax with the kids while Disney’s “Moana” plays on the giant outdoor screen. Don’t be surprised if the Hula Minion pops up beside you to say “hi”.
Free Jitney Service
With thousands hitting the sand for Beachstock 2019, parking spaces become sparse. Therefore, organizers offer a free jitney service from 10 am to 10 pm. This shuttle picks up passengers on Atlantic Ave between Coolidge and Fredericksburg. Try parking at or near Eugene A Tighe School. The shuttle makes its way there as well.
Beach Badges Requirements Lifted
I hope you picked up your beach badges already. If not, grab a weekly one ($10) or a season pass ($15) at Bloom Pavilion or when you arrive at the beach. Remember, all beachgoers must bring their badges with them when visiting Margate beaches from now until Labor Day weekend. However, for this event only, officials lifted the badge requirements. After tomorrow, you’ll need to carry your beach badge with you anytime you visit a Margate or Ventnor beach.