Historic Viking Village in Barnegat Light – 2018 Events
Viking Village has something for everyone to do this summer in Barnegat Light. Check out the 2018 events below and start making your plans today!
Art & Craft Show — May 27 – July 22 – September 2
Visitors can browse the wide variety of quality goods offered, take a stroll by the docks and check out the fresh catch of the day, or enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Admission is FREE for visitors and the event will run from 10am-430pm
Blessing of the Fleet – Sunday June 17
The Blessing of the Fleet takes place every year at Viking Village. The fisherman of Viking Village gather their vessels to be prayed over to ensure good weather, safe passage and a bountiful harvest for the year to come. The ceremony will begin at 5:30pm and take place on 18th & Bayview just beside the Viking Village Commercial Fish Dock. Admission is free.
Jazzy Scallop Festival — Saturday June 23
Fun filled day of seafood and jazz. There will be local seafood available to taste and vote for your favorite food item! Along with food and drinks, there will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to The Larson-Puskas Fisheries Education Partnership, which gives scholarships to both Southern Regional High School & The MATES Academy to help students pursue their education. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Event houre 2:30pm-5pm. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations:
- Chamber of Commerce – Ship Bottom
- How You Brewin – Barnegat Light & Surf City Location
- Off the Hook – Barnegat Light
- Wink – Barnegat Light & Surf City Locations
Dock Tours — Friday Mornings — July to Sept
Every Friday during the summer, Viking Village hosts informational dock tours. The tours provide basic insight to key issues relating to the management of our seafood resources as well as the mechanics of individual fisheries. Guests will get to see the facility and how it operates on a daily basis. Dock tours are a fun time for the whole family! Tours start at 10am.
Antique & Collectible Show – August 5 & September 16
Over 60 dealers come out and display their antiques and collectibles for sale. Items available include: Country & Shabby Chic Furniture, Architectural and Industrial Findings, Nautical Items, Textiles and Vintage Clothing, Kitchenware, Stoneware, Jewelry, and Collectibles and Memorabilia. Admission is FREE and the event is held rain or shine!
Santa’s Viking Christmas Village – November 24
Come see Viking Village all decorated for the holiday season! Santa will be there for pictures and arrive by fire truck at 1pm. All shops will be open and there will be over 45 artists and crafters displaying their work. Gourmet Coffee Bar with S’mores, Fire Pit, Seafood Lunch Available, Live Music and Merriment! Admission is FREE and the event will run from 10am-4pm.