By Andrew Kramer
MARGATE, N.J. (CBS) – As the summer days heat up, so too does the fun and excitement in Margate.READ MORE: 3 Sharon Hill Police Officers Fired After Being Charged In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
In fact, Ed Berger with the Margate Business Association says July and August are a ‘thrilling’ time to be in town:
“Every Thursday in Margate we do a great outdoor street sale. All of our vendors take all their wares out and put them on the street so you can wander around. It’s kind of festival like. It’s also an opportunity for people who don’t necessarily come to Margate to be able to utilize our beaches for free on Thursday because it’s Thrilling Thursdays.
Thrilling Thursdays also kick of Margate’s Farmer’s Market. They are underway now and run right through the end of summer.
Rain postponed Margate’s biggest event of the year in June, but on July 11th, Beachstock is back.
Berger says when you have a beautiful town like Margate, it just wouldn’t be right unless they try to throw the biggest beach party they possibly could:
“It starts early in the morning with yoga and a stand-up paddle race on the beach, runs all the way throughout the day with lots of bands and music, food. We usually get around 10,000-15,000 people coming down to the beach that day. There’s activities for kids, in fact there’s an entire stage just to keep the kids entertained throughout the course of the day. And it all winds up at night with a battle of the bands and a great bonfire on the beach.”READ MORE: 74-Year-Old Woman Killed In Medford House Fire
Beachstock starts in the morning, and doesn’t end until well after the sun sets.
And on August 7th, a very serious lifeguard competition takes place:
“All of the lifeguard teams from up and down the Jersey Shore converge on Margate for one evening of great competition,” Berger says. “There are swims, there singles an doubles life boat races, the beaches are going to be packed. The Margate Memorials, for years, have been one of the great events that lifeguards up and down the Jersey Shore look forward to participating in.”
Teams from North Jersey through Cape May participate. The races start at 6:30 p.m.
For more information on all Margate events visit www.margatehasmore.com.
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