• Freedom Fest 2014

    July 4th & 5th on LBI, NJ

    5k Run, Non-Stop Music with surprise guests, Classic Car show, Food & Drinks, Festivities and a firework show!

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An Annual Event!

- July 2014, Long Beach Island, NJ

The event will be held around the 4th of July each year to honor veterans and active military men and women who serve to preserve our freedom. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be set aside each year to aid veterans with employment, job/skills training, and monetary support.

5k Race

Friday July 4th at 9:30am. On Site registration is at 7:30am. Pre-event registration fee is $40, while day-of registration fee is $50. First 300 registrants receive a free t-shirt! Awards for top finishers!


On Friday July 4th and Saturday July 5th there will be entertainment including live music, DJ, food vendors, beer & wine, craft & merchant vendors and kids activities!

Car Show & Fireworks

Join us for the car show on Saturday July 5th! Fireworks will be held Friday night in Beach Haven AND again on Saturday night in Brant Beach!

The LBI Chamber of Commerce is a proud partner of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. The LBI Chamber of Commerce will be donating a portion of the proceeds from Freedom Fest 2014 to help support this organization which leverages the intellectual, programmatic and human capital resources of higher education in support of the post-service life course of the nation's veterans and military families.

About IVMF
As the first institute of its kind in the nation, the IVMF leverages the intellectual, programmatic and human capital resources of higher education in support of the post-service life course of the nation's veterans and military families. The IVMF focuses on developing impactful programming, cultivating actionable research, conducting policy analysis and providing technical assistance positioned to address the social, economic and public policy challenges facing the veterans' community. The IVMF team approaches this mission as a collaboration, forging enduring partnerships with government, private industry, institutions of higher education, philanthropic organizations and stakeholders committed to supporting transitioning service members, veterans and their families. Visit vets.syr.edu for more information.

5k Freedom Fest Race $40




Help us kick off the second annual Freedom Fest by participating in this year's 5k run for fun! Then, stick around to participate in all of the festivities taking place including beer/wine, several local vendors and live music entertainment. Cap off the night with the famous Beach Haven Fourth of July Fireworks!

5k Pre-Registration Sponsored by 84 Lumber

5k Race Start

Race Cermonies

All-Day Festivities

Second Day

The fun continues on Saturday! Bring family & friends and come join us with all-day festivities including a Classic Car show. Top off the night with another exciting firework show in Brant Beach!

Classic Car Show

All-Day Festivities


Freedom Fest 2014 Will Be Held At

Long Beach Township Municipal Building

One of the six unique towns that make up this one special island.

Long Beach Township comprises the largest portion of LBI up and down its 18 miles of beaches. With this brings a variety of settings in which to enjoy a daytrip or longer stay. From the peacefulness and privacy of Loveladies and North Beach to the boater’s-dream access to lagoons and the bay in High Bar Harbor, to the more bustling areas between Brant Beach and North Beach Haven, a visit to Long Beach Township is sure to exceed your expectations of a vacation at the Jersey Shore.

Getting Here

From North Jersey

Take the Garden State Parkway South to exit 63, follow the off ramp to the right, you will be on Route 72 East. Follow Route 72 East about 7.4 miles, all the way down to the causeway, it will lead you over the bridge onto Long Beach Island.

From Philadelphia

Take the Ben Franklin Bridge to New Jersey side. Follow Route 30/130 East to Route 70 east. Take 70 East through 2 traffic Circles At third traffic circle take Route 72 East and proceed 28 miles onto Long Beach Island. Cross the causeway bridge onto Long Beach Island.


sing the address of 445 E Bay Ave, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008 or coordinates 39.652937, -74.183103 in GPS will get you just over the bridge onto Long Beach Island

Hotels Nearby

Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club

10 South Atlantic Avenue Beach Haven, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 492-4611

Daddy O Hotel

4401 Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 494-1300

Drifting Sands

119 E 9th St, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Phone: (877) 524-7866


Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our event.

We thank all of our proud sponsors and volunteers for making Freedom Fest happen!

Main Sponsors


Get in touch

Contact info

Please feel free to contact us with any questions! We would be glad to hear from you.

General: 609.994.7571

Sponsorship Information: 609.994.7571

Register for the 5k Race!