Clam Fest 2021

HIGHLANDS, N.J. – Food and Music lovers will fill the streets at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 26th Annual Clam Fest from August 6th to August 8th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The famous Clam Fest is a three-day spectacular event featuring an 80’ food court. Other festival favorites include the Lions Club Funnel Cakes, and the Highlands Fire Department BBQ tent. Admission and parking are free, and the event takes place rain or shine.

The 26th Annual Clam Fest will feature a Beer, Wine and Sangria Garden on the corner of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues. Big Mark’s Action Park Amusements will set up children’s rides with portions of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues closed to street traffic to accommodate the rides, games, children’s activities, specialty vendors, food trucks and the food court.

On Friday, August 6th, Clamfest hours are 6:00 – 11:00PM and Michael Patrick’s, Ring Of Fire tribute to Johnny Cash will take the stage from 6:00 – 10:00PM. The Borough of Highlands Recreation Department will have free children’s activities throughout the festival.

On Saturday, August 7th, the festival begins at noon, with classic rock favorites performed by Chris Turner and ClearStream; finishing with local favorite Tim McLoone and the Shirleys, from 5:00 – 9:00PM. Highlands will commemorate Clam Fest’ 26th Anniversary with a Fireworks Display on Snug Harbor Beach. The fireworks display is proudly sponsored by the Montecalvo Family and produced by Serpico Pyrotechnics. The fireworks will begin at 9:30PM.

Clam Fest hours on Sunday, August 8th, are 12:00 – 8:00 PM. The Highlands Recreation Department will host the Annual Children’s Costume Parade. Pre-registration is recommended; however, you can register on-site. Highlands own, the legendary Carl Gentry will take the stage from 3:30 – 7:00PM.

Clam Fest 2021 is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors including Bayshore/Montecalvo Family of Companies, Bahrs Landing, Bridge Marina, Captains Cove Marina, Hufnagel Tree Experts, In the Garden Inlet Cafe, Off the Hook, Proving Ground, Dovetail Vintage Rentals, Fleur La Fete, Valley Bank, Colliers Engineering & Design, CME Associates, Karin Busichio of Berkshire Hathaway and Seastreak.

For more information on the Highlands Business Partnership’s events or programs, please visit or call 732-291-4713.

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