A Brick Township tradition will return for its 26th year following a one-summer hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With the recent announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy that outdoor gathering and mask mandates are eliminated, Brick officials confirmed that the annual Summerfest celebration will go on, beginning in July with a series of concerts and fireworks shows, then continuing with a number of additional events in August.
This year’s series features four concerts – each followed by fireworks – as well as a number of family-friendly events.
“We are thrilled that Summerfest will be returning to Windward Beach Park this July,” said Mayor John Ducey. “It is one more step in the journey back to normal.”
The concert schedule is as follows:
- July 1: SuperTransAM (’70s and ’80s arena rock).
- July 8: The Amish Outlaws (Pop/Rock)
- July 15: The Nerds (Pop/Rock)
- July 22: ’80s and ’90s theme music night.
The township will keep July 29 as a rain date in case any of the earlier performances are missed. Fireworks will be presented after dusk at all of the concert events, which includes food trucks, a beer and wine garden and other activities.
As with previous Summerfest events, a complimentary shuttle bus service will be available for all concerts. Shuttle buses will run from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. from Brick Township High School, Drum Point Elementary School, Veterans Memorial Middle School and Brick Memorial High School. Return trips from Windward Beach begin at 9 p.m. and continue until all guests are returned to their pick-up locations.
Shuttle bus patrons will be required to comply with state requirements in place at the time of the concerts regarding masks and social distancing. At the current time, New Jersey maintains a mask mandate on public transportation.
In addition to the concerts, Summerfest 2021 will feature several family-friendly events in August. These events are:
- Aug. 5 – SummerFest Car Show hosted by the Time Capsule Cruisers
- Aug. 6 – Drive-In Movie featuring Back to the Future
- Aug. 13 – Drive-In Movie featuring Abominable
- Aug. 20 – Drive-In Movie featuring The Avengers
- Aug. 27 – Drive-In Movie featuring Tom and Jerry
The Car Show begins at 6 p.m. The food court will be open during the car show. Drive-in movies begin at dusk.
“We expect this year’s Summerfest to be one of – if not the – best attended yet,” said Ducey. “Everyone is ready to get out of the house and have fun and we expect large crowds.”