Bring on Bayfest: Visitors give a nod to the ’70s

At the 30th annual Bayfest, an event that grew from Earth Day, Shore Medical Center included Deterra pouches in their giveaways.

SOMERS POINT — The 30th annual Bayfest celebration kicks off along Bay Avenue 10 a.m. Saturday rain or shine. Organizers say Bayfest is the largest one-day event in South Jersey and it is hard to dispute as Bay Avenue is traditionally filled with visitors enjoying Bayfest. They come to welcome spring and finally getting to spend a day outdoors tasting the food, hearing new music, stopping and shopping at the more than 100 crafters and vendor booths and activities that line the street and make Bayfest so unique. Gerald Hieb, chairman of Bayfest said previously, “Bayfest not only makes Somers Point a better place to live, but successfully promotes our special town to a wider audience.”

The William Morrow Beach at Higbee and Bay avenues will be filled with live music, family friendly games and activities that include pony rides, bounce houses, a football toss and more. The Give and Take Jugglers will amaze kids young and not-so-young with their amazing feats. Shore Medical Center will have a big tent stretched along Bay Avenue and is offering visitors their Wellness to Well-being health fair with health education and free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings plus games and giveaways such as Deterra medication safe disposal bags.

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