I am thrilled to see this event back! On Saturday, September 25th, the annual Spring Lake Italian Festival will return. The event organizers will close down Morris Avenue from Third to Fourth to turn the street into an Italian village. From Noon-5 pm, you and the entire family can stroll through downtown Spring Lake while enjoying live music, dancing, food, activities, and shopping.
If you read my articles, as you know, I love going out and exploring what the great Jersey Shore has to offer. What you might not know is that I grew up in Monmouth County. I graduated from Wall High School in 2012. Four years later, after getting my communications degree from West Virginia University in 2016, I quickly started my radio career in Kentucky. After a year in the middle of nowhere Kentucky, I then moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for three years. I was moving around the country to simply build my resume in hopes of one day making it back here to be a radio personality. Though I am very thankful for my past experiences in other states, I will be the first to admit I missed living at the Jersey Shore and I especially missed going to Jersey Shore restaurants. For the years I missed living at home, I am now taking FULL advantage of what the Jersey Shore has to offer.
Do you Italian-Americans simmer a big pot of "gravy" on Sundays? What about those of you with a German or Mexican background? What recipes from your grandparents do you still like to make? And let’s hear from those with origins in the rest of Europe, as well as Asia, and the Middle East? Whatever your background, are you still serving dishes that were inspired by those places?
This weekend everyone is ITALIAN in Seaside Heights! It's time for the Annual Italian Street Festival and Columbus Day Parade!
Yes, the parade and festival is rain or shine, so pack the umbrellas!
Listen as Mike Blandina, Parade Chairman, joined Shawn & Sue In-Studio:
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The search is on for the Grand Marshal of the 24th Annual Ocean County Columbus Day Parade... and it could be you!
Parade Committee Chair Mike Blandina says they have a few qualities they're hoping for in a successful candidate.
"What we're looking for is, as we do every year, a civic-minded individual of good moral character," Blandina said...