Avalon’s Annual Spring Kickoff Weekend Arrives May 11-12

AVALON—Avalon’s annual Spring Kickoff Weekend arrives Friday, May 11 through Saturday, May 12.

The Chamber’s annual Wine & Spirits Festival kicks off the weekend on Friday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and the beach. More than 200 high-end wines and spirits from around the world are included in the event, along with hors d’oeuvres, cheeses, seafood and live music from Black Dandelion. Tickets are available at www.visitavalonnj.com.

On Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m., thousands visit Avalon for the annual Borough-Wide Yard Sale sponsored by the Avalon Garden Club. Map pickups detailing the various yard sale locations are available at Avalon Community Hall at 8 a.m. Additional information and an application to participate in the event are available at www.avalonboro.net, and at the office of the Avalon Municipal Clerk inside Avalon Borough Hall. Also highlighting the yard sale will be the Avalon Lions Club Yard Sale, also starting at 9 a.m., at the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children on 26th Street.

The Avalon Department of Public Works will host two big events on Saturday. The Borough’s annual free community paper shredding day event will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Public Works facility, 14th Street & Dune Drive, will also host the Avalon Police Department’s annual bicycle auction at 12 p.m.

The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department will also host two events on Saturday. The Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the annual Hoagie Sale at 10 a.m.

The weekend concludes with a huge Big Band dance featuring Jersey Shore favorite Star Band inside Avalon Community Hall at 7 p.m. For the complete Big Band dance schedule, visit www.avalonrecreation.org.