Major Annual Events



15th Annual Barnegat Bay Day
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: 12:30 – 3:30pm

Have a blast participating in activities and guided tours of the natural beauty of LBIF’s marshes. While you’re here, check out the LBIF Camp’s mini-aquarium and participate in a science-themes craft!

33rd Annual Foundation Arts Festival
Date: Saturday, July 10
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
(rain date: Sunday, July 11)
Fee: $1 at the gate

Our 33rd Annual Juried Foundation Arts Festival is one of LBIF’s largest fundraisers. Each admission fee goes directly to helping sustain the arts and cultural programs at the LBIF. Other nonprofits from Ocean County and LBI will offer information about their mission. Saturday is a great way to spend the day finding something special for yourself or someone close to you. We host both indoor and outdoor vendors working in jewelry, wood, ceramics, photography, clothing, painting, and more. Spend the day shopping, stay for the live music, you’re bound to find something you love!

The Calypso Carnivale Party
Date: Saturday, July 31
Time: $95 per person

Support the Foundation and enjoy the summer with this special new event. The evening will feature a Steel Band, a buffet Caribbean-inspired dinner, signature drinks and rum tasting, and lots of dancing to the island beat. Seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets early. Get out your dancing shoes and join the party!

The 55th Annual Seashore House Tour- Architects, Builders, Landscapers, and Designers Virtual Program
Date: Sunday, August 1 through Thursday, August 5
Time: 10:00am- 11:00am

Join us for this special event and find out directly from LBIF House Tour architects and builders just how beautiful homes featured in the House Tour were created. The LBIF House Tour is our most important fundraising event. This virtual event will showcase one location each day. Learn the inspiration and ideas behind the designs, then how the ideas were implemented, what was done, how and why. The LBIF House Tour will canvas the island from Barnegat Light to Brant Beach. Included are beach and bayfron houses, old and new, modern and traditional. A special question and answer period will allow audience participation.

Thank you to our 2021 House Tour Sponsors: Woodhaven Lumber and Millwork, and the Harrington Group for creating videos for this tour.

LBIF Home Show
Date: Friday, August 6
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
(rain date: Saturday, August 7)

As part of the House Tour, we present our first LBIF Home Show featuring architects, builders, designers, decorators, and landscapers who will inspire and help you create, update, or re-imagine your special home. Many o f these professionals have their work featured in this year’s House Tour, from interiors to exteriors, and every detail in between. LBIF business partners will share how they partner with each owner to bring their ideas to life. They can offer their own helpful tips, tricks and traps for designing and beautifying your home. Our home show will be on the LBIF grounds and inside our Gallery with vendors and businesses exhibiting their specialties.

Annual LBIF Membership Meeting
Date: Saturday. August 28
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for the Annual Meeting, where members make suggestions, as questions, and share in the success of the LBIF as we elect new Board Members and Officers for the upcoming year.

The Art Ball celebrating our Member/Student/Faculty Exhibition
Date: Saturday, August 28
Time: TBD

The Member/Student/Faculty Exhibition celebrates the wonderful artwork created by our members, students enrolled in our classes and workshops, and our faculty. Members, their families and guests are all invited to celebrate art and artists and purchase the special artwork on display created by members, students, and faculty. A guest Juror will award special exhibit ribbons. Festivities are planned. Want to volunteer?


The 54th Annual Seashore House Tour – Architects, Builders, Landscapers and Designers Virtual Program – Sunday, August 2, 2020 – 10:00am – 11:00am

The 54th Annual Seashore Open House Tour – Landscape and Interior Designer Forum – POSTPONED: Now Sunday, August 9, 2020 – 10:00am – 11:00am

> Annual LBIF Membership Meeting – Saturday, August 30, 2020 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

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