Visit Long Branch and celebrate the 4th of July at the Jersey Shore! The 23rd annual Oceanfest will be held on Thursday, July 4th. The event is a free, full day family-friendly celebration held along the Promenade, stretching from the Ocean Place Resort & Spa to Seven Presidents Park. Oceanfest offers a large variety of food, live music, children's entertainment, vendors, crafters and more. Also featured are professional sand sculptors working on the beach. The spectacular fireworks finale is one of the largest at the Jersey Shore; it begins at 9 pm with musical accompaniment provided by 95.9 The WRAT.