Belmar Seafood Festival kicks off 1 month early

The 30th annual Belmar Seafood Festival hit the shore a month earlier for the first time.

The 30th annual Belmar Seafood Festival hit the shore a month earlier for the first time.

The 30th annual Belmar Seafood Festival hit the shore a month earlier for the first time. (5/14/16)

BELMAR - The 30th annual Belmar Seafood Festival hit the shore a month earlier for the first time.

Last year, 200,000 visitors flooded the 1-square-mile beach town for the festival, which typically takes place in June.

The town hoped to offer the same experience without the summer crowds with the festival moved up two weeks before Memorial Day.

Mayor Matt Doherty says organizers will review this year's festival and determine if a permanent date change is a possibility.

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