Like a certain summertime boat parade hosted by its neighbor across the Route 52 causeway, Bayfest is undeniably among the events that have become synonymous with life in and around South Jersey.

Taking place in a roughly eight- to 10-block section of Bay Avenue, Bayfest began as an Earth Day celebration around the same time its Bayfront Historic Preservation District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. This year’s festival still offers educational components on the bay area’s ecosystem and unique history, but has largely morphed into a day for families to enjoy a myriad of fun activities and food.

This year’s event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.