Sharkfest began with a memorial service for the victims of the infamous shark attack. Matawan's Mayor, a local minister and several area residents attended the ceremony.
Terhune Park was the setting for the Sharkfest festivities. There was something for everyone. Face painting for the kids, sand art, rides, educational information about sharks, a guided tour of the site of the attack, a movie re the incident, shark jewelry, food (no shark on the menu) and information from the Matawan Historical Society. The Matawan Alliance, The Matawan Historical Society and its sponsors did a wonderful job.