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 EVENTS & FESTIVALS
MAJOREVENTS
Boardwalk Classic Car Show: 10-12th:
Wildwoods Convention Center & boardwalk. Fri. & Sat., 10am – 3pm Boardwalk Top 40 displayed Sat. at 5pm with drive-in movie to follow. Sunday awards ceremony at 9am. 522-4546 or www.wildwoodmotorevents.com
Pirate Day with Captain Kidd: 18th:
Parade begins on 26th & Boardwalk at 11am Treasure hunt to follow at 15th & beach. Kids 12 & under. Prize includes $1,000 savings bond, bikes & more, 522-2955 or www.northwildwood.com to register.
Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Festival: 18- 19th:
Stone Harbor. Weekend of conservation- based, hands-on, interactive activities for all ages at The Wetlands Institute. Fee. 368-1211 or www.wetlandsinstitute.org
Wildwoods International Kite Festival: 24-27th: Wildwood. Event begins on Fri. 9pm with the Illuminated night kite fly. Activities are 9am – 5pm Sat. & Sun. FREE to spectators. 732-822-4884 or www.skyfestivals.com
Cape May Music Festival 26th - June 14th:
World-class orchestral & chamber music, jazz, brass band, Irish music & Bach. www.capemaymac.org or 800-275-4278
JUNE
Ocean City Flower Show: May 31 - 2nd:
Beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Friday 2pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm and Sunday, 10am – 4 pm. 399-6111.
East Coast Music Hall of Fame Awards Gala & Concert: 5th: Wildwoods Convention Center. The inaugural event with a host of legendary performers like The Duprees, Charlie Gracie, Joey Dee, Teresa McClean and more! Doors open at 5:30, concert at 7:00pm. 800-745-3000 or www.TicketMaster.com
7 Mile Restaurant Week: 2 - 9th:
Over 30 great restaurants at discounted prices on 1 great island. 8am to 8pm, www.visitavalonnj.com or 967-3936.
Skimmer Festival Weekend: 15-16th:
Sea Isle City. Seaside craft market, food court, sand sculpting, live music. Sunday it’s the 24th Annual Antique Auto Show and parade, 263-8687 or www.seaislecitynj.us
96th Annual National Marbles Tournament: 17-20th:
Wildwood. Official national marbles competition for boys and girls ages 8-14. 8am – 12pm daily. FREE to spectators. www.nationalmarblestournament.org
North Wildwood Original Italian-American Festival: 21-23rd: Celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music held in North Wildwood on Olde New Jersey Ave. Fri: 4 pm-10pm, Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 10am- 6pm. 408-5793, www.KofC2572.org
Cape May Hops Festival: 22nd:
Hoppy or smooth? Savor the complex flavors of craft beer at this summer BBQ and music festival that launches summer at the Physick Estate. www.capemaymac.org
Wetlands Institute 50th Anniversary Celebration: 22-23rd:
Join the world renowned Wetlands Institute in celebrating 50 years of research, conservation and education with exhibits and family fun. www.wetlandsinstitute.org
Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival: 28-30th:
Kix McNutley’s, Food trucks from across the Northeast featuring award winning cuisines. Crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more, Fri. 4 – 9pm Sat. 12 – 8pm Sun. 11am - 5pm. 318-4504 or www.seaislecityfood.com
  Come see some of the finest classic cars at the Boardwalk Classic Car Show in Wildwood. The event is held at Wildwood’s Convention Center and the boardwalk.
CAPE MAY COUNTY offers great events year round. Dates & times should be confirmed prior to visiting. Phone area codes are (609) unless noted. A complete updated schedule is on our website at www.JerseyCapeVacationGuide.com
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JANUARY
First Day at the Beach: 1st: Ocean City’s first dip in the ocean for the New Year. 2pm at the Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace. www.ocnj.us. Free.
FEBRUARY
25th Annual Polar Bear Weekend: 15-17th:
Sea Isle City, 2pm, LaCosta Complex, JFK Blvd. & Landis Ave., 263-3756 or www.lacosta-seaisle.com. $25 Fee.
MARCH
Stone Harbor Shiver: 16th:
Annual polar plunge. Plunge Sat. at 96th St., 11:45am, pre-party Fri. at The Reeds. www.stoneharborbeach.com
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade: 16th: Parade on Atlantic Ave., starts in front of City Hall, proceeds north on Atlantic to 1st Ave., North Wildwood, 11:30am 522-7722 or visit www.northwildwood.com
Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 15 -17th:
A weekend of mystery & intrigue awaits amateur sleuths, 884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org
Bridal Fair, Cape May County’s Largest: 24th:
Create the wedding of your dreams! Live music, Fashion show, Great prizes, Free Admission. Wildwoods Convention Center, Noon – 5pm. Brides pre-register at www.WildwoodsNJ.com, 465-7181, www.capemaycountychamber.com
APRIL
Fishing & Boating Expo: 6-7th: The ultimate expo for fishing & boating enthusiasts. Up to 85 vendors for all of your fishing and boating needs at the Wildwoods Convention Center, 377-1617.
OC Con - Comic Book & Memorabilia Show: 6 - 7th: A fun filled weekend at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. www.ocnjcon.com
34th Annual Doo Dah Parade 13th:
Ocean City’s annual tribute to humor with comedian impersonators, floats, a grand marshal and a brigade of basset hounds, noon from 6th to 12th Sts. on Asbury Ave., www.ocnj.us
Spring Celebration: 26th - May 19th:
Cape May. Celebrate Spring with historic house & garden trolley tours and concerts in Cape May, 884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org
Mud Hen Half Marathon, 8k & 5k: 26 - 28th:
World class running and world class beer at the Mud Hen Marathon! Featuring a flat, fast, USATF certified course with outstanding views. www.delmosports.com
MAY
Spring Tide Festival: 4th: Stone Harbor’s island celebration. Artisans, sea-faring family activities, beer and wine Garden, and live music. 11am – 6pm, www.stoneharborbeach.com
Spring Block Party: 4th:
Ocean City, Asbury Ave. 9am – 5 p.m. from 5th – 14th Sts. Over 350 crafters, food, vendors, music and more. 399-2629 or www.oceancitychamber.com
Coast Guard Community Festival: 4th:
Celebrating the designation of Cape May County being an official “Coast Guard Community”. Festivities all weekend. 465-7181.
Wine & Spirits Festival: 10th:
Over 200 wines & flavored spirits. Appetizers by the island’s finest restaurants. Silent Auction. 6:30 – 9pm Avalon Community Hall. Ticket Fee. www.visitavalonnj.com
World Series of Birding: 11th:
Our nation’s premiere birding and conservation event, a 24 hour birding competition that attracts over 100 teams from all over the world. 884-2736 or visit www.worldseriesofbirding.org
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