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 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: North Wildwood. 10th & Atlantic Aves., North Wildwood. Ceremony starts 11:30 a.m., parade Noon. 609- 522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com
SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND: Cape May. Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue. Weekend overnight packages available. 609-884- 5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org
SPRING BRIDAL EXPO: Wildwoods Convention Center. Event runs Noon - 4 p.m. Free Admission. 609-729-4000. www.gwcoc.com/bridal-expo
THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining, and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com
ATLANTIC CITY BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Atlantic City Convention Center. Music, more than 100 different breweries culinary demonstrations from area chefs, beer seminars, great food and music, and beer-related goods. www.acbeerfest.com
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GIRLS WEEKEND: Ocean City. Girls Weekend Downtown on Asbury Avenue. Fashion Show on Friday evening, shopping and dining specials all weekend, wellness classes & more. Accommodation packages. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com
WILDWOOD FISHING & BOATING EXPO: WildwoodsConventionCenter.Saturday9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 609-377-1617. www.FishingExpoWildwood.com
WHEATON SPRINGS 2020: WheatonArts, Millville. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, the new season opens with this indoor/outdoor event featuring special Glass Studio demonstrations, new exhibition tours, a variety of family art activities, and more. Admission is FREE. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org
TURTLE FEST: Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Hunt for terrapin eggs, play games & earn prizes. Build arts & crafts and get up close with live turtles, and more. Stop by the aquarium and watch the animals. Reservations are suggested. 609-368- 1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org
SOMERS POINT BAYFEST: Thelargest,single day festival in South Jersey. Over 14 blocks to stroll, crafters, food vendors, children activities, live musical bands, and giveaways and much more!
DOO DAH PARADE: Ocean City: Welcome Spring with this comedy parade complete with over 300 basset hounds. Starts on Asbury Avenue and then up to the Boardwalk ending at the Music Pier. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com
THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining, and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com
ACUA EARTH DAY: Environmental Park, Egg Harbor Township. 30th Earth Day Festival. Free, fun and educational activities for everyone. www.acua.com/earthday/
EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL: Cape May Convention Hall & other venues. Over 100 international touring musicians. Styled after European festivals, with fest goers strolling from venue to venue sampling the many styles of music from jazz, soul, reggae, blues, and R&B. www.exit0jazzfest.com
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KIDS’ FEST @ THE COHANZICK ZOO:
Bridgeton: Facepainting, crafts, and entertainment make this a favorite event! 856-453-1658. www.cohanzickzoo.org
BRIDGETON INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT:
Cumberland County. Some of the best players on the East Coast and beyond, many have gone on to play professionally. 856-453-1675.
TOURNAMENT OF BANDS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Wildwoods Convention Center. 609-849-8553. www.njatob.org
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD CAPE MAY COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: Cape May. Coast Guard Base Training Center Cape May, Address: 1 Munro Ave, 609 898-6900
E C O F A I R : WheatonArts, Millville. FREE outdoor event features handmade items from NJ artists, environmentally-themed speakers & workshops, upcycled crafts & family art activities, locally grown flowers, vegetables, & herbs for sale. 800-998- 4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org
SPRING BLOCK PARTY: Ocean City. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music & more. Asbury Ave. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com
SPRING TIDE FESTIVAL: Stone Harbor. Celebrating the water surrounding our island! Artisans, sea-faring family activities, beer & wine garden & live music. www.stoneharborbeach.com
CAPTAIN KIDD PIRATE DAY: NorthWildwood. Pirate parade followed by treasure hunt at 19th & the beach, North Wildwood. 609-522-2955 www.NorthWildwood.com
MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK DAY: Ocean City. Come and find out if summer is coming early, 11am at the 9th St. Beach. Hit Recording Artist Jackie Evancho will be on hand to assist with the festivities! 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com
AVALON WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVAL:
Avalon. Over 200 wines and flavored vodkas. Appetizers from the island’s finest restaurants. Silent Auction – items from the island’s top businesses. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com
SPRING BOARDWALK CLASSIC CAR S H O W : The Wildwoods. Cars on display on the Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday. 609-522- 4546. www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com
HISTORIC SMITHVILLE MAYFEST: Galloway Township. On the weekend after Mother’s Day, join us for a celebration with more than 100 juried crafters, food vendors and music. 609-652-7777. www.historicsmithvillenj.com
PAPERWEIGHT FEST 2020: WheatonArts, Millville. Meet & collaborate with artists, make a paperweight, shop, and more. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org
THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining, and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com
MULTI CULTURAL EVENT: Levoy Theatre, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Celebrating multi ethnicities through music and dance. FREE to the public. 856-293- 0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com
NJ AUDUBON’S WORLD SERIES OF BIRDING: Teams of birders seek to tally as many species of birds by sight or sound in a 24-hour period within New Jersey. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org
SHOREBIRD/HORSESHOE CRAB FESTIVAL:
Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Guided shorebird walks along beaches & salt marshes, horseshoe crab night walks, shorebird tagging, horseshoe crab demos, face painting and hands-on education. 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org
WILDWOODS INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL: The Wildwoods. Kite Sales Tent. Illuminated night kite fly. East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach as well as kite exhibits and workshops. FREE. 732-822-4884. www.SkyFestivals.com
ATLANTIC COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL CEREMONY: Atlantic County Veterans Memorial Ceremony. Honors the sacrifice and service of our military heroes at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery. 609-625-1897. www.aclink.org
FREE CONCERT AT THE RIVERFRONT RENAISSANCE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Millville. 22 N. High St., 7 to 8:30 p.m. Percussionist Jody Janetta leads this band with vocals by Lori Bennett. FREE.. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com
NJ AUDUBON’S CAPE MAY SPRING FESTIVAL: Cape May and Delaware Bayshore. Celebrate spring and enjoy a weekend in North Ameri- ca’s most famous bird watching destination. Nature walks,boattrips,indoorprogramsandkeynotespeech- es by internationally recognized wildlife habitat experts. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org
WHEELS & WINGS AIRSHOW: Millville Airport. Millville Army Airfield Museum. 9a.m. to 5p.m. 856-324-2347. www.p47millville.org or www.millvilleairshow.com
SHOPRITE LPGA CLASSIC: Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Galloway Township. One of the best fields in women’s professional golf compete with the Atlantic City skyline as their backdrop. www.shopritelpgaclassic.com
CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Cape May. 31st Annual Event. (May 24-June 12) World-class orchestral & chamber jazz, Celtic and brass band music, and Bach’s Lunches. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org
   You don't need a classic car to enjoy Wildwood’s Spring and Fall classic car shows. The shows are free for spectators, and there are over 750 of the hottest cars in the world!
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