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Year-Round Events at the Jersey Shore

Next to the area’s beaches and maritime atmosphere, unique history, birding and nature attractions, water adventures on the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay or the wild and scenic Maurice River make the vacation experience a unique opportunity for a diverse traveling public. One-of-a-kind attractions and hundreds of special events create a unique opportunity for visitors to find Southern New Jersey a rich vacation experience.

The allure of NJ’s Southern Shore is created through hundreds of special events that range from kiting, beauty pageants, music, volleyball, marbles and more.  Just look for a calendar of events on this website or in any visitor center, and you'll soon find out what it means to celebrate the summer, spring and fall seasons as a Southern New Jersey Vacationer.

MARCH

Mid Atlantic Cheer Championships:
1-3. Wildwoods Convention Center. 10 a.m. 866-397-3034. www.varsity.com/mac

Carroll Gallery Exhibit Line in the Sand: 1-25. Cape May. Carriage House, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Segregated Beaches in Cape May and Atlantic City. Hours vary. Free. www.capemaycity.com

Market Madness: 9-10. Ocean City Music Pier. All of Ocean City’s favorite stores under ONE roof offering amazing specials! 11am to 5pm. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Third Friday: 15. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Parade: 16. North Wildwood. 10th & Atlantic Aves., North Wildwood. Ceremony 11:30 a.m., parade Noon. 609-522-2955 or www.NorthWildwood.com

Stone Harbor Shiver: 16. Get ready to take a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Stone Harbor Shiver! 11am 1 3pm. www.stoneharbornj.org

Cape May Beer Trail: 16. Begins at Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. 10:45am. www.capemaycity.com

Special Olympics NJ Basketball Competition Finals: 23-24. Wildwoods Convention Center. Sat: 10 a.m. Sun: 9 a.m. Free Admission. 609-896-8000 or www.sonj.org

APRIL

WWII Lecture:
2. Millville Army Air Field Museum,1 Leddon St. Presented in the Henry E. Wyble Library. 2-3 p.m. Limited Seating; Reserve Seat. 856-327-2347. www.p47millville.org

Girls Weekend: 5-7. Ocean City. It's time to put yourself first! Girls Weekend Downtown on Asbury Avenue between 6th and 14th Street. Fashion show Kick-Off Event on Friday evening, shopping and dining specials all weekend, accommodation packages, wellness classes, and so much more! 609-399-1412. www.oceancityvacation.com

Fallen Hero Polar Bear Plunge: 6. 16th Ave. & North Wildwood beach. 11am. 215-990-8689. www.fallenheroplunge.com

OC CON Super Hero Run - 1 Mile & Kids Super Hero Obstacle Dash: 6. Pre-registration & Race Day Registration. 9:00 a.m. Start on the boardwalk in front of the Music Pier. For more information & registration www.ocnjcon.com

Cheer Tech Spirit National Championships: 6-7. Wildwoods Convention Center. 9am. 866-52-CHEER. Info86013.wixsite.com/cheertech

OC Con Comic Book & Memorabilia Show: 6-7. Ocean City. Save the Date! Join us for a fun filled weekend at the Music Pier. More details to follow at www.ocnjcon.com

Wildwoods Casino Royale: 12. Wildwoods Convention Center. 7-11 p.m. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

Movie Night featuring Special Veteran Speaker: 12. Millville Army Air Field Museum,1 Leddon St. Presented in the Henry E. Wyble Library. 6-8pm. Limited Seating; Reserve Seat. 856-327-2347. www.p47millville.org

Carroll Gallery Exhibit: We All Scream for Ice Cream: A History of Summer’s Favorite Treat: 12-30. Cape May. Carriage House, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free. www.capemaymac.org

Doo Dah Parade: 13. Ocean City. Welcome in the Spring season with this comedy parade complete with over 300 basset hounds. Noon on Asbury Ave. from 6th Street to 12th Street and then up to the Boardwalk ending at 6th & Boardwalk. www.oceancityvacation.com

Spirit Brands Cheerleading Shore Show Down: 13. Spirit Brands hosts an annual cheerleading competition in the Wildwoods Convention Center. 856-52-CHEER. www.SpiritBrands.org

Spirit Brands Beast Of The East Cheerleading Championship: 14. Wildwoods Convention Center. 866-52-CHEER. www.SpiritBrands.org

Business at the Beach Expo: 17: Wildwoods Convention Center. 4-7 p.m. Networking for all your business needs. FREE! 609-465-7181. www.CapeMayCountyChamber.com/expo

Third Friday: 19. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

USAIG Beach Classic Gymnastics Competition: 20-21. Wildwoods Convention Center. 609-704-9700. www.usaigc.com

Girls Weekend: 19 -21. Sea Isle City. Featuring endless opportunities to eat, drink, shop, and pamper your way through Sea Isle City, Girls Weekend is the perfect getaway for you and your girlfriends. Three full days to take advantage of huge discounts on retail, salon and fitness services, restaurants, lodging and more. Don’t miss out on the event that only happens twice per year! www.seaislechamber.com

Sports Memorabilia Show: 20. Ocean City. Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. More details and ticketing info to follow. www.oceancityvacation.com

Earth Day Celebration: 20. Cape May County Zoo. 10am - 3pm. www.cmczoo.com

Mud Hen Half Brewing Co. Ipa 5K & Beer Mile: 21. The Wildwoods. Several races in various locations including 8k, 5k and a kids’ race. 609-849-8908. www.DelMoSports.com

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb: 23. Cape May Point State Park. Cape May Lighthouse. 215 Lighthouse Ave. 8:00 pm-10:00 pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

April Outdoor Crafts & Collectibles Show: 27. Cape May. Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free. www.capemaymac.org

All East Baton Twirling Championship: 27-28. Wildwoods Conventions Center. 9am - 6pm. 732-962-5112. www.njtwirling.com

Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales: 27-28. Ocean City. 6th – 14th Sts. on the boardwalk and Asbury Avenue. www.oceancityvacation.com

MAY

Carroll Gallery Exhibit: We All Scream for Ice Cream: A History of Summer’s Favorite Treat: 1-31. Cape May. Carriage House, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free. www.capemaymac.org

Tournament Of Bands Indoor Championships:
2-5. Wildwoods Convention Center. 8am daily. 609-849-8553. www.njatob.org

Morey’s Piers Opening Day: 3. Wildwood. Mariners Amusement Pier, Schellenger Ave. 6 p.m. www.MoreysPiers.com

Martin Z. Mollusk Day: 3: Ocean City. Come and find out if summer is coming early. 11 a.m. at 9th St. Beach.  www.oceancityvacation.com

Oversand Expo: 3-5. Wildwood beach at Rio Grande Avenue. Vehicle camping & more on the beach. 8 a.m. daily. www.OverSandExpo.com

Spring Crafts & Collectibles Show: 4. Cape May. Shop and browse outdoors on the grounds of the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. among crafters and collectibles dealers from the tri-state region. www.capemaymac.org

Spring Block Party: 4. Ocean City. 9am to 5pm from 5th Street to 14th Street on Asbury Ave. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music & more. Asbury Ave. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Spring Into Summer Market Event: 4. Stone Harbor at Water Tower Lot. 10 am – 4 pm. Event sponsored by the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce. www.StoneHarborChamber.com

Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales:
4-5. Ocean City. 6th – 14th Streets on the boardwalk and Asbury Ave. www.oceancityvacation.com
 

Stairway to the Stars: 7. Cape May Point State Park. Cape May Lighthouse. 215 Lighthouse Ave. 8:00 pm-10:00 pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Wildwoods Restaurant Showcase:
8. Bolero Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood. 5:00-8:30 p.m. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

Channeling Dinner with Medium Craig McManus:10. Cape May. 6 p.m. at the Inn of Cape May at 7 Ocean St. www.capemaymac.org

Spring Wildwood Car Show:
10-11. Wildwood. Downtown. FREE. 609-522-4546. www.Wildwoods.org

Mother’s Day Weekend Outdoor Crafts & Collectibles Show:
11. Cape May. Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free. www.capemaymac.org

Red Bull Beach Scramble: 11. Wildwood. On the Beach from Spicer to Poplar Aves., FREE. 609-522-5837. www.RedBull.com/events

NJ Audubon’s World Series Of Birding:
11. 41st Anniversary. 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

Spirit Bands: North American Spirit Tournament Cheer Competition:
11: Wildwoods Convention Center. 9am – 5pm. 856-52-CHEER. www.spiritbrands.org 

Wildwoods Spring Fling Festival: 11. Downtown Wildwood, Byrne Plaza. Family friendly entertainment, vendors and more. FREE. 609-729-4000. www.gwcoc.org

Roadster Rally: 11. Ocean City. 6th Street – 14th Street on the boardwalk. www.oceancityvacation.com

Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival: 11-12.  Historic Cold Spring Village. 735 Seashore Rd. 10am-4pm. Over 50 Local and Regional Artists and Fine Craft Persons. Speakers and Demonstrations, Food Trucks, Contests, Live Music and more. 609-898-2300.  www.hcsv.org

Jersey Shore Joust Volleyball Tournament:
13-14, 20-21. Wildwood. Various indoor locations. 8:00 a.m. 973-983-8208. www.joust.powerzonevb.com

NJ Audubon’s Cape May Spring Festival: 16-19. Cape May and Delaware Bayshore. Celebrate spring and enjoy a weekend in North America’s most famous bird watching destination. Nature walks, boat trips, indoor programs and keynote speeches by internationally recognized wildlife habitat experts. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

Third Friday:
 17. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Captain Kidd Pirate Day: 18. North Wildwood. Pirate parade at11am at 26th St. & Boardwalk followed by treasure hunt on the beach. FREE. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com 
  
OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon: 19. Ocean City. 1/4 mile Pool Swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Plus a kids course 1/8 mile swim, 1m run/8m bike/1m run. Pool Swim start 6 a.m.- 8 a.m. Run/Bike/Run starts 9 a.m. www.ocnj.us/race-events

Murder Mystery Dinner: 22. Cape May. “Bumped Off and Bottoms Up” at the Chalfonte Hotel. 301 Howard St. 7:00 pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb: 23. Cape May Point State Park. Cape May Lighthouse. 215 Lighthouse Ave. 8:00 pm-10:00 pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Unlocking Of The Ocean Ceremony: 24. Wildwood. On the Beach south of the Wildwoods Convention Center. 11am. FREE. 609-729-9000. www.WildwoodsNJ.com
 
Unlocking Of The Ocean And Business Persons Plunge: 24. Ocean City. Participants dress in business suits, carry briefcases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season. Noon at Moorlyn terrace St. Beach. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Wildwoods International Kite Festival:
24-27. Wildwood. Begins with the opening of the Kite Sales Tent. Followed by the illuminated night kite fly. The East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach as well as kite exhibits and workshops. FREE. www.SkyFestivals.com

Regional Gymnastics Championship:  24-26. Wildwoods Convention Center. 609-704-9700. www.Usaigc.com
 

Memorial Beach Challenge For 31 Heroes: 25. Ocean City. The main obstacle course challenge is a soft sand adventure race followed by our kid’s fun run. Staging at 9th St. beach. 856-905-0583. www.memorialbeachchallenge.com
  
Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Season Kick-Off: 25. Wildwood. Byrne Plaza, 3400-3501 Pacific Ave.  8am - 12:30pm. Every Saturday through Labor Day Weekend! 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com
 
Stone Harbor Beach Opening Ceremony & Color Run: 25. 9am at 95th Street Beach. FREE. www.SHNJ.org
 
  
Memorial Day Weekend Boardwalk Craft Show: 25-26. Wildwood. Boardwalk at Rio Grande Ave. Sat: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sun: 9am - 4pm. FREE. 609-522-0198 or www.BoardwalkCrafts.com

Wildwood Crest Summer Kick-Off Concert:
26. Wildwood Crest. Centennial Park, Fern Rd. & Ocean Ave. 7pm. FREE. 609-532-0202. www.WildwoodCrest.org
 
Turtle Trot 5K: 26. Stone Harbor. Event sponsored by the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce. 8am. www.StoneHarborChamber.com

Stone Harbor Farmers Market:
 26. 8am – 12:30pm.  Browse the varied items and vendors available every Sunday until Sept. 3 at the Water Tower Lot. www.facebook.com/StoneHarborFarmersMarket
 
Cape May Music Festival: 26-June 23: Varied Venues in the Historic Landmark City. It’s a resounding return to an all-live music schedule for the longest running music festival in Cape May, with some exciting new additions. www.capemaymac.org

American Legion Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony At Women’s Civic Club: 27. Stone Harbor. Parade at Noon on 96th Street, immediately followed by Ceremony at the Women’s Civic Club at 96th Street & Beach. www.SHNJ.org


JUNE
Garden Club of Cape May Flower Show: 1. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 10am. 609-884-9565

PigDog Beach Volleyball Classic:
1-2. Schellenger Ave & the Beach, Wildwood. 9am - 6 pm. 732-778-9684. www.GreatAmericanVolleyball.com

Cape May Music Festival: 1-23. Cape May. Varied Venues. World-class orchestral & chamber jazz, Celtic and brass band music, and Bach’s Lunches. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Season Kick-Off: 
1,8,15,22,29. Wildwood. Byrne Plaza, 3400-3501Pacific Ave.  8am - 12:30pm. 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Carroll Gallery Exhibit “We All Scream for Ice Cream: A History of Summer’s Favorite Treat”:
 1-30. Cape May. Carriage House, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. FREE. www.capemaymac.org

Stone Harbor Farmers Market:
2,9,16,23,30. 8am – 12:30 pm. Browse the varied items and vendors available every Sunday until Sept. 3 at the Water Tower Lot. www.facebook.com/StoneHarborFarmersMarket

Farmers Market: 5, 12, 19, 26. Ocean City. Tabernacle Grounds 8am to noon. Crafters in the street at 6th & Asbury Ave. www.oceancityvacation.com

Murder Mystery Dinner:
5, 12, 19. Cape May. “Bumped Off and Bottoms Up” at the Chalfonte Hotel. 301 Howard St. 7:00 pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Wonder’s Birthday Bash, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier: 6. Ocean City. 6th St. and Boardwalk. Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday and Gillians’ 93 years on the Ocean City Boardwalk from 6pm to 10:30pm. Enjoy a birthday bash fireworks show at 9 p.m! www.gillians.com

Stairway to the Stars Lighthouse Climb: 6. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 8pm-10pm. www.capemaymac.org

Ocean City Flower Show:
7,8,9. Music Pier, Ocean City. See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the historic Music Pier. Show times are Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Promenade Arts and Crafts Show:
8-9. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 10am – 5pm. 609-884-9565

Friends, Poetry, Tales & Tea:
10. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. www.hcsv.org

Movie Night Featuring A Special Veteran Speaker:
11. Millville Army Air Field Museum,1 Leddon St. Presented in the Henry E. Wyble Library. 2-3 p.m. Limited Seating; Reserve Seat. 856-327-2347. www.p47millville.org

Gardens Of Cape May Tour: 15. 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Stone Harbor Beachfit Expo: 15. 7am – noon, Stone Harbor Recreation Building and Athletic Fields, 82nd Street & Second Ave., www.SHNJ.org

Summer Crafts & Collectibles Show: 15. Cape May. Shop and browse outdoors on the grounds of the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. among crafters and collectibles dealers from the tri-state region. www.capemaymac.org

Skimmer Festival: 15. Sea Isle City. The City’s largest summer festival, featuring family-friendly activities and entertainment. Enjoy a seaside vendor craft market along the oceanfront promenade. A food court will be open in front of Excursion Park located at JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Ave. Enjoy live free music and family activities including amusement rides. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

Create In The Crest Arts Festival:
15. Wildwood Crest. Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest. 9am – 1 pm. Artists, entrepreneurs, photographers, musicians and other creators. 609-523-0202. www.WildwoodCrest.org

Military Timeline:
15-16. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Field camps, displays & exhibits depicting military life. www.hcsv.org

Skimmer Antique Auto Show And Parade:
16. Sea Isle City.Join us on Father’s Day for an Antique Auto Show along the Promenade. History-buffs and auto-enthusiasts will flock to display and admire scores of vintage vehicles while enjoying live music by The Snake Brothers Band. Trophies will be presented. Winning vehicles will parade through town. 9am to 2pm. 973-563-0254. www.visitsicnj.com

National Marbles Tournament: 17-20. Ringer Stadium, Wildwood Ave & the beach, Wildwood. Celebrating its 101st year. 8am daily. www.NationalMarblesTournament.org

Downtown Wildwood Music In The Plaza - Concert Series Kick Off:
20, 27. Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. Every Thursday from 7:30 - 9 pm. through Aug. 29, 2024. Bring your chair or blanket! 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Barefoot Country Music Fest:
20-23. Lincoln Ave Beach, Wildwood. This 4-day event will host over 30 of country music’s biggest stars and up-and-comers on multiple stages on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood between the famous Morey’s Piers. With the combination of country music and the scenic Wildwood’s backdrop, this family-friendly, 4-day fest is a summer vacation destination. For more details, concert line-up or to purchase tickets, www.BarefootCountryMusicFest.com

Thursdays at Surfside Park:
20, 27. Avalon. Surfside Park at 2901 Avalon Ave. Live music. www.visitavalonnj.com

Third Friday:
21. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb: 21. Cape May Point State Park. Cape May Lighthouse. 215 Lighthouse Ave. 8:00 pm-10:00 pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Music in the Park:
21,22,23, 24, 28, 29, 30. Cape May. Free concerts evenings at Rotary Park located at 400 Lafayette St. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Antique Auto Show:
22. Ocean City. Over 300 vintage vehicles. Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Avenue. 9 a.m.-2p.m. Boardwalk parade after 2 p.m. www.jerseycape.aaca.com

Summer Solstice Festival:
22. Avalon. Surfside Park at 2901 Avalon Ave. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. www.visitavalonnj.com

Boardwalk Craft Show:
22-23. Wildwood. Boardwalk at Rio Grande Ave. Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 609-522-0198. www.BoardwalkCrafts.com

Needles, Threads & More: 22-23. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Throughout the weekend enjoy dyeing and spinning demonstrations. Each day will feature a Viewer’s Choice quilt show, speakers, demonstrations, and vendors. www.hcsv.org

Sara The Turtle Festival:
24. Sea Isle City. Excursion Park at JFK and Pleasure Aves. Learn about the important role turtles play in our environment while enjoying activities, entertainment and nature displays. Festival-goers of all ages will enjoy exhibits, a close-up look at turtles, exotic animals, kid’s activities and live entertainment. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

Downtown Wildwood Movies in the Plaza:
25. Wildwood, Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Every Tuesday at sunset through 8/20 except 8/6 (National Night Out) 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Anglesea Night Market & Food Truck Fest: 27. North Wildwood Entertainment District, Olde NJ Ave. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. 609-318-4504. www.AngleseaNightMarket.com

Wildwood Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks Kick-Off:
28. Wildwood. Pine Avenue Beach. Head up to the Boardwalk for the best view! Every Friday night through 8/30. 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Coffee and Chocolate Festival:
28. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 11AM.

Friday Nights at Surfside Park: 28. Avalon. Surfside Park at 2901 Avalon Ave. Each night will consist of balloon art, face painting, tattoos, trivia, dancing, character shows*, picture lines, games, and prizes. www.visitavalonnj.com

Harborfest:
29. Cape May. Delaware Ave. 10AM 609-884-9565.

Share The Love Fundraiser, Outdoor Food & Fun Benefit for the KB Foundation and Atlantic City Ballet: 29. Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point. A feast for your senses, with soul food cooking samples, drinks, and music. 1pm. www.givebutter.com/c/share_the_love

Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer:
29-30. Wildwood. Beach, between Spencer & Poplar Aves. 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. www.CapeExpress.com

Joe Stamile Amphitheater Kick-Off Concert: 30. Wildwood. Fox Park, 4500 Ocean Ave. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through 8/25. 609-522-5837. www.WildwoodNJ.org

JULY

Family Fun Nights: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Sea Isle City. Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. and Pleasure Ave. Enjoy an interactive LIVE performance featuring your favorite characters! Additional activities for the families as well. 7-8:30 p.m. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

Music in the Park: 1,5,6,7,8,12,13,14,15,19,20,21,22,26,27,28,29: Cape May. Enjoy a Free Concert at Rotary Park located at 400 Lafayette St. There is something for every musical taste. Attendees are welcome to bring a beach chair or blanket. Concerts start at 7pm in rain or shine. FREE. 609-884-9565. Visit www.capemaycity.com

Carroll Gallery Exhibit : We All Scream for Ice Cream: A History of Summer’s Favorite Treat: 1-31. Cape May. Carriage House, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free. www.capemaymac.org

Starstruck Dance Challenge Nat’l Dance Championship:
2-5. Wildwood Convention Center. 7am – 11pm. 855-527-7507. www.starstruckcompetition.com

Downtown Wildwood Movies in the Plaza: 2,9,16, 23, 30. Wildwood, Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Every Tuesday at sunset through 8/20 except 8/6 (National Night Out) 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Funtastic Tuesdays: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Ocean City. On Asbury Ave. from 10am to 1pm Enjoy entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptures. www.oceancityvacation.com

Mummers Nights: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Ocean City. Strutting on the Boardwalk from 7-9pm between 6th-14th streets. www.oceancityvacation.com

Farmers Market: 2,9,16,23,30. Sea Isle City. Shop local! Every Tuesday morning through August 27. Visitors and residents are encouraged to browse and shop a variety of local produce and vendors. Guests can grab a cup of coffee and check out more than 30 vendors before hitting the beach, making it the perfect Tuesday morning ritual. 8-12 p.m. 609-263-9090 www.visitsicnj.com

Family Magic Show:
2,9,16,23,30. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 7pm. FREE. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Wacky Wednesday: Pie Eating Contest: 3. Ocean City. Celebrate America with a good old-fashion apple and cherry pie eating contest. Contest is Free and open to all ages. Limited to 150 participants. Ocean City Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. 10:30am 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series & Food Truck Festivals:
3,10,17, 24,31. Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest. Live entertainment. 5pm - 9pm. Wednesdays through 8/21. 609-523-0202. www.WildwoodCrest.org

Lighthouse and Fireworks Climb: 3-4. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 8:30pm-9:30pm. www.capemaymac.org

Dance Night: 3, 10, 17, 31. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 7pm. FREE. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Family Fun Crafts Show: 3,10,17,24,31. Cape May Point State Park. Cape May Lighthouse. 215 Lighthouse Ave. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. www.capemaymac.org

Farmer's Market At The Tabernacle Grounds:
3,10,17,24,31. Ocean City. Crafters in the street at 6th and Asbury Ave. 8am - noon. www.oceancityvacation.com

Free Family Movie Under The Stars: 3,10,17,24,31. Sea Isle City. Excursion Park located at JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave. Dusk. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

Independence Day Family Parade:
4. North Wildwood. Parade. 9th & Atlantic Ave. FREE. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

Fourth Of July Celebration:
4. Ocean City. Special activities include a bike parade, kite flying competition and a Free outdoor concert by the Ocean City Pops. A Boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular: 4. The Wildwoods. Launched at 10pm at Pine Ave. Beach. Visible from anywhere on Boardwalk and surrounding area. Rain Date: July 5. 609-523-1602. www.dooww.com

Independence Day Fireworks: 4. Stone Harbor. Recreation Field at 82nd St. 9:15 p.m. www.shnj.org

Fourth Of July Fireworks: 4. Sea Isle City. Independence Day Fireworks Show will take place at 9:15pm, launched from an ocean barge near the 50th Street beach. www.visitsicnj.com

Patriotic Pooch Parade:
4. North Wildwood. Bill Henfey Park, 8th & Atlantic Aves. 9 a.m. 609. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

Downtown Wildwood July 4th Party:
4. Wildwood. 3400 Pacific Ave. Wildwood. 7:30pm. Featuring The Juliano Brothers. Fireworks at 10pm visible from the Plaza. 609-523-1602. www.dooww.com

Independence Day Fireworks:
4. Cape May. Congress Street Beach. 9pm. FREE. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Market Days: 4,11,18, 25. Ocean City. On Asbury Ave. from 10am to 1pm Enjoy entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptures. www.oceancityvacation.com

Family Nights: 4,11,18, 25. Ocean City. Entertainment on the Boardwalk from 7-9pm between 6th-14th streets. www.oceancityvacation.com

Downtown Wildwood Music In The Plaza - Concert Series: 4,11,18,25. Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. Every Thursday from 7:30 - 9 pm. through Aug. 29. Bring your chair or blanket! 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Stairway to the Stars Lighthouse Climb: 5. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 8pm-10pm. www.capemaymac.org

Cape May Independence Day Parade: 6. Beach Ave. 1pm. FREE. 609-884-9565.  www.capemaycity.com

Boardwalk Craft Show:
5-7, 13-14. The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue. Fri. & Sat: 9am-5pm Sun: 9am-4pm 609-522-0378 or 609-522-0198. www.boardwalkcrafts.com

Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show:
5-7. Wildwoods Convention Center. Fri: 3-9pm Sat: 10am-9pm Sun: 10am-5pm 732-690-2476. www.RKSportsPromotions.com

Friday Nights at Surfside Park: 5, 12,19. Avalon. Surfside Park at 2901 Avalon Ave. Each night will consist of balloon art, face painting, tattoos, trivia, dancing, character shows*, picture lines, games, and prizes. www.visitavalonnj.com

Beach Movies:
5,19: Avalon. 30th St. And the Beach. Beach Movies will begin at dusk after Friday Night at Surfside Park is over. www.avalonrecreation.org

Sidewalk Chalk Competition:
6. North Wildwood. Bill Henfey Park, 8th & Central Aves. 9am. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Season Kick-Off: 6,13,20,27. Wildwood. Byrne Plaza, 3400-3501 Pacific Ave.  8am - 12:30pm. 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Americana Celebration: 6-7. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Celebrate all things American at Historic Cold Spring Village! A variety of patriotic family activities, programs, and music will be taking place. The Village’s restored historic buildings will also be open, featuring demonstrations of Early American trades and crafts. There will be a Militia Muster for children ages 5 to 12. At 1:30 on both days, there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Village Gazebo. On Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm learn some of the history of the American Flag at the Village Welcome Center. Kids can also take part in the “Patriot Spy Game,” visiting Village buildings to look for clues using a real Revolutionary War cipher. www.hcsv.org

Summer Concert Series: 7, 14, 21, 28. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 8pm. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Hearth and Home:
8-9. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Two days of family-friendly, interactive and educational fun. www.hcsv.org

Free Concert Under The Stars: 6, 13, 20, 27. Sea Isle City. Excursion Park located at JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave. 7:30pm to 9:30pm. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

Stone Harbor Farmers Market:
7, 14, 21, 28. 8am – 12:30pm. Browse the varied items and vendors available every Sunday until Sept. 1 at the Water Tower Lot. www.facebook.com/StoneHarborFarmersMarket

Cape May County Lifeguard Championships:
8. Beach at Rambler Rd, Wildwood Crest. 6:30pm. 609-522-3825 or www.wcbp.org

Dance Xplosion:
8-13. Wildwoods Convention Center. 7am-11pm daily. 516-731-8415 or www.DanceXplosionTalent.com

Tuesday at the Tower Concert Series: 9,16, 23, 30. Enjoy free concerts every Tuesday until Aug. 27. Water Tower Lot, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. www.shnj.org

Wacky Wednesday: Taffy Sculpting:
10. Ocean City. Use your creativity to shape and sculpt Shriver’s salt water taffy into your very own unique masterpiece.  Contest is free and open to the first 200 participants. Ocean City Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. 10:30am 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Sand Sculpting Contest:
11. Ocean City. Open to kids, teens, adults and families! Registration is free and begins at 9:00am at the 6th St. Beach. Judging takes place by 11:00am. For more information call 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Acoustic Open Mic Night (Ages 14-20): 
11, 18, 25. Sea Isle City. Awards for best performers. Excursion Park located at JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave. Participants can enjoy karaoke, corn-hole, and pick-up volleyball games with the SICPD. Gift cards will be given to the best performers and corn-hole players. 9pm to 11pm. 609-263-9090. www.seaislechamber.com

Thursdays at Surfside Park: 11,18,25. Avalon. Surfside Park at 2901 Avalon Ave. Live music. www.visitavalonnj.com

Movies on the Beach:
11, 18, 25. Cape May. The featured movie will begin at dusk at 714 Beach Ave. 609-884-9565. Visit www.capemaycity.com

Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival: 12. Beach at Heather Road, Wildwood Crest. 9am - 2pm 609-522-0202 www.WildwoodCrest.org

Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races:
12. North Wildwood. Beach at 15th Avenue. 6pm 609-522-7500

NJ Barbeque State Barbeque Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival: 12-14. North Wildwood. The best in Barbeque & Blues at this exciting three-day festival. Cooking demonstrations, incredible food & top regional & national blues acts on our FREE stage. 609-523-6565. www.angleseablues.com. www.njbbq.com

Boogie Board Races:
13. North Wildwood. Beach at 15th Ave, North Wildwood. 10 a.m. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

Promenade Arts and Crafts Show: 13-14. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 10am - 5pm. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Automobiles, Trains & Planes Weekend:
13-14. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles line the tree shaded Village paths. Take a ride on a "speeder," gasoline-powered railroad track inspection vehicles or enjoy a tractor hayride. www.hcsv.org

New Jersey Bronco Invasion:
14-16. Wildwoods Beach south of the Convention Center. www.NJJeepInvasion.com

Sophisticated Productions Dance Competition:
14-19. Wildwoods Convention Center. 7am-10pm daily. 413-568-4815. www.SophisticatedProductions.com

Wacky Wednesday: French Fry Sculpting:
17. Ocean City. Use your creativity to shape and sculpt French fries into your very own unique masterpiece. Contest is Free and open to all ages. Limited to 200 participants. Ocean City Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. 10:30am. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Anglesea Night Market & Food Truck Fest: 18. North Wildwood Entertainment District, Olde NJ Ave., 5pm-10pm 609-318-4504. www.AngleseaNightMarket.com

Third Friday:
19. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Fish For Life:
20. Wildwood Crest. Starlight Fleet, 6200 Park Blvd. Seasoned anglers will teach special needs children how to fish. 215-901-5905. www.fishforlife.org

North Wildwood Christmas In July: 20. North Wildwood. Along the beach in North Wildwood. 609-522-7500. www.NorthWildwood.com

Night In Venice: 20. Ocean City. The City's annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. Starts at the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay. Fireworks display to follow parade. Start time 6:30pm. For more information call 609-399-6111. To register visit: www.ocnj.us/niv

Wildwood Crest Christmas In July Festival:
20. Sunset Lake along New Jersey Ave, from Stanton to Miami Aves, Wildwood Crest. 6-9pm. 609-523-0202 www.WildwoodCrest.org

Wheels & Wings Air Show featuring USAF F-22 Raptor & US Army Golden Knights:
20-21. Millville Executive Airport. 9am to 5 pm Tickets: $30 Adults $15 Child (12 & under) Buy Advance Tickets Save $5 per ticket. VIP Tickets - $150 Adults, $50 Children (12 & under). www.millvilleairshow.com

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb: 21. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 8pm-10pm. www.capemaymac.org

Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt: 21. Cape May. 238 Beach Ave. 1pm. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Homespun History:
20-21 Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. www.hcsv.org

Cape Express "More Beach Blast" Soccer: 20-21. Wildwood. Beach between Spencer & Poplar Aves. 7am-6pm daily. www.CapeExpress.com

Wacky Wednesday: Christmas in July: 24. Ocean City. Celebrate the Christmas holiday season in July with a special visit from Santa while he is in town on vacation. Ocean City Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. 10:30am. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Christmas in July Crafts & Collectibles Show:
25. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave. Cape May Point State Park. 9am-2pm. Free. www.capemaymac.org

Cape May Baby Parade: 26. Cape May. The nation’s oldest seashore resort will showcase its youngest guests in the 90th annual baby parade beginning at 11 am. The parade will proceed along Beach Ave. and conclude at Convention Hall near Howard St. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Races:
26. Beach at Lincoln Ave, Wildwood. 6:30 p.m. 609-522-8258. www.wildwoodsnj.com

Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run: 27. Wildwood Crest. Heather Rd. beach, Wildwood Crest. 8:30 a.m. 609-523-0202. www.WildwoodCrest.org

Jus Nice Sneaker Convention:
27-28. Wildwoods Convention Center. Noon-5 p.m. 609-305-3658. www.jusnicesneakerconvention.com

Wildwood’s Christmas in July Golf Cart Parade:
27. Wildwood. Route to be announced. 609-522-5837 www.recreation-wildwoodnj.org

Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament:
27-28: Beach between Oak and Rio Grande Aves. Sat: 9am - 5pm Sun: 10am- 5pm. www.WWBeachUltimate.com

Down On The Farm Weekend: 27-28: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Experience life on an Early American farm through hands-on activities and exhibits. www.hcsv.org

The Wildwoods Love Waddler's Baby Waddle Contest: 30. Wildwoods Convention Center turnaround circle. 9:30am 609-729-9000. www.wildwoodsnj.com

Wildwoods Baby Parade:
31. Wildwood. A tradition since 1909. Registration at Wildwoods Convention Center. Boardwalk parade. 6pm FREE. 609-729-9000. www.wildwoodsnj.com

AUGUST
Sand Sculpting Contest: 1. Ocean City. Open to kids, teens, adults and families. Registration is free and begins at 9 a.m. at the 6th Street Beach. Judging takes place at 11 a.m. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Art Of Surfing: 1-3: at the Ocean City Music Pier. It is a free family event featuring original art from surfing's biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists from across the country. www.oceancityvacation.com

Downtown Wildwood Music In The Plaza - Concert Series: 
1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. Every Thursday from 7:30 - 9 pm. through Aug. 29. Bring your chair or blanket! 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Acoustic Open Mic Night (Ages 14-20): 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Sea Isle City. Participants can enjoy games from the sidelines karaoke, corn-hole, and pick-up volleyball games with he SICPD. Excursion Park located at JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave. Participants can enjoy karaoke, corn-hole, and pick-up volleyball games with the SICPD. Gift cards will be given to the best performers and corn-hole players. 9pm to 11pm. 609-263-9090. www.seaislechamber.com

Thursdays at Surfside Park:
1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Avalon. Surfside Park at 2901 Avalon Ave. Live music. www.visitavalonnj.com

Market Days: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Ocean City. On Asbury Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptures. www.oceancityvacation.com

Family Nights: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Ocean City. Entertainment on the Boardwalk from 7-9pm between 6th-14th streets. www.oceancityvacation.com

Movies On The Beach: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Cape May. The featured movie will begin at dusk at the Gurney Street Beach next to Cape May Convention Hall. 609-884-9565. Visit www.capemaycity.com

Back To School Warehouse Clothing Sale: 1-12: Wildwoods Convention Center. 9am- 9pm daily. 9am - 5pm. on last day. 609-729-9000. www.WildwoodsNJ.com

Anglesea Night Market Food Truck Event:
1,15: North Wildwood Entertainment District, Olde NJ Ave., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. 609-318-4504. www.AngleseaNightMarket.com

Carroll Gallery Exhibit “We All Scream for Ice Cream: A History of Summer’s Favorite Treat”: 1-31. Cape May. Carriage House, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free. ww.capemaymac.org

Stairway to the Stars Lighthouse Climb:
2. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 8pm-10pm. www.capemaymac.org

Battle At The Beach Mixed Martial Arts Tournament: 2-4. Wildwoods Convention Center. Weigh-in Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 860-537-3686. www.NagaFighter.com

Boardwalk Art Show: 2-4: Ocean City. Leading artists from throughout the East Coast exhibit and sell their work. Traditionally an ideal place to buy fine artwork at reasonable prices. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Friday Nights at Surfside Park:
2, 9,16, 23. Avalon. Surfside Park at 2901 Avalon Ave. Each night will consist of balloon art, face painting, tattoos, trivia, dancing, character shows*, picture lines, games, and prizes. www.visitavalonnj.com

Music in the Park: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31: Cape May. Enjoy a Free Concert at Rotary Park located at 400 Lafayette St. There is something for every musical taste. Attendees are welcome to bring a beach chair or blanket. Concerts start at 7pm. in rain or shine. 609-884-9565. Visit www.capemaycity.com

Festival of Lights Boat Parade & Food Truck Event: 3: Stone Harbor, Marina Lot, 7 pm -10 pm. www.shnj.org

Early American Trades:
3-4 Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. www.hcsv.org

Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Season Kick-Off: 
3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Wildwood. Byrne Plaza, 3400-3501 Pacific Ave.  8am - 12:30pm. 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Summer Concert Series: 3, 4, 10, 11, 15, 24, 25. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 8pm. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Boardwalk Craft Show: 3-4, 10-11, 31-9/1: Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood. Sat: 9am - 5pm, Sun: 9am - 4pm. 609-522-0198. www.BoardwalkCrafts.com

Concert Under The Stars:
3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Sea Isle City. 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

Stone Harbor Farmers Market:
4,11,18,25: Every Sunday until Sept. 1. 95th St. & Second Ave. (Water Tower Lot) from 8am to 12:30pm. www.shnj.org

The Beach Boys:
5-6: Ocean City. Two nights... four incredible shows! The concerts begins at 7pm and 8:30pm at the Ocean City Music Pier. www.oceancityvacation.com

Family Fun Nights:
5, 12, 19, 26: Sea Isle City. 7-8:30pm at Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

Pamper Scamper: 6. Ocean City. Annual baby crawling race. For babies up to 15 months. Registration is free and begins at 8:30am. Contest begins at 9 a.m. at the 6th Street Beach. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Funtastic Tuesdays:
6,13, 20, 27: Ocean City. On Asbury Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptures. www.oceancityvacation.com

Mummers Nights: 6,13, 20, 27: Ocean City. Strutting on the Boardwalk from 7-9 p.m. between 6th-14th streets. www.oceancityvacation.com

Farmers Market:
6, 13, 20, 27: Sea Isle City. 8am to 1pm at Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave. 609-263-9090. www.seaislechamber.com

Tuesday at the Tower Concert Series: 6, 13, 20, 27: Concert Series: Stone Harbor. 7 - 8:30pm, Water Tower Lot, bring your own beach chair and enjoy the music! Every Tuesday through Aug. 27. FREE. www.shnj.org

Family Magic Show:
6, 13, 20, 27. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 7pm. FREE. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Dance Night: 7, 14, 21, 28. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 7pm FREE. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Wacky Wednesday: Prince and Princess Party:
 7: Ocean City. Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Use your creativity to design your own prince or princess crown with Miss Ocean City, Junior Miss Ocean City and Little Miss Ocean City! Limited to 150 participants. 10:30 a.m. 609-399-6111.  www.oceancityvacation.com

National Lighthouse Day:
7: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, North Wildwood. FREE. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 609-600-1561. www.HerefordLighthouse.org

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series & Food Truck Festivals:
7, 14, 21. Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest. Live entertainment. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays through 8/21. 609-523-0202. www.WildwoodCrest.org

Family Movie Under The Stars:
7, 14, 21, 28: Sea Isle City. Dusk at Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

Farmer’s Market At The Tabernacle Grounds: 7, 14, 21, 28: Ocean City. Crafters in the street at 6th and Asbury Ave. 8am - noon. www.oceancityvacation.com

National Lighthouse Day:
8: Cape May. 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Ocean City Baby Parade:
8: Ocean City Boardwalk. The 114th Annual event is one of the oldest baby parades in the country. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Wildwood Beach Baseball Tournament:
9-11, 16-18: Wildwood Beach between Andrews and Rio Grande Aves. 215-783-6366. www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com

Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash: 9-11 Wildwoods Convention Center. FRI: noon-11 p.m. SAT: 11am - 11pm. SUN: 11am - 8 pm. 609-889-2422. www.WildwoodTatooBeachBash.com

Beach Movies:
9, 16, 23: Avalon. 30th St. And the Beach. Beach Movies will begin at dusk after Friday Night at Surfside Park is over. www.avalonrecreation.org

Hands-On History:
10-11. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. This event features the best HCSV has to offer. In addition to the Village interpreters, Kat Lindsay will be displaying her quilts and books in the Welcome Center while telling the stories of yesteryear. The Rossi's will be spinning at Hand House, and Erin Peeks will demonstrate wool dying. www.hcsv.org

North Wildwood Flea Market:
11. JFK Blvd., 2nd - 13th Avenue, North Wildwood. 8am - 4pm. www.northwildwood.com

Downtown Wildwood Movies in the Plaza:
13, 20. Wildwood, Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Every Tuesday at sunset through 8/20 except 8/6 (National Night Out). 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

Hermit Crab Races:
14: Ocean City. Watch as some of the fastest crabs in the universe compete in this world famous race immediately following Miss Crustacean at the 6th Street Beach. Registration is free and starts at 5:30pm. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant: 14: Ocean City. The original beauty contest for crustaceans. Families, Kids, Businesses and Organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in this annual contest. The winner receives the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup and gets to walk down a flowery runway. Open to all ages. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Family Fun Outdoor Crafts Show:
14, 21, 28. Cape May Point State Park. Cape May Lighthouse. 215 Lighthouse Ave. 9am - 2pm. Free. www.capemaymac.org

Third Friday: 
16. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. 856-293-0556.  www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Ocean City Green Fair: 16. Ocean City. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. The community wide event is designed to educate and encourage people of all ages to adopt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. www.oceancityvacation.com

Cape Stock: 16-18. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 7pm FREE. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Promenade Arts and Crafts Show: 17-18. Cape May. 714 Beach Ave. 10am - 5pm. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Seafaring Skullduggery: 17-18. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Celebrate the maritime history and culture of the famous Jersey Cape. This event will feature pirates, music, and family fun. Pillage the Village Treasure Hunt! Children should be on the lookout for gold coins hidden throughout the Village that can be redeemed for a free prize and much more! www.hcsv.org

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb:
19. Cape May Point State Park. Cape May Lighthouse. 215 Lighthouse Ave. 8pm - 10pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show:
23-25: Wildwoods Convention Center. FRI: 3-9pm. SAT: 10am - 9pm. SUN: 10am - 5pm. 732-422-9365. www.RKSportsPromotions.com

Merchants Day Sidewalk Sale: 24: Shopping District. A Stone Harbor tradition. Local merchants bring their bargains out onto the sidewalk for all to enjoy and purchase. www.StoneHarborChamber.com

Tri The Wildwoods - Triathlon, 5K & Kid’s Race:
24. North Wildwood Beach Patrol Headquarters. 6:30am. 609-849-8908. www.DelmoSports.com

Sidewalk Sale: 24-25: Sea Isle City. Shop, dine and explore. As the beach season winds down, savvy shoppers can take advantage of end-of-summer discounts on apparel, accessories, and home décor. 609-263-9090. www.seaislechamber.com

Paranormal Pursuits: 24-25. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Fascinated by the supernatural? Not sure what the odd noise is at night? In addition to experiencing the Village’s 27 restored, historic buildings dating from 1691-1912, guests can enjoy various workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and tours which highlight the study of spiritualism and the paranormal. Guests can also shop for good luck charms, talismans, and jewelry. www.hcsv.org

Airfest:
Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. 10AM - 4PM – The museum’s largest annual fundraiser which showcases historic aircraft flown in for display, Women in History Reenactor Presentation Series, Live Music, Classic Cars, Face Painting, Caricatures, Vendors, Exhibitors, Food and Beer, and more. www.usnasw.org

Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament:
30. Windsor Ave. Beach. 11am. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Village Sampler Weekend: Aug. 31-Sept.1. Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May.  www.hcsv.org
SEPTEMBER

Airfest: Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. 10AM - 4PM – The museum’s largest annual fundraiser which showcases historic aircraft flown in for display, Women in History Reenactor Presentation Series, Live Music, Classic Cars, Face Painting, Caricatures, Vendors, Exhibitors, Food and Beer, and more. www.usnasw.org

Carroll Gallery Exhibit “We All Scream for Ice Cream: A History of Summer’s Favorite Treat”: 1-30. Cape May. Carriage House, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free. www.capemaymac.org
 
Wildwood End Of Summer Block Party: 1: Fox Park, Wildwood. 2pm-10pm. 609-522-5837.  ww.recreation-wildwoodnj.org

Movies On The Beach: 1: Cape May. The featured movie will begin at dusk. 714 Beach Ave. 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Stone Harbor Farmers Market: 1:  95th St. & Second Ave. (Water Tower Lot) from 8am to 12:30pm.  www.shnj.org

Wildwood Food Truck & Music Festival: 1. Wildwood. Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave. Live music, vendors, & family friendly fun! 12pm.-10pm. 201-315-0603. www.JamFamProductions.com

Music in the Park: 1,3,6,7,8: Cape May. Enjoy a Free Concert at Rotary Park located at 400 Lafayette St. There is something for every musical taste. Attendees are welcome to bring a beach chair or blanket. Concerts start at 7pm in rain or shine. FREE 609-884-9565. www.capemaycity.com

Stairway to the Stars Lighthouse Climb: 2. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 8pm-10pm. www.capemaymac.org

OCNJ Labor Day Race: 2. Ocean City. Five-mile beach run and one-mile fun run/walk. www.ocnj.us/Race-Events

Roots Classic Volkswagen Car Show 2: 2. Wildwoods Convention Center. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.RootsClassic.com

Farmer’s Market At The Tabernacle Grounds: 4. Ocean City. Crafters in the street at 6th and Asbury Ave. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  www.oceancityvacation.com

Thursdays at Surfside Park: 5. Surfside Park at 2901 Avalon Ave. Live music. www.visitavalonnj.com

New Year’s In North Wildwood: 6-7. Olde NJ Ave, North Wildwood. 3 p.m. Mummers parade. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

End-Of-Summer Shop: 6-7. Participating Stores throughout Avalon. Open Business Hours.  www.visitavalonnj.com

The Wildwoods Food & Music Festival: 7. Wildwood, Byrne Plaza. 11am - 8pm. Rain date 9/8. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

Street Rod Show: 7. Ocean City. Features classic cars on display. Boardwalk display noon – 4 p.m.  www.oceancityvacation.com

Revolutionary War Encampment:
 7-8: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. The American Revolution comes to life. Reenactors and encampments from both Loyalist and Patriot militia. Field camps, artillery demonstrations and more.  www.hcsv.org

Corvette Show: 
8. Ocean City. Over 350 cars exhibited. One of the largest shows of its kind in the East. Models from every year Corvettes were manufactured comprise this colorful show. Displayed on the boardwalk from 6th Street – 14th Street, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 609-457-0081. www.oceancityvacation.com

Your First Mud Run: 8. 15th Ave. Beach, North Wildwood. A fun 5K for the entire family. 10am. 800-563-0126. www.YourFirstMudRun.com

Monarch Festival: 9: Cape May. On the grounds of Nature Center of Cape May. 609-400-3858. www.njaudubon.org

New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention & Parade: 12-14: Wildwoods Convention Center. Parade Sat. at 2 p.m. at NJ Ave & Cresse Rd, Wildwood. www.njsfa.com

Civil War Encampment:
 14-15: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. The Civil War comes to life. Visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps and meet authentically clad and equipped military and civilian reenactors who will discuss the everyday lives of Civil War soldiers and the roles civilians played in supporting them. The Village, which re-creates a rural community in the 1800s, serves as the perfect backdrop for presenting this event to the public. The battle reenactment begins at 2pm.  www.hcsv.org

Wildwood Crest Firefighters Weekend Craft Show: 13-14: Sunrise Park, Rambler & Ocean, Wildwood Crest. 609-523-0202.  www.WildwoodCrest.org

Boots at the Beach Country Music Festival: 13-14. North Wildwood. Seaport Pier, 22nd Ave. & Boardwalk. www.BootsAtTheBeach.com

Harvest Brew Fest: 14: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Taste craft beers at this annual festival that celebrates all things local including music, food, artists and brews. Families welcome! 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.  www.capemaymac.org

Ocean City Airport Festival: 14: Annual festival at the Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave. Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. The event will feature a parachute jump from Team Fastrax. 609-399-6111.  www.oceancityvacation.com

Parachute Pyrotechnic Show: 14: Ocean City. Consists of several highly trained and specially licensed Team Fastrax demonstrators exiting the aircraft 6,000 feet above Ocean City’s Beach & Boardwalk. Brilliant white or multi-colored projectile pyrotechnics are then ignited and flown in formation, creating a dazzling display for spectators on the ground. 8:00pm jump with a landing on the 7th St Beach. Viewable along the entire Boardwalk. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

Fall Family Festival Weekend: 14-15: Sea Isle City. Vendor market, food court, live music, amusement rides, children’s entertainment, antique auto show & parade. 609-263-8687.  www.visitsicnj.com

Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow: 15. Ocean City. 6th-14th streets over the ocean. 1 p.m. Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world plus military demonstrations.  www.oceancityvacation.com

Antique Auto Show: 16. Cape May. 202 Jackson Street. 9am – 3pm. 609-884-9565.

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb:17. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 8pm-10pm. www.capemaymac.org

Third Friday: 20: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Fall Classic Car Show:
 20-21. Downtown Wildwood. Car display Fri & Sat 9 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. 609-778-7887. www.wildwoodcarshows.net

Irish Fall Festival: 
20-22: North Wildwood. The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast celebrating Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, vendors and crafts. Other festival activities include a golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, Ceili, 5k Run and 1-mile walk, pipe exhibition, Irish music concert. 609-729-0075. www.CMCAOH.com

Crafts & Collectibles by the Sea Outdoor Show: 21. Cape May. Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. 10am - 4pm. www.capemaymac.org 

Seafarers Celebration: 21: Wildwood Crest. 9am to 5pm. Saturday features the festival along Sunset Lake featuring craft & food vendors, family entertainment, live music and children’s activities. On Sat. evening, the celebration moves to Centennial Park. FREE. 609-523-0202.  www.WildwoodCrest.org

Jeep Invasion: 21. Ocean City. Jeeps will be displayed on the boardwalk between 5th –14th Streets. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. www.NJJeepInvasion.com

Jersey Cape Antique Auto Show: 21. Cape May. Colliers Liquor Store Parking Lot. 9am. 609-884-9565.

OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K & 10 Mile Non-Competitive Walk/RUN: 22. Ocean City. NO RACE DAY registration for the Half Marathon. Sign up early to save on registration fees. www.ocnj.us/Race-Events

Murder Mystery Dinner: 23,25,30. Cape May. “The Plot Thickens” at the Chalfonte Hotel. 301 Howard St. 7pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Olde Time Italian Festival: 
27-28. Fox Park, Wildwood. Fri: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sat: Noon-11 p.m. 215-519-3548. Rain Date: 10/6-7 www.SonsOfItalyWildwood.com

Monsters On The Beach” Monster Truck Races & Truck Pulls: 27-29. Wildwood Beach. 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodsNJ.com

El Festival – Hispanic Heritage Celebration: 28. Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific Aves. 3 - 8pm. Vendors, entertainment, & more! www.right2unitenj.wixsite.com/unityday


OCTOBER
Halloween Happenings In Cape May: 1-31: Emlen Physick Estate. 1048 Washington St., Cape May. (Check calendar of events for dates) www.capemaymac.org

Carroll Gallery Exhibit “We All Scream for Ice Cream: A History of Summer’s Favorite Treat”: 1-31. Cape May. Carriage House, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free. www.capemaymac.org

Murder Mystery Dinner: 2. Bumped Off and Bottoms Up". Cape May at the Chalfonte Hotel. 301 Howard St. 7:00 pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Stairway to the Stars Lighthouse Climb: 2. Cape May Point State Park. Cape May Lighthouse. 215 Lighthouse Ave. 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Wildwood RV Show:
4-6: Wildwoods Convention Center. FRI: Noon-7 p.m. SAT: 10am-7 p.m. SUN 10am-5pm. 856-228-0090. www.NJFallRVShow.com

Race Of Gentlemen:
Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races: 4-6: A living history event, celebrating America’s Racing & Hot-Rodding heritage. Held on the Wildwoods beach at Schellenger Ave. www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com

Run the Crest:
5. Wildwood Crest. Centennial Park start & finish. 5k, 10 miler, & Crest Combo. 7 am. www.JLDevents.com

Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales:
5-6, 12-14: Ocean City. 6th Street – 14th Street on the boardwalk and Asbury Ave. www.oceancityvacation.com

Classic & Vintage Car Show: 12. Stone Harbor. 96th Street. 10am – 1pm FREE. www.SHNJ.org

Avalon Seafood Festival: 12. 2901 Avalon Ave. 10am-5pm. Fresh, local seafood from the area restaurants. Live music. Artisan vendors featuring fine art, jewelry, crafts, and unique items. Kids Activities and Games (Rain date October 13). www.visitavalonnj.com

Lima Bean Festival: 12: West Cape May. New Location for 2020 Lima Bean Festival! West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in the Borough's Backyard Park (732 Broadway, behind the Fire House). The lowly legume takes center stage beginning at 9am and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. 609-884-1005; ext 100. www.westcapemay.us

Fall Block Party & Fireworks Spectacular: 12: Ocean City. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, fireworks over the boardwalk from 5th – 14th Streets. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Pumpkin Festival: 12: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes. www.hcsv.org

Victorian Weekend:
12-14: Cape May. Annual Event. Celebrate Cape May’s Victorian architecture and history with a holiday weekend of tours and events. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Victorian Weekend Crafts and Collectibles Show: 13: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb: 17. Cape May Point State Park. Cape May Lighthouse. 215 Lighthouse Ave. 8:00 pm-10:00 pm. Fee charged. www.capemaymac.org

Third Friday: 18: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Wildwoods ‘50s ‘60s ‘70s Weekend: 18-19: Wildwood. Enjoy a weekend full of events beginning Friday night with a Dance Party at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tickets needed. A FREE street fair will take place featuring classic cars, food and craft vendors, live entertainment and ending with a concert at the Oceanfront Arena. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

Ghoul Spring Village:
18-19: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Family friendly haunted walk-thru for young and old alike. Games, candy, food, and spooky scares abound! www.hcsv.org

NJ Audubon’s Cape May Autumn Festival: 18-20: Cape May. Join birding’s best at world famous Cape May NJ for three days of field trips, boat trips, workshops, live hawk banding and hawk demonstrations, and programs focusing on fall’s famous raptor migration. Keynote speakers. Live raptor show at Cape May Convention Hall, artisans, crafters, tour and optic companies. Convention Hall is free. Registration required for all other activities. www.njaudubon.org/cape-may-fall-festival/

Porsche Boardwalk Reunion:
19. Ocean City. Porsches will be displayed from 11:30am - 4:00 pm on the Boardwalk from 6th Street to 14th Street. Over 350 Porsches of all models and years between 1954 and 2021 are expected. Free Tech Sessions on Porsche related topics open to all at the Music Pier. www.oceancityvacation.com

Harvest Classic:
19. Sea Isle City. 10 am- 3 pm. A day full of fall fun with businesses offer discounts, specials and deals on dining, boutique items and more. www.seaislechamber.com

Lighthouse Challenge Weekend: 19-20: New Jersey lighthouses, museums, and lifesaving stations host a “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” when the public is invited (and challenged!) to visit all participating lighthouses and help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. Hours of operation for each participating lighthouse are on the lighthouse and museum websites, and at www.lighthousechallengenj.com

Movies in the Park: 25. Cape May. 400 Lafayette St. Dusk. 609-884-9565.

Exit Zero Jazz Festival: 25-27. Cape May Convention Hall. 714 Beach Ave. www.exitzerojazzfestival.com

Halloween Outdoor Crafts & Collectibles: 26. Emlen Physick Estate. 1048 Washington St. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

NOVEMBER
Stairway to the Stars Lighthouse Climb: 1. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 7pm-9pm. www.capemaymac.org

Candlelight Walk: 2. Historic Cold Spring Village. Enjoy fireside wine, beer, and light fare at select village buildings. Plus, desserts and live music at the Friends Pavilion. www.hcsv.org

Fall Indoor Crafts & Collectibles Show: 2. Cape May Convention Hall. Dozens of vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties and crafts including seasonal decorations, gift items and more.609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Veteran’s Appreciation Day Event: 2.  Millville Army Airfield Museum. 10am. Free: All veterans and public invited. 11 am Ceremony. Canteen lunch. www.p47millville.org
 
Trail of Two Cities 5K/Walk: 2. Ocean City. 9th St. Bridge from Ocean City to Somers Point. Pre-registration and race day. 8am start. For more information & registration  or call 609-525-9317. www.ocnj.us/race-events

Wildwood Wedding Expo: 3. Wildwoods Convention Center. 12-4 p.m. 732-506-6800. www.PlanItExpo.com

Third Friday: 15: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb: 15. Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point State Park. 7pm-9pm. www.capemaymac.org

Carroll Gallery Exhibit: An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit:
Carriage House: Nov 15-Jan. 1, 2025.  Cape May. Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. www.capemaymac.org

Cape May’s Holiday Season: Cape May. Six weeks (Nov 15-Jan. 1, 2025) of special holiday tours and events. Holiday Preview Weekend, 50th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours (Dec. 2, 9,16), Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Physick House Tours, Holiday Inns Tours. Trolley Rides, Breakfast with Santa, and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Winterfest By The Sea:
 16. Ocean City. The Chamber of Commerce presents their Third Annual Winterfest By The Sea Holiday Shopping Extravaganza.  The event takes place inside the Civic Center.  Craft vendors, food vendors and strolling Santa will be present. Shopping hours are 9am to 5pm. www.oceancityvacation.com

American Rec. & School Cheer Championship:
17. Wildwoods Convention Center. 866-52-CHEER. www.SpiritBrands.org

Girls Weekend: 
22-24. Sea Isle City. Shop for the holidays, get some amazing deals and kick-off the season.  Chamber businesses offer discounts, specials and deals on dining, services, boutique items and more! The Chamber sponsors events throughout the year that will keep you coming back to shop, dine, stay and more! www.seaislechamber.com

Earlier Than The Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza: 23: Ocean City. Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials. 8 a.m. to Noon.  www.oceancityvacation.com

Free Horse and Carriage Rides Through Downtown & Photos with Santa at Music Pier: 23, 29-30: Ocean City. Noon to 3pm. 6th & Asbury Ave. The Asbury shopping district becomes a “Miracle on Asbury Avenue” celebrating the holiday with beautifully decorated shops and special holiday offers, free horse and carriage rides throughout the downtown and much more. 1-800-BEACH-NJ.  www.oceancityvacation.com

Island Holiday Weekend & Christmas Parade: 24-25: Stone Harbor. Holiday Market & Carousel, Water Tower Lot 11 am – 5 pm. On Friday – Pet Parade, 200 block 96th Street, 1 pm. Tree Lighting, 200 block 96th Street, 6 pm. Hospitality Night, business district, 6 pm – 9 pm. On Saturday – Downtown Dash, 96th Street 10 am and Christmas Parade, 6:30 pm. www.SHNJ.org or www.StoneHarborChamber.com

Holiday Parade & Mayors Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa:
 28. Sea Isle City. 6:30pm. Ceremony & Santa’s arrival at Excursion Park. www.visitsicnj.com

Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot: 28. down the OC Boardwalk. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City. For more information call 609-398-9500 ext. 4. www.hsocnj.org

Christmas In The Downtown: Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue: 29: Ocean City. 2pm. to 5pm Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Family Holiday Beach Bonfire: 29. North Wildwood. 2nd & Surf Ave., North Wildwood. 5-9 p.m. Rain date 11/25. www.WildwoodHoliday.com

Downtown For The Holidays In Ocean City: Nov. 29 - Jan. 1, 2025: Ocean City. Over 100 shops and cafes on Asbury Avenue in this seaside resort will host Downtown for the Holidays Celebration. For more information about these Downtown for the Holidays events. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Shop Small Weekend:
 29-12/1: Sea Isle City. Throughout town, businesses will offer deals, discounts and hospitalities as you stroll from store to store to kick off the holiday season! www.seaislechamber.com

Festive Friday and Snowfest Saturday: Nov. 29-30: Avalon. Throughout the shopping district in Avalon. Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday, featuring more than 40 holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy. 609-967-3936. www.avalonboro.net

Holiday Crafts & Collectibles Show: 29-30. Cape May Convention Hall. Dozens of vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties and crafts including seasonal decorations, gift items and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Christmas In North Wildwood: 29-12/1. Olde New Jersey Ave. & surrounding establishments. Santa, face painting, scavenger hunt, prizes and more! Free Jitney on Saturday. 609-923-6397. www.NW-BOA.com

Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village: 30: Wildwood. 10:30 - 3:30pm. A completely outdoor shopping experience. Byrne Plaza at 3400 Pacific Ave. will be transformed into a holiday shopping village with live entertainment and music, raffles and more. Dozens of local small business vendors will be on hand for you to purchase the perfect holiday gift. Start a new tradition and bring the family to this unique outdoor shopping event featuring local artisans specializing in jewelry, handcrafted items, holiday decorations, baked goods, boutique shops, gifts and more. Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at 609-729-4000. www.wildwoods.com 
 
Christmas At The Hangar: 30. Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport . 10am - 4pm. A free community event open to all. Enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate and get pictures taken with Santa Clause, enjoy Live Music, Face Painting, and explore a festive Historic Hangar #1. www.usnasw.org

DECEMBER
Downtown For The Holidays In Ocean City: Nov. 29 - Jan. 1, 2025: Ocean City. Over 100 Shops And Cafes On Asbury Avenue In This Seaside Resort Will Host Downtown For The Holidays Celebration. For More Information about these Downtown for the Holidays events. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Cape May’s Holiday Season: Cape May. Six weeks (Nov 15-Jan. 1, 2025) of special holiday tours and events. Holiday Preview Weekend (Nov. 22-24), Christmas Candlelight House Tours (Dec. 7, 14, 21), Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Physick House Tours, Holiday Inns Tours. Trolley Rides, Breakfast with Santa, and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Wildwood Crest Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony: 1. Sunset Lake. Wildwood Crest. 6pm. 609-523-0202. www.wildwoodcrest.org

Free Horse and Carriage Rides Through Downtown & Photos with Santa at Music Pier:
 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22: Ocean City. Noon to 3pm. 6th & Asbury Ave. The Asbury shopping district becomes a “Miracle on Asbury Avenue” celebrating the holiday with beautifully decorated shops and special holiday offers, free horse and carriage rides throughout the downtown and much more. Photos with Santa at Music Pier at 825 Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Wildwood Business Improvement District Christmas Tree Lighting: 6. Byrne Plaza, Downtown Wildwood. Approximately 8:00 p.m. 609-729-5501 www.WildwoodHoliday.com

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade: 6: Parade steps off at 6:30pm. 609-729-5501. www.WildwoodHoliday.com

Ocean City Christmas Parade: 6. 6pm. on Asbury Ave. from 6th to 11th Streets. 609-399-6111. 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Downtown Wildwood Christmas In The Plaza: 6-7. Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Fri: 5-9 p.m. Sat: 10am-5pm. 609-523-1602. www.DOOWW.com

West Cape May Christmas Parade: 7: Now in its 58th year, the parade steps off at 5pm sharp from the WCM Volunteer Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. www.westcapemay.us

Wassail Day: 7: Historic Cold Spring Village. The Village paths come alive with the sounds and smells of the holidays at this free family event. Select buildings will be open where guests can enjoy holiday décor. The Country Store will be open and stocked with unique holiday gifts. www.hcsv.org

North Wildwood Tree Lighting Ceremony: 7. Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, North Wildwood. 4:30pm. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

Santa Paws Parade: 7. North Wildwood. 1 p.m. Holiday themed pet parade with prizes! Route varies. www.NW-BOA.com

Santa in the Downtown: 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. 9am to 11am at Soifer Park. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Train Show: 7-8. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk from 10am- 4pm. on Saturday and 10am- 4pm. on Sunday. Admission Fee. 609-399-6111. 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Holidays at Henville: Shopping Village: 7, 14, 21. MudHen Brewing Co., Wildwood. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Outdoor holiday shopping & live entertainment. 609-522-0159 x110. www.MudHenBrew.com

Movie Night Featuring A Special Veteran Speaker: 10. Millville Army Air Field Museum,1 Leddon St. Presented in the Henry E. Wyble Library. 2-3 p.m. Limited Seating; Reserve Seat. 856-327-2347. www.p47millville.org

Winter Wonderland At Holly Beach Park: 13-14, 20-21.  Wildwood. 123 E. Andrews Ave., 5pm. Holiday light show 7 more. 609-522-5837. www.Recreation-WildwoodNJ.org

Festive Fridays Along Downtown Asbury Avenue: 13, 20. Join Downtown Ocean City Merchants as they celebrate the holiday season with shopping specials. Enjoy Horse and Carriage Rides from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. departing at 6th & Asbury through the downtown adorned with thousands of Christmas lights and shop for some for the best gifts this holiday season! 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Spirit Brands Cheerleading Festival: 14. Wildwoods Convention Center. 866-52-CHEER. www.SpiritBrands.org

Family Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony: 14. Enjoy a family-friendly event at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 9am until 4:30pm. featuring family friendly holiday activities, entertainment, shopping and more. 609-729-9000. www.WildwoodHoliday.com

12 Pubs of Christmas: 14. North Wildwood & Wildwood. 2 p.m. Free transportation to participating establishments. www.NW-BOA.com

Carroll Gallery Exhibit: An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Carriage House: Nov 15-Jan. 1, 2025.  Cape May. Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. www.capemaymac.org

Wildwood Crest Holiday Lights Walk:
 16. Sunset Lake, Rambler Rd. & New Jersey Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-523-0202. www.wildwoodcrest.org

Third Friday: 20: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Boardwalk Basketball Classic: 26-31: Wildwoods Convention Center. The largest holiday co-ed basketball tournament with teams from all over the country coming to compete. 609-522-3355. www.BBClassic.com

New Years Eve Fireworks: 31. Sea Isle City. JFK Blvd. and Beach. Join us for a spectacular Fireworks Display on the Beach. 8pm. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration: 31. Ocean City. A complete schedule of entertainment leading up to fireworks at midnight. www.oceancityvacation.com

First Day Shopping Extravaganza: Jan. 1, 2025. Ocean City. Welcome to the New Year by shopping for tremendous bargains in Downtown Ocean City, Asbury Avenue from 6th to 14th Streets. First Day 5K Boardwalk Run and First Day at the Beach. 609-399-6111. 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

JANUARY
Family Roller Skating At Cape May Convention Hall: 714 Beach Avenue. Get ready to roll at Cape May Convention Hall. Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates or they can rent them from our facility. Admission fee is $5 per person. Skate rental is $5 for traditional skates and $5 for in-line skates. Admission for non-skaters during Family Skate is $5. Scheduling is available for birthday skate parties and private events. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 609-884-9565. Check the skating schedule. www.capemaycity.com
 
First Day At The Beach: 1. Ocean City. First Day Shopping Extravaganza: Downtown Shopping Specials. Free Horse & Carriage Rides. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com
 
Cellar Tasting At Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery: 13-15, 20-22, 27-29. 600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande. Taste a variety of limited production, reserve, and older vintage wines that have been carefully aged in our wine maker’s private cellar. These wines will be available for purchase. www.hawkhavenvineyard.com
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day Of Service:  16. Ocean City.  Volunteers are invited to join others nationwide to honor Dr. King’s contributions. In Ocean City, citizens are asked to participate in a citywide cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign-up and supply distribution will take place at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center. 1-800-BEACH-NJ. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Ceremony And Soul Food Lunch: 16. Ocean City.  Noon at the Music Pier. This event will bring the community together to remember Dr. King through words, song and dance. The event will include community resources and a soul food lunch. 1-800-BEACH-NJ. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com
 
Fireside Chat At Cold Spring Brewery: 19. Cold Spring Brewery. 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Walt Whitman in the Civil War by Local Historian Joe Wilson. Limited seating. www.coldspringbrewery.org

Third Friday: 20. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Fireside Chat At Cold Spring Brewery: 26. Cold Spring Brewery. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gather around the fireplace for a lecture on U.S. Lifesaving Service in Cape May County by John Ryan, HCSV COO. Limited seating. 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204. www.coldspringbrewery.org

Mid-Winter Antique Show: 28-29. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville.  Show hours: Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, January 29 are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located inside the WheatonArts Event Center, this show spotlights approximately 40 quality dealers, attracting thousands of visitors from the Mid-Atlantic region. Attendees can explore a wide selection of antique furniture, books, ceramics, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, paper, toys, pottery, primitives, vintage accessories, and more. Admission is $7.00 per person. Tickets are available online and at the front door.  www.wheatonarts.org
 

FEBRUARY
Family Roller Skating At Cape May Convention Hall: 714 Beach Avenue. Get ready to roll at Cape May Convention Hall. Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates or they can rent them from our facility. Admission fee is $5 per person. Skate rental is $5 for traditional skates and $5 for in-line skates. Admission for non-skaters during Family Skate is $5. Scheduling is available for birthday skate parties and private events. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 609-884-9565. Check the skating schedule. www.capemaycity.com
 
Fireside Chat At Cold Spring Brewery: 2. Cold Spring Brewery. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mapping Cape May County’s Railroads by Local Historian, Paul Mulligan. Limited seating. 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204. www.coldspringbrewery.org

Cumberland Winter Eagle Festival: 4. Mauricetown. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mauricetown Fire Hall. Unparalleled opportunity for both novice and experienced birders to view Bald Eagles and other raptors, including several species of hawks and owls, in their natural habitat. 856-453-2175.
  
Fireside Chat At Cold Spring Brewery: 9. Cold Spring Brewery. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Farmers & Community: The Cold Spring Grange #132 by John Ryan, HCSV COO. Limited seating. 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204. www.coldspringbrewery.org

Fireside Chat At Cold Spring Brewery: 16. Cold Spring Brewery. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. History of Dennisville by Local Historian, Michael Conley. Limited seating. 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204. www.coldspringbrewery.org

Third Friday: 17. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com
 
Presidents Day Weekend: 17-19.  Sea Isle City.  Join participating businesses throughout the town for a weekend full of food and fun. Jitney Service will be available on Friday - 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Saturday - 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. 609-263-9090. www.seaislechamber.com
 
Mike's Seafood Run/Walk For Autism: 18. Sea Isle City. Noon to 3 p.m. JFK and the Boardwalk.  This event encourages runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate with their families, while supporting a truly worthwhile cause. Join us in the heated tents outside Excursion Park for an awards ceremony, live music, buffet of fun foods, door prizes, face painting, magicians and more.  Proceeds benefit Special Services Schools, Autism Support Groups, Families of Special Needs Children and Autism Speaks. All teams must register by Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. 609-263-3458. www.polarbearrunwalkforautism.com 
 
Crafts & Collectibles In Winter: 18-19. Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sought-after collectors and craftspeople come together with an array of handmade items, country antiques, glassware, silver, furniture and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org