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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.


May

APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800.www.wheatonarts.org

1-9: CAPE MAY’S SPRING CELEBRATION:
Varied venues. Celebrate the season of Spring in with four weeks of events including a Private Homes Tour, Ghost Tours, food and wine events, a Sip Into Spring Festival and crafts show, living history programs, Armed Forces Day, Murder Mystery Dinners and much more. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

2-5: TOURNAMENT OF BANDS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Wildwoods Convention Center. 609-849-8553. www.njatob.org

3: MULTI CULTURAL EVENT: Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High Street. Celebrating art and dance. Collaborative program of Millville Schools, Riverfront Renaissance Center and Glasstown Arts District. FREE. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

3-5: MOREY’S WILD WOODSTOCK SPRING FESTIVAL: Mariners Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. Celebrating Morey’s 50th season featuring live entertainment, food, drinks, rides and more. 609-729-3700. www.MoreysPiers.com

4: UNITED STATES COAST GUARD CAPE MAY COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: CMC Coast Guard Base Training Center, Cape May. 609-898-6900.

4: SPRING BLOCK PARTY: Ocean City. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music & more. Asbury Ave. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

4: SPRING TIDE FESTIVAL: Stone Harbor. Celebrating the water surrounding our island! Artisans, sea-faring family activities, beer & wine garden & live music. www.stoneharborbeach.com

4: ECO FAIR: WheatonArts, Millville. In partnership with the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, This FREE outdoor event features handmade items from New Jersey artists, environmentally-themed speakers & workshops, upcycled crafts & family art activities, and locally grown flowers, vegetables, & herbs for sale. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

8: CLASSIC ROCK CONCERT: Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Glasstown Arts District. Percussionist Jody Janetta leads this ensemble with popular tunes from the ‘80’s. Free admission, but reservations are required. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

10: 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

10-12: SPRING BOARDWALK CLASSIC CAR SHOW: The Wildwoods. Cars on display on the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday. 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com

11: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

11: MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK DAY: Ocean City. Will OC’s hermit crab mascot see his shadow? Find out if summer is coming early. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

11: 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

16-19: NJ AUDUBON’S CAPE MAY SPRING FESTIVAL: 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

17: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

17-18: MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND: Wildwood. A weekend of “Who Done It” in the Wildwoods. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

18: CAPTAIN KIDD PIRATE DAY: North Wildwood. Pirate parade followed by treasure hunt at 19th & the beach, North Wildwood. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

18: RUNWAY 5K/10K & ONE MILE FUN WALK: Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. Run for History! Runners and walkers have a unique opportunity to compete on the runway and finish inside the museum. Music. Food. Refreshments after the race. www.usnasw.org

18-19: SHOREBIRD & HORSESHOE CRAB FESTIVAL: Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Guided shorebird walks along beaches & salt marshes, horseshoe crab night walks, view & participate in shorebird tagging with the International Shorebird Research Team, live horseshoe crab demos, face painting, and hands-on education & games. 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org

19: OCNJ TRIATHLON/DUATHLON: Ocean City. ¼ mile pool swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Includes a Kids’ course. 609-399-6111. www.ocnj.us/race-events

24-27: WILDWOODS INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL: The Wildwoods. 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 to spectators. 732-822-4884. www.SkyFestivals.com

25-27: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S BACON LOVERS FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Best Food Trucks from the tri-state area. Artisan and Bacon Related Vendors. Family and Kids Activities. Wine & Craft Beer tasting and sales in Garden/Tent area. Live Band and DJ Music. A Bacon Eating Contest & Best Bacon Dish Contest. www.woyftevents.com or www.dooww.com

26: TURTLE TROT: 5K/2 Mile Walk. www.stoneharborbeach.com

26-31 CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Cape May. 30th Annual Event. World-class orchestral & chamber jazz, Celtic and brass band music, and Bach’s Lunches. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

26-31: STONE HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: 95TH Street & Second Avenue. Every Sunday Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 8am – 12:30pm. www.shnj.org

31: OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW: Music Pier, Ocean City. (May 31, June 1-2) See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the historic Music Pier. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com


June

JUNE 1: IGNITE! A WHEATONGATHER: A premier event celebrating exploration, experimentation, and fellowship on June 1, 2019. This fundraising event continues a time-honored tradition of championing the Glass Studio programs with a focus on the creative spark that fuels artistic vitality. Guest studio artist, Richard Royal, will be joined by Emanation 2019 artists Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Event programming will include an artist panel moderated by Emanation 2019 curator Julie Courtney, studio demonstrations, an onsite and online Silent Auction, museum tours highlighted by the Emanation 2019 exhibit, and a special exhibit mounted in The Gallery of Fine Craft. Evening activities include a special Emanation 2019 Artist Reception and Fundraising Dinner, both catered by Feast Your Eyes. Open to the Public: From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Glass Studio, watch artist demonstrations presented by Richard Royal and Emanation 2019 artists Tristin Lowe, Richard Torchia, and Allan Wexler. (Glass Studio demonstrations during "ignite!" are included with General Admission to WheatonArts on June 1, 2019. Rest of "ignite!" event activities for registrants only.) Ticket information and registration forms for the full "ignite!" event can be found at wheatonarts.org/support/ignite

APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800.www.wheatonarts.org

1-2: OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW:
Music Pier, Ocean City. (May 31, June 1-2) See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the historic Music Pier. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

1-14: CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Cape May. 30th Annual Event. World-class orchestral & chamber jazz, Celtic and brass band music, and Bach’s Lunches. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

1-30: STONE HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: 95TH Street & Second Avenue. Every Sunday Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 8am – 12:30pm. www.shnj.org

1-2: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S COUNTRY CONCERT WEEKEND: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Get your boots on and come on out for some Country Dancing Fun at the Plaza featuring local country talent, bands and music. Food Trucks and retail vendors. Artisan Vendors. Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sales in Garden/Tent area. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

2-9: 7 MILE RESTAURANT WEEK: Stone Harbor & Avalon. More than 40 eateries with discounted breakfast, lunch & dinner specials! 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

6: WONDER’S BIRTHDAY BASH, GILLIAN’S WONDERLAND PIER: Ocean City. Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday and Gillians’ 89 years. Enjoy a birthday bash fireworks show! All rides will be only two tickets. Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos. www.gillians.com

7-8: NEW YEAR’S IN NORTH WILDWOOD MUMMERS BRIGADE & STRING BAND SHOW: North Wildwood. The top Mummers string bands and brigades from the Philadelphia New Year’s Day Mummers Parade. Bar Crawl. FREE. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

7-14: RESTAURANT WEEK: Ocean City. Fixed price specials at participating Ocean City restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and special treats for the whole family. Visit www.eatinocnj.com for list of participating restaurants and specialty shops. www.oceancityvacation.com

JUNE 8: WEDDINGS OF EAST ASIA: WheatonArts. Come out to WheatonArts for a FREE & enriching afternoon steeped in traditions with “Weddings of East Asia” on June 8, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center! Enjoy a full program of ceremonies, music, and dances associated with East Asian traditional weddings. Stage performances will capture various moments and abbreviated versions of several wedding ceremonies from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, The Philippines, Tibet, and Vietnam, as well as a special installation showcasing the Japanese wedding tradition of “one thousand cranes.” Admission to all WheatonArts exhibits and Artist Studio demonstrations are FREE and open to the public for the day, part of WheatonArts "Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!" The “Weddings of East Asia” performance is part of the Down Jersey Folklife Center’s “Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia” project, presented in partnership with Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Major support for this partnership project has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Promotional image by Alman Li. 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

8: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

8-9: BOARDWALK CRAFT SHOW: Cape May Convention Hall. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

15: SUMMER FUN FESTIVAL: Cape May. Along Cape May Harbor. 609-884-5508. www.capemaychamber.com

15-16: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Enjoy some of the best Food Trucks from the tri-state area along with Artisan and Seafood Related Vendors. Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sale in Garden/Tent area. A live Band and DJ Music. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

15-16: SKIMMER FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Sea Isle City. Seaside vendor market, food court, live music, amusement rides, children’s entertainment, antique auto show & parade, free guided historical trolley tours. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

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

15-16 WINGS AND THINGS ART & FAMILY FESTIVAL: Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. Demonstrations from assorted artists; chainsaw, carving and painting. Vendors. Face Painting and Balloon Artist. Music. Food. Refreshments. www.usnasw.org

17-20 NATIONAL MARBLES TOURNAMENT: Wildwood. 96th annual event. Official national competition marbles for boys & girls ages 8-14. The marble shooters are called “mibsters”. 304-337-2764. www.NationalMarblesTournament.org

21: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

21-23: NORTH WILDWOOD ITALIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL: North Wildwood. Celebration of Italian-American heritage, food & music. Italian-American foods, vendors, FREE live entertainment, dancing, kids’ games, celebrities, meatball relay races, Little Miss Italy contest, olive tree signings and more! 609-408-5793.

22: HOPS FESTIVAL: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Savor the complex flavors of craft beer at this annual summer BBQ & music festival that kicks off summer at the Physick Estate. Families welcome! 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

22-23: QUILT & FIBER ARTS SHOW: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Displays of beautiful, locally made quilts! Demonstrations of knitting, crocheting, quilting, wool production and much more. www.hcsv.org

22-23: FANTASY FAIRE: WheatonArts, Millville. A family-friendly festival of medieval folklife & fun, presented in partnership with Mystic Realms. Visitors are welcome to dress in their favorite fantasy garb to enjoy retail vendors, family-friendly activities, performances, and more. Free with general admission. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

23: RUN THE VINEYARDS SANGRIA SCURRY 5K: Hawk Haven Winery, Rio Grande. www.hawkhavenvineyard.com Heading down the shore this summer? Join us for this awesome flat cross country style course as you run past vines, ponds, and through the wooded trail. Finish with a cool glass of refreshing Sangria! Live music. Food Vendors. Register here: website

24-30: STONE HARBOR FAMILY NIGHT: 175 96th Street. Every Monday. Open to the Public – Free for All. www.shnj.org

28-30: FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Sea Isle City. Nearly a dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different styles of cuisines from award winning food trucks. Crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more. 609-318-4504. www.seaislecityfood.com

29-30: HANDS ON HISTORY: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy family activities and crafts including papermaking, tin punch, pottery, face painting, historic games and dress-up, storytelling and more! www.hcsv.org


July

APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800.www.wheatonarts.org

1-31: STONE HARBOR FARMERS MARKET:
95TH Street & Second Avenue. Every Sunday Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 8am – 12:30pm. www.shnj.org

1-31: STONE HARBOR FAMILY NIGHT: Every Monday. Open to the Public – Free for All. 175 96th Street. www.shnj.org

2-6: CUMBERLAND COUNTY FAIR: Millville. Demolition derby, farm & garden exhibits, hayrides, home & arts exhibits, pie eating contests, amusement rides and much more. 856-453-2184. www.cumberlandcofair.com

4: FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Ocean City. Special activities include a bike parade, kite flying competition a pie eating contest and more. A boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

4: FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA: Cape May. Congress Beach. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

4: INDEPENDENCE DAY FAMILY PARADE: North Wildwood. Parade. 9th & Atlantic Ave. FREE. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

4: PATRIOTIC POOCH PARADE: North Wildwood. 8th & Atlantic Ave., 609-522-2955 or www.NorthWildwood.com

4: FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: The Wildwoods. 609-523-1602. www.dooww.com

4: INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS: Stone Harbor. Live music at 95th St. Beach Pavilion. www.shnj.org

6: INDEPENDENCE PARADE: Cape May. Beach Ave. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

6-7: INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Celebrate Independence Day with patriotic programs and music. www.hcsv.org

6-7: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S 80’s CONCERT WEEKEND: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Dig out those old bell-bottom pants and platform shoes and get your big hair and attitude on down to Byrne Plaza for some 80’s music and fun at the Plaza. Each day will feature some local 80’s music talent, band & music. Bring your appetite too as there will be some Food Trucks & local Tent vendors, Artisan Vendors, Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sales in Garden/Tent area. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

8: CAPE MAY COUNTY LIFEGUARD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Wildwood Crest. Beach patrols from Cape May County compete. Free. 609-522-3825. www.wcbp.org

8: AL CUNARD BABY PARADE: Stone Harbor: Dress up your beautiful babies and children for this Stone Harbor tradition. Family fun night with Cunard Family of Clowns Magic Show after parade. www.shnj.org, www.stoneharborbeach.com

9-31: TUESDAYS AT THE TOWER: CONCERT SERIES: Stone Harbor. A different performance every Tuesday night. Beer & Wine Garden. FREE. www.shnj.org. www.stoneharborbeach.com

11: SAND SCULPTING CONTEST: Ocean City. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

12-14: NJ BARBEQUE STATE BARBEQUE CHAMPIONSHIP AND ANGLESEA BLUES FESTIVAL: 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

12-14: PROMENADE ART SHOW: Cape May. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

13: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

13: NIGHT IN VENICE: Ocean City. The City’s annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. 609-399-6111. www.ocnj.us/niv

13-14: CELTIC FESTIVAL: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Traditional music, a pipes and drums band, demonstrations, dancing, a pub tent, family activities and much more! www.hcsv.org

19: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

19: CRABULOUS CRAB DAY: Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Crab Races & Games, Crabbing at the Dock, Crabbing Tips and Tricks, Crab Cake Cook-off and Cooking Lessons, Crab Teaching Tank, Crabbing Tournament & Crabulous Trivia. 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org

20: CHRISTMAS IN JULY WITH SANTA CLAUS: Along the beach in North Wildwood. 1 p.m. 609.522.7500 or www.NorthWildwood.com

20: JERSEY CAPE ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW: Cape May. Colliers Lot: Jackson Street. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

20-21: RAILROAD DAYS: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Model trains, garden railways, train rides, memorabilia & demonstrations. www.hcsv.org

21: WILDWOOD CREST CHRISTMAS IN JULY FESTIVAL: Sunset Lake along New Jersey Avenue, from Atlanta to Miami Avenues, Wildwood Crest 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. www.Wildwoodcrest.org

21: CAPTAIN KIDD TREASURE HUNT: Cape May Convention Hall. 609-884-9565, www.discovercapemaynj.com

21-26: SANTA VISITS HIS “OFFICIAL SUMMER HOME”: Stone Harbor. Celebrate with Santa and his crew around town all week! Where will he be spotted next? www.stoneharborbeach.com

26: DUTCH HOFFMAN MEMORIAL LIFEGUARD RACES: Wildwood. Annual beach patrol competition among 15 South Jersey Beach Patrols on the beach at Lincoln Avenue. 609-522-8258 or www.wildwoodsnj.com

27-28: ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT: Wildwood. On the beach at Schellenger Avenue. www.WildwoodBeachUltimate.com

27-28: SUMMER ANTIQUE & FOOD MARKET: WheatonArts, Millville. An indoor/outdoor event featuring 50+ antique dealers showcasing a wide selection of ceramics, glass, jewelry, memorabilia, furniture, & vintage accessories. Enjoy a variety of local food vendors and farm market proprietors. Admission is $5 per person. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

27-28: HERITAGE WEEKEND: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. www.hcsv.org

30: THE WILDWOODS LOVE WADDLER’S BABY WADDLE: Wildwoods Convention Center. 609-729-9000. www.wildwoodsnj.com

31: WILDWOODS BABY PARADE: Wildwood. A tradition since 1909. Registration at Wildwoods Convention Center. Boardwalk parade. FREE. 609-729-9000. www.wildwoodsnj.com


August

APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800.www.wheatonarts.org

1-26: STONE HARBOR FAMILY NIGHT:
Every Monday. Open to the Public – Free for All. 175 96th Street. www.shnj.org

1-27: TUESDAYS AT THE TOWER: CONCERT SERIES: Stone Harbor. A different performance every Tuesday night. Beer & Wine Garden. FREE. www.shnj.org. www.stoneharborbeach.com

1-31: STONE HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: 95TH Street & Second Avenue. Every Sunday Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 8am – 12:30pm. www.shnj.org

2: CAPE MAY BABY PARADE: Congress Street and Beach Avenue. 609-884-9565, www.discovercapemaynj.com

2-4: BOARDWALK ART SHOW: 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

3: CRAFT BEER, MUSIC & CRAB FESTIVAL: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. A New Jersey top five summer festival! Families welcome! Enjoy craft beers, live music, crabs and food trucks with crafters and children’s games and entertainment. Free admission. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

3-4: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S RIB-OFF FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Enjoy the Best Food trucks from the tri-state area along with tent “Smokers” selling their products. A competition for the coveted title of the Champion of the Best Wildwood Rib-Off Winner will also take place at the event. Artisan and Rib related vendors. Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sales in a Garden/Tent area. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

3-4: CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Antique and classic cars and trucks line the Village’s shaded paths. Enjoy family activities and a classic car parade! www.hcsv.org

3-4: STONE HARBOR ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Don’t miss this premier, nationally ranked event! Over 200 artisans from more than 12 states displaying their work. www.shacfest.com

5: STONE HARBOR GREEN FAIR: Water Tower Lot. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

6-15: REV’s VICTORIAN VAUDEVILLE: Cape May. Philadelphia’s REV Theatre presents a diverse display designed to dazzle and delight! 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

8: OCEAN CITY BABY PARADE: Ocean City Boardwalk. The 110th Annual event is one of the oldest baby parades in the country. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

9-11 WILDWOOD TATTOO BEACH BASH: Wildwoods Convention Center. 609-889-2422. www.WildwoodTattoo.com

10: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

10-11: PROMENADE CRAFT SHOW: Cape May. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

10-11: DOWN ON THE FARM WEEKEND: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Experience & enjoy horse-drawn farming demonstrations, antique and modern farming equipment exhibits, carriage rides and a hay maze. www.hcsv.org

10-11: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD JAZZ & WINE FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Enjoy the Cool Jazz sound all weekend. Each day will feature some local Jazz talent, band and music. Enjoy Food Trucks and local Tent vendors. Artisan Vendors. Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sales in the Garden/Tent area. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

14: MISS CRUSTACEAN HERMIT CRAB BEAUTY PAGEANT: 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

14-17: HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: Wildwoods Convention Center. 7 p.m. 609-729-9000. www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com

16: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

17: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS BOAT PARADE: Stone Harbor Yacht Club. Decorated boats and bayfront properties. Entrants compete in categories including Best Dock Décor, Best Boat Décor and Best Boat Décor reflecting the theme “Around the World.” 609-368-1201. www.YCSH.org

17-18: HERITAGE WEEKEND: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. www.hcsv.org

17-18: WILDWOOD BASEBALL ON THE BEACH: Wildwood Beach between Andrews and Rio Grande Aves. Home Run Derby. 609-522-2444. www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com

18: FIRE MUSTER: WheatonArts, Millville. In association with the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade, this free admission outdoor event features 80+ antique fire trucks on display. Highlights include a firefighter training & skills competition, water barrel fight, bucket brigade, firefighting demonstrations, and more. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

24: STONE HARBOR SIDEWALK SALE: Shopping District. A Stone Harbor tradition. Local merchants bring their bargains out onto the sidewalk for all to enjoy and purchase.

24: TRI THE WILDWOODS - TRIATHLON, 5K & KID’S TRIATHLON: North Wildwood. Triathlon: 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 3.1 mile beach run, & a 5k running event. 609-849-8908. www.DelmoSports.com

24-25: SEAFARER’S WEEKEND: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Exciting pirate performances. Special exhibits & demonstrations including antique boats, blacksmithing and decoy carving. Plus sing-alongs! www.hcsv.org

30: RICH REINHART JUNIOR CLAMSHELL PITCHING TOURNAMENT: Cape May. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

31: CAPE MAY SUMMER SEND-OFF CRAFT SHOW: Promenade, Cape May. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

31: HANDS-ON HISTORY: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy family activities and crafts including papermaking, tin punch, pottery, face painting, historic games and dress-up, storytelling and more! www.hcsv.org

30-31: AIRFEST: Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang & other “Flyin” aircraft. Vendors, exhibitors, music, food. www.usnasw.org


September

APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800.www.wheatonarts.org

1: HANDS-ON HISTORY:
Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy family activities and crafts including papermaking, tin punch, pottery, face painting, historic games and dress-up, storytelling and more! www.hcsv.org

1: STONE HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: 95TH Street & Second Avenue. Every Sunday Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 8am – 12:30pm. www.shnj.org

1: WILDWOOD BLOCK PARTY & MUSIC FESTIVAL: Family festival, crafts, games, rides, great food & continuous FREE live entertainment. 609-522-2444. www.WildwoodNJ.org

1-2: AIRFEST: Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang & other “Flyin” aircraft. Vendors, exhibitors, music, food. www.usnasw.org

5-8: ROAR TO THE SHORE MOTORCYCLE RALLY: Wildwood. One of the largest motorcycle rallies in the Northeast. Daily vendors, live entertainment, activities and much more. 609-729-8870. www.RoartotheShoreOnline.com

6-7: END-OF-SUMMER SHOP HOP: Avalon. Grab your friends, grab a cocktail and hit the stores of Avalon for great end-of-season steals and deals! 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

7: PAWS FOR ART: WheatonArts, Millville. Hosted in partnership with the South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter, this FREE outdoor event celebrates our four-legged friends. Includes the Wheaton Barks Dog Show, animal and family-friendly activities, local non-profit animal rescue organizations, and more. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

7-8: REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. The American Revolution comes to life with reenactors and encampments from both Loyalist and Patriot militia. Field camps, artillery demonstrations and more. www.hcsv.org

7-8: FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Sea Isle City. Nearly a dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different cuisines from award winning food trucks. Crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and much more. 609-318-4504. www.seaislecityfood.com

12-14: NEW JERSEY STATE FIREMEN’S CONVENTION & PARADE: Wildwoods Convention Center. Parade Sat. at 2 p.m. at NJ Ave & Cresse Rd, Wildwood. njsfa.com. Fireworks on the Beach on the beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood. 9 p.m. 609-523-1602 or www.dooww.com

WILDWOOD CREST FIREFIGHTERS WEEKEND CRAFT SHOW: Sunrise Park, Rambler & Ocean, Wildwood Crest. 609-523-0202. www.WildwoodCrest.org

13-15: BOOTS AT THE BEACH COUNTRY MUSIC FEST: Olde NJ Ave, North Wildwood. Fri: Noon – 10 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 609-770-8839. www.BootsAtTheBeach.com

13-22: CAPE MAY FOOD & WINE CELEBRATION: Cape May. 23rd Annual Event. Indulge your taste buds in Cape May, N.J., named one of “America’s Best Food Cities” 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

14: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

14: OC AIRPORT FESTIVAL & BOARDWALK AEROBATIC AIRSHOW: Ocean City. Ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions. Military demonstrations. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

14: NUN’S BEACH SURF INVITATIONAL: Stone Harbor. Surfing event. www.stoneharborbeach.com

14: HARVEST BREW FEST: 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

14: FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Sea Isle City. Vendor market, food court, live music, amusement rides, children’s entertainment, antique auto show & parade, free guided historical trolley tours. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

14-15: CIVIL WAR WEEKEND: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. The Blue & the Gray take the field at one of the Village’s longest-running and most popular events! Union and Confederate troops camp throughout the Village, providing demonstrations of field hospitals, weaponry and more. www.hcsv.org

19-22: FALL BOARDWALK CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Wildwood. Classic cars displayed on the Boardwalk. FREE admission for spectators, and more! 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com

19-22: IRISH FALL FESTIVAL: 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, 800-IRISH-91. www.CMCAOH.com

20: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

20-22: IRISH FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Sea Isle City. Celtic celebration features live Irish music and dancing, an Irish Vendor Market, great food and countless festival-goers “Wearin’ the Green.” 609-263-3611. www.lacosta-seaisle.com

20-22, 27-29: MOREY’S OKTOBERFEST: Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk. Fri: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sat: noon to 11 p.m. Sun: noon to 5 p.m. 609-729-3700. www.MoreysPiers.com

21: WILDWOOD CREST SEAFARERS CELEBRATION: 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

21: SAVOR SEPTEMBER: Stone Harbor. Food, Wine & Beer Festival with the area’s best food, wine, microbrews, art, music. Enjoy the tasting tents, a grape stomping competition, talented art vendors and live entertainment and more. www.stoneharborbeach.com

21: FALL MIGRATION FESTIVAL: Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Sitting in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, thousands of birds make their way across the Cape May Peninsula every fall. The Wetlands Institute will have guided viewing of migratory birds from the Institute and on Seven Mile Island, Monarch tagging demonstrations, live animal presentations and much more! 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org

25-29: NORTH AMERICAN SEA GLASS FESTIVAL: Wildwoods Convention Center. For more information check out the website at www.SeaGlassAssociation.org

27: MONSTER MASH: Crest Pier, Wildwood Crest. Monster Truck display and fun fest! 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com

28: OKTOBERFEST ON JACKSON STREET: Cape May. Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition with authentic music & food. Visit the Beer Gardens. Browse the artisans’ tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles. 609-884-5508. www.capemaychamber.com

28: HARBORFEST: Sea Isle City. Festival celebrates Sea Isle’s fishing & nautical history. Delicious seafood, live music, clam eating & and specialty vendors. 609-263-9090. www.seaislechamber.com

28-29: WILDWOOD, NJ MONSTER TRUCK BEACH RACES: Wildwood. The thrill and exhilaration of monster truck racing will take place on the beach in Wildwood. 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com

28-29: OLDE TIME ITALIAN FESTIVAL: Wildwood. An Old-World family festival weekend including crafts, games, rides, great Italian food and continuous FREE live entertainment. 609-374-0016.

29: OCNJ HALF MARATHON, 5K & 10 MILE NON-COMPETITIVE WALK/RUN: Ocean City. 609-399-6111. www.ocnj.us/Race-Events


October

APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800.www.wheatonarts.org

4-5: RACE OF GENTLEMEN VINTAGE CAR & MOTORCYCLE BEACH DRAG RACES:
A living history event, celebrating America’s Racing & Hot-Rodding heritage. Held on the Wildwoods beach at Schellenger Ave. www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com

4-6, 11-13: MOREY’S OKTOBERFEST: Mariner’s Pier, Wildwood. Fri: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sat: noon to 11 p.m. Sun: noon to 5 p.m. 609-729-3700. www.MoreysPiers.com

5: WILDWOODS FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: Wildwood. A FREE street fair featuring live music, crafters, food vendors, and more! FREE musical entertainment and much more! 609-729-4000. www.wildwoodsnj.com

5: AUTUMN CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Celebrate fall with your family. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn. Free Admission and parking. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

5: ITALIAN FESTIVAL & PARADE: Sea Isle City. Great food, an Italian Market with craft and specialty vendors, Cannoli Eating Contest, Cento Food display and live musical entertainment. The parade will feature Sea Isle’s “Italian Royal Family,” floats, beauty queens, mascots & many other participants. 609-263-6341. www.kixmcnutleys.com

5-6: FESTIVAL OF FINE CRAFT: WheatonArts, Millville. Features 150+ juried artists showcasing a wide range of handmade crafts from high-end jewelry & wearables to decor & furniture. Craft demonstrations. Beer/Wine Garden. Musical Entertainment. Hands-on family activities. Signature Glass Pumpkin Patch. Specialty foods. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

10-14: VICTORIAN WEEKEND: Cape May. 47th 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

12: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

12: FALL BLOCK PARTY & FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: Ocean City. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment on the boardwalk with fireworks. Call 800-BEACH-NJ, or visit online at www.oceancityvacation.com

12-13: CAPE MAY WINE & MUSIC FEST: Hawk Haven Winery, Rio Grande.The Cape May Wine & Music Fest at Hawk Haven Winery will feature live music from world class performers, wine tastings from some of New Jersey’s finest wineries, a craft beer garden that will blow your hops off, and a variety of tasty street food vendors. www.hawkhavenvineyard.com

12-13: CREST BEST RUN FEST: Wildwood Crest. 10 Mile, 5 Mile, 3.1 Mile and Kid’s Races. www.DelmoSports.com

12-14: INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND: Music Pier, Ocean City. Seafood vendors at the Music Pier and boardwalk table sales. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

12-14: AVALON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Avalon. Treats from the sea at the Chamber’s Annual Seafood Festival. Featuring fresh seafood vendors, chowder contest, live music, vendors and more. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

12-14: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD CHILI & CHOWDER COOK OFF FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Enjoy Food Trucks & local Tent vendors. Artisan Vendors, Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sales in Garden/Tent area. There will be a Chili and Chowder cook off with Judging & Awards. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

13: LIMA BEAN FESTIVAL: West Cape May. The lowly legume takes center stage and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. 609-884-8302. www.westcapemay.us

13: VICTORIAN WEEKEND CRAFTS and COLLECTIBLES SHOW: 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

17-20: NJ AUDUBON’S CAPE MAY AUTUMN FESTIVAL: 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.birdcapemay.org www.njaudubon.org

18: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

18: BONFIRE ON THE BEACH: North Wildwood. Enjoy a bonfire on the beach from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 17th Ave. Live Entertainment. Bring a chair or blanket.

18-19: GREATER WILDWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FAB 50’s & BEYOND WEEKEND: 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 on Saturday at Fox Park. Classic cars, food and craft vendors, live entertainment, a Doo Wop Bus Tour and ending with a concert at the Oceanfront Arena. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

18-31: HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS: Cape May. Special tours and events themed for the spooky season. (Oct. 18-31) 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

19: PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy this popular Halloween event. www.hcsv.org

19-20: LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE WEEKEND: Lighthouses, museums and life-saving stations host a “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” weekend on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. The public is challenged to visit all participating lighthouses over the weekend and raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

25-27: SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND: Cape May. Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of solving clues in the new mystery. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for prizes. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

26: HARVEST FESTIVAL: Stone Harbor. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in our shops, and creepy & crawly, but cute animals! www.stoneharborbeach.com

26: GHOST TOUR: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Check out the website for more information. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

26: CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES BY THE SEA: Cape May Convention Hall. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

26-27: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S HALL-O-WINE WEEKEND FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Enjoy Food Trucks and local tent vendors. Artisan Vendors. Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sale in Garden/Tent area. Food Truck Trick or Treating each day from noon to 3 for all children 12 & under in costume. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

31: CAPE MAY RESTAURANT WEEKEND: Cape May. Participating restaurants in the Historic Landmark City of Cape May offer meals for $35.00. www.cmrestaurantweek.com


November

APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800.www.wheatonarts.org

1-3: CAPE MAY RESTAURANT WEEKEND:
Cape May. Participating restaurants in the Historic Landmark City of Cape May offer meals for $35.00. www.cmrestaurantweek.com

1-3: SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND: Cape May. Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of solving clues in the new mystery. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for prizes. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

2: FALL CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW: 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

2-3: GHOUL SPRING VILLAGE: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. www.hcsv.org

7-10: EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL: Cape May Convention Hall and other venues. Over 100 international touring musicians. Atmosphere is 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

9: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

15: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

22 – Jan.1: CAPE MAY’S HOLIDAY SEASON: Cape May. Six weeks (Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 2019) of special holiday tours and events including Holiday Preview Weekend (Nov. 22-24), 46th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours (Dec. 7, 14, 28), Plus Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Physick Family Christmas House Tours, Holiday Inns Tours, Holiday Lights Trolley Rides, Santa’s Trolley Rides, Breakfast with Santa, and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

23: EARLIER THAN THE BIRD DOWNTOWN SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: Ocean City. Get out earlier than the bird & jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. You can even shop in your pajamas! Enjoy early bird shopping specials. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

27-30: FESTIVE FRIDAY and SNOWFLAKE SATURDAY in Avalon

27-30: FESTIVAL OF TREES: Avalon. Featuring beautiful trees and wreaths, decorated by local businesses and up for Silent Auction. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

27-30: FESTIVE FRIDAY: 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.visitavalonnj.com

27-30: SNOWFEST SATURDAY: Avalon. Free family photos with Santa, rides and games for all ages, live music and family-fun entertainment. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

29: TURKEY TROT 5K & 1.5-MILE WALK: Avalon. Run through Avalon for a great cause! Proceeds benefitting the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children. www.dillerblindhome.org

29: CHRISTMAS IN THE DOWNTOWN: Miracle on Asbury Avenue: Ocean City. Merchants host an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

29: HOLIDAY PARADE: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Parade featuring floats, bands, drill teams, & more! 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

29-30: HOLIDAY CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Cape May Convention Hall. Shop for unique hand-made gifts & seasonal decorations. 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

29-30: STONE HARBOR ISLAND HOLIDAY: Pet parade, scavenger hunt, family activities, merchants’ hospitality night, Small Business Saturday activities and Christmas Parade. www.shnj.org www.stoneharborbeach.com

29: BIG GLASS BLAST: WheatonArts, Millville. FREE Admission! Watch and be amazed as the Big Glass Blast Team designs and creates LARGE-SCALE holiday-themed objects out of hot molten glass throughout the day! 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

29 - Dec. 8: HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE: WheatonArts, Millville. Browse WheatonArts studio glass prototypes, seconds & overstocks, glass by Melanie & David Leppla, and pottery by Terry Plasket & WheatonArts Ceramic Artists at discounts of 30 to 70 percent off their original prices. Free admission to the sale. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

30: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Enjoy special discounts, give-away items and entertainment throughout the day. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com


December

APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800.www.wheatonarts.org

1: BRIDGETON HOLIDAY PARADE.
856-453-1675

5-7: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS @ THE COHANZICK ZOO: 856-453-1675.

6: CITY OF CAPE MAY TREE LIGHTING: Rotary Park. 7pm. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

6: NORTH WILDWOOD TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: North Wildwood. Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central Avenues, 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

6-7: CHRISTMAS ON THE PLAZA: Wildwood. Byrne Plaza. www.dooww.com

7: WEST CAPE MAY CHRISTMAS PARADE: Route travels through West Cape May and Cape May. 5pm. (Rain date Dec. 8) 609-884-1005. www.westcapemay.us

7: WASSAIL DAY: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Toast the holiday at this festive event. www.hcsv.org

7: HISTORIC CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOURS: Historic Bridgeton’s signature holiday event tours of historic buildings, homes, & churches. Enjoy the Downtown Historic District, where shops & restaurants will be bustling with special holiday enticements. 856-453-8130.

7, 14, 28: CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR: Cape May. 46th Annual Event. Self-guided walking tour, the main attraction of Cape May’s festive holiday season, features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

7-8: CRAFTS AT CHRISTMASTIME: Cape May Convention Hall. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

8: GREENWICH CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOURS: Tour through the town’s historic homes from Revolutionary War era and enjoy the spirit of the season. 856-455-8580.

14: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

14: CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR: Mauricetown. A tour of festively decorated houses. Many residents open their homes and invite you to enjoy the old-time spirit of Christmas. Crafts Fair and food at the Mauricetown Fire Hall. www.mauricetownhistoricalsociety.org

20: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

27-30: BOARDWALK BASKETBALL CLASSIC: Wildwoods Convention Center. Largest holiday co-ed basketball tournament with teams from all over the country. 609-522-3355. www.bbclassic.net

31: FIRST NIGHT NEW YEARS: Ocean City. Schedule of entertainment & midnight fireworks! 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com