Cape May

Cape May is America’s oldest seaside resort, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Full of beautiful Victorian architecture and B&Bs, Cape May is considered a New Jersey gem. When you visit this charming town, you’ll witness firsthand how it truly embraces its arts, culture and history.

Things to Do

Varied interests are accommodated within Cape May’s Victorian setting, with two miles of beautiful beaches, top theatre companies, special tours, multiple historic landmarks and much more.

Washington Street Mall

Activities
Shopping

Washington Street Mall

Shop, dine and relax at the Washington Street Mall in the heart of Cape May. Experience unique shopping and over 10 restaurants, all within three blocks. 

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities

Activities

Tours & Historical Sites

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) offers a year-round calendar of tours promoting Cape May’s rich history and culture. The Emlen Physick Estate and the Cape May Lighthouse are two of MAC’s historical sites worth visiting.

Theatre

Cape May is home to three talented local theatre companies: Cape May Stage, East Lynne Theater Company and Elaine’s Dinner Theater. Let the latest shows from these companies impress you!

Food & Drink

Long renowned for fine dining, Cape May’s restaurants offer quality meals of every cuisine to please your palate. Here, you’ll find casual to formal dining options for every meal that will satisfy any craving.

Events

Cape May plays host to an abundance of events without compromising its tranquil, slow-paced and relaxing atmosphere

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Cape May - A Cape May favorite returns to the Jersey Shore on Wednesday, July 24, when Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone performs in the City of Cape May Summer Concert Series. The show takes place at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue in Cape May, New Jersey, beginning at 8 p.m. The group’s... Read More
Cape May - "I tried to tell a simple story about droughts that happen to people, and about faith," wrote N. Richard Nash (1913-2000) in regards to his own profoundly beautiful play, "The Rainmaker." It's the 1930's, out West, during the Depression, with no hope of rain in site.  Enter Starbuck, who... Read More
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Cape May - The magnificent Cape May tradition continues with the 87th Coronation of Queen Maysea.  The Coronation of Queen Maysea will take place on July 30 at 7 p.m. at Cape May Convention Hall.  The Queen Maysea Pageant is open to all girls 6 to 10 years of age who are year-round residents of the... Read More
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Cape May - The powerful voice of Kennedy Center Honoree, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee Mavis Staples comes to the Jersey Shore on Wednesday, July 31. Staples performs in the City of Cape May Summer Concert Series at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue in Cape May... Read More
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Cape May - The children's musical How I Became a Pirate comes ashore for one performance on Sunday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m.  Pirates will take over Cape May Convention Hall at 714 Beach Ave. in Cape May, but don't worry, they are friendly pirates! Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sands of Cape... Read More
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Cape May - Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the distinctive voices behind the classic hit, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” perform in the City of Cape May Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, August 7. The show takes place at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue in Cape May, New Jersey, beginning at 8 p.m. In 1961, “... Read More
Friday, August 30, 2019
Cape May - From the surf music of the Beach Boys to the island-inspired favorites of Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Bumz perform everyone’s favorite summer songs. The beach tribute band brings the sounds of paradise to the Cape May beach in a free concert on Friday, August 30. The show takes place on the deck of... Read More

Entertainment

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! You’ll find the best nightlife along Beach Avenue, as well as in other bars and restaurants throughout Cape May. Jam to the hottest local bands, DJs and musicians!
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The HoneyHawks 4p-8p
Peter McCarthy 4p-7p
Dion Paci 4p-8p (Outside)
Mike Flannigan 5p-9p
Acoustic Music 5p-8p
Top Notch Trivia with Will Knapp 8p-10p
Darin MacDonald 8p-12a
LeCompt Dueling Pianos 9p-11p
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Dan Barry 4p-8p
Jeff Nowmos 4p-7p

What's New in Town

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