Do The Shore: July 11 to July 17
Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals
Now through Saturday, July 14 at 7 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Dance Xplosion National Dance Competition Finals return to the Wildwoods Convention Center July 9-14. Dancers from all over the country will compete for cash and prizes during the six-day event set to feature solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions, performed by dancers of various skill levels ranging from amateur to experienced. All performances are choreographed to music and are sure to amaze. Competitions will be held 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily and admission is FREE. For more information, call (516) 781-3400 or visit www.DanceXplosionTalent.com.
Darlene Love Performs in Cape May
Wednesday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
On Wednesday, July 11, Darlene Love brings her unique and soulful voice to the Cape May Convention Hall stage. Love is responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, including “He’s A Rebel,” “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and the holiday classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” For tickets and more information, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com.
Thursdays On Dune
Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Veterans Plaza, 21st & Dune Drive, Avalon
Thursdays on Dune returns for 2018 with an amazing lineup of family-fun and music from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Kids will enjoy crafts, character appearances, face painting, balloon art, giveaways and more from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a live band from 7 to 8:30 p.m.! This Thursday’s performance is by 40 North. For more information, visit www.visitavalonnj.com.
Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza
Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m.
Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific avenues, Wildwood
Enjoy live music at the Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza featuring new musical talent every Thursday and Saturday through Sept. 1. Thursday is Chicago 9 from 7:30-9 p.m. and Saturday is Bill Caterini & Alicia Caprioni from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or beach chair. Come early to dine Downtown or pick up take-out to "picnic in the plaza!" FREE admission and FREE parking. Call (609) 523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com for more details.
National EVP Pro Am Beach Volleyball Championship
Friday, July 13 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, July 14 at 8:30 a.m.
The National EVP Pro Am Beach Volleyball Championship will feature youth and adults, from co-ed and amateurs, to men, women, boys and girls. Some pros might even descend on the beach volleyball courts to show off their skills. The National EVP Pro Am Beach Volleyball Championships take place on Friday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. For more details or to register, visit www.MoreysPiers.com/events.
20th NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
Friday, July 13 at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, July 15 at 11 a.m.
North Wildwood Entertainment District, 2nd & Olde New Jersey avenues, North Wildwood
Indulge in mouthwatering ribs, chicken, brisket and pork while enjoying some of the best blues music at the Jersey Shore during the 20th Annual New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival! It’s a celebration of great food, great music and family fun you won’t want to miss, so pack up your appetite and groove to the blues in the Wildwoods. Admission is FREE! For additional information, call (609) 523-6565, or visit www.njbbq.com or www.angleseablues.com.
Free Concerts at the Rotary Park
Friday, July 13 to Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette St., Cape May
The City of Cape May is excited to again host free evening outdoor concerts in Cape May. Each concert will offer excellent entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. Friday is Doctors of Rhythm, Saturday is Jack Melton Big Band, Sunday is Delchordians and Monday is Odessa Klezmer. Music in the Park runs through Sept. 15. Concerts are held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the entertainment. For more information, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com or call (609) 884-9565.
Antiques and Collectibles Fair
Saturday, July 14 at 9 a.m.
Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City
Shop amongst some of the best known antique and collectible dealers in the region. Browse China, glass, furniture, vintage collectibles, postcards, jewelry, textiles and more! Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Stainton Senior Center of the Ocean City Community Center. Free admission! For more information, call (609) 399-1801.
Burke Car Truck & Cycle Show
Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m.
Burke Motor Group, 519 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring the whole family to this free event and admire classic, high performance, custom cars, trucks, motorcycles and more! The event will also feature a complimentary BBQ, vendors, Rita’s Water Ice, live entertainment by Thirsty Wilson, one of South Jersey’s most popular local bands, and fun for the whole family! A 40-foot, professionally staffed mobile unit from the Wilmington VA Medical Center will be on site assisting Veterans. All proceeds raised at the event will proudly support our Veterans through the Citizens/Veterans Advisory Committee. For more information, email email@example.com.
14th Annual Celtic Weekend
Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9 S., Cold Spring
Celebrate all things Irish and Scottish at Historic Cold Spring Village’s 14th Annual Celtic Weekend July 14-15 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The weekend features musical entertainment throughout the grounds. Main stage performances will include sets by Nae Breeks Pipes & Drums Band, which is comprised of members of the famed Atlantic City Sandpipers, at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.hcsv.org.
Woodstock 2018 in Woodbine
Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 at 10 a.m.
Shenandoah Farm, Woodbine
Come celebrate our veterans and their contributions and commitment to our free society! Join us for a parade and weekend of fun-filled family events. The weekend will include live bands, a pig roast, Mr. Softee ice cream, artists, Amish food vendors, a dunking booth, wood carvers, glass blowers, a book signing by JP Hand, basket weavers, a petting zoo, leather makers, BBQ, wagon rides, quilters, horseback riding, food vendors and much, much more! Hours are 10 a.m. to dusk. Admission is $15 per day, or $7.50 for military and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door (cash or credit). For more information, visit www.woodbineswoodstock.com.
Ocean City Summer Concert Series: America
Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
America will reprise a string of 1970s hits that include “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway” and “Sister Golden Hair,” among others during Ocean City’s Summer Concert Series. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.