Do The Shore: June 12 to June 18
Final Week of 30th Annual Cape May Music Festival
Wednesday, June 12 to Friday, June 14
Music lovers are invited to enjoy the final week of the 30th Annual Cape May Music Festival. Attend the Bach’s Lunch on Wednesday, June 12 at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom for a mini-concert by members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony that accompany a delicious tea luncheon. On Thursday, June 13 the New York Chamber Ensemble will perform at Episcopal Church of the Advent. On Friday, June 14 the Friends of the Cape May Music Festival present an encore performance by members of the New York Chamber Ensemble in "Musical Desserts," capping off this year's festival. For specific times and admission prices, visit capemaymac.org.
6th Annual Jeep Beach Invasion
Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16 at 9 a.m.
Beach at Andrews & Cresse Avenues, Wildwood
Over 1,600 Jeeps of all makes and models will be showcased throughout the weekend along with fun activities for the entire family. The weekend includes Jeeps on display, vendors, live music, a “Show & Shine,” raffle prizes, a beach obstacle course and more. Evening activities will be hosted by Morey’s Piers at Mariner’s Pier with food, music and a barbeque at PigDog Beach Bar BQ! FREE for the public to attend. Proceeds go to the Community Food Bank of South Jersey. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit NJJeepInvasion.com.
41st Annual Cape May Point 5 Mile Run
Saturday, June 15 at 8:15 a.m.
Cape May Point Fire Station, 412 Yale Ave., Cape May Point
Join us for the 41st Annual Cape May Point 5 Mile Run, benefitting the Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Co. The 2 Mile Run starts at 8:15 a.m. and the 5 Mile Run is at 9 a.m. Registration is at the Cape May Point Fire Station. Early registration can be done by mail or in person on Friday night, June 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration on race day starts at 7:00 a.m. The entry fee is $35 online ending June 14. Race day registration fee is $40. Each entrant will be given a complimentary T-shirt and there will be beverages and refreshments after the run. For more information and to register, visit cmp5mile.com.
Sea Isle City’s Skimmer Festival Weekend
Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 at 9 a.m.
The Promenade and Excursion Park, Sea Isle City
Skimmer Festival is Sea Isle’s largest summer festival, featuring two days of family-friendly activities and entertainment. The festival includes a Seaside Vendor Craft Market, the popular Skimmer Food Court, live music, a variety of free family activities, an antique auto show and parade, free guided historical trolley tours, and free amusement rides. In case of rain, most activities will be cancelled. The Seaside Craft Market and Food Court are rain or shine; however, some vendors may choose not to participate. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, go to visitsicnj.com.
Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9 S., Cape May\
Interested in the Civil War or World War II? Want to learn about the weaponry and tactics used by the British infantry in the Victorian Era? Or maybe you are just a history buff who loves it all. Historic Cold Spring Village will host its annual Military Timeline Weekend June 15 and 16 featuring encampments, weaponry displays and demonstrations from living history groups depicting various conflicts throughout the centuries. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit hcsv.org.
Cape May Summer Fun Festival
Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m.
Delaware Avenue along the Cape May Harbor, Cape May
Enjoy a day of family fun at the Cape May Summer Fun Festival, sponsored by Cape May’s own Ugly Mug. There will be food, beer, live music, crafters and contests from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by the Nature Center of Cape May for a festival within the festival, “Squid Fest!” For more information, call (609) 884-5508 or visit capemaychamber.com.
Downtown Wildwood Inaugural Seafood and Wine Festival
Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, June 16 at 12 p.m.
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood
Enjoy fresh seafood, flavorful wines, local vendors, and kids' activities at Downtown Wildwood's Seafood and Wine Festival June 15-16. The festival is FREE to attend.
National Marbles Tournament
Starting Monday, June 17 at 8 a.m.
Ringer Stadium, Wildwood Avenue & the beach, Wildwood
Games are held 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily June 17 to 20 at Ringer Stadium in Wildwood. This is the official national competition in the sport of marbles for boys and girls ages 8-14 that have qualified by winning local tournaments throughout the United States. More than 1,200 games of marbles will be played throughout the tournament! The "King" & "Queen" of marbles will be crowned on stage on the last day. FREE to spectators. Call (304) 337-2764 or visit NationalMarblesTournament.org for more information.
John Walter Cape Community Band Concert
Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City
Enjoy a free indoor evening concert in Ocean City with the John Walter concert band at the Ocean City Senior Center, hosted by the Ocean City Free Public Library. Get your toes tapping and your hands clapping as the community concert band for Cape May County plays an exciting mix of marches, pop, Americana and patriotic music that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. There will be plenty of seats in the Senior Center for anyone interested in hearing live music on this Tuesday night. Also, the band is collecting non-perishable food items to benefit local area food banks and shelters. For more information, visit johnwalterband.org.