Do The Shore: September 18 to September 24
23rd Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration
Continues Wednesday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 22
Throughout Cape May
Indulge in the “restaurant capital of New Jersey” and check out events for those who love good food and wine; events may be attended separately. Enjoy winery tours, tastings, demonstrations, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, dinners and much more! Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.
Wildwood Irish Fall Festival
Thursday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m.
Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
Come join the largest Irish Festival on the East Coast, celebrating Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily along Olde New Jersey Avenue and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood. Bus service will be available throughout the event dates. Other festivities include a golf tournament, boxing, Irish dance lessons, a 5K run, a pipe exhibition, a food court stage and beer garden, and a Catholic Mass. The events conclude with a parade on Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey avenues, North Wildwood. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, call 1 (800) IRISH-91 or visit www.CMCAOH.com.
Sea Isle City Irish Festival Weekend
Friday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21 & Sunday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.
JFK Blvd. west of Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
The Sea Isle City Irish Festival Weekend returns Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22. This yearly Celtic celebration will feature live Irish music, dancing, an Irish Vendor’s Market, great food and countless festival-goers “wearing the green.” The festival will kick-off at 3 p.m. on Friday with Irish bands taking the stage. On Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., the Irish Vendor Market along JFK Boulevard (west of Landis Avenue) will run throughout the day and will feature a bevy of Irish collectibles, fashion apparel, crafts and “must have” green items. In addition, the market will also feature food vendors offering many tempting selections. For more information, visit www.visitsicnj.com.
Boardwalk Classic Car Show
Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22
Wildwoods Boardwalk and Wildwoods Convention Center
Take a step back in time! The Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Show takes place every September on the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk featuring cars of all makes and models 25 years and older. Hundreds of vehicles will line the boardwalk on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An awards ceremony will take place on Sunday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Admission is FREE to spectators. For more information, visit www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com.
Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest
Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22
Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels, and bratwurst! Mariner’s Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night Friday and Saturday on the main stage from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 609-522-3700 or visit www.MoreysPiers.com.
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m.
Sunset Lake and Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest
This massive bayfront street festival will be held at Sunset Lake from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by live music at 7:30 p.m. with The Chatterband and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. at Centennial Park. The festival includes live music, craft vendors, food, family entertainment and children’s activities including a performance by the Vahalla Pirates, magic shows, a live turtle exhibition, interactive games, roving street performers, pie-eating contests, bounce houses, face painting and more. Admission is FREE. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.WildwoodCrest.org.
Fall Migration Festival
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
At The Wetlands Institute, fall is an especially good time to experience the changing of seasons and the spectacle of migration of raptors, warblers, shorebirds and more. In an effort to spread the word about this incredible time of year, The Wetlands Institute will be hosting a Fall Migration Festival. Visitors of all ages will be able to see, explore, learn and enjoy! There will be a guided viewing of migratory birds from the Institute and on the Seven Mile Island, Monarch butterfly tagging demonstrations, live animal presentations by community partners and much more! Tickets must be purchased. For more information, visit www.wetlandsinstitute.org.
Savor September Food, Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 12 p.m.
96th Street, Stone Harbor
The Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 8th Annual Savor September Wine, Beer & Food Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon to 8 p.m. along Stone Harbor’s 96th Street downtown shopping district. Enjoy tastings from local wineries and breweries and indulge in delicious food from local restaurants and vendors while listening to live local musicians. Take a stroll and check out the talented artisans and demonstrations happening throughout the day. And don’t miss the grape stomping competition! For more information, visit stoneharborbeach.com.
Middle Township Restaurant Week
Sunday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 27
Rio Grande and Cape May Court House
Middle Township’s annual Restaurant Week returns to Rio Grande and Cape May Court House from Sunday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 27. The six-day promotion will feature unique dining options in Middle Township and the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will offer diners discounts on their menus and their own set additions and specials. There will be two ticketed one-night-only food and wine events. For a full list of participating restaurants and more information, visit middletownshiprestaurantweek.com.