Do The Shore: Sept. 13 to Sept. 19

Gourmet Brunch Walk
Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.
Mad Batter at Carroll Villa Hotel, 19 Jackson St., Cape May
Stroll through a portion of Cape Mays Historic District on this guided walking tour ending at the famous Mad Batter restaurant. Enjoy a gourmet brunch in New Jersey Monthly’s choice for “best brunch and lunch spot.” Reserve early; limited to 40. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

New Jersey State Fireman's Convention & Parade
Thursday, Sept. 14 to Saturday, Sept. 16
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
This annual gathering of fire departments from across the State of New Jersey brings the opportunity to check out hundreds of firefighting apparatus on display and an hours long parade featuring all of the departments! Be sure to visit the New Jersey State Firemen's Memorial Monument to be located on the property of the Convention Hall (near the circle driveway). The monument is a combined effort of the New Jersey State Firemen's Association and the Five Mile Beach Volunteer Firemen's Association along with the cooperation of the Convention Hall organizations. For more information, visit www.njfireexpo.com.

Boots at the Beach Country Festival
Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.
North Wildwood Entertainment District, Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood
The Anglesea Irish Society is proud to present “Boots at the Beach,” Southern New Jersey’s largest country festival. Enjoy country vendors, crafts, wares, bands, DJs, food and more – all in a great outdoor setting by the sea! During the day on Friday and Saturday, the North Wildwood Entertainment District will come alive with the sights and sounds of a country fair. Vendors will line the center of the street selling clothing, wares and all things country! Refreshments, food and live country music on the outdoor stage will be happening all day long into the night. On Friday night, every bar in the North Wildwood Entertainment District will host country bands and DJs to kick the weekend off right! For more information, visit bootsatthebeach.com.

Cape May Wine Trail
Friday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries via trolley and sampling the unique flavors of each, including lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom and tastings at Willow Creek Winery, Natali Vineyards and Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery. $75 includes lunch and wine tastings at each vineyard. Free parking. Part of the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Free Concerts at the Rotary Park Bandstand
Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette St., Cape May
The City of Cape May is excited to host Music in the Park, free evening outdoor concerts in Cape May’s beautifully renovated Rotary Park. Each concert will offer excellent entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. The series also features some popular local talent. Patrons are welcome to bring a beach chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the entertainment. For additional information, visit discovercapemaynj.com, email recdept@capemaycity.com or call at (609) 884-9565.

Fall Family Festival
Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m.
JFK Boulevard & the Promenade, Sea Isle City
On Saturday, over 300 vendors will offer merchandise during the Seaside Market. At Excursion Park, families can enjoy free amusement rides, face painters, a photo booth, a moon bounce and live entertainment. The Fall Festival Food Court will host 15 food vendors for when festival-goers get hungry. On Saturday night at Excursion Park, don’t miss the Fall Festival Dance Party. Families can also enjoy the festival’s amusement rides for a small fee. On Sunday, the festival will continue with the annual Gerard A. Desiderio Antique Auto Show. Also on Sunday, festival-goers can enjoy live music and free Guided Historical Trolley Tours. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, call (609) 263-8687 or visit www.VISITSICNJ.com.

Harvest Brew Fest
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Celebrate the rich agricultural and cultural background of Southern New Jersey during this third annual all-day event featuring local food, local produce, local beer, local wine and local talent. Part of the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Ocean City Airport Festival
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.
Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave., Ocean City
This annual festival at the Municipal Airport will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features will include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. Meet the performers for the next day’s Aerobatic Air Show! For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

Civil War Weekend
Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps and meet authentically clad and equipped military and civilian reenactors who will discuss the everyday lives of Civil War soldiers and the roles civilians played in supporting them. A battle is scheduled for 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. This event sponsored by Hotel Alcott. For more information, visit hcsv.org.

Underground Railroad Trolley Tour
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10:45 a.m.
Center for Community Arts, 717 Franklin St., Cape May
Climb aboard Cape May’s newest trolley tour to hear tales of the Underground Railroad in Cape May. Hear how, fleeing their chains in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, African American slaves braved strong currents and stormy seas, guided by the beacon at the Cape May Lighthouse. Hear how legendary anti-slavery fighter, Harriet Tubman, walked these streets, as did businessman and former slave, Stephen Smith, whose railroad cars carried hundreds to freedom. Admission is $15. Presented by the Center for Community Arts in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Cape Con 2017
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.
Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City
Join us for an afternoon filled with geeky fun! We will have a Super Smash Bros tournament, a presentation by voice actress Michele Knotz, face painting, crafts, a cosplay contest, storytime and more! All ages are welcome! For more information, visit capecon.cmclibrary.org.

Fisherman’s Wharf Tour
Saturday, Sept. 16 and Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Explore the third largest commercial fishing port on the East Coast and learn how seafood gets from the sea to your table on this guided tour of Fisherman’s Wharf. $10 adults; $7 children (ages 3-12). Part of the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Road & Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest
The 2017 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is one of the largest free concert series in the region. The series includes many of the most popular cover bands and tribute acts on the East Coast. All shows are free and open to all ages. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair. Sept. 16 is the Roundhouse Band with dance/party hits. The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission. For more information, visit www.visitwildwoodcrest.com or call (609) 523-0202.

Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow
Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.
6th Street to 14th Street along the Beach and Boardwalk, Ocean City
Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world, plus military demonstrations! The show will take place over the ocean, so any seat is a good one. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

Grilling At the Vineyard
Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, 600 South Railroad Ave., Rio Grande
Share an afternoon with winemaker Todd Wuerker and award-winning chef Lucas Manteca during Grilling at the Vineyard, as they relax with their families and grill on the crushpad from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy tastings, demonstrations, stationary hors d’ouevres and a salad course, and graze on grilled salmon, chicken, pork and beef as it comes off the grill. A cash raw bar and cash wine bar will be available. Admission is $50. Part of the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Ben Mauger Vintage Jazz Band
Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m.
VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May
Ben Mauger Vintage Jazz Band features Ben Mauger on trumpet, Bob Petruzzi on trombone, Bob Kreitz on piano, Bruce Campbell on bass, and Bob Rawlins on clarinet and drums. Enjoy this red hot, swinging fun show! Tickets are $15 advance purchase or for Cape May Traditional Jazz Society members, or $20 at the door. Students are free with school ID or parents. Everyone is welcome! Free parking, cash bar. Proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Southern Jersey to help support local needs. The concert is sponsored in cooperation with the Center for Community Arts and WCFA Radio 101.5 FM. For more information, visit www.capemaytraditionaljazzsociety.com or call (609) 675-0175.

Temperance & Temptation at Nauti Spirits
Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Hop on board the MAC trolley departing from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth for a ride to Nauti Spirits Distillery where passionate temperance advocates will tour the “evils” of liquor. Afterward enjoy a cocktail demonstration. Guests may purchase an adult beverage (beverages are not included with the ticket cost). Admission is $18. The trolley will provide a return ride back to the Washington Street Mall. Part of the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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