The weekend starts early down the shore this week!
1. Boardwalk Classic Car Show
Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27
Where: Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood and throughout the Boardwalk
Take a step back in time to experience the craftsmanship and beauty of hundreds of restored classic cars displayed on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! Thursday: Registration from noon – 10 p.m., meet and greet in Fox Park at 6 p.m.; Friday: Boardwalk display from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., kickoff party at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 6 p.m.; Saturday: Boardwalk display from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sunday: Award ceremony at 8 a.m. in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Prizes will be awarded to the top 40 cars as well as “Best in Show.” FREE admission for spectators! Call (609) 522-4546 or visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com for more information.
2. Irish Fall Festival
Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27 at 8 a.m.
Where: Old New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast celebrating Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors along Olde New Jersey Avenue and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Bus service available throughout the event dates. Other festivities include a golf tournament, concert, Irish dance lessons, 5K run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition and Catholic mass. The events conclude with a parade on Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood. For more info call (800) IRISH-91 or (609) 729-0075, or visit www.CMCAOH.com.
3. Irish Festival Weekend
Friday, September 25 at 9 a.m.
Where: LaCosta Lounge, 4000 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City
This yearly Celtic celebration will feature live Irish music and dancing, an Irish Vendor Market, great food and countless festival-goers “Wearin’ the Green.” Call (609) 263-3611 for more information.
4. Biking and Brews By the Bay
Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, Lower Township
Join us for an interesting day of low impact biking. Not a serious biker? That’s good because beach-cruisers are the preferred mode of transportation for this tour, a tour that is perfect for anyone interested in natural scenery, World War II history and local craft brews. Meet up with Nature Center tour guides for a relaxing boat ride over to Lewes. Once on the “other” side, we’ll take in the sights and history of Cape Henlopen, Gordon’s Pond Trail, the famous Dogfish Brewery in Rehoboth Beach and Junction & Breakwater “Rail-to-Trail.” By 6:30 p.m., we’ll head over to the Lewes Ferry terminal and hitch a ride back home across the Bay. Expect to cover approximately 25 miles throughout the day with frequent stops. Bring your own bike or bike rentals can be arranged. A wide brimmed hat, long sleeves, sun block and water bottle are recommended. Pack refreshments and lunch, or bring money for our stops at the ferry terminals, breweries and local eateries. Size of group will be limited to 25 bicyclists. Call the Nature Center of Cape May at (609) 898-8848 for details and to preregister. The cost of your walk-on, round-trip ferry ticket is included in your overall cost of $40 for members ($60 for nonmembers).
5. Free Cold Spring Country Fair
Saturday, September 26 to Sunday, September 27
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 U.S. 9, Cape May
Free admission! Stroll the Village’s shaded lanes where arts, crafts and antiques vendors sell their wares. Visit select buildings and learn about the trades and crafts of the ‘age of homespun’! Take guided walking tours and special discounts at the Country Store! Visit www.hcsv.org for more information.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at dotheshore.com/events.