1. 8th Annual Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer Tournament
Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17
Morey’s Piers is a proud sponsor of the 8th Annual Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer Tournament. This awesome summer Jersey Shore beach event features 5 v 5 beach soccer for boys and girls U-8 to U 18, plus adults. MORE Beach Blast offers participants and their families an exclusive discounted weekend package to Morey’s Piers Amusement Rides and Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Water Parks. To register your team and for a weekend schedule, go to www.CapeExpress.com. For questions regarding the tournament, email email@example.com. For questions regarding Morey’s Piers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Annual Duke of Fluke Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 a.m.
Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle, 1020 W. Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood
Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle presents the 23rd Annual Duke of Fluke Tournament – South Jersey’s largest Fluke Tournament at 7:30 a.m. Live music, Pig Roast BBQ and Awards Ceremony start at 6 p.m. Captain’s Meeting on July 15 at 7 p.m. Entrance fee for participants. For more information, call (609) 729-1425 or visit www.sterlingharbor.com.
3. 12th Annual Celtic Festival
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment-music, dancing, crafts, beer pavilion and more! Please check back for performance lineup. For more information, visit www.hcsv.org.
4. NJ State Crab Festival
Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m.
Ice House Restaurant & Bar, 4415 Park Blvd., Wildwood
Event takes place in front of the Ice House Restaurant in Wildwood featuring a block party atmosphere with “crabby” fun for the entire family! 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Festival includes bushels of blue claw crabs, a beer garden, “must try” crabby bloody marys, vendors and exciting things for the kids including a crab race at 6 p.m. Live outdoor entertainment will be featured throughout the day. FREE admission! For more information on Ice House and the New Jersey State Crab Festival, visit www.icehousewildwood.com or call (609) 522-0033.
5. Night in Venice
Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave., Ocean City
The City’s Annual Boat Parade is one of the largest events of its kind in the world. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. Begins at Longport Bridge, sails along bay and lagoons then concludes at Tennessee Ave. New this year is the Collegiate Cup that is awarded to the boat that best celebrates school pride. College and University alumni have been contacted and boat owners are encouraged to participate. Two other new categories are Best Commercial Entry and Best Non Profit entry. The optional theme of this year’s event is “Destination America” Boats and homes can be decorated with themes that embrace the culture and regional pride of great cities and landmarks across the United States or any theme of your choice. A fireworks display will cap the evening. To register a boat or house go to www.ocnj.us/NIV/. For information, call (609) 399-6111.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.dotheshore.com/events.