1. BeachGlow Music Festival
Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9
Beach at Burk Ave., Wildwood
BeachGlow Concerts for Charity, Inc., the only non-profit EDM concert producer in the nation, will bring a concert to the beach in Wildwood at Burk Avenue. The festival will feature a variety of vendors where guests can shop, eat and explore, along with a general store selling essentials, BeachGlow T-shirts and EDM merchandise. There will also be professional body painters working the festival, a dunk tank, beach games and activities, and a beer tent for ages 21 and over. Support the cause, join the movement, and see you on the beach for a weekend of sun, sand, surf, and sound! Headliners include Nico and Vinz, Audien, and Slander. Also performing are Elephante, Gazzo, EDM DJ Fareoh, Duo Two Friends, Synchronice, and Dane Kunkle. All proceeds benefit ‘Little Kids Rock,’ which brings music programs, teacher training, and new musical instruments to underserved public schools in Wildwood and Philadelphia. Show times: Friday 7-11 p.m., Saturday 3-11 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets ($39 – $89) visit www.BeachGlow.org.
2. NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10
2nd & Olde New Jersey Aves., North Wildwood
Experience the BEST in Barbecue & Blues at this exciting three-day festival. Live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on our FREE main stage. Fri: 4 – 11 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call (609) 523-6565, or visit www.njbbq.com or www.angleseablues.com for a detailed schedule of events.
3. Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
Saturday, July 9 at 9 a.m.
Beach at Heather Rd., Wildwood Crest
Grab your buckets and shovels and head to the beach at Heather Road in Wildwood Crest (alongside the Beach Pier) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will feature an amateur sand sculpting contest, amazing sand sculpture designs, live music and games right on the beach. Rain date is Sunday. Registration is FREE and begins at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to multiple divisions. The contest is organized in conjunction with Can You Dig It Sand Tools and directed by internationally known sand sculptor Matt Long. For more information, call (609) 523-0202 or visit www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com.
4. Jersey Cape Foodways Weekend
Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Historical cooking demonstrations, local food and beverage vendors, and more from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day! For more information, visit www.hcsv.org.
5. Burke Motor Group Car, Truck & Cycle Show
Saturday, July 9 at 12 p.m.
Burke Motor Group, Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House
Join us for our Annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show featuring a live band, vendors, silent auction, complimentary BBQ, monster truck, and fun for the whole family! Enjoy this special event on a summer weekend at the beautiful Jersey Shore! Display your car, truck or motorcycle for just $10. Your entry fee includes full BBQ, welcome gift, awards, and more! If you are displaying a vehicle, pre-registration is mandatory. For more information, visit eventsbyburke.com.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.dotheshore.com/events.