5 Ways to Do The Shore This Weekend: June 23-25

1. North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
Friday, June 23 at 4 p.m., and Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at 10 a.m.
North Wildwood Entertainment District, Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
Celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music will be held in beautiful North Wildwood along Olde New Jersey Avenue. Authentic Italian-American foods, vendors, dancing, children’s games, meatball relay races, Little Miss Italy contest, olive tree signings, raffles and FREE live entertainment will take place all weekend long. The festival is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #2572, North Wildwood. For more information, visit www.NorthWildwood.com or www.kofc2572.org.

2. Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer Tournament
Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at 8 a.m.
Wildwood Beaches, Between Spencer and Poplar Avenues, Wildwood
Over 1,000 teams will compete on the sand in the largest beach soccer tournament in the world! Saturday and Sunday’s games are played on the Wildwoods Beaches, between Spencer and Poplar Avenues. There will be an entrance fee for participants but is FREE to spectators. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.CapeExpress.com. For tournament inquiries, email beachblastsoccer@comcast.net.

3. Cape May Hops Festival
Saturday, June 24 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Enjoy local breweries, live blues music on the outdoor stage, and food vendors serving up some tasty BBQ and other favorites, plus a crafts and collectibles show and kids activities. 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.

4. Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
The Quilt & Fiber Arts Show will feature demonstrations and vendors of quilting, textiles, knitting, crocheting, basket weaving, broom making, wool dyeing, spinning and more! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit hcsv.org.

5. Vanessa Williams to Open 2017 Ocean City Pops Season
Sunday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Get ready for a spectacular opening to the 2017 Ocean City Pops season! Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recording and the Broadway stage has earned her four Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, three SAG award nominations, seven NAACP Image Awards and three Satellite Awards. Her platinum single “Colors of the Wind” from the Disney film “Pocahontas” won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Backed by Ocean City’s renowned Pops orchestra, Williams will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25 on the Ocean City Music Pier. Ticket prices are $85, $75 and $65. They will be available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling (609) 399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.

To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.capemaycountyherald.com/calendar.