5 Ways to Do The Shore This Weekend: June 24-26

1. North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26
Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood
Celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music held in beautiful North Wildwood on 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. Fri: 4-10 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun: 12-6 p.m. For more information, call (609) 780-2563 or visit www.northwildwood.com.

2. 2nd Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational
Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26 at 12 p.m.
Kix McNutley’s, 63rd St. & Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
The best food trucks will be returning to the shore for the 2nd Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational. The Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational includes at least 16 food trucks, crafters, live music and a play area for the kids. This year’s hours for the event will be noon to 8 p.m. on Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, along with noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday June 26. Craft beer, cocktails and other drinks are available on-site via the bar at Kix McNutley’s. Patrons can eat outside or bring their food inside and enjoy a drink. There is no fee to enter the Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational. For more information, visit seaislecityfood.com.

3. 10th Annual Grassy Sound Marina Flounder Tournament
Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 a.m.
Grassy Sound Marina, 13 Old N. Wildwood Blvd., North Wildwood (Grassy Sound)
The Flounder Tournament will travel from Corson’s Inlet to Cold Spring Inlet. A Captain’s Meeting will be held Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 25, depart time is 7:30 a.m. Weigh-in is 4:30 p.m. sharp at the Marina. Registration fee is $225.00 per boat. For more information, call (609) 846-1400, email jim@grassysoundmarina.com or visit www.grassysoundmarina.com.

4. Cape May Hops Festival
Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
You’ll help kick off summer in Cape May with some blues, brews and BBQ during the new Cape May Hops Festival, Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This all-day outdoor family festival on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate will feature local breweries, live music on the outdoor stage, and food vendors serving up some tasty BBQ favorites, plus a crafts and collectibles show and kids activities including Alice in Wonderland characters and featuring a mini-circus act: The Give & Take Jugglers. Musical headliner is the James Supra Band taking the outdoor stage at 3 p.m. Also entertaining at the estate will be Cape May favorites Gordon Vincent and the Overwhelming Everything, and Bluebone. Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Bring home a commemorative pint glass or T-shirt. A free trolley shuttles between Washington Street Mall and the Estate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

5. Spin to Stitch: Cape May Quilt and Fiber Arts Show
Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring all things fiber arts at the 29th annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show, Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. Sponsored by the Chatlos Foundation, the event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days and will feature demonstrations and vendors of quilting, textiles, knitting, crocheting, lace making, basket weaving, broom making, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more. Lectures on knitting and historic quilting, discussions with authors, and a film on Cape May County mittens are featured from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit www.hcsv.org.

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

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