The 2016 Race of the Gentlemen; Photo by Mike Huges
1. New Year’s in North Wildwood
Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 at 3 p.m.
North Wildwood Entertainment District, Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
Both the top Mummers Brigades AND top Mummers String Bands from the New Year’s Day Parade in Philadelphia will entertain crowds in the pub district of North Wildwood Friday and Saturday. The excitement kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. with the Fancy Brigade Pub Crawl through local drinking establishments in the North Wildwood Entertainment District. A colorful Mummers parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday along Olde New Jersey Avenue where you can get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps. The Fancy Brigades begin at 3 p.m. and the String Band Grand Finale begins at 4:30 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, June 11. Admission is FREE, so come join in the fun and learn the famous Mummers Strut! For more information, call (609) 374-0562 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.
2. Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
Friday, June 9 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Light House Ave., Cape May Point
Let the light of the full moon guide you up the 199 stairs to the starry top! View the beautiful night sky from the watch tower from 8 to 10 p.m. The Lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.
3. The Race of Gentlemen Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races
Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at 9 a.m.
Schellenger & Spicer avenues, Wildwood
Over 100 vintage pre-1934 autos and pre-1947 motorcycles will compete in an exhibition-style beach race at the water’s edge between Schellenger and Spicer Avenues in Wildwood. Friday will feature “The Night of the Troglodytes,” a rollicking chopper party set around the area where the weekend’s race vehicles are on display for the delight of the crowd. Saturday gates open at 9 a.m. for the vintage auto and motorcycle races along with live rock ‘n roll all day. A bonfire and beach party will take place on Saturday night with live rock ‘n roll. More beach racing will take place on Sunday with gates opening at 9 a.m., followed by an award ceremony, beach party and more rock ‘n roll music. Full weekend passes cost $55 for adults, $15 for children 7-15 years of age; children under 6 years old are free. Single day tickets will be available for purchase at the door – adult day passes are $35 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday, children 7-15 years of age are $10, and children under 6 years old are free. For a detailed schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com.
4. Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Discover unique, original artwork and handmade items at Cape May’s Boardwalk Craft Show. The show takes place at Cape May Convention Hall in the charming town of Victorian Cape May. The Boardwalk Craft Show is free to attend! Rain or shine. For more information, call (609) 884-9565, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.discovercapemaynj.com.
5. Wildwood Beer Fest
Saturday, June 10 at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Fox Park, E. Burk & E. Montgomery avenues, Wildwood
A ticket into this event grants you access to 100+ brews, a commemorative tasting cup, live music, delicious food and craft vendors. Beer sampling is unlimited with your ticket, and food and merchandise is available for purchase. Entrance will only be permitted to ticket holders 21 years and older with a valid ID; no exceptions will be allowed. The festival will be broken up into two separate sessions. A ticket allows entrance into a specific timed session – festival goers are permitted to only attend one session. Sessions on Saturday are noon – 4 p.m. and again from 6 – 10 p.m. All brews and vendors will be the same throughout all sessions; however, bands and special Brew and Chew exhibits will change per session. Tickets per session are $40 in advance or $45 at the gate while tickets last. Designated Driver tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $5 with a valid ID. For more information, visit www.WildwoodBeerFest.com.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.capemaycountyherald.com/calendar.