1. Murder Mystery Weekend
Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20
Enjoy a weekend of “Who Done It” in the Wildwoods! The event includes a ticket to the Welcome Party & Old Fashioned Drive-In Movie for a night under the stars watching a fun 1950s era movie; a breakfast ticket for a complete breakfast at choice of selected restaurants; a dinner ticket for a three-course dinner at choice of selected restaurants; and a ticket to the Murder Mystery Show & Sock Hop, where you’ll stroll back in time to the local school gymnasium to solve the mystery of ‘Who Killed Peggy Sue at the Hop.’ Event goers will be able to dance to some of the great sounds of the ‘50s and ‘60s and will receive a Case File for a scavenger hunt. Tickets are available through the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, 3306 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. For more information, call (609) 729-4000 or visit www.Wildwoods.com.
2. Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament
Saturday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Avalon Bocce Courts, 39th Street between Dune and Ocean drives, Avalon
Avalon’s 3rd Annual Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament will be held at the 39th Street Bocce Ball Courts in Avalon, starting at 10 a.m. Five local communities will field teams captained by their mayors and will play in a double elimination tournament to determine the best bocce ball team in Cape May County. The participating towns include Avalon, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Middle Township and Wildwood Crest. The opening ceremony for the Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. with recognition of Avalon’s 125th anniversary that will include a special presentation by McDonnell and Avalon History Center Director Nina Ranalli.
3. Wildwood Spring Food Truck Festival
Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.
Fox Park, Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery avenues, Wildwood
The Wildwood Food Truck Festival is back! This time, in the spring and in the fall, right at Wildwood’s Fox Park. The festival will feature over 10 food trucks, live music from popular local bands and a beer garden! As always, there will be no duplicate cuisines to keep the festival unique. This year, a newly added kid’s area will be present, featuring a bounce house, face painting, a balloon twister and multiple games. Also, come check out the new vendor row, featuring retailers and crafters all day long. Entry to the festival is free! For more information, call (609) 225-4682.
4. Captain Kidd Pirate Day
Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.
Parade – 26th Avenue & Boardwalk; Treasure Hunt – 19th Avenue & Beach
A pirate costume parade begins on 26th Avenue and the boardwalk in North Wildwood at 11 a.m., followed by a treasure hunt at 19th Avenue and the beach for children ages 12 and under. Prizes include cash, bikes, weekend stays, gift cards and more! To register for the parade ONLY call (609) 522-2955. Registration is not necessary to participate in the treasure hunt on the beach.
5. Cape May Jazz Vespers Present ‘The AC Connection’
Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
The AC Connection is an all-star group of musicians that have been playing and supporting the professional Atlantic City music scene for decades. The band features leader Joe Rotella, drummer Harry Himles, bassist Andy Lalasis and Philly-based jazz vocalist Ella Ghant. Limited free parking is available. A $10 minimum donation is suggested. Wheelchair accessible. Call (609) 576-1841 or visit www.capemayjazzvespers.com for more information.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.capemaycountyherald.com/calendar.