Do The Shore 7/18-7/23

Crabulous family fun, a fundraising Surf Fest, a beach volleyball blowout, and even a treasure hunt? This week at the shore is packed with more fun events than you can believe. Check out some of the highlights here:

Crabulous Crab Day
Friday, July 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Wetlands Institute – 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor

Join The Wetlands Institute for a day filled with Crabulous fun and see just how much you can learn about crabs! The day’s program includes crab races and games, crabbing at the dock, crabbing tips and tricks, a crab cake cook-off and cooking lessons, a crabbing tournament, crabulous trivia, and more. Don’t forget to snag your official Crab Day T-Shirt.

21 Down Beach Day with NWBP
Friday, July 18th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: North Wildwood Inlet Beach – 2nd and Ocean Ave, North Wildwood

A day of ocean fun at the North Wildwood Inlet Beach hosted by the North Wildwood Beach Patrol! Families from 21 DOWN, a Down’s Syndrome awareness group , are invited to spend the day interacting with the lifeguards. For more info, visit or

Princesses and Pirates Luncheon
Friday, July 18th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 1048 Washington St, Cape May

Young buccaneers and little maidens are invited to the Physick Estate for a pirate- and princess-themed luncheon. Lunch includes princess dress-up for the girls and pirate gear for the boys with games for all. Enjoy a story, too! The cost for admission is $23 for adults and $15 for children (ages 3-12). For more info, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

16th Annual 5K Beach Run/1K Walk
Friday, July 18th from 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Pavilion at JFK Blvd & the beach, Sea Isle City

The Cape May County Bar Foundation is holding its 16th Annual 5K Beach Run/1K Walk. In-person registration begins at 5 p.m. at the Pavilion. The race will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for the top finishers in each category. The entry fee is $20 for walkers and runners age 14 & under and $25 for all other runners. You can also register online at: Proceeds from this event benefit the Cape May County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund which awards two scholarships a year to Cape May County High School students going on to college. For more info, please contact Michele Devine-Hartnett, Executive Director at 609-463-0313.

Annual Chip Miller Surf Fest
Saturday, July 19th from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 7th Street Beach, Ocean City

Take part is this decade-old, grass roots family surf contest in order to raise money and awareness for the rare and deadly disease, Amyloidosis. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on 7th Street Beach. The entry fee is $30 and the contest begins at 8 a.m. For more info, call 609-231-1562.

35th Annual T. John Carey Master’s Swim
Saturday, July 19th from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Where: 34th Street and the beach, Ocean City

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the beach patrol station. The race will start at 10 a.m.

5th Annual Cape May Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, July 19th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: On the Cape May beachfront

The Cape May’s 5th Annual Volleyball tournament held on the Cape May beachfront and is open to the public. The levels of play consist of beginner through pro (men’s and women’s) with a chance to win cash and prizes after tournament results for the day. The public is invited join the City of Cape May for a fun day on the beach while watching one of the beaches most exciting action sport. Last year, local Jimmy Walls won the pro division while several other local players placed second and third place, with over 49 teams participating in the event. For info about this event, visit

Art and Antique Show Hosted by West Cape May
Saturday, July 19th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Wilbraham Park, West Cape May

West Cape May will hold two art & antique shows in Wilbraham Park this summer. The first is July 19 (with a raindate of July 20), which benefits the West Cape May PTA. The second is Aug. 16 (with a raindate of Aug. 17), which benefits the West Cape May History Committee. Both shows feature art and antiques only. Cape May Crab Cake Company will also be there.

The artists must be present to sell their works and many will be demonstrating on site. Some of the artists featured this year are photographer Chris Peck, oil painter Rich Flanegan, woodturner Betty Campbell and many more. Enjoy the beautiful Wilbraham Park at the intersections of Broadway and Sunset in West Cape May, meet and greet the artists and antique dealers and maybe come home with a treasure!

Historic Cold Spring Village’s ‘Hands-on History’ Weekend
Saturday-Sunday, July 19th & 20th 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village – 720 Rte. 9, Cold Spring

Children will be given a ‘Pastport’ at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or making a pinch pot. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat! The Family Activity Area will feature children’s dress-up clothes, historic games, and take-home crafts including corn husk dolls. Other family-friendly activities include nursery rhymes with Mother Goose, a seek and find, and live entertainment from traditional musician Mary Roth.

51st Annual Cape May Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt
Sunday, July 20th from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Cape May Convention Hall, Cape May

Youngsters are invited to rendezvous with Captain Will Kidd on the Cape May Promenade, at Cape May Convention Hall, on July 20 at 1 p.m. Lucky treasure seekers will follow Captain Kidd to the secret site between Perry and Congress Street beaches in search of the elusive buried treasure. For additional information contact The City of Cape May at (609) 884-9565.

Family Night
Monday, July 21st from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Stone Harbor Firehouse – 96th St & Second Ave, Stone Harbor

Magic shows, puppet theatre, story-telling, and animal adventures, and more! This event is open to the public and free for all. For more info, call (609) 368-1210

West Cape May Farmers Market
Tuesday, July 22nd from 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Behind West Cape May Borough Hall – 732 Broadway, West Cape May

The Market features fresh produce and herbs, crafts, live entertainment and much more.

Family Fun Night
Wednesday, July 23rd from 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal Grounds – 1200 Lincoln Blvd, Cape May

Enjoy family fun in a festive atmosphere with music, games and entertainment along the bay at the ferry terminal. The Family Fun Nights are free to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races
Wednesday, July 23rd from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Where: 34th St. Beach, Ocean City

Women representing the 15 beach patrols on the South Jersey coast will be competing in this annual invitational race.

Square Dance Night
Wednesday, July 23rd from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Congress Hall Ballroom – 200 Congress Pl, Cape May

Join us for our first series of Square Dance Nights in the Congress Hall Ballroom this summer! Beginners and pros will learn a variety of moves from instructor Glenn Matthew, our square dance expert. Sip on your favorite cocktail and grab a snack while you learn to Do-Si-Do with family and friends!

For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.

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