This week, live music will fill the Cape May County air, young athletes will showcase their base-running skills, and Ocean City’s most freckled will even compete for spotted glory. Plan your Independence week with our rundown of who, what, when, where, and how to do the shore in the upcoming days.
Avalon Field Races
Friday, July 4th from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Where: 10th St. Recreational Field – 10th & Dune Dr., Avalon
All are welcome to start the holiday on Friday the 4th at Recreational Field on 10th Street for field races beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band
Friday, July 4th from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Fox Park – Ocean Ave. between Montgomery and Burk, Wildwood
“Changes in Latitudes” – a Jimmy Buffett tribute band – will perform at Fox Park in Wildwood at 6 p.m. Bring your own blanket or beach chair and prepare for some great family fun! For more information, call (609) 729-9000.
Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Saturday, July 5th from 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: – 8th Avenue Field – 8th & Central Aves., North Wildwood
This competitive chalk drawing competition begins at 9 a.m. All participants can register the day of the event. Judging begins at 10:15 a.m. All ages are welcome to participate! Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call (609) 522-2955 or visit http://www.NorthWildwood.com.
Vendors in the Park
Saturday, July 5th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Macedonia Baptist Church – 630 Lafayette St., Cape May
Macedonia Baptist Church returns with “Vendors in the Park”. This event features a variety of crafts, antiques, and edible delicacies. Proceeds help to support the church building fund. Rain date will be July 6th.
Independence Day at Historic Cold Spring Village
Saturday-Sunday, July 5th & 6th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village – 720 Shore Rd., Cape May
Celebrate 238 years of American independence and 350 years of New Jersey history all at once! Historic Cold Spring Village’s “Celebrate the Garden State Weekend” will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offer a variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music showcasing New Jersey’s unique place in American history. This event is generously sponsored by Brigantine VFW.
BeachGlow Music Festival
Saturday, July 5th from 3 to 11 p.m.
Where: Wildwood Beach, Wildwood
The BeachGlow Music Festival makes a splash in the Wildwoods July 5 from 3 -11 p.m. on the Wildwood beach. Concert-goers will enjoy a multi-act show, headlined by Dvbbs, the chart-topping EDM (electronic dance music) duo from Los Angeles, directly on the Wildwoods’ world-class beach. BeachGlow Concerts for Charity, Inc. are the only non-profit EDM concert producer in the nation. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Find. For more information and for tickets visit http://www.beachglowevent.com.
Brendan Borek Low Tide Beach Ride
Saturday, July 5th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 9th Street Beach, Avalon
This event is a fun time for the whole family. Come join us for the fun or to ride to the 30th Street Pier and back and help raise money for a great cause.
Proceeds from the 2014 LTBR will be donated to Brendan’s Fund a pediatric cancer fund serving local families who have a child with cancer. For more information, visit http://brendansfund.org/.
Stone Harbor Centennial Run and Family Fun 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, July 6th from 8 to 11 a.m.
Where: 80th Street Recreation Field – 80th St., Stone Harbor
Enjoy a day of fitness and fun with the whole family on a route around Stone Harbor’s 100 year old properties in honor of the Centennial. So bring your strollers, wagons, and running shoes! Children 5 and under participate free! Register on active.com.
Phillies Home Run Derby
Sunday, July 6th from 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Dealy Field Recreation Complex – 5900 Central Ave., Sea Isle City
July 6, Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation will host the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies Homerun Derby at Dealy Field. The annual competition, which is open to boys and girls, ages 7-12, is a great opportunity for young athletes to display their batting skills – and win prizes.
During the Homerun Derby, participants will swing at balls thrown from an automatic pitching machine. Afterwards, prizes will be awarded by age and gender to the derby’s top performers.
Registration for this free event will take place on the day of the Homerun Derby beginning at 12 noon for girls (age 7-12) and boys (age 9-10). Registration for boys (ages 7-8 and 11-12) will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Homerun Derby’s rain date is Sunday, July 13. For additional information about the Philadelphia Phillies Homerun Derby, phone (609) 263-0050 or visit www.VisitSICNJ.com.
West Cape May Farmers Market
Tuesday, July 8th 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.
Sand Sculpting Contest
Wednesday, July 9th from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: 6th Street Beach, Ocean City
Join the action at the first Sand Sculpting Contest of the season! For more information, call (609) 525-9300.
Family Fun Day at the Cape May Lighthouse
Wednesday, July 9th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Cape May Point State Park, Cape May Point
The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. Free admission to all activities on the grounds. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org
Family Movie Night
Wednesday, July 9th at dusk
Where: Cape May–Lewes Ferry terminal, Cape May
Grab the family and a beach blanket and head to the Cape May – Lewes Ferry terminal to watch a movie by the bay and under the stars. The movie events are free to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Little Miss & Jr. Miss SIC Pageant
Wednesday, July 9th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: St. Joseph Auditorium – 132 44th St., Sea Isle City
The Little Miss competition (for girls, age 5 to 8) and the Jr. Miss portion of the event (for girls, age 9 to 12) are open to year-round and summer residents of Sea Isle City, students of Bishop McHugh Regional School and residents of campgrounds immediately adjacent to Sea Isle City.
During this charming competition, entrants will answer questions and perform in group song-and-dance numbers. Older beauty queens from the surrounding region will also entertain audience members during the pageant.
In addition to flowers and trophies for the pageant’s top winners, prizes will be awarded to the runners-up in both divisions.
Thursday, July 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Music Pier – Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Contestants complete for spotted glory in this annual Ocean City contest! Registration begins at 6 p.m. in front of the Music Pier. For more information, call (609) 525-9300.
Movies on the Beach: “E.T.”
Thursday, July 10th from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Cape May Convention Hall -714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy this classic family film in a new way – on the Cape May beach!
For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.
Be sure to visit DoTheShore.com for more information about dining, shopping, activities, entertainment happenings and nightlife.