Run. swim, bike, walk, canoe, kayak, or even waddle your way into August here at the shore. The first week of this month is full of recreational and sporting events as well as family celebrations, benefits, and even a car show. Check out some of the County’s upcoming event highlights here:
82nd Annual City of Cape May Baby Parade
Friday, August 1st from 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Along Beach Avenue, Cape May
Stand up and cheer for the youngsters at the 82nd Annual Cape May Baby Parade. The parade will march off at 11 a.m. from Congress Street along Beach Avenue and end at Howard Street. Post-parade, there will be an awards ceremony held in Cape May Convention Hall.
Trophies will be awarded in five separate categories: Pretty Baby, Decorated Baby Carriage, Children Walking in Fancy Dress, Children Walking in Comic Dress, and Decorated on Wheels. There will also be awards for Best Float (motorized or pulled) and Best Overall Entry. The rain date for the parade is Aug. 2, 2014 at 11 a.m.
Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run
Saturday, August 2nd from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Where: Heather Rd & Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest
This 5K out-and-back beach run, along with one-mile fun run/walk, will begin and end at the foot of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier. Late registration/check-in/packet pickup will take place at Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center on Friday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. For more info, call (609) 523-0202.
Robert Coombs Memorial Bay Run
Saturday, August 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Town Bank Fire Hall – 224 Town Bank Rd, Town Bank
This is the thirteenth year of the consolidation of the Robert Coombs Memorial Bay Run and the David C. Douglass, Sr. Memorial Race. This year’s edition features a certified 5 mile race as well as a 2 mile health run/walk. Both courses are scenic and are located primarily along the beautiful Delaware Bay. Registration opens at 7 a.m.
52nd Annual Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday-Sunday, August 2nd & 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 p.m. on Sunday)
Where: 8100 2nd Ave, Stone Harbor
Don’t miss this premier, nationally ranked event! The Festival offers over 200 artisans from more than 12 states displaying their work. Now in our 52nd year, Stone Harbor proves to deliver exceptional quality of experience in an unparalleled setting. Enjoy food, wine and music as you shop.
Down on the Farm Weekend
Saturday-Sunday, August 2nd & 3rd
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village – 720 Rte 9, Cold Spring
Visit with your favorite barnyard animals, make take-home crafts, take a horse & carriage ride with Levi the Horse and celebrate all things on the American farm!
Wildwood Crest Antique, Classic and Hot Rod Car Show
Saturday, August 2nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church – Fern Rd & Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest
Spectators are invited to enjoy this display of antique, classic and customized hot/street rods. Cars must be 25 years old or older to qualify in NJ Vintage Cars on display for the public to view. Trophies will be awarded to winners. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more info, call (609) 522-5256.
Wings ‘N Water Benefit Auction
Saturday, August 2nd from 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Wetlands Institute – 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor
The Wings ‘N Water Benefit Auction is the Wetlands Institute’s premier event of the year. The Benefit Auction shouldn’t be missed. Guests enjoy incredible food catered by the Washington Inn, as well as fantastic cocktails and wines. Our beautiful air-conditioned tent is the perfect setting for our largest fund-raiser of the year that supports our world-class conservation, research and education programs. The event features both a large Silent Auction and a Live Auction where guests can place bids on over 200 items.
Queen of the Crest Triathlon
Sunday, August 3rd from 6 a.m. to 12 noon
Where: Rambler Rd, Wildwood Crest
Aug. 3, participants will put on their swimsuits, jump on their bikes and lace up their sneakers for the ‘Queen of the Crest’ Women’s Triathlon. The triathlon begins at 7 a.m. with a ¼ mile ocean swim held at Rambler Road, a 10-mile ride through Wildwood Crest and finishes with a 5K run on the Wildwoods’ beach. For more info, call (609) 523-0202 or visit http://www.memracing.com/queen-of-the-crest.html.
33rd Annual Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association Canoe and Kayak Race
Sunday, August 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Upper Township Beach – Mosquito Landing Rd, Tuckahoe
Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association will be hosting the 33rd Annual Canoe and Kayak Race to benefit the Merchant’s Scholarship Fund at the Upper Township Beach. Starting time for canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards (new this year) is 11 a.m. and the finish line is at the portion of the beach as marked. Awards will be given out in all divisions! Registration forms are available online at www.tuckahoenj.com or by calling (609) 628-2829. Come and participate or bring your beach chair and enjoy a great time cheering on your favorite participant!
Coast Guard Day Celebration
Monday, August 4th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: U.S. Coast Guard Training Center – 1 Mubro Ave, Cape May
Celebrate the Coast Guard’s Birthday! There are numerous activities held throughout the day for all to participate in including live entertainment, carnival rides, a rock climbing wall, food and beverages and several sporting competitions.
For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.
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