Car show, classical and new-age concerts, and even a beachfront bike cruise? This coming week at the shore offers a range of activities that can be enjoyed by shore-goers of all interests! Check out some of the event highlights here.
John Walter Cape Community Band Concert in the Park
Friday, August 15th from 8 p.m.
Where: Rotary Park – Lafayette & Decatur Sts, Cape May
Enjoy a free outdoor evening concert in Cape May with the John Walter concert band. Get your toes tapping and your hands clapping as the community concert band for Cape May County plays an exciting mix of marches, pop, rock, and swing music that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Come early for a park bench, or bring your own chairs or blankets to spread out on either side of the bandstand in the middle of Rotary Park For more information, call 703-362-6812 or visit www.johnwalterband.org
Tri the Wildwoods’ Triathlon & 5K Run
Saturday, August 16th from 6:30 a.m.
Where: 15th Ave & the beach, North Wildwood
Tri the Wildwoods’ Triathlon & 5k Run will take place Aug. 16 beginning at 6:30 a.m. This is the event’s 10th anniversary and it will feature a rite of passage race encompassing a ¼-mile swim, a 10-mile bike trek and 3.1 mile (5K) beach run. You can participate in only the 5K beach run. Age-group winners receive awards and a massive prize raffle for everyone will be hosted immediately following the event.
Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market
Saturday, August 16th from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Pacific & Schellenger Aves, Wildwood
Twenty vendors selling fresh farm goods, baked goods, specialty foods, prepared foods, seafood, meats, cheeses, wine, coffee and more all summer long! Weekly live broadcast on 98.7 The Coast and family entertainment! Parking available in the municipal parking lot between Schellenger & Oak Avenues.
West Cape May Hosts Arts and Antiques Show
Saturday, August 16th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Wilbraham Park, West Cape May
Local and regional artists and antique dealers will be in Wilbraham Park, West Cape May to display and sell their goods. This shaded park is a lovely backdrop to artwork depicting the Cape May area and some international destinations. This show benefits the West Cape May History committee and admission is free.
Historic Cold Spring Village Annual Classic and Antique Car Show
Saturday-Sunday, August 16th & 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village – 720 Shore Rd, Cape May
Cruise into Historic Cold Spring Village for the popular Annual Classic and Antique Car Show. Vintage automobiles and trucks will park among the shaded paths and historic buildings. This event is generously sponsored by Kindle Auto Plaza.
See beautifully restored and preserved vehicles, from muscle cars to light trucks, from the 1910s to the 1980s parked along the Village’s tree-lined, shell-paved lanes. On Saturday, members of the Jersey Cape Region AACA will be showing their antique vehicles, while hotrods and other classics will be presented by KB Productions and the Greater Wildwood Hotel & Motel Association on Sunday.
Bay-Atlantic Symphony Concert
Saturday, August 16th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Avalon Free Public Library – 235 32nd St, Avalon
The orchestra will present Go the Distance, with music by Verdi, Borodin, Sibelius, and Brahms Violin Concerto performed by Caroline Goulding. Tickets available to the general public!
Summer Concert feat. “Separate Ways The Band” (Journey Tribute)
Saturday, August 16th from 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Excursion Park – JFK Blvd & Pleasure Ave, Sea Isle City
The concert is free to attend! Don’t forget to bring your beach chairs and blankets.
Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, August 17th from 7 to 9 a.m.
Where: 18th and Simpson Ave, Ocean City
The Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Early registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Register on the day of event for $30 from 7 to 8:20 a.m. Register a team or as an individual online at http://online.ccfa.org/gutsandglory . Gather your family and friends for an event you don’t want to miss. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-276-1732.
Five Mile “Fat Tire” Bike Hike on the Beach
Sunday, August 17th from 9 to 10 a.m.
Where: Schellenger Ave Beach, Wildwood
The Wildwood Beach Patrol in cooperation with the Lunch with Lynch Foundation will be holding this event on the Wildwood Beach at Schellenger Avenue at low tide on the water’s edge. The event will be a family-friendly event for all ages with awards for categories including “best dressed”. For more information, call (609) 522-2444, ext. 2455 or visit wildwoodnj.org.
United Way of Cape May County Rubber Ducky Regatta
Sunday, August 17th from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Morey’s Pier – Schellenger Ave & the Boardwalk, Wildwood
Raging Waters Water Park, Morey’s Piers at Schellenger Avenue & the Boardwalk, Wildwood. 7:30 p.m. Join us in celebrating our 20th year racing rubber ducks! Morey’s Piers hosts this annual benefit for the Cape May County United Way. Watch as thousands of little yellow ducks race at Raging Waters for great prizes. Free to spectators. 609.404.4483 ext 14 or http://www.uwcmc.org
3rd Annual Reeds ‘n Seeds Watermelon Party
Tuesday, August 19th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Water Star Grille at The Reeds at Shelter Haven – 9061 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor
This annual event commemorates the original watermelon party that was hosted by the hotel’s predecessor, the Shelter Haven Hotel, 102 years ago on August 23, 1912, to celebrate its grand opening.
This year’s “crowning” event will once again be the watermelon eating contest, with dozens of children of all ages (and adults too, based on popular demand) competing for prizes.
A crown/tiara and the title of 2014 Reeds & Seeds King & Queen goes to the boy and girl who best answer the question: “Why would I like to be The Reeds King or Queen?” The day will also include live music, a magician performing from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., watermelon treats and drinks, crafts, face painting, games such as watermelon bowling and more. Adults can get in on the fun too, with special watermelon cocktails on the Water Star lunch menu as well as a watermelon and feta salad, available during lunch service immediately following the Reeds ‘n Seeds event. For more information, visit http://www.reedsatshelterhaven.com.
Family Movie Night
Wednesday, August 20th from 8 to 10 p.m.
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.
Concert Under the Stars featuring “The Diamonds”
Thursday, August 21st from 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Lou Booth Amphitheater – 2nd & Ocean Aves, North Wildwood
It’s been 30 years since The Diamonds released their instant million-selling hit called “Little Darlin’.” Yet the song continues to sell, and old records still spin. You know them all: “Silhouettes” and “The Stroll”, and so many more that earned The Diamonds a place in the Doo Wop Hall of Fame. Their classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past.
“We’ve been pleased to find a growing audience among all age groups. They love songs they can understand, remember and actually sing the words to—today, tomorrow, or even 20 years from now.”
Movies on the Beach: “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”
Thursday, August 21st from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Cape May Convention Hall – 714 Beach Ave, Cape May
Bring a beach chair or blanket and enjoy the show!
For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.
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