This weekend quite literally starts with a roar, as the “Roar to the Shore” Annual Motorcyle Rally kicks off on Thursday, September 5th at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Stroll through hundreds of national vendors distributed throughout five separate vending lots peddling everything from cigars to leather to jewelry to motorcycles. The vendor areas open at 9 am, while the festivities continue elsewhere throughout town. The Anheuser-Busch Bar will be open for business starting at 2 pm on Thursday and will be located behind the Red Oak Buffet off of Oak Avenue. Later that night, Billy Jack rocks the Shamrock starting at 9 pm.
The rally continues throughout Friday and Saturday with the same great vendors and featuring events such as such as a guided ride to Kindle Ford for a pig roast; a free Walking Poker Run; Biker Babe Contest; Rubber Duck Boardwalk Ride and Harley Davidson Motorcycle Give Away; Battle of the Biker Bands Semi-Finals and Finals; and a Custom Boardwalk Bike Show. The Rally’s final day concludes with the 12:30 pm 7th Annual Rubber Duck Boardwalk Ride and Motorcycle Giveaway. The Ride begins at the southern end of the Boardwalk, loops around Wildwood and ends at the Wildwoods Convention Center for the announcement of the motorcycle raffle winner.
Over in Cape May, join the Washington Street Mall for the “Art on the Mall” event this Saturday, September 7th. Enjoy this wonderful display of pieces crafted by local amateur artists, professional artists and those interested in the arts. The show begins at 10 am and concludes at 6 pm.
Cold Spring Village also hosts its own celebration of the arts this Saturday the 7th as talented performing artists bring the American Revolution back to life. Authentically clad and equipped Continental, Loyalist and Hessian reenactors invade the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Visitors can observe demonstrations of drills, equipment, and artillery firing. Historian Mike Kochan will be in the dining room of the Dennisville Inn in character as Benjamin Franklin demonstrating some of Franklin’s famous inventions and experiments. Local historian and HCSV interpreter, Hank Heacock, will give a presentation both days at 12:30 at the gazebo on Cape May County soldiers who served in the Revolution.
Start your Saturday evening with the lively sounds of the Mummers String Band, performing along Olde New Jersey Ave in North Wildwood. The show features the top nine String Bands from this year’s New Year’s Day Philadelphia Mummers Parade. Entertainment begins on the street at 3:30 pm featuring the Duffy String Band and the Philadelphia Mummers Chorus. The Mummers strut contest begins at 4 pm followed by the Mummers Parade at 4:45 pm. Enjoy the show!
By Megan Kummer