Do The Shore: Aug. 16 to Aug. 22

Family Fun Days at the Cape May Lighthouse
Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point
The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and crafts vendors at the base of the lighthouse. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Breakfast with the Pirates
Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
It’s a breakfast fit for a matey! Children hear a story over a yummy breakfast and then put on a vest and eye patch to go on a pirate-y treasure hunt on the grounds. Wait… what is all that ruckus? It’s a band of pirates! $18 admission. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit

Cape May Ferry FREE Wednesday Concert Series
Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May – Lewes Ferry, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Come out and enjoy a FREE, live concert on the Cape May’s Ferry Terminal Lawn. These events are put on in partnership with Lower Township. Bring your beach chairs or picnic blankets! On Aug. 16, enjoy a little more summertime with the music of Triple Rail Turn, formerly Philbilly, and country favorites. For more information, call (800) 643-3779 or visit

Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant
Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
6th Street Beach, Ocean City
Miss Crustacean is the world’s showcase for decorated hermit crabs displayed on colorful backdrops. It has been a question on Jeopardy, been named one of the nation’s 10 most unusual events by U.S. News and World Report, and been translated into Japanese and German. The lone rule of the contest: No painting on the crab’s shell is permitted. The winner is chosen based on the originality of the display featuring the hermit crab. You can register your crabs the day of the event. The winner receives the Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup and gets to walk down a flowery runway. The event is officially sanctioned by NASCRAB (National Association of Crab Activities at the Beach), which provides information on the care of hermit crabs & helps find homes for crustaceans discarded by their ungrateful owners. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

The Harlem Globetrotters
Wednesday, Aug. 16 to Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Harlem Globetrotters will be returning to the Wildwoods Convention Center Aug. 16-19 at 7 p.m. nightly, featuring four games and four youth basketball clinics to celebrate the team’s 90th year! The new arena configuration will have you closer than ever to the action. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans. You can also meet the team on the court before the game with the purchase of “Magic Pass” – a 30-minute pre-show that begins at 5:30 p.m. Basketball Clinics with the Globetrotters take place each game day at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, ticket pricing and to purchase tickets, visit

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Wednesday, Aug. 16, Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Road & Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest
The 2017 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series includes 24 shows, making it one of the largest free concert series in the region. The series includes many of the most popular cover bands and tribute acts on the East Coast. Shows will be held each Saturday through Sept. 16 and each Wednesday through Aug. 30. All shows are free and open to all ages. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair. Aug. 16 will be Street Life Serenade with a Billy Joel tribute, Aug. 18 will be 2U with a U2 tribute and Aug. 19 will be Don’t Call Me Francis with dance/party hits. The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission. For more information, visit or call (609) 523-0202.

Cape May Summer Concert Series: Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals
Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
On Wednesday, Aug. 16, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals perform their timeless hits. Led by “The King of Blue Eyed Soul,” the band recorded a series of Top 20 songs, including “A Beautiful Morning,” “How Can I Be Sure?” and the Number 1 hits “Good Lovin,’” “Groovin’” and “People Got to Be Free.” In 1997, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame followed in 2005, and four years later, Felix Cavaliere and band member Eddie Brigati were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Tickets for each concert are $42 for reserved seats and can be purchased in person at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave. or online at For more information, call (609) 884-9563 or (609) 884-9565.

Thursdays on Dune Music Series: Boy in Black/Johnny Cash Tribute
Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.
Avalon’s Veterans Plaza, 21st Street & Dune Drive, Avalon
The Borough of Avalon, the Avalon Chamber of Commerce, and the 7 Mile Business and Community Association hosts the annual “Thursdays on Dune” concert series every Thursday through Aug. 24. The Avalon Chamber of Commerce will sponsor various fun activities throughout Avalon’s downtown district starting at 5:30 p.m. before the weekly concert begins at 7 p.m. All activities and performances are free to the public. Performing Aug. 17 will be Boy in Black/Johnny Cash Tribute. For more information, please visit

Wildwood Crest Sunset Celebrations
Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunset Lake, New Jersey Avenue between Atlanta & Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest
Wildwood Crest Sunset Celebration is an all ages, family-friendly FREE event running every Thursday evening until Aug. 24. Enjoy live music, children’s activities, street performers and a family portrait photography service along beautiful Sunset Lake, which features some of the most stunning sunsets at the Jersey Shore. For more information, visit

Jersey Shore Pops Presents ‘Wildwood Days’
Friday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Singer, comedian and impressionist Johnny Petillo joins the Pops for “Wildwood Days: Tribute to the ‘50s,” featuring the music made famous by Bobby Rydell, The Platters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion & The Belmonts, Liberace, Elvis and more. With his powerful and soulful voice, Johnny was a member of both Danny and the Juniors and The Duprees. Ticket prices range from $25 to $40. There is a group rate of $22 for sales of 15 or more. To order, please call the JSP Ticket Office at (800) 838-3006, or choose your own seats online by going to the Pops website at

Wildwood Beach Baseball Tournament
Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m.
Beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood
All games will be held on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Winners of each division will play in a championship game Sunday, Aug. 20. According to organizers, multiple playing fields created on the beach will offer ample space for players and for baseball lovers to sit and watch the games and enjoy panoramic views of the Boardwalk and ocean. Team participants ranging in age from 9 to 12 and their families will not only enjoy playing on a diamond made of sand, but will also enjoy Wildwood’s world-class hotels, restaurants and local entertainment venues. For additional information, please email DeBlasio at or call (609) 480-5098.

Wilbraham Park Juried Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, Broadway & West Perry streets, West Cape May
New in 2017! From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., join artist members in showing and selling your work during this new Art League show in one of the area’s loveliest parks: Wilbraham Park in West Cape May. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 20. For more information, email

Our Lady of the Angels Peach Festival
Saturday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m.
Our Lady of the Angels Church, 35 E. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House
Our Lady of the Angels Annual Peach Festival will be Aug. 19 and 20. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 20. Enjoy plenty of peach desserts, as well as other delicacies. Great prizes on our Tombola table! Come and join the fun and food! For more information, please contact Cydney Elsey at (609) 886-0657.

Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert
Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.
Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon
“Bright Angels” featuring: Saint-Saens–Violin Concerto No. 3 with Angelo Xiang Yu, violin. After intermission: Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Overture, Bernstein, West Side Story selections (arr. Jack Mason), Casey & Jacobs/Custer, GREASE! selections for orchestra. Tickets are required for this concert and are available free of charge to the general public two weeks prior to performance.

Wildwood Summer Performance – Reign
Sunday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Fox Park Amphitheater, Ocean Avenue between Montgomery & Burk, Wildwood
Enjoy everything from pop, R&B and oldies to standards, rock and contemporary with the sounds of Reign at Fox Park Amphitheater, Burk & Ocean avenues, Wildwood. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or a beach chair. For more information, call (609) 522-2444 or visit