Do The Shore: Aug. 2 to Aug. 8

Family Fun Days at the Cape May Lighthouse
Wednesday, Aug. 2 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. 2 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

Wildwoods Baby Parade
Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Baby Parade is a Wildwoods tradition since 1909. Registration takes place at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. No entries will be accepted after 5:30 p.m. Judging occurs while participants are lined up in the circle in front of the Convention Center prior to the start of the parade. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m., and the parade steps off at 6 p.m. and proceeds south on the Wildwoods Boardwalk to the Wildwoods Sign at Rio Grande Avenue, where group photos will be taken for each category. The parade then circles back to head north to the Convention Center, down the ramp and over to Fox Park where winners will be announced. The event is FREE. Rain date for the parade will be Thursday, Aug. 3. For more information, call (609) 729-4000.

Cape May Ferry FREE Wednesday Concert Series
Wednesday, Aug. 2 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. 2, get some satisfaction with the Classic Stones Live – The Glimmer Twins and the music of the Rolling Stones. For more information, call (800) 643-3779 or visit

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Wednesday, Aug. 2 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 from June 28 through Aug. 30. All shows are free and open to all ages. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair. Aug. 2 will be the Mango Men with summer-themed party music. 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.

Pirate & Princess Luncheon
Thursday, Aug. 3 at 12 p.m.
Women’s Civic Club of Stone Harbor, 96th Street & the Beach, Stone Harbor
Join the Stone Harbor Lions for an afternoon of songs, games, photo ops and face painting with pirates and princesses! Cost is $25 for children and $15 for adults. Entertainment by Parties to Go. Proceeds benefit Stone Harbor Lions Charities. For more information, contact Carol Fiore at (609) 465-1602 or

Downtown Wildwood Marketplace
Thursday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m.
Downtown Wildwood Marketplace, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
From 4 to 9 p.m., this shopping extravaganza will offer 25+ vendors with something for everyone! There will be local wine, jewelry, clothing, all kinds of hand crafted glass, candles, signs and gifts plus beautiful flower pots, herbs and much more! In addition to the great vendors, there will be live music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Before, during and afterward, be sure to stop by the many great stores, clubs and restaurants in Downtown Wildwood! Visit for more information.

Thursdays on Dune Music Series: Eleven Eleven
Thursday, Aug. 3 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. 3 will be Eleven Eleven. For more information, please visit

Wildwood Crest Sunset Celebrations
Thursday, Aug. 3 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

Romero Britto – Brilliant World of Color
Friday, Aug. 4 to Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
“Romero Britto – Brilliant World of Color” will include an impressive collection of artwork and sculptures on display beginning Friday, Aug. 4 through Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the enthusiastic and optimistic Romero Britto at specially gallery receptions taking place 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6. With an iconic style that the New York Times described “…exudes warmth, optimism and love,” Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. His playful themes and hard‐edged compositions, combined with his unique talent, unshakable resolve, and belief in his art, have granted him worldwide recognition, with galleries and museum exhibitions in over 100 countries and counting.

85th Annual Cape May Baby Parade
Friday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m.
Congress Street & Beach Avenue, Cape May
Don’t miss the most adorable parade in the Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort – the 85th Annual Cape May Baby Parade! Grand Marshal, Miss New Jersey 2017, Kaitlyn Schoeffel will lead the procession down Beach Avenue from Congress Street to Howard Street where the parade ends. Participants are invited into Cape May Convention Hall immediately following the parade for the awards ceremony. Registration is free to all participants 12 years of age or younger. Registration and judging will be held at Congress Street and Beach Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Pre-registration will be accepted until Thursday, Aug. 3at 4:30 p.m. To register please call the Office of Civic Affairs at (609) 884-9565 or email at You can also register in person at Cape May Convention Hall. For additional information, visit

John Walter Cape Community Band Concert in the Park
Friday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette St., 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 patriotic 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 in front of the bandstand at the north end of Rotary Park (Lafayette & Decatur streets). For more information, visit

Coast Guard Sunset Parades
Friday, Aug. 4 at 7:20 p.m.
USCG Training Center Cape May, 1 Munro Ave., Cape May
Sunset Parades are colorful, inspiring military ceremonies free and open to the public, featuring the Recruit Precision Drill Team, marching troops and cannon fire. Aug. 4 celebrates Coast Guard Day, with guests seated by 7:20 p.m., an estimated start time of 7:38 p.m. and a sunset of 8:08 p.m. Visitors should expect increased security screening for the event, and guests are not permitted to bring bags of any kind to the seating area. Photography is permitted and encouraged, but cameras must be removed from their bags prior to arriving at the seating area. For more information, call (609) 898-6362.

St. Peter’s by-the-Sea 98th Annual Bazaar
Saturday, Aug. 5 at 9 a.m.
St. Peter’s by-the-Sea, 102 Lake Dr., Cape May Point
St. Peter’s by-the-Sea will hold its 98th Annual Bazaar on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the church lawn. Rain location is the Cape May Point Fire Hall. Come and shop for arts & crafts, books, plants, hand-blown Jersey glass and more. The Chance Table will feature gift certificates from local restaurants, shops and more. The White Elephant Table is always a big hit. Baked goods and hot dogs will be sold, too. For more information, call (609) 374-1387.

6th Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Saturday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
This all-day festival features local craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods such as steamed crabs, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, pulled pork and more. Enjoy live music all day on the outdoor stage. Have fun with jugglers and acrobats, crafts and food vendors, a farmers’ market and more. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Bring home a commemorative pint glass or T-shirt. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit Proceeds benefit MAC’s educational outreach programs.

Down on the Farm Weekend
Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Experience life on an Early American farm through hands-on activities and exhibits. The trades, crafts, architecture and lifestyle of the Early American, rural South Jersey farming community are presented. The Village is also home to a working eight-acre organic heritage farm complex. This event is generously sponsored Smeltzer & Sons Feed and Supply! For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit

‘Battle at the Beach’ Grappling Tournament
Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Mixed martial arts fighting competition with contestants from the Tri-state area at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Competitions feature 400 gi and no-gi divisions. Saturday features adult and teen divisions only, and Sunday features youth divisions only. Tickets are $15 at the door; children 7 years old and under are FREE. Hours for tournament are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call (860) 295-0403 or visit

Woodbine 6th Annual Kids Carnival
Saturday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m.
Woodbine Lincoln Park, Dehirsh Ave., Woodbine
Councilwoman Mary Helen Perez is hosting her 6th Annual Kids Carnival on Saturday Aug. 5 at Woodbine Lincoln Park from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is FREE and children of all ages can enjoy all that the carnival has to offer! The even includes pony rides, bounce houses, face painting, Mr. Softee, Kona water ice, special appearances and demonstrations, music, FREE homemade food, FREE gifts for all children and much more! For more information, call (609) 778-8172.

Jersey Shore Pops Presents ‘Divas of Soul’ with Lovena Fox
Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Versatile singer, songwriter and actress Lovena B. Fox joins the Pops for “Divas of Soul.” Lovena played the role of “Sarah” in the Chicago and U.S. National Tour productions of the Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime,” for which she was nominated Best Actress at the National Broadway Theatre Awards. Lovena also received the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her performance as “Lucy” in the musical “Jekyll & Hyde.” Prices range from $25 to $40 for the individual seats, with a Season Pass at $120. 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 Summer Performance – Jeremiah Hunter
Sunday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Fox Park Amphitheater, Ocean Avenue between Montgomery & Burk, Wildwood
Enjoy the old time rock-n-soul tunes of Jeremiah Hunter at the 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

National Lighthouse Day at the Cape May Lighthouse
Monday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Light House Ave., Cape May Point
Enjoy family activities at the base of the lighthouse including pirate-hat making, games, music and craft vendors. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

National Lighthouse Day at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Monday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 111 N. Central Ave., North Wildwood
Come celebrate 200-plus years of great lighthouse heritage, the founding of the U.S. Lighthouse service, and the contributions they have made to provide safety and guidance to ships at sea. FREE admission to the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse tours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A formal ceremony will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with a keynote speaker. In addition, there will be other distinguished guest speakers, music, authors, artists, food, special exhibits and a children’s activity area. For details, please call (609) 522-4520 or visit