Do The Shore: Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

Wildwoods Restaurant Week
Wednesday, Aug. 30 to Friday, Sept. 1
The Wildwoods
Wine and dine in some of the Wildwoods’ finest restaurants from Sunday, Aug. 27 through Friday, Sept. 1. All participating restaurants will offer a complete four-course meal, including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for $30 (plus tax and gratuity.) An additional restaurant week will take place Sunday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 13. For more information, call (609) 707-7295 or visit www.ChewWildwood.com for a list of participating restaurants.

Angelus Chorus Free Concert at Cape May Convention Hall
Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
The Angelus Chorus will be in concert at Cape May Convention Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The Chorus is a group of 60 voices and performs sacred and secular music. Come out for an evening of wonderful music and singing! The Chorus is led by Dr. Richard Stanislaw of Ocean City and accompanied by Ruth Fritsch, organist at the Cape Island Baptist Church. For more information, visit discovercapemaynj.com or contact The City of Cape May at (609) 884-9565.

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Wednesday, Aug. 30, Thursday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Road & Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest
The 2017 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is 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. All shows are free and open to all ages. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair. Aug. 30 will be Stellar Mojo with dance, pop and funk tunes, Aug. 31 will be 2U with a U2 tribute and Sept. 2 will be Shot of Southern with modern country 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 www.visitwildwoodcrest.com or call (609) 523-0202.

Shore Stop Dance Convention
Friday, Sept. 1 to Sunday, Sept. 3
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Morey’s Piers is pleased to invite dancers from area studios to perform in our unique and exciting environment. Shore Stop Dance Convention will expose your dancers to the highest level of performance while incorporating technique, team building, discipline and developing artistic growth. Our Shore Stop Dance Convention weekend offers the dancers and family to enjoy a family fun weekend at the Wildwoods Convention Center and Morey’s Piers! For more information, call (609) 846-1077 or visit www.ShoreStopDance.com.

Roadster Rally
Friday, Sept. 1 to Sunday, Sept. 3
Wildwoods Boardwalk, Wildwood
Welcoming any brand automobile that is considered a Roadster including MG, Porsche, Corvette, Miata and Mini Coopers! Cars will be displayed along the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (609) 377-2131 or visit www.theroadsterrally.com.

Boardwalk Craft Show
Friday, Sept. 1 to Sunday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m.
Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood
Browse all handmade products during the Boardwalk Craft Show at the Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue. Hours are Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call (609) 522-0378 or (609) 522-0198, or visit www.BoardwalkCrafts.com.

Airfest 2017
Friday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m.
Cape May County Airport, 415 Breakwater Rd., Rio Grande
AirFest is Naval Air Station Wildwood’s largest annual event, and many great new events have been added to the already stellar lineup! The Collings Foundation flies in with WWII bombers, including B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51Mustang. For flight reservations, please call (800) 568-8924 or visit the Collings Foundation website. Flights start at $450 per person. Throughout the event, enjoy live music, food trucks, beer garden, vendors, exhibits, kid’s activities and more. NASW’s 26 historic aircrafts and other fascinating exhibits will also be available. The food trucks will be serving eclectic menus that range from gourmet sandwiches, classic cheese steaks, tacos and crepes. Come hungry!

2017 Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament
Friday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m.
Windsor Beach, Cape May
The longest-running contest of its kind in the region, the Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament is set for Friday, Sept. 1 on Windsor Beach (across from Congress Hall) in Cape May. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the tournament starts at noon. The tournament is free and open to boys and girls in two age groups, ages 6 to 11 and ages 12 to 17. Each player will toss a clamshell about 25 feet toward a small hole dug into the sand in an attempt to get the clamshell in the hole. Shells will be provided (or kids can bring their own lucky clamshell) and there will be trophies for all winners and runners-up in singles and doubles competition. There will also be free instruction from the pros, so participants don’t even need pitching experience. For more information, visit discovercapemaynj.com or call (609) 884-9565.

Summer Send-Off Craft Show
Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
The City of Cape May Craft Shows and the Promenade Art Show are free to attendees and are located in a high traffic area in the charming town of Victorian Cape May. Unless otherwise noted, the shows take place on the Beach Avenue Promenade, and are rain or shine events. To download registration forms, please visit www.discovercapemaynj.com. For further information, call (609) 884-9565 or email craftshows@capemaycity.com.

Hands-On History Weekend
Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Children will be given a “Pastport” at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or making a pinch pot. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat! Other family-friendly activities include historic dress up, games and live entertainment. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit hcsv.org.

Ocean Galleries presents Hessam Abrishami – Colors of Romance
Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
Ocean Galleries welcomes Hessam Abrishami to Stone Harbor for his “Colors of Romance” exhibition over Labor Day weekend. Hessam will be bringing a new collection of his latest artwork, featuring a wide variety of mediums, from vibrant acrylics on canvas to classic bronze sculptures and edgy metal sublimations, all hand-painted by the celebrated artist. In addition to viewing his artwork Sept. 1 through Sept. 6, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist during two gallery receptions taking place 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3. For more information, call (609) 576-3717.

Concerts Under the Stars Series – Beatlemania
Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean avenues, North Wildwood
Enjoy free live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean avenues in North Wildwood, at 8 p.m. Concert is rain or shine. On Sept. 2 enjoy the sounds of Beatlemania. For more information, call (609) 522-7722, (800) 882-7787 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival
Sunday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m.
Fox Park, Ocean Avenue between Burk & Montgomery avenues, Wildwood
From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Fox Park, enjoy a family festival including crafts, games, rides, great food and continuous FREE live entertainment including MFSB, Brass Transit…The Musical Legacy of Chicago, Jeremiah Hunter, Just In Time and Bittersweet. For more information, call (609) 522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodNJ.org.

Congress Hall 2nd Annual Music Festival
Sunday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Congress Hall will send off summer with a family-friendly bash on the Grand Lawn from 4 to 9:30 p.m. The free live entertainment includes performances by three amazing bands beginning at 5 p.m.: Major Thrice, The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey and Little Country. Guests can also enjoy the All-American Picnic and beer tent, serving up cool brews and BBQ favorites like hotdogs, hamburgers, fried chicken and fresh salads. Family-friendly activities like tie dying and face painting will also take place. Tickets for the picnic are $16 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12. Rain date is Monday, Sept. 4. For more information, visit www.caperesorts.com.

Coast Guard Sunset Parades
Sunday, Sept. 3 at 6:45 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. Sept. 3 celebrates Labor Day, with guests seated by 6:45 p.m., an estimated start time of 6:58 p.m. and a sunset of 7:28 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.

John Walter Cape Community Band Concert at Sunset Beach
Monday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.
Sunset Beach, 502 Sunset Blvd., Cape May Point
Enjoy a free outdoor evening concert at Cape May’s Sunset Beach with the John Walter Cape Community 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. Bring your own chairs or blankets to spread out along the beach at the end of Sunset Boulevard as the sun sets over the Delaware Bay. For more information, call (703) 362-6812.

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