Cape May Lighthouse Family Fun Day
Wednesday, Aug. 8 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, becomes a beacon for family fun this summer during Family Fun Days. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities like pirate hat-making, along with performers and kid-friendly entertainment, and adults will enjoy browsing among the crafts vendors, all at the base of the lighthouse. Family Fun Days are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 22. Admission is free to activities on the grounds and there is a separate admission to climb the lighthouse: $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Free Family Concert Series at the Ferry: Danny V’s 52nd Street Band
Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Concerts run weekly every Wednesday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a beach chairs, blankets, picnic snacks, family and friends and enjoy an evening of live music and the best sunsets. Parking is free and food and beverages are available to purchase. Please remember, carry-in alcoholic beverages are not permitted. On Aug. 8, get in a Lower Township State of mind with Danny V’s 52nd Street Band and the music of Billy Joel! For more information, visit www.cmlf.com.
109th Annual Ocean City Baby Parade
Thursday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Ocean City Boardwalk, Sixth Street to 14th Street, Ocean City
The annual tradition offers a chance for parents to show off Ocean City’s newest generation. The parade features children cruising the Ocean City Boardwalk in themed strollers, wagons and floats. It starts at Sixth Street with children finishing at 12th Street and all other entries continuing to 14th Street. There will also be other entertainment. For more information, visit www.ocnj.us/babyparade.
Thursdays On Dune
Thursday, Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Veterans Plaza, 21st & Dune Drive, Avalon
Thursdays on Dune returns for 2018 with an amazing lineup of family-fun and music from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Kids will enjoy crafts, character appearances, face painting, balloon art, giveaways and more from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a live band from 7 to 8:30 p.m.! This Thursday’s performance is by Radio Neon. For more information, visit www.visitavalonnj.com.
Monster Truck on the Loose in Cape May Court House
Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11
Kindle Auto Plaza, 525 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House
Cape May Court House, be on the lookout, there’s a monster truck headed your way! On Friday from 12–8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., come witness what over five tons of heavy metal looks like firsthand when the legendary monster truck, Raminator, makes a pitstop at Kindle Auto Plaza. Watch as cars crumble beneath the Raminator’s wheels during the car crush happening Saturday at 1:15 p.m.! Fans are invited to take photos and meet the members of the Hall Brothers Racing Team that operate the “monster!” For more information, visit www.raminator.com.
Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash
Friday, Aug. 10 to Sunday, Aug. 12
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Come get tattooed! Rebel Image Tattoo and Villain Arts presents a full blown tattoo expo and show in the Wildwoods Convention Center. It’s a weekend full of incredible artistry and fun events – over 300 major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, unique vendors and much more! Friday hours: noon–11 p.m.; Saturday hours: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sunday hours: 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $20 per day or $40 for all 3 days (children under 12 are free). For more information, visit www.wildwoodtattoo.com.
Baseball on the Beach
Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.
Wildwood Beach, between Andrews and Rio Grande avenues, Wildwood
Experience beach baseball in the Wildwoods! Ages 9-13; Divisions 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U. Games will be held on four different fields on the Wildwood Beach between Andrews and Rio Grande avenues from 9 a.m.–7 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com.
Classic and Antique Car Show
Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9 S., Cape May
Cars will be on display Saturday until 3 p.m. and Sunday until 2:45 p.m. 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. Talk with the owners and learn about the process of restoring a classic automobile as well as the fascinating stories behind their development and use. On Saturday, members of the Jersey Cape Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will show their antique vehicles, while hotrods and other classics will be presented by Gary McGhee on Sunday. Registration for car owners begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.hcsv.org.
Cape Regional’s 7 Mile Island Designer House Tour
Saturday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m.
Avalon and Stone Harbor
Designer House Tour enthusiasts, mark your calendars! Cape Regional Foundation is pleased to announce the 7 Mile Island Designer House Tour scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Now in its 14th year, this year’s 7 Mile Island Designer House Tour features 10 unique and beautifully designed homes in Avalon and Stone Harbor – from bayfront to oceanfront and more. Tickets will be available at the Home and Health Show at Avalon Elementary School on Aug. 11 beginning at 9 a.m. Purchase tickets early, then enjoy the exhibits at the show.
Jus Nice Sneaker Convention
Saturday, Aug. 11 at 12 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Attention sneaker community! The Jus Nice Sneaker Convention is a chance for the ever growing SneakerHead community to buy, sell and trade some of the most unique and high in demand sneakers. This event is for all ages and will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center from noon–5 p.m. Come have a great time and get your shoe game rite! There will also be lots of giveaways and raffles throughout the event. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office. For more information, call (609) 305-3658 or visit www.AlwaysDopeInc.com.
Survivors of Cancer (SOCs) 17th Annual Summer Fundraiser
Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.
The Bolero Resort, Atlantic & Oak avenues, Wildwood
Join Survivors of Cancer (SOCs) at the Bolero Resort for their annual “Beverage and Buffet” summer fundraiser! Enjoy great food and drinks, and continuous entertainment! Tickets are $25. For tickets, call Eddie at (609) 523-7655 or Peggy at (609) 523-6967. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds will go to supporting Cape May County cancer patients in treatment.
The Wonderful Music of Oz
Sunday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
L. Frank Baum’s classic novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” took the world by storm in 1900, and for more than a century has inspired storytellers and composers on Broadway. Relive all the great music in this single concert event. Tickets are $20–$25 and available at www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling (609) 399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.