Do The Shore: August 3 to August 9

The Wildwoods Baby Waddle
Wednesday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Grassy Circle in front of Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood
A fun event for infants and toddlers (up to 2 years old) to show off their speedy crawling or “waddling” technique on the morning of the official Wildwoods Baby Parade! The Baby Waddle takes place at 10:30 a.m. on the grassy circle in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Registration will begin at the circle at 9:30 a.m. Waddle begins at 10:30 a.m. SHARP! Prizes will be awarded and registration is FREE. Waddlers are encouraged to also participate in the official Wildwoods Baby Parade (a tradition since 1909!) on the same day at 6 p.m. For more information, call (609) 729-4000.

Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant
Wednesday, August 3 at 1 p.m.
6th Street Beach, Ocean City
Miss Crustacean is the world’s showcase for decorated hermit crabs displayed on colorful backdrops. 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. Stick around for the hermit crab races afterward! For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

Down Jersey Folk Music Series – Steve Byrne
Wednesday, August 3 at 5 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Historic Cold Spring Village presents free homegrown music every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Village Pavilion during July and August. The Down Jersey Folk Music Series offers a wide range of music representing New Jersey’s rich heritage. This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. This week is Fortescue ragtime blues guitarist and singer Steve Byrne. Check the Village website ( for the offerings at the Cold Spring Grange Restaurant and Cold Spring Brewery. Bring a beach chair or blanket and make it a perfect happy hour outing. For more information, please contact Mark Stanton at (609) 898-2300, ext. 12 or

Modern Country Music – Philbilly
Wednesday, August 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Lower Township’s free summer concert series at the Cape May-Lewes ferry terminal green continues with Philbilly. The concerts are free to the public. All concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Wildwoods Baby Parade
Wednesday, August 3 at 6 p.m.
Wildwoods Boardwalk to 16th Street in North Wildwood, Wildwood
A Wildwoods tradition since 1909! Registration at Wildwoods Convention Center from 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. No entries accepted after 5:30 p.m. Judging occurs while participants are lined up in the circle in front of the Convention Center. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m., parade steps off at 6 p.m. SHARP and proceeds up the Wildwoods Boardwalk to 16th Street in North Wildwood. Complimentary trolley service will be available throughout the parade to transport participants and families between parking areas in Wildwood and 16th Street. FREE! {Rain date is same day, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.} For more information, call (609) 729-4000.

Cape May Stage presents “Barefoot in the Park”
Wednesday, August 3 through Sunday, August 7, & Tuesday, August 9 at 8 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May
“Barefoot In The Park” by Neil Simon is the story of newlyweds in their first apartment in a fifth floor walk-up in Manhattan with colorful neighbors and winded delivery men and relatives. He is a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit looking for the latest kick. She wants him to be more spontaneous and “running barefoot in the park” would be a start. Performance schedule: Aug. 3-Sept. 9, Tuesdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. Admission: $38 adults, $33 seniors (62+) and $18 students and active duty military. Presented by Cape May Stage in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Morey’s Piers A Closer Walk Christian Youth Event
Thursday, August 4
Morey’s Piers, Schellenger Ave., Wildwood
Youth groups and families are invited to join us for a weekend of camping on the beach. Live Christian music and worship services. Entrance fee for participants. For more information, call (609) 522-3900 x 1195 or visit

Art of Surfing Festival
Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 6
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
This interesting event features artists displaying and selling their work related to surfing in various mediums. Admission is free. There is live music at night. Hours: Thurs., 5 to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 12 to 10 p.m. For information, call (609) 744-3229 or visit

Tales of the Victorians
Thursday, August 4 at 4 p.m.
Avair Tea & Guest House, 2400 Central Ave., North Wildwood
Story presented by The East Lynne Theater Company. Sponsored by Partners in Preservation. $10 per person drop in. All guest staying at Avair Tea & Guest House are free. All children 12 and under are free. Includes: Fresh brewed iced tea and home baked goodies. Come enjoy the story on our large wrap around porch. To book a room, call (609) 500-5447. Email or visit us on Facebook: Avair Tea & Guest House. You can also visit our website at, or call (609) 214-2253 or (609) 729-4515.

Thursdays on the Lawn – Bob Campanell
Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 95th & Third Ave., Stone Harbor
All are welcome to enjoy free musical entertainment by local musicians. Set aside Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. beginning July 7 through August 11. Bring a chair or blanket and a friend to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 95th & Third Ave. in Stone Harbor. Presentations are held outside on the front lawn. Provisions have been made for inclement weather in the Parish Hall. For more information, call (609) 368-0950.

Concert Under the Stars – Lights Out
Thursday, August 4 at 8 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean Ave., North Wildwood
North Wildwood’s 2016 Concerts Under the Stars series at the Lou Booth Amphitheater (2nd & Ocean) on most Thursdays and Saturdays from early July through Labor Day Weekend. Tonight is Lights Out, a Frankie Valli Tribute. All shows are FREE and begin at 8 p.m. For more information call (609) 522-7722, or toll free 1 (800) 882-7787.

Autumn de Forest – The Journey Continues
Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 at 10 a.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
“Autumn de Forest – The Journey Continues” opens on Friday, August 5 and runs through Sunday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with all artwork available for acquisition. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Autumn de Forest when she signs purchased artwork from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. For more information, call (609) 368-7777, email or visit

84th Annual Baby Parade
Friday, August 5 at 11 a.m.
Congress St. & Beach Ave., Cape May
Don’t miss the most adorable parade in the Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort. The 84th Annual Cape May Baby Parade scheduled for Friday, August 5 steps off at 11 a.m. from Congress Street and Beach Avenue. Grand Marshal Devon Vanderslice, Miss Cape May County 2016, 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. To register, call the Office of Civic Affairs at (609) 884-9565, or email at Register in person at Cape May Convention Hall.

Love of Linda Cancer Fund Beach Bar FUNdraiser
Friday, August 5 at 5 p.m.
The Club at Diamond Beach, 600 Raleigh Ave., Wildwood Crest
Mark your calendars for our 4th Annual FUNdraiser at The Club at Diamond Beach from 5 to 9 p.m.! Join us as we enjoy the sand, surf, and sounds of The Chatterband! The Club at Diamond Beach will be open to the public for this evening of summer fun. $10 cover charge with a portion of it benefiting Love of Linda. 50/50, Raffle Prizes and more! For more information, call (609) 729-0456.

John Walter Cape Community Band Concert in the Park
Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, Lafayette & Decatur Sts., 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. For more information, call (609) 703-362-6812 or visit

Down on the Farm Weekend
Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Visit with your favorite barnyard animals, make take-home crafts, enjoy a horse & carriage ride with Levi the Horse and celebrate all things on the American farm! For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit

5th Annual Dog Show
Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
The Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village will host the 5th Annual Dog Show on Saturday August 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration for the Dog Show is $6 per pet and includes a treat, bandana and free admission for one handler. Visit for more information and show rules. In celebration of the dog show, the Village is offering a $1 off “Dog Days of Summer” discount for all visitors at the gate!

‘Battle at the Beach’ Grappling Tournament
Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Mixed martial arts fighting competition with contestants from the Tri-state area. Sat: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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. For more information, call (860) 295-0403 or visit

5th Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., come to the beautiful grounds of the Physick Estate and experience what CBS NY named one of New Jersey’s Top Five Summer Festivals! 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, corn on the cob, potato salad 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. Admission to the grounds is free. 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) and sponsored by PNC Bank. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit Proceeds benefit MAC’s educational outreach programs.

Fifth Annual Kids Carnival
Saturday, August 6 at 1 p.m.
Lincoln Ave., Woodbine
This free event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. with free food, fun, games, gifts for all, and music by DJ Jazmann and Latin Artist Ricky Timbal, as well as ponies Cupcake and Cookie from Ponies by Priscilla. There will be Sun Glow face painting by Paola, a water slide and bouncing house, Kona water ice truck and Mister Softee. Special guests will include: McGruff crime dog, Smokey the Bear, Eddie Eagle Scout, Explorers Team, PRAC of Southern New Jersey, K-9 Unit and Mounted Unit from the Sheriff’s Department, 253 Cape May County National Guard, Chick-Fil A, Home Depot Kids Workshop, Atlantic City Electric, NJ Shares and the Spider-Man Mascot. Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel – prepare to get wet on the water slides! For more details, call (609) 778-8172.

Concert Under the Stars – Wallstreet
Saturday, August 6 at 8 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean Ave., North Wildwood
North Wildwood’s 2016 Concerts Under the Stars series at the Lou Booth Amphitheater (2nd & Ocean) on most Thursdays and Saturdays from early July through Labor Day Weekend. Tonight is Wallstreet, a salute to Motown. All shows are FREE and begin at 8 p.m. For more information call (609) 522-7722, or toll free 1 (800) 882-7787.

National Lighthouse Day
Sunday, August 7 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point
Enjoy a pirate invasion and family activities at the base of the lighthouse including pirate-hat making, characters, games, music and craft vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Free admission to activities on the grounds. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

Sunday Jamz Cape May
Sunday, August 7 at 2:30 p.m.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Sunday Jamz Cruise features a Tap Takeover with summer specials from local DE/NJ breweries and local musicians. $1 off all beer when reserved in advance. Reserve your spot now so you can kick back and relax on this Sunday Jamz Cruise! Cape May departure is at 2:30 p.m. Reservation required; call 1 (800) 643-3779. Cost is $19 per adult.

Wildwood Summer Sunday Concert: Cintron
Sunday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Fox Park Amphitheatre, Wildwood
Sponsored by the city’s Tourism and Development Commission, each concert is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Fox Park Amphitheatre on Ocean Avenue between Montgomery and Burk avenues. Enjoy the sounds of Cintron, a Latin band.

Dick Van Dyke’s 90th Birthday Tribute by the Ocean City Pops
Sunday, August 7 at 8 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
This special staged concert will celebrate the prestigious career of beloved actor, singer and dancer, Dick Van Dyke. His career-changing Broadway turn in “Bye Bye Birdie” and his deadpan humor in “The Dick Van Dyke Show” to his unforgettable Bert in “Mary Poppins” will be portrayed by Tony Nominee Gavin Lee along with Sean MacLaughlin and Sarah Pfisterer. Tickets are $25/20 at, or call (609) 399-6111.

Congress Hall Carnival
Monday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Monday nights at Congress Hall is the place to be! The Grand Lawn transforms into a carnival festival with booths, carnival hosts, games for all ages, face painting, balloon twisting, food, treats, and more! Snack on some kettle corn popcorn while playing skee ball. Chow down on yummy hot dogs while taking part in a pig race. You can even take a train ride on our Congress Hall Express. The whole family is invited to take part! Carnival is 5:30 to 9 p.m. every Monday through August 29. For more information, call (609) 884-8421.

Monday Night Concert Series: The Machine Performs Pink Floyd
Monday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
Monday Night Concert Series at Ocean City Music Pier features the Machine performing Pink Floyd. Tickets now on sale at or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000 (fees apply).

Breakfast in Neverland
Tuesday, August 9 at 9 a.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Meet characters from Neverland – Peter Pan, Captain Hook and some lost boys – over breakfast at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, with story-reading and activities for children. $15 per person. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Pamper Scamper
Tuesday, August 9 at 9:30 a.m.
6th Street Beach, Ocean City
The popular, annual baby crawling race starts at 9:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. registration. Babies up to 15 months can register. Entry is free. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

Downtown Wildwood FREE Movie Night – The Good Dinosaur
Tuesday, August 9 at 8:15 p.m.
Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
FREE family movies will be shown every Tuesday night at dusk at the Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Lot. Bring a blanket or beach chair. FREE parking is available behind the movie lot – enter on Schellenger or Oak Avenue. Come visit early and have dinner in one of our many downtown restaurants before the show! Rain date is scheduled for Wednesday. Featured movie is The Good Dinosaur.