Blessing of the Water Ceremony
Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m.
Cape May’s Fisherman’s Memorial, is located on Missouri Avenue and the Harbor.
The ceremony was designed to commemorate those Cape May fishermen who had lost their lives in pursuit of their vocation, and whose names are engraved on the tablets located at the Memorial. The ceremony, by local clergy, offers prayers for a safe and successful fishing season.
Ocean City Comic Con
April 2 and 3
The OC-Con Comic Book and Memorabilia Festival will be held April 2 and 3 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Now in its fifth year, the festival will help kick off Ocean City’s 2022 calendar of special events.
OC-Con features meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, and the display and sale of comic books and memorabilia. Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3.
Registration is now open to artists, vendors, and “superhero” runners and obstacle course racers. Visitwww.ocnjcon.com for complete information on all of OC-Con.
Penny Party Fundraiser, The Ladies for the Knights of Columbus
Saturday, April 9 at 12 p.m.
Knights of Columbus hall, 206 N. New York Avenue, North Wildwood
Doors will open at noon. There is a $1.00 admission charge per person which includes a ticket for a cup of coffee. In addition there will be a tombola table. Baby coaches and strollers are not permitted inside the hall.
Fallen Heroes Polar Plunge
Saturday, April 9. Plunge time is 11 a.m.
16th Avenue and the beach, North Wildwood.
Registration for the 2022 plunge is open on the Eventbrite page at www.eventbrite.com and the fee is $35 per plunger. The event includes food and drink specials, live music, special guests, raffles, and prizes for best individual and group costumes. On-site registration is available the day of the event from 8:45-10:45 a.m. at the 15th Avenue Lifeguard Station. Day-of registration fee is $40 for adults and $15 for children under 15 years of age. For more information regarding the Fallen Heroes Polar Plunge, visit fallenheroplunge.com.
Sea Isle City Beach Cleanup
Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m to 12 p.m.
JFK Blvd. & Promenade in Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Come join the crew and help clean up the beaches!
Ocean City “Doo Dah” Parade
Saturday, April 9 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Asbury Ave. from 6th Street to 12th Street, Ocean City
Welcome in the Spring season with this comedy parade complete with over 300 basset hounds. Noon on Asbury Ave. from 6th Street to 12th Street and then up to the Boardwalk ending at 6th & Boardwalk.
Cape May County Earth Day Celebration 2022
Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cape May County Park
The Cape May County Park and Zoo is the perfect location for this day of fun and learning. Hands on educational exhibits, children’s amusements, live entertainment, a variety of environmental eco-shops, scavenger hunt; all which will guarantee a day of earth friendly fun. Large tents on the center field will showcase educational exhibits. The Bandstand nearby will feature the entertainment for the day. Crafters, wares, and a food court surround the field and complete the venue.
April Craft and Collectible Show
Saturday, April 23
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May
April’s craft and collectible show features a variety of vendors from the region. This regular event happens year-round; come see what the April show has to offer.
Sturdy Bank 5k Run and 1-mile Walk
Sunday, April 24 at 8 a.m.
Registration is now open for the 5k run and walk; all proceeds benefit the Cape May County Zoo and Habitat for Humanity. Sign up at runsignup.com/sturdysavingsbank
Coast Guard Community Festival
Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Training Center, 1 Munro Ave, Cape May
The popular festival returns after a COVID hiatus. This year’s festival includes ship tours, trolley tours of the training center, cultural exhibits, community organizations, vendors, a food and beer garden, live music, and more. For more information, visit coastguardcommunity.org/events/coast-guard-community-festival/event-schedule/
Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Friday, May 13 – 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May
Cape May bars and restaurants will host many genres of music May 13-May 15. You might find yourself one-minute second-lining to a New Orleans brass band, and, in the next, snaking through town behind a 22-piece Brazilian drum bloco. The joy of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival is in the discovery of incredible music and musicians you may never have known existed. Club Passes on sale since mid-January.
Music Festival Memorial Weekend Concert
Sunday, May 29 at 7 p.m.
Join the band in beautiful Cape May for an evening under the stars as they open the Cape May Music Festival with a patriotic-themed concert to honor those who gave their all to protect our freedoms.
Barefoot Country Music Festival
June 16 – 19
Barefoot Country Music Fest, Jersey’s Original Country Music Beach Fest, takes place in Wildwood between the famous Morey’s Piers on the beach. BCMF is host to 40+ artists slated for June 16-19, 2022, bringing a unique blend of today’s country headliners, regional stars, up-and-comers and locals favorites performing across five stages.
Create In the Crest Arts Festival
Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is expected to include artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, photographers and other creators of all kinds.
Vendors will not only sell their art, but some will also teach free classes related to their crafts.
The event is seeking arts vendors. Fee is $60. Fee is waived if the vendor agrees to teach a 20- to 30-minute class to a group of up to 15 people. Interested vendors should email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of their art/products to be sold. Those interested in teaching a class should also indicate such in their email correspondence.
Craft Beer, Music, and Crab Festival
Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This summer hit named one of the 5 Best NJ Summer Festivals by CBS NY features hard shell crabs, craft beers, food trucks and vendors, crafters, family entertainment and back-to-back music on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the shade near the outdoor stage. Well-behaved pets welcome
Cape May City Arts and Craft Shows
All year long, Cape May MAC presents high-quality crafts and collectibles shows featuring the wares of vendors and crafters from throughout the Northeast.
Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12: Promenade Arts and Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.