Do The Shore for Independence Day: June 29 to July 5

Broadway on the Boardwalk
Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Auditorium tickets are $25 and Solarium are $20 (reserved seating). Tickets on sale now at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice and at Ocean City Welcome Centers, Route 52 Causeway, and City Hall at Ninth Street, and Asbury Avenue, or by calling (609) 399-6111.

Summer Music Series – Mango Men
Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Ocean Ave. & E. Fern Rd., Wildwood Crest
This long-running band that plays regularly throughout the Delaware Valley brings summer-themed party music to Centennial Park, making for a perfect summer evening out with the entire family. FREE all-ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. For more information, call (609) 523-0202 or visit www.themangomen.com.

Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Collectibles, memorabilia and guest star appearances. Over 100 tables of the hottest collectibles on the planet! Sports cards, old and new, toys, comic books, Starting Line-ups, McFarlane figures, non-sports cards, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic, Beanie Babies, videos, wax boxes, supplies, autographed memorabilia, sets, posters, coins, t-shirts, legos, dolls and much more! Fri: 3-9 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE admission! For more information, call (732) 422-9365 or visit www.RKSportsPromotions.com for a detailed schedule of events.

Boardwalk Craft Show
Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3 at 9 a.m.
Boardwalk at Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood
Free admission! Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (609) 522-0378 or visit www.boardwalkcrafts.com.

Peter Max Celebrates America the Beautiful
Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
In what has become a beloved Stone Harbor tradition, the one-and-only Peter Max returns to Ocean Galleries over the Fourth of July weekend, with his newest artwork and a collection of his most-revered imagery spanning nearly five decades. “Peter Max Celebrates America the Beautiful” opens Friday, July 1 and runs through Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with all artwork available for acquisition. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Peter Max when he signs purchased artwork from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. For more information, call (609) 368-7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com.

Fireworks on the Beach
Friday, July 1 at 10 p.m.
Pine Ave. Beach, Wildwood
The summer fireworks extravaganza takes place on the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood, every Friday night! The fireworks are visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods, so bring a beach chair or blanket, or just stop in your tracks on the Boardwalk. Free. Rain date is Sunday night at 10 p.m. For more information, call (610) 523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Independence Day Celebration at Historic Cold Spring Village
Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Afternoon concerts, family activities and traditional fun. Patriotic programs both days, including The Story of Old Glory and live music. John Walter Cape Community Band will perform at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children 3-12, and free for children under 3 and active duty military (with ID). For more information, visit www.hcsv.org.

Foam ‘n Glow EDM Party
Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
A Foam ‘n Glow Party returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center, leading fans on a journey of unimaginable atmospheres and unforgettable emotions. This concert revolution has swept the world of electronic dance music, blurring the line between fantasy and reality, with state of the art visual effects, ground shaking bass and world class DJs. This “World’s Largest Foam Party” is open to those 16 years of age and older. General admission ticket prices start at $33. Doors open at 6 p.m.; party takes place from 7 p.m. until midnight. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.TicketMaster.com or call (800) 745-3000, or visit www.FoamNGlow.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office the day of the event from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Jersey Shore Pops: The Victory Belles
Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles are an elegant and charming vocal trio who travel the globe delighting audiences with their spirited performances, which feature dazzling costumes, audience interaction and musical hits to include “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “God Bless America” and the “Service Medley,” all sung in rich, three-part harmony. The Victory Belles represent the patriotic fabric of World War II America in keeping the sentimental musical history of the ‘40s alive. The Victory Belles are proud to serve as ambassadors of the National WWII Museum and are honored to salute our nation’s veterans in song! For ticket information, visit www.JerseyShorePops.org, call (800) 838-3006 or visit the Middle Township PAC Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Music Series – The Chatterband
Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Ocean Ave. & E. Fern Rd., Wildwood Crest
A guaranteed good time with one of the Delaware Valley’s longest-running dance and party bands! The Chatterband performs all of your favorite hits from the 1960s through today. One of the most requested bands each year at the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series! FREE all-ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. For more information, call (609) 523-0202 or visit www.thechatterband.com.

Concerts Under the Stars – Stan Wades ‘Trammps’
Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Ave., North Wildwood
FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre featuring Stan Wades ‘Trammps’ at 8 p.m. Rain or shine. For more information, call (609) 522-7722 or (800) 882-7787, or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

Harbor Hustle 5K and 2 Mile Fun Walk
Sunday, July 3 at 6:45 a.m.
Stone Harbor Recreation Field, 8100 2nd Ave., Stone Harbor
This July 4th weekend race is a wonderful event for the entire family. The Harbor Hustle is held in beautiful Stone Harbor. This road course is a fast down and back 5K route so close to the ocean you can hear the crashing of the waves. This event also features a kids 2 mile fun run/walk. Registration is $20-$30. For more information and to register, visit www.7milesports.com.

Lower Township’s Annual Independence Day Festival
Sunday, July 3 at 5 p.m.
Bayfront between Lincoln Blvd. & Emerson Ave., North Cape May
Amusement rides are traditionally located on Washington Boulevard and Franklin Avenue. The event will also feature food vendors, game, musical entertainment and fun for the entire family. As the festival winds down around 8:45 p.m., grab your beach blankets and chairs and head down to the bay to watch the fireworks illuminate the Delaware Bay. The fireworks will start after 9 p.m.

Avalon Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m.
30th Street Parking Lot, Avalon
The Avalon Department of Recreation will be hosting an Independence Day celebration at the 30th Street parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 3, before the fireworks. There will be bounce houses and other free attractions for the children in both the parking lot and on the beach. For more information, visit www.avalonboro.net.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony Concert
Sunday, July 3 at 7 p.m.
Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave., Avalon
The Borough of Avalon welcomes the world-renowned Bay Atlantic Symphony for a free concert featuring patriotic music inside Avalon Community Hall. No tickets are necessary and seating will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. Maestro Jed Gaylin will conduct the Symphony during this unforgettable performance entitled “Quest and Delights of Freedom.” The Symphony’s program for the concert alternates between music that inspired people in their quest for freedom, and music that delights in the pleasures of living in a free society. Selections include compositions from Leroy Anderson, John Philip Sousa and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Borough of Avalon and the Symphony welcome legendary Philadelphia radio and television broadcaster Tom Lamaine who will serve as the guest conductor for the orchestra during the performance of “Stars and Stripes Forever.” For more information, visit www.avalonboro.net.

Beach Battle of the Bands
Sunday, July 3 at 8 p.m.
Boardwalk at Lincoln Ave., Wildwood
From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, the heat is on when 10 finalist bands compete in the Beach Battle of the Bands! For four weeks, 40 bands will compete at area bars to get to the main stage. One band will be crowned the winner and will perform on the same stage as our featured acts for the main show all-day Monday, July 4! Cheer on your favorite band and be sure to grab your tickets early because this event is sure to sell out. Tickets are $15; Veterans are free with proper ID. Beach opens at 6 p.m. For more information visit, www.festivals.com.

USCG Sunset Parade
Sunday, July 3 at 8 p.m.
TRACEN Cape May Parade Grounds, 1800 Pennsylvania Ave., Cape May
Sunset Parades are colorful, inspiring military ceremonies featuring the Recruit Precision Drill Team, marching troops and cannon fire. They take place at sunset on the Training Center’s Parade Grounds, are open to the general public, and there is no admission charge. Children are welcome to attend, but should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.uscg.mil.

Ocean City Pops Presents Celebrate America!
Sunday, July 3 at 8 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Ocean City Pops presents CELEBRATE AMERICA! There is no better way to celebrate America’s birthday! Special guests for the evening include Broadway star Nicolas Dromard and conductor Brett Rowe. Join the Pops as they pull out all the stops in this program of patriotic favorites including America the Beautiful, Armed Forces Salute, Stars and Stripes Forever and other iconic American favorites. Tickets are $15/10, available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, by calling (609) 525-9248, or at the Music Pier Box Office.

Fourth of July Beach ‘N Boardwalk Patriotic 5K Run & 1 Mile Family Walk
Monday, July 4 at 8 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m. The 5K Fun Run will begin at the Wildwoods Sign and travel north to the Wildwoods Convention Center and then down the boardwalk extension to the beach. The route will run south and continue on the hard packed sand to Primrose Avenue in Wildwood Crest, looping back to the Wildwoods Convention Center for the completion of the race. The 1 Mile Walk will go down the Wildwoods Boardwalk to Cresse Avenue and back to the Wildwoods Convention Center. Medals will be presented to the top five male and the top five female finishers. All funds raised from this event will be used to help maintain the Wildwoods Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Rain or shine. $25 for adults; $10 for students 18 and younger. Shirts for all participants who pre-register at www.WildwoodsWall.com/5k. For more information, call (609) 849-8887.

Stone Harbor 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4 at 9 a.m.
Stone Harbor Recreation Field, 8100 Second Ave., Stone Harbor
9 a.m. registration for select activities and Phillies Home Run Derby registration; 10 a.m. start. Entertainment hosted by the Stone Harbor Fire Department starts at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit www.SHNJ.org.

Star Spangled Salute
Monday, July 4 at 12 p.m.
Mark Soifer Park, 9th & Asbury Ave., Ocean City
Star Spangled Salute featuring Ocean City Theatre Co. Spotlight Performers Show Choir, noon, at Mark Soifer Park, corner of 9th and Asbury Ave.

‘Celebrate America’ Beach Concert featuring Tim McGraw
Monday, July 4 at 2 p.m.
Beach between Mariner’s & Adventure Piers, Wildwood
This will be the largest country music, beachfront concert celebration at the Jersey Shore this summer, honoring U.S. veterans. Entertainment and event companies Boardwalk Entertainment Co. and UpcomingEvents.com will present ‘Celebrate America’ in the Wildwoods to celebrate the birth of America’s independence through an all-day concert. The festival will be dedicating 10% of profits to veterans through a variety of organizations including Operation First Response, The Michael Strange Foundation, The Wildwood American Legion, and The Wildwood Vietnam Vets. All of this is topped off with one of the most iconic artists in the Country music world, Tim McGraw, with opening act Hunter Hayes. Maggie Rose and Shot of Southern are also scheduled to perform. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. on the beach between Mariner’s Landing and Adventure Piers, and Tim McGraw will be set to perform at 8 p.m. A break for a fireworks spectacular at 10 p.m. will be included. But the party doesn’t stop there! Hang out for the official after party featuring top 40 hits spun by local DJ’s and discount food and beverage options throughout the night. Event is rain or shine. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.festivals.com.

Ocean City Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City
Kite flying competition at 7 p.m. followed by entertainment. A spectacular boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening. For more information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com.

Independence Day Concert
Monday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave., Sea Isle City
The Independence Day concert will feature Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Band. Concert will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Immediately following the concert will be a fantastic fireworks display. Rain date is Tuesday, July 5. For more information, call (609) 263-8687 or visit www.visitsicnj.com.

Mummers Night
Tuesday, July 5 at 7 p.m.
6th to 14th Sts., Ocean City Boardwalk
Mummers will strut on the Boardwalk from 7 to 9 p.m. from 6th to 14th Streets. Sponsored by Preps Pizza, Henry’s, Shirt Shack & Ocean Treasures.

Downtown Wildwood FREE Movie Night – The Peanuts Movie
Tuesday, July 5 at 8:15 p.m.
Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Lot, 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 Peanuts Movie.

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