Do The Shore: July 12 to July 18

Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals
Now through Saturday, July 15 at 7 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Wildwoods Convention Center will host the national dance finals featuring studios from all over the country competing for cash and prizes. Competitions will feature solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions, ranging from amateur to experienced dancers. All performances are choreographed to music and are sure to amaze! The Dance Finals are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, Monday, July 10 through Saturday, July 15. Admission to the event is FREE! For additional information, call (516) 781-3400 or visit www.DanceXplosionTalent.com.

Art Party at the Café
Wednesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Create your own masterpiece during a fun-filled, two-hour paint lesson instructed by professional art teacher Juliana Jost. Learn how to make Rustic Wooden Decor! Register by visiting www.artpartyink.com or emailing artpartyink@gmail.com. This event will be held in the Carriage House Cafe, Emlen Physick Estate. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Free Concert in the Park
Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Park & Zoo is proud to announce a free summer concert series in the Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the sounds of “Suite Inspiration.” Now entering their 26th year as a Choral Band, the Suite’s musical range keeps expanding, covering everything from doo wop to country, vocal jazz to folk, calypso to contemporary Christian, and instrumental to A Cappella. For more information, visit www.cmczoo.com or call (609) 465-5271.

An Evening with Daniel Silva
Wednesday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon
Enjoy an appearance by New York Times best-selling author Daniel Silva, who is renowned for his thriller and espionage novels including “The Unlikely Spy,” “Moscow Rules,” “The Heist” and his most recent release, “The Black Widow.” Silva started his career with United Press International in 1984 before moving to CNN, where he worked as executive producer for a number of television programs including “Crossfire” and “Capital Gang.” After discovering his passion for writing, Silva left the television industry in 1997 and pursued writing full time. Silva’s fourth novel, “The Kill Artist” introduced Gabriel Allon, an Israeli art restorer, spy and assassin, who then became the main character in the next twelve novels, each of which hit the best-seller list. For more information, visit www.avalonfreelibrary.org or call (609) 967-7155.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Comes to Ocean City
Tuesday, July 11, Wednesday, July 12 and Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Performing Arts Center, 6th & Atlantic avenues, Ocean City
In collaboration with The City of Ocean City and the Ocean City POPS, The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) presents its production of “Fiddler on the Roof” as part of its 10th Anniversary Season, for four performances at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $25-$30. For more information and tickets, visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or call (609) 399-6111.

Cape May Summer Concert Series: Tommy James and The Shondells
Wednesday, July 12 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
On Wednesday, July 12, Tommy James and The Shondells take the stage. Hailing from Michigan, the group hit number one on United States charts with “Hanky Panky” in 1966 and “Crimson and Clover” in 1969. Their popular hits “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Mirage,” “Mony Mony,” “Sweet Cherry Wine” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion” also landed spots in the Hot 100’s Top Ten. Tickets for each concert are $42 for reserved seats and can be purchased in person at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave. or online at DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com. For more information, call (609) 884-9563 or (609) 884-9565.

Anglesea Night Market
Thursday, July 13 at 4 p.m.
North Wildwood Entertainment District, Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
Enjoy some of the best food from the region and everything North Wildwood has to offer! The event runs from 4 to 10 p.m. The Anglesea Night Market will feature award-winning food trucks, gourmet food vendors, high end crafters, live music, art and yoga, and all of the excitement of the North Wildwood Entertainment District! For more information, call (609) 318-4504 or visit www.AngleseaNightMarket.com for a list of featured vendors. Additional Night Markets will take place on July 27 and August 10.

Thursdays on Dune Music Series: Bluebone
Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
Avalon’s Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive, Avalon
The Borough of Avalon, the Avalon Chamber of Commerce, and the 7 Mile Business and Community Association hosts the annual “Thursdays on Dune” concert series every Thursday through Aug. 24. The Avalon Chamber of Commerce will sponsor various fun activities throughout Avalon’s downtown district starting at 5:30 p.m. before the weekly concert begins at 7 p.m. All activities and performances are free to the public. Performing July 13 will be Bluebone. For more information, please visit www.visitavalonnj.com.

‘Rum For Your Life’
Thursday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Come one, come all on a trip back to the 1930s when things were simpler and the rum was always running! A show for every Tom, Dick and Harry awaits at the Physick Estate to see if you can solve the mysterious death in the family of a high-class mob member. Accessible with advance notice. Limited admission. Tickets $18. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Wildwood Crest Sunset Celebrations
Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunset Lake, New Jersey Avenue between Atlanta & Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest
Wildwood Crest Sunset Celebration is an all ages, family-friendly FREE event beginning Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. – running every Thursday evening until Aug. 24. Enjoy live music, children’s activities, street performers and a family portrait photography service along beautiful Sunset Lake, which features some of the most stunning sunsets at the Jersey Shore. For more information, visit visitwildwoodcrest.com.

Concerts Under the Stars Series
Thursday, July 13 and Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean avenues, North Wildwood
FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean avenues, North Wildwood at 8 p.m. Rain or shine. For more information, call (609) 522-7722 or (800) 882-7787, or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

Free Concerts at the Rotary Park Bandstand
Friday, July 14 to Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette St., Cape May
The City of Cape May is excited to host Music in the Park, free evening outdoor concerts in Cape May. Over 40 concerts will be held in the beautifully renovated Rotary Park. This year’s lineup has something for everyone, including eight new acts. Each concert will offer excellent entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. The series also features some popular local talent. Music in the Park runs through Sept. 16, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Patrons are welcome to bring a beach chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the entertainment. For additional information, visit discovercapemaynj.com, email recdept@capemaycity.com or call at (609) 884-9565.

Free Ballroom Dancing
Friday, July 14 at 9 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Cape May Convention Hall will offer free ballroom dancing on Friday evenings at 9 p.m. from July 7 through Sept. 1. Participants can dance the night away with the Fred Hall Orchestra. Hailing from Philadelphia, the highly acclaimed Fred Hall Orchestra has performed at hundreds of prestigious affairs throughout the region. Their extensive selection of music is designed to keep guests involved and the dance floor filled throughout the evening. Ballroom dancing is open to ages 18 & older. Casual dress is appropriate, and spectators are welcome. For additional information, visit discovercapemaynj.com, email recdept@capemaycity.com or call at (609) 884-9565.

Fireworks on the Beach
Friday, July 14 at 10 p.m.
Wildwood Beach, Pine Avenue, Wildwood
Summer fireworks extravaganza in the Wildwoods on the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood will take place every Friday night – visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods! The FREE Fireworks Shows begin at 10 p.m. Rain date is Sunday night at 10 p.m.

Cape Express “More” Beach Blast Soccer
Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at 7 a.m.
Wildwood Beaches, between Spencer & Poplar avenues, Wildwood
Friday night registration will be held in the Wildwoods Convention Center. Youth and adult soccer teams from all over the East Coast will compete in a barefoot soccer tournament right on the Wildwoods’ Beach on Saturday and Sunday. Games are played on the Wildwoods Beaches, between Spencer and Poplar avenues. Over 1,000 teams will compete on the sand in the largest sand soccer tournament in the world! There is an entrance fee for participants but is FREE to all spectators. Soccer is played from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.CapeExpress.com.

Sun and Sand Police & Fire Survivors 5k Run/1 Mile Walk
Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 a.m.
Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge, 1st & Olde New Jersey avenues, North Wildwood
Join us for a fundraising 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk which benefits the survivors of police/fire who died in the line of duty. Check-in is 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge in North Wildwood. Race begins promptly at 9 a.m. Advance registration is $20; race-day registration is $25. Register online at www.sjtiming.com. First 300 participants receive T-shirts and awards will be presented to winners. All teams are welcome (for registered teams of five, the first three score.) For additional information, email sunandsand5K@gmail.com.

Morey’s Piers Beach FootGolf
Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at 9 a.m.
Wildwood Beaches, Between Schellenger and Spencer avenues, Wildwood
Morey’s Piers is happy to conduct one of the only FootGolf sand tournaments in the U.S.! Held on the beautiful beaches of Wildwood between Schellenger and Spencer avenues, FootGolf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, combining the two popular sports of soccer and golf. The main goal of FootGolf is to kick a soccer ball into a hole with the fewest number of kicks possible. Since the game will be taking place on the beach, each hole is designed from sand and athletes will use soccer balls on a sand golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf in that there will be 18 holes with tee boxes, bunkers, hazards and greens. No golf clubs needed – just a soccer ball and your foot to play! This one-of-a-kind event is fun for all ages and skill levels. For more details or to register, call (609) 522-3900 or visit www.MoreysPiers.com.

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at 9 a.m.
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood
Browse beautiful handmade products on the Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, rain or shine. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 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.

13th Annual Celtic Festival
Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
The Celtic festival features musical entertainment throughout the grounds, interactive demonstrations and a pub area with all-day live music. The Village’s restored, historic buildings will also be open, with historical interpreters demonstrating the trades and crafts of the 1800s. For more information, visit hcsv.org or call (609) 898-2300.

Bay Atlantic Symphony
Saturday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon
The Bay Atlantic Symphony will present “Double the Fun” featuring: Marriage of Figaro Overture, Mozart Sinfonia Concentrate, with Nurit Bar-Josef (violin) and Jonathan Carney (viola). After intermission: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Italian. Tickets are required for this concert and are available free of charge to the general public two weeks prior to performance. For more information, visit www.avalonfreelibrary.org or call (609) 967-7155.

Sophisticated Productions National Dance Competition
Starting Sunday, July 16 at 8 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Wildwoods Convention Center will host a National Dance Competition, featuring solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions, ranging from amateur to experienced dancers. All performances are choreographed to music and are exciting to watch! Dancers from all over the country will be competing for cash and prizes. Dance competitions are Sunday, July 16 through Saturday, July 22 and begin at 8 a.m. daily. Admission is FREE! For more information, visit www.SophisticatedProductions.com.

Wildwood Summer Performance – The Blue Notes & Richie Rosato
Sunday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Fox Park Amphitheater, Ocean Avenue between Montgomery & Burk, Wildwood
Enjoy the recording stars of “The Love I Lost,” Former Lead Singer of the Duprees, “Bad Luck” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” at the Fox Park Amphitheater, Burk & Ocean avenues, Wildwood. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or a beach chair. For more information, call (609) 522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodNJ.org.

Physick Estate Children’s Tours
Monday, July 17 at 11:15 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Take children back in time during Physick Estate Children’s Tours and discover life as it was more than 125 years ago. These guided tours of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate are especially suitable for children. Admission is $8. Tours are offered Mondays, July 3 through Aug. 28 at 11:15 a.m. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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