25th Annual Sophisticated Productions Nationals Dance Competition
Continues Wednesday, July 17 at 8 a.m. through Friday, July 19
Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Sophisticated Productions returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center for the 25th Anniversary National Dance Competition. The six-day event takes place Sunday, July 14 through Friday, July 19 with awe-inspiring performances from talented young dancers. The dance competitions will feature solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions ranging from amateur to experienced dancers from all over the country. Competitions begin at 8 a.m. daily and admission is FREE. For additional information, please call 413-568-4815 or visit www.SophisticatedProductions.com.
Family Fun Days at the Cape May Lighthouse
Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Light House Ave, Cape May
The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun on Family Fun Days. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique crafts vendors at the base of the lighthouse. Family-friendly activities on the grounds are FREE. Kids climb the lighthouse for FREE, with a paying adult. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Concert in the Park – John Walter Cape Community Band
Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Park and Zoo is proud to announce a free summer concert series in the park. Join us Wednesday, July 17 for a special evening out, relaxing on the lawn in front of the bandstand at the park. The John Walter Cape Community Band is recognized as the community concert band of Cape May County. Celebrating its 23rd year, the John Walter Cape Community Band consists of volunteers of different ages and skill levels with a common interest: a love of playing music and entertaining others. The band plays a variety of musical styles, including marches, pop, rock, show tunes, movie themes, jazz and patriotic music. For more information, visit www.cmczoo.com.
Cape May County 4-H Fair
Thursday, July 18 at 12 p.m., Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m.
4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House
Mark your calendar for the 2019 Cape May County 4-H Fair July 18-20. Admission is FREE! Some returning events include a children’s pet show – open to all, livestock and horse shows, a Market Animal Auction, bouncy houses, and a Maker Space that combines elements of innovation, do-it-yourself skills, crafts, technology, and drones. Enjoy old fair favorites, such as Sawdogs Chainsaw Artist Matt Hass, the Jersey Cape Cruisers Antique Car Show, 4-H project exhibits, vendors with delicious foods and interesting items, and live local entertainment. The famous Chicken Bar-B-Que begins at 5 p.m. nightly. Get your tickets beginning at 4 p.m. each evening before they are sold out, and enjoy your dinner in the shade while listening to live entertainment on the fairgrounds’ Carol and Ralph Porch 4-H Main Stage. For more information, visit www.cmc4h.com.
Anglesea Night Market
Thursday, July 18 at 5 p.m.
Anglesea Night Market, Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
The Anglesea Night Market series continues Thursday, July 18 from 5-10 p.m. Enjoy 16 or more of the best food trucks along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Indulge in eclectic eats, cocktails from the area bars and pubs, crafters and all of the excitement of the North Wildwood Entertainment District! Call 609-318-4504 or visit AngleseaNightMarket.com for more information.
Thursdays On Dune Family Fun & Concerts
Thursday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Veterans Plaza, 21st & Dune Drive, Avalon
Thursdays on Dune returns for 2019 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.
Free Concerts at the Rotary Park
Friday, July 19 to Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette St., Cape May
The City of Cape May is excited to again host free evening outdoor concerts in Cape May. Each concert will offer excellent entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. July 19, Dean Howey & Friends; July 20, Golden Eagle Band; July 21, Congress Street Brass Band; July 22, Jack Melton Big Band. Concerts are held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket to enjoy the entertainment comfortably. For more information, visit CapeMayCity.com or call (609) 884-9565.
Cape May Antique & Classic Automobile Show
Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m.
Collier’s Liquor Store Parking Lot, Corner of Jackson & Lafayette Streets, Cape May
Join in on the fun in beautiful Cape May for a day of sharing cars and memories! The Cape May Antique & Classic Automobile Show will take place on Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is FREE to the public. There is a registration fee for auto owners and there will be a 40 car limit. If interested in entering your car in the show, contact Paul Leonetti at 609-399-5490. For more information, visit CapeMayCity.com or call 609-884-9565.
Thomas Kerney Memorial Parent-Child Tennis Tournament
Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 21 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Tennis Center, 1020 Washington Street, Cape May
The Cape May Tennis Center will host the Thomas Kerney Memorial Parent-Child Tournament starting on July 20. This round robin doubles tournament is for children 16 and under, who will play with their parent or grandparent. Teams can sign up now through Friday, July 19 at the Tennis Center Pro Shop or by calling 609-884-8986. Registration for this event is FREE. For more information, visit capemaytennisclub.com.
Wildwood Crest Christmas in July Festival
Saturday, July 20 at 6 p.m.
Sunset Lake near Atlanta and New Jersey Avenues, Wildwood Crest|
Come celebrate the Christmas season in the summertime with this family-oriented festival along Sunset Lake. Live music, food, children’s and family activities, FREE photos with Santa Claus and more! The event concludes with boat parade in Sunset Lake. For more information, call 609-523-0202.
56th Annual Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt
Sunday, July 21 at 1 p.m.
Promenade in front of the Cape May Convention Center, Cape May
The adventurous Captain Kidd has set sail for Historic Cape May for the 56th Annual Cape May Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt to be held on the beaches of the nation’s oldest seashore resort. Youngsters are invited to rendezvous with Captain Will Kidd on the Cape May Promenade in front of Cape May Convention Hall on Sunday, July 21 at 1 p.m. Lucky treasure seekers will follow Captain Kidd to his secret site in search of the elusive buried treasure. This event is FREE and open to children ages 3 to 10 years old. For additional information, visit CapeMayCity.com or contact The City of Cape May at 609-884-9565.
Stone Harbor Family Fun Night
Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m.
Stone Harbor Fire House, 175 96th Street, Stone Harbor
It’s Christmas in July! Come enjoy a night of family fun at the Stone Harbor Family Fun Night at the Stone Harbor Fire House. The event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is FREE. Connect with your inner elf and join our DIY Ornament Workshop. Face painting by Donna will also be provided. Have your camera ready for a surprise visit from a very special guest from the North Pole. For more information, visit www.stoneharbornj.org.
Sea Isle Movies on the Beach: Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Monday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City
Enjoy free family movies under the stars on Mondays and free classic movies under the stars on Fridays. Don’t forget your beach chair or blanket! Movies are shown at Excursion Park starting at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.visitsicnj.com.
Middle Township Summer Concerts: The Fuzzy Bunny Slippers
Tuesday, July 23 at 6 p.m.
Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex, 7 Fulling Mill Road, Rio Grande
Middle Township continues their free summer concert series called “Let’s Rock the Ock.” on Tuesday, July 23 with a performance by The Fuzzy Bunny Slippers. The concerts will be held every Tuesday in July from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be food and craft vendors and bounce houses for the kiddos! Bring your coolers, blankets, chairs and dancing shoes! For more information visit middletownship.com.
Ocean City Mummers Night
Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Boardwalk, 6th Street to 14th Street, Ocean City
Visit the Ocean City Boardwalk every Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m. to watch the Mummers parade down the boardwalk. Expect a fun time for the whole family with live music, dancing and crowd interaction. For more information, visit oceancityvacation.com.