Cape May Lighthouse Family Fun Day
Wednesday, July 18 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point
The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, located in Cape May Point State Park, becomes a beacon for family fun this summer during Family Fun Days. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities like pirate hat-making, along with performers and kid-friendly entertainment, and adults will enjoy browsing among the crafts vendors, all at the base of the lighthouse. Family Fun Days are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 22. Admission is free to activities on the grounds and there is a separate admission to climb the lighthouse: $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Miss North Wildwood Pageant
Wednesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m.
North End American Grill, 206 Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood
Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean avenues, North Wildwood
The interview takes place on Wednesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at North End American Grill and the new Miss North Wildwood will be crowned on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lou Booth Amphitheater. Contestants must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and must be available for parades and other city events. Winner receives $500, a crown and trophy, and a chance to represent our beautiful town; 1st runner up receives $150; and 2nd runner up receives $100. Pre-registration is required. Applications are available at the North Wildwood Recreation Center at 900 Central Ave., or by calling the North Wildwood Recreation Center at (609) 522-2955.
Free Family Concert Series at the Ferry: Sensational Soul Cruisers
Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Concerts run weekly every Wednesday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a beach chairs, blankets, picnic snacks, family and friends and enjoy an evening of live music and the best sunsets. Parking is free and food and beverages are available to purchase. Please remember, carry-in alcoholic beverages are not permitted. On July 18, cruise on down for some smooth soul with the Sensational Soul Cruisers! For more information, visit www.cmlf.com.
Concert in the Park: John Walter Cape Community Band
Wednesday, July 18 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 Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Join us for special evenings out, relaxing on the lawn in front of the Bandstand. The John Walter Cape Community Band is recognized as the community concert band of Cape May County. Celebrating its 22nd 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.
‘The 1940s Cabaret’
Wednesday, July 18 to Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
REV Theatre Company returns to the Physick Estate for the fourth year with an exciting musical production in partnership with MAC. REV’s “The 1940s Cabaret” is a great big piece of all-American apple pie! Based on the 1940s sensational song stylings and best-selling recordings of Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, the cabaret features such enduring, endearing classics as “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Mairzy Doats” and “Rum and Coca Cola,” among many more. Bring blankets or chairs and a picnic to enjoy before the performance! Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students (12 and older) and free for kids under 12. For tickets and more information, call (609) 884-5404.
Thursday, July 19 to Saturday, July 21 at 9 a.m.
4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Cape May County 4-H Fair July 19-21. Admission is free! Some returning events include a color run, a children’s pet show, livestock and horse shows, a Market Animal Auction, bouncy houses, and a Maker Space. The Irma McVey Memorial Herb Garden will be open for touch, taste and smell tours, plus there will be a number of “How To” Tent Talks taking place throughout the fair. New entertainment this year includes Cowboy Larry and Brave Beth, and Jet Weston and His Atomic Ranch Hands. Children are invited to attend Peter Rabbit’s Harvest Party, a new event on Friday night. For more information, visit www.cmc4h.com.
Anglesea Night Market
Thursday, July 19 at 4 p.m.
North Wildwood Entertainment District, 2nd & Olde New Jersey avenues, North Wildwood
The Anglesea Night Market returns this year with nearly 20 food trucks! There will also be acoustic music, crafters and games. The event is dog-friendly. Visitors are invited to go into the surrounding restaurants to see all that they have to offer, including great beverage menus. The establishments in the area will have their own live music as well. Events hours will be from 4 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.angleseanightmarket.com.
Thursdays On Dune
Thursday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Veterans Plaza, 21st & Dune Drive, Avalon
Thursdays on Dune returns for 2018 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 Lima Bean Riot. For more information, visit www.visitavalonnj.com.
Middle Township Free Summer Concert: To the Max
Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m.
Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex, 7 Fulling Mill Rd., Rio Grande
To the Max – an energetic club and dance band – will have people on their feet and dancing the night away during their Thursday, July 19 show from 6 to 8 p.m. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring their beach chairs and coolers and enjoy! The free concert will showcase the Township’s newest recreation complex that boasts a freshwater fishing lake, 18-hole disc golf course and playground on 82 acres. For more information, visit www.middletownship.com.
Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza
Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m.
Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific avenues, Wildwood
Enjoy live music at the Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza featuring new musical talent! Thursday is The Infernos from 7:30-9 p.m., and Saturday is Bittersweet Duo from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or beach chair. Come early to dine Downtown or pick up take-out to “picnic in the plaza!” FREE admission and FREE parking. Call (609) 523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com for more details.
The Art of Dr. Seuss – 20th Anniversary Celebration
Starting Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
Ocean Galleries will share a rare and compelling selection of artwork from 20 years of “The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection.” Visitors can explore and acquire works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as “The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss,” a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. All sculptures and artwork will be available for acquisition. Exhibition is July 20-29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.oceangalleries.com.
Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series: Jeffrey Gaines
Friday, July 20 at 4 p.m.
Hawk Haven Vineyard, 600 South Railroad Ave., Rio Grande
Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series offers great music, stunning vineyard sunsets, The Cape May Food Shed Farmers’ Market, and food trucks that complement award-winning Hawk Haven wines. Grab a seat at one of our picnic tables or kick back on your beach chair beside the vines. Friday, July 20 will be Jeffrey Gaines. Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances. Tickets are $5 in advance (until noon the day of the show) at www.hawkhavenvineyard.com, and $10 at the door.
Free Concerts at the Rotary Park
Friday, July 20 to Monday, July 23 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. Friday is the Cumberland County Wind Symphony, Saturday is Golden Eagle Band, Sunday is Congress Street Brass Band and Monday is Jack Melton Band. Music in the Park runs through Sept. 15. Concerts are held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the entertainment. For more information, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com or call (609) 884-9565.
The British Invasion Years – Celebrating the Groovy Generation
Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
More than just the Beatles, this nostalgic musical tribute spans the entire ‘60s British Invasion era on both sides of the Atlantic and is three shows in one! The group performs for standing-room-only audiences at theaters across the country. For more information and tickets, call (609) 884-9565, or visit www.DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com or www.britishinvasionyears.com.
Morey’s Piers Beach Sports Weekend
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at 9 a.m.
Morey’s Piers will host the Sticks in the Sand Beach Hockey Tournament and the Sand Slam Beach Lacrosse Tournament on the Wildwood Beach between Schellenger and Juniper avenues. Teams will compete on the beaches of the Wildwoods and enjoy the water parks during the day and the famous Wildwood Boardwalk and amusements in the evening. For additional information or to register, visit www.MoreysPiers.com or call (609) 522-3900.
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9 S., Cape May
All aboard! Historic Cold Spring Village’s Annual Railroad Days will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is the perfect outing for folks interested in railroad history, model and toy trains, or just enjoying a unique collection in a unique historical setting. Visitors will find presentations, railroad displays, working model trains and garden railways from a variety of groups throughout the Village. For more information, visit www.hcsv.org.
The Avalon Lions Club Centennial Celebration
Saturday, July 21 at 5 p.m.
Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street & Avalon Avenue, Avalon
The Avalon Lions Club is holding a giant Centennial Celebration on from 5 to 9 p.m. to say thank you to their neighbors for supporting their charities over the years. The Family Fun Festival is absolutely free and includes music and dancing with WIBG DJ Billy O, a photo booth, Corn Hole games, and complimentary pretzels, soda and water. BYO food and beverages are welcome. For the kids there will be balloons, face painting and a slime table. For more information, call (215) 688-6015.
Christmas in July Festival
Sunday, July 22 at 6 p.m.
Sunset Lake, New Jersey Avenue from Atlanta to Miami avenues, Wildwood Crest
The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., overlooking the bay at Sunset Lake. The Christmas in July Festival will include live Christmas-themed, pop and rock musical performances with the Mango Men, a holiday-themed candy lane with activities for children, and much more. The event will also include a visit from Santa Claus, who will be on hand for free family photographs overlooking the bay. The Sunset Lake area will also be decorated for the holiday season. For more information, visit www.wildwoodcrest.org, or call (609) 523-0202 or (609) 522-0221.
Ocean City Summer Concert Series: Straight No Chaser
Monday, July 23 at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
The a cappella group Straight No Chaser are regulars on casino stages in Atlantic City and move south to Ocean City for the first time for two shows at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.