Do The Shore: July 20 to July 26

Breakfast in Neverland
Wednesday, July 20 at 9 a.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Meet characters from Neverland – Peter Pan, Captain Hook and some lost boys – over breakfast at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, with story-reading and activities for children. $15 per person. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Down Jersey Folk Music Series – Blue Jersey Band
Wednesday, July 20 at 5 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Historic Cold Spring Village presents free homegrown music every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Village Pavilion during July and August. The Down Jersey Folk Music Series offers a wide range of music representing New Jersey’s rich heritage. This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. This week is the vocal, guitar and mandolin sounds of the Blue Jersey Band. Check the Village website ( for the offerings at the Cold Spring Grange Restaurant and Cold Spring Brewery. Bring a beach chair or blanket and make it a perfect happy hour outing. For more information, please contact Mark Stanton at (609) 898-2300, ext. 12 or

Journey Tribute Band – Separate Ways
Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Dr., North Cape May
Lower Township’s free summer concert series at the Cape May-Lewes ferry terminal continues with the Journey tribute band Separate Ways. The concert is free to the public and begin at 5:30pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Shakespeare at the Estate “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Wednesday, July 20 through Saturday, July 23 at 6 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
On the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate. Admission is $25 adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students (ages 15 & older) and free for children under 15. Bring a blanket or chair. An REV Theatre Production, in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities. For more information or to make reservations, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Summer Music Series – Big Bleu
Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Rd. & Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest
Back by popular demand, join us for a fantastic evening of pop, rock, dance and party music with New Jersey’s own — Big Blue. FREE all-ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. Info: (609) 523-0202.

Ocean City Pops – ROCK ON
Wednesday, July 20 at 8 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Join the Pops for a journey back to the rock and pop hits of the ‘70s and ’80s with dynamic artists Morgan James, LaKisha Jones and Rob Evans. Featuring the music of Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen and more. It will be an evening of great music for all ages. 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $25/$20 available at, Music Pier Box Office, or (609) 525-9248.

Annual 4-H Fair
Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23
Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House–South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House
The annual 4-H fair runs July 21-23 at the 4-H fairgrounds located. Public hours for the fair are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. The Chicken Bar-B-Que starts at 5 p.m. nightly. Admission is free and there is a host of fun events. Livestock & horse shows, kids’ pet show (Saturday at 9 a.m.), mountain bike stunt show (Friday at 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.), food, color fun run (Saturday at 8:30 a.m.), farmer’s market, vendors, children’s discovery farm, live music and chicken bbq. Free admission, $5 premium parking, free parking offsite with a/c shuttles. Learn more about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program and the 4-H Fair at the 4-H Foundation website

The Anglesea Night Market Food Truck Festival
Thursday, July 21 at 4 p.m.
Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood
A new event will bring some of the best food to North Wildwood. The Anglesea Night Market will debut down Olde New Jersey Ave. on July 21 and Aug. 18. Both events will run from 4 to 9 p.m. in the North Wildwood Entertainment District. The Anglesea Night Market will feature a dozen of the best food trucks, gourmet food vendors, live music and more. Plus, the entire event takes place in the Entertainment District of North Wildwood, surrounded by great restaurants, bars and shops. The events are free and open to the public. More information will be released closer to the event and everything about the event can be found at

Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Races
Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Beach at Lincoln Ave., Wildwood
Annual beach patrol competition between 15 South Jersey Beach Patrols. Sponsored by the Wildwood Beach Patrol and honoring the memory of Captain Frank “Dutch” Hoffman at Lincoln Avenue Beach. For more information, call (609) 522-8258.

Concert Under the Stars – Jimmy & the Parrots
Thursday, July 21 at 8 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean Ave., North Wildwood
North Wildwood’s 2016 Concerts Under the Stars series at the Lou Booth Amphitheater (2nd & Ocean) on most Thursdays and Saturdays from early July through Labor Day Weekend. Tonight is Jimmy & the Parrots, a Jimmy Buffet Tribute. All shows are FREE and begin at 8 p.m. For more information call (609) 522-7722, or toll free 1 (800) 882-7787.

Crabulous Crab Day
Friday, July 22 at 9:30 am.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
Join us at The Wetlands Institute for a day filled with Crabulous fun, and see just how much you can learn about crabs! On the program: Crab Races and Games, Crabbing at the Dock, Crabbing Tips and Tricks, Crab Teaching Tank, Crabbing Tournament, Crabulous Trivia, and more! And don’t forget to get your official Crab Day T-Shirt! For more information, visit

Dinner Theater Cabaret Style
Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at 6 p.m., Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m.
Cape Trinity Early Education Center, 2900 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood
Notre Dame de la Mer’s Music Ministry presents its first ever Dinner Theater Cabaret Style. Featuring Broadway hits both classic and modern. Directed by our music director, Jonathan Delgado. While watching our music ministers perform, you will be enjoying a delicious 3 course dinner including your choice of Lemon Chicken or Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken. BYOB. Iced tea and lemonade will be available. All proceeds will go to the Notre Dame de la Mer’s music ministry organ fund. Seating is limited so make your reservations today. Call Jude, (609) 972-9051 or MaryJane, (609) 780-3754 for reservations. Tickets are $25.

ESA Surf Contest
Saturday, July 23 at 7 a.m.
7th St. Beach, Ocean City
Sign- ups begin at 7 a.m. and the first heat in the water begins 8 a.m. Sign up on the beach the morning of the contest. If your membership has expired or if you are a new member, you may renew or join on the beach. Rain Date: July 30. For more information visit or call (609) 884-5277.

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market Peach Party & Perfect Peach Pie Contest
Saturday, July 23 at 8 a.m.
Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
On Saturday, July 23, the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market will host the 1st Annual Peach Party & Perfect Peach Pie Baking Contest! Many of our 25+ vendors will also be offering peachy items: Blue Eden Peach Soap, Dolly’s Peach Pizzelles & Biscottis, JD Gourmet Southern Peach White Balsamic, S&S Kitchen’s Gluten Free & Regular Peach Cakes, Babies & Bows “Peach Patterned” 18” Doll Dresses, Empanada Mama’s Sweet and Savory Peach Empanadas, Visalli Farms’ Peach Cider, Salsa and BBQ Sauce, and more! Of course all our farmers will be selling Jersey Fresh Peaches! For more information, call (609) 523-1602.

2nd Annual 4-H Color Fun Run
Saturday, July 23 at 8 a.m.
Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House–South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House
The 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk/Run on Saturday, July 23 will have same day registration starting at 8 a.m. followed by the Color Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. The race takes place at the 4-H Fairgrounds located at 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. The Color Fun Run is a great family event that gives children and adults the opportunity to have fun together while getting exercise at the same time. So, if you love color and you like to walk or run, you can support the 4-H Program Advisory Council by participating in the 4-H Color Fun Run or by stretching out along the race route to cheer on the runners by tagging them with a blast of color as they race toward the finish line. Call (609) 465-5115 ext. 605 to register or for more information. Parking for the race is available in the ACCC parking lot next to the fairgrounds.

Clamshell Pitch
Saturday, July 23 at 9 a.m.
30th Street Beach, Avalon
The Avalon Historical Society invites you to the revival of an Avalon Classic. In the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s clamshell games were played on the beaches of Avalon, along with quoits and horseshoes. The Historical Society is presenting the seventh annual “W. Norman Mackey Memorial Clamshell Pitching Competition” on July 23 on the 30th Street beach. Registration can be made at the History Center at 215 – 39th Street, and at 30th St. beach starting 8:30 a.m. the day of competition. Entry fee is $10 for Singles & Doubles or, $15 for entry in both categories. Competition starts at 9 a.m. Only shells provided by the Historical Society will be used. Awards for singles and doubles competition. For further information, registration, rules and guidelines contact the History Center (609) 967-0090 or email

Ocean City’s 7th Annual Tribute to the Philippines
Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Opening ceremonies 10 a.m. in front of the Music Pier with Consul General Mario DeLeon of the Philippines as special guest. Trade Fair of Philippine products and Ocean City services in loggia of Music Pier from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Entertainment all morning and into the early afternoon featuring amazing Filipino dancers hopping between sticks as they perform, internationally renowned Filipino American singer Rene Sese, and Champion Yo Yo performers in front of the Music Pier.

West Cape May Elementary PTA’s Art and Heritage Festival
Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, Perry St., West Cape May
The WCM Elementary School PTA’s “Art & Heritage Festival” is the place to be mid-summer. Held in West Cape May’s beautiful Wilbraham Park from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., this festival will include all art media, artisanal and local food specialties, local farm products, music, art activities, and educational opportunities. We are excited to present a festival focusing on the best that our community has to offer. Join us to help fund cultural and scholastic enrichment activities for the children of West Cape May Elementary school! Rain date July 24.

Antique Car Show
Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Boardwalk between 16th and 26th Aves., North Wildwood
The Jersey Cape Region Antique Automobile Club of America will sponsor an Antique Car Show from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the boardwalk between 16th and 26th Avenues in North Wildwood. For more information call Robert McCullion at (609) 522-6442.

Avalon Lions Endless Summer Concert Series
Saturday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Avalon Community Hall, 30th St. & the beach, Avalon
The Avalon Lions Charities is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Endless Summer Charity Concert Series will feature the BSTREET Band, the ultimate Bruce Springsteen tribute band. The BSTREET Band has been the nation’s ultimate Bruce Springsteen tribute band since 1980. The last time the Lions hosted the BSTREET Band the concert was SOLD out. The concert will be held at Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street and the beach in Avalon on Saturday, July 23. Pre-concert fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with registration for our 1st annual “Cornhole” Tournament! Prizes for the tournament winners will be awarded before the Concerts starts! The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost only $25 per person and includes additional music provided by our DJ! Beer, wine, Hot Dogs, Soft Pretzels and other refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds will support Family Promise, and other Cape May County charities. Call (609) 368-2197 or (215) 704-2123 for tickets, or visit the Pudgie Pelican or Long and Foster. Additional information:

Summer Music Series – Don’t Call Me Francis
Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Rd. & Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest
Hands down one of the most requested and most popular bands in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area and beyond, Don’t Call Me Francis once again brings its thrilling, non-stop, high-energy show to the Crest’s Centennial Park. Performing many of the most recognized and popular party and dance hits from across multiple generations of music, Don’t Call Me Francis has been voted the best band in South Jersey and the Delaware Valley by the Camden Courier-Post‘s Readers’ Choice Awards. FREE all-ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. Info: (609) 523-0202 or

Concert Under the Stars – Real Diamond
Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean Ave., North Wildwood
North Wildwood’s 2016 Concerts Under the Stars series at the Lou Booth Amphitheater (2nd & Ocean) on most Thursdays and Saturdays from early July through Labor Day Weekend. Tonight is Real Diamond with a Neil Diamond tribute. All shows are FREE and begin at 8 p.m. For more information call (609) 522-7722, or toll free 1 (800) 882-7787.

Fish Alley Paddlefest 2016 (Kids & Family Divisions)
Sunday, July 24 at 4:30 p.m.
35th St. & the beach, Sea Isle City
Starting at 35th Street and the beach in Sea Isle City, racers will head out into the ocean, paddling around the south side of the yellow buoy and going north through Sea Isle, Strathmere, and into Corson’s Inlet. In Corson’s Inlet, paddlers will then go around another yellow buoy of the second buoy exiting Corson’s Inlet back into the Ocean. Racers will go through the inlet and back to the start at 35th Street beach. At 35th Street, there will be a buoy marking the street. Racers must go around the southeast side of this last buoy before heading back to the beach. Racers will paddle into the beach and run through the finish line, which will be marked by two flags. This race is a beach start/finish. For more information, call (609) 263-8687.

Wildwood Summer Sunday Concert: Blackthorne – Celtic Music
Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Fox Park Amphitheatre, Wildwood
Sponsored by the city’s Tourism and Development Commission, each concert is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Fox Park Amphitheatre on Ocean Avenue between Montgomery and Burk avenues.

Christmas in July at the Cape May Lighthouse
Monday, July 25 at 11 a.m.
Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Light House Ave., Cape May Point
Celebrate Christmas in July at the Cape May Lighthouse! There will be games, characters, crafts, gifts and children can visit with Santa. Children ages 3-12 climb the lighthouse free! Forget the snow, forget the cold weather, bask in the sun and celebrate Christmas this summer. Monday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the grounds is free. Adults admission to climb is $8. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Congress Hall Carnival
Monday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Monday nights at Congress Hall is the place to be! The Grand Lawn transforms into a carnival festival with booths, carnival hosts, games for all ages, face painting, balloon twisting, food, treats, and more! Snack on some kettle corn popcorn while playing skee ball. Chow down on yummy hot dogs while taking part in a pig race. You can even take a train ride on our Congress Hall Express. The whole family is invited to take part! Carnival is 5:30 to 9 p.m. every Monday through August 29. For more information, call (609) 884-8421.

Downtown Wildwood FREE Movie Night – Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip
Tuesday, July 26 at 8:15 p.m.
Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market, 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 Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip.