Do The Shore: July 25 to July 31

The Art of Dr. Seuss – 20th Anniversary Celebration
Through Sunday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor

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. For more information, visit or call (609) 368-7777.

Cape May Lighthouse Family Fun Day
Wednesday, July 25 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

Free Family Concert Series at the Ferry: The Nerds
Wednesday, July 25 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 25, grab your finest suspenders and pocket protectors as The Nerds hit the stage! For more information, visit

Cape May Summer Concert Series: Wynonna and The Big Noise
Wednesday, July 25 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May

Wynonna and The Big Noise bring country star power to the Jersey Shore on July 25. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide. Tickets are $48 and can be purchased at Cape May Convention Hall, or online at 

Thursdays On Dune
Thursday, July 26 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 Eleven Eleven. For more information, visit

Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza
Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 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 every Thursday and Saturday through Sept. 1. Thursday is Stellar Mojo from 7:30-9 p.m. and Saturday is the Aquanets 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 for more details.

2nd Annual Skate Fest
Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m.
Ocean City Skate Park, 550 Asbury Ave., Ocean City

Skate Fest will take place on Friday, July 27 (rain date July 28/29) at the Ocean City Skate Park and isn’t just a day for skaters to have fun – it’s a day that brings the community together.  The event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $20 for the full day of fun. There will be prizes available in multiple categories for competitors. The Ocean City Police Department will be on-site serving complimentary lunch and refreshments. For more information, visit

Wildwoods Got Talent
Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
Fox Park Amphitheater, Burk & Ocean avenues, Wildwood

Wildwoods Got Talent is an all-new weekly event being held at Fox Park Amphitheater every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. in July and August (with the exclusion of Aug. 31). Each week, Wildwoods Got Talent will feature 30 live entertainment acts vying for the top three spots which will move on to compete in the Grand Finale on Aug. 24. For full information or to register, visit

Free Concerts at the Rotary Park
Friday, July 27 to Monday, July 30 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 Star Band, Saturday is The Quietmen, Sunday is Fred Hall Band and Monday is Mainliners Chorus. 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 or call (609) 884-9565.

Ocean City’s Night in Venice Celebration 2018
Saturday, July 28 at 9 a.m.
Ocean City

Ocean City’s will celebrate “TV’s Greatest Hits” this year during Night in Venice. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contests provide a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. For more information, visit or call (609) 399-6111.

Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9 S., Cape May

Two days of family-friendly, interactive and educational fun are planned for Historic Cold Spring Village’s “Hands-on History” Weekend daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children will be given a “Pastport” at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or churning butter. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat! For more information, visit

WWE Live SummerSlam Heatwave Tour
Saturday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Anything can happen as tempers heat up on the road to this summer’s hottest event! Don’t miss the chance to witness your favorite WWE superstars in action featuring AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sin Cara, New Day, Becky Lynch, The Bar, Naomi and many more! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office, online at, or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information, visit

Crest Sunset Festival
Sunday, July 29 at 4 p.m.
Sunset Lake, New Jersey Avenue from Atlanta to Miami avenues, Wildwood Crest

The Crest Sunset Festival will feature food trucks like Baby Blues BBQ, House of Cupcakes, Philly Fry, The Cannoli Café, Loco Gringo Street Taco, Beast of the Street, Kono Pizza, Au-Sam’s Trolley Stop, Mermaid Mutineer and Grilled Cheez Factory among others, from 4 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit

Wildwoods Baby Waddle
Tuesday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

An exciting event for infants, toddlers and spectators alike, the Wildwoods Baby Waddle Contest will take place at 10:30 a.m. on the grassy circle in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. This event encourages very young participants of walking or crawling age to show off their speed-crawling or waddling techniques to win fun prizes. The contest is open to any speed-crawling babies 15 months and younger, and any waddling toddlers 24 months and younger. Registration for the Baby Waddle is FREE and begins at 9:30 a.m. the day of the event. For more information, call (609) 729-4000.