Do The Shore: July 26 to Aug. 1

Family Fun Days at the Cape May Lighthouse
Wednesday, July 26 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, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and crafts vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 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

Art Party at the Café
Wednesday, July 26 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

Cape May Ferry FREE Wednesday Concert Series
Wednesday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May – Lewes Ferry, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Come out and enjoy a FREE, live concert on the Cape May’s Ferry Terminal Lawn. These events are put on in partnership with Lower Township. Bring your beach chairs or picnic blankets! On July 26, relive your glory days with the B-Street Band and the music of Bruce Springsteen. For more information, call (800) 643-3779 or visit cmlf.com.

POSTPONED: Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Wednesday, July 26 and Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Road & Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest
The 2017 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series includes 24 shows, making it one of the largest free concert series in the region. The series includes many of the most popular cover bands and tribute acts on the East Coast. Shows will be held each Saturday through Sept. 16 and each Wednesday from June 28 through Aug. 30. All shows are free and open to all ages. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair. July 26 is the Beatles tribute band Beat Tells. The July 29 show has been postponed due to the impending storm. The band has been rescheduled for Friday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission. For more information, visit www.visitwildwoodcrest.com or call (609) 523-0202.

Cape May Summer Concert Series: Jay & The Americans
Wednesday, July 26 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
On Wednesday, July 26, Jay & The Americans bring their classic sound to Convention Hall. Between 1962 and 1971, the group scored twelve top 10 hits with songs such as “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia,” “She Cried” and their version of the Drifters’ song “This Magic Moment.” In 2002, the band was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. 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 27 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. An additional Night Market will take place Aug. 10.

Thursdays on Dune Music Series: BLT Orchestra
Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
Avalon’s Veterans Plaza, 21st Street & 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 27 will be BLT Orchestra. For more information, please visit www.visitavalonnj.com.

The Masterworks Choir of Ocean City Presents Schubert’s ‘Mass in G’
Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th Street & Central Avenue, Ocean City
Under the direction of John Gregory Bate, the Masterworks Choir of Ocean City will present Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G.” The evening program will also include folk songs from America and the British Isles, including an original arrangement of “Amazing Grace” by Scott Breiner. Appearing with the choir will be Nancy Fox, soprano, Rob Laird, tenor, Florence Moyer, alto and Robert Snodgrass, baritone. The church is handicapped accessible. A freewill offering will be received. For more information, contact John Bate at (609) 399-2988 ext. 104.

Wildwood Crest Sunset Celebrations
Thursday, July 27 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 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.

Our Lady of Angels Whale & Dolphin Watch Night
Friday, July 28 at 6 p.m.
Utsch’s Marina, 1121 Rt. 109, Cape May
Our Lady of Angels is sponsoring a fun night out at the Cape May Whale & Dolphin Watch! From 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy whale and dolphin watching, hot dogs and pizza for just $25. Other items will be offered for purchase. Make checks payable to Our Lady of Angels, 35 E. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. For more information, contact Sue White at (609) 425-2078 or suewhite61@verizon.net, or Lauren Reed at (610) 812-1524 or bldreed@gmail.com.

Fireworks on the Beach
Friday, July 28 at 10 p.m.
Wildwood Beach at 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.

Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run
Saturday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Wildwood Crest Beach Pier, Heather Road & Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest
The Wildwoods will host a 5K out-and-back beach run, along with a one-mile fun run/walk, beginning and ending at the foot of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier starting at 8:30 a.m. All participants must be registered by July 21, and will receive a FREE long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last. Registration and packet pickup will be available at the Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center Friday, July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Race-day registration takes place from 7 to 8:15 a.m. The event will take place rain or shine and will require a registration fee. For further information, visit www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com or call (609) 523-0202.

Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament
Saturday, July 29 at 9 a.m. and Sunday, July 30 at 10 a.m.
Wildwood Beach Patrol Headquarters, Schellenger Avenue, Wildwood
The Wildwoods along with the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center (PHSC), formerly The Philadelphia Hand Center, will host the largest beach Frisbee tournament in the world, featuring more than 400 teams from all over the globe! This annual event is held on the beach at the Wildwood Beach Patrol Headquarters at Schellenger Avenue. Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tournament is a four-on-four team competition for players of all skill levels, ages 18 and over. The tournament is FREE to spectators. For more information or to register your team, visit www.WildwoodUltimate.com.

Your First Mud Run
Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Morey’s Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Your First Mud Run is the ONLY mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. Our courses are 1.5 to two miles and include 10 to 16 obstacles that are designed for adults and kids. If you ever thought about doing a mud run, ours is the perfect “first timer” event! Anyone 6 years old and up can participate in the fun! We are the largest “family friendly” and “first timer” Mud Run in the country! Registration required. Each ticket cost $48 includes a free one day pass to Morey’s Piers two water parks – Raging Waters Water Park and Ocean Oasis Water Park, a $45 value! For more information and to register, visit www.moreyspiers.com/events/event/your-first-mud-run or call (609) 522-3900.

Hands-On-History
Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
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 making a pinch pot. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat! Other family-friendly activities include historic dress up, games and live entertainment. This event is generously sponsored by PNC Bank! Admission to the Village is $12 for adults, $10 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 admitted free. For more information, visit hcsv.org.

Jersey Shore Pops Presents “Great Balls of Fire” with Music Director & Pianist Linda Gentille
Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
World-renowned Pops music director and principal soloist Linda Gentille takes front stage with “Great Balls of Fire,” celebrating the careers of great piano legends, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Liberace, Roger Williams, Billy Joel, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder, Fats Waller, Floyd Cramer and Victor Borge. Linda has performed around the world, having recently completed her 15th concert tour of China where she holds the world record, according to the Chinese Ministry of Culture, for performing more concerts (over 150 to date) in China than any other artist. Tickets range from $25 to $40. To order, please call the JSP Ticket Office at (800) 838-3006, or choose your own seats online by going to the Pops website at www.JerseyShorePops.org.

‘Queen of the Crest’ Women’s Triathlon
Sunday, July 30 at 6 a.m.
Wildwood Crest
Swim-bike-run competition for female competitors only beginning at 6 a.m. Swim in the ocean at Rambler Road, bike through the streets of Wildwood Crest, and run on the hard-packed sand of the beautiful Crest beaches. For more information or to register, call (609) 523-0202 or visit www.memracing.com/queen-of-the-crest.html.

Wildwood Summer Performance – Chicago 9
Sunday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Fox Park Amphitheater, Ocean Avenue between Montgomery & Burk, Wildwood
Enjoy the sounds of the Chicago tribute band Chicago 9 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.

Cape May Summer Concert Series: Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
Monday, July 31 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
On Monday, July 31, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas bring the energy of Motown to the Jersey Shore. Reeves and The Vandellas recorded hits such as “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave,” “Nowhere to Run,” “Jimmy Mack” and the ever-popular “Dancing in the Street.” In 1995, the group was the second all-female group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Dancing in the Street” joined the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, and along with “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave,” the song was named to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll.” 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.

The Wildwoods Loves Waddlers Contest
Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
This fun event for infants and toddlers (up to 2 years old) is a chance to show off your baby’s speedy crawling or “waddling” technique on the morning of the official Wildwoods Baby Parade. The Baby Waddle takes place at 10:30 a.m. on the grassy circle in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Registration will begin at the circle at 9:30 a.m. Waddle begins at 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded and registration is FREE. Waddlers are encouraged to also participate in the official Wildwoods Baby Parade (a tradition since 1909) on Wednesday, August 2 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 609-729-4000.

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