Do the Shore: July 31 to August 6


Family Fun Days at the Cape May Lighthouse
Wednesday, July 31 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


Lower Township Summer Concert Series
Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal Green, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, Cape May

Family-friendly concerts return to the Cape May Green with the 2019 Summer Concert Series, brought to you by Lower Township and hosted by The Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Concerts run weekly every Wednesday night, featuring Yellow Brick Road, an Elton John Tribute Band, on July 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring beach chairs, blankets, picnic snack, family and friends and enjoy an evening of live music and the best sunsets. Admittance and parking are FREE. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. Carry-in alcoholic beverages are not permitted. For more information, visit


Annual Wildwoods Baby Parade
Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m.
Wildwoods Sign on the Wildwoods Boardwalk

The annual Wildwoods Baby Parade, a Wildwoods tradition since 1909 and presented by the Wildwood Civic Club, takes place on Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. Registration will take place from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Lineup begins immediately following at Hand Avenue and the parade kicks off at 6 p.m. in front of the Wildwoods Sign on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. The parade will end at Fox Park for the kids promenade and free fun activities and bounce houses for children participating in the parade. Participation in the parade is FREE and open to all children under 12 years of age. The rain date will be Thursday, August 1. For more information, please call 609-729-4000.


Ocean City Sand Sculpting Contest
Thursday, August 1 at 9 a.m.
6th Street Beach, Ocean City

Join in on the fun and enter the Ocean City Sand Sculpting Contest on Thursday, August 1 at 9 a.m. Registration is FREE and begins at 9 a.m. at the 6th St. Beach. This is the second contest of the season and sure to be as fun as the last! Judging takes place by 11 a.m. For more information, call 609-399-6111.


Anglesea Night Market
Thursday, August 1 at 5 p.m.
Anglesea Night Market, Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood

The Anglesea Night Market series continues Thursday, August 1 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 for more information.


19th Annual Art of Surfing
Thursday, August 1 at 5 p.m.
Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City

The annual family event returns again this year featuring original art from surfing’s biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists from across the country. Admission is FREE. For more information, call 609-744-3229.


Thursdays On Dune Family Fun & Concerts
Thursday, August 1 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 Lima Bean Riot. For more information, visit


87th Annual Cape May Baby Parade
Friday, August 2 at 11 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May

Don’t miss the most adorable parade in the Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort. The Annual Cape May Baby Parade scheduled for Friday, August 2, 2019 steps off at 11 a.m. from Congress Street and Beach Avenue.  The Grand Marshal will lead the procession down Beach Avenue from Congress Street to Howard Street where the parade ends. Participants are invited into Cape May Convention Hall immediately following the parade for the awards ceremony. Registration is free to all participants 12 years of age or younger.  Registration and judging will be held at Congress Street and Beach Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. For more information call 609-884-9565 or visit


Free Concerts at the Rotary Park
Friday, August 2 to Monday, August 5 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. August 2, John Walters Cape Community Band; August 3, The Fabulous Silver Wings; August 4, Maura McKinney Mastro; August 5, Suite Inspiration. 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 or call (609) 884-9565.


8th Annual Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival
Saturday, August 3 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May

The all-day festival features local craft beers, and wine and spirits, to wash down favorite summer picnic foods, including steamed crabs, crab cakes, pulled pork sandwiches and more, along with food trucks serving up delicious festival fare. But it’s not just for grown-ups; there are family activities in separate areas and live music all day on the outdoor stage beginning at 11 a.m. Families and youngsters will enjoy the Give & Take Jugglers, kids games, crafts vendors and more. Admission to the grounds is FREE. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative pint glasses and T-shirts will be available. For information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at


57th Annual Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4 at 9 a.m.
Stone Harbor Recreation Field, 8100 Second Ave., Stone Harbor

The 57th Annual Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Stone Harbor for another year with 250 exhibitors, live music, children’s activities, and more! Don’t miss this premier, nationally ranked event! The festival showcases over 200 artisans from more than 12 states displaying their work. Admission is FREE and there will be a FREE shuttle service. For more information, call 609-368-5102 or visit


Ocean City Mummers Night
Tuesday, August 6 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

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