Do The Shore: July 5 to July 11

Family Fun Days at the Cape May Lighthouse
Wednesday, July 5 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Light House 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

Breakfast with the Pirates
Wednesday, July 5 at 9:30 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
It’s a breakfast fit for a matey! Children hear a story over a yummy breakfast and then put on a vest and eye patch to go on a pirate-y treasure hunt on the grounds. Wait… what is all that ruckus? It’s a band of pirates! $18 admission. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Cape May Summer Concert Series: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
Wednesday, July 5 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone kick off the Cape May Summer Concert Series. A Cape May crowd favorite, Noone and his band are known for hits such as “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” and “I’m Into Something Good.” 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 For more information, call (609) 884-9563 or (609) 884-9565.

Thursdays on Dune Music Series: 40 North
Thursday, July 6 at 7 p.m.
Avalon’s Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and 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 6 will be 40 North. For more information, please visit

‘Rum For Your Life’
Thursday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Come one, come all on a trip back to the 1930s when things were simpler and the rum was always running! A show for every Tom, Dick and Harry awaits at the Physick Estate to see if you can solve the mysterious death in the family of a high-class mob member. Accessible with advance notice. Limited admission. Tickets $18. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Wildwood Crest Sunset Celebrations
Thursday, July 6 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 beginning Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. – 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

Concerts Under the Stars Series
Thursday, July 6 and Saturday, July 8 at 8 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean avenues, North Wildwood
FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean avenues, North Wildwood at 8 p.m. Rain or shine. For more information, call (609) 522-7722 or (800) 882-7787, or visit

Promenade Art Show
Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
The City of Cape May Craft Shows and the Promenade Art Show are free to attendees and are located in a high traffic area in the charming town of Victorian Cape May. Unless otherwise noted, the shows take place on the Beach Avenue Promenade, and are rain or shine events. To download registration forms, please visit For further information, call (609) 884-9565 or email

NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
Friday, July 7 at 4 p.m., and Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 at 10 a.m.
North Wildwood Entertainment District, 2nd & Olde New Jersey avenues, North Wildwood
The Wildwoods will host the annual NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival on 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues, and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood. Over 65 talented BBQ teams will be competing for the State title and a chance to move on to the National Championships. Experience the BEST in Barbeque & Blues at this exciting three-day festival. Live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on the Wildwoods FREE main stage. Hours are Friday 4 – 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call (609) 523-6565, or visit or for a detailed schedule of events.

Free Concerts at the Rotary Park Bandstand
Friday, July 7 to Monday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette St., Cape May
The City of Cape May is excited to host Music in the Park, free evening outdoor concerts in Cape May. Over 40 concerts will be held in the beautifully renovated Rotary Park. This year’s lineup has something for everyone, including eight new acts. Each concert will offer excellent entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. The series also features some popular local talent. Music in the Park runs through Sept. 16, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Patrons are welcome to bring a beach chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the entertainment. For additional information, visit, email or call at (609) 884-9565.

Fireworks on the Beach
Friday, July 7 at 10 p.m.
Wildwood Beach, 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 Sand Sculpting Festival
Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Beach, Heather Road alongside Beach Pier, Wildwood Crest
Grab your buckets and shovels and head to the Wildwoods beach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This 5th Annual festival will feature an amateur sand sculpting contest, amazing sand sculpture designs, live music and games right on the beach. Rain date is Sunday, July 9. Registration is FREE and begins at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to multiple divisions. The contest is organized in conjunction with Can You Dig It Sand Tools and directed by internationally known sand sculptor Matt Long. For more information, visit

Whaler Yeoman Weekend
Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Whaler Yeoman Weekend celebrates the Cape May County founding families’ livelihoods, which were tied to the land and the sea. Demonstrations and discussions regarding whaling to farming, to trades and crafts that support these early settlers, will be featured. This event sponsored by Priester Foundation & Harpoons on the Bay. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit

Wildwood Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, July 9 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Beach, between Wildwood & Oak avenues, Wildwood
The bags will fly on the Wildwoods beach during this double elimination Cornhole Tournament. Teams of two will compete in the popular tailgating beanbag toss game. Saturday’s event is $25 registration fee, with an 11 a.m. start time. All ages are eligible to register. Sunday hosts the main event with cash prizes. To participate, you must be 18 years and older. This tournament will start at 10:30 a.m. and costs $45 per team of two if pre-registered, or $50 per team day of event. For more information, visit

Burke Annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show
Saturday, July 8 at 12 p.m.
Burke Motor Group, 227 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
From noon to 4 p.m., bring the whole family to this free event and admire classic, high performance, custom cars, trucks, motorcycles and more! The event will also feature a complimentary BBQ, vendors, Rita’s Water Ice, live entertainment by Thirsty Wilson, one of South Jersey’s most popular local bands, and fun for the whole family! If you are interested in displaying your car, truck or motorcycle, registration is only $10 and includes all event amenities as well as welcome gifts, awards and more. Pre-registration is mandatory. Vehicle spaces are very limited, so register online at All proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Middle Township Police Department. For more information about the Car, Truck and Cycle Show, email

Wildwood Summer Performance – The Infernos
Sunday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Fox Park Amphitheater, Ocean Avenue between Montgomery & Burk, Wildwood
Enjoy America’s #1 Show Band 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

Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals
Starting Monday, July 10 at 7 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Wildwoods Convention Center will host the national dance finals featuring studios from all over the country competing for cash and prizes. Competitions will feature solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions, ranging from amateur to experienced dancers. All performances are choreographed to music and are sure to amaze! The Dance Finals are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, Monday, July 10 through Saturday, July 15. Admission to the event is FREE! For additional information, call (516) 781-3400 or visit

Underground Railroad Trolley Tour
Tuesday, July 11 at 11 a.m.
Center for Community Arts, 717 Franklin St., Cape May
Climb aboard Cape May’s newest trolley tour to hear tales of the Underground Railroad in Cape May. Hear how, fleeing their chains in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, African American slaves braved strong currents and stormy seas, guided by the beacon at the Cape May Lighthouse. Hear how legendary anti-slavery fighter, Harriet Tubman, walked these streets, as did businessman and former slave, Stephen Smith, whose railroad cars carried hundreds to freedom. Admission is $15. Presented by the Center for Community Arts in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit