Wednesday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 7 at 7 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
National dance finals from studios all over the country competing for cash and prizes. Competition features 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! 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. FREE admission! For more information, call (516) 781-3400.
Ocean City Eastern Star Annual Gold Tournament
Wednesday, June 1 at 9 a.m.
Heritage Links Golf Club, 1375 Route 9, Ocean View
The price for golfers is $30 (free golf cart and lunch), for just lunch is $10, for hole sponsorship is $30, for entering in the putting contest is $5 for 3 balls. The tournament is open to everyone. Call Lauren at (609) 204-0800 to register. Proceeds go to charities sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star.
Bach’s Lunches-Mini Concerts
Wednesday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Music lovers are invited to the Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for Bach’s Lunches, mini-concerts by members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony that accompany an elegant Tea Luncheon. Bach’s Lunches offer an intimate, afternoon al fresco musical experience, under the tent. Admission is $30 per person.
Cape May Stage Presents “The Whipping Man”
Wednesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 4 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m.
Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
“The Whipping Man” by Matthew Lopez takes place in Richmond, Va. in April 1865. The Civil War is over and Caleb Deleon, a Jewish Confederate officer is home after being severely wounded. His two former slaves care for him on the last night of Passover-the ancient celebration of the freeing of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt, noting with particular satisfaction the parallels to their current situation. But the pain of their enslavement will not be soothed by this tradition, and deep buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden forever as the play comes to its shocking climax. Admission is $38 for adults, $33 for seniors (62+) and $18 for students and active duty Military. The show is presented by Cape May Stage 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 www.capemaymac.org.
The Beautiful Blooms of Summer Flowers-Themed Art Show & Exhibition
Thursday, June 2 at 10 a.m.
Ocean City Fine Arts League, 608 Asbury Ave, Ocean City
The Ocean City Fine Arts League celebrates “The Beautiful Blooms of Summer” at a flowers-themed art show and exhibition from June 2 through the month of June. There will be a “Meet the Artist Reception” and awards presentation on Fri., June 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave. The event is free and open to the public. All artwork is for sale. Call (609) 814-0308 for more information.
Wonder’s Birthday Bash at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier
Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m.
Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, 600 Boardwalk, Ocean City
Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. All rides will be only 2 Tickets and at 9 p.m., see a birthday bash fireworks show! Rides open at 6 p.m. and Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos. Celebrating 85 years on the Ocean City Boardwalk. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.
Cape May Music Festival Concert: Deirdre Reilly
Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Deirdre Reilly’s warm, engaging style, powerful voice and dynamic stage presence have made her one of the top entertainers in Irish music today. With fans from Los Angeles to Dublin, Deirdre is a hit with audiences of all ages no matter where she goes. Free admission!
6th Annual Field Day & Fun Night Carnival
Friday, June 3 at 9 a.m.
Woodbine Elementary School, 801 Webster St., Woodbine
The Woodbine Elementary School will be holding their 6th Annual Field Day and Fun Night Carnival on Friday, June 3. Our Field Day will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. All WES parents and guardians are invited to watch their child participate in the fun activities. Our Fun Night Carnival is from 4 to 7 p.m. Rain or shine! The carnival is open to everyone! Included will be bounce houses, pony rides, battle ball, dunk tank, bike rodeo, games, prizes and much, much more. Great refreshments are available including, meat pies, hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, Kona ice and more! Everyone is invited. Come join the fun. This is a great community event and a great way to end the school year. For more information, call (609) 861-5174.
Middle PAC Dance Groups Showcase Performance
Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township is hosting 11 dance groups in showcase performances and in regional and national competitions from April through much of July. Six of the companies are dance studios in Cape May County. The five others are from out of the area including as far west as Ohio, as south as Baltimore and as north as New York City. The Reagan Dance Studio of Lower Township will be performing on June 3 and 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Cape Mayhem Trolley Tour
Friday, June 3 at 8:45 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 9 p.m.
Headless photography? Electric corsets? Coffin torpedoes? Explore some of the strange beliefs, superstitions, oddities, fads, curiosities and mysteries from the end of the 19th century — the Victorian era — in this 30-minute trolley tour through the gaslit streets of Cape May. Hear stories from Cape May’s history that are bizarre, unexplained or just downright weird. Admission is $12 adults, $8 children (ages 3-12). 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.
Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market
Saturday, June 4 at 8 a.m.
3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
The Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market will take place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, rain or shine. The market will be featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, plants, local honey, nuts, tea products, meats, cheeses, gourmet herb mixes, handmade soaps, fresh made salads, local wine, hand made goods and much more! There will be live music, family entertainment and a live broadcast from 98.7 The Coast every week. FREE parking is available behind the market – enter on Schellenger or Oak Avenue. For more information, call (609) 523-1602 or visit www.DoWildwood.com.
West Cape May Annual Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, W. Perry St. & S. Broadway, West Cape May
Enjoy entertainment, crafts and food including plenty of strawberries throughout the day. Dieters beware – you won’t be able resist the ultimate strawberry shortcake, everyone’s favorite part of the day. Additionally, a sweet reign will be established as the new Strawberry Queen and King are crowned at the end of the day. The strawberry season is only about two to three weeks, so be sure to stop by West Cape May’s Strawberry Festival and gulp down as many South Jersey strawberries as you can! The rain date is Sunday, June 5. For more information, contact Diane Flanegan at (609) 884-9325.
JDRF One Walk
Saturday, June 4 at 9:30 a.m.
Morey’s Adventure Pier, Boardwalk, Wildwood
The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes has become the JDRF One Walk. We’ve changed the name of our flagship fundraising event to communicate our focus on a single goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Each year, JDRF Walks bring together more than 900,000 people who raise over $68 million for life-changing T1D research. This success is only possible because of the support, commitment and strength of our community. Check-in for the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., the opening ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. and the length of the walk is 3 miles. Please register today at walk.jdrf.org/wildwood. For questions and partnership opportunities, contact Renee Bersani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Historic Cold Spring Village Sampler Weekend
Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Step back in time as Historic Cold Spring Village opens its 35th season with a free Village Sampler Weekend. Guests are invited to tour a selection of the Village’s 26 restored, historic buildings where historical interpreters demonstrate the trades, crafts and lifestyles of the “homespun era.” Enjoy games, crafts, historic dress-up and a special sale at the Country Store. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.
Cape May Music Festival: Champagne Jazz Brunch Buffet
Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m.
Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
Linger over a Sunday morning champagne brunch buffet at the Inn of Cape May during a Champagne Jazz Brunch at Aleathea’s. Enjoy live jazz from The Great American Songbook, featuring Mary Lou Newnam, saxophone, clarinet and flute, and Sonny Troy, guitar. Admission is $35.
Love for Lilyana Benefit, Family Fun Day & Spring Festival
Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m.
Fox Park, Wildwood
On August 21, 2015 we tragically lost Lilyana Fernandez, a beautiful little 5-year old girl from Lower Township, to a rare strain of Bacterial Spinal Meningitis. The friends of Lilyana will be hosting a FUN-raising benefit. This exciting benefit will be a kid friendly “Family Fun Day” and will include awesome activities for all ages. Some of the kids activities include games for prizes, characters, princesses, face painting, balloon making, bounce houses, a costume contest, crafts, fire trucks and even our own “Fairy Godmother” makeover boutique. We will also have The Original Hot Spot serving up all of your boardwalk favorite foods and beverages for the attendees. This will be an outdoor event and will feature a live concert performed by our local favorite, Animal House Band, who will be rock’n out some Love for Lilyana on stage. There will also be awesome raffles baskets, games of chance, a 50/50 and so much more. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. For more information, visit www.LoveforLilyana.com or contact Sarah Arena at (609) 602-3369.
Cape May Music Festival Concert: The Jōst Project
Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
The four members of The Jōst Project have long histories in jazz but the driving force behind them is the rock and folk music that they were weaned on. Their declared aim is to draw the baby boomer generation of rock fans into the orbit of jazz. The Jōst Project is essentially a jazz quartet that applies the physics of swing and bebop to rock and pop tunes.
7 Mile Restaurant Week
Monday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7
Avalon and Stone Harbor
More than 30 restaurants within Avalon and Stone Harbor participating with discounted breakfast, lunch and dinner specials!
Dr. Physick’s 161st Birthday Party & Croquet Challenge
Monday, June 6 at 11 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Join the friends of the Physick Estate and celebrate the 161st birthday of Dr. Emlen Physick, Cape May’s illustrious Victorian citizen, on the grounds of the 1879 Physick Estate. Watch or join a croquet match. Free admission. Wear your summer whites and root for your favorite players. The event is 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 Music Festival: New York Chamber Ensemble
Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington & Franklin Streets, Cape May
The many facets of Jewish music will be explored from Klezmer to Mendelssohn in this dynamic concert featuring the virtuosi of the New York Chamber Ensemble. General admission tickets are $20, senior tickets are $15 and student tickets are 5$.