Concert in the Park – Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra
Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Park & Zoo is proud to announce a free summer concert series in the Park. Join us for special evenings out, relaxing on the lawn in front of the Bandstand at the Park. The Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band with two singers that perform the music of the big band error of the ‘40s to the modern present Jazz era. Our theme this year is “A Tribute to the Bands of the ‘40s & ‘50s.” For more information, visit www.cmczoo.com.
Sara the Turtle Festival
Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City
The festival will have exhibitors, strolling entertainers, face painters, a moon bounce, a sand art booth, sprinting races, “Diaper Derby” crawling contest and live entertainment – not to mention many family photo-ops. There will also be a turtle nesting display and live animal exhibits that will give everyone a close-up look at Diamondback Terrapin Turtles, snakes and other exotic animals. Rain date is June 28. For more information, go to www.visitsicnj.com or call (609) 263-8687.
Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza
Thursday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 30 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 the Dirty Dozen Dance Band from 7:30-9 p.m. and Saturday is The Star Band 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 www.DOOWW.com for more details.
Modern Masters – Picasso, Chagall, Dalí, Miró
Starting Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
Ocean Galleries is proud to present “Modern Masters,” an exhibition of original art by the Masters of the 20th century: Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. The exhibit runs June 29 through July 8, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and features almost 60 works that will showcase a variety of themes, time periods and media by each artist. Curatorial receptions will take place 7-10 p.m. on June 29-July 1. The exhibition and receptions are open to the public, with all artwork available for acquisition. For more information, visit www.oceangalleries.com.
Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
Friday, June 29 at 3 p.m., and Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Presented by RK Sports Promotions, the expo will feature more than 125 tables of the hottest collectibles, including old and new sports cards, toys, comic books, Starting Line-ups, McFarlane figures, non-sports cards, Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic, Beanie Babies, videos, wax boxes, supplies, autographed memorabilia, sets, posters, coins, t-shirts, Legos, Funko Pops, dolls and much more. Show hours are 3-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is FREE. For more information, call (732) 422-9365 or visit www.RKSportsPromotions.com.
Free Concerts at the Rotary Park
Friday, June 29 to Monday, July 2 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. June 29 is Dean Howey & Friends, June 30 is Wind Symphony of Southern New Jersey, July 1 is Jack Melton Band and July 2 is Bastard Sons of Captain Mey. 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 www.discovercapemaynj.com or call (609) 884-9565.
Battle on the Beach Flag Football Tournament
Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1
Magnolia Avenue Beach, Wildwood
This event gives players a chance to experience flag football in a new and exciting way. This awesome summer Jersey Shore beach event is open to both boys and girls ages 5–17, as well as adults. Games are five versus five with a minimum of seven players and a maximum of 10 players per team. Games consist of two, 20-minute halves with every game starting on the hour. Each team will play three games – weather permitting – with a fourth game possible for those advancing to the finals. Trophies will be provided for first place finishers in all divisions, with medals being awarded for second place. For more information or to register, visit www.moreyspiers.com/sports or call (609) 522-3900.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9 S., Cape May
Celebrate all things American at Historic Cold Spring Village’s annual Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. A variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music will be taking place and the Village’s restored historic buildings will be open, featuring demonstrations of Early American trades and crafts. The John Walter Cape Community Band will perform at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.hcsv.org.
U.S. Coast Guard Sunset Parade
Sunday, July 1 at 7:59 p.m.
USCG Training Center Cape May, 1 Munro Ave., Cape May
The public welcome to visit TRACEN for the Independence Day Sunset Parade, which will be a colorful, inspiring military ceremony featuring the Recruit Precision Drill Team, marching troops and cannon fire. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., guests must be seated by 7:40 p.m. and the parade will start around 7:59 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors should expect increased security screening for the event, and guests are not permitted to bring bags of any kind to the seating area. For more information, call (609) 898-6362.