Do The Shore: May 16 to May 22

Murder Mystery Weekend
Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19
North Wildwood Rec Center, 900 Central Ave., North Wildwood
Tickets are $55 per person and include a Murder Mystery Show, dessert and coffee reception, a USO dance with DJ entertainment and prizes! Event is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Come dressed in a 1945 costume! For more information or to order tickets, contact the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at (609) 729-4000, email or visit the office at 3306 Pacific Ave., Wildwood.

Pitchforks & Buckets 4-H Club Cape Rabbit Show
Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m.
Lockwood 4-H Youth Center, 335 Court House – Dennisville Rd., Cape May Court House
The Pitchforks & Buckets 4-H Club will host the 5th Annual Cape Rabbit Show, sanctioned by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). Doors will open at 7 a.m. and the show will start at 9 a.m. Visitors are welcome to come see the shows until 4 p.m. The Pitchforks & Buckets 4-H Club will be selling food and refreshments during the event. For more information, contact Duke Hamann at (609) 780-7616.

Party Like Royalty
Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m.
Elaine’s, 513 Lafayette St., Cape May
Witness the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the big screen at Elaine’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Admission is $20 payable upon entry and includes full English tea. Dress to impress – there will be prizes for best hat, fascinator and more! Gentlemen are encouraged to attend and participate. The event will benefit the Branches Outreach Center. Reservations suggested: call (609) 884-1199.

American Heart Association Southern New Jersey Spring Heart Walk
Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m.
Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, Boardwalk at 6th Street, Ocean City
Attendees will enjoy a fun and engaging day of celebrating survivors and lifestyle changes. Our community will come together to help create a culture of health and advance the research and education needed to help save lives. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For tickets or more information, email Charleen Nagy at or visit

Spring Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Festival
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
Join The Wetlands Institute for a festival that celebrates an amazing spectacle of nature – the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season. Children and guests of all ages can enjoy guided shorebird walks along our local beaches and salt marshes, guided viewings of shorebird and horseshoe crab interactions along the Delaware Bay, naturalist-led horseshoe crab rescue walks, live horseshoe crab demonstrations, and more hands-on education and conservation-based activities. Visit for ticket pricing and more information.

Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Garden
Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
Learn to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Find out the blooming times of each plant in order to orchestrate a garden of continuing blossoms throughout the spring, summer and fall, attracting a host of visitors. This program coincides with the Nature Center’s Native Plant Sale. The program is open to the public for $10 for Nature Center members and $12 for non-members. Preregistration is required: call (609) 427-3045. West Cape May residents attend free; proof of West Cape May home ownership is required.

Captain Kidd Pirate Day
Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m.
26th Avenue & the Boardwalk/19th Avenue Beach, North Wildwood
A pirate costume parade begins on 26th Avenue and the Boardwalk in North Wildwood at 11 a.m., followed by a treasure hunt at 19th Avenue and the beach for children ages 12 and under. Prizes include cash, bikes, weekend stays, gift cards and more! To register for the parade ONLY call (609) 522-2955. Registration is not necessary to participate in the treasure hunt on the beach. For more information, visit

Good Eats Food Truck Festival
Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m.
Fox Park, Ocean Avenue between Montgomery & Burk avenues, Wildwood
Experience world cuisine, music from DJ Slice, fun for the kids and more. 12 food trucks will line Fox Park along with retail and craft vendors to provide the ultimate culinary experience. The Good Drinks Bar will be serving beer, wine and other select beverages throughout the day. There will be lots of activities for the kids, a cornhole tournament, Battle of Good Eats and more. The event is FREE to enter all day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information and to sign up for the competitions, visit or email