Do The Shore: May 19 to May 26

Children playing on wildwood beach at sunset

Be Kind to Your Mind

Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month join Gatsby Events as they host a day full of fun. Adults and children welcome to 7 Fulling Mill Road, Rio Grande, NJ 08242. There will be raffles, prizes, assistance therapy, games, musical chairs, and more. For more information contact or call Gatsby Events at (609) 972-5709.

Pour Into Summer Wine Festival

May 22 and 23, 2021 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Get ready to “Sip. Savor. Celebrate” at the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival taking place May 22 & 23 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at Byrne Plaza in Wildwood, New Jersey. Come wine down with some of New Jersey’s best wineries as they kick off the summer season in style at the first “Socially Distanced” wine festival for 2021! Guests can read the festival health & safety policy, get tickets and more information on this event by visiting the website at or by going to the newjerseywineandbeerevents Facebook page. Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, New Jersey. The Pour Into Summer Wine Festival is proudly produced by GPS, Inc.

Family-Friendly Fantasy Adventure Fest

Saturday May 22 – 23, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This will be an outdoor attraction in Historic Smithville, NJ on Saturday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 23rd. Matinee performances will be at 1 PM and 4:30 PM with an evening show at 8:30 PM on Saturday (shoppes are closed for the 8:30 show). On Sunday, there will be a matinee performance at 1PM. A variety of vendors with fantasy and adventure themed art, artistry and collectibles will add to the festivities. Admission and parking are free both days. For more information call (609) 748-8999.

Gymnastics Championships at the Wildwoods Convention Center 

May 29-30 2021

Talented athletes will compete on the floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault. The competitions will be choreographed to music and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. The Convention Center will abide by the New Jersey State Department of Health’s guidance for sports activities mandating temperature checks for all participants, coaches and officials, masking for everyone except during actual competition and safe distancing practices. For additional information regarding the Gymnastics Championships, please call 609-704-9700 or visit For more information on the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

May 28, 2021 – May 31, 2021 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm *Hours Vary

Festivities begin with a Friday night social via the local kite club and the 9:00pm illuminated night kite fly. Saturday includes the silent and loud auctions (open to all) and Saturday and Sunday include the flying of large inflatable kites, sport kite demo, team flying, as well as family games. Monday features the World Indoor Kite exhibition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. FREE to spectators. Located at 4501 Boardwalk on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Visit or call (732) 822-4884.

Stone Harbor Beach Opening Ceremony & Color Run

Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 9:00am

Join Stone Harbor in officially opening the beach for the summer with a Color Fun Run. This non-timed event is open to all ages, and travels north to 82nd Street and back to 95th Street. Be one of the first 200 people to register to receive a free T-shirt, and the many color stations along the way will help to decorate it! Participants are encouraged to dress up, and prizes will be awarded for the most patriotic costumes. The traditional beach opening ceremony with Stone Harbor Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour and the Beach Patrol Captain will take place after the race. For more information visit or call (609) 368-1210.

Wildwood Farmers Market

Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 29th at 8 am and will be held every Saturday, through Labor Day weekend, from 8 am until 12:30 pm. Extending from Byrne Plaza, at 3400 Pacific Avenue, to 3501 Pacific Avenue, the market will encompass the 3 Pacific Avenue blocks between Oak and Schellenger Avenues, allowing the vendors to be spaced out for plenty of social distancing room.

Stone Harbor Farmers Market

Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Opening day of this Sunday summer tradition that features a variety of vendors offering fresh produce, meats, desserts, coffee and more, all locally grown and created in South Jersey. Located at 95th Street Water Tower Plaza in Stone Harbor.

North Wildwood Memorial Day Services

Monday May 31, 2021

North Wildwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5941 and the City of North Wildwood will be honoring our fallen soldiers from every war on Memorial Day, Monday May 31, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, Spruce and New York Aves. in North Wildwood. All are welcomed to join in remembering those who have fought for the many liberties we share as a nation today and every day. For more information call (609) 729-5832.

Go on a “Bug Girl” Story Walk

Continues through May 31, 2021

Visit Ocean City Public Library’s StoryWalk ® at Wesley Park (Lake Memorial Park, located at 407 Wesley Ave, OC).  Walk around the park while reading the story “Bug Girl” by Sophia Spencer. Our StoryWalk ® will be displayed until May 31st.  Everyone who completes and submits this form will be entered for a special family prize! You can also pick up a free bug-themed craft kit to go from the library through May 31st! Call (609) 399-2434 for more information.

*Events are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please check with each event organizer before attending.*