Do The Shore: May 22 to May 26

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
May 22nd at Noon to May 24th
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The largest kite festival in North America taking place on the Beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations. Event begins on Friday at 12 noon with the ‘Unlocking of the Ocean’ media event on the beach south of the Wildwoods Convention Center. FREE to spectators! For more information call 732.822.4884 or visit http://www.SkyFestivals.com

Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge
May 22nd at Noon
Where: Moorlyn Terrace Street Beach, Ocean City
Participants dress in business suits, carry brief cases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season. Moorlyn Terrace St. Beach. For more information call 609-399-6111.

3rd Annual 31 Heroes Memorial Beach Challenge
May 23rd at 7:30am
Where: 8th Street Beach, Ocean City
The race will consist of team and individual entrants in three separate events – The Stand Up Paddle Ocean Challenge, A SEAL Team – approved Obstacle Course Challenge and a Kids Fun Run as well as a Patriot Ceremony to honor our veterans and fallen warriors. Race begins at 7:30am at 8th St. beach. For more information visit www.standup4seals.com or call 856-816-5644.

Memorial Day Boardwalk Craft Show
May 23rd from 9am to 5pm
Where: The Boardwalk, Wildwood
Rain or shine. All handmade products. Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. 609.522.0198 or http://www.BoardwalkCrafts.com

Explore the Shore
May 23rd at 11am
Where: Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May
Discover the secrets of Cape May Harbor as we explore the shore and marsh. Join our naturalists as we hike the beach, pull a seine net (weather permitting), and encounter an incredible diversity of marine life. We’ll learn about the fascinating lives of the animals that inhabit our coastal and wetland habitats; including the fascinating and ancient Horseshoe Crab. Have an up-close experience with horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and other local marine critters in our laboratory and learn why these animals are so important. Walk-ins welcome. No preregistration necessary.

Beachcomber’s 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
May 24th at 9am
Where: Beachcomber Camping Resort, 462 Seashore Road, Cape May
It’s Beachcomber Camping Resort’s 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5K Run/1 Mile Walk to benefit Cape Regional Medical Center. Registration begins at 8:15 am Fun Run/Walk begins at 9am. All proceeds go to Cape Regional Medical Center. Prizes awarded to the top finishers (male & female) in each age group: 17 & under, 18-28, 29-39, 40-50 & 51+. Prizes awarded to the male & female who raises the most money with their walk/run as well!

Jimmy’s Smokin’ Pig Roast
May 25th at 4pm
Where: The Rusty Nail, 205 Beach Ave, Cape May
Come watch grill Master Jimmy Burton in action at The Rusty Nail as he roasts a whole Berkshire pig from Cape Resorts’ very own Beach Plum Farm. Piggy Platters and Porkwiches are palate pleasers for all ages. Starts at 4pm on Monday nights- this is a popular event, so get there early.

Jane Seymour: Up Close and Personal
May 25th from 10am to 10pm
Where: Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor
The exquisitely talented actress and artist, Jane Seymour, visits Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) for a Memorial Day exhibition, bringing an extraordinary collection of her latest oil paintings and watercolors. “Jane Seymour: Up Close and Personal” opens Friday, May 15, 2015 and runs through Monday, May 25, 2015, with all artwork on display available for acquisition.

For a list of Memorial Day Services and Parades, go to: http://goo.gl/Zdr6Au

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