Do The Shore: May 23 to May 29

Regional Gymnastics Championships
Friday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m., and Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at 8 a.m.
The Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs will hold the Regional Gymnastics Championships, featuring talented athletes competing on the floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault. An exhibition will be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Competitions for events will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, call (609) 704-9700 or visit

Josef Kote in Stone Harbor
Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
Ocean Galleries kicks off Memorial Day weekend with guest artist, Josef Kote, who returns for a second year with an all new collection. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Josef Kote at gallery receptions taking place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. His exhibition, “Josef Kote – Harmony in White,” opens on Friday and runs through Monday. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. All artwork is available for acquisition and will be personally signed by the artist during the receptions. For more information, call (609) 368-7777 or visit

Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge
Friday, May 25 at 12 p.m.
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. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony
Friday, May 25 at 12 p.m.
Andrews Avenue Beach, Wildwood
It’s time to get your feet sandy! Come join us to officially start the summer season at 12 noon on the Andrews Avenue beach next to the Wildwoods Convention Center. A large, ornate key will be used to ‘unlock’ the ocean, along with tourism and city officials, guest speakers and more than 300 elementary school children will fly their kites in the air. This event is FREE to attend. Please call (609)729-9000 for more information.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28
The Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Wildwoods International Kite Festival will take place on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. The event begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean media event outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following include opening of the kite sales tent, a Friday night social via the local kite club and the 9 p.m. illuminated 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’s, team flying as well as family games. Monday features the World Indoor Kite competition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. This event is FREE to spectators. For more information, visit or call (732) 822-4884.

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Boardwalk, Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood
The Boardwalk Craft Show will take place on the Wildwoods Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, rain or shine. All products displayed will be handmade. The event will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free to attend. Please call (609) 522-0378 or (609) 522-0198, or visit for more information.

Run to Remember (for our Veterans of War)
Sunday, May 27 at 9 a.m.
15th and the Beach, North Wildwood
All proceeds from this 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk will be to help our veterans of war. Please come and support our veterans. If you can’t attend and wish to donate, you can at The registration for the run/walk will open at 7:15 a.m. at 15th and the beach in North Wildwood. Run will begin at 9 a.m. after a short ceremony (flag raising). For more information, call (267) 566-8359.

Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert
Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Road & Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest
The Wildwood Crest Summer Kick Off Concert will take place at Centennial Park, on Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, in Wildwood Crest. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is FREE to attend. Bring a beach chair or blanket and sit back to enjoy the fun we welcome the start of summer. Please call (609) 523-0202 or visit for more information.