Do The Shore: May 24 to May 30

Cape May Stage Presents ‘Billy Bishop Goes to War’
Wednesday, May 24 to Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 28 at 3 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
The United States declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917, and Cape May Stage notes the 100th anniversary of our entrance into World War 1 with this musical entertainment. Lying face down in the mud with his horse stuck beside him, Billy looks up to see a fighter plane and decides that there is a better place to be. He is credited with 72 victories and billed as the top fighter pilot in the British Empire. Admission is $40 for adults and $35 for seniors (62+). For more information, call (609) 770-8311 or visit

Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina in Cape May
Thursday, May 25 to Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m.
Two Mile Landing Marina, 1 Fish Dock Rd., Wildwood Crest
The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, are sailing to Cape May! Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. The general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission is $8 for adults, $ 7 for seniors and $6 for students ages 5 to 16. Children 4 and under are free. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary. For more information, visit

32nd Annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival
Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28 at 9 a.m., and Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The kite festival officially starts at 9 p.m. on Friday, featuring an illuminated night kite fly on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue. The Kite Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. daily, with the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships. Also during the weekend, join in the Candy Drop, Running of the Bols, Rev Games or Rokkaku Team Challenge; fly a kite on the Learn to Fly Field or watch the Fighter Kite Competition. More fun is to be had with kite exhibits and workshops on the beach. The Wildwoods International Kite Festival Auction will be held on Saturday in the Convention Center. The kite festivities conclude with the World Indoor Kite Competition in the Oceanfront Arena at the Convention Center on Monday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, call (609) 732-822-4884 or visit

Regional Gymnastics Championships
Friday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m., and Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 at 8 a.m.
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, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, May 28 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

Stone Harbor Library Grand Opening
Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m.
Stone Harbor Library, 9516 2nd Ave., Stone Harbor
Join us for an all-day celebration to commemorate the beautiful new Stone Harbor Library branch. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with a ceremonial welcome, coffee and donuts. Throughout the day, we invite you to stop and enjoy the many stations we will be hosting to demonstrate the diverse programming and services available at your local library. Keep an eye out for Clickety, our beloved library mascot, who will be making special appearances throughout the day. For more information and a full schedule of events, call (609) 463-6386 or visit

Wildwoods Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony
Friday, May 26 at 12 p.m.
Andrews Avenue Beach, Wildwood
The Wildwoods will officially kick off the 2017 summer season at the Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony on Friday, May 26 at noon on the Andrews Avenue beach next to the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tourism and city officials, guest speakers and more than 300 elementary school children will participate in the ceremony to officially ‘unlock’ the ocean with a large, ornate key and open the summer season. For more information, call (800) 992-9732 or visit

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market
Saturday, May 27 at 8 a.m.
Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
The Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market features locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, plants, local honey, nuts, tea products, meats, cheeses, gourmet herb mixes, handmade soaps, fresh made salads, local wine, handmade goods and much more. There will be live music, family entertainment and a live broadcast from 98.7 The Coast. FREE parking is available behind the market – enter on Schellenger or Oak Avenue. For more information, call (609) 523-1602 or visit

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Boardwalk, Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood
Happening in the Wildwoods this weekend is the Boardwalk Craft Show – featuring all handmade products – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday on the Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue (rain or shine). This event is free to attend. For more information, visit

Beachcomber’s 5th Annual Claire Brodesser Memorial 5K Run/1M Walk
Sunday, May 28 at 8:15 a.m.
Beachcomber Camping Resort, 462 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Join us for Beachcombers 5th Annual Claire Brodesser 5K Fun Run & 1M Walk! All registered runners receive a T-Shirt, water and post-race snacks. Don’t forget to register (early bird discount available) and pick up your sponsor sheet (call for more details). Medals and prizes awarded! All proceeds benefit Cape Regional Medical. Register at

Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert
Sunday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest
Wildwood Crest’s Summer Kickoff Concert will take place on Sunday, May 28 in Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. The FREE outdoor all-ages concert will feature dance and party hits by The Fabulous Greaseband – marking an exciting start to the summer season. Bring your friends and family out for an incredible time – and don’t forget your beach chair! For more information, call (609) 523-0202 or visit

KC and the Sunshine Band
Sunday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
KC and the Sunshine Band will create instant happiness and launch the summer season at 7:30 p.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier. With over four decades of success, they have produced hit singles including “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Get Down Tonight,” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” and “Boogie Shoes.” General admission ticket is $75. For tickets and more information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
Tuesday, May 30 at 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets, Cape May
New Jersey’s premier chamber ensemble, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, returns for another program from the classical repertoire for string quartets, performing Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet No. 3 in D Major,” “Op. 44 No. 1 (1838)” and Brahms’ “String Quartet No. 2 in A minor,” “Op. 51 No. 2 (1873).” General admission is $20, seniors are $15 and students are $5. Part of the Cape May Music Festival, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit