Do The Shore: May 25 to May 31

Beachcombing at the Cove
Wednesday, May 25 at 8:30 a.m.
The 2nd Street Pavilion on the Promenade, Cape May
A naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May helps you explore the ocean beach and dunes of the Cove. Offered on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. at the 2nd Street Pavilion on the Promenade, this excursion is perfect for a family outing. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12). The event is co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Nature Center of Cape May. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit

Avalon Garden Club Fashion Show & Luncheon
Wednesday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Avalon Yacht Club, 704 7th St., Avalon
Avalon Garden Club Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held on May 25 at the Avalon Yacht Club. Tickets are $35. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and will be open until 2 p.m. For more information on the fashion show, contact Ramona at (609) 368-0014. Fashions to be announced, but there will be door prizes, a silent auction and a variety of luncheon choices. PUBLIC INVITED!

Cape May Stage Presents “The Whipping Man”
Wednesday, May 25 to Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Corner of Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May
Cape May Stage presents “The Whipping Man” by Matthew Lopez, which takes place in Richmond, Va. in April 1865. The Civil War is over and Caleb Deleon, a Jewish Confederate officer, returns home after being severely wounded. His two former slaves care for him on the last night of Passover. The pain of their enslavement will not be soothed by this tradition, and deep buried secrets from the past come out as the play comes to its shocking climax. Admission is $38 for adults, $33 for seniors (62+), $18 for students and Active Duty Military. The show is presented by Cape May Stage in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit

Krazy Kards Card Party
Thursday, May 26 at 1 p.m.
Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 780 Seashore Rd., Cape May
The Krazy Kards Card Party will be held May 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by Cape Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Cape May Branch, this event will cost $20, including lunch, and requires no skills to play! Call Dot at (609) 898-9559 to reserve your seat now!

31st Annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival
Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30 all day
Wildwood Beach, Wildwood
This Kite Festival will feature four days of kite-centered fun and activities including a Media Day Kite Show, a Nite Kite Show, the 30th annual East Cost Stunt Kite Championships, the WIFK Auction, Ground Display judging, the World Indoor Kite Competition and more! For more details and information concerning registration, lodging, donations and scheduling, visit

Charles Fazzino: The Master of 3-D Pop Art
Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
Ocean Galleries welcomes world-renowned 3-D artist, Charles Fazzino, for a spectacular Memorial Day weekend exhibition. The exhibit opens on Friday, May 27 and runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Gallery guests will have the opportunity to meet Charles Fazzino during special receptions from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, and from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 29. For more information, call (609) 368-7777 or email

Regional Gymnastics Championships
Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs will hold a regional gymnastics championship featuring competitions on the floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault. The competitions will be choreographed to music, and prizes will be awarded. Competitions will be held from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults; $10 for children. For more information, call (609) 407-7000 or visit

Business Persons Plunge
Friday, May 27 at 12 p.m.
Moorlyn Terrace, 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. Held at Moorlyn Terrace St. Beach. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

Unlocking of the Ocean Media Day Event
Friday, May 27 at 12 p.m.
Beach next to Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood
It’s time to get your feet sandy! Come join us to officially start the summer season at 12 p.m. on the beach next to the Wildwoods Convention Center. A large, ornate key will be used to ‘unlock’ the ocean, along with guest speakers and kites in the air. This event is FREE to attend. For more information, call (609) 729-9000.

Kiwanis Yard Sale
Saturday, May 28 at 7 a.m.
1041 Beach Ave., Cape May
The Kiwanis Club of Cape May will hold their annual yard sale on, Saturday, May 28, which has been a tradition for many years. Household items for sale include pictures, lamps, linens, kitchen, holiday decorations, books, records, small appliances, curtains, handbags, jewelry, scarfs, glassware and more! For details, visit

Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Opening
Saturday, May 28 at 8 a.m.
3501 Pacific Ave, Wildwood
The Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market will take place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, rain or shine. The market is located on the corner of Schellenger & Pacific Aves. and will feature fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, plants, local honey, nuts, tea products, meats, cheeses, gourmet herb mixes, handmade soaps, fresh made salads, local wine, hand made goods and much more! There will be live music, family entertainment and a live broadcast from 98.7 The Coast every week. FREE parking is available behind the market – enter on Schellenger or Oak Ave. For more information, call (609) 523-1602 or visit

Jersey Shore Pops
Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk, Ocean City
The Jersey Shore Pops will be performing Sinatra on May 28! A small number of tickets will be for sale at the City Hall Welcome Center by cash and check (payable to Jersey Shore Pops). You can also purchase tickets by calling (800) 838-3006 or visiting Ticket prices are $40, $30 and $25.

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at 9 a.m.
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood
This craft show will be held at the Boardwalk at Rio Grande Ave., rain or shine. All handmade products will be featured. Sat: 9: a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. For more information, call (609) 522-0378 or (609) 522-0198 or visit

Stone Harbor Turtle Trot 5k Race & Two-Mile Fun Walk
Sunday, May 29 at 8 a.m.
95th Street, Stone Harbor
The Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce invites you to “come out of your shells” and join the fun of the 17th Annual Stone Harbor Turtle Trot 5K Race and Two-Mile Fun Walk! Stone Harbor’s beautiful Diamondback Terrapins crossing the town’s roads in search of an area to nest inspired the name of our race, and we will, once again, be donating a portion of our proceeds to the Diamond Terrapin Program at The Wetlands Institute. Our race will begin at 8:00am. The 2-mile fun walk will begin at 8:05 a.m. Race day registration and pre-registered runner check-in begins at 6:45 a.m. at the Lifeguard Shack parking lot on 95th Street and the beach, with the 5k Race commencing at 8 a.m. and the Fun Walk beginning just five minutes later. Prizes will be awarded. The price is $25 for adult runners, $15 for adult walkers, and $12 for children aged 12 and under.

4th Annual Claire Brodesser 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Walk
Sunday, May 29 at 8 a.m.
462 Seashore Rd., Cape May
It’s time for Beachcomber’s 4th Annual Claire Brodesser 5K Fun Run & 1M Walk hosted at the Beachcomber Camping Resort! T-Shirt, water and post-race snacks will be available for all registered runners. Don’t forget to register and pick up your sponsor sheet (call for more details). Medals and prizes awarded! All proceeds donated benefit Cape Regional Medical Center. Email or call Jamie Barth at (609) 886-6035 for more details and registration.

Cape May Music Festival Concert: The Atlantic Brass Band
Sunday, May 29 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Opening the 27th Annual Cape May Music Festival is the 35-piece Atlantic Brass Band, a long time Cape May favorite, under the baton of Salvatore Scarpa. The Atlantic Brass Band returns to present a rousing concert of American music, perfect for a Memorial Day weekend celebration. Admission is free. The event is co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the City of Cape May. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit

Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert
Sunday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Rd. & Ocean Ave., Wildwood
Free outdoor all-ages concert featuring dance and party hits by The Fabulous Greaseband. Bring a blanket or beach chair for your own comfort. Call (609) 523.0202 or visit for more information.

Cape May Music Festival Concert: New York Chamber Ensemble
Tuesday, May 31 at 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Advent, 612 Franklin St., Cape May
The New York Chamber Ensemble will present a chamber music concert. General admission is $20, seniors $15 and students $5. The event will be presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit