Do The Shore: May 4 to May 10

Spring Festival
Wednesday, May 4 through Sunday, May 8
Cape May
Ready to put the long, cold winter behind you? Come and celebrate the arrival of spring in Cape May. Stroll the historic streets and enjoy the gorgeous blooms and the warm sunshine. We have lots for you to enjoy as you celebrate spring! Enjoy historic house and garden trolley tours, concerts, shows and more in Cape May. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

2016 Coast Guard Community Festival
Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8
Cape May
Cape May County will host its 2nd annual, three-day-long Coast Guard Community Festival to honor and celebrate U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) personnel and their families, and the relationship between the region and the USCG. The weekend will include a “Farewell to Captain Prestige” BBQ dinner, ship, base and harbor tours, Coast Guard-related entertainment and cultural/historical exhibits, a Mother’s Day Brunch and more! For a full schedule of events, visit

Boardwalk Classic Car Show
Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show schedule is as follows: Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Boardwalk Top 40 displayed Saturday at 5 p.m. with drive-in movie to follow; Sunday awards ceremony at 9 a.m. For more information, email, call (609) 522-4546 or visit

NJ State Gymnastics Championships
Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs will hold its annual state gymnastics championship featuring over 600 athletes competing on the floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault. The competitions will be choreographed to music and prizes will be awarded. Friday: 4-6:30 p.m.; Saturday: noon-9 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, call (609) 407-7000 or visit

13th Annual John Roberson Golf Tournament
Friday, May 6
Avalon Golf Club, 1510 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Join us in celebrating 13 years of providing educational scholarships to Cape May County students. Tickets are $125 per player, $500 per foursome and includes all fees, lunch and awards dinner (prizes), putting contest, hole-in-one contest and closest-to-the-pin. Send donations for scholarship fund to: P.O. Box 412, Whitesboro, NJ 08252. For more information, contact Bernie Blanks at (609) 425-1578.

Art Party at the Café
Friday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Create your own masterpiece during a fun-filled, two-hour paint lesson instructed by professional art teacher Juliana Jost. Each lesson features a new theme. No experience is necessary. Admission $40. Register by visiting or emailing Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival
Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave., Avalon
There is no better way to kick off Mother’s Day Weekend in Avalon than at the Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival. Visitors will feel like they are right in the vineyard as they sample more than 200 wine and spirits from different distributors. There will be live entertainment, passed hors d’oeurves and a silent auction throughout the night. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. They are available for purchase online by visiting For more information, visit

Boardwalk Bunk Down
Saturday, May 7 through Sunday, May 8
Morey’s Piers, Boardwalk, Wildwood
Boardwalk Bunk-Down is a family camping adventure at Morey’s Piers! Camp in a tent on Adventure Pier and enjoy a Continental Breakfast Sunday morning. Enjoy rides, s’mores and more! Admission is $55 per person. Event is rain or shine. For more information, email or call (609) 522-3900 ext. 1129.

Day Without Shoes 5k Run/1 Mile Walk
Saturday, May 7 at 7 a.m.
23rd St. and Boardwalk, Ocean City
Registration will be at 23rd St. and Boardwalk from 7-8:45 a.m. with race starting at 9 a.m. Ocean City High School Key Club is hosting the event in conjunction with TOMS: One For Shoes. This is a barefoot run/walk on the beach. Key Club is bringing awareness to children’s health and education by going without shoes. TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need for each race participant. Registration fee includes a T-shirt and post-race refreshments. Register online and send fee in via mail or bring registration fee the day of. For more information, call (609) 350-0809.

All-City Yard Sale
Saturday, May 7 at 7 a.m.
Sea Isle City United Methodist Church, 4102 Central Ave., Sea Isle City
Stop by the All-City Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is a fundraiser, so bring your donations to be sold to supplement our Building Repair Fund. Clean out your closets! Come and join the fun!

Annual Borough Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 7 at 8 a.m.
Wildwood Crest
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Wildwood Crest will host nearly 200 yard sale locations throughout the Borough. Maps featuring sale locations will be available at Borough Hall, Crest Pier and many area businesses two days prior to event. Rain date is Sunday, May 8. Call (609) 522-7446 or visit for more information.

Avalon 22nd Borough Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m.
Avalon 22nd Borough Wide Yard Sale, sponsored by the Avalon Garden Club will be held rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a $10 fee to participate. The authorization fees are used for Borough beautification projects by the Avalon Garden Club. The list of Yard Sale locations will be available on May 7 at 8 a.m. in front of Avalon Community Hall. For more information, call (609) 967-3009 or visit

Cape May County Art League “Create Today”
Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
Join the Cape May County Art League for their first “Create Today” event of the season. Artists will create artwork on the grounds of the Nature Center of Cape May any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. All artwork created during the day will be for sale at an artist’s reception from 4 to 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Good Neighbor Fund, which provides Nature Center summer camp scholarships to children of Coast Guard families and also to the Cape May County Art League Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to art students. Prize ribbons will be awarded by the Cape May County Art League for First, Second and Third places in professional, amateur and student categories as well as Best in Show. For more information, email

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Saturday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Come join the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk presented by Cape May County NJCEED (New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection). Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and walk time starts at 10:15 a.m. Free registration and T-shirts to the first 100 walkers. Donations are welcome, and will go the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Carol Porter at (609) 465-1047.

Spring Festival Crafts & Collectibles Show
Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Emlen Physick Estate will become an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Around Cape Island Cruise
Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
Cape May
Board the Cape May Whale Watcher for a sightseeing cruise around the island of Cape May. View the majestic Victorian architecture and enjoy tales of local heroes, legends and history. Cost is $30 for adults, $20 for children (ages 7-12). Purchase tickets in advance at the Washington Street Mall information Booth or at the Hill House office at the Physick Estate. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Cape May Whale Watcher. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Spring Tide Festival
Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m.
Downtown 96th Street, Stone Harbor
The festivities for the Spring Tide Festival will take place on 96th Street between Second and Third Avenues. Enjoy a big boat display, food vendors, an artisan tent, a touch tank with critters, a kids’ bracelet-making stand, a “real” pirate troupe, a beer and wine tent, live music and more! Rain date is Sunday, May 8. For more information, visit

Martin Z. Mollusk Day
Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m.
9th St. Beach, Ocean City
Come and find out if summer is coming early! Will the city’s relatively famous hermit crab see his shadow, thus assuring the populace that summer will arrive one week early? Martin will creep onto the Ocean City Beach beside the Music Pier. There will be lots of hoopla, including music by the world’s only Wind Chimes Band and “Some Enchanted Morning” sung by Suzanne Muldowney a.k.a. Shelley the Mermaid. Martin is 102 years old in hermit crab age, so his vital signs will be checked by Dr. Frankenstein and Nurse Perfect before he is permitted to look for his shadow in the “Circle of Truth” in the sand. Youngsters who attend will be given a miniature shell replica of Martin. This year’s event will honor the memory of Daniel Bready, a longtime supporter of Martin Z. Mollusk Day.

Meet the Artist Reception: Fine Art Photographer Christine Peck
Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m.
Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 122 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May
Award winning photographer, Christine Peck, will be the featured artist at the Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery May 1-31. Peck’s show, “CIAO! Snapshots of Rome and Cinque Terre,” reflects her unique personal style and visual perspective. An artist reception will be held Saturday, May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery. The event is free and open to the public – light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (609) 435-5253.

Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
Aleathea’s Restaurant, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
Join the Impromptu Players who will set the scene for an original mystery at Aleathea’s Restaurant. Enjoy a four-course dinner as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the mystery. $50 per person. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Morey’s Piers Mother’s Day Celebration
Sunday, May 8 at 11 a.m.
Morey’s Mariner’s and Surfside Piers, Boardwalk, Wildwood
Celebrate Mother’s Day with the entire family! While there’s always fun for everyone at Morey’s Piers, Mom gets some extra TLC! From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., mothers ride FREE on Mariner’s and Surfside Piers located on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. All moms can pick up a complimentary wristband at any ticket booth. Take mom for a spin with rides, games, food and entertainment for the whole family! For more information, call (609) 522-3900 or visit