Do The Shore: Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention and Parade
Thursday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 15
Throughout the Wildwoods

This Annual Convention of the New Jersey State Firemen and Life Members at the Wildwoods Convention Center will feature meetings, seminars and business sessions. Firetrucks from around the state will be displayed in the Convention Center parking lots and merchandise vendors can be found across the street at Fox Park. The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive on Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside the Convention Center – all are welcome. A special fireworks display will take place Friday night at 9 p.m. on the beach at Pine Avenue, and a Firemen’s Parade will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. along New Jersey Avenue, from Cresse Avenue in Wildwood Crest, proceeding north to 20th Avenue in North Wildwood. For more information, call (856) 433-0386 or visit

Movie Night: “The Greatest Showman”
Friday, Sept. 14 at 6:45 p.m.
Memorial Field, 15 West Pacific Ave., Cape May Court House

The Middle Township Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) presents an outdoor movie night featuring “The Greatest Showman.” Movie will start around 7 p.m. Free entry! Bring your own blanket. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, email

Free Concerts at the Rotary Park
Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette St., Cape May

The City of Cape May is excited to again host free evening outdoor concerts in Cape May, offering excellent entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. Performing on Friday is The Capers, and performing on Saturday is the Cape May County String Band. Music in the Park runs through Sept. 15. Bring a beach chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the entertainment. For more information, visit or call (609) 884-9565.

Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend
Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16
Ocean City

The celebration starts with the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II to the present, a parachute jump from Team Fastrax and more. The Parachute Pyrotechnic Show will return at 8 p.m. on Saturday with brilliant white or multi-colored projectile pyrotechnics ignited as the parachuters fly over the beach and boardwalk. The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show will bring some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world to put on a show over the beach and boardwalk starting at 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit

Mutt Strut
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m.
Cape May Promenade, Beach Avenue at Gurney Street, Cape May

The 12th Annual Mutt Strut celebrates the end of the dog days of summer. Enjoy a morning stroll on the Cape May Promenade, join the pet costume or pet trick contest, and enter the auction. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 16. The event helps support public dog training classes of the event sponsor, Cape May County Dog Obedience Training Club, and will contribute to P.P.A.W.S., volunteers who raise puppies to become guide dogs for The Seeing Eye. Cost is a $1 donation per leg – $2 per person and $4 per dog. For more information, visit

Civil War Weekend
Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9 S., Cape May

The Civil War comes to life at the Village’s annual Civil War Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps, and meet authentically clad and equipped military and civilian reenactors who will discuss the everyday lives of Civil War soldiers and the roles civilians played in supporting them. The Village, which re-creates a rural community in the 1800s, serves as the perfect backdrop in presenting this event to the public. The battle reenactment begins at 2 p.m. Visitors will be unable to enter the Village grounds at 1:45 p.m. It is strongly encouraged that visitors arrive before 1:30 p.m. The Village buildings will be closed during the battle and will reopen afterwards. Cost of admission is $14 for adults and $12 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. For more information, visit

End of Summer Bash: Celebrating Woodland Village’s 15th Anniversary
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 12 p.m.
The Shops of Woodland Village, 1943 N. Rt. 9, Cape May Court House

Join us from 12 to 5:30 p.m. to celebrate Woodland Village’s 15th anniversary! DJ Phil Rossi from WAYV95.1 will be on hand with ticket giveaways, as well as The Star Band with a wide variety of music. Look for 15th anniversary specials in the charming shops in the Village. Enter to win drawings at individual shops, plus enjoy discounts, new merchandise and seasonal clearance. While you’re here, grab a bite to eat! For more information, visit

Operation Laughter
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
Seaville Fire Social Hall, 36 Rt. 50, Seaville

Operation Laughter is Honor Flight of Southern NJ’s 5th Annual Evening of Comedy. Joe Novak, from Seinfeld, is the lead comedian. Donation is $25. It is BYOB and mature audiences only. Light refreshments will be served. 100% of funds raised will take Vietnam Veterans on an Honor Flight in October 2018. Tickets may be purchased in advance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Ben Mauger Vintage Jazz Band
Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m.
VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May

Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents traditional jazz with Ben Mauger Vintage Jazz Band. See Ben Mauger on trumpet, Bob Petruzzi on trombone, Bob Kreitz on piano, Bruce Campbell on bass, and Bob Rawlins on clarinet and drums as they put on a red hot, swinging, fun show from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 advance purchase and CMTJS member price, and $20 at door. Students are FREE with school ID or parents. Everyone is welcome! Proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Southern Jersey to help support local needs. Free parking, cash bar. Concert sponsored in cooperation with The Center for Community Arts and WCFA Radio 101.5 FM. For more information, visit or call (609) 368-3342.