Do The Shore: September 11 to September 17


Patriot Day Ceremonies
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Throughout Cape May County

Remember and honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks 18 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001 by attending one of these ceremonies being held throughout Cape May County. For times and location, click here.


Cape May’s Fall Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept. 15
Washington Street Mall, Cape May

Shop the Washington Street Mall all weekend long and find great savings on clothing, gifts, collectibles, and more! The sidewalk sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. For more information, visit


New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention and Parade
Thursday, Sept. 12 to Saturday, Sept. 14
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


Free Concerts at the Rotary Park
Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, 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. Friday, Sept. 13, The Capers; Saturday, Sept. 14, Cape May County String Band; Sunday, Sept. 15, Duffy String Band. Bring a beach chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the entertainment. For more information, visit or call (609) 884-9565.


23rd Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration
Friday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 22
Throughout Cape May

Indulge in the “restaurant capital of New Jersey” and check out events for those who love good food and wine; events may be attended separately. Enjoy winery tours, tastings, demonstrations, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, dinners and much more! Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, visit  


Sea Isle City Fall Family Festival
Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.
JFK Boulevard & Promenade

The Fall Family Festival is Sea Isle’s most popular autumn festival, featuring two days of family-friendly activities and entertainment. On Saturday, the festival includes a seaside craft market with 300 vendors, a food court, live music, amusement rides, children’s activities and more. Jitney service will be available on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The fun continues Sunday with an Antique Auto Show along the Promenade. Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours will be offered every half-hour in front of Excursion Park from 10am-12:30 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit


5th Annual Harvest Brew Fest
Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May

Celebrate South Jersey and all things local! During this all-day festival, enjoy local food vendors, local artisans, local craft beers and local musical talent. Taps flow beginning at 10 a.m. Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or visit


Ocean City Airport Festival
Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.
Municipal Airport, 26th Street & Bay Avenue, Ocean City

The annual Ocean City Airport Festival will take place at the Municipal Airport from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II planes to classics and Warbirds. The event will also have several highly trained and specially licensed Team Fastrax parachuters exiting an aircraft 6,000 feet above Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk. For more information, call 609-399-6111.


Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest

Enjoy live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion. The concert on Saturday, September 14 will feature Roundhouse Band, playing dance and party hits. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair! This event is FREE to attend. For more information, call 609-523-0202.


Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow
Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m.
Boardwalk from 6th Street to 14th Street, Ocean City

During the Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow, some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world will thrill you while flying over the ocean. Military demonstrations will also be featured. For more information, call 609-399-6111.