Do The Shore: September 14 to September 20

20th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration
Wednesday, September 14 to Sunday, September 18
Throughout Cape May
Come to the City of Cape May, one of “America’s Best Food Cities,” according to Condé Nast Traveler magazine, ranking with cities such as New York and New Orleans, and experience the flavors of America’s First Seaside Resort during the 20th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, now through Sept. 18, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). This annual 10-day extravaganza celebrates Cape May’s gourmet restaurants, local wines and beers, and talented chefs with wonderful flavors to enjoy. Discover why the American Bus Association calls it a “Top 100 Event in North America.” For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.

“Fall into Fashion” Luncheon
Wednesday, September 14 at 12 p.m.
Tuckahoe Inn, 1 Harbor Rd., Beesley’s Point
The Cape-Atlantic Christian Women’s Connection invites you to our luncheon, “Fall into Fashion,” at Tuckahoe Inn. Kathy Buxton from Boscov’s will hold a fashion show with styles for every occasion. Humorous speaker Bev Richards from Glenside, Pa. will present her story, “If the shoe doesn’t fit . . .” As we have choices in shoes, we can also choose where shoes take us. The all-inclusive price is $18. A free nursery is available by reservation. For reservations, please call Arlene at (609) 204-3461 or Joyce at (856) 777-0346.

Ocean City Pops Presents ‘A Night in Old Vienna!’
Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
Ocean City Pops presents, “A Night in Old Vienna!” A September tradition, enjoy Viennese favorites by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss, Jr., with singers and musicians from the Pops. Tickets are $15/$10 and available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice; Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention and Parade
Thursday, September 15 to Saturday, September 17
The Wildwoods
Do your kids like fire trucks? This is the event for them! Firetrucks from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods 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 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside the Convention Center and a Firemen’s Parade will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. along New Jersey Ave., from Cresse Ave. in Wildwood Crest, proceeding north to 20th Ave. in North Wildwood. For more information, call (856) 433-0386 or visit www.njsfa.com.

Beach Jam
Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18
Morey’s Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Beach Jam 2016 features world-class amusement piers filled with exciting rides and attractions, camping on the beach, a delicious S’mores & Hot Cocoa Cafe (this activity requires an additional fee), live entertainment, a beach bonfire, hayrides on the beach (this activity requires an additional fee), delicious catered meals (hot breakfast Saturday and Sunday, barbecue dinner Saturday) and free Boardwalk Tram rides. Admission is $76 if purchased by September 16 and $82 is purchased at the event, plus applicable sales tax. Questions? Email beachjam@moreyspiers.com or call (609) 522-3900 ext. 1195.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Fireworks – Last Night!
Friday, September 16 at 9 p.m.
Pine Ave. Beach, Wildwood
The Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks will make one more appearance on September 16 to celebrate Fireman’s Weekend! The Wildwoods Boardwalk invites everyone to come up to the Boardwalk early to enjoy the rides, shops and dining establishments before the Fireworks Spectacular. The Fireworks will be launched at 9 p.m. from the Pine Ave. beach and will be visible from everywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! For more information, visit www.dooww.com.

10th Annual Mutt Strut
Saturday, September 17 at 8 a.m.
Cape May Promenade, Beach Ave. & Gurney St., Cape May
The 10th Annual Mutt Strut celebrates the end of the dog days of summer. Enjoy a morning stroll on Cape May’s Beachfront Promenade, join the pet costume or pet trick contest, enter the auction and watch a dog obedience demonstration. To participate, a $1 per leg donation is required ($2/person, $4/dog); children under 10 are free with an adult. Rain date is Sunday, September 18. The event helps support public dog training classes offered by the event sponsor, Cape May County Dog Training Club, and the non-profit Wings of Rescue. For more information, call (609) 602-4015, email cmcdotc@comcast.net or visit www.cmcdotc.com.

Fall Migration Festival
Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
At The Wetlands Institute, fall is an especially good time to experience the changing of seasons and the spectacle of migration of raptors, warblers, waterfowl and more. In an effort to spread the word about this incredible time of year, The Wetlands Institute will be hosting a Fall Migration Festival. Visitors of all ages will be able to see, explore, learn and enjoy! We’ll have guided viewing of migratory birds from the Institute and on Seven Mile Island, and much more! Admission is $15 per person. For more information, visit www.wetlandsinstitute.org/events/fall-migration-festival.

Harvest Brew Fest
Saturday, September 17 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
What better way to spend a beautiful early fall day than celebrating local food, local wine, local beer, local spirits and local talent. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., shop from seasonal vendors, indulge in local food vendors, wash down delicious foods with craft beer from local and regional breweries in the beer garden, and enjoy live music on an outdoor stage. Kids will enjoy the Give & Take Jugglers, a bubble pond, face painting and pumpkin painting as part of the fun. Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available at the Cape May Elementary School. A free trolley shuttle will operate from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street to the estate throughout the day. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Corvette Show
Sunday, September 18 at 11:30 a.m.
6th to 14th Sts., Ocean City Boardwalk
Over 350 cars exhibited at Ocean City’s Corvette Show, one of the largest shows of its kind in the east. Models from every year Corvettes were manufactured will comprise this colorful show. Cars will be displayed on the Boardwalk from 6th to 14th streets from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (609) 457-0081.

Wine Lover’s Sunset Cruise
Sunday, September 18 at 4:30 p.m.
Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Enjoy a sunset cruise across the Delaware Bay as you savor some of the finest wines and hors d’oeuvres. Package includes round-trip foot passenger ferry cruise, wine samplings and pairings, and the opportunity to purchase featured wines by the glass aboard the Ferry. Live music will be provided. Cash bar will be available during event. Guests must be 21+. Reservations are required. Tickets are $65 and are available through customer service at 1 (800) 643-3779. Departure is 4:30 p.m., and return trip departs at 6:15 p.m.

Ocean City Pops Presents ‘Cartoon Classics’
Sunday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, 6th St. & Atlantic Ave., Ocean City
Ocean City Pops presents “Cartoon Classics.” Hear and see such classics as “Fantasia,” “What’s Opera Doc?” “The Rabbit of Seville,” “Once Upon a Dream” and “The Cat Concerto.” Subject to change. Tickets are $20 and available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice; Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

Middle Township Restaurant Week
Starting Monday, September 19
Participating Restaurants Throughout Middle Township
Middle Township’s Restaurant Week is a 6-day promotion that features about a dozen unique dining options in Middle Township and the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will offer diners discounts on full course menus while smaller eating establishments will offer discounted specials the week of September 19 through September 24. Chefs will prepare delicious menus at mouth-watering prices! All costs are exclusive of tax, beverages and gratuity. During Middle Township’s Restaurant Week, no tickets or special passes are needed. However, reservations are strongly recommended. Contact individual restaurants to make your reservations. For more information, visit www.MiddleTownshipRestaurantWeek.com.

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