While the Jersey Shore most definitely shines during the summer months, it has plenty more to offer when the heat subsides and the leaves begin to fall. Here we outline just a few of the major events occurring in the Avalon and Stone Harbor communities this autumn season. For a complete list, be sure to consult the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce calendar at http://www.capemaycountychamber.com/visitor/calendar.htm.
End-of-Summer Shop Hop
9/6 – 9/7 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Avalon Shopping District
Grab your friends, grab a cocktail and hit the stores of Avalon for great end-of-season steals and deals!
Avalon Chamber Seafood Festival
10/11 – 10/12 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
30th Street and the beach
Taste delectable treats from the sea at the Chamber’s Annual Seafood Festival. Featuring fresh seafood vendors, chowder contest, live music, vendors and more.
9/6 – 6 p.m.
Celebrate the city’s centennial with a parade and fireworks!
Nuns’ Beach Surf Contest
9/13 – 9 a.m.
110th Street Beach
For more information call 609-368-5290.
Fall Migration Festival
9/20 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Wetlands Institute
Sitting in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, thousands of birds make their way across the Cape May Peninsula every fall. In a single day one can go from spotting a Peregrine Falcon flying low along the salt marsh to watching flocks of White-winged Scoters migrate along the ocean front. 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!
‘Savor September’ Food, Wine and Beer Festival
9/20 – Beginning at 9 a.m.
96th Street Shopping District
Enjoy spectacular foods, grape stomping, kids’ activities, live music, and more! Visit http://www.stoneharborbeach.com.