Do the Shore this Fall: Sea Isle City and Ocean City

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 Sea Isle City and Ocean City communities this autumn season. For a complete list, be sure to consult the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce calendar at

Sea Isle City

Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival
Friday, September 11th to Sunday, September 13th
Where: Kix McNutley’s, 63rd St, Sea Isle City
The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival will feature roughly a dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different styles of cuisines from award winning food trucks. There will also be crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more… Friday: 4-9pm; Saturday: 12pm to 8pm; Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Fall Family Festival
Saturday, September 19th at 9 a.m.
Where: Sea Isle City
The festival includes a seaside craft market with 400 vendors, food court, live music, children’s entertainment and a sand sculpting demonstration and contest.

Saturday, October 3rd at 11 a.m.
Where: Marina Park, 42 Pl., Sea Isle City
This bay-side festival celebrates Sea Isle’s fishing and nautical history. Festival-goers will enjoy delicious seafood, live music, nautical display, crafts and specialty vendors.

Columbus Day Parade
Saturday, October 10th at 2 p.m.
Where: Sea Isle City
The parade will feature Sea Isle’s “Italian Royal Family,” floats, beauty queens, mascots and many other participants. Rain or Shine…

Saturday, October 17th at 11 a.m.
Where: Excursion Park, JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City
The celebration will feature live German music, vendors, free hayrides on the beach, magic acts, pumpkin painting and other children’s entertainment (including a giant rock-climbing wall) and a fantastic Pie Baking Contest.

Halloween Parade & Dance Party
Friday, October 23rd at 7 p.m.
Where: Excursion Park, JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City

Ocean City

Ocean City Airport Festival
Saturday, September 12th at 10 a.m.
Where: Ocean City Municipal Airport, 2600 Bay Avenue Ocean City
Annual festival at the Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave. 10am – 3pm. Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. Meet the performers for the next day’s Aerobatic Air Show. For more information call 609-399-6111.

OCNJ Half Marathon, 5k & 10 Mile Non-Competitive Walk/Run
Sunday, September 27th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City
Half Marathon $50 Pre-registration until August 31. $60 Sept. 1-23, $70 Sept 24-27, 2015. NO RACE DAY registration for the Half Marathon. For more information call 609-399-6111 or

5th Annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk
Sunday, October 4th at 9 a.m.
Where: 6th and the Boardwalk, Ocean City
The John R. Elliott HERO Walk is dedicated to those whose lives have been impacted by drunken driving. Come support the campaign by joining us for our HERO Walk in Ocean City, NJ on October 4th, 2015. Registration begins at 9AM and the walk begins at 11AM. We’ll kick things off at 6th and the Boardwalk. Pre-registration donation for the HERO Walk is $25 for Adults and $15 for students. On the day of the Walk, it will be $30 for Adults and $20 for Students.

Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, October 10th at 9 a.m.
Where: Asbury Avenue, 5th to 14th Streets, Ocean City
9am – 5pm from 5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Ave. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment on the boardwalk with fireworks. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Ocean City Halloween Parade
Thursday, October 29th at 7:15 p.m.
Where: Asbury Avenue, 6th to 11th Streets, Ocean City
7:15pm on Asbury Ave. from 6th – 11th Street. Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. For more information call 609-399-6111.