Do The Shore This Weekend: Aug. 3-7

Check out what’s happening this weekend!

7th Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May

You won’t want to miss delicious family fun with steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, pulled pork, local and regional craft beers, wine, spirits and all-day entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.! Bring the entire family to enjoy kid-friendly activities including acrobats from the Give & Take Jugglers, who will delight and entertain throughout the day. A dog-friendly refreshment area also will be available to help keep pets hydrated. Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a charge for crabs, food and beverages. Commemorative pint glasses will be available for purchase. For more information, visit

USCG Sunset Parade
Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7:38 p.m.
USCG Training Center Cape May, 1 Munro Ave., Cape May

Sunset Parades are colorful, inspiring military ceremonies featuring the Recruit Precision Drill Team, marching troops and cannon fire. They take place at sunset on TRACEN’s Parade Grounds and are free and open to the public. On Aug. 4 (Coast Guard Day), gates open at 6 p.m., guests must be seated by 7:20 p.m. and the estimated start time is 7:38 p.m. Guests are not permitted to bring bags of any kind to the seating area. Cameras must be removed from their bags prior to arriving at the seating area. For more information, call (609) 898-6362.

National Lighthouse Day
Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central avenues, North Wildwood

This day will mark the 228th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Lighthouse Service. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with a formal patriotic ceremony honoring our lighthouse and Coast Guard heritage. Special guest speakers, authors and artists will help celebrate this historic day. Admission to tour the historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse will be free from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.!

Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.
Urie’s Waterfront Restaurant, 588 W. Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood

Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.
Backfin Bar & Grill, 517 W. Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood 

Sunday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m.
Stubborn Brothers Beach Bar & Grille, 2501 Boardwalk, North Wildwood