Check out what’s happening this weekend!

New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention and Parade
Thursday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 15
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

Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend
Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16
Ocean City

The celebration starts with the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II to the present, a parachute jump from Team Fastrax and more. The Parachute Pyrotechnic Show will return at 8 p.m. on Saturday with brilliant white or multi-colored projectile pyrotechnics ignited as the parachuters fly over the beach and boardwalk. The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show will bring some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world to put on a show over the beach and boardwalk starting at 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit

Mutt Strut
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m.
Cape May Promenade, Beach Avenue at Gurney Street, Cape May

The 12th Annual Mutt Strut celebrates the end of the dog days of summer. Enjoy a morning stroll on the Cape May Promenade, join the pet costume or pet trick contest, and enter the auction. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 16. The event helps support public dog training classes of the event sponsor, Cape May County Dog Obedience Training Club, and will contribute to P.P.A.W.S., volunteers who raise puppies to become guide dogs for The Seeing Eye. Cost is a $1 donation per leg – $2 per person and $4 per dog. For more information, visit

Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
Backfin Bar & Grill, 517 W. Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood

Saturday, Sept. 15
Country Club Tavern, 1512 N. Rt. 9, Cape May Court House

Sunday, Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Menz Restaurant & Bar, 985 Rt. 47 S., Rio Grande