Events this Week: April 17 – 24, 2024

Happy Earth Day! Near the end of this list you’ll find lots of great events to celebrate the Earth. Clean up a beach, run a 5k, and more – check back weekly for an updated list. Orange links are clickable.

Belleplain Birding Field Trip

April 17, 21, 24, 28, at 7:30 a.m.

Meet at Belleplain’s Office Park

Bert Hixon, a wildlife biologist, will take guests on a birding hike for beginners and experienced birders alike every Sunday and Wednesday from April 14 to May 19. Price is $5 per car.

Belleplain Thursday Group Hike

Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m.

Meet at the Belleplain Park Office

A park ranger will take guests through one of the park’s many trails. Be prepared to walk at least 2 miles, and be prepared for muddy conditions.

Sea Isle: Cookies with Cops

Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Sea Isle City Library

This event is a special storytime at the Sea Isle City Library for children and their loved ones. Listen to a story, learn all about our police officer friends, share a snack, and more!

Tea Time at the History Center

Thursday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

History Center, 215 39th St, Avalon

Enjoy tea with us as we share memories of old Avalon, and make new ones.

Spring Concerts: A bittersweet Duo

Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Ocean City Public Library

Bittersweet Duo has been performing for audiences for over a decade. Their soulful voices take you on a journey from Doo-wop, Motown, Country, Classics, to Current Music on the charts. Featuring: Michelle Parto and Anthony Wood

MudHen IPA 5K and Beer Mile

Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

MudHen Brewing Co.

This event features a FLAT and FAST course, with outstanding views of the ocean!We know you can run anywhere but where else can you get world class beer and a world class running race ‘down the Shore? For more information call 609.849.8908 or

Exit Zero Spring Jazz Festival

Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21

Five locations across Cape May

You might find yourself one minute second-lining to a New Orleans brass band, and, in the next, snaking through town behind a 22-piece Brazilian drum bloco. The joy of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival is in the discovery of incredible music and musicians you may never have known existed. More details at

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ocean City Public Library

Stories, crafts, and fun for ages 4-11.

Earth Day at the Zoo

Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Zoo, 707 US-9 North, Cape May Court House

The Cape May County Park and Zoo is the perfect location for this day of fun and learning. Hands on educational exhibits, children’s amusements, live entertainment, a variety of environmental eco-shops, scavenger hunt; all which will guarantee a day of earth friendly fun. Large tents on the center field will showcase educational exhibits. The Bandstand nearby will feature the entertainment for the day. Crafters, wares, and a food court surround the field and complete the venue.

Run Wild for the Cape May County Zoo

Saturday, April 20 – 1M at 8 a.m. and 5k at 8:10

Cape May County Zoo

Sturdy Savings Bank presents the third year of Run Wild for the Cape May County Zoo – This 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will take runners and walkers in and around the world-famous Zoo

Earth Day Cape May Beach Cleanup

Monday, April 22 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Poverty Street Beach

Introduction to Birding

Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St.

Join Cape May Bird Observatory’s Program Coordinator, Adehl Schwaderer, to learn the basics of bird identification. If you are just getting into birding or want to see if it’s a hobby you’d like to try, this is the presentation for you! We’ll be reviewing what details to focus on when identifying birds, as well as some common species you can see all spring and summer long!