Events this Week: August 9 – 16, 2023

This week, West Cape May’s famous fish fry returns, last year’s blockbuster smash, Top Gun: Maverick will be shown on the beaches of Avalon, the popular tattoo convention returns to Wildwood, and a whole lot more.

Movie Under the Stars: Lightyear 

Wednesday, August 9 from 8:15 to 10 p.m. 

Excursion Park, 2 41st Street, Sea Isle City 

Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion, Sox.  

113th Annual Baby Parade 

Thursday, August 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Ocean City Boardwalk 

One of the oldest baby parades in the country. For more information, visit 

Friday Nights at Surfside Park: Star Wars, Jedi Master Class 

Friday, August 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Surfside Park, 2901 Avalon Avenue  

Get ready for balloon art, face painting, trivia, dancing, and more!  

Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash 

Friday, August 11 from 12 to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Wildwoods Convention Center 

Rebel Image Tattoo and Villain Arts presents a full-blown tattoo expo and show. It’s a weekend full of incredible artistry and fun events – over 200 major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, unique vendors and much more! Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and are $20 a day or $40 for three days. Call 609.972.6671 or visit for a detailed schedule of events. 

Boys and Girls Fishing Tournament 

Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

North End Beach by the Longport Bridge, Ocean City 

Free entry for all ages 8-16.  All participants receive a prize. Sign-ups begin at 9:00 AM and parent signature needed that day.  Sponsored by Ocean City Fishing Club and City of Ocean City. 

Witness the Perseid Meteor Shower at the Cape May Point Science Center 

Saturday, August 12 from 8 to 9 p.m. 

The Cape May Point Science Center 

The Perseid Meteor Shower is an annual celestial phenomenon that occurs between July 17 and August 24 each year. The Perseid Meteor Shower is a natural phenomenon that is eagerly anticipated each year by sky watchers around the world. 

Santa’s Fish Fry and Beer Garden 

Saturday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Borough’s Backyard Park, 732 Broadway, West Cape May 

We hope you’ll join us for a West Cape May Community Christmas Parade Fundraiser! Come join fellow parade supporters in enjoying a delicious Fish Fry and refreshing Beer Garden, while listening to live music from some of our favorite local musicians.  

North Wildwood Flea Market 

Sunday, August 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

JFK Blvd from 3rd to 13th Avenue, North Wildwood 

Come shop from a variety of vendors in North Wildwood. Entrance fee for vendors; free admission for shoppers. 

Mummers Night 

Tuesday, August 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Ocean City Boardwalk from 6th to 14th Street 

Come out for Ocean City’s Mummers Night! 

Beach Movie: Top Gun Maverick 

Tuesday, August 15 from 8:45 to 10:40 p.m. 

30th Street and the beach, Avalon 

In the event of inclement weather, the beach movie will be moved to Wednesday night. 

Wildwood Crest Food Truck Festival 

Wednesday, August 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. 

Centennial Park at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue 

Gourmet food truck festival. Free admission. Craft vendors are also on hand.