Events this Week: June 14 – 21, 2023

Willow Creek Open-Air Market

Friday, June 16 to Monday, June 19

Willow Creek Winery, 168 Stevens St, West Cape May

Join the winery for “Willow Creek Gone Country,” a 4-day event with live music, food and drink specials, and an open-air artisan market. Live music will play on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  

Wildwoods Boardwalk Craft Show

Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18

Wildwoods Boardwalk near the Convention Center

Boardwalk Craft Show at the Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, rain or shine!

Cape Island Ocean Festival

Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May

Come celebrate the beauty and importance of the ocean and learn how to become good stewards of the sea! There will be live music, local artists, face painting, a food truck, harbor safaris, aquatic lab tank talks, shore birding, a beach cleanup, yoga, and kids’ activities.

Create in the Crest Arts Show

Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest

Hosted by the Wildwood Crest Creative Arts Council, the Create in the Crest Arts Festival will feature local artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creators displaying, selling, and teaching their art. This year’s event will feature live music. Admission is free!

Speakers at Surfside: An Evening with Bernie Parent

Saturday, June 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Surfside Park in Avalon

Join the Avalon Library in welcoming Philadelphia Flyers’ Bernie Parent to Surfside Park for a talk about his book, “Unmasked: Bernie Parent and the Broad street bullies.”

Ocean City Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Haven Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets, Ocean City

A celebration of the African American communities of Ocean City and the surrounding areas from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Haven Avenue between 7th Street and 8th Street. Event will include food, live music, comedy, vendors, youth activities, African dance, drums, storytelling and visual arts. Guest speakers will be Kelly Cornish (mental health, drug addiction) and Michelle Washington Wilson (storyteller in education).

MAC Summer Crafts & Collectibles Show

Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – rain date June 18

Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St, Cape May

High quality crafts and collectibles shows featuring the wares of vendors and crafters from throughout the Northeast.

Cape Island Ocean Festival

Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us at the Nature Center of Cape May as we celebrate the ocean at the Cape Island Ocean Festival. We have a full day of fun, educational, and joyful activities all in celebration of what gives Cape May its lifeblood: the ocean and all that lives within it.

East Lynn Theater Juneteenth Reading + Ice Cream Social

Sunday, June 18 at 6 p.m.

Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St, Cape May

The reading, titled “Citizen James, or The Young Man Without a Country”, is a one-man show about acclaimed novelist and civil rights activist James Baldwin. The performance is pay-what-you-wish and will take place 6 p.m. Sunday, June 18, followed by a complimentary ice cream social at Fine Fellows Creamery

Juneteenth Celebration at Macedonia Baptist Church

Monday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Macedonia Baptist Church, 630 Lafayette St, Cape May

The whole family is invited for an experience of re-enactment, dance, and gospel performances by local youth. A traveling historian will also be present to share the improtance of this special date.

100th Annual National Marble Tournament

Monday, June 19 to Thursday, June 22

Wildwood Avenue and the beach in Wildwood

The annual tournament returns for its hundredth year. The games are held from 8 a.m. to noon daily at Ringer Stadium, found on Wildwood Avenue and the beach in Wildwood. The official national competition in the sport of marbles for boys and girls ages 8-14 that have qualified by winning local tournaments throughout the United States. Free for spectators.

Ocean City Farmer’s Market first day

Wednesday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue

The weekly marketplace opens for the season at the Tabernacle Grounds. The Farmers Market returns 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday.

Avalon Dune & Beach Walk

Wednesday, June 21 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

48th Street Beach Entrance, 48th St & Dune Dr, Avalon

Everyone likes to visit the beach, but what do you know about the plants and animals that live there? Meet at 48th Street and Dune Drive in Avalon for an interpretive walk with a naturalist along the maritime forest and dune trails to learn about the flora and fauna that call this area their home.