Events this Week: May 15 – 22, 2024

Red Bull’s Beach Scramble returns to the sands of Wildwood, but that’s not all happening this weekend. Sea Isle City’s Garden Club hosts its annual flower sale; come out to buy beautiful, locally grown plants. If you’re a runner, check out the Ocean City Marathon. Orange links are clickable P.S. – free Red Bull drinks are all but guaranteed at the Beach Scramble. We know we’ll be there!

Belleplain Birding Field Trip   

Wednesday, May 15 – meet at 7:30 a.m. 

Join Belleplain Naturalists for a roughly 3 hour driving tour to prime breeding habitats. Bring your own binoculars! The cost is $5 per vehicle – carpooling is encouraged! 

Avalon Historical Society Photography Contest Entry Period 

Saturday, May 11 through May 25 

Avalon History Center 

The Avalon Historical Society is accepting entries for the annual photo contest from May 11 through May 25. Entries must be matted or mounted and received by 5/25. See the submission guidelines in the web calendar for entry form and more details. Judging will be held late May and the exhibition kicks off on Saturday, June 1. This contest is open to adults, teens, and children. 

Belleplain Thursday Hikes  

Thursday, May 16 + 30  

May 16 meet at park office at 10 a.m.  / May 30 meet at the nature center at 10 a.m.

Come ready for a beautiful morning hike, guided by a park employee. See Belleplain’s beautiful trail systems and learn about the plants and wildlife you see around you.   

Tea Time at the History Center 

Thursday May 16 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 Sidewalk Sales on the Washington Street Mall 

Saturday to Monday, May 18 to 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Washington Street Mall, Cape May  

Our sidewalk sales are famous for great savings on clothing, gifts, collectibles, and more! Be sure to stop by to pick up some of the hottest deals of the season from our merchants. 

Courtyard Stargazing at Cape May Point Science Center 

Saturday, May 18 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. 

101 Lehigh Ave, Cape May Point 

We are thrilled to welcome you to our courtyard stargazing event! Join astrophysicist and ACCC professor Dr. Frank Toriello at 8:00 pm on May 10th as you learn about stars, our solar system, and the universe during a presentation in our Science Exhibit Hall. After, spend time in our spacious courtyard admiring the stars through telescopes and telescopic binoculars. 

Captain Kidd Pirate Day Parade 

Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. 

26th Ave and the Boardwalk, Wildwood 

Calling all children 12 and under! Come out for the Annual Captain Kidd Pirate Day at 11 a.m. Pirate parade followed by a treasure hunt on the beach at 20th Ave. 

Sea Isle City Garden Club Flower Sale 

Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Dealy Field 59th St. to 63rd St. & Central Ave. Sea Isle City 

The public can purchase hanging floral baskets, pots filled with colorful blossoms, herbs, annuals in flats and more.  Only cash or checks will be accepted. Proceeds from the Flower Sale benefit the Garden Club’s charitable efforts 

Railroads, Tourism, & Commuters at the Jersey Shore 

Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. 

George Boyer Museum, 3907 Pacific Ave, Wildwood 

Join Bill Elwell, adjunct professor of history at Monmouth University and a lifelong Jersey Shore resident, for a free presentation at the George Boyer Museum, 3907 Pacific Ave, Wildwood NJ.  Railroads were the defining factor in creating and shaping the development of the Shore as a center for everything from day trips to whole summer vacations. This presentation explores railroads and their effects on Jersey Shore, especially vacationing and commuting, focusing through the lens of railroad-publications like timetables and advertisements. 

OCNJ Triathlon/ Duathlon 

Sunday May 19 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

1/4 mile Pool Swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Plus a kids course 1/8 mile swim, 1m run/8m bike/1m run. Pool Swim start 6 a.m.- 8 a.m. Run/Bike/Run starts 9 a.m 

Author Presentation: Dan Santat 

Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. 

Sea Isle City Library

On MondDan Santat, an award-winning children’s author and illustrator, will talk about his books, his work, his journey, and his reading life. He will also discuss his writing and illustrating processes and give an art demonstration.