Events this Week: May 17 -24, 2023

Fish, Fins, and More – Wetlands Institute Lecture

Wednesday, May 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Lower Township Library Public Meeting Room

We eat them, swim in the water with them, and are sometimes even afraid of them, but we don’t always know a lot about our local fish! During this presentation, we’ll learn what exactly makes a fish a fish and take an up-close look at some of our local marine species. Live animals include a variety of local fish, seasonally dependent. Register on the library’s website – registration required.

Washington Street Sidewalk Sales

Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. across Washington Street Mall in Cape May

The annual sales return! Vendors and stores will have sale items displayed on the sidewalk for an easy shopping experience.

Coast Guard Community Festival

Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May

The festival returns after a last-minute cancellation last year due to rain. Come to the lively festival for ship tours, trolley tours of the training center, kids activities including a bounce house, face painting and kit-building, cultural exhibits, photo booths, food vendors, a helicopter display, live music all day, k-9 demonstrations, and more. Trolleys will run a continuous loop from parking areas to the main gate.

Captain Kidd Pirate Day Parade

Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.

North Wildwood – Route information below

Calling all children 12 and under! The free pirate parade starts at 26th Ave. & the Boardwalk and is followed by a treasure hunt on the beach at 19th Ave. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and costume judging takes place at 10:45 a.m.

History Center Lecture: Boardwalks, A Uniquely American Invention

Saturday, May 20 from 3 to 4 p.m.

History Center, 215 39th St, Avalon

Boardwalks were born of practicality but became an essential feature of America’s seaside resorts. Join our guest speaker, Cape May MAC’s Mary Stewart, to learn when and how the boardwalk came to be and how vacationing Americans embraced them in the years since.

Garden Club of Stone Harbor Community Yard Sale

Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Parking Lot at 94th Street and Second Avenue

Sea Isle Garden Club Flower Sale

Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Dealy Field, 59th St. to 63rd St. & Central Ave

During the Flower Sale, 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 for purchases made at the Flower Sale. Proceeds from this event benefit the Garden Club’s charitable efforts.

Spring Concert-Matt Richards Electric Trio

Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m.

Ocean City Library room N110

With his trio, Matt explores modern jazz as an energized, interactive music that resonates with sophistication. His composing and musical production work enable him to explore a wealth of ideas beyond the guitar. Come out for this free spring concert!

Belleplain Tuesday Trails Hike

Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m.

Lake Nummy Day Use Area at Belleplain State Forest

Come out for a Tuesday morning hike at the beautiful Belleplain State Forest! Meet at the Lake Nummy Day Use Area, by the picnic benches etc, for a breezy hike. Check Belleplain’s Facebook page for changes due to weather, staffing etc, or give them a call at 609-861-2404.

After-School Movies: Back to the Future

Wednesday, May 24 at 3 p.m.

Ocean City Library – Room N110

Come see a free movie. Free snacks – bring a friend!