Events this Week: Sept. 21 – 28, 2022

This week is a big one! The Irish Festival, Cape May Oktoberfest, and a whole lot of other hugely-trafficked events are happening this weekend. “Do the Shore” this week with a slew of events.

Beachside Science Lecture: Monarchs and Migration 

Wednesday, September 21 at 6 p.m.  

Avalon Community Hall  

All summer there are animals at the Jersey Shore, but where do they go come winter time? Join The Wetlands Institute for a discussion of migrations from the small Monarch butterfly to the gulls on the beach as the seasons change. 

Avalon History Center Lecture: An Evening with Maud Dahme 

Thursday, September 22 at 5 p.m. 

Avalon History Center, part of the Avalon Free Public Library  

The evening will include a lecture and screening of “The Hidden Child,” a documentary that details Ms. Dahme’s own story of courage, hope and bravery in the face of evil and death. 

Wildwood Fall Classic Car Show 

September 23 – 25  

Pacific Ave and Wildwoods Convention Center 

The Fall Classic Car Show 2022 will take place in Downtown Wildwood on Pacific Avenue and the Wildwoods Convention Center on September 22nd – 25th.  More details will be coming soon! For more information call 609.778.7887 or 

Irish Fall Festival  

September 23 – 25 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

New Jersey Ave in North Wildwood 

The popular, and usually very crowded, Irish Festival returns. Street vendors will display their Irish memorabilia, and food vendors will offer a variety of Irish and non-Irish treats. On Friday and Saturday there will be free live entertainment continuously from noon until 8:30 p.m. 

Sunday at 12:30 p.m., the parade begins at 20th and Surf Avenues and will continue to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues. 

Visit for a detailed schedule of events. 

Centennial Park Concert  

Saturday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. 

Centennial Park on Fern Road and Ocean Avenue  

The free concert series continues into September with the “Big Bleau” band, a pop, rock, and oldies tribute band. 

Cape May Oktoberfest  

Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Jackson St, Carpenter Lane and Beach Ave, Cape May  

Come celebrate a day full of fun, music, German food and plenty of Beverages! 

Stroll Along Jackson Street, Carpenter Lane and part of Decatur Street and take time to browse the artisans selling crafts, unique gifts, antiques & collectibles 

Seafarer’s Celebration 

Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road and Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest   

Dozens of crafters and food vendors, family entertainment, live music, children’s 
activities and much more overlooking beautiful Sunset Lake. Event moves to 
Centennial Park (Fern Road & Ocean Avenue) for live music at 7:30 p.m., followed 
by spectacular beachfront fireworks at 9 p.m. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202 

Savor September Beer, Wine and Food Festival 

Saturday, September 24 from 12 to 8 p.m.  

96th Street, Stone Harbor 

Savor the gorgeous fall weather and the last remnants of summer with Stone Harbor’s annual Savor September Festival! Take a stroll down 96th Street and enjoy a wide variety of offerings from local wineries and breweries, live music, art, food vendors, and much more! 

Monarch Festival

Sunday, September 25 starting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nature Center of Cape May

This year’s festival takes place on September 25 at the Nature Center of Cape May, which is located on 1600 Delaware Ave. Fun fact: the monarch is poisonous to most predators, so the bright colors that make it so alluring to humans also serve as a warning to the butterfly’s adversaries.  

The festival will begin at 10 a.m. with a butterfly-themed yoga session. “Mac’s Café” food truck will serve both breakfast and lunch. Visitors can enjoy a bake sale and can peruse local monarch-themed artwork. Kids, and kids at heart, can have their faces painted with patterns based on the monarch butterfly. Live music will be played by “Kearns and Donahue” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A festival highlight is the “monarch parade,” where guests dress up in monarch wings and other fun costumes.  

There will also be a butterfly tagging demonstration~

LCMR Class of ‘72 50th Reunion – Sponsored  

Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m.  

Two-Mile Crab House 

Lower Cape May Regional Class of ’72, 50th Reunion will be held at Two Mile Restaurant, Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m. $50.00 buffet dinner, cash bar. Pay at the door. 

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