Events this Week: September 13 – 20

Welcome to the last official week of Summer! There are lots of events slated for this weekend, including the Ocean City Airshow, the New Jersey Fireman’s Convention in Wildwood, and the Harvest Brew Festival in Cape May. But be sure to keep an eye on the weather – Hurricane Lee will make landfall this weekend, so double-check with event organizers if the weather is especially dicey.

Ocean City Library Movies: Dungeons & Dragons 

Wednesday, September 13 at 3 p.m.  

Ocean City Library room N110 

Free snacks – bring a friend!  

Beachside Science: Monarchs and Migration in Avalon 

Wednesday, September 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Surfside Park, 2901 Avalon Ave, Avalon 

From tiny Monarch Butterflies to giant Bald Eagles, the Avalon Coast sees a myriad of animals passing through. Come learn about the journeys of these animals, where they came from and where they’re going! Includes a live Monarch tagging demonstration, as available. The seating area is grass. Bring a blanket, towel, or chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved into Community Hall 

New Moon Lighthouse Climb 

Thursday, September 14 from 8 to 10 p.m. 

Cape May Point Lighthouse 

Climb the 199 steps to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse on evenings of the new moon the moon is so dark it blends in with the night. Stars are more visible on clear nights during the new moon. 

Migration Workshop 

Thursday, September 14 at 11 a.m.  

Cape May Point State Park  

Join Cape May Bird Observatory Interpretative Naturalists as they explain how birds of all shapes and sizes are able to complete their annual migrations, as well as why Cape May is one of the best places to witness this incredible natural phenomenon! Meet at the East Shelter, the picnic pavilion next to the Hawkwatch Platform.  

Wildwood Crest Firefighters’ Weekend Craft Show 

Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16 

Rambler Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest 

Check out dozens of craft vendors during Wildwood Crest Firefighters’ Weekend. FREE admission. 

Middle Township Community Yard Sale 

Sept. 15-17 

Set up a table or two and greet neighbors at the annual community-wide yard sale No permits are needed for this event. Residents can add their home addresses to the yard sale list on Middle Township’s website and Facebook page by emailing or For more information, call (609) 465-8740. 

The 6th annual Cool Cape Cycle Event 2023 

Saturday, September 16 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

1200 Lincoln Blvd, North Cape May 

This event will take place at Boat Drinks from Ferry Park at the Cape May Ferry. There are 4 Treks to pick from 3 in Cape May and County and 1 in Lewes Delaware in which your ticket to/from is included. You can only board from the Cape May side. 

Stone Harbor Farmers Market – Extended Season 

Sunday, September 17 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Under the water tower in Stone Harbor 

Come out for the final farmer’s market of the season.  

Avalon History Center Lecture: Prohibition  

Saturday, September 16 from 3 to 4 p.m.  

Tennis Building, 250 39th St, Avalon  

Join speaker, Mike Dixon, as he shares colorful stories of rum runners, moonshiners, bathtub gin, intriguing personalities, complicated politics, organized crime, outgunned lawmen and the temperance movement, with a special spotlight on New Jersey’s story. 

Ocean City Airport Festival 

Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Ocean City Airport 

Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. The event will feature a parachute jump from Team Fastrax. 

Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend 

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17 

Ocean City Boardwalk 

A parachute pyrotechnics show will will go off over Ocean City at 8 p.m. on Saturday the 16th. On Sunday the 17th, air shows from different air teams will be visible from the boardwalk starting at 1 p.m.  

Harvest Brew Fest 

Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Emlen Physick Estate 

Enjoy craft beers and more during this all-day festival that features local food vendors, local artisans, local breweries and local musical talent. The festival is free to attend, and proceeds support the ongoing restoration of Cape May MAC historic sites, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse and the 1942 World War II Lookout Tower. 

St. John Lutheran Church Craft & Vendor Show    

Saturday, September 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

1001 Central Avenue, Ocean City.  

This inside show, featuring 25 vendors, will take place in Fellowship Hall and Lounge of St. John Lutheran. 

Hispanic Heritage Festival 

Saturday, September 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. 

Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave, Wildwood 

Enjoy music from DJ Chino and live band, Eco del Sur. There will be vendors selling Hispanic merchandise, delicious traditional foods, and so much more. Plus, admission is free! 

Muddy Schnitzel Family Fun Run 

Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m.  

Morey’s Piers in Wildwood 

Lace up your sneaks and prepare to get muddy in Morey’s Piers first annual Muddy Schnitzel, a family mud run on the beach between Mariner’s and Adventure Piers.  The course is about 1 mile long and features over a dozen obstacles, including water pits, an army crawl, king of the dune, and tube scramble. 

Corson’s Inlet Dog Hike 

Sunday, September 17 at 11 a.m. 

Corson’s Inlet State Park 

Check Belleplain State Forest’s Facebook page for more information closer to the event. 


Free Library Movie: Dead Poet’s Society 

Monday, September 18 at 6 p.m. 

Ocean City Library at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall 

300 Years in the Middle, Middle Township Documentary Screening  

Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m.   

Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon  

The Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society presents 300 Years in the Middle Documentary. 2023 is the 300th anniversay of the division of Cape May County, this documentary brings together three centuries of the history of Middle Township. With special guest, director Stan Sperlak 

Ocean City Library Movies: The Little Mermaid 

Wednesday, September 20 at 3 p.m.  

Ocean City Library room N110 

Free snacks – bring a friend!