Fireworks and Family Entertainment Highlight Crest Seafarers Celebration Sept. 20-21

Spectacular fireworks, terrific live music, enjoyable family entertainment and much more will highlight this year’s FREE Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration, which for the first time will be held over two days, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21.

The 2013 Seafarers Celebration begins Friday evening, Sept. 20 at Centennial Park at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. The Chatterband, one of the Delaware Valley’s most popular dance/party bands, will perform at 7 p.m. Following the live music, an incredible beachfront fireworks show will go off at 9 p.m. (Rain date for fireworks is Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. at same location).

The Seafarers Celebration continues Saturday, Sept. 21 with a massive street festival along the beautiful banks of Sunset Lake, located along New Jersey Avenue between Rambler and Miami Avenues. The event will feature scores of craft vendors, live music, delicious varieties of food and other fun entertainment for the entire family.

Live music includes performances from the B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute), North Bound Train (classic/progressive rock), Twelve:01 (classic/progressive rock), the Star Band (oldies/Motown/pop/dance hits) and Michael James (pop hits from the ‘70s through today). (See below for the specific live music schedule.)

Karaoke, a rock-climbing wall, mini circus show, stunt bike show, magic show, pony rides, roving street performers, face painting and more will also highlight Saturday’s lineup.

In addition, Wildwood Crest Recreation will host two free, fun-filled contests for children. Separate pie-eating contests will be held at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and separate bubblegum-blowing contests will be held at 2 and 4 p.m. near Farragut Road. Registration will take place 30 minutes prior to each contest at the recreation table located on the Sunset Lake berm at Stanton Road. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration, log on to or call (609) 523-0202.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 (Centennial Park – Fern Road and Ocean Avenue)
7 p.m. – The Chatterband (dance/party hits)
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 (Sunset Lake – New Jersey Avenue from Rambler Road to Miami Avenue)
STAGE I (near Miami Avenue)
10:30 a.m. – Twelve:01 (classic/progressive rock)
12:30 p.m. – B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute)
2:30 p.m. – North Bound Train (classic/progressive rock)
STAGE II (near Farragut Road)
11:30 a.m. – Star Band (oldies/Motown/pop/dance hits)
1 p.m. – Michael James (pop hits from the ‘70s through today)