Harborfest Returns to Cape May on June 29  

What: A street festival closed off to cars in the heart of Cape May with touch tanks, beer, vendors, food trucks, and more 

When: Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date June 30) 

Where: Delaware Ave 

The City of Cape May, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, and the Nature Center of Cape May are excited to announce the return of Harborfest on June 29. Originally envisioned as a celebration of the sea, its culture, its economy and its ecology, the event has evolved to take on the flavor of a street festival showcasing all that is so very special about Cape May. 

Since its inception as a whaling village in the 17th Century, Cape May’s economy and culture has been linked to the sea. But with the promise comes a challenge. Harborfest is intended to heighten awareness and appreciation of this fragile resource.  

Cape May’s unique harbor will provide the overall setting for Harborfest. Most land-based activities and programs will be held at or near the Nature Center of Cape May. Delaware Avenue will be closed from Pittsburgh Avenue to Wilmington Avenue to accommodate vendors, display, food trucks and a beer garden. This year, Mudhen will be the featured brewery to showcase their unique flavors.  

Free activities, partner organizations and programs on the grounds of the Nature Center will include harbor beach walks and seining, touch tank talks in the aquatics lab, birding on the second story deck, children’s arts and crafts, and so much more!  

As you take in the excitement, enjoy the reggae sounds of Ear Me Now, performing live on the deck at the Nature Center. Ear Me Now is a six-piece band that has been playing around the Tri-State area since the beginning of 2016. A fan-favorite in Cape May, they often play the City’s annual Free Music in the Park in Rotary Park.