Skimmer Festival is Sea Isle’s largest summer festival, featuring two-days of family-friendly activities and entertainment. The festival will begin Saturday, June 18 with a seaside vendor craft market along the oceanfront Promenade from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, the popular Skimmer food court will be open in front of Excursion Park, located at JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, where a tempting selection of local delicacies and traditional festival-fare will be on sale. Meanwhile, inside Excursion Park, festival-goers will enjoy live music by Funkybone Horn Band and a variety of free family activities, including a photo booth, a moon bounce, balloon artists, face-painters, “Waxy Hands” and more. There will also be a “sand art” station, where children can create souvenirs for a small fee.
A dance party with DJ Eric will be held at Excursion Park Band Shell from 6 to 9 p.m. Concert-goers are reminded to arrive early if they want to enjoy bench-seating – or bring blankets and folding chairs to spread-out on the park’s lawn.
Skimmer Festival will continue on Father’s Day, June 19, with an Antique Auto Show along the Promenade north of JFK Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. History-buffs and auto-enthusiasts will flock to display and admire scores of vintage vehicles while enjoying live music by The Snake Brothers Band from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Also, Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours will be offered every half-hour in front of Excursion Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tours will be led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society, who will point-out notable landmarks and explain how Sea Isle has grown over the years.
At 1 p.m., trophies will be presented to the winner of the Antique Auto Show. Then, each of the vehicles entered in the auto show will parade through town, bringing this year’s Skimmer Festival to a spectacular close.
For more details, call (609) 263-8687.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, June 18
Seaside Vendor Craft Marker (400 Vendors), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food Court (20 Vendors), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“New” – Amusement Rides, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sand Art, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Old Tyme Photos, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Live Entertainment by Funkybone Horn Band, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Waxy Hands, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Moon Bounce, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dance Party with DJ Eric, 6 to 9 p.m.
“New” – Amusement Rides, 6 to 9:30 p.m. ($12 wristbands and $1 tickets)
Sunday, June 19
Antique Auto Show, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Live Entertainment by the Snake Brothers Band, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony, 1 p.m.
Antique Auto Parade, 1:30 p.m.