THIS WEEKEND: BBQ and Blues Festival, Lighthouse Cruise and more!

NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
Friday, July 10th to Sunday, July 12th
Where: 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues, and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood. Experience the BEST in Barbeque & Blues at this exciting three day festival. Live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on our FREE main stage. Fri: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 609.523.6565, or

Sunset Lighthouse Cruise
Friday, July 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Miss Chris Marina, 1212 Wilson Dr, Cape May
Sunset Lighthouse Cruise: The beauty of the lighthouses of Delaware Bay is best experienced at sunset, and this evening trip aboard the Spirit of Cape May lets you view three of them. Along with hearing about their history from the captain and former lighthouse keepers, you will enjoy a wine tasting at each, with hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is also available. $50 adults, $20 children. Friday, July 10. Departs from the Miss Chris Marina at 6:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Purchase tickets in advance or online. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

Sea Isle City’s Got Talent
Friday, July 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City
Starting June 26, the Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s “Sea Isle City’s Got Talent” contests will take place on Fri. evenings at the Band Shell, where an impressive line-up of amateur performers will compete for cash prizes – and the chance to advance to the event’s Grand Finale on August 21

Fireworks on the Beach
Friday, July 10th at 10 p.m.
Where: Beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood
Summer fireworks extravaganza on the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood, every Friday night! Visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods! 10 p.m. Free. Rain date is Sunday night at 9 p.m. 609.523.1602 or

Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
Saturday, July 11th at 9 a.m.
Where: Beach at Heather Road, Wildwood Crest
On the beach at Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, alongside the Beach Pier from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will feature an amateur sand sculpting contest, amazing sand sculpture designs, and live music right on the beach . Rain date is Sunday, July 12th. Registration is FREE and prizes will be awarded. 609.523.0202 or

Wildwood Cornhole Tournament
Saturday July 11th and Sunday July 12th at 10 a.m.
Where: Beach between Wildwood and Oak Avenues, Wildwood
The bags will fly on the Wildwoods beach (between Wildwood & Oak Avenues) during this double elimination tournament. Teams of two will compete in the popular tailgating bean bag toss game. Two tournaments will be held on Saturday (11 a.m. & 2 p.m.) for a chance to win a custom cornhole set at each tournament. Saturday’s event is $20 per team per tournament. All ages are eligible to register. Sunday hosts the main event for over $1,000 in cash prizes. This tournament will start at 10:30 a.m. and costs $45 per team of two if pre-registered or $50 per team day of (must be 18 or older.) 609.729.8870 or

Night in Venice
Saturday, July 11th at 6 p.m.
Where: Begins at the Longport Bridge, Ocean City
“Dancing Under the Stars” is the optional theme for the 61st. Annual Night In Venice Boat Parade and Bay Front Home Celebration on Sat., July 11th. The colorful boat parade will begin at 6 p.m. by the Longport Bridge at the north point of the Island.

2015 Jersey Shore Pops Concert Series – The True Voice of Elvis
Saturday, July 11th at 7 p.m.
Where: Middle Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive, Court House
Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops are proud to welcome the United States’ premier Elvis Tribute Artist to open their 2015 Summer Concert Series. Doug Church will take the stage in “The True Voice of Elvis” at the Middle Township PAC on Saturday, July 11 at 7:00 PM. This 2 hour show will include most of Elvis biggest hits.

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series – B Street Band
Saturday, July 11th at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest
The Borough of Wildwood Crest has planned its largest Summer Music Series schedule to date.
A total of 29 evenings of live musical entertainment for the entire family are on tap in the eighth annual Wildwood Crest Free Summer Music Series, which is set to begin next week. Live music will be held at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday and Saturday from June 24 through Sept. 5 at the entertainment pavilion at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

Sea Isle City’s Free Concerts Under the Stars – Real Diamond
Saturday, July 11th at 8 p.m.
Where: Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City
Sea Isle’s free Concerts Under the Stars, hosted by the resort’s Division of Tourism, take place each Saturday Night at the Excursion Park Band Shell, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

For more information about these and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar