THIS WEEKEND: Crabulous Crab Day, Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt and More!

Cape May County 4-H Fair
Friday, July 17th to Saturday, July 18th at 12 p.m.
Where: 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House South Dennis Rd, Cape May Court House
The annual 4-H Fair runs July 16, 17 and 18 at the 4-H Fairgrounds located at 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. Public hours for the fair are noon to 9 p.m. Thurs. and Fri. and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sat. Admission is free and there is a host of fun events Thursday through Sunday. The Cape May County 4-H Fair has a number of activities that appeal to all ages. Some of the great new events at the annual event coming on July 16, 17 and 18 have been created especially with young children in mind.

Crabulous Crab Day
Friday, July 17th at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
Crab Races and Games, Crabbing at the Dock. Crabbing tricks and tips and more!

Flow Tour Competition
Friday, July 17th at 5 p.m.
Where: FlowHouse Bar & Grill, Cedar Avenue and Boardwalk, Wildwood
FlowHouse Bar & Grille, located at Cedar Ave & the Boardwalk in Wildwood, will play host to the 2015 FLOW Tour Competition on Friday, July 17th, 2015, starting at 5pm. The FLOW Tour is flowboarding’s premier competitive tour featuring some of the world’s best riders. Whether you are participating in the competition or kicking back to watch the show, this high-octane event is not to be missed.

Race Judicata 5k Run/1k Walk
Friday, July 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Beach at JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City
The Cape May County Bar Foundation is holding its 17th Annual 5K Beach Run/1K Walk on Friday, July 17, 2015 on the Beach in Sea Isle City. In-person registration begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Pavilion at JFK Blvd. and the beach. The race will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for the top finishers in each category. Fee-$25. You can also register online at: Rain date, July 18th. Proceeds of this event benefit the Cape May County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund which awards two scholarships a year to Cape May County High School students going on to college. For more information, contact Michele Devine-Hartnett, Executive Director at 463-0313.

Sea Isle City’s Got Talent
Friday, July 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Excursion Park, JFK Blvd., 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 17th 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

Avalon Flip Flop Walk
Saturday, July 18th at 7 a.m.
Where: Boardwalk at 32nd Street, Avalon

36th Annual T. John Carey Master’s Swim
Saturday, July 18th at 10 a.m.
Where: The Beach at 34th Street, Ocean City
Registration 8:00 am at the beach patrol station, 34th Street and the beach. The race will start at 10:00am. For more information call 609-399-6111.

4-H Color Fun Run
Saturday, July 18th at 8:30 a.m.
Where: 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House South Dennis Road, Court House
The Communateens 4-H Club wanted to bring a new event to the annual 4-H Fair that would promote healthy living, one of the teen group’s main missions. This brand new 5K / 1 mile fun walk/run does just that. The Color Fun Run is an un-timed race in which, runners/walkers are doused from head to toe in different, washable colors at various points along the race. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
1. Wear white at the at 8:30 a.m. starting line to get the most color splatter.
2. Finish plastered in color with a smile on your face!

Boogie Board Races
Saturday, July 18th at 10 a.m.
Where: 15th Avenue and Beach, North Wildwood
Wave riding competition for boys and girls ages 5 – 18 at 15th & the beach. Registration 9 a.m., contest 10 a.m. Prizes awarded, must bring your own board. 609.522.2955 or

11th Annual Celtic Festival
Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th from 10 a.m.
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Shore Road, Cape May
Celebrate all things Irish and Scottish at Historic Cold Spring Village’s 11th Annual Celtic Festival the weekend of July 18-19 from 10am-4:30pm. The festival features musical entertainment throughout the grounds, interactive demonstrations and a pub area with all-day live music. The Village’s restored, historic buildings will also be open, with historical interpreters demonstrating the trades and crafts of the 1800s. This event is generously sponsored by Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly Certified Public Accountants.

NJ State Crab Festival
Saturday, July 18th at 11 a.m.
Where: Ice House Restaurant, 4415 Park Blvd., Wildwood
Event takes place in front of the Ice House Restaurant, 4415 Park Wildwood featuring a block party atmosphere with “crabby” fun for the entire family! 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Festival includes bushels of blue claw crabs, a beer garden, “must try” crabby bloody marys, vendors and exciting things for the kids including a crab race at 6 p.m. Live outdoor entertainment will be featured throughout the day as well as a special performance by Parrotbeach at 7 p.m., a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band. FREE admission! 609.522.0033 or

Foam N Glow Party
Saturday, July 18th at 7 p.m.
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
A Foam N Glow Party will take place inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, leading fans on a journey of unimaginable atmospheres and unforgettable emotions. This concert revolution has swept the world of electronic dance music, blurring the line between fantasy and reality, with state of the art visual effects, ground shaking bass, and world class DJs. This “World’s Largest Foam Party” is open to those 16 years of age and older; ticket prices range from $35-$75. Doors open at 6 p.m.; party takes place from 7 p.m. until midnight. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Saturday, July 18th 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
Saturday, July 18th at 8 p.m.
Where: Excursion Park, JFK Blvd., 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. July 18: BSTREETBAND (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)

Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt
Sunday, July 19th at 1 p.m.
Where: The Beach at Congress Street, Cape May
Ahoy Matey! The adventurous Captain Kidd has set sail for Historic Cape May in hopes of arriving on Sunday, July 19, 2015 for the 52nd Annual Cape May Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt to be held on the beaches of the nation’s oldest seashore resort. Youngsters are invited to rendezvous with Captain Will Kidd on the Cape May Promenade, at Cape May Convention Hall, on July 19 at 1 p.m. Lucky treasure seekers will follow Captain Kidd to the secret site between Perry and Congress Street beaches in search of the elusive buried treasure. For additional information contact The City of Cape May at (609) 884-9565.

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