THIS WEEKEND: Flower Show, Barks on the Boards and More!

Ocean City Flower Show
Friday, May 29th to Sunday, May 31st
Where: Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Show times are Friday 2pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm and Sunday, 10am – 4 pm. For more information call 609-399-6111.

Morey’s Piers Beach Bop
Saturday, May 30th at 10am
Where: Morey’s Piers, Wildwood
A special day designed for our youngest scouts at Morey’s Piers. Beach Bop follows the same unique model as Beach Jam with an added ‘splash’ of waterpark fun. 609.522.3900 or

26th Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Show
Saturday, May 30th at 10am
Where: The Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Road, Ocean View
Treat yourself to some delicious, fresh strawberry shortcake and ice cream (light lunch available) while you visit the farmstead, hear its history and browse through a selection of handmade crafts and other items for sale.

Explore the Shore
Saturday, May 30th at 11am
Where: The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May County Herald
Discover the secrets of Cape May Harbor as we explore the shore and marsh. Join our naturalists as we hike the beach, pull a seine net (weather permitting), and encounter an incredible diversity of marine life. We’ll learn about the fascinating lives of the animals that inhabit our coastal and wetland habitats; including the fascinating and ancient Horseshoe Crab. Have an up-close experience with horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and other local marine critters in our laboratory and learn why these animals are so important. Walk-ins welcome. No preregistration necessary.

Gotta B Wildwoods Music Festival
Saturday, May 30th at 11am
Where: Fox Park, Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues, Wildwood
The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the ‘Gotta B Wildwoods’ Music Festival – a new event this year featuring continuous FREE live entertainment and other family-friendly festivities. The entertainment line-up will feature the Who Knows Band, Chameleon, Tidal Wave Band and Animal House. There will also be food vendors, craft vendors, a Kid’s Corner and more. At 8 p.m., head to the beach at Burk Avenue via the Wildwoods Convention Center boardwalk extension to enjoy a beach bonfire and listen to live acoustic music from 8 – 10 p.m. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. for the bonfire and tickets are $10 for adults, $2 for children ages 10 – 18, and free for children under 10.

Cape May Music Festival – Jazz at the Estate
Saturday, May 30th from 11am to 6:30pm
Where: Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May
Bring your beach chair or blanket on Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Jazz at the Estate, an open air event on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., featuring five sets of exciting live music all afternoon, plus food, beer, wine, spirits, crafts vendors and more. General admission for adults is $25 in advance, $35 day of show.

Barks on the Boards
Sunday, May 31st at 10am
Where: Civic Center Field, 6th and Boardwalk, Ocean City
The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) will hold its annual “Barks on the Boards” event on Sunday, May 31, 2015 starting 10:00 a.m. at the Civic Center field, located at 6th and Boardwalk. Registration and dog games run from 10:00 a.m. until noon with the walk starting at 12:00 p.m. Contests feature best dressed, largest dog, smallest dog, most talented, best tail wager, best puppy and highest fundraiser. Contest prizes will be awarded at 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration is $25.00 per person until May 25th (dogs walk for free and must be leashed at all times), and registration at the event is $30.00 per person.

Cape May Restaurant Week
Sunday May 31st to Sunday June 7th
Where: Throughout Cape May
Known for its variety of fine dining experiences, from casual sit-down to formal dining, Cape May, NJ will showcase its best restaurants for the eight-day event, with restaurants offering fixed prices that make our culinary adventure both affordable and tempting

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