THIS WEEKEND: Patriotic Fun for Everyone!

Peter Max: A Tribute to America
Friday, July 3rd to Sunday July 5th at 10 a.m.
Where: Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor
Legendary artist Peter Max returns to Stone Harbor over the fourth of July weekend, bringing with him a never-before-seen collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four decades. The new exhibition speaks to the evolution and maturation of America’s most popular living artist, offering a journey through the career of a pop icon that has defined American art and began a new visual culture.“Peter Max: A Tribute to America” will be on display Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM. Meet Peter Max at receptions from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, July 3 and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 4.

Dinner & Fireworks
Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington and Ocean Street, Cape May
Here’s an exclusive chance to see an Independence Day celebration from the best vantage point of all: atop the Cape May Lighthouse. Participants will be picked up by MAC’s trolley at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth and taken to the Red Store in Cape May Point for a delicious, seasonal, five-course dinner prepared by Chef Lucas Manteca. After dinner, board the trolley for a short ride to Cape May Lighthouse, where you will climb to the top to watch the fireworks from the watch gallery. Reservations necessary; limited to 12 people each night.

63rd Army Band Concert
Friday, July 3rd at 7 p.m.
Where: Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May
63rd Army Band will perform a free concert at Cape May Convention Hall at 7p.m. For more information, 609-884-9565 or visit

Sea Isle City’s Got Talent
Friday, July 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 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 3rd at 10 p.m.
Where: The 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.

Independence Day Parade
Saturday, July 4th at 9 a.m.
Where: North Wildwood
Check in from 8 – 8:45 a.m. at 9th & Atlantic Avenues, North Wildwood. Parade begins at 9 a.m. at 9th and Atlantic Avenues in North Wildwood and proceeds north to 1st & Surf Avenues. Rain date July 5. Prizes awarded for the best decorated bikes in red, white and blue theme. FREE. Registration begins June 16th, call 609.522.2955 or

Fourth of July Beach ‘n Boardwalk Patriotic Run/Walk
Saturday, July 4th at 9 a.m.
Where: Begins at the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m. The 5K Fun Run will begin at the Wildwoods Sign and travel North to the Wildwoods Convention Center and then down the boardwalk extension to the beach. The route will run South and continue on the hard packed sand to Primrose Avenue in Wildwood Crest, looping back to the Wildwoods Convention Center for the completion of the race. The 1 Mile Walk will go down the Wildwoods Boardwalk to Cresse Avenue and back to the Wildwoods Convention Center. Medals will be presented to the top 5 male and the top 5 female finishers. All funds raised from this event will be used to help maintain the Wildwoods Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Rain or shine. Registration will take place from 8 – 8:45 a.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center. $25 for adults; $10 for students 18 and younger. Shirts for all participants who pre-register at For more information call 609.849.8887.

Stone Harbor 4th of July Celebration
Saturday, July 4th at 9 a.m.
Where: Stone Harbor Recreation Fields, 8100 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor
9am races & home run derby registration, 10am start

Bike Parade
Saturday, July 4th at 10 a.m.
Where: Begins at the Longport Bridge, Ocean City
Sponsored by the Gardens Civic Assoc.. Registration 9:00am at the Longport Bridge parking lot. Parade begins at 10am. For more information call 609-399-6111.

Upper Township Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Saturday, July 4th at 4 p.m.
Where: Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Drive, Petersburg
A concert featuring three live bands, including The Kenny Young Band, along with food vendors and lots of activities for the children.

Middle Township Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Saturday, July 4th at 5 p.m.
Where: Dealy Field, 626 Goshen Road, Cape May Court House
The celebration includes a magic show, live music by Thirsty Wilson, a water slide and bounce house, Captain America, pie eating contest, a ‘little patriotic’ contest (ages 6 months to 8 years) and food and craft vendors. Admission is free and some attractions require a small fee.

Fourth of July Celebration
Saturday, July 4th at 7 p.m.
Where: Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City
Kite flying competition at 7pm followed by entertainment. A spectacular boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening. For more information call 609-399-6111.

The Atlantic Pops Orchestra Concert
Saturday, July 4th at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Excursion Park Band Shell, Sea Isle City
The evening of July 4th will kick-off with a free concert by The Atlantic Pops Orchestra from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Excursion Park Band Shell, located at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade. The concert will feature a variety of patriotic music that will have toes tapping and hands clapping. Immediately following the Atlantic Pops Concert, Sea Isle City’s annual Independence Day Fireworks Show will begin at 9:00 p.m. July 4. The “rocket’s red glare” will be launched from an ocean barge anchored near the 50th Street Beach, which will make Sea Isle’s Promenade and other beach-front areas ideal viewing locations. The rain date for the fireworks show is July 5.

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series – Bennie & The Jets (Elton John Tribute)
Saturday, July 4th 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.

Philly Pops Patriotic Concert
Saturday, July 4th at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Fox Park, Burke and Ocean Avenues, Wildwood
The Philly Pops Orchestra will perform a FREE Fourth of July Patriotic Concert at Fox Park, Burk & Ocean Avenues in Wildwood, at 8:30 p.m. This event will be sponsored by the City of Wildwood and the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA). Bring a blanket or beach chair and prepare to be wowed by one of the greatest orchestras in the country! A fireworks spectacular will follow the concert beginning at 10 p.m. and can be seen from almost anywhere on the island. For more information, call 609.846.2047 or visit

Harbor Hustle 5K & 2 Mile Fun Walk
Sunday, July 5th at 8 a.m.
Where: Stone Harbor Recreation Field, 8100 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor
6:45am registrations, 8am 5K, 8:05am fun walk.

Phillies Home Run Derby
Sunday, July 5th at 12 p.m.
Where: Dealy Field, Sea Isle City
(Ages: 7-12 yrs.) Rain date: July 12. Girls & 9-10 yr. old Boys, 12:00 p.m. Boys, 7-8 & 11-12 yrs. old, 1:30 p.m.

Cape May Independence Parade
Sunday, July 5th at 1 p.m.
Where: Beach Avenue From Philadelphia Avenue to Patterson Avenue, Cape May
The City of Cape May will hold their annual Independence Parade at 1p.m., starting at Philadelphia and Beach Avenues. Decorated bicycles, antique automobiles, and all community entries are welcome to participate in the Independence Parade. Anyone interested in participating in the Independence Parade please contact the Cape May Department of Civic Affairs at 609-884-9565 or email For more information on these events call 609-884-9565 or visit

Fox Park Amphitheater Concert
Sunday, July 5th at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fox Park Burke and Ocean Avenues, Wildwood
Free. Bring a blanket or a beach chair. Featured artist is the Sounds of Society (Chicago Tribute Band.) 609.522.2444 or

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