THIS WEEKEND: Promenade Craft Show, Craft Beer and Crab Festival and more!

53rd Annual Boardwalk Art Show
Friday, August 7th to Sunday, August 9th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Boardwalk in Ocean City
Leading artists from throughout the East Coast exhibit and sell their work. Traditionally an ideal place to buy fine artwork at reasonable prices. Hours: Fri. & Sat. – 10am – 6pm, Sun. 10am – 4pm. For more information call 609-399-6111.

Hawk Haven Vineyard’s Rootstock Concert Series
August 7th from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Hawk Haven Winery, 600 South Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande
Discover new music and pair it with amazing wine at Hawk Haven Vineyard’s Rootstock concert series! The sun setting behind the vineyard provides the perfect backdrop for a fun Friday night at Hawk Haven. Named for the essential part of the grape vine, Rootstock combines beautiful vineyard ambiance and intimate performances by world-class musicians. Grab a seat at one of our picnic tables or kick back on a blanket beside the vines. The show is about to start!

Cape May-Lewes Ferry’s “Rock the Boat” Cruise
Friday, August 7th at 6 p.m.
Where: Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Drive, Cape May
Boatloads of great live music! Get ready to “Rock the Boat!” this summer aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry! Ready those dancing shoes and rock on as the ferry takes the party off dry land with their “Rock the Boat!” cruises this summer. The ferry’s “Rock the Boat!” cruises take place every Friday evening through August 28, 2015.

Sea Isle City’s Got Talent
Friday, August 7th 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, August 7th 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 5K Beach Race
Saturday, August 8th at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Wildwood Crest Beach Pier, Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest
Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest. 8:30 a.m. 5K out-and-back beach run, along with a one-mile fun run/walk, beginning and ending at the foot of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier. All participants registered by July 25 will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, while supplies last. Registration and packet pickup at Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center Friday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Race-day registration begins 7 a.m. Rain or shine event. Registration fee required. For further information, visit or call 609. 523.0202.

40th Annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament
Saturday, August 8th at 9 a.m.
Where: Longport Bridge Parking Lot, Ocean City
9:00am – 12:00pm at the north end beach adjacent to the Ocean City/Longport Bridge. Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am in the Longport bridge parking lot. Fishing from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Parental supervision required, participants must bring their own bait. Age groups: 8-10, 11-13, 14-16. Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for each age group. On going casting & fishing instruction will be provided during the tournament. Sponsored by the Ocean City Fishing Club and the Ocean City Recreation Dept. For more information call: 609-399-6111. Rain date is August 15th.

38th Promenade Craft Show
Saturday August 8th and Sunday, August 9th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Promenade, Beach Avenue, Cape May
If you are interested in registering as a crafter, call (609) 884-9565 or e-mail for information and visit to download registration forms.

Historic Cold Spring Village Hands-on History Weekend
Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th from 10 a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Shore Road, Cape May
Two days of family-friendly, interactive and educational fun are planned for Historic Cold Spring Village’s ‘Hands-on History’ Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 8-9, from 10am to 4:30pm. Children will be given a ‘Pastport’ at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or making a pinch pot. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat! The Family Activity Area will feature children’s dress-up clothes, historic games, and take-home crafts. Other family-friendly activities include face painting and live entertainment from traditional musician Mary Roth.

Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Saturday, August 8th at 11 a.m.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May
You won’t want to miss delicious family fun with steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, pulled pork, local and regional craft beers, wine, and all-day entertainment during one of Cape May’s most popular summertime events on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, at the Craft Beer & Crab Festival Saturday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Fourth Annual Kids Carnival
Saturday, August 8th from 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Park, Woodbine
This free event will be held from 1 to 5 pm with free food, fun, games, gifts for all, and music by DJ Jazmann, along with ponies Cupcake & Cookie from Ponies by Priscilla. There will be face painting, a dunk tank, Kona water ice truck, with free food, drinks, and gifts for all the children. Special guests will include: McGruff crime dog, Eddie Eagle Scout, Explorers Team, PRAC of Southern New Jersey, K-9 Unit (and a horse) from the Sheriff’s Department, 253 Cape May County National Guard, and the Chick-Fil-A mascot. Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel—prepare to get wet on the water slides!

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series – Big House
Saturday, August 8th 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: Separate Ways – The Band
Saturday, August 8th 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. Separate Ways – The Band, Journey Tribute

“Squeaky Clean” Comedy Night
Saturday, August 8th at 8 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church of Wildwood, 230 East Maple Avenue, Wildwood
Looking for a good laugh? Come out and join us for a family-oriented night of fun and laughter starring two of our areas premier clean comics, Sandi Joy Chadwick and Al Corliss. Tickets are only $15 per person and goes to support the ongoing ministries of First Baptist Church of Wildwood. The church is located at 230 E. Maple Ave (Maple and Atlantic Aves) in Wildwood, NJ, 08260. For advance tickets please call 609-522-2981 or 908-652-1163. Please feel free to come out and join us and remember that God loves you with all His heart, and that’s no joke! Thank you and God bless you.

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