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All about the South Jersey Shore from Ocean City to Cape May

August 2021

Week of August 1 – 7, 2021

Sea Isle City’s National Night Out
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
JFK Boulevard & the Promenade, Sea Isle

National Night Out is an annual event that takes place across the country on the first Tuesday in August. The purpose of the event is to enhance the relationship between law enforcement and the community it’s sworn to protect and serve. Sea Isle will have family-friendly activities and displays on hand to bring the community together with its first responders.

Ocean City Sand Sculpting Contest
Thursday, August 5, 2021, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
6th Street Beach, Ocean City

Open to kids, teens, adults and families! Registration is free and begins at 9:00 am. Judging takes place by 11:00 am.

Ocean City’s 58th Annual Boardwalk Art Show
Friday August 6, 2021 – Sunday, August 8, 2021 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Ocean City Boardwalk

Leading artists from throughout the East Coast exhibit and sell their work. Traditionally an ideal place to buy fine artwork at reasonable prices.

Spanish Music & Food Festival
Friday, August 6, 2021 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm and Saturday, August 7, 2021 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Fox Park, Wildwood

Enjoy the two-day Spanish Food & Music Festival at the beach, the largest of its kind this year.  

Wildwood Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday August 7, 2021 through Sunday August 8, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue

Craft show is held various weekends throughout the summer, rain or shine, and features all handmade products.

2021 Stone Harbor Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday August 7, 2021 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, August 8, 2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
8100 Stone Harbor Avenue, Stone Harbor

This festival features over 200 artisans from over 12 states who will be on hand to exhibit and sell their artwork.

National Lighthouse Day
Saturday, August 7, 2021 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at the Cape May Lighthouse. Make your own crafts, listen to songs of the sea, meet the lighthouse keepers, shop for nautical merchandise and more. Free admission to the activities, separate admission to climb the lighthouse but kids climb free with a paying adult. Crafts and collectibles show will also be featured.

Week of August 8 – 14, 2021

Sunset Lake Food Truck Festival
Sunday, August 8, 2021 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest from Nashville Avenue to Miami Road

Gather to enjoy award-winning food trucks and a movie showing at the lake (7:00 pm). Get there early to enjoy delicious selections from gourmet food trucks from the tri-state area before you take your beach chairs or blankets down by the lake.

Pamper Scamper
Tuesday, August 10, 2020, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
6th Street Beach, Ocean City

Annual baby crawling race. Registration is free and begins at 8:30am. For babies up to 15 months.

Harlem Globetrotters
Wednesday, August 11 – Saturday, August 14, 2021, 7:00 pm nightly
Wildwoods Convention Center

The Globetrotters bring a one-of-a-kind show that is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans. Plus, you can meet the team on the court before the game with the purchase of “Magic Pass” – a 30-minute pre-show that begins 5:30 pm, prior to the 7:00 pm game. Tickets will be available through, or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office.

Annual Baby Parade
Thursday, August 12, 2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ocean City Boardwalk

One of the oldest baby parades in the country begins on the Boardwalk, 10:30 am. Registration begins July 5, 2021.

Downtown Wildwood Jazzy Friday
Friday, August, 13, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, in Downtown Wildwood

Featuring a free live jazz band, Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra, with wine & beer to purchase. Be sure to bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy live music, drinks & dancing under the stars. Conveniently located in the center of the Island.

Wildwood Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday August 14, 2021 through Sunday August 15, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood

Craft show is held various weekends throughout the summer, rain or shine, and features all handmade products.

Grand Lighthouse Cruise “Delaware Bay Adventure”
Saturday, August 14, 2021 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Miss Chris Marina, 1218 Wilson Drive, Cape May

Visit 7 offshore lighthouses aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher to learn the unique history of each. Cruise includes breakfast and lunch buffets. The cruise departs from the Miss Chris Marina. Parking on site, please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. Approx. 5 hours in duration.

Cape May Craft Beer, Music and Crab Festival
Saturday August 14, 2021 and Sunday, August 15, 2021 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May

This 8th annual festival has been extended to a two-day event, featuring local and regional craft beers and favorite summer foods including steamed crabs, pulled pork, crab cakes, shrimp and hot dogs, as well as food from regional vendors and a crafts and collectibles show.

Week of August 15 – 21, 2021

Beachside Science at Surfside Park
August 18, 2021 6:00 pm
Surfside Park, 30th Street Beach, Avalon

Avalon’s Environmental Commission and The Wetlands Institute sponsor this family-friendly series, “Secrets of the Beach: Creatures Who Share our Barrier Island”. In the event of inclement weather, this event will occur on Thursday. This event repeats on the third Wednesday of every month between May – September.

Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
6th Street Beach, Ocean City

This is the original beauty contest for crustaceans. Families, Kids, Businesses and Organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in this annual contest. The winner receives the Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup and gets to walk down a flowery runway. Registration is free and starts at 5:30 pm and contest begins at 6:00pm. Open to all ages.

Hermit Crab Races
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
6th Street Beach, Ocean City

Watch as some of the fastest crabs in the universe compete in this world-famous race immediately following Miss Crustacean pageant. Registration begins at 5:30 pm.

Wildwood Barefoot Country Music Fest
Thursday, August 19, 2021, through Sunday, August 22, 2021
Beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood between Morey’s Piers

The ALL-NEW Barefoot Country Music Fest promises to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest. This 4-day event will host over 30 of country music’s biggest stars and up-and-comers on multiple stages. Headliners include Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Dan + Shay, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Currington, Jimmie Allen, Jon Pardi, Chris Lane, Lindsay Ell, Ingrid Andress, Carolyn Miller and Lee Brice, with more artists to be announced. For more details, concert line-up or to purchase tickets, visit

Wildwood Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday August 21, 2021 through Sunday August 22, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood

Craft show is held various weekends throughout the summer, rain or shine, and features all handmade products.

Brunch & Bingo at the Beach
Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street, Cape May

Laugh along with your friends as you play bingo, enjoy a fashion show by Lace Silhouettes/Cotton Company and compete for prizes. Admission includes a delicious brunch at the Inn of Cape May.

Week of August 22 – 28, 2021

Full Moon Flow Yoga and Sound Healing
August 22, 2021, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beach at Burk Avenue, Wildwood

Honor the energy and fullness of the moon as the sun is setting during August’s full moonrise over the ocean. $10. Bring 2 beach towels and/or a towel and a blanket.

Full Moon Lighthouse Climb
Sunday, August 22, 2021 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park

Let the light of the full moon guide you up the 199 stairs to the starry top of the Cape May Lighthouse, located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. You can purchase tickets from the Keeper at the Lighthouse the night of the event.

Museum Gala at The Reeds at Shelter Haven
August 25, 2021 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor

The Fourth Annual “Tour Through Time” Fundraiser for the Stone Harbor Museum will raise funds to support the mission of further development of the museum’s historical archives and educational activities, the preservation of local artifacts, and maintenance of the Museum.

Sea Isle Food Truck Weekend
Friday, August 27, 2021 – 12:00pm to Saturday, August 28, 2021 – 8:00pm
Kix McNutley’s, 6400 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle

This two-day festival will feature award-winning food trucks from across serving different styles of cuisines.  The event will also feature crafters, live music, family entertainment, great drinks and more. Rain or Shine.

Wildwood Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
Friday August 27, 2021, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday August 28, 2021 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday August 29, 2021 10:00 am – 5:00
Wildwood Convention Center

Collectibles, memorabilia and guest star appearances This show features over 100 tables of the hottest collectibles, Sports cards, old & new, toys, comic books and much more. Guest star appearances and special autograph guests. Free admission.

Downtown Wildwood “Sip, Shop & Stroll” Art Show, Wine & Music
Friday, August 27, 2021, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Downtown Wildwood

Come to downtown Wildwood on the 4th Friday of the month this summer for craft, art & wine vendors, live acoustic music and a relaxing evening outdoors in Byrne Plaza from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Conveniently located in the center of the island with plenty of free parking for cars and bikes!

‘Tri the Wildwoods’ Triathlon, 5K & Kids Race
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 8:00 am (Triathalon); 9:00 am (Kid’s race)

A Jersey Shore Triathlon at its finest! This must-do triathalon is known for its challenging course and possibly the best after party in the state of New Jersey.

Sea Isle City Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, August 28, 2021 to Sunday, August 29, 2020
Island wide

Enjoy special shopping discounts as you browse through the island’s many shops and boutiques.

Seafarers’ Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village
Saturday, August 28, 2021 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
720 Route 9 South, Cape May

This event will feature pirates, music, and family fun. The Village buildings will be open, featuring historically clothed interpreters who will demonstrate the trades, crafts, and lifestyles of Early America.

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