The Shore Blog

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

August 2022 Festivals and Events

August 2022 Festivals and Events

National Night Out (Avalon)
Tuesday August 2, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
29th Street and Avalon Avenue Parking lot

Come out and learn all about this annual event featuring law enforcement and other first responders. Fun for the whole family.

National Night Out (Sea Isle)
Tuesday August 2, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue

Please join the Sea Isle City First Responders for a night of interaction, food and fun activities, where you will get to meet and speak one with the brave men and women who work in various Sea Isle City First Responder roles.  We are excited to host this very worthy event and look forward to meeting with all of the People we serve.  Please bring your whole family out and enjoy some time with us.

National Night Out (North Wildwood)
Tuesday August 2, 2022 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bill Henfey Park, 8th & Central Avenues in North Wildwood

This yearly event offers an ideal opportunity to build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships in a continuing effort to build a better City and safer America. City departments will set up displays around the block, representing police, fire, public works, beach patrol and recreation. Enjoy a FREE barbeque, games, various activities for children, hourly giveaways, and more. A movie will begin at dusk. Sponsored by the City of North Wildwood Police Department.

National Night Out (Wildwood Crest)
Tuesday August 2, 2022 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Centennial Park, fern Road and Ocean Avenue

The Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department will host a fun-filled evening of free activities for the entire family as part of the National Night Out campaign. Festivities will include DJ entertainment, food, games, prizes, giveaways and more for the entire family. Moon bounces, a face painter and a dunk tank will be included in the fun. Representatives from the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Corps, Beach Patrol and Recreation Department, as well as a handful of Cape May County agencies, will all partake in the event. Emergency vehicles from a variety of departments from both Wildwood Crest and Cape May County will line the Centennial Park area.

East Lynne Theater Company presents “Who Am I This Time? (Other Conundrums Of Love)”
Wednesday July 27 – Saturday September 3, 2022 8:00 pm
The Cape May Presbyterian Church

This comedy consists of three tales, the first of which is called “Long Walk to Forever” about a soldier who goes AWOL so he can hitchhike home to talk his childhood sweetheart out of marrying the wrong man.  In the next tale, “Who Am I This Time?,” a new woman in town falls in love with the man she’s performing with in the community theater production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”  The last of the trio, “Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son,” centers on a successful writer who realizes that being married to a film star can be difficult.

The 21st Annual Art of Surfing
Thursday August 4, 2022 – Saturday August 6, 2022
Ocean City Music Pier and boardwalk

This event features original art from surfing’s biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists from across the country.

59th Annual Boardwalk Art Show
Friday August 5 and Saturday August 6 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday August 7 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ocean City Boardwalk

Leading artists from throughout the East Coast exhibit and sell their work.

Back to School Warehouse Clothing Sale
August 4 – 14, 2022 9:00 am – 9:00 pm daily (sale closes at 5:00 pm on August 14)
Wildwoods Convention Center

Save up to 80% on tees, hoodies, jeans, shorts, swimwear, footwear, pants, sweaters, dresses, skirts, outerwear, accessories and so much more! Free admission, all major credit cards accepted and all sales are final.

Santa’s Fish Fry and Beer Garden
August 6, 2022 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Backyard Park, 732 Broadway, West Cape May

This event raises funds for the Cape May Community Christmas Parade. Come join fellow parade supporters in enjoying a delicious Fish Fry and refreshing Beer Garden, while listening to live music from favorite local musicians. This event is family friendly.

Hands-on History at Historic Cold Spring Village
August 6, 2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Historic Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Road

Two days of family-friendly, interactive and educational fun are planned for Historic Cold Spring Village’s “Hands-on History”. 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 churning butter. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat!

National Lighthouse Day
Sunday August 7, 2022 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 111 North Central Avenue, North Wildwood

You are invited to join us in celebrating National Lighthouse Day on Saturday, August 7th. This day will mark the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the 1789 Lighthouse Act. The ceremony includes a formal patriotic ceremony honoring our lighthouse and Coast Guard heritage at 10:00 am. Special guest speakers will include U. S. Coast Guard representatives, Mayor Patrick Rosenello and local historians. The New Jersey Lighthouse Society will provide games and surprises for all children. Admission is free and donations are accepted. 

Ocean City’s Pamper Scamper
Tuesday August 9, 2022 8:30 am
6th Street Beach, Ocean City

Annual baby crawling race. Registration is free and begins at 8:30 am and contest begins at 9:00 am. For babies up to 15 months.

Ocean City’s Baby Parade
Thursday August 11, 2022 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Ocean City Boardwalk

One of the oldest baby parades in the country. Registration begins June 2022. For more information, visit

Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
Thursday August 11, 2022 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
North Wildwood Entertainment District

Enjoy some of the best food from the region and everything North Wildwood has to offer! The event will feature award-winning food trucks, gourmet food vendors, high end crafters, live music, art and all of the excitement of the North Wildwood Entertainment District.

Full Moon Lighthouse Climb
Thursday August 11, 2022 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cape May Lighthouse

Climb the lighthouse under a full moon! Tickets required; see Cape May MAC for more details.

Full Moon Yoga
Thursday August 11, 2022 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
5th Street Beach, Sea Isle City

Enjoy yoga on the beach under a full moon.

Capestock 3 Days of Peace & Music on the Beach
Friday August 12, 2022 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Saturday August 13 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Sunday August 14 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Convention Hall, Cape May

3 Days of Peace & Music on the Beach in Cape May. Friday’s lineup includes: Jingo (Santana), Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) and Hotlanta – The Allman Brothers Experience. Saturday’s lineup features Kiss the Sky (Jimi Hendrix), Reverend Jefferson (Jefferson Airplane), Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Dead Reckoning (Grateful Dead). Sunday’s lineup includes: Just Like Janis (Janis Joplin), Wooden Ships (Crosby, Stills & Nash), Who’s Next (The Who) andThe Machine (Pink Floyd). Peace, love and music for all!

Spanish Music & Food Festival
Friday August 12 – Saturday August 13, 2022
On the beach in Wildwood between West Spencer and West Spicer Avenues, Wildwood

The 2nd Annual Spanish Food & Music Festival on the Wildwood beach will be the largest Spanish music Festival this summer! Musical entertainment on Saturday features Jerry Rivera (Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award Nominee), La India (Latin Grammy Award Winner), Grupo Mania (Latin Grammy Award Nominee), and Judy Torres. The main concert will take place on Saturday on the beach between Mariners Pier and Adventure Pier.

Wildwood Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday August 13, 2022 9:00 am – 5:00pm; Sunday August 14, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wildwood Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue

This event features all handmade products and is rain or shine .

48th Annual North Wildwood Flea Market
Sunday August 14, 2022 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
JFK Boulevard from 2nd to 13th Avenues, North Wildwood

Come shop a variety of vendors at this annual flea market event.

Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Contest
Wednesday August 17, 2022 5:30 pm
6th Street Beach, Ocean City

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 open to all ages.

Hermit Crab Races
Wednesday August 17, 2022 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 Beauty Contest.

Cape May Promenade Arts and Craft Show
Friday August 20 – Saturday August 21, 2022 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cape May Promenade

Come to the Promenade Arts and Craft Show, we are sure you will find what you’re looking for.

Tour Through Time Fundraiser
August 24, 2022 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor

The Reeds will be hosting the Fifth Annual Tour Through Time Fundraiser to raise funds to support the mission of further development of Stone Harbor Museum’s historical archives and educational activities. There will be live entertainment, an open bar, passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres and much more. Call 609.796.7022 to purchase your tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Stone Harbor Museum.

Sea Isle City Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, August 27, 2022 – 12:00am to Sunday, August 28, 2022 – 11:45pm
Participating Businesses Town-wide

As the beach season winds down, savvy shoppers can take advantage of end-of-summer discounts on apparel, accessories, and home décor during the Sea Isle City Sidewalk Sale on Aug. 27 and 28. The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization invites you to shop, dine, explore and more as you treat yourself to some retail therapy.

Seafarers’ Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village
August 27, 2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Historic Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Road

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.

%d bloggers like this: