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July 2022 Festivals and Events

July 2022 Festivals and Events

Hot Dog Cookout with the Avalon Lions Club
Saturday July 2, 2022 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Surfside Park, Avalon

The Avalon Lions Club welcomes you to “Dog Beach” – the hot dog kind! Enjoy a cookout for $5/bag at Surfside Park with a Hot Dog, Chips and a Drink.

Avalon Boat Parade
Sunday July 3, 2022 11:00 am
Avalon Yacht Club, Avalon

The boat parade’s theme is patriotic. Participating boats need to arrive no later than 10:45 am for lineup and must follow the Avalon Fire Department Vessel. No registration necessary.

Avalon’s Fourth of July Fireworks
Monday July 4, 2022 8:45 pm
30th Street Beach, Avalon

Celebrate July 4th with a bang!

Ocean City Gardens Civic Associate Bike Parade
Monday, July 4, 2022 10:00 am
Longport Bridge Parking Lot

This annual Bike Parade is sponsored by the Gardens Civic Association Registration begins at 9:00 am and the parade begins at 10:00 am

South Ocean City Improvement Association Bike Parade
Monday, July 4, 2022, 10:00 am
40th and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City

This annual bike parade is sponsored by the South Ocean City Improvement Association. Registration begins at 9:00 am at 40th & Asbury Ave and the parade begins at 10:00 am.

Ocean City’s Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2022 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music Pier Beach, Ocean City.

A kite flying competition begins at 7:00 pm, followed by entertainment on the beach next to the Music Pier. A spectacular boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening at 9:00 pm.

All Americana Family Fun Night
Monday, July 4, 2022, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle

This festival features a night of patriotic family fun, followed by fireworks on the beach.

Sea Isle City Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2022 9:00pm to 9:15pm
50th Street Beach, Sea Isle City

Sea Isle’s Independence Day Fireworks Show will take place at 9:00 p.m., launched from an ocean barge near the 50th Street beach.

Independence Day Family Parade
Monday, July 4, 2022 9:00 am
Check-in is at 9th and Atlantic Avenues, North Wildwood

Registration for this parade takes place from 8:15 am – 8:45 am. The parade begins at 9:00 am at 9th and Atlantic Avenues in North Wildwood and proceeds north to 1st and Surf Avenues. No rain date. Prizes awarded for the best decorated bikes wagons, strollers, scooters and low speed vehicles in red, white and blue theme.

Patriotic Pooch Parade
Monday, July 4, 2022 9:00 am
Check-in is at Bill Henfey Park, North Wildwood

Check in for Pooch Parade at Bill Henfey Park from 8:00 am until 8:45 am. The Pooch Parade will join up with the Family parade at 8th & Atlantic Avenues and will proceed north to 1st & Surf Avenues. No rain date. Pooches can be registered the day of the parade. All ages are welcome to participate in the parade

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
Monday, July 4, 2022 10:00 pm
Wildwood Boardwalk

Celebrate Independence Day on the Wildwoods Boardwalk with a July th Fireworks Spectacular. This special fireworks show is synchronized to patriotic music playing over the Wildwoods Boardwalk sound system. Launched from Pine Avenue & the Beach, the fireworks are visible from anywhere on the Boardwalk.

Family Fun Mini Golf Tournament
Thursday July 7, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
GoFish Mini Golf, 2438 Dune Drive, Avalon

Enjoy a round of miniature gold with friends or family, while benefitting the Avalon Historical Society! All ages and skill levels are welcome for a fun evening supporting a great cause.

Sand Sculpting Contest
July 7, 2022 Begins at 9:00 am; Judging at 11:00 am
6th Street Beach, Ocean City

Open to kids, teens, adults and families! Registration is free.

Maryanne Pastry’s Cornhole for Cancer
Friday, July 8, 2022 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City

Maryanne Pastry Shoppe is hosting this fundraising tournament for the organization, For Pete’s Sake, in memory of their late family member, Peter R. Bossow, Jr., a SIC lifeguard. This tournament is a Round Robin format that guarantees every team will play four games.  The bracket is then ranked after the round robin by record and points, and a single elimination playoff bracket is made with the top eight teams. Both team members MUST be registered at the same time with a team name at time of registration, to be received by noon on July 6th. Can’t make the tournament? Make a donation to the For Pete’s Sake organization in honor or memory of a loved one.

Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
Friday, July 8, 2022 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
beach at Heather Road in Wildwood Crest

Grab your buckets and shovels and get ready to create works of art in the sand! This amateur and semi-pro sand sculpting contest is hosted by professional world-renowned sand sculptor Matt Long, a former cast member of the Travel Channel’s SandMasters, and “Can You Dig It!” Sand Tools. Free to all participants and spectators. Fun activities featured at this year’s festival include live music, beach games, and family entertainment.  Sculptures will be judged on creativity, execution, composition and overall presentation, and prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each division. Rain or shine.

NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
Friday July 8, 2022 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm; Saturday July 9, 2022 10:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday July 10, 2022 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood

Experience the BEST in Barbeque and Blues at this exciting three-day festival featuring live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on the main stage.

Avalon Flip Flop Walk
Saturday July 9, 2022 8:00 am
Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Avenue

The Parkinson Council along with the Storbeck family announces that after a 2-year hiatus, the Flip Flop Walk is back! Enjoy a 2-mile walk, followed by sweet treats and beach-themed raffle options.

Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Saturday July 9, 2022 9:00 am
Bill Henfey Park, 8th & Central Avenues, North Wildwood

Sidewalk chalk drawing competition begins at 9 a.m. Judging takes place at 10:45 a.m. and awards presentation at 11:00 a.m. You can register the day of the event. Winners will be announced on Facebook.

Cape May Promenade Arts and Craft Show
Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10, 2022 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cape May Promenade

The Promenade Arts and Craft Show offers something for everyone!

Crest Food Trucks Night
Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest

Check out the Crest Food Truck Night on July 10, 2022! Join us for award-winning food trucks and live entertainment.

Philadelphia Flyers Community Caravan
Monday, July 11, 2022 4:00 pm
Dealy Field, Sea Isle

The 2022 Community Caravan will once again operate as a traveling pep rally featuring Flyers Alumni, the Flyers Ice Team and Gritty. Fans attending this summer’s Caravan events will also have the chance to get their hands on a lineup of exclusive Flyers themed giveaways.

Fashion Show
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City

Calling all Fashionistas! Excursion Park will transform into a runway on July 12, 7-9pm to showcase the styles from Sea Isle City businesses. The show will highlight some of the season’s best looks that are available in store.

Full Moon Yoga
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – 8:00pm to 9:00pm
5th Street Beach, Sea Isle

Come celebrate the full moon with beach yoga. Advanced registration is required at

Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
July 14, 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.

New Jersey Jeep Beach Invasion
Friday July 15 – Sunday July 17, 2022
Wildwood Beach

The Summer Wildwood event Jeep Invasion is the largest gathering of Jeeps in the Northeast with 2500 Jeeps in attendance, and over 100 of the industries top vendors. The entire event takes place on the beach. All Jeeps, and vendors are parked on the beach for this three day event, there is even a beach obstacle course run by Rausch Creek Off Road Park. The event is family friendly and has become a yearly vacation for many of our participants and vendors! All Jeeps must be pre-registered to park on the beach, there is no day of registration, however spectator admission is free.

Boogie Board Races
Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:00 am
15th Avenue and the beach in North Wildwood

Annual wave riding competition. Registration begins at 9:00 am, contest begins at 10:00 am. Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Longest and Best Overall Ride in different age categories. Must bring your own boogie board.

Sun and Sand Police & Fire Survivors 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Saturday July 16, 2022 8:00 am
Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge, 1st & Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood

Fundraising 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk benefits the survivors of police/fire who died in the line of duty. ALL ARE WELCOME! Start time is 8:00 a.m. at the. Registration is $30 for the 5K and $25 for the 1 Mile Walk. Register online. The first 300 participants receive t-shirts and awards will be presented to winners.

Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway
Saturday July 16, 2022 7:00 pm
Avalon Free Public Library

Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway, a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. The show recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde.

Wildwood Beach Patrol & 21 Down Day at the Beach
Sunday July 18, 2022 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lincoln Avenue at the Beach, Wildwood

Wildwood Beach Patrol proudly hosts the Annual Beach Day with 21 Down.The central meeting area will be at Lincoln Avenue and the beach in front of Wildwood Beach Patrol Headquarters, at the 20-foot guard tower dubbed “Tower X.” 21 Down is a non-profit, Down Syndrome awareness group serving families, educators and healthcare professionals of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. The Beach Day incorporates safe, guarded ocean play time for the children and families of 21 Down, as well as opportunities for interaction and educational opportunities with seasoned lifeguards as they discuss beach safety with attendees. Short breaks for lifeguard style relay races, lunch, cold beverages and ice cream are also provided as beach safety is reinforced. The Wildwood Beach Patrol, with the support of local community businesses, strives to create great Wildwood memories for these children and their families with the Beach Day event.

Carnival By the Sea
Friday, July 22, 2022 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City

Come one come all! Come have a ball! Come check out the inaugural Carnival By The Sea. Enjoy a live Magic Act on stage with Chazz Barber, try your hand at some Carnival games, bounce in the Bounce House, get pictures with characters and so much more!

Sandy Sprint Sea Isle City 5k and Family Walk
Saturday, July 23, 2022 – 8:30am to 10:30am
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City

The Sandy Sprint is hosted by the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation in an effort to spread the word about our mission and raise funds to advance research

Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival
Saturday July 23, 2022 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May

This summer festival features hard shell crabs, craft beers, food trucks and vendors, crafters, family entertainment and back-to-back music on the outdoor stage.  Admission is free. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the shade near the outdoor stage. Well-behaved pets welcome!

Wildwood’s Christmas in July Golf & Cart Parade
July 23, 2022 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue, Wildwood

Enjoy this inaugural Christmas in July Golf Cart parade, then head over to Fox Park to get a jump on your holiday shopping. Craft and food vendors will be set up until 6:00 pm. Registration is free.

North Wildwood Christmas in July with Santa Claus
Saturday July 23, 2022 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
North Wildwood Beach

The lifeguards of the North Wildwood Beach Patrol will host a visit from Santa Claus along the North Wildwood Beach. He will make stops along the way for family photos and will have live holiday music and candy canes for all. Everyone is encouraged to decorate their beach space and wear festive holiday attire to welcome Santa.

Wildwood Crest Christmas in July Festival & Boat Parade
Saturday July 23, 2022 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunset Lake along New Jersey Avenue from Stanton to Miami avenues

The Borough of Wildwood Crest will host the 4th Annual Christmas in July Festival. Celebrate the Christmas season in the summertime with this family-oriented festival along Sunset lake. Live music with Jamison Celtic Rock (holiday-themed songs along with pop, rock and Irish), food, children and family activities. FREE photos with Santa! The festival will end with a boat parade in Sunset Lake. The event will also include a house-decorating contest for bayfront homes in the Sunset Lake area, with prizes going to the winners. Those interested in registering a boat or kayak for the parade or in participating in the house-decorating contest should email Maria at Registration for both the boat parade and the house-decorating contest is free. Prizes will be awarded to all participants in the boat parade, with grand prizes to the best-decorated boats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Prizes will also be awarded to the winners of the house-decorating contest.

Wetlands Institute Summer Celebration
July 23, 2022 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Icona Avalon, 7849 Dune Drive Avalon

Join us in person at ICONA Avalon for an evening of music, delicious food and drink, and live and silent auctions. Or log in to our silent auction from the comfort of your own home and bid on awesome experiences, original art, fine dining, and more! Either way, you’ll be supporting The Wetlands Institute’s mission and helping ensure that we can continue our critical research, conservation, and education efforts for the next 50 years and beyond. To purchase tickets for Summer Celebration, visit or  text Wetlands2022 to 76278. If you can’t take part in the celebration, you can still support our work by donating to the Institute.

Crest Food Trucks Night
Sunday July 24, 2022 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest

Join us for award-winning food trucks and live entertainment!

Santa Visit in July
Monday, July 25, 2022 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City

Come meet the big man himself dressed in his summer attire! Get a picture and stay and have some fun.

The Wildwoods Loves Waddlers Contest
July 26, 2022 Registration at 9:00 am, Waddle begins at 9:30 am
Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood

A fun event for infants and toddlers (up to 2 years old) to show off their speedy crawling or “waddling” technique on the day before the official Wildwoods Baby Parade. The contest is free. The first 40 entries will receive a sand bucket filled with fun prizes and one winner in each category will receive a special grand prize of passes to Morey’s Piers. Waddlers are encouraged to also participate in the official Wildwoods Baby Parade (a tradition since 1909!) the next day at 6:00 pm.

Wildwoods Baby Parade
July 27, 2022 Registration begins at 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm; lineup at 5:30 pm and parade at 6:00 pm
Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood

A Wildwoods tradition since 1909! Judging occurs while participants are lined up. Line-up begins at 5:30 pm. Parade steps off at 6:00 pm and proceeds 10 blocks north on boardwalk to Cedar Avenue where we will turn left and announce the winners & present awards at the boardwalk extension across from Morey’s Piers Mariners Landing. FREE to register online or in-person the day of (online registration link coming soon). Paid parking at the convention center’s daily rate.

East Lynne Theater Company presents “Who Am I This Time? (Other Conundrums Of Love)”
Wednesday July 27 – Saturday September 3, 2022
Every Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM at 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.

Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
Thursday July 28, 2022 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
North Wildwood Entertainment District

Enjoy some of the best food from the region, gourmet food vendors, high end crafters, live music, art and all of the excitement at this special event in North Wildwood.

Wine Bottle Succulent Workshop at The Reeds
Friday July 29, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor

Learn how to create beautiful wine bottle succulent arrangements in this fun experiential workshop. Information will be shared about best practices for succulent care and maintenance, sun requirements, and watering. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event. Save your spot here:

Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament
Saturday July 30, 2022 9:30 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday July 31, 2022 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
On the beach from Oak Avenue to Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood

It’s the largest beach Frisbee tournament in the world celebrating 30 years in 2022, featuring more than 500 teams from all over the globe! The tournament is a 4-on-4 team competition for players of all skill levels, ages 18 and over. Free to spectators.

Stone Harbor Festival of Lights Boat Parade
Saturday July 30, 2022 8:00 pm
Stone Harbor Yacht Club

The parade will begin at the Yacht Club and travel through the basins of Stone Harbor waterway. The theme this year is “TV Sitcoms”.

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