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June 2023 Festivals and Events

June 2023 Festivals and Events

Cape May Music Festival
May 25 – June 22, 2023
Various times and locations throughout Cape May
Enjoy live music in all genres at this annual festival. Many events are ticketed, see website for details.

Wonder’s Birthday Bash at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier
Thursday, June 1, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City
Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday and 93 years on the boardwalk with fun and games, including fireworks at 9:00 pm.   

Ocean City Flower Show
Friday June 2, 2023 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Saturday June 3, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday June 4, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Music Pier, Ocean City
See beautiful flower arrangements in commercial, amateur and children’s display categories.

Strawberry Festival
Saturday June 3, 2023 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wlbraham Park, West Cape May
Sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association, the Strawberry Festival has become an eagerly anticipated event each spring. The 24th annual event will feature arts, crafts, food, music and more.

Green Fair
Saturday, June 3, 2023 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Excursion Park, Sea Isle City
This annual event celebrates and highlights green living. Included in the event is the Annual Tree Raffle, Trash to Treasure Planting Project and a Girl Scouts Scavenger Hunt. Fresh produce will be available and much more.

Full Moon Beach Yoga
Saturday, June 3, 2023, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5th Street Beach, Sea Isle City
Enjoy a peaceful beach yoga experience as the full moon rises. Pre-registration required, contact for more details.

Full Moon Lighthouse Climb
Saturday June 3, 2023 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Avenue
Follow the light of the full moon on this nighttime climb up the 199 step staircase steps to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse. Enjoy a nighttime view nearly 156 feet above the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. This event is repeated for every full moon throughout spring, summer and fall (upcoming dates are July 2, August 1, August 30, September 29 and October 28)

Cape May Restaurant Week 2023
Sunday June 4 – Sunday June 11, 2023
Various times and locations throughout Cape May
Three courses, one price! Cape May Restaurant Week is back this June with fixed-price dining at Cape May’s best restaurants. Menu pricing begins at $38 per person. The list of participating restaurants and menus will be available closer to the event in June. Reservations strongly recommended where available.

Annual Wine Tasting
Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kix Bar, 120 63rd Street, Sea Isle City
Come join us for this annual wine tasting event.

Peytons Promise 5k Run/2k Walk
Saturday, June 10, 2023 10:00 am – 11:00 am
JFK Blvd & Promenade, Sea Isle City
Dedicated to Peyton Elizabeth Laricks and her courageous fight against CDH. Race Start 5k Run @ 10:00AM / 2k walk will start right after the run start. This year’s family friendly after party will be held at Paddy’s Green, 39th & Landis, Sea Isle City.  The party will include a complimentary buffet for all runners/walkers and the release of VonC Brewing Co’s special Peyton’s Promise pilsner.  All sale proceeds from the Peyton’s Promise pilsner will be donated to the foundation. 

Avalon Garden Club Flower Show
June 10, 2023 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Community Hall, Avalon
Come see the beautiful flowers on display!

String Band Luau Palooza
Saturday June 10, 2023 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Seaport Pier, North Wildwood
The Philadelphia String Band Association will be hosting their 3rd Annual String Band Luau Palooza. The event will run for six hours to raise money to help the Philadelphia String Band Association Bands. The Luau will feature performances by thirteen String Bands. There will also be appearances by local celebrities & personalities. Tickets cost $20 and include food and drink specials.

Wildwoods Restaurant Week
Sunday June 11 – Thursday June 15, 2023
Various times and locations
Wildwoods Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy a prix fixe 4 course dinner plus tax & gratuity at participating restaurants from June 11-15, 2023 and September 10-14, 2023. Visit to see list of participating restaurants.

Friends, Poetry, Tales, & Tea at Historic Cold Spring Village
Monday June 12, 2023 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
The Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village are hosting a fundraiser on behalf of Historic Cold Spring Village. Donation is $20 at the door. Bring a favorite poem to read or a short story to share. Please limit your reading to five minutes. Refreshments will be served.

Promenade Arts and Crafts Show
Saturday June 10 – Sunday June 11, 2023 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cape May Promenade, Cape May
Arts and Crafts Show features handmade items, unique to each vendor!

Barefoot Country Music Festival 2023
Thursday June 15 – Sunday June 18, 2023 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm; opens 1:00 pm Sunday
Wildwood Beach, Wildwood
Four-day fest on the beach in Wildwood, NJ.  Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker + more.

Boardwalk Craft Show

Saturday June 17, 2023 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday June 18, 2023 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue

This event features artisans, handmade craft items, boutique items, gifts & more. It will repeat several times throughout the summer until beginning of September.

Skimmer Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2023 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
JFK Blvd. & Promenade, Sea Isle City
Hosted by Sea Isle City’s Division of Tourism, this annual event includes lots of fun for the family. There will be a Seaside Vendor Craft Market along the oceanfront Promenade, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm, a Food Court, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free amusement rides, face painting, photo booth, and arts and crafts will be available between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Live music and refreshments available too.

Skimmer Antique Auto Show & Parade
Sunday, June 18, 2023 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
On the Promenade North of JFK Blvd, Sea Isle City
This annual antique auto show is part of the fun Skimmer Weekend.

Summer Craft & Collectibles Show
Saturday June 17, 2023
Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May
Enjoy handmade crafts and collectibles at this show which will be repeated in October (8th, 14th and 28th).

Military Timeline Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village
Saturday June 17 – Sunday June 18, 2023
Historic Cold Spring Village
This event will feature encampments, weaponry displays and demonstrations from living history groups that depict various conflicts through the centuries.

Health & Fitness Expo
Saturday June 17, 2023 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Music Pier, Ocean City
Come explore health food and wellness product vendors, various yoga and fitness classes, western line dance and ballroom dance classes, and enjoy a fashion show highlighting the newest styles from local merchants. The event will also feature a Kids Corner. Hosted by the Healthy Living Advisory Council. 

Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday June 17, 2023 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Haven Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets, Ocean City
Come join in a celebration of the African American communities of Ocean City and the surrounding areas. Event will include food, live music, comedy, vendors, youth activities, African dance, drums, storytelling and visual arts. Guest speakers will be Kelly Cornish (mental health, drug addiction) and Michelle Washington Wilson (storyteller in education).

Stone Harbor BeachFit Expo
Saturday June 17 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stone Harbor Recreation Field,8100 Second Avenue
Come learn more about how to be fit at the beach.

Create in the Crest Arts Festival
Saturday June 17, 2023 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest
Come check out artists, entrepreneurs, photographers, musicians and other creators demonstrating, teaching and selling their art. Rain date 6/18.

Stairway to the Stars Lighthouse Climb
Sunday June 18, 2023 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cape May Lighthouse, 215 Lighthouse Avenue
Climb the 199 steps to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse on evenings of the New Moon, when the moon is so dark it blends in with the night sky and is invisible to the naked eye. Stars and constellations are more visible on clear nights during the New Moon.

Fashion Show
Thursday, June 22, 2023 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Breakwaters @ The Dunes, 8600 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ
Calling all Fashionistas! Beachwood at The Dunes will transform into a runway this summer 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. Enjoy a night of fashion, cocktails, and door prizes. (Event is Free with Cash Bar).

Food Truck Weekend
Friday, June 23, 2023 12:00 pm through Saturday, June 24, 2023 8:00 pm
Kix Bar, 120 63rd Street Sea Isle City
This annual event features food trucks, crafters, games, music, and family fun.

9th Annual Sea Isle City STOMPS Cancer
Saturday, June 24, 2023 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
JFK Blvd & Promenade, Sea Isle City
This family-fun event will raise funds to provide Unexpected Amazingness to local Families with cancer. Our goal is to keep everyone active and safe while still celebrating all of our amazing Families. There is also an opportunity to participate in a virtual event between June 17 – June 24, at any location convenient and safe for you.

Tour of Homes and Gardens
June 24, 2023 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Various locations throughout Stone Harbor
The Garden Club of Stone Harbor invites you to a Tour of Homes and Gardens. Tickets  are $40 and are available at: Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Diller & Fisher Realtors, Suncatcher, Shorely Chic, and Nesting.

Antique Auto Show
Saturday, June 24, 2023 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tabernacle grounds, 6th & Asbury Avenues, Ocean City
Over 300 vintage vehicles will be on display.

Live Art Festival
Saturday June 24, 2023 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fox Park, 4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood
Come check out this live arts event where you and your family can enjoy a diverse collection of emerging artists exhibiting and selling their handcrafted works of art, from inspired paintings, decorative ceramics, novel jewelry and more. There will be crafting demonstrations, hands-on family art activities, performing arts, and a beer station. There will also be a variety of gourmet food vendors and specialty food trucks as well. This festival offers something exciting for everyone! This event is free to attend.

33nd Annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Show at Historic Cold Spring Village
Saturday June 24 – Sunday June 25, 2023 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring fiber arts at the 33rd annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show. The event will be held on both days and will feature the Viewer’s Choice quilt show, speakers, demonstrations, and vendors.

Kristin Chenoweth Performing with the Ocean City POPS
Sunday, June 25, 2023 7:30 pm
Music Pier, Ocean City
Come see Kristin Chenoweth perform with the Ocean City POPS.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Monday, June 26, 2023
Music Pier, Ocean City
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

The Rascals
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:00 pm
Music Pier, Ocean City
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

Sara the Turtle Festival
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Excursion Park, Sea Isle City
The Sara the Turtle Festival will feature a hands-on Wildlife Display (with live animals), as well as Environmental Exhibits by the Wetlands Institutes, the Marine Mammal Stranding Cerner, Sea Isle City’s Environmental Commission, the Beachcomber Guides, and Sea Isle Terrapin Rescue. There will also be a “Diaper Derby” Baby Crawling Contest, face painters, a Bounce House and strolling entertainers. At 8:00 pm, “The Turtlesingers” will delight children with an entertaining and educational musical presentation that will include live turtles.

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