The Shore Blog

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

May 2022

Week of May 2 – 8, 2022

Cape May Music Festival
May 1 – June 30, 2022
Various times and venues throughout Cape May

Come help celebrate 33 years of beautiful music to Cape May, NJ. Spanning eight weeks and 15 musical performances of classical, chamber, jazz, brass band and Americana music, featuring the Bay Atlantic Symphony, the New York Chamber Ensemble, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, the Atlantic Brass Band, Nora Jane Struthers, Paula Johns, and more, including a tribute to George Mesterhazy.

Martin Z. Mollusk Day
Friday, May 6, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
9th Street Beach, Ocean City

Come see the famous hermit crab make his prediction for Summer 2022!

Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales
Saturday, May 7, 2022, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
6th Street – 14th Street on the boardwalk and Asbury Avenue

Come shop special sales on the boardwalk and Asbury Avenue

Modern Muscle Car Invasion
Saturday, May 7, 2022, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ocean City Boardwalk

Modern Muscle Cars will be displayed on the boardwalk between 5th-14th Streets, noon to 5 p.m.

Spring’s Crafts and Collectibles Show
Saturday May 7, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May

Beautifully handcrafted items and collectibles are offered at this event.

Coast Guard Community Festival
Saturday May 7, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Training Center Cape May, 1 Munro Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204

Fun, family-friendly event including demonstrations, entertainment, tours, food and beer garden and vendors.

Garden Club of Stone Harbor Annual Plant and Bake Sale
Saturday, May 7, 2022, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stone Harbor Fire Station, 175 96th Street, Stone Harbor

Help beautify the town as you decorate your home with dazzling flowers in this event hosted by The Garden Club of Stone Harbor. Proceeds from the sale help to provide the beautiful flower boxes and arrangements along 96th Street as well as the planting and maintenance of the Stone Harbor Elementary School Garden of Remembrance, and much more.

Week of May 9 – 15, 2022

Exit 0 Jazz Festival
Friday May 13, 2022 – Sunday May 15, 2022 11:00 am – 6:00 pm each day
Cape May Ferry Terminal
Other performances will be held at various locations and times throughout Cape May

International touring artists perform on 2 outdoor stages on the grounds of the Exit Zero Ferry Park, located at the Cape May Ferry Terminal. Music at Exit Zero Ferry Park runs from 11am-6pm each day. Cape May bars and restaurants will host many genres of music throughout the three-day event.

East Lynne Theater Company presents “Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”
Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 2022, at 8:00 PM
Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May

This play will be performed in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials, just like the Sherlock Holmes’ radio series on NBC that premiered in 1930.

Captain Kidd Pirate Day
Saturday May 14, 2022 10:00 am registration; parade at 11:00 am
26th Street and Boardwalk, Wildwood

Come enjoy the Annual Captain Kidd Pirate Day parade, followed by a treasure hunt at 19th and the beach. All children 12 and under who are registered for the parade can check in between 10:00  – 10:30 am at the 26th street entrance. Costume judging will take place from 10:00 am – 10:45 am. All children 12 and under who just want to receive a treasure chest and participate in the raffle will line up on the boardwalk between 19th & 20th Aves. The parade and event will start promptly at 11:00 am.

Captain Kidd Pirate Bonfire
Saturday, May 14, 2022, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2nd and Surf Avenues, North Wildwood

The Inaugural Captain Kidd Pirate Bonfire is hosted by the North Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1. Adults are $10 and children under 12 are $2.

Week of May 16 – 22, 2022

Wetlands Institute Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival
Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wetlands Institute

Join The Wetlands Institute for the ninth annual festival that celebrates the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season. Proceeds help support the institute’s critical research, conservation, and education programs focused on shorebirds and horseshoe crabs. Visitors will enjoy a weekend full of hands-on activities that are focused on conservation, including shorebird viewings, horseshoe crab workshops, horseshoe crab spawning survey demos and guided walks, back-bay tours and more

Sea Isle Garden Club Flower Sale
Saturday May 21, 2022 – 8:00 am- 4:00 pm; Sunday May 22, 2022, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dealy Field, 6108 Central Avenue, Sea Isle City

Visit the flower sale to stock up on beautiful plants and flowers. Hosted by the Sea Isle Garden Club.

Atlantic Street Movement Car Show
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Morey’s PigDog Beach Bar, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Morey’s Piers is proud to host Atlantic Street Movement and their Get Low series as they visit Wildwood, NJ on May 21, 2022. More than 100 works of automobile art are expected to attend this unique car show event taking place at Morey’s PigDog Beach Bar. In addition, there will be food, drink, DJ entertainment, and car show vendors all right on the sand. Spectator Admission for this unique, one-day event will include a two-day amusement pass to Morey’s Piers. Good for Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, these two-day passes will get you on all the amusement rides Morey’s has to offer. Check out Morey’s Piers website to purchase passes for this unique event.

Week of May 23 – 31, 2022

Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony
Friday, May 27, 2022, time TBA
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

It’s time to get your feet sandy! Come join us to officially start the summer season on the beach next to the Wildwoods Convention Center. A large, ornate key will be used to ‘unlock’ the ocean, along with tourism and city officials, and guest speakers. This event is FREE to attend.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30, 2022
(Friday 12:00 noon – 11:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Monday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
On the beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood, and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center

This annual event begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following include opening of the Kite Sales Tent, Friday night social via the local kite club and the 9:00 pm. illuminated night kite fly. Saturday includes the silent and loud auctions (open to all) and Saturday and Sunday include the flying of large inflatable kites, team flying, as well as family games. Monday features the World lndoor Kite exhibition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center- FREE to spectators.

Wildwood Memorial Day Weekend Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday May 28 – Sunday May 29, 2022 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (4:00 pm on Sunday)
Wildwood Boardwalk

The Boardwalk Craft Show is a must-see for any fan of handmade products. Rain or shine.

Book Bingo
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Avalon Free Public Library
235 32nd Street, Avalon

Kick off the unofficial first weekend of summer with the return of Book Bingo! Kids, join the Avalon Free Public Library for a few rounds of bingo and the chance to win some great books or other prizes.

Family Movie Night – “Missing Link”
Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:00pm (dusk)
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City

Bring your beach chairs or blankets and enjoy this family friendly movie under the stars!

Stone Harbor Opening Beach Ceremony
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beach at Stone Harbor

Turtle Trot 5K & 2-Mile Fun Run
Sunday May 29, 2022, 8:00 am – 930 am
Registration is at 95th Street Beach

Come out of your winter shells and enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend Tradition! Turtle Trot is a fast course through Stone Harbor’s scenic, residential neighborhoods. Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and the top three women to place in the 5k Race. Race day registration and pre-registered runner check-in begins at 6:45 a.m. at the Lifeguard Shack Parking Lot on 95th Street and the beach, with the 5k Race commencing at 8 a.m. and the Fun Walk beginning just five minutes later. A donation from proceeds will be made to The Wetland’s Institute’s Terrapin Conservation Program.

Avalon Memorial Day Parad
Monday, May 30, 2022 9:00 am
32nd and Dune Drive, Avalon

Parade begins at 9:00 am at 32nd and Dune Drive and heads north on Dune to 21st Street.

Stone Harbor Memorial Service for Fallen Heroes
Monday, May 30, 2022 11:00 am
Stone Harbor Firehouse, 175 96th Street, Stone Harbor

American League Memorial Day Parade and Celebration
Monday, May 30, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
96th Street, Stone Harbor 

Sea Isle City’s Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2022, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard & Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Veteran’s Park

North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2022 10:00 am
North Wildwood Veterans Monument, Spruce and New York Avenues, North Wildwood

This Memorial Day service is hosted by the VFW Post 5941. There will also be a service earlier that morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse flagpole where the names of the VFW Post 5941 members who have deceased since last Memorial Day will be read and their service honored.

Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2022 11:00 am
American Legion Post 184, Wildwood

The annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place on the front lawn and will honor our nation’s fallen heroes

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